Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens offer a unique setting on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site for you to celebrate an unforgettable day with family and friends. The lush 30-acre Gardens make an amazing backdrop for photographs and video – and you and your guests will have exclusive access to the venue on the evening of your wedding. Take your vows under the charming gazebo and then enjoy your reception in the purpose-built Garden Pavilion nestling amid exotic planting in its own private lawn. Seating up to 150 people, this light, airy space with clear panelled walls and wide entrances makes you feel that you are really a part of the Gardens.

Situated on the south coast approximately 8 miles from the coastal towns of Weymouth and Bridport, we are situated in the quaint historic village of Abbotsbury. The Gardens were established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle and have achieved many accolades. Alan Titchmarsh said they were: “One of the finest gardens I have ever visited.” HAA/Christie’s voted them Garden of the Year in 2012. 

Facilities available at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

    Outdoor ceremony areas

    Garden Pavilion

    Summer House in Himalayan Glade: 15 guests

    Sculptural Trail Entrance Hut: 25 guests

    Venue facilities

    The Garden Pavilion can be furnished to your specification for up to 150 guests.

    Wrought-iron gates next to the car park give private access to the spacious West Lawn which is for your exclusive use.

    The West Lawn Gazebo is a delightful spot for an outdoor ceremony.

    Venue features

    Set in 30-acre gardens

    Reception facilities


    Disabled access


Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Bullers Way






Phone: 01305 871130


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