The romance of Coombe Lodge is one that we believe will be hard to beat. It is truly a beautiful venue, loved and cared for by a devoted team. The venue will take your breath away, its sheer elegance and warming atmosphere always creates a welcoming and relaxed feel.
The 20 acres of glorious landscaped gardens at Coombe Lodge are ever changing. In spring, carpets of primroses, daffodils, bluebells and wild orchids cover the grassy banks and wooded shade. While summer sees the rhododendrons ablaze with colour, and mellow autumn spreads throughout the imposing trees in hues of gold. In winter, you are welcomed on your approach by warmly lit leaded light windows, revealing the flickering of candles and the soft glow from the log fires burning, luring you in to celebrate and relax in the cosy sumptuous interiors.
With a combination of grand vistas, tree lined lined pathways, secret gardens and a dazzling array of flowers, shrubs and mature trees, the grounds create an unexpected oasis of calm and beauty overlooking the Chew Valley. These beautiful grounds provide an ideal setting for celebratory cocktails on arrival, garden games on the lawn and romantic evening strolls – and the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.
The location of this romantic manor house is not only stunning but also very convenient, making Coombe Lodge the ideally situated venue for any occasion. They are only 13 miles south west of central Bristol, two miles off the A38 and within four miles of Bristol International Airport. Allowing guests to have that Country escape without being left in the middle of nowhere!
As you take the long sweeping drive that leads up to Coombe Lodge, you know you are somewhere special, somewhere that could be exclusively yours for your celebration or event. The combination of the grand family home, secluded gardens and breath-taking views across the Chew Valley are simply captivating.
Designed by the architect Sir George Oatley, Coombe Lodge was originally built between 1928 and 1932, and became home to the notable Wills family for the next 30 years. While retaining the splendour and elegance of its past – the house has been sensitively transformed into a beautiful, contemporary venue, with striking atmospheric lighting and original floors.
Coombe Lodge will always be exclusive to you. When you and your guests step into the intimate reception hall, you’ll find an open fire lighting the room with a warm amber glow, reflecting off chandeliers onto elegant limed oak panelling. As you pass down the glass-sided gallery, you catch sight of the peacock-fanned archways framing a picturesque view of the garden. From here you enter the bright and airy music room, and take in the panoramic views across Blagdon Lake to the Bristol Channel. The Music room is certainly impressive and an ideal reception area for wining, dining and watching the setting sun.
Whether you have 50 or 160 guests, there is a great choice of locations in which to hold your wedding ceremony. Including the Billiard Room, the Music Room or outside in the courtyard under the charming veranda – so come rain or shine there is always the perfect option.
Why not enjoy Celebratory drinks in the beautiful wood-panelled lounge and gallery, where guests can enjoy the open fire and grand piano. In fine weather make the most of the grand balcony with impressive panoramic views, or relax with your guests in the intimate garden courtyard.
Their cosy library offers the perfect location for some Tea & Coffee or post wedding breakfast cocktails, time to relax with your guests, and maybe enjoy a game of chess! Not far from the dance floor, guests can buy themselves a drink from the well stocked bar. They also offer their couple’s the choice to serve tailored cocktails, which they can create and their team serve to their guests.
There are 12 luxurious bedrooms available to your closest friends and family to stay overnight. The 12 rooms have been individually styled to retain their original features, while providing a befitting degree of comfort and elegance. Three of the rooms have the original, unique, art deco influenced bathrooms, which have been lovingly restored, while the other nine rooms feature large wet-rooms with walk-in showers, some featuring freestanding baths in the room. At the end of the evening, their panelled landing area is a welcoming space to relax, request some final drinks*, then reflect on an amazing day.
The Garden House, a B&B onsite at Coombe Lodge, also offers an additional 10 double bedrooms exclusive to guests.
In the morning a private breakfast room awaits, offering a traditional, and locally sourced choice of cooked breakfasts complemented by a selection of fine pastries, fresh fruit, yoghurt and premium cereals.
Coombe Lodge is a truly versatile venue, whatever the season it offers something special.
We had the most perfect wedding day at Coombe Lodge. The staff were amazing, the food was the best we have ever had at a wedding (everyone commented on it) and the scenery and dressing of the venue was second to none. The whole process could not have been more smooth in the run up and everyone was so lovely and helpful. The day was just amazing. You will never regret your wedding being at Coombe Lodge!
Mr & Mrs Holbourn
There was never a doubt in my mind I wasn’t not getting married here… it was convincing my other half that I had to… as you can imagine it took no convincing at all! The venue speaks for itself, everything about it is beautiful. Every single person we dealt with from start to finish were amazing, nothing was too much hassle. The food… WOW (that white chocolate mouse, best dessert ever!)
Clara you were amazing! Throughout the whole wedding just popping up making sure everyone/everything was ok and most importantly we were ok. Even the little things like making sure we had food saved back for us! Thank you so much Coombe Lodge you really are pros!
Mr & Mrs Sheldon
To every single member of staff that worked on our special day – we just wanted to say how truly grateful we are for all everyone did to make our day so incredible. Everything was perfect from the very start through to when we left after breakfast. You all worked so hard, nothing was too much trouble and you were all so professional and friendly. We can’t thank you enough for making us feel so special and ensuring our guests had everything they needed. You are a credit to Coombe Lodge and I hope you realise how much we appreciate your hard work and kindness.
Mr & Mrs Wainwright
From the minute we stepped into this beautiful venue we knew this was the perfect place for us to get married. We were made to feel very welcome and while we sat and talked with the wedding planner we watched the staff set up for that days wedding. The staff have everything organised to the last detail, they are very professional and nothing is too much trouble. Our wedding was in May this year and it was perfect, everything we imagined it to be and more. Tom and his team did everything on the day for us just as we had planned, Tom was so calm and helpful and just the best, I’ll never be able to thank him enough for all his help, particularly his sewing skills! All our guests loved it and said it was the best wedding they’d been too and the food was just wow! I wish we could do it all over again!
Mr & Mrs Higgins
What an absolutely wonderful day yesterday. As you know, Patrick & Sophie (and I) fell in love with Coombe Lodge over a year ago. Not just because of what a stunning location and venue it is but also because of you and your teams professionalism, and attentiveness and their nothing is too much trouble approach from day one. We can’t thank you, Martha and your team enough for guiding us up to and throughout a fantastic and memorable wedding day. It truly was amazing thanks to all the hard work put in by you and all of your team. We also greatly appreciated that you swapped your day off for us too! All our guests loved the venue, food and celebrations too but most importantly Patrick & Sophie loved every minute of a truly magical and memorable wedding day – ‘the best day of their lives’. Thank you and your team so, so much – we got there in the end and – boy – it was certainly worth it!