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Your Dream Day Awaits

Connaught Gardens is a delightful outdoor wedding venue located in Sidmouth, on England’s Jurassic Coast. Here, you and your loved ones can enjoy a historic setting that has been meticulously maintained to provide a beautiful event space. From intimate elopements to grand celebrations, this splendid setting can assist in creating your dream day.

We offer a Ceremony Only package, which includes exclusive use of your chosen garden venue for you and your guests, as well as time for you to set up and decorate before the ceremony, the ceremony itself and time for photography and a cocktail hour before leaving for your reception. Members of our team will be onsite to help liaise with suppliers and Registrar, as well as offer support with set up and clearing at the end of your wedding. 

Facilities and Capacity

Situated on a clifftop overlooking Sidmouth beach, Connaught Gardens offers a diverse outdoor space for couples to utilize for their big day. These formal Victorian-style gardens are divided into several areas, offering you a wide range of options for your perfect ceremony. We have four main venues in the gardens to suit your style as a couple and for the amount of guests. Dreaming of an intimate ceremony overlooking the sea? Our ceremony venue of Jacob's Ladder is ideal. Want a grand ceremony with space for all your friends and family to join? Why not get married up on our beautiful bandstand whilst your guests look on from our stunning lawn area.

For information about all of our venues, please get in touch with our team at events@eastdevon.gov.uk 

History

The inception of this property dates back to 1820. Emmanuel Losada constructed a villa on the land that was christened Cliff Cottage. The cottage came under new ownership in 1930 and was re-named Sea View. By the time Sidmouth Urban District Council took ownership of this property, the cottage had fallen into disrepair and was demolished. However, some of the remaining walls were incorporated into the garden’s design and still feature prominently at this location today.

Please contact us today at events@eastdevon.gov.uk for more details and to book.

A bride and groom on the beach on their wedding day