The Most Beautiful Wedding Venue in Dorset

Right by the sea on the Dorset coast, the Marine Theatre is the most beautiful licensed wedding venue in Lyme Regis.

Many people remember the Marine Theatre as a unique Dorset wedding venue with breathtaking sea views from the large windows along the side of the auditorium.

As well as marriage ceremonies, couples hold their wedding receptions here. With capacity for up to 220 seated, 124 eating, and 330 standing, the auditorium is a fantastic space for weddings.

Perfect for smaller weddings and arrival drinks, there is a balcony bar with views of 95 miles of Jurassic coastline—the Marine is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Credit: Andrew George Photography

We had an absolutely fantastic time at the Marine. The staff were so kind and helpful which really made everything run smoothly.

Kate, Bride, December 2016

Our staff works with couples to give them the perfect day, with advice on all the important things. We have wedding partners for food, music, photography, and flowers.

Free Wedding Night Accommodation for Couples

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HIX Townhouse

Couples receive a night’s complimentary luxury accommodation with breakfast at HIX Townhouse, our patron’s rooms.

Located a short walk from HIX Oyster & Fish House, HIX Townhouse features eight luxury double rooms, personally designed by local chef and restaurateur Mark Hix, all individually themed around his passions. Stay in the ground floor Hunting Suite or Garden room—or head upstairs to the Sailing room and enjoy the sun on the terrace with views of the sea. Mark has also collaborated with artists and designers and local producers for the Donovan, Temperley, and Mad Hatters rooms. There’s something for everyone at this Georgian Townhouse, located just minutes walk from the Marine and beach. Read about HIX Townhouse here.

This applies to new bookings for 2020 weddings on the night of the wedding. Subject to availability of the room – please check when booking a wedding. Excludes July and August. This offer does not apply to some discounted weddings.

Food and drink

We have trusted food partners that we have worked with on many weddings, including our patron’s restaurant HIX Oyster & Fish House.

Please view our food partners here.

The whole Marine team worked perfectly together, always friendly and smiling! Nothing was ever too much trouble.

Gill, Mother of the Bride, August 2016

The space

On the ground floor, the auditorium seats 124 wedding guests for food. There is room for 330 people standing. Please see our wedding table layout options here. The stage provides an excellent space for speeches—as well as live music. With a wooden semi-sprung floor, the space is ideal for dancing at wedding receptions. We provide technical and lighting assistance for speeches and music.

There are two dressing rooms, two bars, an outside forecourt, stage, and backstage areas.

For further information and to arrange a viewing, please give us a call on 01297 442 394 or email marketing@marinetheatre.com

Discounts are available for out of season and weekday weddings.

Wedding Venue Hire includes:

  • hire of the venue on the wedding day (9 A.M.—1 A.M. ) including auditorium, stage, foyer, dressing rooms, two bars, and exterior forecourt
  • access to decorate the theatre
  • access after the wedding
  • exclusive use of the fully staffed bar on the day
  • a professional theatre technician to support throughout the wedding and reception (theatre lighting design and rig, sound, and technical set-up)
  • use of theatre equipment (chairs, tables, lighting, PA system, microphone, projector and screens, fairy lights, mirror ball, and more)
  • a wedding consultation

For all enquiries please contact manager@marinetheatre.com


£3500 ~ Weekend reception and ceremony

£2995 ~ Weekend reception

£500 discount for weddings in October and November

£1000 discount for weddings in December and January

£500 discount for weekdays

(discount is not applied twice)