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“Stop looking….South Hill Park should be your choice of wedding venue. From our first meeting with their events manager, to our big day; nothing is too much trouble. An amazing choice of venue with function rooms to die for and stately home surroundings.” – Wedding couple, April 2015

Your Wedding, Your Way

Add a touch of historical grandeur to your special day by holding your wedding at South Hill Park Arts Centre, the creative heart of Berkshire.

Our magnificent 18th Century, grade II listed building is located in Bracknell, making it easily accessible from Wokingham, Reading and other surrounding towns and villages.

The buildings’ elegant rooms make the ideal setting for wedding ceremonies and the beautiful restored Italian Gardens provide a spectacular backdrop for those all-important photographs.  If you’re looking for something a bit different, how about indulging in the drama of getting married on our Wilde Theatre stage, and then taking your celebrations into our atmospheric Cellar Bar?  The options for creating an amazing day to remember really are endless.

Here at South Hill Park, we aim to work with you to tailor your special day to your individual needs, accommodating either all or part of the day, whatever your preference. From the ceremony and wedding breakfast to the evening reception, nothing is too much trouble. Our priority from day one is working to make your day perfect and memorable, for many years to come.

“South Hill Park is the Best Wedding Venue ever!” – Solfrid, married at SHP in 2015

“We had the most brilliant time; as did all our guests. Everybody I spoke to was really impressed with the venue, the fabulous food, the charming catering and waiting crew, and our lovely barman.” – Stuart Barthel, married at SHP in April, 2015.

Your Wedding Options

Civil Ceremony
Wedding Breakfast
Premium Buffet
Evening Reception
Civil Ceremony

Civil Ceremony Costs at South Hill Park

Monday to Thursday £385.00
Friday £435.00
Weekends & Bank Holidays £555.00

Please note these costs are inclusive of VAT at the current rate. They also include two pre-ceremony meeting rooms – one for the Bride and one for the Groom – for up to one hour before your ceremony time.

We can provide basic white chair covers for your ceremony room and are able to advise on hiring live musicians for your ceremony. Please check additional costs for these services when making your inquiry.

Our venue is licensed to hold ceremonies. Please be aware that it is your responsibility to book and pay the wedding registrar directly for your ceremony. A fee for the Registrar will be payable to the wedding registrar before the ceremony and is not included in your room hire. Please contact the Bracknell Registry office on +44 (0)1344 352004 for further advice.

Wedding Breakfast

Formal Wedding Breakfast Costs

Our wedding packages start at £59.95 per adult and £30.00 per child 12 years and under, inclusive of VAT at the current rate. The price per head includes room hire, meal option and all your function set up requirements with white linen table cloths.

Additional children’s menu options and specific dietary requirements are available on request.

Starter options:

  • Fanned slices of galia and cantaloupe melon with exotic fruits served with a fruit coulis (v)
  • Smooth chicken liver pâté with onion marmalade and toast
  • Tomato and basil soup (v)
  • Creamy leek and potato soup
  • Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad
  • Smoked salmon with a caper and red onion relish, served with a lemon and dill dressing (supplement of £2.00)
  • Goat’s cheese salad, slow roasted tomatoes and olives, served with basil oil & balsamic dressing (v)
  • Traditional Greek salad with feta cheese, black olives, tomatoes and cucumber
  • Filo crown of prawns topped with Lemon and dill crème fraiche, served on a bed of mixed leaves (supplement of £2.00)

Main course options:

  • Traditional roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, served with gravy and seasonal vegetables
  • Mushroom & brie Wellington, served with a white wine and thyme sauce (v)
  • Pan roasted chicken breast, served with a white wine, mushroom cream and chive sauce
  • Fillet of salmon, served with a tarragon beurre blanc sauce
  • Roasted corn-fed chicken with a grand mere sauce
  • Greek filo parcel filled with feta cheese, peppers and olives, served with a tomato and basil coulis (v)
  • Mediterranean vegetable gallette, with a sun-dried tomato and garlic sauce (v)
  • Roasted saddle of lamb with an apricot and couscous stuffing, served with rich red wine and thyme jus (supplement of £3.00)
  • Beef Wellington served with seasonal vegetables (supplement of £4.00)

Dessert options:

  • Profiteroles served with chocolate sauce
  • Honeycomb cheesecake
  • Lemon tart
  • Chocolate brownie with warm chocolate sauce and clotted Cream
  • Apple tarte tatin
  • Seasonal fruit tart
  • Raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake
  • Panna cotta with mixed berry compote

Package also includes:

  • A reception drink of Buck’s fizz, Pimm’s, orange Juice and Mineral Water.
  • Half bottle of house wine per person with your meal
  • Jugs of iced water on each table
  • Toast drink of sparkling wine
  • Coffee and minted chocolate

A further £9.00 per head will be charged if you would like to upgrade from sparkling wine to Champagne.

Premium Buffet

Premium House Fork Buffet Costs

Our Premium House Fork Buffet package starts at £24.95 per person, inclusive of VAT at the current rate. We produce all options to the highest quality with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Fork Buffet Menu:

  • Roasted topside of beef
  • Cider glazed gammon ham
  • Poached Scottish salmon
  • Roasted breast of chicken
  • Mediterranean roasted vegetable tart with feta cheese
  • Goats cheese Bruschetta with caramelised sweet red onion chutney
  • Sun dried tomato and mozzarella lattice
  • Mini jacket potato with cream cheese and chives
  • Crispy mixed salad leaves
  • Tomato, onion and basil salad
  • Fresh pasta with pesto
  • Potato salad
  • Rice pilaf with peppers
  • Crunchy coleslaw
  • Selection of mixed breads
  • Olive oil and balsamic vinegar and two other dressings
  • Platter of fresh cut fruit
  • Cheese board with a selection of English and continental cheeses
  • Selection of mini desserts
Evening Reception

Evening Reception

When the speeches are done and your appetites are satisfied, it’s time for the celebrations to really begin! At South Hill Park we can take your wedding from the day into the night with a range of party options.

Whether you love live entertainment or are a pair of disco divas, we can accommodate your needs. Party on in one of our main mansion rooms, creatively reorganised for your evening needs by our attentive staff. Or, why not take your celebrations into our atmospheric Cellar Bar?

Prices will vary according to your requirements but you can discuss this with our wedding planner. We have a list of recommended suppliers and would be happy to recommend DJs or musicians.

Hiring the Cellar Bar

The Cellar Bar is our prime party venue, boasting its own bar area and PA system which can be used to mix sound for live bands. It has its own small stage area for musicians or your own DJ.

Room hire: £350 + VAT at the current rate

Bar staff: £60 + VAT at the current rate (from 19:30 – 23:00)

We are able to extend the bar license up to midnight for an additional £60 + VAT at the current rate

Please note: if you wish to provide your own DJ and Disco equipment your supplier must provide an in date Public Liability Insurance document. This must be presented to us at least two weeks before your function date. The Cellar Bar venue has a maximum capacity of 100 people.

Contact Us For More Information

For more information or to arrange a tour of our facilities please contact our Event Manager Sally Little using the form below, or phone her on +44 (0)1344 413514. Please give us an idea of the approximate number of guests and your preferred dates so that we can check availability.