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 WEDDINGS 

Discover YOUR Wedding Style

Finding the perfect wedding venue is likely to be at the top of any newly engaged couple’s list. With the venue playing a vital role in the success of your day, it’s the big decision you really need to get right and we think we have the right venue you've just been looking for...

Imagine arriving by a vintage bus or a coach-built automobile and the charm of a marriage ceremony in our waiting room on the platform where your own 'private train' will pull in to take you and your guests gently through the delightful countryside to enjoy your very special wedding breakfast on board ... a wonderfully unique experience for you and your guests to treasure forever. 

 

The scenery, the sights, the sounds and smells are all evocative of a time long passed. Our traditional 1950's station has a wedding suite that will comfortably seat 47 people. After your ceremony you can enjoy Norfolk's 'big skies' scenery from our heritage coaches whilst enjoying a glass of champagne. On your return you could enjoy a hot or cold buffet reception for all of your guests. We aim to make your day a truly memorable occasion and we guarantee you a warm welcome. We can tailor your wedding package to your requirements. 

 

From the day you book your wedding with us until the day of the ceremony itself, you will have the services of a dedicated Weddings Co-ordinator who will be happy to discuss with you those individual requirements that will make your wedding day extra special.

Naturally, we would be delighted to show you around so that you will have a clearer idea of the facilities that we can offer. If you wish to visit the Railway, please contact our Weddings Co-ordinator to arrange an appointment on 01362 851723 or emailing charlie.robinson@mnr.org.uk 

 

Download a copy of our Wedding Brochure by clicking here.

Welcome to Dereham Station, a very special venue for your very special day. This is a wedding and civil ceremony venue with a difference, a fully licensed 1950s style heritage railway station, complete with Ticket Office, platforms and the opportunity after the ceremony to travel on a steam train the 22-mile round trip to Wymondham Abbey while enjoying Afternoon Tea served to your tables by our attentive, uniformed staff.

The Railway is closed to the general public for the day and so is yours to organise as you wish. With our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator on hand to answer all your questions from your initial enquiry to the day itself, everything will be tailored to suit your requirements and make your day as special as possible.

Please see below for more detailed information about what the Mid-Norfolk Railway can offer you.

To arrange a visit, please contact our Weddings Co-ordinator at charlie.robinson@mnr.org.uk or telephone Dereham Station on 01362 851723.


 

What’s included:
 

  • Wedding and civil partnership venue licensed for a maximum of 47 guests including the bride and groom;

  • Exclusive use of the Railway for the day;

  • Steam-hauled train ride to Wymondham Abbey Station and back with photo opportunities en route;

  • Facilities for your Evening Reception for up to 120 guests;

  • Wedding Co-ordinator;

  • Fully licensed for the playing of live and recorded music and the sale of alcohol;

  • Opportunity to decorate the station, train and marquee the evening before the day of the wedding;

  • Large free car park for guests.
     

Dates available from 1st April until 31st October


Weekday price Monday to Friday - £1,950
Weekend price Saturday or Sunday - £2,250

(prices exclude VAT at the current rate of 20%)
 

Optional extras

  • Cab rides in the steam engine £125 per hour

  • Pump Trolley rides £75 per hour

(prices exclude VAT at the current rate of 20%)

 

Catering Options in the Day

Tea and Coffee or a soft drink served in the Marquee on arrival - £1.50 per person

One glass of prosecco for the Toasts - £3 per person

One soft drink for the Toasts - £1.50 per person
 

Afternoon Tea on the Train

Selection of finger sandwiches
Scones with clotted cream, butter, jam and strawberries
Selection of cakes
Unlimited tea and coffee served to your table
From £15 per person
 

Cream Tea on the Train
 

Scones with clotted cream, butter, jam and strawberries
Unlimited tea and coffee served to your table
From £8 per person

 

Or for an Afternoon Reception, we can offer...
 

  • Reserved carriage on an afternoon train

  • Reservations on a carriage (up to 64 guests) on a scheduled running day for a return trip from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey on the 3:45pm departure with exclusive use of the station from 6pm onwards for your reception - £995 plus VAT. 

 

And, for the Evening Reception, we can offer
 

  • A Finger Buffet

  • Hot Food from our Buffer Stop Bar (burgers, hot dogs, chips, etc)


Prices start from £6.00 per person

Please note the prices listed above are guide prices only. A final price will be agreed with you once we have discussed your preferences and you are happy with your choices.

 

*SPECIAL OFFER* Complimentary Cream Tea for two on a scheduled Cream Tea Train when you book and deposit paid for your event at the Mid-Norfolk Railway.

 

Terms & Conditions
 

  • “We” and “Us” mean The Mid-Norfolk Railway Preservation Trust (MNRPT) trading as the Mid-Norfolk Railway. “You” and “Your” mean the Client.
     

  • Prices include VAT at the current rate of 20% unless otherwise specified.
     

  • Terms and Conditions must be signed by You and returned to the MNRPT with Your booking form and deposit.
     

  • You must reimburse the cost of cleaning, repairing or replacing any damage caused to Our property by any of Your guests or You while You are on Site. We are not responsible for any loss or damage to Your property or Your guests’ property whilst on Our site.
     

  • A deposit of £500 is required to secure Your booking which is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation by You which must be made in writing. Should You cancel for any reason, the following charges will be made if the date of the event is: Within 7 Days: No Refund. 8 to 28 Days: 50% of Monies Paid (excluding Deposit).
     

  • We do not charge extra for paying by Credit or Debit Card.
     

  • We require final numbers 28 days prior to the event.
     

  • The balance must be received no later than 28 days before the event.
     

  • No responsibility will be undertaken by Us for the bookings of outside contractors. All external caterers must have been approved by Us and they must comply with current food regulations and hold the relevant food certification that is necessary for the food they will be serving. There will be an extra charge of £100 for each food service and they must supply all cutlery, crockery and all cooking equipment if needed. There will be a £250 charge if Our kitchen is used. All external contractors must supply us with their public liability insurance information, and PAT Testing certificate (if applicable).
     

  • We reserve the right to cancel any booking if any part of the site is closed or otherwise unavailable because of events beyond Our control. In this case, Your deposit will be refunded. While every effort will be made to run Your train using Our Steam Locomotive, We reserve the right to use a Diesel Locomotive when required if the Steam Locomotive is required to be withdrawn for essential maintenance.


To arrange a visit, please contact our Weddings Co-ordinator at charlie.robinson@mnr.org.uk or telephone Dereham Station on 01362 851723.

Various photographs shown above are with kind thanks to Phil Barnes Photography