Your dream wedding
The happy couple ...

How we turned
Fiona and Martin's
dream day into reality

Create your dream wedding at Taunton School

Taunton School Events have successfully planned and managed over 700 weddings at Taunton School over the past 15 years, making it one of the finest wedding venues in Somerset.

This professional and experienced team offer the full package of service from your initial meeting to the elegant running of your special day.

Historic Taunton School not only provides the most beautiful wedding venue for such an important event, the school also provides peace of mind as all couples are able to plan every detail of their dream day with a dedicated wedding planner.

Take time to browse this site then come and visit Taunton School to see how we can help you create your dream wedding in Taunton, Somerset.

We have a few dates remaining this year and are now booking for 2017 and 2018 ... so if you are looking for the perfect wedding venue in Taunton, Somerset, don't miss out!

To find out more about our Wedding Fairs and Open Days, click here.

A picture paints a thousand words ...
The perfect setting for your wedding

Founded in 1847, Taunton School is set in a beautiful 50-acre site in Somerset, one of the most attractive counties in England. It boasts a fine range of high quality 19th century Gothic Style buildings complemented by 20th century additions, creating the perfect venue for weddings in Somerset.

The Chapel, built in 1907, seats 300 comfortably in Collegiate style pews. The large Chancel and Apse have moveable padded individual seating and an Organ.

The Chapel is a beautiful venue for a Christian wedding in Somerset and offers a stunning venue in which couples can cement a promise made in a Civil Ceremony with a blessing of their marriage.

Views from recent happy couples ...

Thank you so much for making our wedding so special - it was absolutely lovely. Please pass my thanks on to all staff involved. I have received so many comments on how lovely it was including the venue, food and waiting staff – everyone who attended had a wonderful time. It was everything and more than we could have asked for and we were looked after so well!

Natalie Fursland, April 2016

Melissa and I just wanted to say a massive thank-you to you, your team and Taunton School in general for holding a fantastic wedding for us. It was perfect and we really enjoyed the day - the food was fantastic!! I would certainly recommend Taunton School to other people following our experience.

Liam and Melissa Canham, April 2016

Our wedding has come and gone but the memories associated with it are guaranteed to last a lifetime. Thank you so much for being part of our special day and ensuring everything ran smoothly.

Ebony and Daniel Cook, March 2016

Take a look at our Weddings Brochure

Please contact the Events Team for further information about weddings bespoke to your requirements or to request a wedding pack. Our aim is to provide you with the perfect wedding venue in Taunton, Somerset.

The Events Team are always on hand to discuss your requirements and are always happy to meet with you at a pre-arranged time so you can view the venue.

Click on the image to open our Weddings Brochure in a new window.

Real wedding experiences

Fiona and Martin Murphy wrote to us about their wedding experience at Taunton School and you can read about it here.

Taunton School - the perfect wedding venue in Somerset.

Wedding ceremonies and services

Taunton School offers a wide variety of wedding venue services in Taunton, Somerset. Click below for full details.

Taunton School has six suites approved for Civil Wedding Ceremonies in Taunton, Somerset. These ceremonies are performed by Taunton’s Superintendent Registrar, who can be contacted at The Registry Office

Write to:

The Old Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street, Taunton TA1 4AQ.

Tel: 01823 282251

Once you have decided on your Civil Wedding Venue in Somerset, all arrangements should be made directly with the Registrar, who is able to take a provisional wedding booking up to two years in advance of the wedding date.

Taunton School – the best venue for civil ceremonies in Somerset.

First class wedding catering

A set wedding menu comprising a starter, main course and dessert to be chosen from the seasonal menus shown here. Set price of £39.95 per guest.

Main courses can be chosen from the Premium courses menu as an alternative to the main courses offered, this will incur a supplementary charge as stated on the Premium menu.

Couples are welcome to look at other options for catering at their wedding, from afternoon tea through to evening celebration menus.

Contact our Taunton School Wedding Planner to discuss the right menus to create your dream wedding in Somerset ...


Plate of food

Spring and Summer Menu



Buffalo Mozzarella & Vine Tomato Salad with Mixed Olives, Sun Blushed Tomatoes & Pesto

Air Cured Parma Ham, Mango & Rocket Salad dressed with Balsamic Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Red Onion

Pea, Mint & Spring Onion Soup with Cheesy Croutons

Marinated King Prawns with Fresh Coriander & Lemon served on a Bed of Baby Leaf with a Thousand Island Dressing

Wild Mushroom Soup finished with a Swirl of Cream

Game Terrine – layers of Venison, Pork & Duck wrapped in Bacon served with a Cumberland Sauce

Chilled Potato Soup with a Watercress Pesto & Goats Cheese Crostini

Rose of Melon served on a Bed of Seasonal Fruits





Roasted Topside of Local Beef served with a Yorkshire Pudding & Rich Red Wine Jus

Fillet of Salmon presented on a Bed of Creamed Leeks

Lemon Roasted Breast of Chicken with a Creamy Crème Fraiche & Crispy Bacon Pieces

Loin of Pork with a Crunchy Topping and an Apple Cider & Thyme Jus

Breast of Chicken finished with Mascarpone, Olive & Sundried Tomato

Braised Spring Lamb with Coriander & Cumin





Triple Chocolate Brownie served with Chocolate Sauce

Fresh Strawberries and Cream

Lemon Posset finished with Seasonal Berries

Baked Cheesecake garnished with Blueberries and Raspberries

Pot au Chocolate finished with Cream

Sticky Toffee Bread & Butter Pudding

West Country Cheese & Biscuits (£4.00 supplement per guest)

Coffee & Mints (included)

Autumn and Winter Menu



Roasted Tomato Soup With a Pesto Crouton

Smoked Salmon & Prawns With Horseradish & Lime Dressed Leaf

Prosciutto accompanied by Marinated Melon Finished with Wild Rocket

Leek & Sweet Potato Soup Finished with Cream & Parmesan Croutons

Rose of Melon Served on a Bed of Seasonal Fruits

Warm Tartlet of Prawns & Dill With a Citrus Dressing

Gorgonzola & Mascarpone Cheesecake With Caramelised Onion Chutney

Wild Boar Terrine Dressed with Cranberry & Orange Sauce





Rump of Beef Braised with Wild Mushrooms & a Rich Red Wine Jus

Roast Breast of Chicken Served with a Light Tarragon Cream

Slow Roasted Shank of Lamb With a Rosemary & Redcurrant Jus

Confit of Belly Pork With a Honey & Cider Sauce

Loin of Cod topped with a Walnut Crust Finished with a Light Lemon & Tarragon Cream

Roast Topside of Local Beef Served with Yorkshire Pudding & Rich Red Wine Jus

Breast of Chicken Served in a Chorizo Olive & Tomato Sauce





Apple & Blackberry Crumble

Baked Cheesecake Served with Mulled Berries

Mocha Pot au Chocolate

Sticky Toffee Pudding Served with warm Toffee Sauce

Taunton School Mess – a delightful mix of Sticky Meringue & Raspberries & Cream

Belgian Chocolate Cheesecake Served with Cream

West Country Cheese & Biscuits (£4.00 supplement per guest)

Coffee & Mints (included)

More thanks from our brides and grooms ...

Thank you for all your hard work in preparation and on our wedding day. It was so good to be in safe hands. Our day was absolutely perfect. We had a wonderful day which has given us so many happy memories.

Claire and Lee Gibson

Thank you so much for all your help in organising our wedding at Taunton School. Thank you for your support and patience leading up to the wedding and to you and your team for
making everything run smoothly on the day. Our wedding really was a dream come true
and was better than we could ever have wished for.

Holly and Tom Winter

Thank you for all your hard work to make our day truly perfect. The feedback from our guests has been incredible! The Chapel is a stunning setting and the whole day was everything we had hoped for.

Scott and Laura Hooper