Forde Abbey & Gardens

Forde Abbey and Gardens Chard, TA20 4LU, Somerset, Somerset

Info about Forde Abbey & Gardens

A beautiful and historic country house venue with award-winning gardens that offer romance, elegance, grandeur and beauty, the perfect backdrop for memorable photographs and a very special day with your family and friends. Forde Abbey never books more than one wedding at a weekend, making it exclusively yours to enjoy.

Forde Abbey is available for civil marriage ceremonies, civil partnerships and chapel blessings. Both the beautiful Great Hall and the medieval Monks’ Refectory are licensed for civil weddings.

The Great Hall, with its oak panelled ceiling and tall mullioned windows, is a truly majestic room. Built nearly 500 years ago by Forde’s last abbot, this room seats up to 200 guests and creates a stunning backdrop to your ceremony. The room is equally suited to summer weddings with sunlight streaming through its South facing windows, or to winter weddings where the enormous open fire and 16th century chandelier cast a romantic glow over proceedings.

If you have a more intimate ceremony in mind, the Monks’ Refectory offers a cosier setting for up to 80 guests. Surrounded by family portraits, this friendly room opens directly on to the North side of the Abbey, allowing you a private celebration.

Suitable For

Birthday party (adult)
Celebration
Christmas party
Private party
Wedding

Foods

Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Professional Kitchen

Facilities

Reception
Outdoor

Features

Disabled Access
Live Band Facilities
Dj facilities

Drinks

Alcohol License

Staff Options

Wedding Coordinator

Capacities