Welcome To

Woodlands Castle

Deep in the heart of Somerset, nestled within 12 acres of private parkland Woodlands Castle is a pretty 17th Century country house. Owned by Sir Benjamin Slade the house has remarkable period character and charm inside and out.

Our beautiful purpose built Garden Pavilion overlooks our pond and manicured lawns offering further options and versatility for any event or special occasion.

We are perfectly situated in the small village of Ruishton, Nr Taunton; providing accessibility and privacy.

Offering our expertise in weddings, exclusive events, private parties & corporate training with a variety of packages and bespoke arrangements to suit your requirements.

Let your imagination run wild, you want to arrive by helicopter? Bring the fun of the fair? Launch a hot air balloon? …no problem!

Exclusive Events

Woodlands Castle is a fantastic venue for indoor and outdoor social events whatever the occasion may be! We offer exclusive hire and dedicated event co-ordinators so you really can relax and enjoy the occasion. Your guests will have no problems in finding us and we have plenty of on-site free parking.

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Woodlands Castle is licensed for civil ceremonies both inside and outside. A traditional ceremony can be held in the beautiful gold corniced Orchard suite for up to 45 people or for a more intimate ceremony the Ruishton suite is licensed for up to 20 people.

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Corporate Events

Woodlands Castle has six versatile meeting rooms in the main house the largest holding 55 in theatre style, and Garden Pavilion which can hold 150 in cabaret style or 300 in theatre style. We are located just two minutes from Junction 25 of the M5 on the A358 road in Ruishton Lane making for a great meeting point between Bristol and Exeter.

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About Us

Woodlands Castle is a privately owned venue near Taunton which is available to hire for weddings, special occasions, conferences and corporate events.

We are situated in 12 acres of private grounds surrounded by woodland making the house a secluded haven, yet conveniently located just minutes from Taunton town centre and two minutes from junction 25 of the M5, providing a central location between Exeter and Bristol.

We have a friendly and flexible approach and with our recommended in house catering team we can help create your event to match your actual requirements.

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Kind Words

I would just like to thank you both for your help with the smooth running of the Lloyd and Whyte Summer Event on Saturday! It really was such a lovely day and it was made so much easier by your professional, helpful and friendly staff. All the feedback I have received on the food, service and general ambience has been fantastic, our managing director even declared it “the best one yet!” So thank you again, it was brilliant. I would definitely recommend you as a venue and hope to use you again in the future.

Esther Hardingham, Senior Sales Advisor

Thank you to all of the staff for making it such a lovely experience, particularly to you for all of your support in the run up and on the day. You all made it look beautiful and we couldn't have wished for better service on our special day.

Mr & Mrs Govier

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff at Woodlands for your hard work, our wedding day was fantastic and we enjoyed every minute. All our guests were impressed with the whole day, venue, food, organisation etc. We wouldn't have changed a thing!

Tim & Cilla

Thank you so much for your lovely email, I can't explain how much we loved our wedding day. It was absolutely phenomenal, thank you for all your hard work and effort to make it truly wonderful and everything we hoped for. I would recommend you and Woodlands to anyone I know getting married.



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Call us today on 01823 444955, or Email us at info@woodlandscastle.co.uk