The Lakeside

Welcome to the Lakeside wedding venue, nestled at the foot of the Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, only 7 miles from the county town of Taunton. Set on the historic Cothelstone estate, our venue occupies Cothelstone Park, a rolling expanse of parkland, complete with a beautiful lake, approached by a winding tree-lined drive. The drive and parkland once served the grand Cothelstone House that was sadly demolished back in the 1960s.

A lot of time, money and effort, supported by both DEFRA and the Quantock Hills Association, helped return this slice of Somerset heritage back to its former glory, including reinstating the original driveway, repair work on the lake, lawns and boathouse and crafting our wonderful rustic jetty. We are now proud to share this truly stunning piece of Somerset countryside, in the next chapter of its life as a remarkable reception venue.

What to expect from us…

At the Lakeside, our aim is simply to deliver a wonderful wedding experience that you and your guests will never forget. We offer the beautiful setting with all the necessities in place, whilst you can make the choices that help create the unique event for the unique couple. You will have exclusive use of the venue and you can rest assured we will be on hand to assist with planning, recommending suppliers and caterers, helping decorate, and making sure everything ticks along nicely!