Top 3 Marquee Wedding Venues Near Bath

Nestled in the rolling hills and lush countryside of Somerset, the historic city of Bath is a stone’s throw away from some of the most enchanting marquee wedding venues in the UK. As a wedding planner, I’ve had the privilege of orchestrating dream weddings at a variety of locations, and it’s my pleasure to guide you through my top three picks for marquee wedding venues near Bath: Hamswell House, Parish’s House, and Farleigh House. These venues offer a blend of breathtaking landscapes, historic charm, and modern luxuries, perfect for creating your unforgettable day. I am also very honoured to be a preferred planner at all three locations, which fills my heart with joy!

Hamswell House: A Historical Haven

Camilla Arnhold Photography

Hamswell House is the epitome of historical elegance. This private estate is nestled in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers panoramic views of the countryside, making it a picturesque setting for a marquee wedding. The venue features the romantic 18th-century Orangery, lush gardens, and a terraced lawn that can accommodate a marquee for up to 200 guests. The rural setting not only provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos but also allows your guests to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature.

Why Hamswell House?

  • Exclusive Use: Enjoy the exclusivity of having the estate to yourself, ensuring a private and intimate celebration.
  • Breathtaking Views: The panoramic countryside views provide a stunning backdrop for both your ceremony and photographs.
  • Flexibility: Hamswell House offers the flexibility to tailor your marquee setup to your specific needs, ensuring your wedding is uniquely yours.
Camilla Arnhold Photography
Camilla Arnhold Photography with Bath Marquees Clear Span

Parish’s House: Regency Romance

Nicola Jane Photography

Parish’s House is a regency-style gem that sits on acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and offers an idyllic setting for a marquee wedding. The venue is renowned for its stunning architectural features and provides a romantic backdrop that exudes elegance and charm. The expansive gardens are perfect for hosting a marquee reception, where guests can enjoy the serene beauty of the surroundings. Parish’s House is an excellent choice for couples looking for a venue that combines regency elegance with the beauty of nature.

Why Parish’s House?

  • Historic Charm: The regency-style architecture and classic gardens offer a timeless backdrop for your wedding.
  • Private and Intimate: Parish’s House provides an intimate setting that feels both private and exclusive.
  • Versatile Settings: The gardens are adaptable, allowing for a variety of marquee sizes and configurations to suit your wedding needs.
  • Accommodation: There is a quaint gardeners cottage on site for the newly married couple to enjoy.
Nicola Jane Photography with Country Marquees Traditional Poled

Farleigh House: Elegance Meets Nature

Stella Fitzgerald Photography

Farleigh House, a hidden gem located on the outskirts of Bath, is another favourite among couples seeking a blend of elegance and natural beauty. Home to Bath Rugby (their training ground), this venue boasts a grand estate surrounded by meticulously maintained gardens and sprawling lawns, ideal for hosting both your ceremony and marquee reception. Farleigh House’s unique feature is its versatility; whether you’re planning a lavish affair or a more intimate gathering, the estate can be tailored to suit your vision perfectly.

Why Farleigh House?

  • Stunning Grounds: The estate’s gardens and lawns provide a serene and beautiful setting for your wedding day.
  • Customisable Spaces: With various areas to host your event, Farleigh House offers the flexibility to create a bespoke wedding experience.
  • Indoor Space: The house itself can cater for smaller weddings without the requirement of a marquee.
Be Unveiled Photography with Archers Sailcloth Marquee

I will be at Archers Marquees Open Day on Saturday 6th April 10am – 3pm hosted at Farleigh House. I’ll be styling the beautiful sailcloth marquee along with Rebecca Hobbs Floral Design, Queen & Whippet Catering and many other talented suppliers. Whether you are looking at marquees in general and have a site in mind or you are specifically looking at the venue, you can sign up for FREE to the event here. Please note that if you’d like a private tour of the house, do get in touch with Farleigh House directly.

Choosing the right marquee wedding venue near Bath can be a delightful dilemma with so many beautiful options available. Hamswell House, Parish’s House and Farleigh House each offer unique features that can cater to a range of preferences, whether you’re looking for historical elegance, natural beauty, or regency romance. As a wedding planner, my advice is to consider what aspects of a venue resonate most with you and your partner, and how each space can be tailored to create the wedding of your dreams. Remember, your wedding day is a reflection of your love story—choose a venue that feels like home.

For more wedding planning insights and venue recommendations, feel free to contact me or visit my journal for regular updates. Your dream wedding awaits, and I’m here to help you make it a reality.