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The Chellington Centre, located near Bedford, England, is an award-winning historic church conversion, where you can support a reception venue and accommodation if you choose, and host a truly spectacular affair. This beautiful converted building dates from the 12th century and has since undergone a thorough renovation offering a unique and individual location for celebration weekends and evening receptions. We are an inclusive venue and prioritise couples with a local connection to the area.

Facilities and Capacity

The Chellington Centre is nestled in the picturesque landscape of Bedfordshire, which will make for a scenic backdrop to your celebration. Have a celebration inside or outside.

The main hall, an atmospheric piece-de-resistance, which features brick walls and a porticoed ceiling. This hall can accommodate up to 120 for an evening party, 90 for a seated celebration or 72 for seated lunch or banquet dinners. Free dining set for 64, includes cutlery, crockery, glass and plates, covered chairs, tables and tablecloths (and £5 per extra set thereafter). The old chancel can be purposed for your own use, and the glass Ibbett Room with it's flooor to ceiling 180 degree panoramic has views, well, to get married for!

Or use the verdant gardens with horizon to horizon views, plenty of space for your private celebration, even a playing field for games and fun!

If you are staying over using the 7 bunk rooms and 30 beds, our accommodation is practical and well-priced, allowing a fully flexible and memorable stay for friends and family! .

Services Offered

Rental of The Chellington Centre comes with exclusive access to the estate from the day before the wedding to the day after at noon. This will give you and your suppliers plenty of time to set up and break everything down. Bookings includes tables and chairs if required, free parking for 30 cars, and overnight accommodation for two nights for 30 people. Full bed linen and towels are included with these rooms. In addition, you are welcome to bring in outside caterers, DJs, live music, and table wine. Catering and a bar can be arranged with us, or with your own supplier. We do not charge corkage.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

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

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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St Nicholas Church, Felmersham Road, Carlton, Bedford MK43 7NA Bedford (Bedfordshire)
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