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Bath Spa University is licensed venue for marriages and civil ceremonies – with 30 different spaces within the grounds available for hire, including a Grade I listed manor house and a lakeside garden temple. We are delighted to be able to support the local community with this service.

Set in picturesque parkland designed by Capability Brown, the University’s grounds feature historic listed buildings, a nature reserve, a lake, woods and fields. It is a truly stunning location and hosted its first ever wedding in May 2015 and is now fully open for bookings.

The estate, called Newton Park, is located in the rolling countryside of Somerset, four miles west of the historic city of Bath, known for its natural hot springs and 18th century Georgian architecture.

The venue is well equipped with a variety of different buildings, rooms, accommodation and outdoor spaces to cater for a range of different sized weddings.

The impressive Main House manor building features a cantilevered staircase that is lit from an etched, glazed dome providing the ideal backdrop for a wedding party to descend before their ceremony in one of the rooms which can cater for groups between 10 and 50 guests.

There is an option to have the ceremony at a garden temple overlooking the lake, at a stunning 13th tower called the ‘Castle’ which remains of a fortified manor house, or outside in the picturesque Italian gardens.

Other spaces available for hire for those looking for something different include a state-of-the-art TV studio, amphitheatre, and gatehouse built in the early 15th century as part of a medieval manor house.

For larger weddings or those wanting to put on a show the University Theatre holds up to 200 guests or the brand new Commons building can cater for between 20 and 300 guests.

For more information about venue hire at Bath Spa University or to make a booking please use the enquiry form below or call 01225 876700.

Room Name Floor Capacity Building/Location
Atrium (CM.G01) Ground 300 Commons
Function Room (CM.G24) Ground 200 Commons
Michael Tippett (MTG.01) Ground 200 Michael Tippett Centre
Theatre (UTG.01) Ground 200 Theatre
Refectory (MN.G09) Ground 200 Refectory
Studio (CM.G46) Ground 150 Commons
Refectory (MN.101) First 100 Refectory
Garden Temple Ground 80 Garden Temple
Foyer (MT.G30) Ground 75 Michael Tippett Centre
Foyer (UT.G07) Ground 75 Theatre
Function Room (CM.G23) Ground 70 Commons
Function Room (CM.G09) Ground 60 Commons
Function Room (CM.G10) Ground 60 Commons
Living Room (MH.G15) Ground 50 Main House
Sitting Room (MH.G16) Ground 40 Main House
Billiard Room (MH.G10) Ground 35 Main House
Studio (CM.G44) Ground 35 Commons
The Bridge (CM.123) First 30 Commons
Study (MH.G13) Ground 25 Main House
Veranda (MH GC6) Ground 25 Main House
Castle (CEG.01) Ground 20 Castle
Wedgewood Room (MH.G14) Ground 20 Main House
Inner Lobby (MH.ST1) Ground 20 Main House
The Bridge (CM.126) First 20 Commons
Gate House Ground 15 Italian Garden
Foyer (MH.G21) Ground 10 Main House
Summer House Ground 10 Italian Garden
Entrance Ground 6 Castle
Stable Gate Ground 6 Italian Garden
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