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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.

Room Capacities

To give you a better idea of our capacities, please see our room layouts below, to help you decide which of our rooms would be suitable for your meeting, reception or wedding party.

We are also able to provide equipment for your events, available on request.

To check room hire costs and availability, please contact us on 01344 413514 or email

Rooms Theatre Style Lunch Dinner Reception Buffet Board room
Garden room 80 48-56 60 28
Recital room 70 48 60 28
Cellar Bar 100

Your Wedding Options

Civil Ceremony
Other Wedding Services
Civil Ceremony

Civil Ceremony Costs at South Hill Park


We are able to accommodate your whole day  or part of your day here from ceremony to wedding breakfast and into your evening reception, subject to venue availability and your guest numbers.

Our venue is licensed to hold ceremonies. It is your responsibility however to book and pay the wedding registrar directly for your ceremony. Our costs do not include their services.

Please contact the Bracknell Registry Office through this link:

Our venue costs to hold your Ceremony here are as follows:

Monday – Thursday   £400.00 

Friday    £450.00 

Weekends and Bank Holidays  £555.00


Please note these costs are inclusive of VAT @ 20% and include two pre-ceremony meeting rooms – one for the Bride and one for the Groom – for up to one hour prior to your ceremony time.

We can also provide basic white chair covers for your ceremony room and are also able to advise on hiring pianists for your ceremony should you require them, please ask for additional costs for these services with your enquiry.

Other Wedding Services

Other Services

Please do ask us about your additional decoration and entertainment requirements, we are happy to source and provide quotes for these for you.

The following can be provided for a formal or informal event:

  • Floral displays and table centre pieces
  • Decorative Balloons
  • Ceremony Pianist
  • Coloured chair sashes (colour sample will be required)
  • Celebratory cakes
  • DJ
  • Photo booths
  • Caricaturists
  • Live bands – Cellar bar only

Contact Us For More Information

For more information or to arrange a tour of our facilities please contact our Events and Conferencing Manager Sally Little on, or phone her on 01344 413 514. Please give us an idea of the approximate number of guests and your preferred dates so that we can check availability.