This beautiful 16th Century Somerset venue is a truly picturesque rural location in which to celebrate your wedding day!
Features & Capacity
Country House / Manor House
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Bridal Changing Facilities
Grade I/II Listed Building
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Ceremony and Reception
Outdoor Ceremony Licence
Food and Drink
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Pricing & Costs
Venue Hire Only
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Old Bridge is a 16th Century Elizabethan manor house, located in rural south Somerset. Surrounded by two acres of enchanting wooded grounds and gardens, it is the perfect backdrop for your special occasion. Old Bridge dates from 1580 and is built with the local, honey coloured Ham Stone. It has a wonderfully warm and unique character. Wedding ceremonies can take place at any time of the year in the great hall of the house, where seating is possible for up to 80, or under the front Porch with guests outside, where numbers are unlimited. From May to September, our magnificent marquee is available for receptions. Seating up to 200, with wooden floor, lining, carpet, heating, dimmable crystal chandeliers and uplighting, stage and dance floor, catering section, tables and chairs - it is ready for you to arrange and decorate as you wish. The elegant gardens and wooded area are for your guests to enjoy and there are many photo opportunities to catch those special memories. We have plenty of parking, all level, so everywhere is 'disable friendly' and there are proper loos, including for disabled and baby changing. We very much encourage you to arrange the catering of your choice, the alcohol organisation (no corkage charges) and the musical entertainment. We will never book you back to back with another customer. You will have exclusive use of the marquee, gardens and grounds for your event allowing you to arrange all the proceedings as you wish. You will have access to the venue at least the day before to prepare and install your decorations and also on the day after to clear down and collect any belongings. We want to offer you a high quality and unique bespoke experience in a friendly flexible atmosphere, and that’s what you will find. Couples are offered the use of an ensuite double bedroom in the house during the day and evening (not for accommodation - sorry) for their exclusive use and private space. No hidden extras - what you see is what you get, and no VAT.
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: John & Liz Blake
Thank you for your interest in Old Bridge. Please have a look at our website for all the details of what we offer here and don't hesitate to get in touch if you like what you see! Many thanks.
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Location & Contact Details
Old Bridge, South Petherton, Somerset, TA13 5JE, England
Nearest Motorway & Junction
M5 Junction 25
Nearest Train Station
Tom Tom will not bring you to us with Post Code alone, but will get you close. Just call us if you need directions.
Bristol / Exeter
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
All of them!! Each different, each brilliant.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Get family and friends involved - a team effort often results in beautifully decorated marquee with unique touches that people will remember.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Someone specifically in charge of entertaining the children during the speeches
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Unique, beautiful, relaxed, flexible, friendly.
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
There are many - perhaps the big swing, or somewhere in the wood.
What is your venue's most unique feature?
We offer couples complete freedom to plan their day exactly as they want, with their own caterers, bar arrangements and band. No corkage, no VAT, no hidden extras!
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The end of the evening when everyone goes home so happy and saying what a beautiful venue we have.