Searching for affordable wedding venues in Somerset? From location to menus and budgeting, Hestercombe has plenty of tips to help you find the perfect setting without blowing the budget. Follow these seven steps to choose the best Somerset wedding venue for your dream day.

Photos in the gardens at Hestercombe wedding

Image courtesy of Jamie Dodd Photography

1 Location, location, location

Where do you dream of tying the knot? Whether it’s a rustic-inspired reception or a serene manor in the countryside, the location of your venue is all important.

Imagine saying ‘I do’ surrounded by 50 acres of gardens, woodland and waterfalls. Explore shade-dappled pathways and tiptoe over romantic bridges, as your guests mingle with a drinks reception al fresco. At Hestercombe, we can make that dream your reality for one simple hire fee.

2 Take a vow

None of us can predict the great British weather, so season proofing a venue is an important consideration. If you love the outside space a venue has, make sure you could still enjoy it come rain or shine.

At Hestercombe, you can bring the outdoors in with a whimsical Orangery ceremony. This gorgeous stone space is illuminated by the sun in summer and warmed by the cosy glow of the open fire in winter. Then it’s on to the barn-style Bampfylde Hall for dinner and dancing – Hestercombe is more than only a garden wedding venue.

Beautiful Orangery at Hestercombe - one of the most enchanting affordable wedding venues in Somerset

Image courtesy of Jamie Dodd Photography

3 Perfect partners

Would you like an expert hand to help you keep on top of your wedding to-do list? Choose to get married at Hestercombe and you needn’t shoulder the burden of wedding planning alone. Expert co-ordinators Julie and Caroline will be on hand throughout the run-up to your special day, as well as on the big day itself, so everything will flow seamlessly as you celebrate.

4 Four-legged friends

Here at Hestercombe we know that your four-legged friends are well-loved members of the family. It’s only natural that you’d want to include them in your wedding day too. The whole family is welcome when you tie the knot at Hestercombe, including those with paws!

Pose for wedding day portraits with your pooch out in the gardens or enjoy a romantic stroll through the woodland. We’re sure your canine companions will love being part of your day. There’s plenty of space for them to stretch their legs, before being whisked away as you sit down to dinner.

Fairy light canopy in the barn Bampfylde Hall - beautiful affordable wedding venue in Somerset

Image courtesy of Jamie Dodd Photography

5 Party time

Affordable Somerset wedding venues come in all shapes and sizes, so imagine what you’d like for your wedding day. Quintessentially English romance? We’ve got that in spades. Oodles of rustic charm? We’re experts in that too. See Hestercombe for yourself on our virtual tour.

Gorgeous timber beams, rustic stone walls and a fairy light canopy ceiling make our barn-style Bampfylde Hall a totally romantic country setting. Just as beautiful as a purpose-built barn but without the high-end price tag, enjoy dinner and dancing as your budget goes further at Hestercombe.

6 The budget

Watching the purse strings is an essential part of wedding planning. Here at Hestercombe, we’ll do all we can to help you plan the day of your dreams, but we’ll also respect the budget you have set. Even better, every space – inside and out – is included in one straight forward venue hire fee, so there’s no need to scale back plans or pick and choose. Have all 50 acres of Hestercombe and enjoy it!

Couple walk through pergola at their Somerset wedding

Image courtesy of Jamie Dodd Photography

7 Food for the heart

For serious foodies, the menu is going to be a major factor in where you want to get married. Fine dining, a laid-back hog roast or perhaps even a low-key country Ploughman’s after sunset – Hestercombe’s in-house team of chefs will create your perfect menu. Pick from our crowd-pleasing favourites and add a personal touch, the choice is yours.

Ready to start the search for your dream wedding venue? We’d love to hear from you – get in touch to request a show around.