Great Facilities for Weddings and Events

We will never book you back to back with another customer.  You will have exclusive use of the marquee, gardens and grounds for your event allowing you to arrange all the proceedings as you wish. You will have access to the venue at least the day before, to prepare and install your decorations and also on the day after to clear down and collect any belongings. We want to offer you a high quality, unique and bespoke experience in a friendly flexible atmosphere, and that’s what you will find.

Old Bridge is surrounded by nearly two acres of beautiful gardens, lawns and mature trees. The south side of the house has a spacious paved patio area rising to an impressive 500-year-old Sweet Chestnut tree, from which we hang a triple seat swing! The garden to the north of the house is a mature wooded area with gravel paths and a flowing stream. At night we up-light the specimen trees around the garden for additional atmosphere. All areas are wheelchair friendly and represent a peaceful, rural, mature country garden surrounding the 16th Century house.

We want you and your guests to experience the comfort you would expect from a quality venue. From the elegant ensuite bedroom that is available throughout the day and evening to the bride and groom, to the well equipped catering area, to the heating in the marquee, to the low level lighting to the toilets and car park, and the freedom for you to put your own stamp on the whole proceedings, we are sure you will be happy with what we offer.  If not, we really want to know!

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Your party, done your way

To help you plan your event, we have compiled details of all the facilities that we provide.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be very happy to help.

The marquee is a magnificent clear span 30m x 12m and will seat up to 200 guests comfortably on round style tables. It is fully lined in ivory, a quality neutral carpet and lit with dimmable chandeliers, up-lights and fairy lights throughout. There is a stage and large dance floor and a separate and discreet catering area with power, water and work surfaces. We provide round and trestles tables and limewash chiavari chairs with ivory seat cushions. We have two sofa sets, which are an optional extra for a small charge, if you wish to have a sit-out area in the marquee.

Cars are parked in the field just across the lane from the entrance to Old Bridge.  The wide, hard surface gateway leads into a level, mown grass paddock with plenty of room.  For VIPs, elderly, or disabled guests, cars may of course enter the drive to drop off closer to all the activity, before returning to park, as it is nice to keep the drive clear during the main proceedings. Please note, cars are parked at their owner’s risk.

We pride ourselves on providing the very best facilities for you and your guests. Modern, purpose built toilets are available, together with full facilities for disabled guests and baby-changing. There is a fire pit with seating, available as an optional extra for a very small charge, for those who wish to have it. We locate it up close to the big tree and manage the lighting and fuelling of it during the evening. Guests of course need to be responsible for their own and their children’s’ safety at all time. For weddings, access to a large en-suite double bedroom is available for the exclusive use of the bride and groom, although we do not provide any accommodation, sorry.  Finally, as previously mentioned, we provide heating for the marquee in case the evening turns chilly, and we are also proud of the facilities we provide for your caterers.

You’ll be glad to know that a couple of extras that we don’t get involved in is corkage and VAT!

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.

John and Liz Blake
(01460) 240855
South Petherton,
TA13 5JE

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