Venues The Roman Baths And Pump Room
The Roman Baths And Pump Room

Overview

  • Historic buildings in the heart of Bath
  • Available for ceremonies at 8.30am or 7.30pm only
  • With a maximum capacity 100 guests
  • Daytime ceremonies in The Kingston Drawing Rooms
  • Maximum formal meal capacity - 200 guests
  • Wedding Venue of the Year 2022/23
  • Gold Venue Award in Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism

Roman Baths & Pump Room

The two millennia of heritage represented by the Roman Baths, along with the wealth of prehistory and more recent social history accompanying them, have no immediate comparison in the UK. The Roman Baths and The Pump Room lie at the very heart and essence of the World Heritage City that is Bath, and fortunately indeed for brides and grooms, they are available for both receptions and ceremonies.

With a widely-known caterer as a preferred in-situ supplier, and the alternative option to hire in external operators that can satisfy the necessary requirements, the Roman Baths and Pump Room are more than capable of playing host to a highly efficient and aesthetically pleasing event.

History

Situated at the heart and pulse of the wonderful city of Bath, the Roman Baths are quite justifiably considered by many as among the most important historic buildings in the South West. Since the site's original foundation over a naturally-occurring hot spring, supposedly by the Celtic King Bladud in 836 BC, the Baths themselves have undergone a number of transformations.

The Imperial invasion of 43AD led to a fairly rapid military expansion across southern Britain. The original Roman Baths (parts of which have survived until the present day) are believed to have been constructed gradually over the period between 70 - 370AD. Many elements of the Roman bathing complex were destroyed in the 6th century, and several subsequent bath systems were successively rebuilt and demolished over the original site until the 19th century.

The original Roman Baths were rediscovered and excavated in the 18th century, but the galleried buildings now housing the complex (above street level) with which we are familiar today were constructed in the late 19th century.

Today the Roman Baths Museum and the associated late 18th-century Pump Room regularly attract in excess of 1 million visitors every year, and also play host to some of the most magical weddings and other social events in the country!

Facilities

Built for pleasure, socialising, relaxation and grand splendour, these buildings make for the perfect - and highly unique - venue for a wedding celebration.

The Pump Room

The Pump Room building was refurbished in 1795 as a meeting-place for the upper echelons of Georgian Bath's society. With its ten-metre-high ceiling and refined neo-Classical decorations, today it operates as a renowned restaurant and a prestigious events space. Those looking to host their wedding celebrations in the Roman Baths would most likely seat their formal reception meal in The Pump Room.

Formal Meal Capacity - 200. Available from 8pm.

The Baths

Several metres below modern street level, the 2000-year old Roman Baths present an enchanting setting in which to host a drinks reception, or perhaps to conduct your wedding ceremony. Imagine your guests sipping on champagne in the unique atmosphere of these ancient baths, draped in that iconic ethereal and golden mist.

Ceremonies at the Roman Baths are available at two specific times per day, as part of the Sunrise and Sunset packages, in order to accommodate the public opening times of the museum.

Sunrise Package- from 8.30am

Perfect for more intimate weddings, this is a stunning location and atmospheric time of day for a truly unique start to married life. Following your ceremony, you have the option of enjoying a wedding breakfast in the Pump Room above or you are free to continue your celebrations elsewhere.

Perfect for just the wedding couple or up to 200 guests, of course, this could be followed by a champagne drinks reception on the Terrace or in the Reception Hall.

Sunset Package- from 7pm

Once the museum has closed to the public, the Roman Baths will be exclusively yours for a magical and romantic evening ceremony and reception.

Minimum 80 guests with exclusive hire of the whole building (as it's closed).

The Terrace

The long and enclosed Terrace overlooks the Roman Baths and is perfect for a formal meal.

Formal Meal Capacity - 80. Available from 7pm onwards. Not available in July or August

The Reception Hall

The adjoining Reception Hall accepts visitors to the museum during the day, but after 7pm makes a perfect room for dancing the night away during evening parties. The modern and stylish reception desk can be transformed into a bar, and space made for a dancefloor. This room could be used for dining too!

Formal Meal Capacity - 70. Available from 7pm onward. (Not available in July or August

Drinks Reception Capacity - 150. Available from 7pm onward. (Not available in July or August

The Kingston Room and The Drawing Room

These chambers are ideal for (slightly) smaller ceremonies. With elegant Georgian interiors and offering amazing views of the Abbey and Kingston Parade, these rooms are actually available during the day, and all year round.

Civil Wedding Ceremony Capacity - 50 (Kingston Room), 40 (Drawing

Room)

Formal Meal Capacity - 40

For additional iconic or historic buildings in Bath see the Guildhall or Victoria Art Gallery.

Address
The Roman Baths
Stall Street
Bath
BA1 1LZ

Reviews

  • Gareth & Danica - 2023

    The Roman Baths in Bath…. What an incredible wedding venue!
    We found the venue on instagram and were blown away by some of the photos that other couples had from their special day. We then visited the Bath in October, we were given a guided tour of the baths and went through what the venue could provide for us. We fell in love with the architecture and history of the building and we booked our date the following week.
    Fast forward to our big day. Everything was taken care of and the morning went completely and as smoothly as planned. The staff accommodated us and nothing was ever to much trouble. We had breakfast at the pump house and again the staff were brilliant, they even accommodated us sitting down for breakfast early.
    What an incredible venue to get married at and what an brilliant team they have.
    Thank you, Gareth & Danica

  • Samantha - 2023

    My husband and I had our sunrise ceremony at The Roman Baths on a very beautiful, sunny morning of September 29th 2023. The venue, staff and surroundings were extraordinary. The staff were faultless and made our ceremony and wedding breakfast so beautiful and nothing was too much trouble. It was incredible. I REALLY encourage people to look around this Venue if you’d like a truly atmospheric, and magical setting for your ceremony and wedding reception. I simply cannot find the words to describe how good it was. My words are completely understated. Thank you to The Roman Baths & The Pump Room for such a memorable day.

  • Alison - 2022

    Your experience and expertise helped informed some of our decisions and all I can say is that our guests have sent overwhelmingly wonderful feedback about it being 'the best wedding they have ever attended'. That is as much to do with the event organisation on your part as the venue!

  • Jill and Graham - 2022

    We wanted to thank everyone so much at the Roman Baths for making our big day so unbelievably special. From the moment of our initial contact on your website…the level of communication and service has been fantastic. You and your team have made our experience so seamless and stress free.
    You have a unique venue, which lends itself to a wonderful wedding experience but your team have helped make it more magical than we could ever have hoped for.

  • Nathan - 2022

    We came for a relatively short notice Sunrise wedding at this venue, of the Roman baths and pump Room for breakfast. The whole process from the enquiries, to the booking of the venue and breakfast was made very easy and stress-free from everyone involved.
    The venue itself was absolutely stunning and made for the perfect elopement wedding scene. The wedding director on the day again was brilliant and allowed for everything to run very smooth, and made for all in all the dream wedding.
    Couldn't recommend enough

Roman Baths & Pump Room

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Overview

  • Historic buildings in the heart of Bath
  • Available for ceremonies at 8.30am or 7.30pm only
  • With a maximum capacity 100 guests
  • Daytime ceremonies in The Kingston Drawing Rooms
  • Maximum formal meal capacity - 200 guests
  • Wedding Venue of the Year 2022/23
  • Gold Venue Award in Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism

Roman Baths & Pump Room

The two millennia of heritage represented by the Roman Baths, along with the wealth of prehistory and more recent social history accompanying them, have no immediate comparison in the UK. The Roman Baths and The Pump Room lie at the very heart and essence of the World Heritage City that is Bath, and fortunately indeed for brides and grooms, they are available for both receptions and ceremonies.

With a widely-known caterer as a preferred in-situ supplier, and the alternative option to hire in external operators that can satisfy the necessary requirements, the Roman Baths and Pump Room are more than capable of playing host to a highly efficient and aesthetically pleasing event.

History

Situated at the heart and pulse of the wonderful city of Bath, the Roman Baths are quite justifiably considered by many as among the most important historic buildings in the South West. Since the site's original foundation over a naturally-occurring hot spring, supposedly by the Celtic King Bladud in 836 BC, the Baths themselves have undergone a number of transformations.

The Imperial invasion of 43AD led to a fairly rapid military expansion across southern Britain. The original Roman Baths (parts of which have survived until the present day) are believed to have been constructed gradually over the period between 70 - 370AD. Many elements of the Roman bathing complex were destroyed in the 6th century, and several subsequent bath systems were successively rebuilt and demolished over the original site until the 19th century.

The original Roman Baths were rediscovered and excavated in the 18th century, but the galleried buildings now housing the complex (above street level) with which we are familiar today were constructed in the late 19th century.

Today the Roman Baths Museum and the associated late 18th-century Pump Room regularly attract in excess of 1 million visitors every year, and also play host to some of the most magical weddings and other social events in the country!

Facilities

Built for pleasure, socialising, relaxation and grand splendour, these buildings make for the perfect - and highly unique - venue for a wedding celebration.

The Pump Room

The Pump Room building was refurbished in 1795 as a meeting-place for the upper echelons of Georgian Bath's society. With its ten-metre-high ceiling and refined neo-Classical decorations, today it operates as a renowned restaurant and a prestigious events space. Those looking to host their wedding celebrations in the Roman Baths would most likely seat their formal reception meal in The Pump Room.

Formal Meal Capacity - 200. Available from 8pm.

The Baths

Several metres below modern street level, the 2000-year old Roman Baths present an enchanting setting in which to host a drinks reception, or perhaps to conduct your wedding ceremony. Imagine your guests sipping on champagne in the unique atmosphere of these ancient baths, draped in that iconic ethereal and golden mist.

Ceremonies at the Roman Baths are available at two specific times per day, as part of the Sunrise and Sunset packages, in order to accommodate the public opening times of the museum.

Sunrise Package- from 8.30am

Perfect for more intimate weddings, this is a stunning location and atmospheric time of day for a truly unique start to married life. Following your ceremony, you have the option of enjoying a wedding breakfast in the Pump Room above or you are free to continue your celebrations elsewhere.

Perfect for just the wedding couple or up to 200 guests, of course, this could be followed by a champagne drinks reception on the Terrace or in the Reception Hall.

Sunset Package- from 7pm

Once the museum has closed to the public, the Roman Baths will be exclusively yours for a magical and romantic evening ceremony and reception.

Minimum 80 guests with exclusive hire of the whole building (as it's closed).

The Terrace

The long and enclosed Terrace overlooks the Roman Baths and is perfect for a formal meal.

Formal Meal Capacity - 80. Available from 7pm onwards. Not available in July or August

The Reception Hall

The adjoining Reception Hall accepts visitors to the museum during the day, but after 7pm makes a perfect room for dancing the night away during evening parties. The modern and stylish reception desk can be transformed into a bar, and space made for a dancefloor. This room could be used for dining too!

Formal Meal Capacity - 70. Available from 7pm onward. (Not available in July or August

Drinks Reception Capacity - 150. Available from 7pm onward. (Not available in July or August

The Kingston Room and The Drawing Room

These chambers are ideal for (slightly) smaller ceremonies. With elegant Georgian interiors and offering amazing views of the Abbey and Kingston Parade, these rooms are actually available during the day, and all year round.

Civil Wedding Ceremony Capacity - 50 (Kingston Room), 40 (Drawing

Room)

Formal Meal Capacity - 40

For additional iconic or historic buildings in Bath see the Guildhall or Victoria Art Gallery.

Address
The Roman Baths
Stall Street
Bath
BA1 1LZ

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