Celebrate your special day exactly how you want it! The Silk Mill now opens its doors to brides and grooms looking for a unique space in which to host their wedding and wedding reception.
Here are a couple of reviews from the Wedding Secret:
"We were the first couple to have our whole wedding (ceremony and all) at the Silk Mill and it was absolutely everything we could have wished for. Aside from being a wonderfully calming space, filled with light, the room is really a blank canvas, which enabled us to create exactly what we wanted for the day, which was a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Kate and Damon were extremely helpful at all stages, passing on recommendations for various practical things (trestle table hire, security staff etc.) but without imposing anything on us at all. We would wholeheartedly recommend the Silk Mill for anyone who wants a lovely space for a DIY, hands-on wedding celebration in the heart town."
"We really enjoyed getting married at the Silk Mill, and loved being able to make it exactly how we wanted it. It’s a beautiful space with wonderful light - right in the centre of Frome yet hidden away. Having already had our legal ceremony in Bath we were able to hold our exchange of rings ceremony outside under the colourful awning, looking out over Frome.
Kate was so helpful the whole way through, and very relaxed and friendly in terms of decorations, access times, caterers and how we used the space. We also had plenty of time before and after to set up and clear up which made everything less stressful. Our caterers were able to use the kitchen, and also had a BBQ outside. We would highly recommend getting married at the Silk Mill!"
The Silk Mill in the centre of Frome and close to St. John’s Church hosts weddings as well as its programme of arts and other cultural events. Our natural light gallery and south-west facing courtyard is suitable for couples seeking a bespoke, artisan approach that allows creative freedom.
Our seated capacity is 100 and we have full disabled access. We have a wedding licence so that legal wedding ceremonies can be held in the gallery as well as the celebration.
We have a kitchen suitable for heating and serving food which has been prepared elsewhere. We have sufficient utensils for 100 covers. You can organise catering yourselves or we can recommend a selection of excellent local businesses to help.
We put the gallery at your disposal for 4 days over the weekend from Thursday to the following Monday morning.
You can run your own bar with no corkage charge but you will need to appoint someone who has a personal licence. We have a premises licence but even if you are not charging for drinks licence objectives need to be met. Part of the licence states that we are required to restrict the playing of live music until 11pm and recorded music until midnight. Our licence requires that if you have more than 75 guests then you will need to employ an individual to oversee security.
The awning in the photograph is put up for the summer months. We have 70 or so wooden chairs and about 8 round tables but if you want more or different ones, marquees, chairs etc. these can be provided by South West Marquees who are familiar with the venue. We have photoshop files that will help you arrange your seating plans.
Also available to hire…..
Vincentine – 1975 Peugeot J7 Camper van
Vincentine is a beautiful 1975 Peugeot restored to the highest standard. She can be hired for use at the Silk Mill as an extra room or a honeymoon suite during the time of your wedding.
We provide linen and a complimentary bottle of champagne!
We can provide you with a list of contacts for people we have worked with in the past who will help you organise most aspects of the wedding.
The rear of the building can be accessed by vehicles for the setup and any guests with special requirements but there is no general parking for guests. There are car parks in town very close to the Silk Mill, (Vicarage Street, M&S car park, Market Yard and Cork Street).
We recommend that you visit the venue first to explore a bit further and then if you would like to make a booking we ask for a 25% deposit and the balance one month before the wedding. If you would like information about prices and availability of dates we would love to hear from you via the contact form at the bottom of this page.
“My partner and I booked the Silk Mill at the last minute to get married at a very busy time of year, New Years Eve! Kate was extremely friendly and accommodating in getting our booking organised and truly went above and beyond to assist us. She was flexible with payment due dates, she allowed us to view the space as much as we needed, she sent over all necessary info including dimensions and facilities. Kate’s assistance and helpfulness really made all the difference when organising our own wedding. Certainly an amazing place for a wedding – it truly can be transformed into the vision that you want.”
A Halloween Wedding held here in 2015
'Everybody just went on and on about how beautiful the venue was!'
'Having the time to set the space up how we wanted it made our wedding feel very relaxed.'
'Frome has got so many wonderful people to contribute towards making a wedding special and a bit different'