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Sculpture By The Lakes, Sculpture By The Lakes

Location pin

Pallington Lakes, Pallington, Dorchester, DT2 8QU - 

  • Users

    Up to
    300 standing

  • Table with chairs


  • Delivery truck

    External Catering

Sculpture by the Lakes is an enchanting twenty-six-acre park showcasing an extraordinary collection of more than thirty sculptures by renowned artist, Simon Gudgeon. His work is featured in prominent collections around the world, including those of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, HRH Prince Charles and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Simon’s sculptures can also be seen in Hyde Park and America’s National Museum of Wildlife Art.

For the very first time, the wonderful Sculpture by the Lakes is available for exclusive private hire on Mondays and Tuesdays. Options include the use of the entire twenty-six acres of outstanding art and nature for the day, access to the entire park including the lakes, The Retreat, The Island, The Pavilion, The River Keeper’s Hut, parking, introduction to Simon Gudgeon and his work, discount on available sculptures.

So, whether you are looking for a film location, a beautiful estate for a summer party, a team-building venue, wanting to renew your wedding vows, a 60th birthday party or a backdrop for a photoshoot, Sculpture by the Lakes will provide the most perfect, unique setting.

Enjoy the entire 26 acre park for your event; lakes, rivers, island, sculptures, landscapes bursting with colour, parking, giant space for a marquee, all event spaces (The Retreat, Studio 1, The Pavillion, The Island, The River Keepers Hut.

Capacity & layout



up to 300

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities




Premises parking

Premises parking

Space rules

Cancellation policy

100% refundable 5 days before the event



  • S K B

    September 2023

    Fab experience,took our dog and enjoyed our couple of hours here. Found a perfect spot for our picnic overlooking the lake and sculptures. Such a lovely setting

  • K Rae

    August 2023

    Beautiful, quiet gardens with some very impressive sculpture work and a lovely, ambient atmosphere. The café food is high quality and the staff are welcoming and friendly. There is an art shop as well where it is possible to buy original works.

  • Michael Jones

    October 2023

    Such a lovely place to explore, particularly loved walking through the Birch and Pine tree areas, and view the Artwork, so many nice people working here and so much to see. Very nicely kept and with excellent access all around, most definitely we shall come again in the Spring.

  • Tony King

    September 2023

    Visited today after friends recommended it. They were right, a real gem in the Dorset countryside. It's so beautiful and tranquil. Fantastic sculptures artistically located around the lakes look in any direction, and you find a new sight to feast on. Great café and lovely staff. Well done.

  • Matthew Chambers

    October 2023

    Really nice relaxing place, plenty of seating to take a sit back and enjoy the wild life, the lake or the sculptures. On site cafe serves amazing tomato and sausage rolls. Really friendly informative staff.