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Parade Gardens

Parade Gardens

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Parade Gardens

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  • Beautiful outdoor space in the centre of Bath
  • Grade II-listed 18th century gardens
  • Located in the heart of the historic city
  • Stunning green space with scenic views
  • Private receptions permitted in the Parade Gardens
  • Maximum capacity of 100 guests
  • Suitable for both intimate and grand occasions
  • Alternative city centre venue

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 wedding reception.

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.

Parade Gardens offers the happy couple the chance to uniquely have an outdoor wedding right in the hustle and bustle of the famous Roman and Georgian city. Whether you are a resident of Bath itself or just a lover of the city, this venue allows you to truly celebrate its beauty.

Suitable for both intimate and grand occasions, Parade Gardens is flexible for all.


Host your wedding reception in the Parade Gardens. 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.


There are two areas licenced for civil ceremonies; the bandstand and the riverside colonnades, which are available for a 4 hour hire or a full day.

Ceremony rate

Off-peak hire - £823
Peak time hire - £987

Full-day rates

Off-peak hire - £2058
Peak time hire - £2468


Heritage Park Weddings, the company that owns Parade Gardens, offers a variety of items to hire to make your day extra special.

Choose from:

  • Capri tents
  • Gazebos
  • Vintage letters
  • Vintage wedding arch
  • Retro floral crockery
  • Vintage props
  • Silk flowers
  • Jam jars and candles
  • Easels
  • Table linen
  • Deckchairs
  • Picnic baskets and picnic blankets.

To find out more information about this unique venue, contact the team directly via the contact buttons below and to the right of the screen.

Parade Gardens
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  • Becky and Alex 24.07.21

    Jess & Jenny were excellent. From the very first meeting, where we visited the venues, right up until the wedding day itself - they were both so supportive and helpful. No question was too much or left unanswered.

  • Sam and Pete 12.06.21

    We had the most special day in the Parade Gardens. Following our ceremony on the bandstand we enjoyed canapés and prosecco on the lawn whilst our musician played on the bandstand. This was followed up with afternoon tea in the gardens which was provided by the café in the Parade Gardens. It truly was an idyllic and romantic day and sets our wedding apart from any others we've attended.

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