Popularly known as the Chair Museum, tie the knot in one of Wycombe’s more
unusual licensed wedding venues. Celebrate your Marriage or Civil Partnership
at Castle Hill House & Gardens, the grade-II listed home to Wycombe Museum.
Can I get legally married at Wycombe Museum?
We are fully licenced for civil ceremonies and marriages in 5 of the museum spaces.
Can we just book our ceremony only?
Yes, there is an option for a short daytime wedding hire.
What is the capacity for your ceremony room?
Our largest space has a capacity for 76 people in total, this number includes everyone in the room including the registrars, photographer and yourselves. Our smallest space hold 10 people.
What is a dry-hire venue?
Dry hire means hiring the venue as a blank canvas with no extra or staffing apart from staff on site for security. No food or drink are included in dry hire.
What access to the venue do we have?
On your event day you will have access during the times you have booked the spaces for. This will be stated on your booking form. Please note access to the site will not be granted unless all outstanding invoices are settled. You will also have access the following day to clean unless you have booked our cleaning crew.
Can our suppliers have earlier access to the venue?
Your suppliers may drop off and prepare rooms on the afternoon before between 1-5pm, provided the spaces are available and agreed at the time of booking.
Is there any parking available?
We have parking for 5 vehicles in the car park and 5 spaces off the driveway. Please be aware if you have suppliers with large vans, they will require more of the available spaces. All vehicles must be off site by 12am the day of your event. Please do not block any fire exit or the driveway. Pay and display parking is located on the surrounding streets payable until 5pm. There are three town centre car parks within a 5-minute walk of Wycombe Museum.
How do we pay and secure our booking?
Our Wedding Co-Ordinator will send you an invoice for the full amount alongside your booking form for you to complete. To secure your booking a 50% non-Refundable deposit of the venue hire cost is payable. Please note we cannot secure your booking if we do not receive payment. You will receive your final invoice 12 weeks before your event day.
What is the security deposit?
A £300.00 security deposit is required at the time of the final payment, this is fully refundable as long as no damage or loss of property has taken place during your event day. These include but are not limited to; broken glassware/ damaged items/ burns/ loss/ theft. Please see T&C’s for more details. The security deposit will be returned to you within 7 days of your event.
What furniture do you supply?
We have an inventory of furniture such as conference tables, trestle tables, conference chairs for you to use. These are all included in your venue hire fee. If any of these products/ items are damaged or missing at the end of your event a charge may be made to your security deposit.
Can we decorate the walls?
You are welcome to decorate our site on the day of your booking. Please note NO drilling or fixing/taping onto wall/ceiling surfaces. You may pin to wood or hang items of reasonable weight from our ceiling beams. Please remove all fixtures at the end of your day. We can recommend stylists who can help decorate the rooms.
Do you have any suppliers you would recommend?
We have a suppliers list of a few local suppliers, some of whom we have used before. Please contact and liaise with your suppliers directly.
Do you allow candles/ fire pits/ fireworks/ sparklers?
Candles are not permitted indoors. The firepit in the grounds provided there is someone who is willing to sign to take responsibility for it. Fireworks are permitted in line with the safety guidelines issues by the local firework company and one person is taking full responsibility for these.
Are we allowed to use confetti?
Confetti must be of an environmentally friendly and decomposable substance – If it is not an extra waste disposal charge of £100 will be applicable and taken from your security deposit.
Are you a dog friendly site?
The only dogs allowed are that of the couple who wish to share their special day with their canine companions. These must be walked off-site.
Do I need wedding insurance?
We recommend all our clients arrange wedding insurance. You must organise this yourself. Please see T&C’s for further details and recommended insurers.
Do you supply a PA system or music system?
We do not have a PA system. Couples may bring their own.
Do you allow bands and DJs?
Yes, you can have a band or DJ, we do not charge for this. We do not supply any equipment for this, they must supply themselves with stages/ PA systems.
How late can we play music?
Our music license covers the inside area until 11:30pm no later and 10.30pm for outside. A decibel sound level will apply. This will be monitored by the Wedding Co-Ordinator.