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Bishop's Palace

£7000 - £12000 for a package
Up to 120
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The Bishop’s Palace is a truly unique medieval venue offering use of the impressive and ancient Palace buildings and acres of stunning gardens; perfect as a breath-taking backdrop to your special day.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Stately Home
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
02:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Mark the start of your married life together in our breath-taking 800 year old medieval Palace, which never fails to wow as guests arrive over the drawbridge and into the grounds. Entertain inside the impressive Palace building and enjoy 14 acres of RHS partner gardens. Part of the fun of your wedding day is the planning and we want to make this as enjoyable for you as the actual day itself. Our dedicated wedding planner will take care of all the details for you, advising about timings, décor and offering menu tastings. Drinks and canapés are served in the original medieval Entrance Hall and on the garden terrace whilst you spend time with your photographer and guests. There are 14 acres of gardens to explore and plenty of space for families to run around or play games in. And don’t worry if the weather lets you down, the Entrance Hall is the perfect place to enjoy drinks and if it’s really cold we’ll light the impressive medieval log fire. Once it’s time to eat you will be called into the medieval Undercroft for the feasting to begin. Seating up to 120 guests, the Undercroft is a stunning environment in which to enjoy your wedding breakfast. The room will be beautifully dressed and you have the opportunity to make it your own by choosing flowers and decorations to match your colours and themes. The Undercroft is the location for your evening reception, we’ll move some of the furniture to create space for a DJ or band and dancing which means that your first dance will be set to a breathtaking backdrop. One of the big attractions of the Palace is the 14 acres of gardens that surround it. A mixture of formal Dutch style flower beds, a picturesque style South Lawn, the wild freedom of the aboretum and of course the well pools that give the city of Wells its name, offer a wonderful space for guests to explore and enjoy and an amazing backdrop to your wedding photographs, why not take a look using the following link;

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Chloe Kennedy
Welcome to The Bishop's Palace! I'm the Wedding & Venue Manager, and I'm delighted that you're considering The Bishop's Palace as your wedding venue. I'd love to have a chat, so do drop me a line and we can discuss your wedding vision in more detail. I've worked for and with a number of different companies within the wedding industry (including other wedding venues) and The Bishop's Palace is by far the most amazing venue I have had the pleasure of experiencing. It is an absolute must-see!


Year Business Was Established
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Alice McGee
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Stunning, beautiful and personal venue
We would definitely recommend the Bishop's Palace as a wedding venue. We were looking for somewhere beautiful that would allow us to have a more personal day than a stand...
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Gemma and Will Brockbank
Married in September 2018
October 2018
Our wedding 22nd September 2018
We held our wedding reception at The Bishops Palace on Saturday 22nd September 2018 and I it was amazing!! From the initial show around of the Place to the actual weddin...
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Sarah Bollard
Married in August 2018
September 2018
What a wonderful venue!
We had an incredible wedding reception at The Bishop's Palace in August. It's a very unique setting and guests were particularly impressed by the Palace itself and the ga...
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Mr and Mrs Davis
Married in August 2018
August 2018
We couldn't have wished for a better day
We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you did for us. The wedding ran so smoothly even with the cake issue! You were literally amazing and we never had t...
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Kate and Ravi
Married in April 2018
August 2018
The Perfect Day!
We had our wedding reception at the Bishop's Palace on the 21st of April. We had the most perfect day, the Palace and the grounds were absolutely stunning. Kelly and her ...
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Mr and Mrs M
Married in March 2018
August 2018
Winter Wedding at The Bishop's Palace
We had our wedding reception at the Bishop’s Palace in Wells in March 2018. This was after being failed by another wedding venue in Taunton. Changing our venue to the Bis...
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Location & Contact Details


The Bishop's Palace, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2PD, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Castle Cary

Nearest Airport


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What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Take your time over each decision, and listen to your instincts!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Gardens - quite literally anywhere. Or the Long Gallery... Or the Undercroft… Okay, there are too many - I can't decide!

What’s your favourite canapé?

My favourite canapé is the next canapé....

What’s your favourite midnight treat?


What is your venue's most unique feature?

The venue itself. Honestly, it's utterly breath-taking.
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