We have attended hundreds and hundreds of weddings across the South West and are happy to share our knowledge and opinions of the huge range of venues – from the very cute petite to the most wondrous of locations.
If you are planning for your lovely big day and you want to do your wedding day in style here are some of our observations of Coombe Lodge in Blagdon near Bristol.
Drum roll! Are you looking for a wedding to RIVAL the SOPHISTICATION of the glorious Downton Abbey (in real life it’s Highclere Castle ) in Berkshire.
Then we might have the answer for you! The Comfortable, Chic, Charismatic Coombe Lodge.
Having attending numerous weddings at this venue, we can wholeheartedly recommend that you look no further than one of our FAVOURITE country houses in the South West, beautiful, glamorous Coombe Lodge!
The Lodge, built in 1928, sits in 12 vast acres of beautiful Somerset scenery offering the most gorgeous of backdrops for those stunning wedding photographs!
Remember during the opening sequences of Downton Abbey – the movie, those sweeping views of the countryside and the last part of the journey as you spot the house and then approach the front doors – you’ll get all this (and more) from your arrival at Coombe Lodge!
Imagine the looks on the faces of your guests as they arrive at your wedding ceremony. What a ‘WOW MOMENT’ that would be!
The wedding ceremony, depending on the weather can be inside in such a grand setting or outside with those gigantic views. But of course the eyes of your guests will only be on you when you arrive!
With 12 guest rooms here at Coombe Lodge, your nearest and dearest will settle in and enjoy the sumptuous luxury of these grand surroundings.
The wedding suite is of course the nicest room in the collection of guest rooms offering gorgeous views across the grounds that would feature in your wedding photograph portfolio. Remember to capture what has become the iconic moment when you are both in the bath – IN CLOTHES – of course!
The evening reception is largely based in the wedding breakfast room.
Plenty of room for a minimum of 50 guests and perfect for an evening party with plenty of space for a live band or DJ.
Guests who prefer conversation can adjourn to any of the lounge areas close by such as the piano room, the coffee room the bar or along the windowed corridor adjacent to the courtyard.
Our photo booths have been located both in the corridor underneath the big staircase as well as the comfy coffee lounge near the front doors – close to the dancing in both instances.
Under the stairs, when the booth draws its crowd, we can cause a bit of a bottle neck. It’s the walkway from the bar that the guests will gather so I would recommend having your photo booth set up to the rear of the coffee lounge. Here, there is plenty of room for fancy dress props, the guest book area and for guests to watch all the action taking place before having a go themselves!
If you’re booking a Magic Mirror, there is plenty of room here for this too.
Pic/ Our Green Screen photo booth is busy once more at Coombe Lodge.
We always enjoy revisiting Coombe Lodge and enjoying every wedding that we’ve been lucky to be booked for and are always surprised by how unique every wedding is. This is possibly because the Lodge offers a blank canvas with it’s grandeur is a stunning backdrop to inspire you. It has been our pleasure and privilege to be hired at all our weddings at Coombe Lodge and who knows, our next one might be your’s.