Location: Bath
Venues Monkton Combe School
Monkton Combe School
  • Maximum reception capacity – 170 guests
  • Two grand and spacious rooms available for your reception
  • Sumptuous and quintessentially English school set in the idyllic Midford Valley
  • In-house wedding coordinator at all stages of planning, including on the day itself
  • All white linen included
  • Pre-wedding day reception decoration
  • Marquee weddings also available, taking full advantage of the fantastic countryside

As a wedding venue, Monkton Combe's principal selling point must lie in its flexibility. Couples with all budgets have held their celebrations here, from the very simplest of buffets to the grandest and most exquisite banquets. Nevertheless, many might well dispute the previous claim in favour of the school's outstanding natural surroundings.

With the nearby Dundas Aqueduct, acres of pristine woodland, and its prime position just a couple of miles south of Bath, set within the utterly stunning Midford Valley, this wedding venue boasts an enviable position within the South West.Monkton Combe School also boasts a fantastic in-house wedding coordinator who will be able to offer you invaluable assistance through every step of your wedding planning journey.

We strongly suggest that you get in touch with Trude to arrange a complimentary consultation about hosting your wedding reception at Monkton Combe. Just click on the 'Email this business' button above, or reveal the telephone number and give her a call.


Monkton Combe is an independent boarding and day school which also hosts private social events and functions as a fantastic reception-only wedding venue.

The school comprises three separate sites, all within the Midford Valley, dating as far back as the 18th century. The most recent of these is the Pre-Prep School, located in a copse on the valley hillside (1929), the second is the Prep School, set within the centre of the village itself. The earliest building, which houses the Senior School, is where most of Monkton Combe's wedding reception celebrations take place.


Monkton Combe School offers a whole range of facilities for the discerning bride and groom. First, let's take a quick look at Monkton Combe’s gorgeous Senior School.

Hire of the building's large, spectacular and airy Dining Room includes free access to and use of the external terrace and patio.

Reception Capacity - 170 Guests

The Old Hall is a smaller, more intimate space located in close proximity to the Dining Room. However, if you hire the Dining Room, then the Old Hall will be available to you and your guests free of charge too!

Reception Capacity - 65 Guests


If you wish to make the most of these serene surroundings, then you are more than welcome to hire a marquee and host your wedding reception there. If you decide to go down this route, there are two options available to you:-

You can hire out the picturesque expanse of grass (and exquisite cricket-ground) that is Longmead, which offers fantastic views of the renowned Dundas Aqueduct.

As an alternative, there is Monkton Combe School's luxuriant Hillside space, which extends to a full four acres for you and your wedding guests to enjoy at your whim.


Monkton Combe's in-house catering team are a highly-skilled and experienced outfit, regularly creating some of the region's most delectable, expertly-crafted cuisine.

A fully-equipped service team (waiters, barmen etc) are also on hand throughout the day in order to make sure that you and your guests will be consistently and efficiently well fed and watered. Discounts are available for children under the age of eight too!

Take a look at some of the catering team's sample menus below:-

Canapés Menu

Starters Menu

Main Course Menu

Dessert Menu

Special Occasion Buffet Menu

Monkton Senior School
Monkton Combe


  • Mr and Mrs G

    We were overwhelmed with the support and service we received from everyone at Monkton Combe, you really made our day very special.

  • Alison

    Our guests have all been unanimous in their praise for the whole occasion, and we had a great time too. It takes a lot of hard work to make that happen and we appreciate all you did.

  • Dannii and Pete

    Thank you so much for all your help and input in making our day so very special.

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