Weddings at Watergate Bay


Watergate Bay is an awesome setting for a beach-side wedding, with a two-mile sandy beach as the backdrop for your day.

Our weddings are intimate, for a maximum of 50 people, or exclusive – you have the whole hotel and team at your disposal.

We offer a dedicated wedding planner and team to work with you to create your own unique day.










This could be your day

Stay the night before in one of our sea-view suites and wake up refreshed and excited to say I do!

Order champagne to your room and let the celebrations begin. Start with hair and makeup, take your time there’s no rush, you want to look your best.

Fellas, the bar is open downstairs, bide your time with some last minute preparations and a drink with the boys. But first make sure you’ve got everything you need from your room.

At 12.40pm your registrar arrives to meet the groom in the event space, and calm those last minute nerves.

At 12.50pm your excited guests are ushered into the event space to be seated.

1pm it’s time to make your entrance. Walk down the aisle to your music of choice. This is it!

1.30pm How quickly did the last half an hour go? You are now married and can celebrate the rest of the day! Drinks and canapés are being served in the Living Space bar.

From 1.30pm – smile! It’s time for photos.

At 3.00pm The bride and groom are welcomed into the hotel’s new restaurant to eat. Charge your glasses, it’s also time for speeches and cutting the cake.

6.30pm – Head back to the events space which has now been transformed for your evening’s entertainment. We hope you’ve brought your best moves, your first dance is coming up.

Cor, all that dancing is hungry work, at 9.00pm an evening buffet is served with wedding cake.

11.45pm marks the last orders at the bar.

Time for bed.

‘As soon as we came to Watergate Bay Hotel to look around it was clear, we HAD to get married here. It was just what we were looking for. Our wedding of 50 would feel intimate and exclusive. Virginia allayed all of our pre-wedding jitters and made us feel like nothing was too much trouble. We married in June, with the sun shining, the ocean glistening and champagne flowing. I couldn’t stop smiling. The whole day proceeded flawlessly. I’d like to thank Virginia and the Watergate Bay Hotel team for making our day so special, it was even better then I had imagined!’


Take a look at our Pinterest board for some wedding inspiration, don’t hold back this is your big day!


Watergate Bay wedding FAQs

Do we perform civil partnerships?

Where will I stay?
As bride and groom you get a complimentary ocean view room on B&B basis for your wedding night. You can upgrade your room to a suite for an additional change but at 50% discount.

Is there parking?
If you are a resident of the hotel you will benefit from free parking. However, you will need to use the pay and display car park if you are not staying at Watergate Bay Hotel.

Do you offer babysitting services?
Kids Zone offer babysitting services in the evenings. If you’d like to use this service refer your enquiry to Kids Zone.

Can my dog come?
As a dog friendly hotel we welcome dogs. They are allowed everywhere except Swim Club, the hotel’s restaurant and children’s play areas.
Our dog friendly rooms on 1st and 2nd floors and coach house.

Can I have fireworks?
Yes, fireworks are allowed on the beach before 10pm as long as they are done by a professional, licensed company with a public liability certificate and risk assessment. We do not allow sky lanterns to be let off from the hotel grounds as they can be mistaken for distress signals, interfere with the airport or pollute the seas and marine life.

Thank you to Nick Bailey for providing us with such beautiful photography.

31 thoughts on “Weddings at Watergate Bay

  1. Kate Morgan


    Really interested in getting married at watergate bay :) can you provide a price list please. Also do you still have space for this year?

    Many thanks, Stuart & Kate

    1. Watergate Bay Post author

      Hi Kate,

      The best advice I can give is to email our events manager Virginia at [email protected]. She will be able to answer all of your questions and let you know about availability this year.



  2. susan nicholls

    I’d like to receive information with regards having a very small wedding at Watergate Bay please.
    Many thanks
    Sue nicholls

  3. Emmeline Atkinson


    I am interested in holding my 2016 wedding at Watergate Bay. I have a guest list of around 80-90 guests. Could you please send me some information and prices.

    Thank you

    1. sarah

      Hi Emmeline,

      Thanks for your interest. I’ve passed your details onto our events manager and we’ll be in touch shortly.

    1. sarah

      Hi Jacki, thanks for getting in touch. I’ve passed your details onto our events manager who will be in touch very soon.

    1. sarah

      Hi Victoria, No problems, i’ve passed your details on to our events manager who will be in touch soon. Kind regards

  4. Russell dawson

    Hello, I was wondering if I could get some prices and availability for 2016 please and also weather you just do weddings?? .. Thank you

    1. sarah

      Hi Russell, i’ve passed your email address onto our events manager and they’ll be in touch very shortly. Kind regards,

    1. sarah

      Hi David, I’ve passed your message on to our events manager who will be in touch very soon. Thanks again,

  5. Tiffany wrench

    Please can you send me some details on prices for 2017 please. I would be looking to have around 50 guests.
    Thank you

    1. sarah

      Hi Tiffany,

      I’ve passed your details onto our wedding team who will be in touch very soon.

      Thanks again,

    1. sarah

      Hi Emma, thanks for getting in touch. I’ve passed on your details to our wedding team – they’ll be in touch shortly.

  6. Holly Goult

    looks beautiful!

    Can you please send me over the wedding information brochure/price list?

    Thank you xxx

  7. Amber

    Hello, please may you email me some more wedding information, including a 2017 price list for watergate bay?
    Many thanks xx

    1. sarah

      Hi Amber, I’ve passed your details onto our wedding team who will send some more information over to you ASAP. Thanks, Team WGB

  8. Pat Davies


    My daughter is thinking about getting married October 2016. Can you please send me some estimates for a wedding of around 90 people (daytime) and 130 (evening). Also, can you do a hog roast for the evening?

    Many thanks.


    1. sarah

      Hi Pat, thanks for your enquiry. I’ve passed on your details to our events manager who will be in touch with more details as soon as possible. Kind regards, team WGB


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