All-in-one vintage railway wedding venue
Fancy getting married at a restored Victorian train station within a private English country estate? Fawley Hill, near Henley-on-Thames, contains everything a vintage-loving, railway-crazy couple could want. There’s the Victorian-era Somersham Station, the steepest standard gauge railway track in the world, and a railway museum, as well as beautiful outdoor spaces.
Your quirky railway wedding ceremony
Somersham Station is chock-full of original features such as the ticket booking hatch and rail paraphernalia – and it’s licensed for ceremonies of up to 89 people. The Great Eastern No. 1 carriage is also parked there, and is the perfect place for you to sign the register and get your picture taken on its balcony.
There are all kinds of other quirky features in and around the station too, including a Victorian carousel and a traditional red phone box, all of which are perfect props for a vintage, retro wedding.
A versatile vintage venue
Versatility and choice are key here: it’s a blank-canvas venue with no restrictions on suppliers, so you can really make the day your own.
If you want a more traditional day, you can have a sit-down meal and dancing in the station museum, surrounded by rail paraphernalia, tin advertising and an O gauge model railway.
Or, if you want a more bohemian, festival-style vibe, you can have a marquee on the top field next to Ironhenge – a stunning structure made from the pillars used in the undercroft of St Pancras station. Another option is to have a woodland wedding, with a backdrop of forest, wildlife and traditional gypsy caravans.
Fawley Hill has its own wedding planner too, so you know your day will go smoothly. Take a look at their website to find out more.