Venue Name: St Audries Park
Location: West Quantoxhead, Taunton, Somerset
Please tell us a little about St Audries Park’s history
St Audries Park was built as a Private Manor House, and was originally owned by Sir Baldwin Malet, who started extensive building works to the manor and estate; Many generations of Malets followed.
The Estate was sold to the Balch family when further changes were made to the manor; a third floor and a gothic porch were added, and a magnificent Orangery was built within the grounds and used as a private Chapel. One of their nine children, Christiana, devised a shell grotto using local sea shells from St Audries Bay, together with some brought back from her trip abroad during her Grand Tour.
In 1848 the estate was bought by Sir Peregrine Fuller Palmer Acland for his daughter Isobel, and remained in the Acland Hood family until 1934 when it became a private boarding school for girls. St Audries hosted its first wedding in 2003.
What type of venue is St Audries Park?
St Audries Park is an exclusive use wedding venue in Somerset, set within 100 acres of tranquil grounds, boasting a deer park, manicured lawns and sea views.
Who works at St Audries Park?
St Audries Park boasts a brigade of chefs who produce sensational food, and a team of staff who maintain the house and grounds to impeccable standards. A dedicated team of Front of House Managers ensure the smooth running of each and every wedding day, and our housekeeper and her team ensure that the venue looks immaculate at all times.
Is St Audries Park licensed for wedding ceremonies?
The magnificent Orangery within the grounds, and the beautiful Drawing room are licensed for civil ceremonies.
What can a couple expect from having their wedding at St Audries Park?
A beautiful venue set within stunning grounds, and a team of experienced, friendly and accommodating staff dedicated to providing impeccable service and food. The Exclusive Use of the house and grounds is guaranteed to each couple.
What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and reception at St Audries Park?
130 guests can be seated within the Ceremony rooms and Banqueting Hall, and up to 250 guests can be accommodated for the evening reception.
Does St Audries Park have its own caterers or can couples choose to bring in their own caterers?
St Audries Park has a full team of chefs who prepare delicious fresh food on the day of each wedding, using fresh locally sourced produce, providing outstanding quality and presentation.
What types of packages are available at St Audries Park?
St Audries Park offers a package to suit all budgets, and packages can be tailored to suit each couple’s needs.
What do you think is the best thing about having a wedding at St Audries Park?
The impeccable service in the lead up to the wedding and on the wedding day itself; the team ensure the smooth running of each and every wedding.
Does St Audries Park have any rooms for guests to stay?
St Audries has up to 33 bedrooms available and several cottages within the grounds as additional accommodation. Two day weddings are becoming ever more popular, made possible with extensive accommodation within the grounds.
How many weddings does St Audries Park hold per year on average?
Does St Audries Park have a wedding co-ordinator on site and are they available on the day of the wedding?
St Audries Park offers a dedicated Front of House Manager to each couple, to oversee the smooth running of their special day.