Watson’s Wedding Venue: Goldney Orangery


For those of you who watched last night’s episode of Sherlock Holmes on BBC1 and spent half the time drooling over the idyllic setting for John Hamish Watson and Mary Elizabeth Morstan rather than paying attention to THAT speech  – here’s a teaser, in case you need reminding:

The filming location for the wedding isn’t actually in Sherlock’s native London but in Bristol. It’s owned by Bristol University and called Goldney Hall. Good news for Sherlockians, you can rent the venue for conferences and weddings.

Wedding ceremonies are usually conducted in the stately Mahogany Hall.


While receptions take place in the beautiful Goldney Orangery, which, with its graceful curved windows, high ceilings and sweeping garden views, provided the photogenic backdrop for most of Episode 2: The Sign of Three.


Whether or not the orangery was painted yellow purely for the filming of Sherlock or if it’s a new edition is open to speculation but the venue can be booked by contacting the Conference Centre on conference-office@bristol.ac.uk or  0117 954 5501.


Images: from the gallery of Goldney Hall, found here.


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