The Roman Baths and Pump Room Est. Prior to 1930

The Pump Room, Bath, United Kingdom

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The Roman Baths, with its origins dating back 2000 years, is a magical setting that will delight and fascinate your guests.
The Roman Baths is one of the premier visitor attractions in the world attracting approximately 1 million tourists each year and the Pump Room is a popular restaurant during the day.
The Lowdown
Type
Historic Building
Museum
Views
Cityscape
Style
British
Classic
Elegant
Romantic
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

At the heart of the World Heritage site of Bath, the Roman Baths and Pump Room is without doubt one of the most unique and atmospheric venues in the United Kingdom.

The Roman Baths is one of the premier visitor attractions in the world attracting approximately 1 million tourists each year and the Pump Room is a popular restaurant during the day. Once the visitors have left, this iconic venue is transformed into one of Bath's most prestigious private hire venues. It is extremely popular for business events, weddings, drinks receptions and parties and can also accommodate concerts and fashion shows.

The Roman Baths, with its origins dating back 2000 years, is a magical setting that will delight and fascinate your guests. It is a perfect venue for a wedding or drinks reception prior to dinner in the Pump Room above. There is a choice of rooms and the building can cater for both large and small events.  

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $81 to $110

Additional Charges

Catering subject to VAT at 20%
Catering packages are based on a minimum of 40 people
For weddings, registrars fees are addition to the room hire fee
Decorations / flowers / additional equipment are available in addition to the venue hire fee

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
160
Standing
300
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
Venue Features
The Scene:

The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths is an ideal wedding or drinks venue. If you're searching for a venue with the 'wow' factor, look no further.

Dating back nearly 2,000 years, the Roman Baths offer a unique and unusual setting for a memorable event. What could be more atmospheric than enjoying an evening with friends or colleagues around the steaming waters of the Great Bath? The gas torches will be lit, Bath Abbey visible beyond the stone statues and the water will be pouring into the Great Bath via the original Roman channel.  

The Great Bath was once covered by a vast roof and, fed by Britain's only naturally hot spring, it was the centrepiece of the Roman public bathing complex. It was also an area for socialising and relaxing, a tradition which continues to this day. The hot baths, which yield around 1,200,000 litres of water daily at 46 degrees, were in use between the 1st and 4th centuries.

The Roman Baths is available for private hire from 7pm September to June or in the morning before 9am all year round.

The Pump Room

Once the focal point of Georgian society, the elegant Pump Room remains the premier venue in Bath for private dinners and events.

This breath-taking room is much as it was when first built; the unique spa water still flows from the fountain overlooking the natural hot spring and a crystal chandelier still sparkles from the centre of the room. The grand Pump Room was opened by the Duchess of York in 1795 and Jane Austen observed people and fashions from within the room; it even features in her novel Northanger Abbey.

Grade 1 Listed, this exceptional room is a perfect choice for a dinner, wedding or concert. It has a stage for live music and a fine dance floor for your guests. The adjoining King's Lounge, overlooking the hot spring, makes a convenient location for a bar, for a night you will never forget.

The Pump Room is available from 8pm and it is popular to hire the Roman Baths from 7pm for a drinks reception prior to dinner.

Standout Venue Features:
The Roman Baths and Pump Room are:
– are iconic sites of historic significance
– are completely unique
– offer stunning backdrops to an event
– offer a range of experiences from small, intimate events to grand gala dinners
– are part of the World Heritage city of Bath 'Experience’
Celebration Locations
The Roman Baths:
At the heart of the World Heritage site and dating back nearly 2000 years, the Roman Baths offer a unique and atmospheric setting for a memorable event. The Great Bath was once covered by a vast roof and, fed by Britain’s only naturally hot spring, it was the centrepiece of the public bathing complex. It was also an area for socialising and relaxing, a tradition which continues to this day. At night, with its steaming waters and flickering torches, the Great Bath is sure to wow your guests.
- View: A vast Roman monument
- Max Capacity: 300
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Pump Room:
Once the focal point of Georgian society, the beautiful Pump Room remains the social heart of the city. The room features Corinthian columns, tall windows, a glittering crystal chandelier, the thermal spa fountain and the historic long case Tompion Clock. The impressive Grade I Listed venue also has a stage for live music and a fine dance floor for an evening of fun and relaxation. The adjoining King’s Lounge, overlooking the Romans’ sacred spring, makes a convenient location for a bar.
- View: Georgian elegance
- Max Capacity: 200
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Terrace and Reception Hall:
Built by the Victorians to view the newly discovered Great Bath, the Terrace is a more intimate alternative to the Pump Room. A particularly atmospheric choice for a dinner, guests may soak up the unique atmosphere and enjoy the special view of the waters below. Designed for concerts, the adjoining Reception Hall with its stunning domed Four Seasons ceiling now makes a fabulous area for dancing to a band or DJ. The central oval ticketing desk can be transformed into a fully stocked bar.
- View: The steaming waters of the Great Bath
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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