What happens if it rains on my wedding day?
Rain or shine, we’ve got you covered! We have marquee options available to hire, to shelter your guests from showers or sunshine. We also have gazebo options – which can be added right up until 3 days prior to your wedding - so you keep an eye on the weather forecast before deciding. Umbrellas might sound obvious, but you could consider personalising them for your guests to take home as a unique gift that can be used again and again. At the Temple of Minerva we have underfloor heating, therefore perfect all year round! Don’t forget, rainy skies can provide amazing photo opportunities, don’t be afraid to ask your photographer what experience they have of photographing outdoors and in wet weather – some often prefer rain to sunshine!
What's included in your venue hire cost?
On your wedding day, a dedicated Function Manager will ensure that your wedding runs smoothly. Access to your chosen venue. Wedding ceremony – you may choose a 4 hour hire period with timing to suit you. Full day wedding hire – 7am until Midnight. If you would like to access your venue the day before your event (e.g. to set up a marquee) the ceremony rate will be charged. Overnight security will also be required. All entertainment and music finish time is midnight, and your guests must vacate the site at this point. Ceremony furniture One accessible toilet - suitable for up to 40 guests (Additional toilets can be hired for larger and longer weddings). 2 allocated parking spaces for the day (Temple of Minerva only)
Can I choose my own suppliers?
Yes you can! We also have a really helpful services and suppliers list, full of tried and trusted businesses. We don’t operate any commission schemes with the suppliers listed, so can therefore genuinely tell our clients that these suppliers are familiar with the venue, and that they have offered a good service to our previous hirers.
What areas are available?
You can choose from the Temple of Minerva or Parade Gardens. The Temple of Minerva is hidden among the winding paths of the Botanical Gardens, whilst Parade Gardens are right in the heart of the city, with dramatic views of Pulteney Bridge.
The team … helped us to have the most wonderfully special day. Jess's unwavering support, calm nature and amazing organisation skills made the wedding preparation process so seamless. The Temple is the most wonderful event space… Best decision we made”.
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