Walcot Hall is the perfect civil ceremony wedding venue. It has a choice of three indoor spaces and other outdoor options which are all licensed for civil marriages. This means couples are able to host their entire wedding celebrations within the Walcot estate.
The Main Hall has so far proved to be the most popular choice for wedding ceremonies featuring marble columns, ornate ceiling and a floating staircase sweeping into the entrance hall. This room is included in the venue hire for up to three hours and will seat up to 120 guests plus space for standing. The Ballroom and Anteroom are the other two rooms that are licensed for wedding ceremonies at Walcot Hall. These are separated from the Main Hall by a beautiful private courtyard. The Anteroom is perfect for an intimate ceremony of less than 50 guests. Alternatively the Ballroom itself which is a dramatic and naturally light rooms allows 150 guests to be seated for an event, surrounded by stunning views.
Alternative Wedding Ceremony Options
We also welcome ceremonies (humanist and civil) to be conducted anywhere on the grounds. We have a licensed Summer House on a private lawn in the gardens of Walcot Hall. Couples just need to be aware that if choosing an outdoor ceremony, marriage vows would need to be repeated on licensed ground after the open air ceremony in order to make the marriage legal. This could be in the Main Hall, Summer House, Grotto or in the Ballroom. This does not apply to humanist ceremonies, therefore a humanist marriage can be conducted anywhere on site without any legal constraints.
For couples who would like a religious ceremony, there are a wealth of beautiful churches and chapels in Shropshire. Lydbury North Church welcomes couples to get married there provided all legal requirements are in place. Couples are asked to attend the church once a month for six months running up to the wedding to establish a qualifying connection to the church. It is possible to have a religious blessing at the church but only after a legal Civil Ceremony has taken place. The local church is a very beautiful one, it can seat around 200 people and is located at the bottom of the Walcot Hall drive, in the village of Lydbury North. For more information on holding your wedding at St Michael & All Angels please see the link here.
The drive to the Hall takes you over a bridge crossing the lakes, up a tree-lined avenue to a carriage sweep in front of the Main Hall. Wedding guests may then enter through the Hall and into the private courtyard before proceeding into the gardens or to the Ballroom for the wedding reception.