Babington HouseSomerset BA11 3RW United Kingdom ∫+44 (0)1373 812266 View their website
Average Base Cost: $59,000
Average base cost for a Babington House wedding is calculated by figuring a 90-person guest list for a Thursday night wedding including food, flowers, alcohol, venue fee, and accommodations for 90 guests. Prices have been converted from pounds and rounded up.
How it Breaks Down:
For $59,000 here is what you get…
Facility: You get the entire house from 3 p.m. on a Thursday until mid-day on Friday
Ceremony: St. Margaret’s chapel is on the grounds of Babington House and dates back to 1750. The chapel accommodates up to 90 guests for a religious service. A more informal civil ceremony can be held in the main house for up to 120 guests.
Accommodations: This price includes accommodations for up to 82 guests in their 33 guest rooms, as well as an additional 8 guests at the nearby Talbot Inn.*
*Note: If you are going to have guests pay for their own rooms, prices range from $540/night to $1,000+. (converted from pounds), which means the price you pay will come down by about $25,000!
- Flower arrangements
- Champagne reception and bites
- Dinner for up to 90 people in The Orangery
- Red and white wine with dinner
- Champagne for toasts
- Wedding cake
- House DJ
- Drinks in the bar
- Midnight snacks
- Full English breakfast the following morning
Sample Wedding Dinner Menu Includes:
Starters: Buffalo mozzarella, tomato, and basil; House-cured salmon and caperberries with chives; Prawn cocktail
Mains: Asparagus and broad bean risotto; Lamb shoulder with carrots and kale; Chicken tagine with chard and mint yogurt
Desserts: Lemon tart; Babington brownie with double-chocolate ice cream; Passion fruit and almond roulade
Space Type: Inside/outside
Bridal Suite: Yes
Size: Minimum number of guests is 60/Maximum is 120
Food Service Type: Seated
How Will Grandma Get There? Grandma can stay in one of the 33 bedrooms on the grounds or in the nearby Talbot Inn which is included in the cost. The bride/groom will most likely want to stay in the largest suite, The Playroom, which has a freestanding bath and fully-stocked (free) bar. Sweet.
Party On!: Babington House wedding rental time begins at 3 p.m. the day of your event, and can go until whatever time you want (the grounds are isolated so you don’t have to worry about waking up anybody except the sheep!)
Located among the hills of Somerset, Babington House is a Georgian estate that sits on over 18 acres. Babington House is owned by the same group that owns the Soho House properties in New York, Los Angeles, London, and Miami. The property, which is a 2 hours and 20 minute drive from London, is entirely yours for the duration of your Babington House wedding (24 hours). The 18 acres contain a walled Victorian garden (which the house uses ingredients from to make their cocktails), tennis courts, a cricket pitch, lake, pools, and their “Cowshed Relax” spa.
Woman Getting Married Says:
What’s not to love about this English countryside property? It’s spacious, breathtaking, offers an expensive but not insane package price considering it’s being converted from pounds, and has the same owners as one of the best private clubs (Soho House) in the world. I’m ready to go there on vacation ASAP (or have an awesome birthday party)! I love the fact that your guests get to stay on property for the night (or two or three), and if guests pay for their own rooms the price quoted above will come down by about half. If you’re looking to have a destination wedding in the English countryside that’s beyond idyllic, I highly recommend checking our the Babington House.