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Venue Details

Steeped in history, The Bishop's Palace sits at the heart of the historical and medieval city of Wells. Whether your arrival is by car or a relaxed stroll across the drawbridge, as you make your way through the arch of the ancient gatehouse, you will be greeted with breath-taking views of this stunning, 800-year-old medieval building.  
Steeped in history, The Palace sits at the heart of the historical and medieval city of Wells. Whether your arrival is by car or a relaxed stroll across the drawbridge, as you make your way through the arch of the ancient gatehouse, you will be greeted with breath-taking views of this stunning, 800-year-old medieval building.  

A friendly welcome and glass of champagne awaits as you make your way out onto the garden terrace, overlooking the South Lawn and ramparts, where you and your guests can relax and take in your surroundings. With 14 acres of gardens to explore, it is the perfect backdrop to your wedding photography.

The Gardens:
‘Exquisite all year round’

14 acres of perfectly kept gardens for you and your guests to enjoy, the gardens really have something quite magical about them. With the moat surrounding The Palace, offering the tranquil sounds of flowing water, the stunning backdrop of Wells Cathedral, picturesque willow bridge and seasonal flowers and plants all year round. It provides the most beautiful space for you and your friends and family to gather.

Enjoys drinks on the terrace and explore the formal parterre gardens, you really are immersed in a picturesque setting.

Wedding Feast
As you make your way into The Undercroft, for your wedding breakfast, your guests will take their seats in the atmospheric banqueting hall. The hall boasts a magnificent, vaulted ceiling and stained-glass windows. Lit with candles, The Undercroft provides the ideal intimate atmosphere for your celebratory wedding breakfast. 

Winter Weddings:
‘A warm & inviting welcome awaits’.

Imagine windows softly lit, roaring fire in the entrance hall and a glass of warmed mulled punch! The Palace has something to offer all year round, especially in Winter. The gardens remain beautifully kept, with an array of colours in the trees and borders to hold interest. The crystal-clear waters of the moat and waterfall are a truly magical sight.
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  • Choose one of our approved caters for your day. You can choose canapes on arrival, 2 or 3 course wedding breakfast or a Wedding Feast, evening snacks and drinks packages with your chosen cater. They will also arrange a menu tasting and provide staff, linen and tableware.
  • The Palace's medieval Undercroft is a truly magical location for your wedding breakfast, seating 120 at maximum capacity or 160 for an evening reception. Round tables come as standard, but the space is versatile so if you wish, you could hire in long banqueting tables.
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Location

The Bishop's Palace Wells Somerset BA5 2PD