A Beautiful Wedding Ceremony at Leigh Court
Leigh Court is licensed for both civil ceremonies and civil partnerships and can accommodate up to 120 guests for your ceremony.
Ceremonies can take place inside in the Great Hall where you can make a grand entrance on the floating staircase, or for an intimate ceremony, the beautiful Tapestry Room can accommodate up to 60 guests.
When you book your ceremony, you will need to agree the date and time of your ceremony with us and with Somerset Registrars. The registrars will arrive prior to your ceremony and conduct short interviews with you both, separately, in our private meeting room.
You may wish to personalise your ceremony with readings, music and promises to each other. If you wish to walk down the aisle to live music, we can recommend musicians, harpists and string quartets.
We also welcome blessings, humanist ceremonies and the renewal of vows.
Please note that the Great Hall is only available for ceremonies on Saturdays and Sundays. Read our wedding FAQs.
Alternatively, you may wish to have a church service. There are several churches to choose from in the local area that welcome couples from inside or outside the parish.
You will then arrive at Leigh Court for the reception, where you can still make an entrance and announcement if you wish.
The Great Hall
As you enter the Great Hall for your ceremony, you’ll be transported back to the Regency era of balls and banquets, where the extraordinary floating double staircase and high ceilings were made for dramatic entrances.
The Great Hall was recently featured in Netflix’s Bridgerton and Sanditon amongst other period dramas, so we’re sure that its classic backdrop is going to impress.
It’s also a lovely place to display your wedding cake, or have a harpist, string quartet, or live band play during the ceremony and reception, with the room having natural acoustics.
The Wedding Breakfast
We have several rooms available for your wedding breakfast depending on the number of guests you want to accommodate. The Library is the most popular room with space to seat up to 109 guests; and if you want to dance the night away, the dining tables can quickly disappear and be replaced with a shimmering dancefloor. During the warmer months, the doors of the Library open directly onto the rolling, manicured lawn – the ideal viewing spot for a fireworks display or outdoor food and entertainment.
The Tapestry room also provides a beautiful setting for your wedding breakfast, with space for up to 60 guests. This room is elaborately decorated, with stunning gold finishes and a decorative ceiling.
In the evening, up to 400 guests can enjoy music and dancing using all the rooms on the ground floor. Our gardens are a perfect setting for serving tasty street food such as BBQs, hog roasts and pizzas from a wood fired oven. While guests can relax on the comfortable outdoor chairs watching the sun set.
Larger Weddings and Celebrations
For larger parties, we can arrange for you to hire a wedding marquee that you can use for your wedding breakfast or evening celebrations. You’ll be on the lawns of Leigh Court and will have full access to its facilities.
To ensure that sure you and your guests have the perfect day, afternoon, or evening, our friendly team has curated two special wedding packages that allow room for flexibility, personal preferences, and bespoke services on your special day. You can find our wedding packages here.