Add a dash of big screen romance to your wedding plans with Somerset’s beautiful and quirky film locations. Our unique landscape, historic buildings and picturesque towns have set the scene for some great movies and TV shows over the years.
Robin Hood Wedding
Channel your inner Robin or Maid Marion at Kilve or Porlock. Kilve beach was one of the locations for Bryan Adam’s chart topping romantic hit “Everything I Do (I Do It For You)”, the theme from Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves. For a more light-hearted take on the Lincoln Green clad legend, Maid Marion and her Merry Men was filmed at Hawcombe Woods near Porlock.
St Audries Park
Romantic Poetry Wedding
No more wandering lonely as a cloud, now you’re getting married. Follow in poetry’s footsteps over the Quantocks to Hestercombe House, one of our ceremony venues, where Pandaemonium was set. Starring Linus Roache and John Hannah, this 2000 biopic about Coleridge and Wordsworth shows off Somerset’s hills to their finest.
Wells is the epicentre of the Somerset film scene. Practically the whole of England’s smallest city was featured in Edgar Wright’s brilliant comedy Hot Fuzz (winner of SCC’s World Cup of Somerset over on Twitter!). Stage your wedding shoot on the cathedral green, where The Huntsman: Winter’s War was shot in 2016. The Bishop’s Palace even featured as a French castle in an episode of Poldark. Or how about taking a literary stroll down Vicar’s Close, the oldest residential street in Europe, featured in The Canterbury Tales (1972) and the hit series Wolf Hall. For fans of Benedict Cumberbatch, and we’re sure there’s a few out there, keep an eye out for sets from The Hollow Crown.
Wells Cathedral Green
To The Manor Born Wedding
Cricket St Thomas, with its 14th century origins, is steeped in history and a stunning setting for your wedding day. You may prefer to add references to Penelope Keith’s To The Manor Born, rather than its time as Crinkley Bottom and the home of Mr Blobby.
Cricket St Thomas Hotel
Another one of our venues that is proud of its filmstar credentials is Orchardleigh House, near Frome. From classic murder mystery 4:15 From Paddington to 2006’s The Queen starring Helen Mirren, it’s a wonderful backdrop with some great ideas for a themed celebration.
Filmstar Venue: Orchardleigh House
Then there’s Brympton House, near Yeovil, which was the backdrop for scenes from Restoration and Chocolat. A feast worthy of King Charles, or a chocolatier’s table of magical desserts – it’s a wonderful setting for your reception.
Filmstar Venue: Brympton House
One Direction Wedding
Head to North Somerset and the town of Clevedon, and you’ll recognise plenty of landmarks. Broadchurch was filmed around the town and surrounding area, while the movie Never Let Me Go featured scenes on historic Clevedon Pier. You too can say “I do” out on the water, before recreating a shot from One Direction’s “You & I” video along the boardwalk.
Weston-super-Mare’s old pier featured in Kazuo Ishiguro’s BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated Remains Of The Day. While the original Grand Pier is sadly gone, you can now get married in its replacement, or at the Winter Gardens Pavilion, which also features as the setting for Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson’s afternoon tea.
Fantasy Sci-Fi Wedding
Cheddar Gorge is a breathtaking jewel in the Somerset landscape and was voted one of Britain’s 7 natural wonders. It provided a dramatic backdrop to the giant’s lair in the 2013 movie Jack The Giant Slayer with Ewan McGregor and Nicholas Hoult. The other must-see feature of the Mendip AONB is Wookey Hole, which lent its atmospheric rocky features to episodes of Doctor Who and Blake’s 7. For the dedicated Whovian, what better way to tie the knot than in the footsteps of a Cyberman?
Wookey Hole Caves
Four Weddings & A Funeral Wedding
It might not be the most romantic of locations, but the Ilminster bypass has a starring moment in Four Weddings & A Funeral. If you fancy saying “I Do” while not noticing that it’s still raining, it could be the route to your Somerset venue too. We’ll also gloss over the fact that Hugh and Andy were agreeing to not get married!
Jane Austen Wedding
Montacute village, and National Trust property Montacute House, have hosted Kate Winslet in Sense & Sensibility, Johnny Depp in The Libertine, and Claire Foy in Wolf Hall. Montacute House was also the inspiration for the manor in Wallace & Gromit’s Curse Of The Were-Rabbit!
Your wedding venue, your engagement photo location, inspiration for your wedding theme and reception food, or simply somewhere to visit on your Somerset minimoon: our glorious scenery and romantic spots will make you fall in love all over again.
Browse the full list of our ceremony locations in the Venue Directory.