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Last update: December 2023

Boasting a distinctly British charm, Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a unique country wedding venue nestled just outside Aylesbury, in the heart of Buckinghamshire countryside. This quirky setting is ideal for those seeking something unforgettable but affordable, just a 90-minute drive from London. Against a backdrop of steam train carriages and historic settings, you can hold a vintage celebration befitting your timeless union.

Facilities and Capacity

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre offers an enchanting array of wedding settings throughout its 25-acre site. Fully licensed for civil ceremonies and receptions, the venue allows you to spend the entirety of your day in one fascinating place. The glass-roofed Rewley Road forms the site's striking centre, illuminating the festivities with streams of natural light. Here, you can embrace street party-style decor with bunting or add a classic romantic twist with floral installations hanging from the rafters. After the ceremony, up to 150 friends and family can enjoy the wedding feast sandwiched between two platforms with several heritage train carriages on display. Before breaking out into a lively reception, you can hop onboard one of the historic steam trains for the first dance or an intimate photo session. Guests can even enjoy a train ride before dancing the night away on the venue's separate dance floor.

Services Offered

With excellent money-saving deals for weekdays, marrying at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a fabulous option for stricter budgets. The wedding event team is dedicated to helping couples realize their distinctive vision, providing support and guidance as needed. As part of your exclusive hire, you will have absolute flexibility when it comes to sourcing suppliers. The venue's stunning high glass roof lends itself perfectly for themed decor, and there is ample opportunity to coordinate with a particular colour scheme. Every inch of the site is open for you to add your own stamp, from the wedding ceremony to the catering and entertainment. For more details of the venue, the team invites you to contact them directly, where they can send you a brochure and book a visit to explore your options. In the meantime, feel inspired by the centre's collection of real weddings on their Facebook page.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Historic
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Buckinghamshire Railway Centre

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
14 reviews
98% recommend it
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Jade P. Sent on 30/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and unique venue

Our dream venue in every way! We were looking for somewhere unique, relaxed, bright and flexible and that's exactly what we got (and more!). I think every guest commented on what a stunning and fun venue it was (we took advantage of having the steam train running for guests and used the outdoor space to have garden games and space hoppers). It was great to be able to tailor the day and venue to suit us exactly. The venue can be dressed as you like but we kept things simple to show off the beauty of the venue and surroundings. We had brilliant suppliers, some from suggestion of the venue and some we found ourselves.
Emma was wonderful to work with, really keen to make our dream day a reality and so accommodating when we had to rearrange twice due to the pandemic, I'm sure she must have been brilliant on the day too as it all came together like magic and we didn't have to do a thing!
Rebecca
Rebecca P. Sent on 13/02/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Unique, timeless and fun

We held our wedding and reception here on a beautiful spring day in April 2023. We wanted a unique and fun venue that could host both wedding and reception and my husband loves steam trains so it ticked a lot of boxes! The ability to hire your own vendors enabled us to have a truly special day that was tailored to our tastes, including a BBQ caterer, churros cart and a band. We also paid to have a steam train running after the ceremony which all of our guests loved. I recommend the bride and groom head straight to the train after the ceremony and have a few minutes to yourselves. By the time we made the return journey all our guests were on the platform waving us in ready for the confetti toss and was a highlight of our day. Their chairs, benches and tables are perfect for the ceremony and reception, so no need to hire in your own and so many props you can make use of, such as milk churns and bicycles and vintage suitcases for floral arrangements. You really don't need to go overboard with the decorations as it's just beautiful as is and it would detract from the character! There are so many great locations for photos too so make sure you have a walk round with your photographer and scope them out as it's a big site. Emma the events coordinator was so supportive and responsive and offered lots of advice and also did a wonderful job of helping us clear away at the end of the night. We had a wonderful day and I would definitely recommend the venue over and over again!
Sarah
Sarah L. Sent on 05/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue

We got married on June 10th 2023. We had the most perfect wedding day. Emma and staff we couldn’t fault, nothing was too much trouble. The day ran like clockwork and we couldn’t have wished for more. We would highly recommend this fantastic venue
Megin
Megin Sent on 22/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An incredible venue and a perfect wedding

My partner and I had our wedding at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre last weekend - from visiting the venue's wedding fair in December 2021 to waving goodbye on the evening of the wedding, we had a wonderful experience.

Emma, the functions manager, is an asset to the Railway Centre - she has so much patience with all manner of questions, and always has the answer/will work something out if not. She was on-site the day before to help take deliveries/advise us on set-up, and was also around on the wedding day to make sure things were running smoothly. We had a few hiccups (none of which were the fault of the venue!), and Emma was there to help when needed. We really appreciated her, and the wider team at the Centre. They also helped clear up whilst we were on the dancefloor - making our job so much quicker before heading off home!

As for the venue itself, it truly speaks for itself - it's absolutely stunning. Our guests loved it, and the steam train we hired for after the ceremony was such a special experience. If you're looking for a unique venue where you can have a lot of control over exactly how your day looks, I would recommend the Centre without hesitation. I can't wait to drop back in and relive our perfect day.
Emma
Emma J. Sent on 13/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Setting

We held our wedding ceremony and reception at the centre. Emma was fantastic to deal with from start to finish. We loved this venue as it requires very little room dressing due to all the items already in the centre. we were also lucky enough to have a steam engine on the day as well for our guests to ride on after the ceremony . Would recommend this venue to anyone looking for something a little different on their special day
Emma and Nick Coxhill
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Kay T. Sent on 06/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful experience at a unique venue

We were looking for a unique venue for our wedding reception, and were delighted we found Buckinghamshire Railway Centre - which we fell in love with straight away.
All our guests enjoyed spending time during the day exploring the site and museum, and taking rides on the steam train. Emma and team were delightful to work with, from our first meeting to our big day - and were on hand throughout to help us and our guests with anything we needed.
If you want a venue that is unique, flexible, and will have all your guests (including children!) talking about the day many months after, we can't recommend this venue enough.
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Sophie G. Sent on 01/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most epic venue!!

From start to finish Emma and the team at Bucks Railway were fantastic. The communication was fantastic, they were so helpful from start to finish. We had the whole day the day before to set up with Emma on hand too. In terms of the day itself, it was just amazing. The venue made such a good conversation starter for guests, the children loved it, there was loads of room and the photos were incredible. I can not recommend it enough!!!
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Katy H. Sent on 22/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such an amazing venue

Could not have been happier with this venue. Its so quirky and our guests loved it, there's lots to keep people entertained and the venue itself is beautiful so you need very little decor. The staff are lovely and so accommodating. So happy we chose to have our wedding here.
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Jennifer B. Sent on 28/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding venue

The venue was absolutely everything we wanted and dreamed of. The moment we walked into the venue, we knew straight away that this was the place that we wanted to become Husband and Wife. Everybody who we spoke with whilst planning our big day was so helpful and excited for us, we felt very special.

The character of the railway centre has the perfect vintage feel and was perfect for what we wanted.

Beautiful venue and would recommend to any future happy couple.
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Caroline D. Sent on 29/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue and lovely staff

We looked at a ot of venues but none really stood out until we visited the Buckinghamshire Railway Center. We had to move our wedding due to Covid and our wedding fell before all restrictions were lifted but Emma was absoultely brilliant in making sure that we could have the most amazing day with everything we had planned. Just a perfect venue, something different that we and our guests will never forget. Cannot recommend highly enough! Thank you to Emma and her team!
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Tanya G. Sent on 28/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Quirky Venue

We had the best wedding day at this unique venue. We really struggled finding a venue offering something a little different but when we we found Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, we knew we had found our venue. It’s quirky but yet is bit of a blank canvas so you can put your own mark on it. The staff are all fantastic too. We couldn’t recommend this venue enough
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Rick S. Sent on 28/07/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing day at Buckinghamshire railway centre

This was an amazing venue with beautiful surroundings. Very help full team always there to help out. and always smiling. Very well priced. So great full to have our day there. Can’t think of anywhere better.
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K Ct Sent on 22/11/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous venue

Such an amazing venue with flexibility to plan the day you want. We had two ceremonies as my partner and I wanted to honour marriage traditions from both our cultures. We also had different caterers for the day and evening. None of this phased the staff who were always quick to respond and support us. They also provided a list of wonderful suppliers. Our DJ (DJ Dan) and bar (C&J) were both on the suppliers list provided by Emma and the team and were fabulous too. Such a unique -venue. We have some wonderful pictures and memories for our special day and rave reviews from so many guests. It was just perfect. Could not recommend more.
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Lynzy S. Sent on 15/10/2020
3.8 out of 5 rating

Unique venue

Emma was great and as the venue is voluntarily run it was well managed on the whole. My only complaint would have been that at clear down we were bustled out, the individual that was locking up and managing the evening of my wedding was not as Co-operative, the expectation was for us to clear away and this was not a problem but my family were not able to enjoy the wedding as they were told to clear throughout the evening not at the end. The cinema carriage was refused access even though it was agreed prior to the day.
Overall, the build up and day was lovely though.
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