FAQs

Can we bring our own caterer?

All catering at Coombe Lodge is provided in-house by our talented team of chefs. We pride ourselves on a high standard of cuisine using top quality, locally produced ingredients wherever possible.

How far is Coombe Lodge from Bristol?

Coombe Lodge is located about 10 miles from Bristol & Weston-Super-Mare and 18 miles from Bath There is a location map on the ‘Find us’ web page.

Do you cater for special diets at Coombe Lodge?

We have a wide range of vegetarian dishes for both the starters and main courses. In addition, with prior knowledge we can cater for vegans, food allergies and special diets.

Can we leave our cars overnight?

You are welcome to leave your vehicles as long as they are collected by mid-morning of the following day. There is a list of taxis on our guest information page which you should remember to book in good time.

Can we have chair covers, chocolate fountains or casinos?

Chocolate fountains are provided by us and we use the services of specific companies with regards to chair covers and casinos.

Is live music permitted?

There is no problem organising Discos and live bands within the venue.

Do you provide a Master of Ceremonies?

We do not have a stereotypical, red-jacketed ‘Master of Ceremonies’, but all the front-of-house team here at Coombe Lodge will liaise and make announcements in an unobtrusive way to make your day run smoothly. Alternatively, they can prompt someone of your choosing i.e. the Best Man, to make announcements if you prefer.

Are there any hidden charges?

All tables, chairs, staffing, crockery, cutlery, glassware, white linen tablecloths and white linen napkins are included in the price. We also have a number of cake stands that you may borrow. If you require coloured linen we can arrange ordering this for you but at a small extra cost.

Do you allow confetti?

Fresh rose petals and bio-degradable confetti can be used inside the venues & outside on the lawns, (avoiding the paths and flower beds).

Are there any restrictions on decorating the venues?

There is no problem with flower arrangements, floating candles, white candles, favours, confetti sprinkles or fresh petals. Unfortunately, we cannot allow Chinese lanterns, indoor sparklers, freeze-dried petals, silk petals, coloured candles or confetti bombs on the tables.

Have you a children’s menu?

Generally children enjoy the same meal as the adults at a discounted rate. Alternative choices can be made available and these can be discussed at your wedding planning meeting.

Do you allow fireworks?

Unfortunately we only allow silent fireworks through approved suppliers.

When do we have our planning meeting?

Generally planning meetings are held 2-3 months before your wedding or party, on Mondays-Thursdays between 9.00am & 5.00pm.