£3m wedding venue revamp

Clevedon Hall

Clevedon Hall - Credit: supplied

THE owners of Clevedon Hall are spending some £3million on the historic mansion in a bid to make it one of the area’s best wedding venues.

Clevedon Hall

Clevedon Hall - Credit: supplied

The Victorian mansion was first used for weddings in 2010 and has proved a popular location for couples from North Somerset and further afield.

Now, millions of pounds are being spent on creating 25 new bedrooms on the first and second floors of the building.

Due to be finished by November, the rooms will mean wedding couples along with their friends and family have the option to stay at Clevedon Hall for their celebration.

The rooms are being created as an alternative to previous plans which would have seen an outbuilding on the estate off Elton Road converted into a hotel.

General manager John McCarthy said: “We found an architect who came up with some good plans to enable us to use the upper floors of the hall.

“Some of the advice we received before meant we thought it couldn’t be done, mostly down to the complicated plumbing involved.

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“The work is being carried out around whatever events we do have booked in.

“Downstairs is also being refreshed with some new furniture and artwork.

“Our aim is to have something that will create wonderful experiences for everyone who comes here.”

Before being opened to the public for functions and weddings, Clevedon Hall was used as the base for a telecoms company and before that was home to St Brandon’s School for Girls.