Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Walcot Mortuary Chapel

This tiny chapel used to be a mortuary chapel during the 19th century, now it is used for art and photographic exhibitions. We were lucky enough to persuade the council to let us get married there in September 2007.

The interior is painted white and has two small fireplaces at one end and windows all along both sides. Despite having been used for storing bodies in the past this is a lovely bright space and although a little chilly (!) has gorgeous views out to river and fields beyond and is a real taste of Bath. Time has stood still here.

Here is a shot of one of the fireplaces from our wedding day, showing various candles, flowers and family photos which we put around. We imagine the fireplaces were put there to keep warm whoever was watching over the deceased at night!


  1. What a delightful place. I can imagine yours was a very special wedding.

  2. what a unique and historical place to get married. very nice!

  3. Constantly reminds me that Bath is one of the UK'S best looking cities.