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Observatio Saloon
The ceremony
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Start your journey with us…

Along with the dress, cake and of course the spouse themselves, the venue is a vital ingredient of a successful wedding.
The East Lancashire Railway can provide a memorable and quirky wedding experience, letting you choose from a range of options and locations. Enjoy an intimate reception on the vintage Observation Saloon or make the most of photo opportunities on the footplate, we pull out all of the stops to make the most important day of your life truly special.

Location, location, location

Bury Bolton Street Station offers a full, vintage railway experience. Your ceremony will take place on the platform (licensed for 100 people) under the traditionally decorated canopy and the station has a lot of potential for live music and other entertainments, subject to your wishes and ideas!

Wedding packages

Imagine tying the knot as a gleaming steam train pulls into the station, a meal aboard a luxuriously appointed Pullman style carriage or a delicious Afternoon Tea in the inimitable surrounds of a genuine 1920s Observation Saloon, these are just a few of the possibilities open to prospective brides and grooms on the East Lancashire Railway!

We know that your wedding is unique to you and we are able to create tailor made packages to suit your requirements. However, to give you an idea of options we can offer, we have created some pre-made wedding packages which are listed below:

The Saloon Wedding Package (Up to 24 guests)

  • Ceremony on the Platform at Bury Bolton Street Station
  • Fizz reception on the platform after ceremony
  • Exclusive use of the Observation Saloon
  • Afternoon Tea served on board the Observation Saloon
  • Glass of house wine per person served with the Afternoon Tea
  • Return journey in the Observation Saloon between Bury & Rawtenstall

The Wedding Belle Package

  • Ceremony on the platform at Bury Bolton Street Station
  • Fizz reception on the platform after ceremony
  • Exclusive use of the Dining Train
  • 3 course meal aboard the Dining Train
  • Glass of house wine per person served with the meal
  • Full line return journey

The Afternoon Tea Package

  • Ceremony on the platform at Bury Bolton Street Station
  • Fizz reception on the platform after ceremony
  • Exclusive use of one standard carriage on a public train
  • Afternoon Tea aboard the carriage
  • Glass of house wine per person served with Afternoon Tea
  • Return journey between Bury & Rawtenstall

The Complete Wedding Package

  • Ceremony on the platform at Bury Bolton Street Station
  • Fizz reception on the platform after ceremony
  • Exclusive use of the Dining Train
  • 3 course meal aboard the Dining Train
  • Glass of house wine per person served with the meal
  • Full line return journey
  • Evening Reception at Bury Bolton Street or Bury Transport Museum
  • Cold Buffet for the Evening Reception

How to book

Feel like starting the adventure of marriage with the East Lancashire Railway? Contact our Wedding Co-Ordinator, Nicola on nicola.wilcock@eastlancsrailway.org.uk and she will be happy to help make your dreams a reality!

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