Below are the names and details of wedding related suppliers that I have observed or worked with. Obviously things change. Companies change hands or cease trading, so please use this only as a rough guide when choosing the suppliers for your wedding or event.
If you are looking for a unique hen party activity that is a cheeky bit of fun, how about a life drawing session? A model in your area and art materials will be provided for your session. All you need to do is be ready to get in touch with your creative side. No squirty cream or dancing over your lap, but rather a more tasteful approach. Get drawing and have a giggle with a glass of Prosecco. Get more information and make a booking.
“We are one of the longest established wedding video filming company in the UK. My name is Steve Dibben and I believe you have found the right company to produce a wedding film for you, a wedding film so memorable, that it will be the best reminder of your day and will become one of your most cherished possessions that you own in your entire lifetime.”
Coombe Lodge was a stunning venue for the wedding of Glen & Kerry which I photographed there. A grand venue with character, beautiful backgrounds everywhere and great views of the surrounding countryside. The bridal suite is especially lovely, a very large light and airy room with tasteful decor. A perfect wedding venue.
“Sheldon Manor is Wiltshire’s oldest inhabited manor house with a 13th century porch and a 15th century chapel. Gardens with ancient yews, a mulberry tree and a profusion of old fashioned roses blooming in May and June. The manor and its gardens are available for weddings and many of the rooms, including the porch, are licensed for civil marriages. The chapel is available for blessings.
Sheldon Manor has provided the backdrop for a wide range of marriage celebrations ranging from intimate groups of people through to a marquee for larger gatherings. The perfect country house wedding venue for parties up to 60 people: the manor can accommodate more guests in some circumstances. Designers and creative people love the setting and the attention provided by Caroline Hawkins, who lives here with her family, and her expert team. This team makes possible unique, magical and romantic weddings, tailored to their client’s requirements.
The gardens are old and romantic with many trees and plants of interest to keen gardeners. There are numerous old roses blooming in great profusion from late May through June and July. A wide range of exotic specimen trees provide colour through the autumn. Several films and television series have been filmed here; the manor and its gardens are available for location hire.”
“Oakhampton Park is not a hotel, it is a private country home, where you will be warmly welcomed for your own exclusive “home from home” to relax and entertain your friends, partners or colleagues
This Georgian family property dating from 1734, has been completely renovated and is approached by a curving drive through its own parkland and is situated with a southerly aspect enjoying far reaching views over the lake and surrounding glorious countryside. The rear of the house is enfolded by a beautiful traditional terraced walled garden with stabling to one side and a pool, gym and hot tub to the other.
The relaxing accommodation includes 2 elegant and charming drawing rooms with open fires, a dining room of character seating 20, snooker room & library, 2 TV rooms with full sky viewing ,6 comfortable double bedrooms with bathrooms each with their own unique character, boot & drying room and dogs, of course, are welcome.
The house is wireless broadband enabled so your laptop can work in your own room or in front of a log fire.”
• Ash House Hotel
“Built approximately 300 years ago, this spacious and gracious building has been carefully restored over the last few years to provide elegant and comfortable accommodation. It offers modern facilities whilst maintaining the character of the Georgian family house it used to be. Ash House Hotel is unique amongst Yeovil hotels.”
“Looking for a wedding venue in Somerset? St Audries Park is the perfect location for both your weddings and receptions. Situated within 100 acres of tranquil deer park, overlooking the rolling Quantock Hills and the Bristol Channel beyond, this fairytale manor house provides the perfect Somerset venue for your special day and was voted ‘Best Wedding Venue’ in 2013 by the readers of Wedding Ideas Magazine.
There are also 22 luxury bedrooms reserved exclusively for your wedding night ensuring the perfect end to your perfect day as well as 9 additional bedrooms adjacent to St Audries Park which can also be reserved on both the night of and the night before your wedding day, subject to availability. Additionally a hidden cottage in the grounds can accommodate the Bride and Bridesmaids the night before the wedding and Peregrine House can accommodate the Groom and his party the night before the wedding too.
Wedding reception: The Victorian Orangery offers a unique setting for your wedding ceremony and the stunning banqueting hall can seat up to 130 guests for the wedding breakfast. As we offer exclusive use of the entire house you can also invite up to 250 guests for the evening wedding reception and party.”
“Whether you are exploring the finest landscapes of England’s West Country, seeking a wedding or conference venue or looking for exciting holiday activities for the entire family – The Castle Hotel in Taunton offers unrivalled accommodation with plenty of warm, friendly hospitality to make your West Country business or pleasure visit memorable.”
“A charming example of an early 19th century corn mill set deep in the heart of Somerset on the A358 between Taunton and Chard.
Built of local flint with hamstone mullion windows it combines many original features with the modern comforts of four star silver accommodation.
Enjoy the sight and sound of the fine old waterwheel, which has been lovingly restored and turns effortlessly during daylight hours.
Four acres of beautiful, informally landscaped gardens with lake and fountain form the backdrop to this delightful location where peacocks, swans and ducks are long-term residents making this an ideal venue for weddings in Somerset, special occasions and conferences.
Ten en suite guest rooms include a well appointed ground floor room which has good disabled access and facilities, and the delightful Crown Wheel Suite comprising bedroom with four poster bed, luxury bathroom and separate sitting room overlooking the cogs and mechanism of the mill wheel.
Whether you dine in our restaurant, take a short break, or visit on business we are here to look after you and make your stay a relaxing one.”
“Shapwick House, near Glastonbury, available exclusively for private hire, weekend retreats and film locations.
Shapwick House can be found about half a mile down a winding lane. A magnificent Tudor Manor House, surrounded by 30 acres of informal gardens and grounds, admist the rolling Somerset countryside. An idyllic setting for a private party or family reunion.
An amazing and private venue available for private hire by a large group of friends and family to gather together. Built by the Monks of Glastonbury in 1487, it still has grandeur and period features, including a large open Tudor fireplace and four poster beds.
Exclusive use only is offered by the owners of Shapwick, so the house is entirely yours for as long as you would like it. Shapwick House is a unique Medieval Manor noted for its warmth and hospitality.
Guests will be greeted in the magnificent Great Hall where in the Winter a log fire provides a warm welcome, and in the summer extensive lawns prove a delightful setting for a drinks reception.”
“Gants Mill is the perfect romantic venue for your country wedding, where you can be confident of an enchanting and memorable day. You can choose your own caterers and there is no corkage charge. We try to give you as much freedom as possible. Our concept is ‘as if you had a marquee in your own garden’.
We are Greg and Elaine. Elaine was brought up at Gants Mill, where we held our own wedding reception. We are delighted to be able to offer you the same magical experience that we enjoyed. We welcome all couples to this special place, whether you have your wedding ceremony here (including civil weddings, civil partnerships, and bespoke events such as humanist ceremonies), or you celebrate your wedding in church followed by a reception at Gants Mill.”
“The Mount Somerset Hotel and Spa in Taunton, Somerset is a stunning Regency country house hotel, set in four acres of beautiful grounds. This grand dame of a building sits high upon her mount, cradled in between the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, affording guests some of the best views in Somerset.
With its high ceilings, sweeping spiral staircase, opulent decor and a feeling of gentle elegance and luxury, The Mount Somerset has all the characteristics of a quintessential English Regency mansion.
Well established as one of the finest luxury hotels and restaurants in the region, The Mount Somerset has won a host of awards including two AA Rosettes for outstanding cuisine and four AA stars for comfort and hospitality, making it the perfect venue for a dinner, a weekend away or a wedding in Somerset.”
“Lose yourself in fifty acres of lakes, temples, cascades, tranquil woodland walks, formal terraces, vivid colours and views that take your breath away.
Hestercombe is a unique combination of three centuries of garden design: Coplestone Warre Bampfylde’s Georgian landscape garden, the Victorian terrace and shrubbery and the stunning Edwardian garden design by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll.
All have undergone acclaimed restoration works and today provide important examples of gardens in contrasting styles that continue to grow and develop.”
“Maunsel House, a 13th Century Manor, steeped in history and splendour can be exclusively yours for your wedding or special occasion, whether for one day or a whole weekend. From the moment you arrive at Maunsel House you will be encouraged to treat it like home, with friendly staff whose sole aim is to make you and your guests’ experience truly wonderful.
From your first meeting to your once in a lifetime event your own dedicated wedding planner will be with you every step of the way. Whether you are having a civil ceremony or a church wedding every detail will be meticulously covered.
The romantic charm of a Maunsel House wedding lies in the family home atmosphere, full of character, history and beauty, it is without doubt one of the most magnificent wedding venues in Somerset. The glorious parkland, lakes and orchards are yours to enjoy, wonder round and visit the duck ponds and the ponies or enjoy a quiet moment by the roaring wood fire in the library like Geoffrey Chaucer, who wrote the Canterbury Tales whilst living here.
This magical Somerset wedding venue can cater for all theme’s, whether it’s a beautiful summer wedding under the pergola with guests, a marquee on the lawn, or an intimate winter wedding by candlelight with close family and friends, we will do whatever it takes to make your dream wedding come true!”
“Huntstile is a working organic farm B&B is situated close to the beautiful Quantock Hills, nestled into wonderful Somerset countryside. We are passionate about locally grown, well-produced, quality food. Huntstile is a superb Somerset Wedding Venue with lovely accommodation and delicious food! There is great walking to the Quantock Hills from the farm gate – and we’re pet friendly too, come & visit soon!”
“Unique, Alternative Style Wedding dresses, individually hand made to measure in the UK for brides all over the world. Our dresses take influence from Medieval, Fantasy, Fairytale, and Celtic style, given a modern twist to combine these romantic styles with modern bridal elegance.
All of our dresses are made to order and so can be customised and adapted to be perfect for your individual style, or you can order your dress exactly as pictured. Available in a wide range of colours and made to flatter any figure, you can be sure that your wedding dress will be as unique as you are.”
A great sound and lighting setup and a funky selection of music which really rocked Glen & Kerry’s wedding at Coombe Lodge in Blagdon. Entertainment that really lives up to its name, highly recommended.
I witnessed this band at Jonathan & Sophie’s wedding and I thought they were amazing. The lead singer especially had such a great stage presence and did an amazing job with the songs.
“Funkty Dumpty are the ultimate live funk, soul & pop function band! Based in the South West of England, they formed in early 2004, quickly gaining a reputation as one of the best upbeat function bands in the UK. They play nationally and internationally for all types of function from Corporate Events, Music Festivals and University Balls to Birthdays, Weddings and Christmas Parties.
The band is made up of between 6 and 10 full-time, professional musicians who between them have an astounding amount of experience in the live music arena and can entertain any crowd. With their emphatic vocals and highly acclaimed band and backing singers, they have built up a solid repertoire of the best of funk, soul and pop classics including Respect, Superstition and Think and current hits from artists including Justin Timberlake, Cee Lo Green and Beyoncé.”
“Based in Exeter and London, Gary Jones Magic provides high class magical entertainment to clients throughout the UK. Established in 1991 the service has many years of experience in the entertainment and media market.
Enabling customers to enjoy top quality entertainment, Gary Jones Magic supplies clients and guests with a wide range of magical entertainment. With 21st Century magic and expert sleight of hand skills, the magic is designed to baffle and above all, entertain.
Featuring Close-up magic of the highest order, the audiences are amazed, truly entertained and baffled by the sheer skill which is ideal for all types of audiences. Available for your event, the entertainment is suitable for private parties, corporate entertainment and weddings.
With many years of experience, Gary Jones Magic has been a member of the famous Magic Circle for a number of years now, and has achieved the highest award which can be earned, Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star.”
“Eden Taunton Floral Design Eden is an independent, contemporary florist based in Taunton, we have become known as one of Somerset’s most contemporary florists with a team of highly qualified and talented florists who have accolades such as Chelsea Flower Show and World Skills medals. We are committed to offering not only the finest flower designs but a service that is friendly and prompt as well creating floral designs that are bespoke and distinctive, that enhances your day and reflect your personality. Our professional team will be able to advise and produce a design to match and hopefully exceed your expectations using only the highest quality materials. Weddings are a big and exciting part of our work at Eden. We have decorated pretty much every Wedding venue in the area and work regularly at St Audries Park, Hestercombe Gardens, The Mount Somerset Hotel, The Castle Hotel, amongst many others. Have a look at our gallery pages, our blog and our Facebook page for inspiration and information. Please feel free to contact us to have a chat about your ideas and let us inspire you.”
“After being collected by our professional uniformed chauffeur, turn heads and arrive in style aboard our beautiful Rolls Royce Silver Spirit Wedding Car or lovely Beauford Wedding Car and / or one of our Jaguar XJ8 Wedding Cars in and around Bristol, Somerset and South Gloucestershire”
“The cornerstone of Open Door Internet is that if you can imagine an online product, we can build it. No matter how complicated.
We build systems that you can build your business on.
However big or small your project might be, whether it’s a public facing website, or a bespoke CRM or intranet system behind the scenes, sending us an email or picking up the phone to have a talk with us will help you in making the right decisions.”
Unique entertainment and talent that is hard to find. Sarah Goddard will quickly cut a piece or paper perfectly matching your profile. Amazing to watch and sure to impress.
“I am a face painter available for party bookings in and around the Bristol area.
I have been face painting as a hobby for over 6 years now as part of voluntary work at a popular Bristol tourist attraction, painting at children’s parties and helping at charity events.
The charity events have included painting Pudsey Bears for Children in Need, a festival stall for WOZA (Women of Zimbabwe Arise), the Easter Fair for Windmill Hill Farm, an exhibition for Assert (charity for adults with autism), a Bath-based fair-trade event, a family funday for The Grand Appeal and the St Peter’s Hospice Christmas Fair.
I can provide face painting for a variety of occasions so whether you are looking for a face painter for a children’s party, some spooky designs for Halloween, or a stall at a fete, please get in touch to enquire about what I can do for you.
You will find a selection of my designs on the design pages; please enquire if there is anything you are specifically looking for. Looking forward to hearing from you
“Box Clever Wedding have a whole array of items to make your wedding a swank affair from Bespoke Stationery Designs to Coconut Shy’s from our It’s Fete hire department.”