Our Wedding Venues in Somerset
Somerset is a county famous for all sorts of things from it’s cider orchards, being the home of Cheddar cheese, ‘that’ festival, the isle of Avalon and the tales of King Arthur and to name just a few. But it’s the countryside and rich variety of landscapes, historic villages, market towns that are what draws most of the visitors down here to experience.
Tone Dale House and Widcombe Grange are two very special properties – one Georgian and one Victorian but both feel like “home from home” rather than a hotel. You hire them exclusively and we give you the keys, we just ask you to look after them during your stay – that’s not unreasonable!!
They are usually hired from Friday to Monday giving you a full weekend to celebrate and most people tend to share this cost amongst the guests staying. We also offer 24 hour hire rates midweek (Tues-Thurs) and at the weekends during the winter months.
To make things as simple as we can our charges are quite straightforward, the price of the house plus a wedding hire fee of £1500 in 2017 and £1950 in 2018. We can add little extra touches to your day like straw bales, torch flares and the like but all that can be discussed during the planning stages.
The wedding fee covers the following:
- Our time organising the day with you prior to the event
- Our time setting up the event and meeting suppliers
- Extra footfall on the property for the wedding
- Our presence at the house all day for your event
What can we hold for your event at a glance:
|Indoor civil ceremony||Up to 90||30 or up to 150 in Coach House|
|Outdoor civil ceremony||Up to 180||Up to 180|
|Sit down meal indoors||Up to 40/60||Up to 24|
|Buffet/BBQ indoors||Up to 80||Up to 50|
|Marquee||Up to 180||Up to 180|
|Dancing Room||Indoor party room||Coach House|
Our marquees are priced according to their size and type and our quotes include the carpet, linings, lighting and the catering tent. We feel chairs and tables are a bit more of a personal choice so please choose these through the caterer for your exact requirements. An example would be £3500 for 80 people or £4100 for 100 people. Numbers over 100 will require luxury loos which we can happily quote for. Our prices include any ground rents that might be applicable if you were to source your own marquee.
With regards to your catering on the day we use a local company for this and we would encourage you to talk directly with them in regards to your exact requirements. We feel you can only get what you really want by talking through things with the chef, it can also keep the cost in line with your budget. Menus start from around £45 per person for 3 courses depending on what you’re looking for.
As it’s your wedding, we ask you to supply all the drink and when you’re talking with the caterer they will be able to quote for staff, glass hire and cooling as you want it.
If you have a caterer in mind then we aren’t adverse to this route. However we would need to have discuss this further so we don’t miss any of the details for you and us.
Extra accommodation can be arranged at local B&B’s or hotels and transport to and from these can be organised. Also, during your stay you might like to try clay pigeon shooting, horse riding, archery, golf, or country walks – all arranged by us.
We can also offer our best advice, from years of experience, on all aspects to do with your celebration including music and entertainment.
Your stay in the house can be self-catered by you and your resident house guests or we can provide a range of services from going shopping for you and providing a country larder.
If you’d like to talk to us about your completely bespoke wedding weekend please click here to email us.
|sleeps 24||wedding venue||swimming pool|
|games room||catering services||boating / fishing lake|
|sleeps 31||wedding venue||games room|
|party room||catering services||activities|