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Your Wedding Ceremony at Priston Mill


Here it is: the moment you've been waiting for, all this time. You're about to walk down the aisle at Priston Mill in Bath for your grand entrance, the music is about to begin... two family’s unite for the start of unforgettable memories.

Your wedding ceremony will be the most idyllic, special moment of your lives and to help you enjoy the planning for your day in the Somerset countryside, we have compiled everything you will need to know.  


Wedding Music Ideas

Have you considered live music? Or a simple playlist? A traditional classic or something a little different? Always remember to consider your options may be slightly more limited if you’ve chosen a Church ceremony.

The musical element of your wedding is such a personal and emotional step that can really help you to bring your unique ideas to the day! We are delighted to be able to offer a personalised service in which we will receive your playlist (via Spotify please!), download onto our iPad, and play for you via our Sonos system. This totally takes this stressful element out of the day and means you can relax knowing it’s in good hands and you can simply concentrate on that long walk down the aisle.

So how many songs do we need? Generally we will require 4 songs altogether, one beautiful entrance song, two songs in the background for the signing of the register, and one lovely upbeat song that we can crank up nice and loud for your wedding ceremony exit!

If you’re lacking inspo or simply wondering what sort of songs might work well we thought we’d create a list of some of our ultimate favourites!



La Vie En Rose – Emily Watts

Heartbeats – Jose Gonzales

Toothpaste Kisses – The Maccabees

I Won't Give Up – Jason Mraz

How Long Will I Love You? – Ellie Goulding

Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap

All Of Me – John Legend



Wouldn’t It Be Nice? – The Beach Boys

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley & The Wailers

Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac

Everybody Dance – Chic

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) – Stevie Wonder


Wedding Ceremony Decoration Ideas

You’re going to be far too busy being pampered on the morning of your wedding, to be hanging up bunting and setting out candles. Our team are happy to lay out your decorations, by agreement, just as you want them, so when you arrive everything is as you’d dreamt of without you having to skip breakfast!

With suppliers able to access the venues from 9am, there will be plenty of time for your florists and our staff to put the finishing touches to your idyllic wedding ceremony backdrop.


Wedding Ceremony Timings

Whilst there is no 'one size fits all' to wedding day timings, our guide will hopefully help you start building your unique timeline, and your wedding day will run like a dream! Starting with the main moment you've been waiting for ....the ceremony!

Timings for the Bridal Party:

Groom and Groomsmen to arrive 1 hour before the ceremony so that they are ready to greet guests as they arrive

Arrival of guests – 45 minutes before the wedding ceremony

Bride & The Bridesmaids – 15 minutes before the wedding ceremony

How long should you allow for the ceremony? Civil Ceremony - 30 minutes




Whatever the Weather

The Watermill wedding venue at Priston Mill, offers the most amazing option of getting married outside, an idea so many wouldn’t dare believe could come true. However, we cannot predict the weather and we will often set up seating for a wedding ceremony both in the garden and in the Watermill venue itself. We wait until as a late as possible before deciding because we understand how important your vision is to you. Rest assured, whether you say ‘I do’ inside or out, the setting for your ceremony will look magical.

The ceremony is one of our favourite parts of the day, we simply love seeing a Bride for the first time in her dress, or watching the happy couple dance back down the aisle simply over the moon!


If you have any questions or queries about timings for the ceremony, how to get that perfect confetti shot or any questions regarding sharing your Spotify playlist, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Events Team who will be more than happy to help.

Call us at our beautiful wedding venue in Bath, on 01225 423894 or email



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