In line with government guidelines, our venues are now open for events.  Read our Covid-19 Advice to Clients for more information.

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Historic picture of the Pump Room in Georgian times, Pump Room by J. Hill

About Us

Bath and North East Somerset Council operate and manage the Roman Baths & Pump Room, Assembly Rooms, Guildhall and Victoria Art Gallery, with the venue hire operation branded Bath’s Historic Venues. The buildings are delightful and unusual settings for weddings, parties, conferences and receptions.

Located at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site, and of special architectural and historic interest, our venues are certainly unique. But as well as being Bath landmarks, they are warm and welcoming centres of entertainment and hospitality, offering the capacity for the most modern of events.

But it is not just the buildings that make events at Bath’s Historic Venues so special. Our events team offer a friendly and personalised service for our clients from initial enquiry, to event execution. We work closely and share offices with our contracted caterers Searcys, who cater for all our events at the Roman Baths, Pump Room and Assembly Rooms to ensure events are seamlessly managed.

With the exception of our caterers, clients are free to choose their own suppliers, and as long as it doesn’t interfere with the historic fabric of the buildings, clients may theme the venues as they wish. We love it when our clients are inspired by their surroundings, and feel part of the history of the building.

We believe that our venues should be inclusive and enjoyable for all and we run a full schedule of in-house training including: Disability Awareness; Equalities, Customer Care: helping people with mobility, hearing, sight impairments, learning disabilities, people with autism.

The combination of beautiful venues and excellent service has gained us several awards, most recently the Best Business and Event Venue in the 2018 Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism awards. We also won this award in 2017.

It is our aim to provide our clients with events that are both memorable and rewarding, whilst also ensuring that the venues and historic collections are protected.


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The Bath Venues website was designed by Torchbox and is managed by WebSite Express.