Whether you’re looking for a way to reduce the carbon footprint of your wedding or simply want to support UK businesses, finding local wedding suppliers can help to bring your special day together. Here at South West Marquees, we have established ourselves within the South West and Somerset as experts in the world of weddings. And this experience has given us access to a wide collection of contacts in our local area. To help you plan the day of your dreams, we’ve pulled together our list of the best local wedding suppliers right here today.
The right venue can transform a wedding into something everyone will remember. And, the South West has some of the most beautiful locations to say I Do in the country.
Here are some of our favourites:
- Hungerford Farm
The perfect rural location for your woodland-themed celebration, Hungerford Farm is wonderfully picturesque. From your chosen marquee, you can overlook such sites as Quantock Hills and Cleeve Abbey with full licensing for civil wedding ceremonies. And, it is situated within 10 minutes of three local churches too!
- Walton Castle
If you’ve always dreamt of that fairytale wedding, why not choose your very own 17th-century castle. This luxurious spot offers everything you need to host an elegant and truly memorable day with a large outdoor space that is ideal for marquees. And, it even has 5 turret bedrooms with self-contained living areas and an underground 10m heated swimming pool.
- Longleat House
For something truly unique, opt for a wedding at Longleat. Nestled between Wiltshire and Somerset, it offers a historic setting surrounded by some of the world’s most unique animals and marquee locations right next to the lake. Pair this spot with the romantic Orangery and Secret Garden to create a day plucked from your wildest dreams.
- Killerton House
This National Trust site brings together a beloved family home and a beautifully landscaped garden. Boasting a 6400-acre estate alongside the striking Killerton house and listed chapel, this is an elegant option for any wedding.
- Seymours Court
A beautiful 15th-century manor house set just outside of Beckington, this rural spot provides the ideal backdrop for a quintessentially British wedding. The spacious gardens and orchards are the ideal spot to erect your chosen marquee set in front of the Tudor house and a fully working farm.
Everyone deserves to look their best on their big day, from the bride and groom through to the bridal party too. Finding the right wedding clothing company can help add a truly personal touch to your big day as well as making you feel amazing too.
- Rookery Bridal, Axbridge
This independent bridal boutique near Weston-Super-Mare specialising in designer wedding dresses. The website is run by bridal expert, Sarah, who provides refreshments, support and even a list of recommended suppliers for other features in your wedding. Find designers like Justin Alexander, Lillian West and Paloma Blanca.
- The White Collection, Clevedon
Situated on Hill Road, The White Collection has built a reputation for itself for stunning bridal gowns and an elegant surrounding for budding brides. With an entirely personalised experience for every guest and a host of hand-selected gowns, this is the perfect place to create an experience you’ll remember forever.
- Lace and Grace, Keynsham
If you’re looking for something more unique, Lace and Grace in Keynsham is the perfect place to check out. It is family-run by two bridal experts who have many years of experience and knowledge to help guide you towards the perfect gown for a bridesmaids outfit.
- Perfect Day, Bradford-Upon-Avon
If you’re in the Bristol, Bath or South West area, we highly recommend visiting Perfect Day. Noted for its luxurious range of gowns for modern brides, you’ll find leading designers such as Anna Kara, Charlie Brear and Willowby in a sleek, contemporary environment.
- & Wolf, Swindon
& Wolf are a boho bridal shop specialising in dresses that have a ‘natural airy, more free-spirited feel’. You’ll also find modern and contemporary styles alongside a range of UK and international designers too. However, if it’s traditional you’re looking for, back away – & Wolf are there to find you something more unique and in keeping with your special day.
There’s something about finding a wedding caterer who just gets your vision for the wedding which can pull an entire day together seamlessly. From canapes through to three-course sit-down dinners and even hog roasts for the evening, your wedding caterer will be able to customise the dining experience to suit.
- Wards Event Catering
Specialising in the Bath and Bristol Area, Wards Events Catering provides a range of bespoke options tailored to suit your needs as well as menu examples for those needing more inspiration. They also have a fully licensed bar and the ability to organise temporary event notices for your evening entertainment and the sale of alcohol.
- ‘A Bit Of Do’ Catering
With a focus on professional, outdoor catering, ‘A Bit Of Do’ Catering is based in Chatley Farm near Bath and has been serving betrothed couples since 2002. They serve a wide range of foods, tailored to your needs including their award-winning brownies!
- Mrs B’s Caring Catering
With over 20 years of experience, Mrs B’s offer an outside catering service within 40 miles of Frome. They personalise each menu to their customers and offer flexibility within their meals too, ensuring you get exactly what you want from your wedding breakfast and canapes.
- Strawberry Field Catering
This well-established and renowned caterer based in Bath is known for its high-quality and locally sourced ingredients alongside their mouth-watering dishes. With a special focus on marquee weddings and events, they know how to make luxury menus work – even in the middle of a field!
- Party Pig
If you’re looking for something more casual, Party Pig offers spit-roasted meats and barbeques for your guests. They are backed in Lowerstock farm on the outskirts of Wrington and use only the finest meats and vegetables to bring you succulent meals for every diner.
In Part 2 of the Local Suppliers Wedding Guide, we’ll cover other essential contacts such as makeup artists, photographers and cake bakers. And, if you need any more advice or tips on planning a marquee wedding here in the South West and Somerset, get in touch with our team here at South West Marquees.