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Priston Mill Wedding Photography

Creative reportage wedding photography for fun, relaxed celebrations at one of Somerset’s best venues

As a Bristol-based wedding supplier, I’ve had the pleasure of doing a lot of Priston Mill wedding photography. It was actually one of the first venues I ever shot at, so it will forever hold a special place for me. Without a doubt it makes my top wedding venues in Bristol list. 

But it’s not just sentimentality that means it’s one of my favourite venues: on top of that, it’s a stunning venue perfectly suited for fun, relaxed, beautiful weddings, so I’m always excited when I get a Priston Mill wedding photography enquiry in my inbox! 

Where to get married at Priston Mill

Nestled in a hidden Somerset valley, Priston Mill is made up of two venue spaces: the Tythe Barn, and Watermill. Both venues are historic (the mill dates back to the 10th Century!) and elegant, making them the perfect places to host an unforgettable party.

Tythe Barn

The Tythe Barn is completely, utterly idyllic. Where else could you arrive at the door of your wedding venue through a rose arch and down a lavender-lined path? This path meanders through the gardens at Priston Mill, bordered on three sides by ancient stone walls, and on one side by a babbling brook. Once inside the oak door, stone walls, cast iron stove and fairy-light-wrapped beams inside continue this feeling of total magic. The Tythe Barn holds 80-130 people for the ceremony, 150 people for a seated meal, and up to 200 guests for the evening party.


The Watermill from which Priston Mill gets its name is a totally unique gem of a wedding venue. Across the three levels inside, the spaces feel intimate but are spacious enough to host 90 for a seated meal, and up to 120 for the dancing and reception.  

Alternatively, you have the option of getting married or holding your drinks reception outside at the Watermill. You’ll be able to enjoy the gardens, its scented flowers and the gentle sound of the stream, with a glass of bubbles in your hands and surrounded by your nearest and dearest – what could be better?!

You also (obviously!) have the option of getting married in a church near to Prison Mill. Here are a little list of all the churches I have been to in the area. All Saints Church in Publow. I have photographed a few weddings here and the vicar has always been extremely nice. St Bartholomew’s Church in Wick is also really nice as is St Julian’s Church in Wellow. You can also consider St Mary’s Church in Timsbury and St Andrews Church in Chew Stoke are also options as well as the beautiful Church of St Luke and St Andrew in Priston Village. And last but not least was All Saints Church in Farmborough.

The setting

Another element of Priston Mill wedding photography that I still adore, after all these years, is the setting. It’s not everyday you get a venue that’s surrounded by fields, as far as the eye can see! This (coupled with the gardens I’ve already waxed lyrical about above) makes the portraits session, and golden hour, extra special.

Should you have a summer or winter Priston Mill wedding?


Over my years of Priston Mill wedding photography, I’ve shot both summer and winter weddings, and they’re both glorious in totally different ways.

It’s undeniable that these two venues really shine in the hot summer months. When the sun’s out, the pergola is a stunning setting for a ceremony and the gardens are a wonderful place for a drinks reception, and the views are truly stellar.

However, winter weddings at Priston Mill are intimate, warm and magical, because it’s a perfect venue for a cosy winter wedding.

So, all of that to say…both! Either! Does that help…?

Want to see some Priston Mill Wedding Photography?

Of course you do! (Stop it, stop it, you’re too kind.)

Harriet and Chris married at the Watermill on a day that was absolutely beautiful from start to finish. We were blessed with some amazing light for the couple photos in the evening, and to this day it remains one of my favourite moments of Priston Mill wedding photography ever! Check out the blog post to see why.

Another firm fave is Ffion and Stefan’s wedding, this time in the Tythe Barn at Priston Mill. It was a super-fun summer wedding that featured dogs, croquet, and more! You can check that out here.

Getting married at this gorgeous venue and interested in my Priston Mill wedding photography? You can find out more about my pricing and style here, or alternatively get in touch here. 

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