Your Civil Ceremony Venue In Shropshire. Make your day even more unforgettable.
Firstly, congratulations to you and your partner, this is a very exciting time planning your wedding, and there are approved venues you can decide to get married at. We are lucky enough to be an approved venue so if you are looking to have your special day all under ‘one roof’ then we can accommodate your requirements
The first stage towards choosing your venue and making an initial reservation with the registrar.
Booking early and planning your day with specific time frames will depend on the registrar and their bookings, the earlier the reservation the better chance of a preferred time slot you may have with your partner.
The registrar will ask you to provisionally book your chosen approved venue and make a reservation, we will hold a date without a deposit for seven days, unless agreed otherwise. You then you will need to agree the time and date with the registrar. Once the registrar is satisfied with proposed times and dates you will be required to pay a deposit with ourselves to secure your booking. This can be agreed with an events manager.
Please note all fees and associated costs with the registrar are between you and the registrar, we are an approved venue and do not consult with the registrar on fees, date changes or timings, we are advised a time on the proposed said date.
For a wealth of information and to get into contact with the registrar please follow this link
Options getting married on our premises
There are three designated areas which you can get married at our venue, these have been listed in the most favourable order
- The outside garden and Gazebo (Weather permitting)
The garden gazebo is the most favourable choice and has stunning countryside views and a seating capacity up to 80 people seated, (more guests are welcome to the ceremony but might have to stand at the back with full view of ceremony taking place). Once the ceremony has taken place guests proceed up to the terrace and take full advantage of the views overlooking the garden with the backdrop and generally the reception drinks takes place on terrace.
- Ceremony to take place in Ludlow suite (where wedding breakfast takes place)
This is the second option for winter weddings and unfortunate days when the weather is not so good* and is idea for smaller receptions 40/50 guests on a wedding breakfast. The initial ceremony will take place at the bottom end of the room by the bar (which is screened off). Please note the Ludlow suite will be dressed for your event if you opt for this package, we cannot dress the room immediately after your wedding and the turnaround would take too long. Once the ceremony has taken place guests will be asked to proceed into the restaurant/bar area for reception drinks to take place before been reintroduced back into the Ludlow suite for the wedding breakfast to take place. We recommend a 2pm ceremony time for this package to avoid any diners in our restaurant and take full advantage of exclusivity of the premises between 3-5.30pm
- Ceremony to take place in the historic restaurant area and exclusivity from 11am-5.30pm)
This package is favourable for couples that want total exclusivity, peace of mind if the weather is non-permitting and is more manageable for larger ceremonies inside. The initial ceremony will take place in the front area of the restaurant with a seating plan 50/60 (more guests are welcome to the ceremony but might have to stand at the back with full view of ceremony taking place). We shall close the venue on the lunchtime service to the public on the day of your wedding. The bars are screened off during the ceremony in the area. Once the ceremony has taken place guests will be asked to proceed into the Ludlow suite bar area for reception drinks to take place, your guests will be able to view the wedding breakfast room but there is only immediate access to the bar area as all tables will be roped off, so guests only use the bar and don’t proceed to the tables.
NOTE: This option is only available with a minimum of six months’ notice and no refunds are given if the weather is good and you prefer to choose the outside option on the morning of the wedding. This option is also subject to availability and management confirmation and approval. You will be asked to email confirmation of this option, and once agreed will be chargeable.
Fees for civil ceremonies on the premises agreed 2018-2020
All weddings are subject to £500.00 hire of the Ludlow suite and use of the gardens even if you are not getting married on the premises.
Civil ceremony on premises £500.00 (Not applicable if getting married at another venue)
This covers the planning and this fee is applicable to all the above options
Total £1000 this will cover hire and civil ceremony
Total exclusivity 11-5.50pm a further £750.00 (Total exclusivity is when we close our restaurant down on a lunchtime service on the proposed date for your wedding day, for the ceremony to take place in an alternative area. The fee does not include evening exclusivity. This is optional if the bride and groom want to get married inside but not the in main Ludlow Suite.)
Total £1750 this will cover hire and civil ceremony and exclusivity from 11.30am-5.30pm (option 3)
*Note: Every effort will be made to host your civil ceremony in the outside gazebo if this is your chosen option, if the weather is bad (I.e. heavy rain, very wet and slippery flooring) as appointed the responsible person (Events manager on duty) exercises the right to move the ceremony inside for health & safety reasons as well as protecting the registration book on behalf of the registrar. If the forecasts if guaranteed bad, we may be advised by the registrar direct, however our choice will be generally on the morning with some forward planning on the forecast of the weather. Mild weather is considered as acceptable but be mindful of your guests, as they will be exposed to the elements of the weather.