perfect wedding venues for receptions nr Bristol & Bath

If you are looking for a wedding venue in the South West conveniently near to Bath or Bristol, yet with a countryside and rural setting, then Priston Mill is the perfect location for you.

Not only do we have picturesque gardens and rural surrounds, there are two unique 18th century venues to choose from for your wedding reception or special event, The Watermill and Tythe Barn.

We have an excellent catering team with many years of experience here, offering a bespoke service beyond expectation. This includes professional and friendly event mangers on site who will coordinate your wedding plans, give helpful advice and be here on the day to ensure everything runs just as you would wish.

unique, magical and totally unforgettable

The Watermill & Tythe Barn are both licensed for wedding ceremonies with the opportunity to use the oak pagoda in the Watermill garden for an outdoor ceremony.  The best number of guests suited to a ceremony in the Tythe Barn is 80-150 guests  and for the Watermill 60-90. More guests can be invited in the evening with up to 200 in the Tythe Barn and 130 in the Watermill.

There is no accommodation on site, but there is a wide choice within the locality as Priston Mill is only 7 miles from Bath and 10 from Bristol. There is ample free car parking available and this can be used by guests overnight if they wish to return to their accommodation with friends & family or by taxis or coach.

How much will it all cost to have a wedding at Priston Mill?
There are two separate costs, (1) Venue Hire and (2) Food & Drink, with the standard venue hire ranging from £1,575 - £2,925. For food & drink prices and more detail on venue hire and some of our special offers please look on our found wedding page.

Alternatively for full details please request a brochure.

“ was simply the most wonderful day and we are both so pleased we chose Priston! It really was a fairytale wedding!”   JK


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Main Farmhouse, Priston Mill, Priston, Bath BA2 9EQ

+44 (0) 1225 423894

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Garden view of the Watermill showing pogoda used for outdoor ceremonies

The Watermill

Surrounded by picturesque gardens beside a stream, there is a dream-like quality to this superb venue.

Tythe Barn at flood lit at night

The Tythe Barn

A spectacular stone barn dating back to 1720, with vaulted roof. Preserved to create a totally unique atmosphere.

Bride with flowers and Priston Mill wedding venue


Idyllic location in a rural setting yet not far from Bath or Bristol