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Weddings at The Commandery2018-12-16T23:39:28+00:00

Weddings at The Commandery

Weddings at The Commandery

Why choose The Commandery?

Spend your special day in the stunning setting of The Commandery, steeped in history and bursting with character. This Grade I listed building and beautiful gardens have a thousand years of stories to tell, so why not make yours the next one?

Our experienced Wedding Co-ordinator will work with you to ensure that your wedding is tailored to create an unforgettable day, enjoying the wonderful facilities The Commandery has to offer.

The Commandery is located in Worcester City centre on the main A44 just a few minutes’ walk from the High Street. Excellent transport links include two train stations within 20 minutes’ walk, Worcester Foregate Street and Worcester Shrub Hill, and easy access to the M5 motorway.

Pay us a visit

The best way to experience The Commandery’s unique atmosphere is to visit, and we would be delighted to show you around.

Please contact weddings@museumsworcestershire.org.uk or call 01905 361821 to arrange a date.

Information on Marriages / Civil Ceremonies in Worcestershire

Find out more general information on Marriages / Civil Ceremonies in Worcestershire on The Worcestershire County Council Website (link opens in new window)

Wedding Rates at The Commandery

Great Hall, Wedding Suite & Wedding Garden Hire

PackageTimesSunday - Thursday*Friday - Saturday
Ceremony & Photographs(3 hours)£760.00£950.00
Ceremony, Photographs & Reception3pm - 8pm£1,200.00£1,500.00
Ceremony, Photographs, Reception & Evening3pm - 11pm£1,600.00£2,000.00
Wedding Reception Only5pm - 9pm£7.60.00£950.00
Evening Reception Only7pm - 11pm£880.00£1,100.0

Wedding Suite & Wedding Garden Hire

PackageTimesSunday - Thursday*Friday - Saturday
Ceremony & Photographs(3 hours)£560.00£700.00
Including Wedding Breakfast or Evening Reception in the Great Hall (or a marquee in the gardens)3pm - 8pm£1,000.00£1,250.00
Including Wedding Breakfast or Evening Reception in the Great Hall (or a marquee in the gardens)3pm - 11pm£1,400.00£1,750.00

*Except Bank Holidays / late availabilities

Add a special flourish to make your day unique

  • Order reception drinks on arrival
  • Arrange Commandery wedding favours
  • Set up a marquee in the beautiful enclosed gardens
  • Enhance the atmosphere with music on the minstrel’s gallery

Please email or call us to discuss the package details further commandery@worcestershire.gov.uk or call 01905 361821.

Become Part of the Story…

An inspirational setting

The Commandery has long been at the heart of momentous events, since its early days when monks sheltered travellers to the city within its walls. Features remain from its use as the Wylde family home, which saw the union between two important households – the clothier Thomas Wylde and Dorothy Berkeley of Spetchley. The combined family Coat of Arms that were once on the bedstead are still present, and include the image of three ‘martlets’ (swallow-like birds) that symbolise knowledge and adventure.

A unique occasion tailored to you

Whether you envisage a string quartet serenading you from the Minstrel’s Gallery above the historic Great Hall, or an intimate ceremony overlooking the beautiful herb garden, we will help you to plan a memorable occasion for your guests.

We are also offering you the chance to make your mark on history, and record your names in our special wedding manuscript, which will be accessioned into our museum collections, recording your wedding day forever as part of The Commandery’s history.

Setting for your Special Day

The Medieval Great Hall

The Great Hall is at the very heart of The Commandery, featuring a traditional 15th century timbered roof and majestic Civil War armour. With light filtering in through the delicate painted glass of the Oriel window and a Minstrel’s gallery, it is a truly unique space.

The hall is a versatile entertaining area which can be used for the ceremony, relaxing, dining or dancing.

The Garden

The charming, enclosed gardens behind The Commandery overlook the picturesque Georgian wing and can accommodate a marquee.

The Oak Apple Suite

The Oak Apple Suite is a small, peaceful and private set of rooms that are separate from the museum’s visitor route. There is a lovely entrance hall where drinks can be served, a comfortable side room with sofas in which to relax, and the ceremony will overlook the beautiful herb garden through French windows.

The Queen Anne Room

For a more intimate ceremony, a small but perfectly formed room is available, featuring a stunning fireplace that provides a splash of grandeur to a bright and inviting space.

Tailored to You

We would be delighted to talk through your ideas for the perfect ceremony involving the combination of rooms that suits your unique requirements best.

To dicuss or arrange a viewing please contact weddings@museumsworcestershire.org.uk or call 01905 361821 .

Facilities, Equipment and Additional Information

Location

The Commandery is located in Worcester City centre on the main A44 just three minutes’ walk from the Cathedral and the High Street. Worcester Foregate Street and Worcester Shrub Hill stations are both 1km from The Commandery.

Accessibility

The Commandery offers a level access entrance to museum visitors, lifts and an accessible toilet and cafe.  Guide dogs and assistance dogs are also welcome.

Parking

There is limited parking to the rear of the building for up to 10 cars. Taxis and coaches may pull in to drop off or pick up guests. Dedicated parking can be arranged at a nearby council car park.

Toilets and baby changing facilities

In addition to the accessible toilets and baby changing facilities, the Wedding Suite has its own private toilet facilities.

Smoking

Due to its nature as a historic building, we are unable to accommodate smoking anywhere on the site.

Decorations

The Commandery looks stunning when dressed for special occasions, and our Wedding Coordinator will work with you to ensure that although we cannot fix decorations to the walls, we can still make the building look spectacular.

Looking after a special building

By choosing to get married at The Commandery, you are helping us to take care of it for generations to come. To help us look after this Grade I listed building, we ask our guests to understand that we are unable to accommodate naked flames or decorations that pierce the walls of the building and smoking is not permitted on site.
We also want to bring history to life for everyone, which means that we are open to visitors every day (except Mondays) until 5pm, and we adjust the visitor route accordingly when a wedding starts before this time.
Finally, we respect our neighbours’ peace as we are based in a residential area and so finish our events by 11pm.

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