Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens


UKbride 4.8 Heart Rating
4 Reviews

Information For Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

The Garden is a mixture of formal and informal flowers, world famous for it’s Camellia groves and magnolias.

The Garden Pavilion is a superb wedding venue and is fully licensed.

Noted in Dorset for its Rhododendron and Hydrangea collections and the charming Victorian Garden.

We have an amazing setting for you to celebrate with family and friends. The “gardens” offer amazing backgrounds for gorgeous photographs and videos. Don’t miss stunning views of the Dorset Jurassic Coast from the viewpoint at the top of the Magnolia Walk.

Hold your ceremony in an exclusive area accessed via a private gateway. As your guests look on, take your vows in our charming gazebo, licensed for civil ceremonies.

Our new purpose-built weddings and events Pavilion nestles amid exotic planting. Seating up to 120 people, this light and airy space with clear panelled walls and wide entrances allows guests to feel they are truly a part of the gardens.

Catering is provided by our executive chef Nick Holt of Dorset Fine Dining. He will be happy to discuss your catering requirements. He can provide anything from a formal 3 course meal to hot dogs and burgers.

You have full use of the gardens from 10am to 23.30pm the day of your ceremony and the morning after the ceremony to collect any items left.

Situated on the south coast approximately 8 miles from the coastal towns of Weymouth and Bridport, our Subtropical Gardens is situated in the quaint historic village of Abbotsbury. With its charming homes to guest houses and village shops it also boasts the Swannery for a wildlife adventure with over 600 swans and a Children’s Farm for the under 8’s.

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome throughout the Garden, as well as outside and inside the Colonial Restaurant.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens at a Glance

Price Range icon
Price Range
£2950 - £4300
Bedroom Count icon
Venue Type icon
Type of Venue
Orangery Weddings
Seating Capacity icon
Seated Capacity
Contact Venue
Reception Capacity Icon
Reception Capacity
Contact Venue
The Gardens offer a unique setting for your special day. Spectacular back drop for photographs. The Gardens cover 30 acres and are filled with exotic plants from all over the world. From a small and intimate service to a large event – all can be arranged to the highest standard. Located in the charming village of Abbotsbury. Situated on the Jurassic Coast 8 miles from the coastal towns of Weymouth and Bridport. Orangery

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Reviews

Add Review
Avg. Rating
4 Reviews
UKbride 4.8 Heart Rating
Sort Reviews By
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Rob Carter
One of my absolute favourite places. Incredible gardens which you could spend days exploring. We had our wedding ceremony here and it was perfect. The staff were fantastic and the setting was idyllic! Couldn't have wished for more.
UKbride 4.00 Heart Rating
Phil Milward
Beautiful gardens, change throughout the year... was the perfect place for our wedding too!
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Sabrina Pittman
love the gardens so much that we had our wedding here ! A really beautiful place to visit X
UKbride 5.00 Heart Rating
Darren Rowan-White
Thank you for your stunning venue for our wedding, our special day was perfect...... and thanks to all the staff who made it all possible...

Real Weddings

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens Real Weddings
The Real Wedding of
Mags and Louis


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier


Buller's Way, Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3 4LA

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

  • Buller's Way
  • Abbotsbury
  • Dorset
  • DT3 4LA
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Wedding Coordinator

Image of Key Person Jessica Lambert
Jessica Lambert

Abbotsbury Gardens would like to congratulate you both on your fourth coming marriage. Let us help to make your wedding the most memorable and special day ever. Viewings are available most days. If you would like to have a look around, please let us know what day/time best suits you and we will do our best to accommodate this. Please be assured that our team of attentive staff will deliver on our promise, to make your day perfect.