Bishops Palace


"Where better to celebrate the beginning of your married life together, than here at the Palace."

Steeped in history, the Palace sits at the heart of the historical city of Wells.

Whether your arrival is by car or a relaxed stroll across the drawbridge, as you make your way through the arch, of the ancient gatehouse, you will be greeted with breath taking views of this stunning, 800-year-old medieval building.

On entering the Palace, a friendly welcome awaits and a glass of champagne, as you make your way out onto the garden terrace, overlooking the South Lawn and ramparts, you and your guests can relax and take in your surroundings. With 14 acres of gardens to explore it is the perfect backdrop to your wedding photography.

The Gardens ‘Exquisite all year round’

14 acres of perfectly kept gardens for you and your guests to enjoy, the gardens really have something quite magical about them. With the moat surrounding the palace, offering the tranquil sounds of flowing water, the stunning backdrop of wells cathedral, picturesque willow bridge and seasonal flowers and plants all year round. It provides the most beautiful space for you and your friends and family to gather.


Enjoys drinks on the terrace and explore the formal parterre gardens, you really are immersed in a picturesque setting.

Wedding Feast

As you make your way into The Undercroft, for your wedding breakfast, your guests will take their seats in the atmospheric banqueting hall. The hall boasts a magnificent, vaulted ceiling and stained-glass windows. Lit with candles The Undercroft, adds the provides the ideal intimate atmosphere for your celebratory wedding breakfast.

Winter Weddings

‘A warm & inviting welcome awaits’.

Imagine windows softly lit, roaring fire in the entrance hall and a glass of warmed mulled punch! The palace has something to offer all year round, especially in Winter. The gardens remain beautifully kept, with an array of colours in the trees and borders to hold interest. The crystal-clear waters of the moat and waterfall are a truly magical site. Considering having your wedding at The Bishop’s Palace?

Contact the Weddings & Venue Manager, on 01749 988111 Ex.209 to discuss your ideas or to see our venue. Alternatively you can get in touch via email: info@bishopspalace.org.uk