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Orchardleigh House
  • Romantic country estate in the heart of Somerset
  • Licensed to host ceremonies both inside and outside
  • Two brand new outdoor ceremony areas for 2019
  • Wedding Breakfast capacity capacity of 162 guests
  • Accommodation for up to 85 wedding guests
  • On-site 18-hole golf course

With an experienced events team, a light-aircraft runway and helipad, a fleet of exclusive wedding cars, an 18-hole golf course, locally-sourced cuisine acquired from their very own livestock, and accommodation for up to 173 guests, the entirety of this family-owned, multi-faceted wedding venue is available for the exclusive use of marrying couples and their guests.

Nestled at the heart of 500-acres of private parkland, this elegant stately home provides the ultimate fairy tale setting for your wedding day. The enchanting array of backdrops make Orchardleigh the perfect spot throughout the seasons, with stunning gardens for basking in the Summer sunshine and cosy open fires in Winter.


Orchardleigh Estate consists of 500 acres of largely unspoiled parkland and lakes, and its extensive history predates the Domesday Book. The stunning current principal house was built between 1855 and 1858 to replace its ageing, outdated Tudor predecessor.

You could easily find yourself delightfully lost in the pastoral and tranquil expanses of the Orchardleigh Estate. With its parklands, lakes and hidden niche areas and landscapes, this superb wedding venue is constantly full of surprises.

The estate also has various claims to fame. Poet Laureate Sir Henry Newbolt was inspired to write some of his finest works from his love of Orchardleigh, and several movies and TV series have been filmed here, including Into The Storm, Tess Of The d'Urbervilles and Miss Marple.


Use of the Orchardleigh House is exclusive to couples who hire the venue for their wedding celebrations. This could include a civil ceremony within the house or outside in the beautiful gardens and unrestricted use of the stunning function rooms, namely the Ballroom, Library, Morning Room, Billiard Room, Main Hall and the Vestibule. A formal reception meal can be arranged for up to 162 guests.


Developing further this estate's considerable 'polymath' qualities, Orchardleigh rears its very own herds of Aberdeen Angus cattle, Saddleback sows and Pietriene boar pigs and Shetland-cross sheep! For sure, few other wedding venues in the country can claim to source their meat this locally.

The Chapels

The Orchardleigh Estate features two unique and beautiful little churches. St Mary's 'Island Church' is a Grade I-listed 13th-century chapel, now Church of England. This characterful building is surrounded by a lake, features no electricity, and offers those planning a religious wedding service a truly unmatchable experience. St Mary's seats up to 100 guests for a marriage service.

TThe Norman All Saints Church in the hamlet of Lullington is Orchardleigh Estate's other Christian venue, and accommodates up to 130 guests for a marriage service.

Extra Facilities

The 18-hole golf course, the fleet of classic cars, the airfield and its collection of helicopters and planes, together with the facilities for shooting or horse-riding, are just a few of the further aspects which add to this wedding venue's comprehensively all-inclusive nature.

Late Night Bar

Orchardleigh can keep its bar open for you and your guests all night long!


Orchardleigh House can sleep up to 85 guests within 41 opulent and individually designed bedrooms. Bedrooms in Orchardleigh House itself are distributed across the ground, first and second floors, and feature luxurious and lavish furniture - many of these rooms showcase four-poster and king-size beds.

Late Availability Package - £5,745

Due to an unfortunate cancellation, Orchardleigh House has an incredibly rare opportunity to secure a Saturday date this August as a Late Availability package; meaning a saving of 50% on the usual package price. The package includes the following for up to 80 guests:

  • Exclusive Venue Hire
  • Canapés from Menu One
  • Wedding Breakfast from Menu One
  • Evening Food (Traditional Feast, Bowl Food or Buns & Butties)
  • 1/2 Bottle of House Wine per guest
  • 2 x Reception Drinks per guest (House Sparkling Wine or Pimms)
  • 1 x Glass of House Sparkling Wine per guest for toasts
  • Easel for your table plan
  • Table name holders
  • Late Licence - our bar will stay open until you say close!
  • Wedding Coordinator

This package will be snapped up very quickly, so please contact ASAP on 01373 472550 if you are interested!

To find out more, just click the buttons below to head over to their website or get in touch.

Orchardleigh House
Orchardleigh Park
BA11 2PB


  • Natalie & Hugh

    We had a magical weekend and all our guests have said what a wonderful venue and what a great party! Thanks for everything you did to make it such a great day.

  • Alex & Heather

    We would like to say a big thank you for a picture postcard venue, fantastic food. wonderful weather and most of all making our day one to remember for many years to come. Our guests were blown away by everything!

  • Charlie & Nicola

    Thank you so much for making our wedding day AMAZING! It really was fantastic and never to forget.

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