Guests for a ceremony:150
Guests for sit down meal:30 - 150
Guests for buffet / cocktails:150
Space for more? (eg. marquee): Yes
Location:Abbotsbury, Weymouth, DT3 4LA
Licensed for civil ceremonies:Yes
Based on your county, venue type and budget you'll probably also want to send your enquiry to these venues too.
Civil ceremony licensed
Marquee Site / Rent my Field
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
Set in acres of a subtropical paradise, we offer a unique, stunning setting for your special wedding day and a spectacular backdrop for your photographs. Based on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast.
Imagine spending your special day in the midst of a 30-acre subtropical garden paradise!
On Dorset’s beautiful and dramatic Jurassic Coast, the Gardens bask in their own micro-climate.
Established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester, today the Gardens are filled with exotic and spectacular plants from all over the world, offering amazing backgrounds for your special photographs and video.
You and your guests will enter our private landscaped wedding garden through an exclusive wrought-iron gateway leading to a secluded lawn surrounded by lush plants, trees and flowers.
As your guests look on, take your vows in our charming gazebo, licensed for civil ceremonies.
Our new, purpose-built permanent marquee nestles amid exotic planting.
Seating up to 150 people, this light and airy space with glass-panelled walls and wide entrances allows guests to feel they are truly a part of the Gardens.
Then during the long summer evenings, you and your guests will have exclusive access to wander at will through the entire Subtropical Gardens.
Situated on the south coast approximately eight miles from the coastal towns of Weymouth and Bridport, our Subtropical Gardens are situated in the quaint historic village of Abbotsbury.
Just three hours by road from London, 50 miles from the M5 motorway, and 10 miles from the nearest mainline rail stations in Weymouth and Dorchester, the Gardens are another world, but so easy to reach.