Wedding rooms to hire

Our venue comprises of three stunning reception rooms which sit in the beautifully restored Grade II* listed Arkwright building. The building offers a unique combination of nineteenth century period features and modern architectural flair, with excellent curved ceilings, parquet floors and stunning Victorian architecture throughout.

Our reception rooms can accommodate up to 150 guests for civil ceremonies, 200 guests for traditional wedding breakfasts and up to 300 guests for evening wedding receptions. 

Old Library

The Old Library's beautifully restored Victorian architecture features a stunning vaulted ceiling and floor to ceiling windows, offering plenty of natural lighting throughout. The room's dedicated dining area makes it the perfect setting for traditional wedding breakfasts and evening celebrations, with capacity for up to 150 guests. 

Old Chemistry Theatre

The Old Chemistry Theatre, now beautifully restored, saw the discovery of silicone polymers by Frederick Kipping in the late 19th century. With floor to ceiling windows and a beautiful ornate roof structure the room offers 360-degree natural lighting - making it perfect for daytime wedding ceremonies and evening dinner celebrations. The Old Chemistry Theatre's rectangular layout provides a flexible event space with capacity for 80 guests (dinner) and up to 150 guests (reception). 

Old Museum

As the largest of our three rooms, the Old Museum has capacity for up to 200 guests (dinner and reception) and is often the venue of choice for larger wedding receptions and evening dining events at Arkwright Rooms. Originally the home of Nottingham's natural history collection, the Old Museum's stunning Victorian architecture provides an elegant setting for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening celebrations. 

Benefactors' Court

Nestled in the heart of the Arkwright building, our beautiful outdoor courtyard area provides a great space for guests to enjoy the splendour and elegance of your special day. The courtyard is within close proximity of all three of our wedding reception rooms and is well suited for drinks receptions, BBQs and photographs. 

All our receptions rooms for hire and can be dressed to complement your wedding theme and your personal Wedding Co-ordinator will be there to offer recommendations to bring your ideas to life.

To find out more see our wedding brochure

For more details about our wedding receptions rooms to hire in Nottingham and availability call us on 0115 848 8000 or contact us online. 

Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding so special. We had an amazing day and such a special time. April and Ashley  

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