Venues Royal Victoria Park Bandstand and Lawn
Royal Victoria Park Bandstand and Lawn
  • Get married in Bath's Victoria Park
  • Outdoor wedding ceremony venue
  • Located in a picturesque public space
  • Grade II-listed 19th-century Bandstand
  • Able to seat up to 35 guests on the lawn
  • Reception for up to 100 guests
  • Public Liability Insurance required
  • Licence may be required for live music

Originally opened in 1830, Victoria Park is a truly stunning green haven within the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath. In 2013, specific areas of the park were granted licences for civil wedding ceremonies to take place. The amazing Grade II-listed wrought-iron Bandstand, just south of Royal Crescent, offers particularly enjoyable and relatively unusual surroundings for tying the knot.

Think of the Bandstand as an outdoor wedding ceremony venue, as that is essentially what it is. The Bandstand is able to seat 35 guests on its lawn - absolutely perfect for fair weather conditions, but also fine for poorer conditions if your guests bring umbrellas!

History

The Royal Victoria Park was laid out in 1830 and opened by the Duchess of Kent with her daughter, Princess (soon to be Queen) Victoria, and it was the country's inaugural municipal park. The Bandstand itself dates to 1887, constructed by Major Charles Davis to a rather unusual design, with acoustics firmly in mind.

Directly aligned to the centre of Royal Crescent, the Bandstand lies due south of this fascinating historic architectural landmark.

Today the Bandstand is still enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, with brass bands and other forms of live music a regular feature.

Ceremonies

As an outdoor venue, Royal Victoria Park Bandstand is ideal for fair weather conditions. It seats up to 35 guests with chairs laid out on the lawn. Bask in the glory of Victoria Park - get married in front of your family, your friends and even the general public!

If the weather does look like it might misbehave, some couples have previously provided umbrellas, or even changed the venue for their ceremony to the Botanical Gardens' Temple of Minerva.

Receptions

You can also host your reception in Victoria Park! An area near the Bandstand can be reserved for your marquee or structures. Parts of the Botanical Gardens can also be hired for receptions.

The maximum capacity of the park for receptions is 100 guests.

Rates

Hire out the venue on an hourly basis and have the freedom to create your own dream day.

Rates start from £700

Get in touch with a member of the team at the Events Office to find out more about holding your big day in the magical Royal Victoria Park Bandstand - either click the 'Email supplier' button, or reveal and dial the telephone number.

Address
Royal Victoria Park Bandstand
Royal Avenue
Bath

Reviews

  • Lindsey & Brian Williams

    We had our wedding on the 13th May everything was perfect from start to finish we would like to say thank you to Alanna and John the toast master for doing a fantastic job food was great nice grounds for photos perfect place for a wedding so thankyou to all staff for making our day so special.

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