Welcome To

Woodlands Castle

Deep in the heart of Somerset nestled within 12 acres of private parkland, lies Woodlands Castle, 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. Arriving by helicopter? Wanting to launch a hot air balloon? Whatever your dreams are, at Woodlands Castle we can make them come true.

Inside the Main House

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

Situated within 12 acres of private grounds and 2 minutes off of the M5 (Junction 25), Woodlands Castle is attractive, accessible and available to hire.

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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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.


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