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

Assembly Rooms

The Assembly Rooms is one of Bath's most prestigious venues, perfect for business events, weddings and parties.

Designed by John Wood the Younger in 1769 this fine set of public rooms was purpose built for a particular eighteenth century form of entertainment: the assembly. When they were completed in 1771, they were described as ' the most noble and elegant of any in the kingdom'. 

Image: Exhibition in the Great Octagon
Exhibition in the Great Octagon
Image: The Tea Room
The Tea Room
Image: Awards event in the Ball Room
Awards event in the Ball Room

Each of the four rooms, the Great OctagonTea RoomBall Room and Card Room, had a specific purpose, as their names suggest, but they could all adapt for other functions, as they still do today. Guests can move easily, behind closed doors, from room to room throughout the day and there is a small formal garden, well suited to drinks receptions. The world-renowned Fashion Museum, located on the lower ground floor can also be hired for private events.

If you are a National Trust member wishing to visit the venue, you will need to book tickets to the Fashion Museum online in advance. Visit the Fashion Museum website to book.

Assembly Rooms Virtual Tour

360 Degree Tour

Click the image above to take a virtual walk through the elegant Assembly Rooms.

Although the venues are closed at the moment, please let us know if you would like a virtual “venue visit”. We will join you on a virtual tour, answer your questions in real time, and highlight the key points of interest relevant to your event.

Find out more about the Assembly Rooms:

To book, find out more or to view the venue, please call the team on 01225 477786 or complete our enquiry form.