The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths is one of the greatest historical sites in Northern Europe attracting nearly one million visitors a year.

Around Britain’s only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex that still flows with natural hot water.

The Roman Baths is open daily for general admission. During July and August the museum is open until 10pm enabling visitors to explore the ruins until late.

>> Roman Baths visitor information

Outside of these times the Roman Baths can be hired exclusively for private events and celebrations. This atmospheric venue in the centre of Bath creates a memorable backdrop for all occasions big and small including drinks receptions, dinners, concerts and weddings.

The Pump Room

Adjoined to the Roman Baths is the stunning Pump Room complex. This elegant Bath venue with its Corinthian columns, glittering chandelier and spa fountain really has the wow factor.

Today’s Pump Room stands on the site of a smaller building built by John Harvey in 1706. Aristocrats came here to ‘take the waters’ – firmly believing in the curative powers of the hot springs.

As visitor numbers grew, Thomas Baldwin and Samuel Palmer built a larger Grand Pump Room in the early 1790s – its elegant, neo-classical style inspired by fragments of the Roman Temple discovered directly below during excavations. It soon became the destination for high society to meet and enjoy lavish entertainment. Jane Austen even mentioned it in her novels Northanger Abbey and Persuasion “Every creature in Bath was to be seen in the room at different periods of the fashionable hours”. The place inspired other authors too, such as Mary Shelley, who wrote the iconic Frankenstein while staying in lodgings next door.

Over 200 years later, most of the splendid Georgian features remain unchanged – including the marble vase, that still pours with rejuvenating spa water.

During the day the Pump Room operates as a restaurant and is open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. At certain times of the year (July, August and Christmas) the restaurant opens in the evening for late tea and dinner.

The Pump Room Trio or Pianist plays every day throughout the year to add to your enjoyment while dining in the restaurant.

The Pump Room is available to hire for private events and weddings in the evening either independently, or alongside the Roman Baths.


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Voted as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, Bath is the only city in Britain to be designated as a World Heritage City by UNESCO. The combination of stunning architecture, fabulous attractions, shopping and boutique accommodation make it a great host city for a private event or a wedding to remember in Bath.

Venue hire at the Roman Baths and Pump Room is managed by Bath’s Historic Venues and catering is managed by Searcys.

For venue hire information and availability please contact Bath’s Historic Venues on 01225 477786 and for catering information please use Searcys enquiry form below. 



If you’re looking for a wedding venue in central Bath then The Roman Baths and Pump Room could be the perfect venue for you

Whether you’d like a small and intimate wedding or something bigger the venue offers versatile space for a manner of events and functions. We pride ourselves on being flexible and have a range of wedding packages available. Alternatively we will be happy to put together a bespoke package tailored to your specific requirements.

The Roman Baths
The Roman Baths at the heart of the World Heritage city date back approximately 2000 years and make the most magical setting for a unique wedding. The Baths are licensed for civil ceremonies and are perhaps one of the most stunning and romantic locations in Bath and beyond for weddings.

The Pump Room
The Pump Room is one of the most elegant and atmospheric venues in Bath, providing a memorable setting for any dinner, party or reception. It partners perfectly with the Roman Baths, where pre-dinner drinks may be enjoyed.

Terrace and Reception Hall
The Terrace overlooks the Great Bath and is ideal for a wedding breakfast or dinner for up to 80 guests. Adjoined to the Terrace is the Victorian Reception Hall which provides a great space for a party or wedding reception. The central desk can be completely transformed into a bar in the evening and there is plenty of room for a band or disco.

Kingston Room and Drawing Room
The Kingston and Drawing Room are intimate and refined rooms Ideal for smaller ceremonies and private dinners for up to 40 guests with fabulous views across to Bath Abbey.

Every little detail covered

  • Wedding coordinator to help with the planning of your special day
  • Dedicated banqueting manager on the day
  • White table linen and napkins
  • Use of 14″ cake stand and cake knife



From Sunrise to Sunset
Special morning ceremonies beside the steaming waters of the torch lit Roman Baths are available at 8:30am, followed by a delicious Champagne breakfast in The Pump Room Restaurant. Alternatively evening ceremonies are available at 7.30pm followed by a wedding reception in the Pump Room or Terrace and Reception Hall.

Wedding Receptions
For your evening wedding reception there are many catering options and our experienced team will be happy to guide you and talk through what you’d like for your special day.

Seated Buffet menus start from £26.95 per guest + VAT
A seated buffet combines formality with a more relaxed feel compared to a dinner, there are two packages to choose from. All tables will be dressed with crisp white linen and laid with cutlery, crockery and glassware just as with a dinner.

Dinner menus start from £35.00 per guest + VAT
Perhaps you’d like to tailor your own wedding breakfast menu? You may wish to go for something quite seasonal and the layout of the dinner menu is designed to help you do this. Searcys work on three course set menus but can guide you further if you would like to offer your guests a choice.

Wedding packages start from £60.70 per guest + VAT
Searcys wedding packages are designed to make planning your wedding that little bit easier. Within each package is a sample dinner menu and a drinks package (to include one glass plus top up during the drinks reception, ½ a bottle of wine with dinner and a toast to the happy couple). The wines with each package vary.

Perhaps you have something else in mind?
We are very happy to discuss with you any catering ideas that you may have, whether you’re looking for something more informal or aren’t quite sure where to start please contact us on 01225 444477.


In Bath you can mix business and leisure. As a compact city, Bath’s Historic Venues and the main attractions can easily be reached on foot.
The Roman Baths and Pump Room is just a ten minute walk from Bath Spa train station and bus station. Direct trains run every 30 minutes from London Paddington to Bath Spa and take just 90 minutes making it an accessible location for a business meeting or event outside of London. Trains run from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa frequently and take just over 10 minutes.

These historic Bath venues offer a versatile space for business meetings and corporate dinners:

The Roman Baths
The Roman Baths are at the epicentre of this world heritage city and can be hired exclusively in the evening for private events.
Ideal for: drinks and canapé receptions, bowl food events.
Capacity: 320 for drinks reception.

The Pump Room
The Pump Room has long been the focal point for social gatherings in Bath so there couldn’t be a more suitable venue for an elegant gala dinner or dance. With its Corinthian columns, crystal chandelier and spa fountain the room needs little decoration to create an unforgettable event.
Ideal for: corporate and gala dinners, balls, drinks receptions, parties and award ceremonies.
Capacity: 200 for dinner or 160 for a dinner dance.

Terrace and Reception Hall
The Terrace overlooks the Great Bath and is ideal for a dinner for up to 80 guests. Adjoined to the Terrace is the Victorian Reception Hall which provides a great space for a party or reception. The central desk can be completely transformed into a bar in the evening and there is plenty of room for a band or disco.
Ideal for: drinks receptions, private dinners, Christmas parties.
Capacity: 200 for a drinks reception, 150 for dinner, 130 for a dinner dance.

Kingston Room and Drawing Room
The Kingston and Drawing Room are intimate and refined rooms with fabulous views across to Bath Abbey.
Ideal for: small drinks receptions, lunches and dinners, small meetings.
Capacity: 50 for a drinks reception, 40 for dinner.

Business Events
For meetings and conferences we offer a comprehensive day delegate package including refreshments and lunch options.
For corporate events we have formal and informal catering options, from a three course dinner to bowl food and all that’s in-between. We will discuss your requirements with you before suggesting a catering option to compliment your event.

We are also happy to put together unique catering concepts should you have ideas of your own or any particular theming that you’d like incorporated.


The menus below provide a sample of some of the dishes available. Full menus are available on request.

  • Dining at the Roman Baths

Package 1 at £26.95

- Freshly baked breads
- 2 main courses
- 2 fresh salads or our locally grown vegetables
- 1 dessert or 1 cheese option
- Fair-trade freshly brewed coffee and handmade chocolates

Package 2 at £29.95

Freshly baked breads
- 3 main courses
- 3 fresh salads or our locally grown vegetables
- 2 desserts or cheese options
- Fair-trade freshly brewed coffee and handmade chocolates

Hot Meat

Gloucester Old Spot pork stew with glazed apples, organic cider and parsley rice
Lamb tagine with apricots, dates, sweet potato and cous cous
Abbey Ale braised beef with mushrooms, baby onions, bacon lardons and creamed potatoes

Hot Fish

Prawn, salmon & spinach fish pie with Cheddar dauphinoise

Hot Vegetarian

Roasted peppers filled with goat’s cheese, cous cous, shallots and basil
Leek, blue cheese & tarragon tart
Butternut squash, spinach & wild mushroom risotto with Parmesan and roast shallot oil
Roast fennel, courgette & tomato lasagne with pecorino and thyme

Cold Salad Main Courses

Somerset honey glazed ham with ale & apple chutney

Side Salads

Chargrilled broccoli, chilli, garlic and toasted almonds
New potato with mustard seeds, garlic oil, chives and crispy bacon
Pickled beetroot with orange, feta and crushed pistachios

Seasonal Vegetables

Pan roasted roots

Desserts & West Country Cheeses

Caramelised lime tart with seasonal fruit compote
Colston Bassett Stilton, Quickes Mature Cheddar and Somerset Brie served with grapes, celery, speciality biscuits and freshly baked breads

We work on minimum numbers of 40 guests, quoting individually for smaller parties. All prices are excluding VAT.
Full cocktail reception from £14.40 per guest (minimum 8 per guest). Pre-dinner cocktail reception from £7.20 per guest (minimum 4 per guest)

Hot Meat Canapés

Smoked bacon & thyme risotto cakes
Venison sausages with Cumberland sauce
Cottage pie with Quickes Mature Cheddar

Hot Fish Canapés

Chilli marinated scallops with coriander and lemongrass
Skewered tiger prawns with aioli dip

Hot Vegetarian Canapés

Bath soft cheese tartlet with caramelised onion chutney

Cold Meat Canapés

Wiltshire lamb fillet on rosemary loaf with pea purée and mint jelly
Fillet of West Country beef with tarragon & garlic croute

Cold Fish Canapés

Peppered smoked mackerel mousse on a granary toast
Seared tuna with sweet pickled ginger & black pepper dipping sauce

Cold Vegetarian Canapés

Asparagus & shallot tart with lemon & Somerset butter sauce
Chilli & sweetcorn blinis with mascarpone & mango salsa

Dessert Canapés

Chocolate shots with clotted cream
Caramelised pineapple skewers with honey mascarpone
Toffee and banana tart

We work on minimum numbers of 40 guests, quoting individually for smaller parties. All prices are excluding VAT.
Menus from £14.85 per guest to include your choice of three bowl food dishes with two canapé desserts. Additional dishes at £3.95 per dish. Canapé desserts at £3.60 for two.

Hot Meat

Maize fed chicken marinated with tomato, chorizo and rice
Braised beef with baby onions, bacon, red wine and creamed potato
Hock of Wiltshire ham, bubble & squeak with Cheddar sauce

Hot Fish

Cornish crab cakes with noodles, coriander and chilli salad
Megrim sole goujons with hand cut chips and tartare sauce

Hot Vegetarian

Roast sweet potato, wilted spinach and baby onions with basil pesto
Parsnip & green chilli curry with rice, cashews and toasted coconut
Wild mushroom & leek risotto with pecorino and garlic oil


Grilled seasonal vegetables with minted cous cous, goat’s cheese and harissa
Baby potatoes with sun blushed tomato, Kalamata olive and tapenade drizzle
Smoked salmon & tiger prawn cocktail

Hot Bowl Food Desserts

Apple & cinnamon crumble with vanilla sauce
Chocolate bread & butter pudding with clotted cream

Cold Canapé Desserts

Egg custard tart
Mini pavlova with strawberry fool

We work on minimum numbers of 40 guests, quoting individually for smaller parties. All prices are excluding VAT.


Smoked chicken, seared fennel & walnut salad with cider vinegar dressing
Duck liver pate with summer leaves, raspberry vinaigrette and toasted sourdough
Trio of salmon with a mustard & dill dressing
Grilled Lubborn creamy goat’s cheese with vine tomatoes, green olive & balsamic dressing
Warmed wild mushroom tartlet with tarragon cream sauce, crisp shallots and white truffle oil

Main Courses

Roast fillet of Lackham Farm beef with butter roast new potatoes and summer vegetables
Breast of corn-fed chicken wrapped in smoked bacon, crushed potatoes, fine beans, carrots, Sedgmoor honey & mustard sauce
Roast sea bass with fresh parsley mash, sautéed spinach and a lemongrass, ginger & coriander sauce
Slow roast shoulder of Wootton Bassett lamb with rosemary buttered potato, swede & carrot mash
Roast red pepper & courgette tart with herb cream, halloumi and minted pea & broad bean dressing


Trio of desserts with chocolate mousse, passion fruit brulée and a blueberry meringue
Caramelised lemon tart with blueberries and raspberries
Chocolate mascarpone cheesecake with white chocolate sauce
Tuille basket with pineapple, coconut ice cream and mango sauce
Vanilla crème brulée with hazelnut shortbread and fruit shot

We work on minimum numbers of 40 guests, quoting individually for smaller parties. All prices are excluding VAT.
Menus from £14.00 per guest based on your choice of 7 items. Additional items at £2.00 each.

Sandwiches & Wraps

Your choice of wrap, sandwich (white or brown), bloomer or ciabatta:
Houmous, feta & carrot
Pastrami and gherkin mayonnaise
Roast red pepper & mozzarella

Hot Meat

Jerk chicken with coriander yoghurt
Beef burgers with caramelised onion relish

Hot Fish

Anchovy, garlic & black olive sourdough pizza

Hot Vegetarian

Potato rosti with sour cream & chives
Leek and Bath Ale rarebit with onion confit

Cold Meat

Traditional pork pie

Cold Fish

Olive crisp bread with smoked salmon and lime marmalade
Smoked haddock & sour cream tartlet

Cold Vegetarian

Quickes Cheddar scones with red onion chutney
Skewer of buffalo mozzarella, sun-dried tomato and roasted aubergine


Caramel meringue fool with blueberries
Coffee & chocolate choux pastries

We work on minimum numbers of 40 guests, quoting individually for smaller parties. All prices are excluding VAT.

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