Somerset Remains the Nation’s Trendiest Wedding Destination

Somerset Remains the Nation’s Trendiest Wedding Destination | CHWV

With a whole host of celebrities getting married in Somerset, it comes as no surprise that the rest of us are following suit and choosing to walk down the aisle in the heart of the West Country

In 2014, Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne chose a winter wonderland setting at a beautiful Somerset stately home for his December nuptials to wife Hannah Bagshawe, while in 2012, Carey Mulligan exchanged vows with Marcus Mumford in a rustic barn wedding in the middle of the Somerset countryside. Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh, and Zoe Ball and Fatboy Slim, have also said “I do” surrounded by the idyllic Somerset landscape, and it is the sublime rural surroundings that continue to attract prospective brides and grooms-to-be to tie the knot in the county.

As a result, the number of weddings carried out by registrars in Somerset increased by 15% in 2015 from the previous year. As a result, Somerset County Council is now on a recruitment drive to hire more ceremony officers to meet the growing demand for getting hitched in the county.

So, could you see yourself saying “I do” in the heart of the rolling Somerset countryside? Here are some of our favourite Somerset venues:

North Cadbury Court

This historic venue dates back almost 700 years and is steeped in British history, which you can see for yourself throughout the fantastic original features, including roof trusses and mullion lead windows. North Cadbury Court’s extensive grounds, impressive lake and rolling lawns provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs. And inside the décor is equally striking – think wood panelling, huge fireplaces and sweeping staircases!
 

Somerset Remains the Nation’s Trendiest Wedding Destination

Somerset Remains the Nation’s Trendiest Wedding Destination

Images © Nicola Thompson Photography

St Audries Park

Set in 100 acres at the foot of the Quantock Hills, St Audries Park is an elegant and grand venue with convenient links to both Exeter and Bristol. Originally built during the Norman Conquest, and lovingly restored, the venue is an impressive period property; just imagine saying “I do” in the Victorian orangery, where floor-to-ceiling windows and doors support an amazing arched glass roof.
 

Somerset Remains the Nation’s Trendiest Wedding Destination

Somerset Remains the Nation’s Trendiest Wedding Destination

Images © Lens Monkey Photography

Brympton House

Renowned for its clever blend of old and new, Brympton House is the perfect venue for couples who favour both contemporary detailing and the enchanting backdrop of traditional features. The Castle House dates back to 1350 and the venue’s ballroom, ideal for receptions, boats full height sash windows and breath-taking chandeliers.
 

Somerset Remains the Nation’s Trendiest Wedding Destination

Somerset Remains the Nation’s Trendiest Wedding Destination

Image © Brett Symes Photography

Maunsel House

Maunsel House is secluded and romantic setting for your Somerset wedding. Set in a sprawling 2,000 acre estate, Maunsel House is surrounded by picturesque lakes, forests, woodlands, orchards and outstanding grounds all year round. The house itself is a wonderful 13th century Manor House that is full of charm and character.
 

Somerset Remains the Nation’s Trendiest Wedding Destination

Image © Brett Symes Photography

Somerset Remains the Nation’s Trendiest Wedding Destination

Image © Matt Austin Images
 

 

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