National Railway Museum


The National Railway Museum (NRM) is the world’s largest railway museum and houses over a million objects celebrating train travel. The museum is part of the Science Museum Group – the world’s leading alliance of science museums – and is firmly established as one of Yorkshire’s most prominent wedding venues, offering a unique destination for weddings by transporting guests back to a luxurious era of European rail travel.

The unique spaces on offer at The National Railway Museum provide a truly special, one-of-a-kind experience for couples who hold their weddings here. The venue can be transformed effortlessly from a public museum space to an exclusive and magical setting, with atmospheric lighting, elegant touches and awe-inspiring backdrops creating the perfect platform to say I Do.

Couples can hold their wedding in Station Hall, which features the museum’s famous royal carriages and can accommodate up to 500 for a wedding breakfast or 600 for a wedding reception. Intimate receptions can also be held in the Countess of York, a beautifully restored luxurious Pullman-style carriage which has been converted to host up to 30 people during the day and evening.

The individuality of the museum’s décor is reflected in the bespoke services offered by the events team to help create the most memorable, enjoyable day for couples. The museum holds biannual wedding showcases for new and existing couples to come and view the space, meet a handpicked selection of local suppliers and envision how the museum might be transformed for their special day.

Each couple benefits from a dedicated wedding co-ordinator from the moment they book their wedding right through the duration of the day itself, to ensure every detail goes perfectly. All couples also enjoy a menu tasting where they can sample chosen options and discuss it with both their coordinator and our banqueting manager.

The team at the museum continually go above and beyond to ensure every couple planning their wedding with us feels that personal approach. The museum recently hosted a wedding for a couple living overseas which limited opportunities for face-to-face organisation; however the team ensured their wedding came to life exactly how the couple envisioned and they left glowing feedback about their experience.

Couples are granted use of the Royal antique table and chairs for their wedding ceremony, adding a touch of vintage glamour. The wedding party can also enjoy a tour of the museum to make use of the stunning photo opportunities, such as the inspiring backdrops of the impressive Chinese locomotive, the world-famous Mallard and the Duchess in the Great Hall.