In BathVenues

Bath has long attracted directors and producers eager to feature the city’s stunning Georgian architecture and surrounding manor houses and countryside on both the big and small screen. 

The city features in Hollywood hits including Les Misérables, The Duchess, and Vanity Fair. On the small screen, the cobbled Queen Street stood in for Victorian England in a special episode of Sherlock. More recently, you might have noticed Bath in The Trial of Christine Keeler and Belgravia, and the city had a starring role in detective drama McDonald and Dodds – now on its second series. 

Bath’s latest starring role as a location comes courtesy of Bridgerton. The series, which has now become Netflix’s most watched series ever, is set in the Regency era and produced by Shonda Rhimes and stars none other than Julie Andrews as narrator. 

The Assembly Rooms

With scenes from Belgravia, The Duchess and Bridgerton shot in the grand Georgian rooms of the Assembly Rooms – an event, meeting or conference here will feel like stepping onto a movie set. The interlinking rooms provide capacity for up to 500 delegates with an additional exhibition and refreshment space. 

The venue offers a great deal of flexibility in the three expansive and historic spaces: The Ball Room, the Tea Room and the Great Octagon. The Tea Room is ideal for smaller conferences, offering space for up to 250 delegates, whilst the Great Octagon is perfect for registration, refreshments and exhibitors. In addition to syndicate rooms, there is also an office and green room on site. The main rooms have natural daylight, full blackout facilities and free WiFi. 

Assembly Tooms

Image - Assembly Rooms, Credit Lee Neil

The Guildhall

The Guildhall is conveniently situated in the heart of the city near the Pump Room and the Roman Baths and was used to film one of the ball scenes in Bridgerton and has a maximum capacity of 360 guests. An impressive setting for a wedding ceremony and reception, the Georgian interiors and grand staircases make a magnificent backdrop for a celebration. The large Banqueting Room is also an ideal location for a conference, with a number of useful syndicate rooms in the building. The venue is available for hire during the day and in the evening. 

Guildhall

Image -  The Guildhall

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Taking centre-stage in Bridgerton is the Royal Crescent – one of the UK’s finest examples of Georgian architecture and used in the series for many horse and carriage scenes. In the middle of the Crescent sits the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, five-star haven of elegance and tranquillity with 45 bedrooms set in an acre of glorious gardens. Meetings and events or up to 60 guests can be held in luxurious spaces, from The Sheridan Room to The Library, which can be configured in any way needed, from boardroom-style to more relaxed garden meetings, as part of exclusive delegate packages and tailored event planning guidance. 

With five-star meetings facilities sitting alongside uniquely designed bedrooms, each full of character and modern-day charm; award-winning dishes created and served with pride; tranquil and quiet gardens; and an idyllic spa with indulgent treatments, you can be sure of a memorable event.

Royal Crescent

Image - The Royal Crescent Hotel, Credit Alexy Fedorenko 

Holburne Museum 

The Holburne Museum is a great location for private events for up to 100 people. Situated in Sydney Gardens where Jane Austen spent a lot of her time while she lived in Bath and overlooking one of the grandest streets in the city Great Pulteney Street, the Holburne Museum’s Garden Café and Terrace is the perfect venue for celebrations and corporate events.

The museum can provide a variety of catering using only the finest ingredients, sourced as close to home as possible. Surround yourself with fine art in The Brownsword Gallery seating up to 100 people while the Davidson Gallery is suited to more intimate gatherings and events for up to 30 people.  

Image - Holburne Museum Image - Holburne Museum 

Hotel Indigo Bath

Hotel Indigo Bath opened on South Parade – a grand Georgian terrace in the centre of the city – in the Autumn of 2020. The hotel was used in the filming of series 2 of ITV’s recent detective drama McDonald and Dodds. The Parlour meeting room has capacity for 10 people so is perfect for small meetings. Facilities include Wi-Fi, a large flat screen tv for presentations, flip charts and conference phone. 

Image - Hotel Indigo Bath - Credit Veerle EvansImage - Hotel Indigo Bath ,Credit Veerle Evans

Bath Rugby 

Close to Pulteney Wier and Pultney Bridge, which was used in the 2012 film version of Les Misérables and for the recent series of MacDonald and Dodds, is Bath Rugby Stadium. No other city can lay claim to having a sports stadium nestled right in the centre of a World Heritage Site! Les Misérables featuring an all-star cast, used the bridge – which can be seen from the stands of the stadium – as the location where Javert, played by Russell Crowe, takes his own life in a dramatic, plot-impinging scene. 

With several boxes, suites and lounges Bath Rugby is a great option for sporting fans. Hire a box (for up to 20 people) to watch the match in luxury and experience great hospitality or hire one of the rooms for a conference or meeting. 

Image - Pulteney Bridge

Image - Pulteney Bridge

Bowood Hotel, Spa and Gold Course 

Located in Wiltshire, just outside of Bath, Bowood House and Gardens and the wider Estate have been used for several popular dramas including Poldark and Sanditon, as well as the more recent Downton Abbey film. 
Situated at the heart of the Bowood Estate in spectacular countryside, Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort provides an impressive setting for corporate events, including day and 24-hour meetings, conferences, product launches, exhibitions and celebrations, accommodating up to 240 delegates for meetings and 176 guests for private dining. The 18-hole championship golf course is the perfect location for a corporate golf day and with 2000 acres of parkland, Bowood also offers the ideal destination for rides and drives, test drives and family fun days. 

Bowood

Image - Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort
To discuss hosting your event in Bristol or the surrounding areas contact the Meet Bristol & Bath team on events@meetbristolbath.co.uk or make an enquiry.

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Assembly Rooms
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ASSEMBLY ROOMS - Tea Room empty- Credit Lee Niel

Originally built for entertaining, the stunning Georgian Assembly Rooms offer a unique corporate hospitality experience.

The Guildhall
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Weddings at The Guildhall credit Freia Turland

Located in the heart of Bath and built in 1775 this is a beautiful space

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
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Crescent view

The Royal Crescent Hotel offers a unique and exclusive experience for your occasion.

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