Dorset/Somerset/Gloucs/Oxfordshire venue needed - preferably dry hire
I'm newly engaged and new to this forum and just starting the big venue hunt! We're looking at May-Sep 2020 and definitely a Saturday or at a push a Friday in school hols.
We're looking for a venue for around 140 people, with an outdoor ceremony option and lovely indoor spaces for the meal and party (no marquees etc). We would love to have enough on-site accommodation for family at least (if we could have 25+ rooms that would be amazing!). The tricky bit though is we are looking for dry hire if possible (we really want great food, cocktails etc and an open bar without spending a fortune) and a whole weekend would be the dream so we could enjoy it with the family for longer. If we have to use in house caterers and/or bar that might be OK so long as they are flexible and don't charge loads for options within courses, evening food etc.
Ideally we'd have it in Dorset or Somerset, or potentially Oxfordshire though we could go up to Gloucestershire/Wiltshire area too. But we want it to be nearish to a station with a direct train from London (preferably under 2 hours) - we and friends are London-based, but my fiance is originally from the SW and we also have people coming from the Midlands.
Does anyone have any ideas? The best option I've found so far is North Cadbury Court, although it's not cheap even once you charge back rooms to guests! Others I've found are:
Does anyone have any other ideas or comments on any of these venues? (sorry not sure what's going on with the line spacing there!)
Thanks in advance!