Severn Valley Railway – Weddings
Number One Comberton Place, Kidderminster, DY10 1QR
Take an exciting steam train ride along the Severn Valley Railway's scenic 16-mile span from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth. Explore historic stations, enjoy interactive exhibitions, experience fantastic events and much more!
The Severn Valley Railway provides a unique setting for those special celebrations and is now licensed to hold wedding ceremonies at our Visitor Centre the Engine House at Highley – a real venue with a difference.
Both private dinners and large scale functions can be accommodated. Parties of up to 350 can be accommodated in a private train; up to 140 guests can be wined and dined in style in immaculate dining cars, and for exclusive parties of up to 23, one of our luxurious Observation Saloons can be hired.
In addition to our service of steam hauled trains we are now pleased to offer new ‘fixed’ facilities at Kidderminster and Highley. Use of our facilities can again be tailored to individual requirements and linked to our service of steam trains if required.
So whatever the occasion you can be assured of a warm welcome from the steam railway with the personal touch.
The Valley Suite
Our new licensed refreshment and function room at Kidderminster now completes the station. This work includes a new glazed concourse canopy.
The new facilities at Kidderminster provide our customers with a licensed Refreshment Room together with a function room, when not required in connection with our train services.
The Engine House
Against the backdrop of our reserve collection of steam locomotives and other exciting displays and exhibitions, The Engine House provides the opportunity for events and activities for groups of up to approximately 200 people.
Full catering facilities are available at The Engine House with event packages to suit all requirements and the venue is fully licensed.
Restaurant Car Services
One of the great traditions of the Steam Age was the railway dining car, with its immaculately-laid tables, uniformed staff and high quality cuisine. All this is faithfully recreated for your pleasure and for the enjoyment of your guests.
Whilst relaxing over a leisurely dinner you can glimpse the rooftops of medieval Bewdley, you can sample the beauty of the river as it glides through ancient forests, and you can pause to breathe in the tranquillity of Arley village as your train passes through its station.
Charter Your Own Train
The Severn Valley Railway offers you the opportunity to entertain your guests in a unique atmosphere of bygone days. The combination of steam-hauled charter trains and quality cuisine can be tailored to your individual requirements and is available to you, daytime or evenings, seven days a week. Choose between our restaurant car train which can accommodate up to 140 diners or one of our Observation Saloons which provide an intimate dining venue on the move for groups of up to 23 people.
The Severn Valley Railway is an ideal choice if you are looking for an unusual venue close to the heart of the West Midlands yet offering excellent value for money.
Further Wedding Information
Minimum Number of Guests: 23
Maximum Number of Guests: 140
The Valley Suite at Kidderminster Station is available for an evening buffet with disco.
Other services can be arranged such as drinks receptions, the station shops can be made available for the purchase of gifts and souvenirs. There is also a gift shop at The Engine House.
Bar facilities can be provided on your train, and also at Kidderminster and Bridgnorth stations.
Both Kidderminster and Bridgnorth stations provide on-site parking for cars and coaches.
Wedding Reception Information
Contact Elise Ballard on 01562 757515
Wedding Breakfast Options
Buffet – Cold buffet in our Observation Saloon attached to a train or with its own locomotive. Buffet costs from £11.50 per head + VAT
Plated – Three-course hot meal while travelling on the train from £17.50 per person + VAT. Silver service waitress service.
Your carriage awaits. . . Marry on Friday in 2014From £2500For your very special wedding breakfast we are offering the opportunity to hire one of our beautiful dining carriages, attached to one of our steam hauled train services, for a return 3 hour journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth and back.Our wedding reception package includes:* Exclusive use of our dining carriage by your guests* Return train travel over the full length of the line* Reception drink or sparkling wine toast* A wedding breakfast on the move for up to 56 guests in the dining carriage.* Red carpet, cake stand & knife£2500inclusive (train package)And in the evening why not add . . .* A function in The Valley Suite, our comfortable restaurant, situated on the station concourse for 100 guests* Buffet for 100 guests * Resident DJ* A bottle of Moet Chandon for the Bride & Groom £3750 inclusive (both packages)Available on Friday only. Timings and other arrangements subject to the train service operating on the day. We regret that we are not currently licenced for the solemnisation of marriages.Please call 01562 757900 for more information and to book.