National Railway Museum

(8 reviews) 8 5
Leeman Road York North Yorkshire YO2 4XJ
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About National Railway Museum

Leeman Road, York
North Yorkshire, YO2 4XJ

The National Railway Museum offers you a unique setting for your big day. Whether you’re planning a large, lavish celebration or a more intimate event, the National Railway Museum is an impressive venue to accommodate your big day and has been awarded 'Wedding Venue of the Year' by the Visit York Tourism Awards.

The York museum is home to over 300 years’ worth of locomotive history and has over a million objects on display throughout. With unique and interesting backdrops, you and your guests can enjoy all of the iconic trains and settings as wonderful backdrops for your photos. Station Hall with its Victorian Platforms, surrounded by a luxury backdrop of Royal carriages is the perfect setting for your treasured wedding album.

When you plan your day with us we will pull out all the stops to ensure you have the perfect wedding. We offer a fantastic wedding package to provide you with a truly unique wedding day  or wedding reception. We can tailor every detail to meet your specific needs and requirements, offering help and support at every stage.

The venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies so you can hold your whole day here. Following your ceremony, you can your guests can dine on the impressive central platform of Station Hall against the striking Edwardian backdrop of carriages. We can accommodate intimate ceremonies for 12 or receptions with up to 500 guests for a truly grand celebration.

The National Railway Museum offers the perfect platform for your big day. For a wedding unlike any other in a truly memorable location, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

• Unique venue in York • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • Stunning backdrops for your photos • Perfect for both intimate and grand celebrations with up to 500 guests • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator to help tailor your day • Wedding packages available

Facilities at National Railway Museum

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
250 to 400 guests
Other Features :
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

National Railway Museum Reviews (8)

Thank you for the incredible job that you did
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By Christian and Ashley, on 22 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Nov 2018

You all really pulled out the stops. We had the best night and so many people have commented that it was the best venue they've ever been to for a wedding.

The wedding was wonderful
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By Roberta and Morgan, on 22 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 15 Sep 2018

Everything ran really smoothly and your coordination during the planning and the day was fantastic. We felt the ceremony was perfect.

A unique venue
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By Anne and JP, on 22 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

The hall looked great with all the lights and our extra decorations and of course the flowers. Everyone has said they enjoyed it and it was a unique venue.

It was wonderful
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By Katie and Samuel, on 22 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 24 Mar 2018

Hannah and Sophie did a fantastic job of helping us plan each moment of the day (despite an 8-hour time difference to Canada!) and were very accommodating with our requests. They did a great job liaising with our band and DJ which made things easy for us. All of our friends have remarked on how much they loved the venue because it was so unexpectedly different and looked incredible - not many people can say they got married in a museum! The catering was fantastic, we loved that the food incorporated a lot of local ingredients and the late night fish and chips were a big hit! We had an absolutely spectacular day and are grateful to all of the staff at the NRM who made it all come together.

Saturday was just perfect from start to finish
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By Christine Nicholls, on 10 Jul 2013

Good morning Karen, I really do not know where to begin ....... Saturday was just perfect from start to finish, Kate & Matt just glowed the whole time. First of all a huge thank-you to you & your staff for organising everything in such a professional manner. From our first meeting with you, we all had complete faith in you and we were not disappointed. Also, please pass on our thanks to Tim & Richard & all of their staff who created & served such magnificent food. Each & every one of our guests commented on the standard of the food, the service & the numbers of staff you had working which all contributed to an extremely enjoyable meal. When we came back to the Museum on Sunday morning we were surprised to see how many members of staff were back on duty - you obviously have a committed workforce. Thanks to Paul who was extremely helpful in sorting out the things that Alan & I were taking home with us. If I have missed anyone out, I do apologise but pass on out sincere thanks to everyone who was involved. We would have no hesitation in recommending the NRM as a wedding venue in the future. Kind regards Chris & Alan

It looked stunning & was everything we'd hoped for
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By Adi Hewitt, on 08 Jul 2013

We just wanted to let you know how appreciative we are for everything you did for us in the run up to and on our special day! Everything was beautiful and your attention to detail was immense. It was everything we had hoped for and everything looked stunning. The entire wedding from the ceremony through to the meal was admired by everyone and everyone raved about the food which tasted delicious. We were very impressed with how you so professionally handled everything and could not have been more delighted with what you did for us. Thanks again Adi & Lee Hewitt

Faultless...the venue & staff were amazing
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By Rebecca Steele, on 08 Jul 2013

Firstly thank you so much for all your help in arranging our wedding celebration and for the excellent organisation on the night. We thought the venue perfect and all the staff excellent Please pass on our thanks to chef. We have had excellent feedback on the food. It was all delicious, beautifully presented and piping hot. Not an easy feat. Also the man who was overseeing the serving staff was excellent and it was noted by us how efficiently he went about his job. Please pass on our thanks. Thanks once again, we would certainly choose the NRM as a venue again. Mr and Mrs Steele!

Exceptional service. A brilliant and unique venue.
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By Rob Naylor, on 28 Oct 2003

I attended a wedding here and everything went so smoothly. The staff were excellent, the venue was so different it gave the day a real wow factor and the food was great too!

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