Himley Hall is one of the premier wedding venues for the West Midlands and Staffordshire. Himley Hall is an eighteenth century Grade II* listed building set in 180 acres of 'Capability Brown' landscaped parkland. As the former stately home of the Earl of Dudley Himley Hall was a luxurious, up-to-date home, so fashionable that in the 1930's it was a regular weekend retreat for Royal visitors, including Edward, Prince of Wales.
In 1934 the Duke and Duchess of Kent spent the first two weeks of their honeymoon at Himley. Today, couples may marry where Royal newlyweds once took their honeymoon, and photograph their special day in the grounds where princes and earls once strolled.
Ceremonies The personal touch
Our aim is to make your day special and unforgettable. Our wedding co-ordinator and catering manager are on hand to guide you through all of your wedding preparations, helping you make the right decisions and choices. We understand what couples want from their big day, a smooth and memorable experience with a dash of the extraordinary.
Your wedding day at Himley is tailor-made to suit you. Whether it is guidance in the timing of your ceremony, helping make your choice of music or perhaps adding those special touches such as champagne on the terrace, experienced staff are always there to help.
We ensure the smooth-running of the day by liaising with registrars, photographers and florists. Hall reception staff offer a warm welcome to your guests as they arrive, ensuring appropriate private parking of vehicles and seating of guests, with named seating for immediate family. Your Wedding Co-ordinator can also ensure discreet arrival of the wedding couple if desired. Himley Hall has a wide library of ceremony music available to couples should they wish to select from it and staff also co-ordinate the playing of your chosen music for arrival into the ceremony room, during and following your ceremony.
Baskets to hold your flower petals are available however we regret that we cannot allow the distribution of paper confetti at our ceremonies.
Above all our aim is to make your day special, through our personal and efficient co-ordination before and on your wedding day.
Himley Hall has three rooms licensed for civil wedding ceremonies and partnerships.
The Pink Room
Overlooking the terrace gardens with the Great Lake beyond, the Pink Room was once home to the Earl of Dudley's library. It offers intimate and luxurious surroundings for wedding parties of up to 45 guests including the wedding couple and has private access onto the terrace of Himley Hall for celebratory drinks and photographs.
The Green Room
Originally the formal Dining Room of the Earls of Dudley, the elegant Green Room, complete with dazzling historic chandelier, is a perfect setting for larger ceremonies of up to 75 guests including the wedding couple. Again overlooking the terrace gardens the Green Room has views towards the Great Lake. Terrace access through the Pink Room is available for photographs and drinks.
The Oak Room
Recently licensed for ceremonies outside the spring and summer exhibition season and overlooking the courtyard, is the Oak Room, the cosy wood panelled former billiard room of the Earls of Dudley. The Oak Room is licensed for up 55 guests including the wedding couple. Terrace access through the Pink Room is available for photographs and drinks.
Your Stay at Himley Hall
During your stay the Hall courtyard is reserved solely for the use of you and your guests. In the Spring and Summer months Himley Hall is open to the public for exhibition viewing in the afternoon, however every step is taken to ensure your privacy. Himley's policy of hosting only one ceremony or reception at a time ensures that your booking is personal to you.
Our wedding fee covers a two hour period. It is advised that your guests arrive 30 minutes before your ceremony thus allowing a further 90 minutes for both the ceremony and photographs. The fee also includes car parking for guests.
Wedding Receptions at Himley Hall
Wedding receptions may be held in several of Himley Hall’s refurbished rooms; the Green Room, the Oak Room and the North Wing’s Swimming Pool Room.
The North Wing
The refurbished North Wing, which once housed the Earl of Dudley’s swimming pool and cinema, has been transformed into an elegant Art-Deco style banqueting suite and lounge bar. Magnificent 1930’s style bespoke lighting, period decor and stylish soft furnishings highlight the superb attention to detail which has established
Himley Hall’s North Wing as a dazzling venue for wedding celebrations and parties. The Swimming Pool Room includes a dance floor and lighting, specifically designed for evening functions. It can cater for up to 90 guests for a seated meal and between 80-140 guests for an evening event.
The Cinema Bar, so named because it is situated in the Earl’s former private cinema, offers a sumptuous retreat from the lively Swimming Pool Room during your celebration. Exquisite 1930’s style café bar furniture and an elegant ‘birds-eye’ maple and chrome bar are overlooked by images of stars of the silver screen from the Art Deco era.
For wedding breakfast celebrations and evening ‘after wedding’ functions, the choice of Himley Hall’s North Wing will ensure your experience is
a special one.
Himley Hall offers a superb choice of wedding breakfast menus from fully inclusive three course dinner packages to high quality buffet
receptions. In addition we are quite happy to quote for alternative menu preferences. The Hall’s Catering Managers will guide you through your catering choices and seating plan and if desired assist in ensuring coordination with your choice of colours for table settings and themes. Special diets can be catered for.
Himley believes that personal contact in preparing for your special day is paramount, both our wedding co-ordinators and catering managers are available for an informal chat, attending to all the fine details which make your wedding day YOURS.
Seating capacities Seated Informal buffet
Swimming Pool Room 90 On request
Oak Room 48 On request
Green Room 48 On request
The ground floor refurbished suite at Himley Hall is fully accessible to disabled persons. Hall courtyard car parking may be reserved for guests requiring nearby access.
Above all, our aim is to make your day special through our personal and efficient co-ordination before and on your wedding day.
For an informal chat or an appointment to view our ceremony and reception rooms please contact the wedding co-ordinator on 01384 817817.
Wedding brochures and tariffs
Himley Hall's full wedding brochure and tariffs until 2019 are available.
What could your wedding cost at Himley Hall?
To help you plan your day we have set out some example weddings with varying numbers of guests for weddings for January - December 2017. January - December 2018 and January - December 2019. These are examples only and numbers and options may be varied.
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