Weddings at Watergate Bay

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

Weddings at Watergate are intimate: for a maximum of 50 people, or exclusive – you have the whole hotel and team at your disposal. Whatever your big day looks like, our dedicated wedding planner and team to work with you to create something unique and memorable.

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.

Let our team work with you to create your own unique event. To book please contact Virginia Taylor on 01637 861295