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Wedding FAQS

We’ve tried to answer as many questions as possible, but if you have any further questions, please contact the Priston Mill team and we’ll be happy to help!


How far is Priston Mill from Bath & Bristol?
Priston Mill is about 6 miles from Bath and 10 from Bristol making it the ideal Somerset venue. There is a location map on our ‘Find us’ page.

What time will I be allowed to have access to the venue on the wedding day?
Your suppliers can access the venue from 9am on the day for wedding preparations. Ceremonies to begin anytime from 2pm onwards.

Can I bring my own food and alcohol?
All catering at Priston Mill is provided in-house. Our talented chefs provide a high standard of cuisine using top quality locally produced ingredients wherever possible. All food and drink is supplied on the premises by PM Hospitality with exception of a Wedding Cake. Wine, Champagne and sparkling wine may be provided by you however corkage fees apply. Please refer to our brochure for the current rate. Alcoholic table favours are permitted but a corkage fee will apply.

Could we have a cheese wedding cake?
We can adapt the cheese platter evening menu option to include a cheese cake. You can find this on our 'To Munch' Evening menu.

Do the menu prices change?
We review the menu pricing annually and any increase in food and beverage will be confirming in January each year.

What time does the bar open?
The bar is open from the start of your drinks reception through until 23:45. The bar is not open prior to the ceremony.

Do you cater for special diets at Priston Mill?
We have a wide range of vegetarian and Vegan dishes for all courses, please find our options on the 'To Graze' menu in the brochure. In addition, with prior knowledge we can cater to food allergies and special diets at your wedding.

When is payment required?
On booking we send a letter confirming the details of your wedding along with an invoice requesting a deposit payment of 55% of the venue hire and ceremony charge. The balance is due three - six months before your event, at your planning meeting. With the food and wines PM Hospitality ask for your final numbers four weeks before your wedding and then send a payment request. This is paid three weeks before your event.

Can we leave our cars overnight?
You are welcome to leave your vehicles as long as they are collected by 10.30am on the following day. There is a list of taxis on our guest information page. Please advise your guests that taxis must be booked in advance, as if not there is likely to be a long delay.

Is live music permitted at our wedding?
Discos & live bands, inside the venues, are no problem, however please note we can not allow smoke or haze machines. We recommend no more than a four piece in the Watermill and no more than a eight piece band in the Tythe Barn.

Do you provide a Master of Ceremonies?
We don’t have a stereotypical red-jacketed ‘Master of Ceremonies’; but all front-of-house here at Priston Mill will liaise and make announcements in an unobtrusive way to make your wedding day run smoothly. Alternatively, they can prompt someone of your choosing e.g. the best man, to make the announcements if you prefer.

Are there any hidden charges?
All tables, chairs, staffing, crockery, cutlery, glassware, white linen tablecloths and white linen napkins are included. We also have a number of cake stands that you can borrow.

Do you allow confetti at weddings?
Fresh flower petals can be used inside the venues & outside (in moderation). No confetti cannons, paper or foil. The use of smoke bombs for photographs is permitted in certain areas please discuss with us beforehand. Please ensure only the photographer uses these and not guests.

Are there any restrictions, for example with decorations?
There is no problem with flower arrangements, white candles, favours, confetti sprinkles or fresh petals. Unfortunately, we cannot allow the following inside the venues: helium-filled balloons, indoor sparklers, freeze-dried petals, silk petals, powdered glitter, coloured candles on the tables or confetti bombs. Outside, we do not allow bouncy castles or drones at Priston Mill.

Do you have a children’s menu for the wedding breakfast?
Generally, children enjoy the same meal as the adults at a discounted rate. Alternative choices can be made available and these can be discussed at your wedding planning meeting.

Do you allow fireworks?
If you are thinking of having a firework display please contact one of our team as this may be possible but only via our recommended firework supplier. Sparklers are to be used outside only.

Can I use your sound equipment?
Our sound system can be used to provide background music throughout the day. If you have specific music that you would like to be played, please create a playlist on Spotify and send it to your Event Manager prior to your wedding. Or, if you prefer we can select a suitable playlist for you from our music library.

When do we have our planning meeting?
Generally planning meetings are held around 3 months before your wedding or party, on Monday - Thursdays. The last appointment of the day starts at 3.30pm.



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