Tying the knot in 2023? Congratulations! Now the fun part of getting engaged is over and the stress of sorting out who to invite, when to book and finding the perfect venue begins. It doesn’t have to be that way though, not with so many incredible wedding venues on offer, so for a wedding day as special and unique as your relationship, why not choose Sidmouth for your big day?

There are a host of beautiful venues in the town that can help you create the perfect wedding. Not only do you have the Regency style hotels with their wedding planners, award winning catering and accommodation options for all your guests but also a variety of beautiful outdoor offerings, like Connaught Gardens.

Whatever you’re looking for, here are some suggestions.

As we’ve mentioned them already, let’s start with Connaught Gardens.

Located in the heart of Sidmouth and named for one of Queen Victoria’s sons, Connaught Gardens has a variety of places throughout the gardens that are licenced for ceremonies, so you can overlook the sea and have access to Jacob’s Ladder – think of how incredible the wedding photos will look with that as the backdrop?

Connaught Gardens are a great option for couples who love the great outdoors and want nothing more than to have happy memories whenever they see their favourite flowers. It’s also a hugely historic and culturally significant venue and often plays hosts to famous festivals like the annual Folk Festival so is likely to get booked up quickly, so make sure to get in touch with East Devon Council to book in your big day as soon as you can!

If you’re not that keen on having a wedding outdoors – especially if you’re planning your big day for some of the more temperamental months of the year, check out some of the hotels and other venues around town.

One option is the Sidmouth Harbour Hotel. Overlooking the town, the hotel has unspoiled views of the Jurassic Coast and has easy access down to the beach and sea front for those all-important photos. There are two options for your reception, so they can easily cater for big and small parties and a variety of wedding packages on offer too, allowing you to plan the perfect wedding for your budget. One of the great reasons to book a wedding with a hotel is the option to have your own dedicated wedding planner and the Harbour Hotel is no exception, they will be on hand throughout to make sure your day goes without a hitch, get in touch with the team to find out more.

Alternatively, there is the grand Regency hotel, the Hotel Riviera which can be found at the centre of the esplanade overlooking the beach. From here there are unforgettable views of the sea and as it was once a series of terraced family homes, has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere that works well with its imposing and historical charm. It’s a popular venue for weddings and other special occasions, so you can count on the team to plan the most memorable day.  Speak to the team about what packages are available.

There are other places around the town you can get married too, like the historical Kennaway House and if you want something more unique, like a wedding at one of your favourite attractions or venues, there are a host of places open to you. If you choose to host your big day elsewhere in East Devon, don’t forget to make use of the eateries and accommodation options in Sidmouth – so your guests can really enjoy the day without having to worry about getting home or finding somewhere to stay.