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Four Of The Best Marquee Venues in Somerset

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As the sun is starting to shine and we are noticing the first few buds start to push through the thawed ground, my inclination is to start thinking about the marquee weddings I have booked this year and next.

Marquee weddings are an exciting opportunity to bring your personality as a couple to the table, putting your stamp on the venue and really creating the wedding of your dreams.

This article was written in collaboration with Lauren from Lauren Alexander Weddings. Lauren is a professional wedding planner based in Bath but covers the whole of the South West - visit here website at

Here is a short but sweet list of the best, prettiest and most unique marquee wedding venues in Somerset!


What a magical wedding venue! Midelney Manor is a beautiful and historic wedding venue set in the heart of gorgeous Somerset countryside. If you are looking for that traditional English country wedding vibe than look no further as Mildelney Manor is set within idyllic surroundings of ancient oak trees, beautiful rose covered weathered walls and stunning flower beds brimming with blooms and colour. Your marquee or perhaps a tipi would sit perfectly in the Round Garden next to the charming 18th century Potting Shed. A rustic barn with festoon lights, chesterfield sofas, bar and mismatched tables and chairs… swoon! With a long list of trusted local suppliers, you can be sure to be in the right hands, alternatively if you have your own sourced that is perfectly fine too!

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Gants Mill not only has their very own marquee raring to go, but they also have tables and chairs for you to use to bring down the cost of hiring it all in. Situated in the beautiful town of Bruton, Gants Mill offers a beautiful, peaceful and calming venue perfect for a country garden theme. Nestled within a secluded fifty-acre river valley, the beautiful historic Mill has plenty of opportunities for those all-important wedding photos. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in a number of location, no corkage and freedom to choose your own caterers, this is an ideal place for those looking for a marquee wedding but not wanting to have to deal with a hundred suppliers.

Shepton Mallet

Always dreamed of getting married in Somerset with a beautiful Georgian manor house as your backdrop? Look no further than Pennard House. With walled gardens, wildflower meadows and of course the traditional Somerset cider orchards, this venue is both charming and beautiful. Be it for one day, or the entire weekend you can have this venue exclusively for your family and friends to enjoy. This is the type of venue that lends itself to Pimms on the lawn, followed by a spot of croquet and BBQs in the evening. It is a venue that you can use the building plus a marquee depending on the number of guests and not only that you can stay over in the house, or make use of their 16ft luxury tipis in the garden.


Specialising in outdoor, festival/craft-style weddings this venue oozes creativity. Peaceful and fun, this flexible venue has lots of nooks and crannies to explore, and if you have inspiration and imagination by the bucket load you could transform the woodlands into a magical fairy grotto, or perhaps a festival by their pleasure lake. Their marquee is located right in the heart of the parkland and has boutique camping options along with delicious catering too on site. With 186 acres of farmland, park and woodland this is the perfect venue for couples who love being in nature, and you can be sure that Critchill Manor Estate will be a stunning backdrop for your special day.

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