The Marquee at Hamswell House
About this space
A marquee in the garden of a historic manor house is a wonderfully romantic setting for your wedding breakfast. It can comfortably accommodate a sit-down meal up to 240 guests.
We do not hold two marquee wedding receptions on the same weekend, so you can decorate and personalise the custom-built marquee the day before to make it truly yours.
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.
You can hold the ceremony inside the beautiful 18th Century Orangery with its Cotswold stone roof and huge arch windows. The Orangery can seat 40 inside. Any additional guests can watch and listen to the short ceremony from outside on the lawn.
If there is a risk of showers, the marquee company can erect a large awning on the lawn so your guests can enjoy the glorious gardens without getting wet.
Event offers and packages
£3500 up to 150,
£3850 up to 200 and
£4200 up to 240.
Midweek weddings are subject to a £750 discount on the above rates.
Bath Marquees will erect it for you. The cost of this varies depending on your individual requirements from about £4000 + VAT and is in addition to the venue hire. They will also organize a luxury toilet trailer
The package at Hamswell includes:
-Parking for your guests.
-Separate pre-marriage meetings for you and your fiancé with the Registrar in
-the library of historic Hamswell House.
-The Ceremony in the beautiful 18th-century Orangery.
-A celebratory drinks reception for you and your guests on the terrace at Hamswell where you can enjoy the stunning rural views over the Hamswell Valley.
-If raining, we will host the reception in the Great Hall of Hamswell House at no extra charge.
-You will have the exclusive use of the fabulous gardens and orangery throughout your visit for your wedding photographs.
-Upon departure, you could then go on to your favourite restaurant for your wedding breakfast.
-Our standard package includes prosecco and sparkling elderflower for all your guests but can be upgraded to champagne for £250.
The package includes the use of the Great Hall of Hamswell House in the
event of rain. If you wish to book the Great Hall for the reception regardless
of the weather, there is an additional charge of £500.
The couple must also book a Registrar to attend the Ceremony The Registrars will make a separate
the charge for conducting the Ceremony.
Catering and drinks
Music & sound equipment
Rules of the space
Music to stop at midnight and guests depart by 1 am
About Hamswell House
At Hamswell House, you have not only the fabulous walled gardens and the backdrop of a historic manor house but breathtaking views and a convenient location near Bath and Bristol. A marquee in the garden of a beautiful country house is the first choice for a romantic wedding reception.
Hamswell House as it stands today is the 16th century with 17th and 18th-century remodelling. The early Jacobean façade with its elaborate carved stone portico is a fine example of the English Renaissance. The garden façade is Queen Anne with a stone shell hood on brackets carved with acanthus leaves and beasts above the door.
The orangery in the grounds is the 18th century with high arched windows and a Cotswold stone roof. The extensive gardens are terraced with a network of decorative stone walls and feature a pergola, a herb garden, a kitchen garden and traditional greenhouses. The house is set in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the end of a long drive.