The manor house epitomises the romantic vision of a grand wedding. As a vibrant city rich in history, Bristol offers a plethora of these wedding venue options.
Neighbouring the Cotswolds and the beautiful World Heritage Site of Bath, it’s unsurprising that Bristol offers some fabulous manor house wedding venues, jam-packed with history and enjoying views of the rolling countryside.
Whether you are dreaming of a stately affair in a chandelier-lit Great Hall or a more intimate gathering in a cosy wood-panelled library, you’re guaranteed to find a venue to complement you.
So, we’ve done some of the hard work for you! Below is a handy list of some of our all-time favourite country house and stately home venues in Bristol.
There’s something for those seeking to escape the crowds, and those after a hidden gem in the heart of Bristol. You’re sure to find your fairy-tale manor house wedding venue among this bunch…
The Manor at Old Down Estate
Firstly, this exclusively yours manor house is nestled amongst 66 acres of manicured gardens and parkland in north Bristol.
The Manor provides the perfect backdrop to your stately wedding. They offer a wide range of function rooms such as The Orangery, The Grand Hall and The Gardens, to name just a few.
Glide down the sweeping Bath Stone staircase as you make your grand entrance and marvel at the crystal chandeliers adorning the ceilings.
Catering for up to 200 evening reception guests, this majestic venue can accommodate lavish celebrations. Planning a more intimate affair? The charming Piano Room has picturesque views of the gardens, providing an atmosphere of both tranquillity and luxury.
The in-house team of dedicated chefs offer the very finest catering options. Above all, they source ingredients that are local, seasonal and – where possible – organically grown or raised on the estate. Your first meal as newlyweds is sure to be delicious.
Kings Weston House
Ten minutes from Bristol city centre, this Grade I-listing building is steeped in history for the most regal celebrations.
Lovingly restored, Kings Weston House offers 18th century features combined with modern comforts. It was originally designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, who also designed Blenheim Palace.
This venue enables your wildest fairy tale dreams to come true. The Portrait Gallery is a space like no other with blue walls and a striking pink ceiling.
On the other hand, say “I do” under the golden chandelier in The Oak Room. Perfect for more intimate ceremonies of up to 50 guests, this space features beautifully intricate wallpaper and ornate detailing.
Always dreamt of saying your vows in the great outdoors? The Secret Garden offers a beautiful pagoda which makes for an excellent ceremony or reception drinks space.
Built in the 1890s, this noble country house is still as enchanting as ever. The Victorian Gothic façade, rich in history, is nestled in 18 acres of gardens, with views reaching out towards Wales.
This is a venue where quality is unconditional. Berwick Lodge is licensed for civil ceremonies and the team can comfortably coordinate your entire day.
Privately owned by Sarah and Fevzi, this husband and wife team designed the unique interiors throughout the manor. They merged British culture with Turkish through beautiful fabrics and furniture.
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Offering an award-winning restaurant you can enjoy the delicious flavour combinations your wedding feast has to offer. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere under glittering chandeliers and flickering candlelight and celebrate your wedding day with great food, friends and family.
Furthermore, are you looking to make an entrance? This striking venue even boasts its own helipad for those who have your own or have hired a helicopter for the big day.
The Manor House
Just a stone’s throw away in the charming village of Castle Combe in the Cotswolds, this 14th century country house is a quintessentially English venue. Situated in a magnificent 365 acres of countryside, this manor is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
This noble house is full of magical nooks and crannies for you to discover, such as open fireplaces and cosy lounges. Say “I do” in one of the magnificent suites or outdoors in the beautiful Victorian-style pavilion surrounded by 250 guests. It’s the perfect space on a balmy summer’s day. Expect nothing less than five star service from this idyllic venue and its award-winning catering team.
For the avid golfers amongst you, this country house venue also offers an award-winning golf course. This is the perfect opportunity for your wedding party to relax and enjoy a few holes before or after celebrations.
Situated in North Somerset a little way south of the centre of Bristol, Coombe Lodge provides a tranquil oasis. As a result, it’s the perfect backdrop for stately wedding celebrations.
The 15 acres of landscaped gardens are home to primroses, daffodils and bluebells in the spring. This makes for an excellent splash of colour in those all-important wedding photos.
Available for exclusive use, this manor house offers ultimate seclusion with its beautiful gardens and views across Chew Valley, enabling you to truly relax and revel in your wedding celebrations.
The manor itself has numerous majestic features such as glittering chandeliers, ornate wood panelled rooms and open fires. Enjoy the light and airy Music Room with its impressive grand piano, the perfect space for decedent reception drinks.
If you’re not already sold, this impressive venue also offers twelve bedrooms exclusively for your loved ones. Luxuriously furnished and designed to retain their original features, the on-site accommodation will sweep your guests off their feet.
Situated near the World Heritage Site of Bath, this splendid manor house venue nestles in 10 acres of gardens and parkland. Dating back to the 13th century, it provides the perfect blend of history and contemporary comforts with their luxurious spa and elegant furnishings.
Brides and grooms are spoilt for choice with the range of function suites available. All of the rooms are beautifully decorated with country house charm and fabulous boutique style.
The team can cater for weddings of all shapes and sizes. If a grand yet light room with high ceilings and sweeping views of the gardens and countryside is the one for you, The Highgrove room fits the bill.
Looking for a more boutique, contemporary feel? The Jacob is a cosy room featuring French doors that lead out to the award-winning gardens. This makes for an ideal intimate ceremony space.
The on-site spa offers luxurious treatments and the facilities epitomise relaxation. So, kick back and enjoy what the spa has to offer before ambling through the gardens and unwinding before the big day.
Retreat to the 240 acres of magnificent parkland that this Jacobean manor house wedding venue has to offer.
Providing luxury cottage-style accommodation with 42 bedrooms, you can turn your wedding day into a weekend-long celebration.
Explore the charming carriages dating back to 1856 as well as the stables that, legend has it, inspired the infamous novel Black Beauty written by Anna Sewell, who was also a frequent guest.
The most popular function room, The Manor Suite boasts views over the beautiful green and contains its own bar and dance floor. It is the ideal spot for up to 200 guests to enjoy the reception celebrations.
With ceremony suites comfortably accommodating between 10 and 130 guests, this country house venue can cater for your intimate gathering or larger affair.
The Mansion House Bristol
The official residence of the Lord Mayor of Bristol, this hidden gem is located right in the heart of affluent Clifton, in Bristol’s city centre.
This venue encapsulates the grandeur of the Victorian era. Offering a romantic backdrop for your wedding celebrations it features an enchanting rose garden and beautiful gazebo.
Inside, the house exudes luxury combined with history due to intricate detailing on the ceilings and ornate fireplaces along with classic drapes and soft furnishings.
Accommodating up to 100 guests this prestigious venue is a versatile space for any size wedding celebration. There are facilities to host a civil ceremony in one of the elegant Victorian suites or outside in the gardens.
Parsnip Mash at The Mansion House offer decades of experience and knowledge to create a menu that is seasonal, sustainable, locally sourced. They promise to reflect your individual tastes and preferences ensuring your first meal as newlyweds won’t disappoint!
If you’re searching for a traditional country house wedding venue but not looking to break the bank, we’ve found the one for you.
With parts of this independently owned manor dating back to the 17th century and the house itself sitting among 7 acres of picturesque grounds, this venue ticks all the boxes. It has recently undergone a renovation so the manor now features contemporary styles but retains its historic air.
Licensed for civil ceremonies, couples can say their vows in either the ceremony room or the gazebo in the gardens. Follow with a delicious wedding breakfast for up to 150 guests and continuing on to reception celebrations.
If planning the little details that make up a wedding fills you with dread, don’t panic because the dedicated team of wedding coordinators can assist with everything from menu planning to venue set up.
Furthermore, couples can jet off on their honeymoon with ease, continuing the celebrations straight away as the venue is less than two miles from Bristol airport.
Finally, from majestic Grand Halls to romantic Rose Gardens, manor house wedding venues in and around Bristol are diverse. Each venue offers something slightly different from the next. A beautiful part of the country that is rich in history, you can feel sure that whichever stately wedding venue you choose will be characterful and full of charm. Hopefully, one of these beautiful venues takes your fancy! For lots more inspiration and excellent wedding venue choices take a look at our Bristol wedding venues page.