Wedding Receptions

bride & groom alongside engineThe Mid-Norfolk Railway in Dereham is proud to offer a completely different venue for your Wedding Reception – a fully restored 1950s station complete with the opportunity to take a 22-mile steam- or diesel-hauled train ride through the lovely Norfolk countryside to Wymondham Abbey and back.

The station will be closed to the general public for the day and is exclusively yours with staff readily available to help you prepare it in the way you would like. Access can also be arranged for the evening before your big day if that is more convenient for you.

We can offer your guests a glass of Pimms, a bottle of beer or orange juice on their arrival at the station after the Ceremony, a glass of Prosecco for the toasts and either a High Tea or a Cream Tea during the train journey.

For the evening, we will provide a licensed bar in our marquee and a Barbecue for you and your guests with seating available in carriages left in the platform solely for your use.

We also have a free private car park for you and your guests.

Above all, we want your day to be as special as possible and will do everything we can to make it so – all you have to do is ask!

 

 

Catering Packages

The High Tea Special – £20.00 per person

A glass of Pimms, a bottle of beer or orange juice on arrival at the Station, a glass of Prosecco for the toasts and High Tea on the train to include a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes, scones, butter, cream and strawberries plus unlimited cups of tea and coffee.

The Cream Tea Special – £15.00 per person

A glass of Pimms, a bottle of beer or orange juice on arrival at the Station and a Cream Tea on the train to include scones, butter, cream and strawberries plus unlimited cups of tea and coffee.

Evening Barbecue – £15.00 per person

Dates in 2017 and 2018

Special trains for Wedding Receptions in March, April and May and from mid-September onwards are diesel-hauled only, dates in June, July, August and to mid-September are a choice of steam-hauled or diesel-hauled. Please contact us to discuss your preferred option.

Wedding Train but Reception elsewhere?

Perhaps the Wedding Train appeals but you’d prefer your Reception elsewhere? No problem, you can either charter your own train (diesel-hauled only) or reserve carriages for your exclusive use on one of our regular timetabled services. For prices, please see below.

Prices

To hire Dereham Station for the day and a steam-hauled passenger train for one return trip from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey – from £1750.00.

To hire Dereham Station for the day and a diesel-hauled passenger train for one return trip from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey – from £1250.00.

To charter a diesel-hauled passenger train only for one return trip from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey - from £900.00.

To reserve one carriage (or more) for a return trip from Dereham to Wymondham Abbey on a regular timetabled service – from £12.60 per person. For Wedding Trains only (Reception elsewhere), trips may start and end at Wymondham Abbey Station.

For more information and to discuss your ideas, please phone Charlie on 01362 667814 or email marketing@mnr.org.uk