Welcome to Old Bridge


Welcome to Old Bridge, a historical 16th Century Elizabethan manor house, located in rural south Somerset. Surrounded by two acres of enchanting wooded grounds and gardens, it is the perfect backdrop for your special occasion. Old Bridge dates from 1580 and is built with the local, honey coloured Ham Stone. It has a wonderfully warm and unique character. As a listed building, we are honour-bound to retain its unique character for future generations, but in the meantime, it is a pleasure for us to share it with those of you who would like to enjoy the property as a majestic backdrop to a memorable event.

Our Venue

  • Complete exclusivity for you and your guests only.
  • Our magnificent marquee; the perfect space to bring your ideas to life.
  • Flexible and functional; everything you need for your day, your way.
  • Idyllic setting; our gardens and grounds provide a magical setting for photographs and entertaining your guests.
  • From 2017, we will offer marriage ceremonies in the Great Hall.
  • Superb location; conveniently located close to Yeovil and Taunton with easy access to the A303.


With good links to the A303

Make your Wedding Magical

A beautiful backdrop for the most memorable day of your life!

As a venue for your wedding, Old Bridge offers you all the elements you need to create your day exactly as you have always imagined. The front lawn and grounds are perfect for canapés and arrival drinks, garden games or even a bouncy castle or an ice-cream cart! Our spacious marquee is fully lined and carpeted, ready for you to transform it with your own ideas and inspiration. You have the freedom to arrange your preferred food, drink and entertainment exactly as you wish and an added bonus – we don’t charge corkage. We do not want to manage or organise your wedding, but we are here to help, advise and to assist you in any way we can.

Our spacious single span marquee (30m x 12m) is fully lined in ivory, carpeted with a colour of your choice and can comfortably seat up to 200 guests on round or banquet style tables. The marquee is also equipped with heating and dimmable lighting and a dance floor. At the far end, there is a separate and discreet catering area with power and water for your caterers. Tables and lime-wash chairs with ivory cushions are also provided. You have exclusive access from the day before your event right through until the day after. The bride, groom and the ‘I DO’ crew will have access to a large, ensuite bedroom in the house to give you the opportunity to freshen up or take a moment to relax during your day.

Old Bridge is available to book for marriages (coming in 2017), receptions, events and special occasions from May through to September. Please feel free to contact us to arrange a visit and explore our venue and facilities. The marquee will be up and available to view from early summer until late autumn if you wish to see the great space it provides. We are more than happy to advise and help you to arrange some of the finer points of your event and put you in touch with local providers that we can recommend, or follow the button to our links page.  Give us a call on 01460 240855 or email info@old-bridge.co.uk to arrange a visit and we look forward to meeting you.

More details on what we offer >Helpful Links >>
We could not believe our luck when we came across
Old Bridge, it was the perfect wedding venue…
We will be sure to recommend you at any opportunity.Mr & Mrs Payne

Making any Occasion Extra Special

An exclusive, unique, stylish and elegant location to arrange a special occasion. Old Bridge offers an excellent venue for gatherings both small and large – an anniversary, a celebration, a birthday or just an excuse to get together.

Old Bridge is a perfect venue for any special occasion. With plenty of  parking, level and disabled access, proper loos and a magnificent space in the marquee with all the facilities at your disposal; we offer a bespoke location for a very special occasion. It really couldn’t be easier to book and plan your event at Old Bridge, and you will find us very flexible too. Simply use the contact form or call us and we look forward to helping you.

We understand the time, thought and effort that goes into planning any sort of special occasion and this is why we keep our offering simple. All of the facilities we provide are flexible and can be moulded to fit your needs. Because we just know that a big family anniversary or birthday needs a special place, we have a beautiful space in the marquee that is waiting to be made your own. Rates of hire are available upon request, so please feel free to come and see us or call us with any queries you may have.

Our peaceful and rural setting close to Yeovil, Taunton and Crewkerne with good access and proximity to the A303, makes Old Bridge a unique venue for Corporate Days, Summer Balls and bespoke special events. With seating for up to 200, plenty of parking and proper loos, we will very comfortably accommodate your guests in a memorable environment. We are available for weekday bookings and would be very happy to discuss your plans.

Click on the images for galleries

Explore the house, grounds and gardens at Old Bridge, South Petherton; the perfect setting for a wonderful wedding or special occasion.

Old Bridge wedding venue has great facilities, including ample parking, proper loos and everything you need to impress your guests every time.

The marquee at Old Bridge has seen many transformations in its’ time. Have a look at what’s gone before and get those creative juices flowing.

We’ve been delighted to welcome many guests to Old Bridge to celebrate special occasions. We’ve gathered together some lovely memories to share with you.

Only 4 weekend dates left for next year: 6th May, 19th August, 2nd & 16th September. The marquee may be down but please come for a look round and a chat if you are interested. Please also remember that we can hold ceremonies all year round and on any day 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Sad day here at Old Bridge. The marquee is coming down for the winter. We are also having some dead trees trimmed and taken down. You are still welcome to come and look round if you are thinking about a wedding here but a little imagination is now required! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Some photos from last night to show you what our venue looks like 'done up'. You can decorate it however you like with all of the day before to set up and get organised and the following day to clear up. Old Bridge is exclusively yours so we won't be making you clear up at midnight because no one else will be coming the next day but you! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Packing up this morning for the last time this year on this beautiful autumnal day. Last night was our first golden wedding anniversary complete with ceilidh. Lots of fun had by all. Congratulations on 50 years of marriage Richard and Nicola. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

This was a very special wedding. It's nice to hear that it's memory is still well and truly alive. ... See MoreSee Less

I was really excited to have a go at this large scale wedding dress drawing, and what a dress it is! 🙂 absolutely beautiful. Commissioned by a husband for his wife's birthday. He also requested her b...

View on Facebook

Click for Photo-stream

Stunning venue and John, Liz & Family just can’t do enough for you. They go out of their way to make sure you’re happy with everything and have the grounds beautifully looked after for your big day. Thank you so much for the best day of our lives!! Mr and Mrs Davies

Contact Us Today

Please feel free to contact us on the details below or by using the contact form opposite. We look forward to hearing about your plans.

(01460) 240855
South Petherton,
TA13 5JE

Contact Form

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)


Your Message