Priston Mill Watermill in landscaped gardens

Planning your big day

Here at Priston Mill, our unique wedding venue near Bath in Somerset, we understand that whilst planning a wedding is hugely fun, it can also be somewhat overwhelming! Whilst our expert team here at Priston Mill do this frequently, we appreciate that for many of you this is your first foray into planning such a significant occasion.

The Essentials

More often than not when couples come to visit, we find it helpful if, by the time we meet, you are aware of your budget, how many guests you might invite, and roughly when you would like to get married.

We pride ourselves on being efficient and helpful when it comes to guiding our couples through the planning process. Once you have booked with us you will receive your Booking Pack, bursting with information and guidance, including this timeline as seen below.

Time line for weddings 

Once you’ve set your date and booked your venue, the planning can begin!

The Suppliers

At Priston Mill all catering is in-house, and we offer such a wide variety of dishes you’ll be spoilt for choice. Our Head Chef ensures all dietary requirements are cared for so that you and all your guests enjoy a fantastic meal.

We would then recommend that you book up your photographer, entertainment and florist. We have an extensive but selective list of suggested suppliers as a starting point, but you’re equally welcome to bring in someone new. We are happy to share our own ideas of what’s worked especially well in the past for the rooms and outdoor space available here at Priston Mill.

The Dress

And who is to say it is ever too early to start looking for the dress? There is a fantastic choice of styles of wedding outfit available for brides and grooms today. But whilst there is something very special about going into a boutique, don’t forget that the high street also has so many options to suit all styles and budgets.

At Priston Mill we do not need to know your final numbers until 3-4 weeks before the big day. We know that this gives our couples a little more time to gather the RSVPs and finalise the all-important seating plan!

Once you have sourced and booked the ‘big things’ you can take a little more time and enjoy all the smaller details that will make your day special – see our earlier blog All the little things for ideas.

You could direct your guests to our website, where they can find a list of local transport and accommodation. We find that if booked in advance, there is usually plenty of choice available, and of course we are always happy to advise.

As your wedding comes ever closer we are more than happy for you to deliver your decorations and table plan, in order that our Events Team puts everything out for you, leaving you free for some much-deserved pampering!

The Viewing

Planning a wedding need not be stressful. Our team absolutely love working with our brilliant couples, so if you’d like to visit us, please call 01225 423894 or contact us through our website today. A member of our Events Team will be in touch with you shortly to arrange a viewing of our stunning wedding venue near Bath.