So why a wedding in Frome?
So wedding venues Frome, as a wedding photographer based in the town, it has something for everyone, it is a historic market town in the heart of the Mendips in Somerset, although you already know this otherwise you wouldn’t be here!
Just a little history lesson then, the name of Frome comes from the Brythonic word Frama meaning fine, fair or brisk and describing the flow of the river, with the earliest settlement known in the area of Saxon occupation, a church built by St. Aldhelm in 685AD shows evidence of this, the town is located on the Eastern end of the Mendip Hill range, the western end being Cheddar Gorge.
So now you know a little about where the town comes from what’s Frome like in 2020, it is a thriving Market town with an excellent Market on the first Sunday of every month which is so big it occupies every retail street in the town centre ( its that big they even put on a park and ride) the shops are full of local artisans, coffee shops, antiques and vintage clothing.
So let’s have a look at our top 5 wedding venues Frome
Orchardleigh house is one of Frome and Somersets premier wedding venues, it is set in 500 acres of land (with an excellent golf course) the beautiful park land is the ideal venue for that fairytale feel.
You can choose to either get married in the beautiful grand victorian house or the walled garden.
Orchardleigh does also give you a third option, if you wish to have a church wedding they have a choice of two!
When you book with orchardleigh they will assign you a very knowledgeable wedding coordinator, they will do everything to make your dream come true.
You and your guests have sole use of the venue on your chosen day, so you can fly in by helicopter landing out the front of the house to make a grand entrance and finish with a swift 9 holes!
Court Farm is a beautifully restored 16th century farmhouse nestled in 10 acres of Gardens.
In the grounds of Court Farm in a romantic rustic barn with high beams and exposed brickwork overlooking the pond and an orchard.
In addition the venue has a modern cottage and cow byres around a private courtyard that provides accommodation for up to 14 people for short breaks, weddings and events.
Seymours Court in a historic 15th century home once owned by Thomas Seymour who was Brother to Jane Seymour, one of Henry V111 wifes.
The grade one listed building is set in 600 acres of working farmland which makes this very rural and peaceful.
The house is a bed and breakfast and your wedding reception is in a large marquee located adjacent to the house, catering and other facilities are brought in by local suppliers and the owner and provide reliable contacts for this.
Although Seymours Court does not hold a wedding licence for ceremonies there are churches in the surrounding villages.
Rook Lane Chapel provides timeless elegance for your unique special day. The grandeur of the Chapel lends itself perfectly to intimate ceremonies or larger groups of up to 160 guests.
Two giant Doric columns support the high domed roof, and light floods into the chapel through ten huge coloured glass windows. Perfect for a modern ceremony, giving you a relaxed and bespoke day.
Although not strictly in Frome the peace and beauty of the surrounding parkland makes Cumberwell Park an ideal wedding venue and it’s only a 15 min drive away
The building itself has all the characteristics and charm of a traditional tithe barn, including a Cotswold stone fireplace and a vaulted wooden ceiling with beams. Stunning panoramic views of the grounds can be enjoyed from inside the building, adding to the ambience of this tranquil location.
The parkland and golf course grounds can also be used for a beautiful backdrop for your photographs. The lake and tree features provide the perfect setting and a buggy can be used to access these areas.
So there we have it, 5 top locations in and around the beautiful countryside of Frome, I’m sure one of them will grab your attention, go and have a look around and sample what they have to offer, there is something for everyone.
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