This unique venue, just two miles from Weymouth harbour, is available for exclusive hire. Civil marriage ceremonies can take place outside in the Imperial Gazebo that stands within the heart of these beautiful gardens, with views over the waterlily lakes and Monet-style Japanese bridge. Couples can make a stunning entrance, appearing from the bridge, then walking through a six-metre willow arch and into the gazebo for the ceremony.

After the ceremony, reception drinks can be served on the terrace, followed by a lakeside marquee reception with perhaps a high tea, hog roast or barbecue. Celebrations can continue into the evening with a disco or band while the floodlit gardens create a magical atmosphere. 

Facilities available at Bennetts Water Gardens

    Indoor ceremony rooms

    Conservatory: 55 guests

    Monet Cafe: 55 guests

    Tropical House: 35 guests 

    Outdoor ceremony areas

    Imperial Gazebo

    Venue features


    Reception facilities 


    Disabled access


Bennetts Water Gardens

Putton Lane, Chickerell





Phone: 01305 785150


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Photo Credit

Special thanks to Moodz Photography for the use of some of the photos at Bennetts Water Garden on this page.