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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.

 

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, making them an ideal location to host all aspects of your wedding celebration. The bandstand and spacious lawn area can serve as a scenic spot to host your drinks reception and while your guests relax and mingle on the lawn, you and your beloved can explore the surrounding area for your wedding photos. Jacob’s Ladder, the tall white steps that lead from the gardens to the beach located below, can provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos. From your wedding breakfast and evening reception, a wedding marquee or event tent may be erected on the site to accommodate your occasion.

 

Services Offered

Couples wishing to stage their special day at Connaught Gardens can enjoy the assistance of a wedding planner. This site benefits from water and electricity access, and car parking is available close to the venue. There is an onsite catering concession. However private catering is permitted on the premises, allowing you the freedom to serve your day as you desire.

 

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 have a look through our wedding brochure, to view the spectacular Connaught Gardens. 

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