Who says your wedding needs to happen in a church and a function room? If you’re looking for a truly unique, quirky and unusual wedding venue, then maybe you’d like to say “I do” to a soundtrack of clattering carriages and whistling steam engines?

Holding your wedding reception at the East Lancashire Railway is guaranteed to make your special day extra special, with quirky photo opportunities, decadent fine dining, and a reception to remember.

Enjoy the Romance of Steam

Whether you’d like to get married at one of our beautiful traditional railway stations, enjoy a champagne breakfast in a sumptuously-appointed saloon car, or grab an unmissable photo opportunity on the footplate of a gorgeous steam train, holding your wedding on the ELR is guaranteed to make all kinds of magical memories.

A Unique Wedding Ceremony

Under the beautifully decorated canopy of Bury Bolton Street Station, up to 100 guests can watch the bride glide gracefully down the aisle as a gleaming steam train pulls into the station. Backed by live music, you’ll tie the knot on the platform before being whisked aboard a private train for a wedding breakfast aboard a luxurious Pullman style carriage . There will be plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs and wedding day fun.

If you’re looking for a more “olde worlde” experience then we are also licenced to hold ceremonies at Ramsbottom Station. This beautiful venue is located in the heart of picturesque Ramsbottom, a historic town that wears it’s heritage proudly on its sleeve. If you were looking to recreate a traditional, English village wedding, you couldn’t ask for a better spot!

Finish things off with an evening reception on one of our Platforms or in the incredible Bury Transport Museum. Whatever you decide to do, you are sure to remember this unique experience for the rest of your life.

Tailor a Perfect Wedding

It’s your big day, so you decide the itinerary. Plan your truly magical wedding day any way you want, with the help of our team members. Choose afternoon tea in a genuine 1920s Observation saloon, party on the platform, or enjoy a unique evening reception in the surroundings of the Bury Transport Museum. Whatever your dream wedding looks like, we’ll make it happen here on the East Lancashire Railway.

Plan Your Unique Wedding

To learn more and to plan your own one-of-a-kind wedding at our quirky wedding venue, get in touch with the events team at the ELR today.

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Book Your Wedding

To book your own wedding at the East Lancashire Railway, get in touch with our team. We’ll put together a tailored package to make sure your wedding day is extra-special. Email us at and our friendly booking staff will be only to happy to help!

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