Assembly Rooms Bath
...the most noble and elegant rooms and the heart of fashionable Georgian society
Forming the hub of fashionable Georgian Society the Assembly Rooms played host to evening balls, public functions, gentlemen playing cards and mothers chaperoning their daughters during the social season hoping to marry them off to a suitable husband.
Designed by John Wood the younger in 1769 the elegant Assembly Rooms sit at the heart of Bath and are now open to the public to view the wonderful architecture and imagine life back in high society Georgian times.
Owned by the National Trust there are four main function rooms; the ballroom, the largest of the Georgian interiors in bath, the card room, the tea room and the Octagon.
The ballroom is 30 meters long and boasts 5 original crystal chandeliers and powder blue walls. A delightful room for a concert or conference for up to 500 people.
The elegant pillared south facing tea rooms have 3 chandeliers to throw warmth onto any gathering after the light of day has passed. Ideal for a dinner, dinner dance or even a banquet. The elegant tea room links the ballroom to the octagon and is hung with paintings from Gainsborough and Hoare.
Unique in its shape and symmetry the octagon room has four mantlepieces that can be adorned with flowers to complement the yellow decor. It has become a favourite for civil weddings.
Added to the Assembly Rooms in 1777 the long thin card room gave the card players a more private space in which to meet and is now used as a convenient bar for refreshments and lunches.
The Assembly Rooms also house the Fashion Museum. Please visit this link for further details on the museum.
Other attractions in the area:
No 1 Royal Crescent
Roman Baths and Pump Room
Jane Austen Centre
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015