Sculpture by the lakes


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Sculpture by the Lakes is a unique venue to celebrate your special day, be it your wedding, a renewal of vows or an anniversary. There is the option to hold your wedding reception in The Retreat with it’s own private lake, stream and river frontage or have exclusive use of the whole of Sculpture by the Lakes.

The reception is held in The Retreat, a stunning double storey timber building with a roof terrace offering spectacular views over the entire park situated in its own exclusive area with a lake and river frontage. Ideal for a small intimate wedding.

Sculpture by the Lakes is licensed for your wedding services and can choose between The Pavilion with it’s floating deck or for the ultimate romantic wedding choose The Island for you service.

Celebrant – you can also choose to get married off site at a licensed registry office and hold a ceremony here with an independent Celebrant.

Sculpture by the lakes at a Glance

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Price Range
£2000 - £10000
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Type of Venue
Unique Venue
Same-Sex Weddings
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Seated Capacity
Up to 70
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Reception Capacity
Up to 100
Exclusive use of The Retreat with its own private lake and river frontage Open air top deck with stunning views Seats up to 70 people or 100 for reception Catering by the award winning Gallery Café Potential to hire the whole 26 acre park Amazing location for wedding photographs Number of People In Team : 3No of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - Betwen 10 and 30Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : DorchesterNearest Airport : BournemouthNearest Motorway : M27 View More
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Sculpture by the Lakes

Nestled in 26 acres of Dorset’s glorious countryside lies Sculpture by the Lakes, an oasis for art lovers and collectors, created by renowned sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wife, Monique. The perfect location for your wedding


Gallery Cafe Catering received the Silver Award in the Dorset Tourism Awards 2019
Gallery Cafe Catering received the Silver Award in the Dorset Tourism Awards 2019


UKbride Approved Supplier
UKbride Approved Supplier


Pallington, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8QU

Sculpture by the lakes

  • Pallington
  • Dorchester
  • Dorset
  • DT2 8QU
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Owner

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Simon Gudgeon

Simon Gudgeon created Sculpture by the Lakes with his wife Monique and opened to the public in 2011. As well as being an international acclaimed sculptor he has developed the park into an award winning venue with visitors from all over the world. The additions of the Gallery Café and The Retreat have also made it a stunning and tranquil location for weddings, and he is keen to develop this side of the business along with his team at the park.