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On since 2022

Last update: April 2024

The Marine Theatre is a stunning coastal wedding venue and landmark in Lyme Regis, Dorset and is part of a UNESCO world heritage site. The auditorium has impressive large windows overlooking the sea, providing a beautiful backdrop for your wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

Built in 1894, The Marine Theatre can accommodate 124 guests for a sit-down meal and 394 standing guests for your evening reception. Additionally, the theatre is licensed for ceremonies so that you can spend the whole day in one location. The main auditorium is well equipped for weddings, with a semi-sprung floor perfect for dancing, and the stage provides an area for your DJ or band. This property features two dressing rooms and two bars. A pretty balcony is a perfect spot for arrival drinks, set against the famous Jurassic coastline.

Services Offered

The Marine Theatre has a wide range of wines for you to choose from and a choice of caterers, including their patron’s restaurant HIX Oysters & Fish House. You may enjoy local craft ales and wines, sampling what the region has to offer. You will have exclusive use of the venue on the day of your wedding and the day before, and the morning after. So you will have plenty of time to set up and pack away. As an added bonus, you will also have access to all the theatre equipment, including the PA system, microphone, fairy lights and a mirror ball. There is a roster of bands and DJs available for your wedding day entertainment.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Marine Theatre

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Bryony P. Sent on 09/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Utterly phenomenal space and staff who really care!

We chose the Marine Theatre for a number of lovely reasons with it meaning something to us both separately but they really did make it mean something truly impossible to put into words.

From the first time we met Gabi to on the day with Andy, who duty managed on the day, everyone we encountered was beyond brilliant and kept everything moving so efficiently (and seamlessly!). We will never be able to thank the Marine Theatre enough and we will always remember this sensational place and its people for what they did for us!
Mike H. Sent on 26/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible staff, location and wedding day.

We could not have been happier with The Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis. They supported us before the big day. Recommended suppliers (including an incredible caterer) and could not have been more helpful. The day ran so smoothly, the views from the Theatre are stunning looking over The Cobb and Golden Cap. Excellent staff, excellent day, excellent location. Absolutely 10/10
Keith M. Sent on 25/07/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

An amazing venue by the sea.

We got married here in May and it was everything we dreamed of, and more! The staff were helpful and passionate about our wedding. The venue itself was clean/looked great and as a working theatre (with it's own tech guy), the lighting and audio were great. When I asked last minute if there was a projector my best man could use for his speech, they were able to meet that request. The staff on the day were great and it was a great atmosphere. We would definitely recommend this venue but book ahead as it is a working theatre. 10/10!
Gemma D. Sent on 03/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue in a beautiful part of the uk

The venue was awesome but the team were even better. Happy to help with any questions in the run up to the event. Extra thanks to Gabby for helping us create the perfect drinks package and Karen for helping sort an easel. Over the wedding weekend all the team were amazing but extra shout out to Andrew the duty manager who went above and beyond to make our day perfect! Every guest has mentioned how awesome the venue was and it really added the extra sparkle to our day!
Julian B. Sent on 28/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue in incredible setting

A really brilliant venue - incredible views along the bay and towards the town. Great outdoor area to have drinks and canapés. Very relaxed but still felt special. Hire includes the services of an extremely helpful technician who made sure the various bits of live music we had were as good as possible. The staff were the best thing about the venue - everyone was so helpful from booking right through to the day after the wedding - very accommodating to changes of plan and going out of their way to make everything as stress free as possible for us on the day. Highly recommend to anyone!
Emi Sent on 24/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best day EVER

Such a lush venue, beautiful sunset!!! The perfect romantic space to celebrate tying the knot. Stunning views out onto the sea, not too big and not too small!!! We loved the fairy lights, and the DJ was fantastic! He played our favourite song at our request. Ed Sheeran was played all night long! The Marine team were so great at helping make sure we had the most amazing day! So accommodating and were happy to celebrate alongside us whilst still being wonderfully professional.
Anonymous Sent on 24/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A day to be remembered!

Our Great Nephew had his wedding ceremony here. We had a 3 course meal and evening buffet which was excellent from their catering partner. The sea views were perfect for photographs, the bar was good, and it also had a big outside area for sitting. The children played on the beach. The whole day was more than you could have wished for.
Phil Sent on 22/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Extraordinary seaside location

Oh my gosh! The Marine is literally right by the sea!! It was so beautiful and such a practical and ideal place to get married. The team there was so helpful. They also provided a great DJ.
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Church St DT7 3QA Lyme Regis (Dorset)
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