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Exterior of the Assembly Rooms, Bath

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'.  This beautiful building has been voted the UK's top City Wedding Venue in the UK Wedding Awards 2017

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.

Find out about the history of the Assembly Rooms or click on the links for more information about weddings and business events.

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

If you are a National Trust member wishing to visit the venue, please check availability in advance, as we may be closed for a private event. Please call the Assembly Rooms reception on 01225 477789.