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Royal Victoria Park, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2YA
The Temple of Minerva is a replica of a Roman temple first used as the City's exhibit at the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley 1924. It was then rebuilt in the Botanical Gardens and in 2017 it was licensed for civil ceremonies. This unique venue sits within 9 and a half acres of beautiful gardens.
What makes The Temple of Minerva a unique wedding venue?
The Temple of Minerva is a hidden gem in Bath and is a perfect mix for an indoor and outdoor wedding. For smaller weddings the Temple and adjacent lawn will be plenty of space. For larger all day weddings the lower lawn can be used to set up a tepee or marquee for a dinner and dance. Because every couple is unique so are the weddings, bespoke and tailor made. Couples can make use of the list of recommended suppliers or bring their own. There is no corkage charge and well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome to be part of the celebrations.
What is a typical wedding like at The Temple of Minerva?
Brides or partners can choose to take a short walk up to the Temple or take the longer walk through the gardens and over the pond while their partner waits at the Temple and catches their first glimpse of them. After the ceremony, the newlyweds will emerge from the doors of the Temple into the gardens to a shower of real flower petal confetti and lead their guests to the lawn for a drinks reception. The back drop of the Gardens and Moon gates make a perfect photo opportunity.
What Wedding Packages does The Temple of Minerva offer?
Packages are available for smaller weekday intimate ceremonies and also during the winter months. Whichever package is chosen the team at heritage park weddings will ensure that the couple can still have a bespoke wedding of their dreams.
What Extra facilities does The Temple of Minerva have to assist couples to have the perfect day?
The Temple of Minerva has under floor heating so is cosy during the colder months. There is a list of hire items available from a Capri tent to glassware, so the couple have one less thing to organise. With every wedding booking 2 parking spaces are allocated for the day with the option of booking more for a fee. There is one accessible toilet in the Temple and a small kitchen area.
Where is The Temple of Minerva located?
The Temple of Minerva is located at the top of the Botanical Gardens in Royal Victoria Park. The best entrance to use to get into the park is the entrance at the top of Park Lane, just before Weston Road. The park has a one-way system in operation and using this entrance is the quickest way to get to the Temple of Minerva. Royal Victoria Park is well signposted around Bath.
Information on The Temple of Minerva , Royal Victoria Park , Bath
Guest Capacity: 35 to 100
|Evening Entertainment:||Evening reception facilities, Marquee available|
|General Facilities:||50 - 100 Guests Capacity, 50 Guests or Less Capacity, Car Parking, Child Friendly, Disabled Facilities, Dog Friendly on the lead, Florist, Gardens/Grounds, Humanist / Celebrant Ceremony, Real petal Confetti Permitted, Wheelchair Access to Gardens and Temple of Minerva|
|Dining Options:||Buffet Catering, No Corkage fee, Private Catering accepted|
|Staff Assistance:||Wedding Coordinator|
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Minerva's Winter Package
Fri 01 Nov 2019 – Tue 31 Mar 2020
An intimate, cosy, winter ceremony in the Botanical Gardens with the freedom to choose your evening plans and enjoy the world famous Bath Thermae Spa when the celebrations are over.
From the 1st November to the 31st March, up to 35 guests - £800 including
Hire of the Temple of Minerva for 4 hours
to hold your ceremony and drinks reception
Furniture for your ceremony
2 parking spaces allocated for the day
Complimentary glass of prosecco for each guest
Service staff and glassware for your drinks reception
Access into Parade Gardens to have photos with your wedding party
A spa day for the Wedding couple at Bath Thermae Spa
can be taken pre or post wedding and is subject to availability
VAT is included
* Please note the registrar is not included and will require a separate booking
* The Temple has underfloor heating and is very cosy in winter
* We have a number of marquee options for hire if required for your drinks reception on the Temple lawn
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-96118
Bijou Ceremony Package
Thu 07 Mar 2019 – Tue 31 Dec 2019
Our Bijou ceremony package is perfect for couples who want to share their wedding day with a special group of family and friends in a small intimate wedding ceremony
Available Monday – Wednesday 09:00 -15:00, up to 6 guests (2 witnesses & 4 guests) - £700 including
. Hire of the Temple for 2 hrs, for your ceremony and after ceremony drinks
. Furniture for your ceremony
. Temple Decor
. 2 parking spaces allocated for the day
. Complimentary glass of prosecco for each guest
. Dedicated wedding coordinator on site
. A Spa day for the Wedding couple at Bath Thermae Spa – can be taken pre or post-wedding and is subject to availability
. VAT included
*The Registrars will need to be booked separately from Bath and North East Somerset Registration Service and a separate fee will apply.
*You are welcome to have up to 10 guests at an additional cost of £10 per person.
*One of the allocated parking spaces will be required by the Registrars for the duration of the ceremony
- Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-96117
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