This Is Where Happily Ever After Begins
We can customize your event to your specific needs. From a complete package where everything is included but the dress, in our magnificent venue for you to create your own special day. We can create a package for ever budget. Bring your fiance and take a tour of our facility. We would love to create an event that will leave you and your guests with special memories that will last a life time.
Planning your wedding at the Abbey
Start planning your special day by signing up for a personal tour of our 123-year-old converted church. We know you’ll fall in love with our beautiful 19th Century local treasure......gorgeous woodwork, soaring arches, sparkling stained glass casting colors into the chapel! The working E.M. Skinner pipe organ that swells and fills the room with angelic music. Once your ceremony ends, walk right down stairs to our beautiful wine cellar reception hall, after, the happy couple can spend the night at our on-site Kairnigul Cottage.
Sit down with your personal Wedding Coordinator and discuss every detail.
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The wedding ceremony
Your wedding ceremony will take place in the grand, yet intimate Sanctuary, where pew seating accommodates up to 150 of your family and friends. The alter is the center of it all, where you will take your vows and first steps as a married couple.
After the ceremony, guests are ushered to a cocktail hour in the vestibule! Where they will guests enjoy either butler-passed or displayed hors d’oeuvres. We’ll pump music throughout the entire venue, with your personalized playlist, while our in-house skilled staff handles the “flip” to reception inside. And don’t worry, we’ll work with you on every detail beforehand, so we’ll know just how you want your reception to look when we are finished!
“Our wedding at the Abbey was better than I ever imagined possible. Everything came together so perfectly, from the food to the setup of the venue itself.” –Kim B.
Your wedding reception is where the Abbey staff really shines. Two options that accommodate between 80 or up to 160 people. Choose from options like a seated dinner or a modern cocktail reception, rely on our accomplished staff to meet all of your needs on your special day! For a seated dinner, the Abbey can accommodate up to 80 guests with tables surrounding the dance floor in the Wine Cellar. If you’re looking for a fun and casual reception with up to 100 of your closest friends and family, then the Abbey’s spin on the modern cocktail reception is the route for you. Swap out formal seating arrangements for tall cocktail style tables, strategically arranged chairs and up to two open bars and you’ll have plenty of room for mingling and dancing. The reception room has access to two restrooms, one handicapped accessible, Both our reception room and chapel are handicapped accessible. More than 80 people, in the summer months we have our reception tent set out back. Beautiful White Tent with clear sidewalls, the white billowy tent liner gives the tent a dreamy formal look, perfect for your special day and can accommodate up to 160 of your guests. We can offer you either the Chapel or the whole space for your wedding and reception needs. Space rents out in 4 hour blocks , but we can quote you a full day or day and a half day.
The Kairnigul Cottage at the Abbey
Book our 4 bedroom on-site cottage for your bridal party. Decorate the reception hall, spend the night with your best pals for a intimate cozy evening getting ready for the next step in your life or after the reception the happy couple can retire on-site before slipping away on their honeymoon. Call for rates.
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Our music and events hall has NO religious affiliation. We are non-denominational and welcome ALL.
"My husband and I LOVED having our wedding at Somerset Abbey! The church is beautiful and perfect for even a smaller wedding like ours was. They have multiple ways to play music for the ceremony and during the reception. They do all the set up and clean up for the reception area. Stacy is very accommodating and extremely helpful. We also contracted her to cook the brunch. The food was delicious. I had lots of people talking to me about it and I loved to bring the leftovers home with me. My bridesmaids and myself also stayed in the cottage next door. Stacy brought us a tasty breakfast in the morning. I cannot emphasize how much we loved having our wedding there. It was perfect." Maria C. - Sept. 2017
"We hosted our daughter's wedding at the Abbey this weekend. Great venue... food and bar. Stacey, Tom and crew were amazing. Very affordable! I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Bonus is the house next door... we used it the weekend for the wedding party to stay Friday & Saturday nights. Madison is very lucky to have them in town! Thank you for everything this weekend! " J. Soper - Oct. 2018