Clevedon Hall in the heart of Bristol is a hidden gem. At almost 150 years old, this magnificent venue has only recently opened up to the weddings and events industry.
Surrounded by several acres of beautiful grounds this is the ideal choice for a large, summer wedding. Inside, the mansion is just as impressive. It has so many original features such as paneled oak walls, Victorian fireplaces and numerous carvings; there is even a grand staircase which comes straight into the main hall – perfect for brides entering the ceremony room so that the groom and wedding guests can see. It’s a truly captivating building with a really majestic feel.
Running alongside the rear of the building is an orangery which provides plenty of natural light for the smaller wedding breakfasts held at Clevedon; whilst the larger parties will probably be held in the main hall which is overlooked by the second floor – providing a breathtaking view from above.
If you are planning your wedding in Somerset and would like a traditional yet un-stuffy venue, then I would seriously consider Clevedon Hall.
Nikki and Rakesh's wedding took place at Clevedon Hall, I’d worked with the couple just 4 weeks previously in Somerset on their pre wedding photo shoot. These 45 minute shoots are designed to get couples used to the camera before the big day and I know it really helped Rakesh and Nikki feel at ease when the wedding day at Clevedon Hall came around.
Rakesh arrived on horseback in the morning and was greeted by Nikki’s family at the front of Clevedon before being taken into the main hall for the civil ceremony, this was swiftly followed by a Sikh ceremony in the venue’s Library – another stunning room.
After the two ceremonies and as is Sikh tradition, we returned to Nikki’s parent’s house for the Doli – a particularly emotional part of Sikh weddings in which the bride leaves her parents home to start her new life.
A selection of my favourites are presented in the gallery below.