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Hosting an Event in Weymouth


Events Vision

That by 2025, Weymouth has developed a comprehensive programme of high-quality sustainable community inspired and tourism-based events and festivals that cultivates community creativity for maximum economic and environmental benefit and social enjoyment throughout the town council area.

For a copy of the full Events Policy please view the document below.

Application Forms

Weymouth has a long established history and tradition of hosting events and festivals. There is a comprehensive and diverse range of activities; from international events placing Weymouth on the world stage, to community events that have direct links to the wellbeing and cohesion of the local community.

The Event & Festival Application Procedure is set out to ensure a co-ordinated and effective management approach throughout the council for events staged on council land or for areas where the council has a management responsibility. It is designed to create a good standard and understanding of how each application will be processed in order to maintain efficient communication with each organiser.

To enable Weymouth Town Council and where appropriate, Dorset Council, to fully consider and assess your event application; you will need to complete an application form below. The initial event enquiry form is for early enquiries. The application form stage 2 is for completing the full application process.

Applications should be submitted generally 3 months prior to the event date; although this will vary depending on the scale of your proposed activities. Larger major events could take between 6 and 12 months or more to organise and plan.

Please note that it is advisable to contact the Events Team prior to the submission of your application to verify that the event venue and facilities are available on the proposed date. (Please refer to the contact details below.)

How Can We Help You?

Events and festivals are acknowledged in improving the quality of life to local communities.  They provide occasions for expressing collective belonging to a group or a place, creating opportunities for drawing on shared histories, cultures and ideals. They create prospects for community development and community-led events and activities.

The events section plays a valuable role by enabling, delivering and facilitating the annual events programme which supports many community initiatives, charitable good causes and the local economy.

If you would like to organise an event in Weymouth, please get in touch either by email or phone, and our we can help in the following ways:

Event documentation

Funding assistance

Link to other agencies

Location, location, location

Marketing and promotion

Planning and programming

The application and booking of land


Finally if you’re planning an event in Weymouth, we are here to help, so please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

All event enquiries are directed to:

The Resort Team, Weymouth Town Council, The New Town Hall, Commercial Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8NG

Tel: 01305 239 832

Email: events@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk