You can book the David Welch Winter Gardens in Duthie Park for civil and religious wedding ceremonies and civil partnership ceremonies. Seating is available for up to 70 guests - 50 in the main ceremony area and 20 in the upper level of the ceremony area.
The booking fee depends on how long you wish to hire the venue for:
|Duration of booking||Fee|
|1 hour||£70 (minimum booking fee)|
These charges include the use of the Winter Gardens for the ceremony and a photo/audio visual session. Please note that the Council do not provide a photographer or audio visual technician. If you'd like to hire the facility for more than two hours, please contact us to discuss the fee.
Please note that the Winter Gardens are not closed to the public during wedding ceremonies and photo or audio visual sessions. However, signs are put up advising people that a wedding ceremony is in progress and asking them to keep noise to a minimum.
If you wish to to provide your own music on a CD for the ceremony, please make sure this is in the order of play required and clearly marked. You should provide the CD to staff at the Winter Gardens before the day of the ceremony.
You can also hold a a wedding ceremony in the Duthie Park bandstand. The charge for this is £250. This includes the set up of the area and in the event of bad weather, the Winter Gardens.
We cannot confirm your booking unless a minister or registrar has agreed to conduct the ceremony.
Civil wedding ceremonies and civil partnership ceremonies can only be carried out by the Registrar daily at either 2pm or 4pm. Contact the Registrars.
The Winter Gardens are open as follows:
|1 April to 30 April||9.30am to 5.30pm|
|1 May to 31 August||9.30am to 7.30pm|
|1 September to 31 October||9.30am to 5.30pm|
|1 November to 31 March||9.30am to 4.30pm|
Ceremonies and photo sessions must finish before closing time. If you wish to have your photo or audio-visual session outside in another part of Duthie Park, please book this separately.
Charges for other bookings in the Winter Gardens are as follows:
|Small non-commercial photo sessions||£20 for up to 2 hours|
|Small group bookings||£15 per hour|
|Private functions (1 to 3 hours)||£250|
|Private functions (3 to 6 hours)||£500|
Private functions must be held outwith opening hours. Please contact us to discuss holding any of the above events in the Winter Gardens.
You can download a map of the Winter Gardens below: