Tasty Tipples for Somerset Weddings

It’s no secret that Somerset is home to some of the most beautiful wedding venues in the UK, including our very own Chew Valley Weddings. Surrounded by enchanting woodland, we provide a magical backdrop for the biggest day of couples’ lives. So, once you’ve found your dream venue, what’s next?

Well, every bride and groom want to ensure their guests can eat, drink and be merry. What could be more special than sipping drinks lovingly made by local suppliers? Of course Somerset is world renowned as the home of cider, but the region offers so much more! From spirits and wines to beers and soft drinks, we have compiled this list of tasty treats just for you.

Here are our top picks:

 Sparkling Wine

The award-winning Wraxall Vineyard is nestled in Somerset’s Mendip Hills, a perfect location to grow grapes capturing the very essence of English wine. Rivalling former wedding favourites champers and prosecco, the vineyard’s sparkling white wine is full of soft bubbles and gentle fruit flavours, ideal for celebrating together.


Launched by a small group of bartenders who believed a local and unpretentious gin should be affordable for everyone, the now multi-award-winning Bristol Dry Gin was founded just three years ago. You can choose between a variety of gins so there is a taste to suit everyone. A range of beautiful artisan gins are also ideal if you’re considering having a cocktail bar during your wedding reception.



Bristol has firmly secured its place as a leading light in the craft brewing movement, doing the basics brilliantly while adding experimental approaches. The Independent recently named Wiper and True’s Kaleidoscope  Pale Ale as one of the UK’s best beers. It’s the ultimate craft beer, with every new batch containing a different combination of hops for a constantly evolving flavour.


Soft Drinks

It’s important not to forget about guests who can’t or don’t want to, drink alcohol on the big day. Lovely Drinks, based in Bristol, offers a delicious range of  premium presses and sodas. Every artisan drink is free from preservatives and concentrates, using no artificial sweeteners, colourings or flavourings. With 20 Great Taste Awards under their belt, the company remains committed to using only the very best ingredients such as handpicked elderflowers and whole lemons.  


We wouldn’t dare leave this world famous drink off our list of favourites! Cider is a must-have at any South West wedding, so make sure you get the best! Crowned Independent Cider Retailer of the Year 2018, The Bristol Cider Shop not only offers draught and bottled options, it also creates bespoke hampers for cider connoisseurs.


Chew Valley Weddings offer couples truly unique and unforgettable special days. To find out how we could give your wedding the wow factor with a bespoke package, email hello@chewvalleyweddings.co.uk or call 01761 463695.