Weddings and Ceremonies at Clifton Park Museum

We offer a range of options for those who choose to celebrate their special day at Clifton Park Museum. The venue is a beautifully restored Grade II* listed building surrounded by stunning park land.

The Enhanced and Premium ceremony options allow couples to tailor their ceremony in a way that is meaningful to them; this can be shared with up to 8 guests. These ceremonies can be booked up to two years in advance.

Since the publication of the COVID-19 RESPONSE − SPRING 2021( roadmap, ceremonies with up to limited numbers of people in attendance are permitted to go ahead with restrictions easing in line with roadmap steps – subject to the four tests being met as detailed within the roadmap.

Each step confirms the maximum number of persons present at each step but it is important to remember that the number of guests that can attend a ceremony at any venue is determined by two-metre distancing capabilities and government guidance on small ceremonies and associated venue risk assessment. The maximum number of persons does include the couple, two witnesses and all guests inclusive of babies and children. Read the government guidance on weddings here.

Face coverings are required by law to be worn in a greater number of public indoor settings including register offices and approved premises for civil ceremonies. Read the guidance on face coverings 

The content of the ceremony is reduced and as such no readings are permitted within the ceremony at present. Limited photography is permitted.

Legislative Change

From 4th May, following a significant change in legislation the traditional marriage register will be abolished. All couples marrying at any venue in England and Wales from the date of commencement of this new legislation will be required to sign the Marriage Schedule. The General Register Office for England and Wales have prepared the following information for couples;

Marriage in a Civil or Religious Building (other than Church of England/Wales) - General Register Office

If you would like to make a ceremony booking or have an enquiry about your existing booking please contact the Registration Service using the form below;

Make a ceremony enquiry

Once a booking is confirmed couples are given a ceremony pack, this includes useful information about the day and a special booklet, exclusive to Rotherham Registration Service, which explains the order of events and includes all the options for couples to create their ceremony.

COVID-19 Ceremonies Roadmap Information

As Clifton Park Museum is considered a visitor attraction and is ordinarily open to the public it is not permitted under current COVID regulations to open for ceremonies until Step 3 which is expected no earlier than the 17th May.

From a date no earlier than 17th May, subject to the four tests being met as detailed in the COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021 roadmap, the maximum number in attendance for a ceremony will be raised to 30. However, numbers in attendance are subject to each venue’s local risk assessment as adherence to social distancing of two metres is still expected to be required therefore the maximum number permitted at Clifton Park Museum will remain at a maximum of ten. This includes the couple and eight guests – two of which must be the legally required witnesses to the marriage and does not include anyone working such as the registrars and no more than one photographer who are in addition to the wedding party of 10.

From the 21st June it is expected that the majority of restrictions will be lifted and, once further publication surrounding the detail is issued by the General Register Office in conjunction with Central Government, the details on this webpage will be updated and couples with ceremonies following the 21st June will be advised accordingly.