Bath’s history dates back as early as 800 BC, with the Romans first to develop the city as a popular spa destination. Today, the city is designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Romans developed the city’s thermal waters into a vibrant Spa. Today event organisers can incorporate one of several Spa hotels into a delegate programme or include Thermae Bath Spa, where delegates can experience bathing in the natural hot springs and have a citywide view from the rooftop pool.
The city’s rich and fascinating history is still very much visible and open for visitors to experience today. Walking around the city is a great way to take in the stunning architecture and enjoy sights such as the Royal Crescent, The Circus, Pulteney Bridge and Bath Abbey, all within minutes of each other.
Bath’s Historic Venues
Why not host your event in one of Bath’s stunning historic venues? A drinks reception around the steaming Roman Baths under flickering torchlight is a memorable event for any guest.
The restaurant and bar at the iconic Royal Crescent Hotel is the perfect setting for a networking event or cocktail reception. Built between 1767 and 1774, the hotel sits at the centre of Bath’s most famous landmark, The Royal Crescent, appearing in films such as The Duchess and Persuasion.
The magnificent Holburne Museum offers an impressive location for exclusive corporate events, overlooking the grand Great Pulteney Street. This Grade 1 building was originally built as a hotel, but is now home to a collection of fine and decorative art. Impress your guests with a dinner or reception in the stunning gallery or in the delightful Sydney Pleasure Gardens.
For a glittering event, head to Bath Assembly Rooms, which once entertained the high society of Georgian times. Adorned with sparkling crystal chandeliers and also housing the Fashion Museum, this venue is certain to make an impression.