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The Temple of Minerva and Botanical Gardens

The Temple of Minerva lies hidden in the tranquil setting of the Bath Botanical Gardens, making it a truly unique venue for your wedding or ceremony. Next to the Temple is a lawn area, which is perfect for drinks, confetti throwing, lawn games and a large marquee; creating a beautiful garden style wedding scene!

Wedding venue category

City/Town, Landmark

Number of guests

Up to 35 guests for a seated civil ceremony.

Open up the doors and with seating outside, you can increase your guest numbers to 100.


  • Ceremony and self-catering
  • Ceremony without catering
  • Disabled access
  • Exclusive use
  • Grounds and/or gardens
  • Intimate venue
  • Outside ceremony
  • Outstanding views

Contact venue

To get in contact with us, book a visit, or to find out more about wedding hire rates, please visit our Heritage Park Weddings website.

Marriage certificate fees

Document fees
Service Amount
Standard application for a copy of a marriage certificate
(produced within 5 working days)
Priority application
(produced same day if ordered Monday – Friday before 2pm)
Shipping fees
Service Amount
Collection from the Guildhall, Bath FREE
1st class post £2
Signed for delivery £3

Airmail postage available upon enquiry

Giving Notice

If you wish to get married or enter into a civil partnership, you must sign a legal statement at your local register office to say you intend to get married or form a civil partnership. This is known as ‘giving notice’.

Giving notice fees
Circumstance Amount
Marriages and Civil Partnerships £42.00 per person


Additional fees that may apply when you give notice
Circumstance Amount
If one or both are subject to immigration control £57 per person
Consideration of foreign divorce documents
(where the divorce can be considered locally)
If the divorce needs to be referred to The General Register Office £83


Ceremony fees - Venues in other locations

2024/2025 Fees

Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Renewals and Commitment ceremonies 2023/24
Time Fees
Monday to Thursday £600.00
Friday - Saturday £630.00
Sunday/Bank Holiday £685.00
After 17:00 £695.00

Non-refundable deposit of £100 taken off total

Please note:

Contact this venue in order to book a visit, or to find out more about venue hire fees and facilities.