Venue hire, packages & late availability

We offer a range of different venue hire and wedding packages for you to choose from. Whether you opt to build your own package with exclusive venue hire and your own choice of menus and drinks options or take advantage of our all-inclusive full-day wedding package, our facilities and services can be tailored to suit your requirements for your special day.

Venue hire

Build your own day with our venue hire package. Select your chosen date and then add the food and drinks menus you'd like to include as well as any of our additional extras. Our venue hire package includes exclusive use of your wedding event rooms throughout the day, a cash bar facility and use of the Sillitoe Room for the bridal party’s preparations before your ceremony.

November 2015 to March 2016                 £1,500*
April 2016 to October 2016                       £2,500 - Special offer
November 2016 to March 2017                 £1,800*
April 2017 to October 2017                       £4,500

With our venue hire packages we have the following menus for you to choose from:

Wedding breakfast menus: from £33  - £44 per person
Buffet menus: from £16.50 -  £21 per person

For sample menus see our wedding menus

Our wedding package

Our all-inclusive wedding package is a great starting point for those looking for a full day, with a wedding breakfast and an evening reception. We provide everything you need for full day celebrations and offer lots of additional extras and options that can be added to customise your special day. Our wedding package includes:

  • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator to help you plan your day
  • Venue hire with your choice of the Old Chemistry Theatre, Old Library and the Old Museum
  • Exclusive use of Benefactors Court
  • Glass of Sparkling wine for your arrival drinks reception
  • Three-course silver menu wedding breakfast for 50 guests
  • 2 glasses of house wine per person with your meal
  • Coffee and mints
  • A glass of sparkling wine to toast the happy couple
  • Use of our Vera Wang Cake Knife
  • White table cloths and napkins
  • Evening finger buffet for 80 guests
  • Cash bar
  • DJ and disco
  • Menu tasting during your planning, with our Chef
  • Complementary car parking
As a fully licenced wedding venue, you can choose to include your wedding ceremony here at Arkwright Rooms. For just £500 more, this is a great option for those wanting to enjoy the whole day in one place. 
 Wedding package prices:                                                                                                                                                                     
November 2015 to March 2016: all-inclusive package £5,495*
April 2016 to October 2016: all-inclusive package £6,595 - Special Offer  
November 2016 to March 2017: all-inclusive package £5,995
April 2017 to October 2017: all-inclusive package £7,995


2016 Wedding Offers

April 2016 to October 2016 £2,500 Venue Hire  – Special Offer
April 2016 to October 2016 £6,595 Wedding Package – Special Offer

To check availability and our 2016 rates, call us on 0115 848 8000 or contact us online. 

Our wedding coordinators can help plan your day and also offer those additional extras to customise your day and make it extra special for you. 

*We require a minimum spend of £3,000 to be met for all weddings. This can be made up of a combination of venue hire, food and beverages. Please get in touch to find out more about a bespoke quote for your big day.