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Make your wedding day truly unique at the Severn Valley Railway (1st April 2014)

Make your wedding day truly unique at the Severn Valley Railway

Make your Brief Encounter your happy ever after by celebrating your wedding day at the Severn Valley Railway.

Like the film, which sees a couple embark on a love affair following a chance meeting at a train station, couples can now mark the most important day of their lives amidst the grandeur and romance of the SVR’s impressive collection of steam locomotives in the beautiful Severn Valley.

The Engine House Visitor Centre in Highley, Shropshire is now fully licensed to host wedding and civil ceremonies and is the only venue in the UK where couples can marry on the footplate of a steam locomotive.

As well as being able to host ceremonies, the SVR is also able to provide couples with an extensive range of facilities and services and a number of wedding packages. Events can also be tailored to meet individual requirements.

Take advantage of the SVR’s full wedding package and travel to your ceremony at The Engine House in style aboard a splendidly appointed period observation saloon from Kidderminster.

The Engine House is home to the Railway’s reserve collection of locomotives and rolling stock and couples can choose to get married on board a Travelling Post Office carriage or inside the SVR’s most prestigious wedding location, the historic King George VI Royal Carriage. The venue also boasts a licensed restaurant, with spectacular views over the River Severn and well-appointed conference rooms.

After the ceremony, the wedding party can use a private room for toasts and speeches, before re-joining their train for the return journey to Kidderminster during which a buffet will be served in the observation saloon for up to 23 guests. The package includes two round trips along the beautiful Severn Valley and there is also option of returning to The Valley Suite at Kidderminster for an evening reception.

For couples that choose to marry elsewhere, the SVR offers the chance to make their wedding breakfast extra special. The wedding party and guests can enjoy a three hour return journey from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth and exclusive use of one of its beautiful dining carriages, attached to one of its steam-hauled train services on selected Fridays. The package includes a three course wedding breakfast silver served for up to 56 guests.

The Valley Suite at Kidderminster - a licensed function room situated on the station concourse - is also available for evening receptions, wedding parties or any social gathering and can accommodate up to 100 guests.

For more information on any of the wedding packages available, or to request a brochure, call 01746 862387 or visit ‘Brochure Bookshelf’ at www.svr.co.uk.