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COVID-19 Update
The Worthing Dome is temporarily closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are still busy working behind the scenes, and welcome all new enquires for later in the year and 2021.
Restored Edwardian building, perfect for a picturesque wedding and celebrations on a beautiful seaside location.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Museum
Attraction
Dining Capacity
140
Reception Capacity
190
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Venue

Grade I/II Listed Building
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
In-House Wine List

Cultural Specialists

Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Built in 1911, the Worthing Dome, a Grade II* listed building situated on the Sussex coastline, is a rich example of Edwardian architecture, typical of the coastal town entertainment complexes of the time and one of the last of its kind still standing. Still a working cinema, the building houses 2 unique spaces for both ceremony and reception. The Main Lounge is a large traditional space with room up to 190. The Whispering Gallery is a mezzanine room with a capacity of 85. There are options to suit most budgets with the Worthing Dome perfect for both intimate and large scale ceremonies and receptions. Both Rooms have stunning views overlooking the sea and are beautiful light spaces with the Worthing Dome’s large south facing balcony running the width of the building and overlooking the beach. There is promenade a stone’s throw away and the Pier is a favourite for couples to have their wedding photos. All catering is provided by the in-house team, focusing on well executed, fresh food sourced from local suppliers. There is a range of menus to choose from including 2, 3 & 4-course wedding breakfasts. Occasionally clients come to us with their own ideas for their first meal as husband and wife and the chefs at the Worthing Dome welcome couples’ ideas and inspirations. The Event team are seasoned wedding professional with over 20 years’ experience and will work closely from start to finish to help create a very individual day.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2005
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
20
Reviews
(4)
Tahlia and Jordan
Married in August 2018
November 2018
A blank canvas for an amazing price
Despite being from London as we chose to have our wedding in the dome at Worthing, we were mainly drawn in by the amazing mid week deals which really suited our budget. The range of packages and add ons is really varied with a price and a theme to suit everyone. We chose a mid-week package with a two course meal with a bbq and I must say it was fantastic. The food was declious and such high quality, everyone commented on how great it was. The venue it’s self is bright and unique, it’s a real blank canvas to do what you want with - which was a huge plus to us. We decorated the whole place to our theme and we loved it. The wedding co-ordinators (not sure the right word!) were fantastic on the day, helped everything run smoothly, pulled everything off and even dealt with my stress mum. The only criticism would be that we did feel That after we paid the full amount off it was suddenly as though our wedding was more important to the venue, rather than it always being important. That said, I appreciate the co-ordinators are very busy with many weddings to handle at any given time. Overall, we love this venue. The space and layout were fantastic. The food was fantastic. The staff and planners/coordinators were fantastic. We would recommend The Dome to anyone and would certainly get married there again!
Leigh & Georgy
Married in June 2018
June 2018
Thank you James, Robert and your team so much for everything!
We had our wedding here on 25th May. All throughout the run up of the wedding James, Robert and their team were very helpful and always on hand if we had any enquiries or wanted to visit the venue again. We could not fault their customer service, whatsoever. On our wedding day, it was even better! The staff were so helpful, so accommodating and we had the absolute best, most perfect and magical day we could have imagined. The dome is a beautiful venue. We did not need many decorations as the venue is so picturesque in itself. We had our wedding up in the whispering gallery and had some fantastic photos, then went down into the atrium bar for more photos etc. until we went down to the main lounge for our reception and wedding food. The food was absolutely incredible, all of our guests commented on how good the food was and how beautiful and perfect the venue was also! The photos we had throughout the whole venue (including in front of the dome when I arrived and on the balcony) are perfect, even more so due to the beautiful venue. We highly recommed the dome, James, Robert and their team. If you want fantastic customer service and responses extremely quick and the most beautiful and affordable seaside venue then the dome and James are the ones. Thank you James, Robert and your team so much for everything!
Gerard & Shaun
Married in May 2018
June 2018
A Big Thank You
A big thank you for making our day perfect. With Love, Gerard & Shaun
Philip & Katie
Married in April 2018
June 2018
Everything was perfect
Hi guys, Katie and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything. We had a brilliant day and everyone had a great time and enjoyed themselves immensely. We were so pleased with how everything turned out and the food and drinks were amazing. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much, Phil
Location & Contact Details

Address

21-22 Marine Parade, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3PT, England

Nearest Town

Worthing

Nearest Train Station

Worthing

Nearest Airport

Gatwick

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FAQ
(9)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A New Years Eve Wedding turned into a fancy dress party and all the guests really got involved.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't be to rigid with your timings.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

A client brought in a keyboard hidden inside an old piano and all the guests had a singalong.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Seaside, Herritage, Quirky, Unique, Edwardian

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Photos of the beach with the venue in the background.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Burgers

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Marmalade vodka & Shortbread biscuits!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Whispering Gallery is a mezzanine floor up to the dome of the building.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

How flexible we are.