Bath Pavilion

North Parade Road, Somerset, Bath

If you are seeking to host the perfect event in Bath in a unique and charming iconic venue, which is historic, chic, yet simple with understated elegance and a relaxed atmosphere then Bath Pavilion is probably the best wedding and events venue you will find in Bath.

Built in 1910, Bath Pavilion is a splendid Edwardian period building, constructed in sandstone, typical of most of Bath’s architecture. Its vast internal proportions offer a unique and versatile space to suit all types of formal and informal events.

It is centrally located in the heart of Bath, between Bath Rugby and Bath Cricket Grounds with good parking facilities, easy access to both the Bus and Train stations, with direct National Rail Links to London, It is close to National Chain Hotels and charming Boutique Hotels, and a short walking distance into the town centre.

Bath Pavilion comprises of a huge auditorium, raised stage, large entrance lobby with a licensed bar, café area and a convenient kitchen. Any of the beautiful spaces within Bath Pavilion can be hired and transformed to create the most discerning luxurious surroundings customised down to every last detail by our friendly experienced staff, to make your event a truly special day for you and your guests.

For any type of party or event, the Bath pavilion can be transformed from one of the largest event spaces in Bath into a more  intimate  smaller spaces, ideal for all types of functions.

Wedding venues in Bath

Bath Pavilion is a historically unique venue with an iconic building within the heart of Bath, and the perfect place to hold your special day. Whatever your occasion we have our own Civil Wedding License so you can enjoy your fairy-tale day from exchanging vows too celebrating the night away with your family and friends late into the evening.

Whatever the size or style of your wedding in Bath we can customise it to suit your requirements. Bath Pavilion is one of the few places in the South West of England that can cater for 1000 guests. With a spacious capacity for any size wedding party from 100 – 1000 the main auditorium can be spectacularly transformed beyond recognition in a number of ways for a truly memorable occasion.

We work closely with professional companies to offer you; Live music entertainment, professional lighting, drapes, tables, covered chairs and seating, floral arrangements, and specialised wedding event catering from designer banquets to intimate dinners, and tempting menus to give your guests an experience they will never forget.

Corporate Events

Whether you wish to deliver the annual conference and win hearts and minds, build better relationships with stakeholders with an Industry seminar or bring companies together with a Tradeshow, create an Innovative Product Launch to impress the media, provide powerful Training Sessions or motivate employees with outstanding teambuilding activity days, or a more intimate Strategic planning meeting or even reward your hardworking employees with a Party, Bath Pavilion is a fantastic venue to achieve all of this and more.

Music and entertainment

Bath Pavilion, an iconic building, has a rich history in entertainment events having been used as an entertainment venue for over a 100 years. Over the last few decades, this historic venue has hosted some of the best British Names in Music, including Legends; The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Adam Faith and more recent hot talent, The Vaccines, The Shires, Paloma Faith, Lily Allen, Oasis, Blur, Supergrass, The Darkness, Beautiful South and The Proclaimers. So why not give your event star appeal too?

Bath Pavilion is central to the community of Bath and offers the ability to put on an array of varied entertainment from Music to Comedy and Sports events to Parties and Celebrations.


Bath Pavilion was originally designed and built as Baths’ premium venue for recreation and entertainment, with over 100 years history for holding live music. Bath Pavilion is situated between the Bath Rugby Club and Bath Cricket Ground on land forming part of the original Bathwick Estate owned by The Forester Family. The Bath and County Recreation Ground Company (Ltd) formed in 1894 originally opened the building in 1910 as the Somerset County Skating Rink offering all year round roller-skating. It was a premium venue with a solid rock maple floor and three sessions a day held to live music entertainment as well as offering food and refreshments. Unusually it was the third roller-skating rink in Bath competing with two other venues in but it remained as one of the largest in the County of Somerset attracting visitors from far and wide.

Bath Pavilion was later bought by the local Bath and North Somerset Council and in November 1930 it renamed the building “The Bath Pavilion” and reopened it to the Public as a Music Concert Hall. The very popular and community focused Mayor of Bath, Mr Alderman T.Sturge Cotterell MBE.JP, had been very much behind the reopening of the building and his intentions was to turn it into the finest music entertainment venue in Bath.


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