Hamswell House

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Surround yourself with natural beauty as well as your family and friends. The romantic orangery and gardens of Hamswell House make the ultimate setting for your wedding.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Asian Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Halal Catering
Kosher Catering
Full Description
Hamswell House is a historic manor house on its own estate. It has an orangery and picturesque walled gardens and is surrounded by stunning countryside. It is a private estate not a hotel, a golf club or a corporate events venue and that is what makes it so different. When you hold your ceremony and wedding reception at Hamswell, you will have the exclusive use of the orangery and the grounds for the day and evening to share with your guests. You can hold the ceremony inside the romantic 18th Century orangery with its Cotswold stone roof and huge arch windows. It can seat 40 inside, while the rest of the guests can watch and listen to the short ceremony from outside on the lawn. Following the service, you can join your guests for celebratory drinks on the terrace and enjoy the stunning rural views over the Hamswell Valley with the Westbury White Horse in the distance. The gardens and the backdrop of the house make the perfect setting for your wedding photographs. You and your guests are free to explore the walled gardens, pergola and terraced herb garden before moving to an elegant marquee for the evening celebration. We can accommodate up to 240 guests in a marquee for a seated dinner. What's more, you are free to bring your own wine and bubbly for the celebration. We do not charge corkage, which saves you a small fortune. Alternatively, if you are only looking for a small wedding for up to 40, followed by a drinks reception, we can arrange that too.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Rupert
Hamswell House is a magical place made for entertaining. We look forward to welcoming you here and showing you around.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Emma Louise and Jonathan Mizen
Married in October 2019
October 2019
The day could not have been more perfect
We had our wedding at Hamswell House this summer and the day could not have been more perfect. The venue is stunning and felt truly special. I loved it and knew it was right for us the moment we viewed it! There are plenty of lovely areas for photographs and for guests to explore. We had our ceremony in the orangery and it felt so intimate and personal. It's a really gorgeous building and we had guests watching from the lawn outside. Rupert was so attentive and friendly every time we came to visit and always on hand if we needed anything. Absolutely loved the dogs too! All in all I couldn't recommend Hamswell House more for an elegant, classic, country wedding.
Sarah and Andrew Morrison
Married in June 2019
June 2019
The absolute best day of our lives
The absolute best day of our lives, in the most perfectly beautiful setting. We couldn't have imagined getting married anywhere more picturesque! Thank you to Rupert for making everything run so smoothly xxx
Christabel and George Adair
Married in June 2019
August 2019
We had THE best day ever!
We had THE best day ever! Couldn’t have hoped for a more stunning, perfect venue. All of our guests fell in love with it too.
Jack and Hannah Bellfield
Married in June 2019
August 2019
Incredible Venue - it could not have been better
We got married at Hamswell House in June and it could not have been better - the views are incredible and all our family and friends commented on what an incredible venue it was. It is also perfect for couples who want flexibility with complete control over the suppliers you use from food to flowers etc however recommendations are on offer if you want them. Could not recommend more
Julia and Matthew Body
Married in September 2018
October 2018
The setting was perfect
Had an amazing wedding day here. Rupert was very flexible with how we ran the day but still really helpful with suggestions. The setting is perfect for a wedding and all our guests we're in awe of the view
Gemma and Raymond Rodgers
Married in September 2018
October 2018
Great wedding, Amazing views, beautiful gardens
We had a great wedding here in August 2018. Amazing views, beautiful gardens, and really good recommendations from Rupert and his wife for Bath Marquees and Cherry Picked Catering who were brilliant (highly professional, extremely friendly and accommodating to our needs). Thanks for everything,
Location & Contact Details


Hamswell, Bath, Somerset, BA1 9DG, England

Travel Notes

Directions on our website at www.hamswellhouse.co.uk

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Junction 18 of the M4

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, Romantic, Magical, Beautiful, Atmospheric

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Terraced Gardens

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

I am sworn to secrecy as far as the weddings are concerned, but we also have movies here where the stars have included Eddie Redmayne and Gemma Arterton.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The amazing views and beautiful walled gardens.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftFree Bottle of Champagne
Bridebook Special OfferFree Corkage