Wedding plans steam ahead at Severn Valley Railway

Vintage railway wedding at the Severn Valley Railway
Vintage railway wedding at the Severn Valley Railway

Good news – there’s a new railway wedding venue in town!

The Severn Valley Railway is the latest addition to Britain’s railway wedding venues. The Engine House Visitor Centre in Highley, Shropshire is now fully licensed to host wedding and civil ceremonies. It’s also the only venue in the UK where you can marry on the footplate of a steam locomotive.

If you choose the railway’s full wedding package, you get to travel to your ceremony at the Engine House in style aboard a splendidly appointed period observation saloon from Kidderminster. Once there, you can get married on board a Travelling Post Office carriage or inside the SVR’s most prestigious wedding location, the historic King George VI Royal Carriage. There’s also a licensed restaurant, with spectacular views over the River Severn, as well as other event spaces.

After the ceremony, you can hold your toasts and speeches in a private room before re-joining the train for the return journey to Kidderminster, which includes a buffet in the observation saloon for up to 23 guests.

Victoria Bridge on the Severn Valley Railway
Victoria Bridge on the Severn Valley Railway

If you want to hold your ceremony elsewhere, you can still have your wedding breakfast with SVR. This includes a 3-hour return journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth, exclusive use of a beautiful dining carriage attached to a steam-hauled train, and a 3-course wedding breakfast silver served for up to 56 guests.

The Valley Suite at Kidderminster – a licensed function room on the station concourse – is also available for evening receptions or wedding parties and can accommodate up to 100 guests.

Take a look at their wedding brochure here.

Congratulations Severn Valley Railway – may you have many happy weddings!