Getting married in socially distanced style

By Ben Carey on 11 September, 2020

The events industry, like many others, is looking to get back on its feet after the most challenging year on record.

With events on hold over the summer, venues are seeking to reassure those looking to celebrate special occasions with loved ones.

Current government restrictions allow for small weddings, with up to 30 people able to gather for ceremonies and seated receptions, and Bath offers an unrivalled backdrop for those lasting memories.

Bath’s Historic Venues and their caterer Searcys, have put in place additional measures at weddings for the safety of both guests and staff at their venues.

Having already hosted a number of ‘Covid-secure’ weddings, the feedback from couples has been overwhelmingly positive.

At the Roman Baths, ceremonies can take place at either 8.30am or 7.30pm, avoiding busy times in the city centre. The unique and historic venue is also outdoor and sheltered, with plenty of space for guests to distance. In addition, the Terrace overlooking the steaming waters of the Great Bath is an atmospheric spot for a meal afterwards, all of course at a safe distance.

For art lovers, ceremonies are available at the Victoria Art Gallery, which is ideally suited to small weddings. It is also possible to marry at the Grade I listed Assembly Rooms or the opulent Guildhall.

So whilst how weddings are held has changed, the beautiful backdrop of Bath’s historic venues is still there (as they have been for hundreds of years) for those tying the knot.

Visit the Bath’s Historic Venues website for more details.