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Civil Ceremonies

Moor Hall is the perfect venue for your civil ceremony. We are a licensed venue in Sutton Coldfield and civil marriage ceremonies can be performed in our licensed Charter Suite for up to 180 guests or outside in the sunken garden for 180 guests.

Our country house hotel is located just north of Birmingham and set at the end of a long tree-lined drive in beautiful surroundings. Our sweeping lawns, landscaped gardens and historic sunken garden make stunning backdrops for your wedding photographs.

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The Charter Suite

For Civil Ceremonies of up to 180 guests*

The ground floor Charter Suite is a stunning room for your civil ceremony or partnership. Its neutral gold, cream and grey palette complements all colour schemes and the luxurious luxurious contemporary lighting and furnishings make a fabulous setting.

Upon arrival at our beautiful country house hotel, your guests can relax and mingle in the stunning Charter Bar as the anticipation builds for your ceremony. The Charter Suite is also wrapped with a stylish conservatory that overlooks the parkland and Sunken Garden.

This elegant room can be reserved on the basis that a wedding breakfast and evening buffet is served for all guests following the ceremony. (Please note that from April to September a minimum number of 60 guests is required for Fridays and a minimum of 80 guests is required for Saturdays).

Room Hire Charge:

£700 in 2021 | £800 in 2022 | £900 in 2023

*Please note that minimum numbers may apply on selected dates.
The first step in arranging a civil marriage at Moor Hall is to provisionally reserve a date and time for your ceremony with us. You will then be issued with an Approval Holder’s letter, which should be taken to the Birmingham Register office in order to make a booking for Registrar staff to attend.

Civil Ceremony at Moor Hall Hotel & Spa in Sutton ColdfieldCivil Ceremony Wedding Venue Moor Hall Hotel & Spa Sutton Coldfield

Outdoor Ceremonies

For Civil Ceremonies of up to 180 guests*

The Sunken Garden at Moor Hall is a woodland, fairy tale setting for your outdoor civil ceremony. The path to the Sunken Garden is lined with verbena and standard roses throughout the summer; and at the entrance stands a magnolia tree, which in springtime is in full bloom. Seasonal shrubbery borders and walls, built using stones from old local buildings, surround the Sunken Garden, along with woodlands with yew and hazel trees, making it a striking setting.

The wedding party will walk the woodland pathway around the back of the Sunken Garden to make a grand entrance at the top of the double staircase, which sits above a beautiful stone grotto.

The Sunken Garden can seat up to 180 guests for the marriage or civil partnership ceremony, and the couple will exchange vows under the classical stone archway which hides two grottos.

You can choose to have an outdoor wedding when you book your civil ceremony or partnership at Moor Hall or add it on at anytime on the run up to your big day. We always have the outdoor furniture onsite, ready to setup for your ceremony. On the morning of your wedding day, it will depend on the weather on the day if the ceremony will be performed outside, and the final decision is with the Registrar.

Room Hire Charge:

£800 in 2021 | £900 in 2022 | £1,000 in 2023

We understand that it may be stressful not knowing if the weather will be fine for your outdoor wedding at Moor Hall. However, we will have the stunning Charter Suite prepared for an indoor ceremony if the weather doesn’t hold.

Woodland Wedding at Moor Hall Hotel & SpaOutdoor Civil Ceremony at Moor Hall Hotel & Spa

Why Choose Moor Hall for your Outdoor Wedding Venue?

Moor Hall Hotel & Spa in Sutton Coldfield is a beautiful country house hotel and the perfect venue for wedding receptions and civil ceremonies for up to 180 guests. The hotel is a licensed civil ceremony venue and ceremonies can be performed in one of two delightful licensed rooms, or couples can now choose to say “I Do” in our unique outdoor wedding venue.

Large Outdoor Wedding Venue

Moor Hall Hotel & Spa is the ideal setting for a romantic outdoor wedding. Our beautiful grounds and historic Sunken Garden provide the most magical outdoor wedding venue for up to 200 guests.

Your outdoor civil wedding ceremony will take place in our Sunken Garden, which is a woodland, fairy tale setting. The path to the Sunken Garden is lined with verbena and standard roses throughout the summer; and at the entrance stands a magnolia tree, which in springtime is in full bloom. Seasonal shrubbery borders and walls, built using stones from old local buildings, surround the Sunken Garden, along with woodlands with yew and hazel trees, making it a striking setting.

Records show the sunken garden was formed in around 1750 as a cock pit or bear pit. It was altered to a sunken garden in the late 19th century.

When is the Outdoor Wedding Venue available throughout the year?

Moor Hall’s outdoor wedding venue is available from April to October throughout the year. However, it is the Registrar’s final decision if the ceremony is to take place outside or in the hotel due to weather conditions.

Indoor and Outdoor Wedding Venue

We understand that it may be stressful not knowing if the weather will be fine for your outdoor wedding at Moor Hall. However, we will have the stunning Charter Suite prepared for an indoor ceremony if the weather doesn’t hold.

Where can the Outdoor Wedding Venue be accessed?

The wedding party will walk the woodland pathway around the back of the Sunken Garden to make a grand entrance at the top of the double staircase, which sits above a beautiful stone grotto.

The Sunken Garden can seat up to 180 guests for the marriage or civil partnership ceremony, and the couple will exchange vows under the classical stone archway which hides two grottos.

After the ceremony the Sunken Garden makes a stunning backdrop to wedding photographs as well as the delightful grounds of the hotel.
Using the Moor Hall for your outdoor wedding

You can choose to have an outdoor wedding when you book your civil ceremony or partnership at Moor Hall or add it on at any time on the run up to your big day. We always have the outdoor furniture onsite, ready to setup for your ceremony. On the morning of your wedding day, it will depend on the weather on the day if the ceremony will be performed outside, and the final decision is with the Registrar.

How to book your Outdoor Wedding venue

If you would like to make a booking to hold a civil ceremony at Moor Hall hotel, you must first make a provisional booking with us and then contact the Superintendent Registrar for Birmingham Register Office at Holliday Wharf, Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1TJ.

Please note, should the weather be inclement, it will be the Registrar’s final decision if the ceremony is to take place outside or in the hotel.

For more information on holding your Wedding at Moor Hall please contact our Weddings team on 0121 308 3751 or email [email protected]

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