Venues Kilver Court
Kilver Court
  • Idyllic wedding ceremony and reception venue
  • In the heart of Somerset
  • Choice of three locations for civil ceremonys
  • Beautiful 100-year old gardens with a lakeside setting
  • Intimate ceremonies in the Dovecot
  • Amazing and unusual photographic opportunities

Kilver Court's beautiful gardens and impressive viaduct have earned it a reputation as one of the top wedding venues in the county. Located on the Mendips, this charming blend of elegant rooms and gardens is a perfect venue for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies and receptions for up to 100 guests.

Kilver Court offers a choice of three fabulous locations, all licensed for civil wedding ceremonies.


In the Kilver Court gardens, rolling hills and lush green fields meet the majesty of a 50ft viaduct which magically frames the beautiful, landscaped gardens and millpond. The gardens include a beautiful award-winning rockery garden, ornamental millpond and flourishing beds filled with colour and fragrance.


Depending on the size and style of your wedding, Kilver Court can offer a choice of three different ceremony and reception venues, each unique.

The Dovecot - Hidden away in the gardens, the magical little Dovecot is the perfect venue for intimate, outdoor wedding ceremonies, with room for six guests inside, and a further 50 on the lakeside lawn; a fairy tale setting. The Dovecot can be filled with flowers and candles, making it the perfect romantic hideaway with views across the lake to the gardens.

The Director's Suite - Offering breathtaking panoramic views over the garden, this beautiful first-floor room still has its original wood flooring and panelled walls, and can seat up to 60 guests.

Jardines Ballrooms - A beautiful room for ceremonies or receptions, Jardines Ballroom can easily be decorated to any taste. It boasts original parquet flooring, picturesque views and original arched windows and French windows opening out onto the gardens beyond.


Kilver Court recognises that every budget varies and offer a range of menu options, from a traditional three course feast, to a more informal hog roast, or hot or cold fork buffet. The focus is on creating delicious, seasonal menus, which are sourced locally and are of the best quality.

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Kilver Court
Kilver Street
Shepton Mallet


  • Mr & Mrs Hayman

    We chose to have our wedding at Kilver Court as it is a stone's throw from where we live and is in my home town that I have grown up in all my life. From the very first meeting, the staff have been very attentive and helpful with our needs. We only chose to have our civil service here, as we had found another location for our wedding breakfast and reception.

    However, we chose an intimate ceremony at the Dovecot, with only 18 guest. It was perfect! The sun shone and the Dovecot itself was beautifully, but simply decorated with fresh ivy and candles, with the added extra of some little fairy lights that I had sourced.

    The staff had also put lanterns up on the bridge that leads to the Dovecot and this is where one of our favourite wedding shots of the day has come from; as we had our confetti throw here and it looks simply beautiful. Free tea and coffee was offered to our guests as they arrived and they had an hour to browse the beautiful gardens before the ceremony took place.

    After the ceremony had taken place, we were then offered drinks and canapés in the gardens, whilst photos were taken and we had the run of the gardens for a further hour and a half. On the day both Antonia and Elliott were on hand for all of our requirements and needs and we did not have to ask for anything.

    The day ran smoothly because it was so carefully executed and the communication was maintained throughout the whole preparation process. I will highly recommend your venue to couples who are looking and can honestly say that we could not of wished for any more from our very special day.

  • Beth & Jono

    Thank you to yourself and the team for all your amazing hard work on our wedding day. We had a fantastic time and can’t wait to see all the pictures now. The staff worked so hard on the day, especially when it came to clearing things up or moving things out of the way, which became a little more pressured when we ran over time slightly!

  • Claire Dudden

    The sun shone, the Dovecot looked absolutely beautiful and from our perspective, the whole day went so smoothly, it was completely stress free and thoroughly enjoyable.

    Just to say many thanks to you and your team absolutely first class, everything ran as smoothly as we could of hoped for, a lovely time was had by all. Many guests commented on how good the food and service was.

  • Steve and Lucy Russell

    Thankyou so much for making our wedding day a day to remember. We had such a wonderful day at Kilver Court and all our family and friends have said it was such a beautiful venues. Thankyou for all of your help and assistance leading up to and on the big day.

    Love Steve and Lucy Russell

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