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Parade Gardens
  • Get married in the centre of historic Bath
  • available for receptions and ceremonies
  • Celebrate your big day in the Parade Gardens
  • Bandstand licensed to host civil ceremonies
  • Private receptions permitted in the Parade Gardens
  • Maximum capacity of 100 guest

Located immediately south of the world-famous Pulteney Bridge, the picturesque Parade Gardens is a popular destination for both locals and visitors - for good reason. The immaculate Grade II-listed 18th-century garden is offering its Bandstand to couples seeking an unusual location for their ceremonies and receptions within beautiful natural surroundings.

Host your reception in the exclusive, painstakingly-maintained gardens. Able to hold up to 100 guests, it's probably Bath's only city-centre venue which will permit you to introduce your own marquee or similar structure and organise a DIY wedding party.


Originally the site of the Bath Abbey Orchard (then located just outside the city wall), the Grade II-listed Parade Gardens were first designed and laid out in the early part of the 18th century.

Many of Bath's most famous architects collaborated on various aspects of the gardens - Richard 'Beau' Nash, Thomas Harrison and John Wood, the latter probably having contributed the most.

The Colonnades within the park was originally designed and constructed in 1895 by C.E.Davis, and then extended during the 20th century.

The ornate wrought-iron Bandstand which occupies a prominent position in the centre of Parade Gardens is also a 20th-century construction, having replaced its similar Victorian predecessor.


Civil wedding ceremonies may be conducted in the gardens!

The Bandstand

Located in the centre of the circular lawn in the Southern section of the Parade Gardens, The Bandstand is ideal for fine weather ceremonies. It is able to seat up to 20 guests under cover within the structure itself, or up to 100 on the surrounding lawn.


Host your wedding reception in the Parade Gardens as well! A section of the park will be cordoned off from the public. Invite a marquee or structure specialist to set up your special DIY venue.

The capacity of Parade Gardens for a reception is 100 guests.


Every wedding is as unique as the couple tying the knot! There are no set packages giving you freedom to have your wedding exactly the way you want it. The venue is for hire on an hourly basis, with a minimum of four hours.

Rates from £784

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