Weddings at Cannon Hall
Cannon Hall Museum offers a unique venue for weddings and civil partnerships. We provide an individual and professional service to ensure your wedding is a special and memorable day. Set in 70 acres of parkland, the hall and beautiful surroundings provide a stunning setting for your wedding.
The Library and the Ballroom are licensed for weddings, civil partnerships, baby naming, vow renewals and receptions.
What do I do next?
Please contact us for a wedding information pack, and to speak to our wedding coordinator, who can advise on availability and booking details. They can be contacted via the email address or telephone number provided.
Having discussed the date and time of your wedding with us at Cannon Hall, you must also contact the Superintendent Registrar to check availability on the planned date. They can be contacted on the telephone number below.
Once the date and time has been confirmed by the Superintendent Registrar and Cannon Hall, please complete the booking form (attached to the wedding pack) and return it to Cannon Hall with a deposit of 20% of the total amount. Cannon Hall's full address is listed on the form.
The booking will be confirmed on receipt of the booking form and deposit. The Superintendent Registrar must be satisfied with the plans, please note it is your responsibility to keep them informed of these arising from discussions at Cannon Hall.
Please contact us for further information.
Day of the week ( all year round)
Monday to Thursday
Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays
Spencer Wing for drinks or receptions
£80 per hour (minimum 2 hours)
Hire of the Cottage Garden for drinks
£100 per hour
Hire of the Ballroom for evening receptions
Marquees - please discuss with us
How to pay
Payment can be made in person at Cannon Hall Museum, by post or by telephone. We accept the following methods of payment: Cash or Credit/ Debit cards.
Where can I get married and how many guests can you seat
You have a choice of two rooms within Cannon Hall:
- The Library
The Library was added to the existing house in the 1760s by John Spencer to house his collection of books. The plasterwork and painting above the fireplace reflect John Spencer's interest in the countryside and landscape. The furniture in the room includes examples of work by Chippendale and Hepplewhite. The Library will seat up to 30 guests for a civil wedding ceremony.
- The Ballroom
The Ballroom was part of a wing added as an extension to Cannon Hall in 1891. Its fine dark oak paneling and minstrels gallery give it the appearance of a Jacobean Hall. The tall windows and the elaborate fireplace over mantel mounted with coats of arms of various families associated with the Hall add to its grandeur. The Ballroom will seat up to 90 guests for a civil wedding ceremony.
Do you provide flowers?
No, but you are welcome to discuss arrangements for flowers with us.
Can we use confetti?
Although confetti cannot be used at all in or outside the hall, a suitable alternative for use outside would be rose petals or biodegradable confetti. Rose petal confetti is available from the museum shop.
What music can I play during the
Music to accompany your wedding ceremony may be arranged, either live or recorded. The music cannot be of a religious nature and must also be approved by the Superintendent Registrar. Cannon Hall will provide a CD player and a member of staff will operate it on the day. Please note that our machine will not play CD-RW discs. There is a piano in the Ballroom which is available for use on the day.
Do you provide receptions?
Yes, after the wedding ceremony champagne receptions are available, either inside in the Spencer Wing or Ballroom, outdoors in the Cottage Garden or in amarquee
The Spencer Wing is also available for a sit down meal or buffet, this room can accommodate 80 people seated around tables. The magnificent Victorian Ballroom is available for receptions and is suitable for music/entertainment. Please contact us for further details
Cannon Hall caterers who will discuss menus and requirements with you. Please ask us for details.
For smaller receptions, the atmospheric Servants Hall is available and seats approximately 40 guests. This room is adjacent to the Victorian Kitchen, which still has its original working Victorian ranges, providing a fascinating and alternative setting for your reception.
Any arrangements for entertainment in the grounds must be made by the wedding party in liaison with the museum.
Where can we park?
Parking is available for guests in the overspill area of the main car park (weather permitting) and in the main tarmac area of the main car park, located near the lakes. The museum is a short distance away. Due to limited space, parking immediately outside the hall is restricted to the wedding car(s) and disabled and elderly guests. Other guests may be dropped off at the main entrance and cars taken back to the main car park. Free parking vouchers will be given on request to wedding guests to display clearly in their cars.
Can we use videos and cameras?
The use of personal video cameras is prohibited inside the hall. Arrangements may be discussed for an official recording of a wedding to take place.
Official wedding photography of the bride and groom may be taken inside the hall and in the grounds of the museum. There are specific locations within the museum where photography is permitted. We will be happy to discuss these with you beforehand.
Guests will be asked to restrict the use of individual cameras inside the museum due to exhibits in the rooms which are sensitive to flash photography.
We will respond to any wedding enquiry within five working days.
For further details please contact Cannon Hall Museum between Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm; Friday 9am to 4.30pm.
Cannon Hall Museum
Bark House Lane
Telephone: 01226 790270
The Registry Office
Telephone: 01226 773085