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Marden Park Mansion Weddings

The magnificent mansion in its beautiful grounds at Marden Park provides the ideal exclusive wedding venue in Surrey for your special day. The stunning house is nestled within a 700 acre estate in the Surrey Hills, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the Surrey / Kent border, yet conveniently close to London and the M25.

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The Venue

The magnificent mansion in its beautiful grounds at Marden Park provides the ideal exclusive wedding venue.

A wedding booked at Marden Park ensures that it is your own country mansion for the day for your own exclusive wedding in the Surrey Hills. We offer graceful rooms licensed for civil wedding ceremonies, a chapel for Catholic ceremonies as well as offering the perfect Surrey weddings venue for your reception.

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Facilities

Welcome drinks in the Stephens Room leading onto the terrace, dining in the striking wooden panelled Wilson Room, drinks from the bar in the Nicholson Room and live music in the majestic Goddard Room. The gardens surrounding the mansion and the Pergola Walk may also be used for your wedding reception and provide a stunning backdrop for photographs set within the beautiful, Surrey Hills. There is ample car parking available for your guests at the venue. A confirmed booking with us provides you with a suite of elegant function rooms for your exclusive use.

Facilities

Welcome drinks in the Stephens Room leading onto the terrace, dining in the striking wooden panelled Wilson Room, drinks from the bar in the Nicholson Room and live music in the majestic Goddard Room.  The gardens surrounding the mansion and the Pergola Walk may also be used for your wedding reception and provide a stunning backdrop for photographs set within the beautiful.  Surrey Hills. There is ample car parking available for your guests at the venue.  A confirmed booking with us provides you with a suite of elegant function rooms for your exclusive use.

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Civil Ceremonies

We are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies in Surrey and can accommodate up to 130 guests in the elegant panelled Goddard Room or a maximum of 85 in the more intimate Stephens Room Leatherhead Registration Service (tel. 01372 832806) will provide a Registrar for a ceremony at Woldingham. It is vital to contact the service as soon as you have a date for your wedding.

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Chapel

Blessings or wedding ceremonies in Surrey for those of the Catholic faith can take place in the intimate chapel with its stained glass windows.

If you choose to hold your wedding service in the chapel it is still necessary to contact your local Registry office and to make arrangements with your local priest.

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Blessings or wedding ceremonies in Surrey for those of the Catholic faith can take place in the intimate chapel with its stained glass windows.

If you choose to hold your wedding service in the chapel it is still necessary to contact your local Registry office and to make arrangements with your local priest.

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Wedding Breakfast

We can seat up to 130 guests for a silver service meal in the Wilson Room. For weekend weddings we stipulate a minimum of 100 guests for the Wedding Breakfast. Our highly professional in-house catering team pride themselves on their flexible approach and work with you to define a menu to meet your needs.

We can also provide an evening buffet, to be served after the main reception, for up to 250 guests. We offer a fully licensed bar which can operate as a cash bar or on account as you wish.

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Wedding Brochure

We are currently taking bookings for weddings in 2021 to 2023. Please contact us for available dates and full details.

  • Exclusive hire of the Mansion House on Saturday – £6,500
  • Exclusive hire of the Mansion House on Friday – Sunday – £6,150
  • Wedding Breakfast from £58 per head
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Marden Park Mansion Virtual Tour

From the comfort of your home, you can take a virtual tour of Marden Park Mansion. If you’d like to see the venue in person, contact us directly to book a tour.

Please call 01883 654185 or 

venuehire@woldinghamschool.co.uk 

for further details.

Marden Park Mansion Virtual Tour

From the comfort of your home, you can take a virtual tour of Marden Park Mansion. If you’d like to see the venue in person, contact us directly to book a tour.

Please call 01883 654185 or venuehire@woldinghamschool.co.uk for further details.

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Frequently asked questions

Everything you will need to know about Weddings at Marden Park

What is included in the venue hire cost?2020-10-10T14:20:21+00:00

We are pleased to confirm that the following is included the venue hire cost; wedding coordinator from start to finish on your special day, standard crockery, cutlery, glasses, white table linen, white napkins, tables and chairs, silver wedding cake stand and knife, small pa system.

What are your payment terms?2020-10-10T14:19:57+00:00

We require a 50% payment for venue hire to secure your date with the remaining 50% required 3 months prior to your wedding.  Once final guest numbers have been confirmed, the catering balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding.

Is there any accommodation or can you recommend any local hotels?2020-10-10T14:19:27+00:00

We are unable to provide accommodation at the venue itself, however, the surrounding area is full of excellent hotels and B&B’s with price ranges to suit all budgets and we can provide a list of these on request.

Can you recommend a local carriage company for our guests?2020-10-10T14:19:06+00:00

As we are within a secluded area, mobile phone service can be intermittent at the best of times, so we would highly recommend booking taxis in advance.  Catax cars can be contacted direct; Caterham office 01883 345 151, Warlingham office 01883 626 442 and Oxted office 01883 868 038.  Uber can often be unreliable and leave your guests stranded.

Does your driveway allow for coaches and double decker buses?2020-10-10T14:18:22+00:00

Yes, many weddings have arranged for coaches and double decker buses to transport guests to and from our venue.  We would ask you to make sure your coach company is aware of the height and width restrictions of the viaduct prior to booking.

Is car parking available to my wedding guests?2020-10-10T14:17:53+00:00

We have ample car parking available for your guests to use on the day however, guests who leave their cars overnight, do so at their own risk.  Please ensure all cars are removed by 10am the following morning out of respect and in readiness for the next wedding party.

Do you have a PA system for music to be played?2020-10-10T14:01:57+00:00

We provide a full pa system for your wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast and microphones will be provided for your speeches.

Can we decorate the venue?2020-10-10T14:01:26+00:00

The venue is a blank canvas, so you can drop tables plans, name cards, favours etc the day before your wedding at a pre-agreed time. The venue generally takes 2-3 hours to set up depending on how many guests you have.  We are happy to dress the venue for you alternatively you can dress the venue on the morning of your wedding.  Staples, pins, Sellotape or Blu-Tack must not be attached to any of the walls, paintwork or floors but pre-existing hooks may be used.  Hanging items from our ceiling is not permitted and any draping should be free-standing.  We strongly recommend that you take as much as you can with you when you leave at the end of the evening but if there is too much then we can arrange a time the following day for you to collect the rest.

Can we have confetti?2020-10-10T14:01:03+00:00

Confetti can be used to celebrate your day however we do ask that this be real or biodegradable confetti.

Do you have a cake stand and knife?2020-10-10T14:00:19+00:00

We offer a silver cake knife and a silver cake stand with a diameter of 16 inches at no extra charge, however your cake supplier may wish to bring their own.  Due to guests’ allergens, your cake supplier will need to provide a list of ingredients.  It is recommended that your cake be delivered on the morning of your wedding from 9am.

Is WIFI access available?2020-10-10T13:59:37+00:00

We do have internet access, we will be happy to provide the information to your guests upon request.

Is there a cloakroom?2020-10-10T13:59:13+00:00

We will provide you with coat rails for your guests but if you would like them manned then there would be a charge for the staff member.

Can we get married at Marden Park Mansion?2020-10-10T13:49:15+00:00

We are fortunate to have two options available for couples; civil ceremony or a chapel wedding.

Do you allow children at Marden Park Mansion?2020-10-10T14:17:32+00:00

Yes, we are happy to welcome children to our venue, but we do ask that they are always supervised as there is a small carp pond on site.

Our suppliers have requested we provide them with a meal, is this normal?2020-10-10T14:13:18+00:00

Most suppliers including photographers and bands often require a meal, so it is important to find out beforehand; we can provide a separate area and reduced cost menu.

Can we have fireworks or Chinese lanterns?2020-10-10T14:12:59+00:00

Fireworks are permitted, and we would recommend that you use the 2 local companies included on our list of suppliers.  We require adequate notification for the use of fireworks as prior notice to the surrounding farms with livestock would need to be given.  We do not allow Chinese lanterns as the debris impacts on our residents and neighbors.

Can we use our own DJ or Band?2020-10-10T14:12:32+00:00

You can use any supplier providing they provide a copy of their public liability insurance and PAT certificates for any electrical items they bring.  Additionally, we may ask for further risk assessments if this is deemed necessary and dependent upon the nature of the entertainment. It’s your day and we understand it’s got to be perfect, so we are here to help if you need any recommendations or advice.

Are candles permitted within the venue?2020-10-10T14:11:48+00:00

Electronic candles and tea lights are permitted but naked flames are not to be used.  Smoke machines are also not be permitted due to smoke sensors at the venue.

Can our photographer come to Marden Park Mansion to have a look around before our day?2020-10-10T14:11:14+00:00

Yes of course, but please make an appointment in advance of the photographer’s visit.

Can you provide an easel for our table plan?2020-10-10T14:10:48+00:00

Yes, we have 3 heavy duty easels available that can hold up to A1 size

Can we have a different style of chair?2020-10-10T13:57:20+00:00

You may hire your own chairs, provided that they are delivered to the room (not a curbside delivery) during the morning of the wedding and collected early the following morning; please note that we are unable to accept delivery before the day of the wedding.  We can provide you with a list of suppliers on request.

Do you provide chair covers?2020-10-10T13:56:29+00:00

Our chairs are standard red banqueting chairs.  We do not provide, or fit chair covers but can recommend a local supplier.  Chair covers can be delivered on the morning of the wedding and collected the next day.

Can we get hot dinks from the bar?2020-10-10T13:56:04+00:00

Hot drinks are not readily available; however, this service can be provided if advance notice is given.

Can we set up a tab for drinks?2020-10-10T13:55:36+00:00

You can set up a tab for drinks and we can let you know when you are reaching your limit throughout the day so that you can extend it should you wish to do so.  Bar tabs are at standard bar prices and payment will need to be taken in advance.

Is the venue accessible for wheelchairs?2020-11-03T18:05:45+00:00

Our venue complies with all government regulations and is suitable for wheelchairs users.

Can we supplier our own drinks for the wedding?2020-11-04T09:50:57+00:00

All beverages must be purchased from our venue and our drinks packages are available to purchase in advance; our bar will open to guests after the wedding breakfast.

Do you provide a menu tasting?2020-11-04T09:50:48+00:00

Several months prior to your wedding you will be invited for a menu tasting which is a great opportunity for you to discuss your preferred choices with our caterers.  Please note that we can allow a maximum of 2 guests for this appointment.

Can we use our own caterers?2020-11-03T18:07:53+00:00

The catering is a key element of your wedding day and we are passionate about delivering all our events to a an extremely high standard.  Our excellent team of in-house award-winning chefs freshly prepare all food served.

Is there a preferred running order for our wedding day?2020-11-03T18:08:02+00:00

We have a variety of running orders; some couples like to get married early in the day and some prefer to wait until later and we can provide you with some examples to help you plan your day.

How many guests can we invite?2020-11-03T18:08:12+00:00

For a civil ceremony we are licensed for a maximum of 130 guests.  For a chapel wedding we can accommodate up to 200 guests.  For the wedding breakfast we can accommodate 130 guests with a total of 250 for the evening reception.  If you are not getting married at Marden Park Mansion but would like to hold your wedding breakfast at our venue we can accommodate 200 guests in several rooms.

Are you able to provide an organist for chapel ceremonies?2020-11-03T18:05:56+00:00

Although we cannot provide an organist for you, we are able to provide contact details for a few local organists.

Can we get married in the Chapel?2020-11-03T18:06:06+00:00

We are very fortunate to have a beautiful chapel within our grounds.  You may marry in our chapel if you or your partner are of the Catholic faith.

You do not need to live within our parish to get married in the chapel, however we would strongly recommend your attendance at our services.  If you do not live within the parish, you will be required to arrange for the pre-nuptial enquiry forms filled in by your local parish priest who would apply for a dispensation from the Diocese to allow the marriage to take place which is easy. This diocese (Arundel & Brighton) require a minimum of 12 months’ notice to get married, other dioceses require 6 months’ notice.

We would always suggest asking your local parish priest to conduct your marriage service in the first instance but if they are not available, we can suggest a few local priests.

The chapel comes under the diocese for Arundel and Brighton.  The parish is The Sacred Heart Caterham.  The exact wording for your place of marriage is: Woldingham School Chapel.

All copyright music reproduced in the booklet is administered by CCLI Licence number 30615 and Calamus Licence No 2237 held by Woldingham school.

Civil ceremony duration2020-11-03T18:06:16+00:00

Marriage ceremonies usually last around 30 minutes, depending on your choice of readings and music.  For a civil ceremony your selected music and readings must not be of a religious nature. You will need to bring your selected reading and/or music with you. We shall play your music at the appropriate times during the ceremony, and this should be provided on a CD, iPhone/iPod.

We are considering a civil ceremony wedding2020-11-03T18:06:27+00:00

We are an approved venue for civil ceremonies. You will need to contact Leatherhead Registration Service (telephone 01372 832806) who will provide a Registrar for a civil ceremony at Woldingham. It is vital to contact the service as soon as we have established provisional dates for your wedding as they get very busy and popular wedding times are booked quickly. Sadly, we are not able to organise this on your behalf as the Registrar will only deal with the couple themselves. We cannot take responsibility for any failure to have a Registrar for a confirmed booking with us.  The Registrar will arrive 30 minutes before your ceremony and spend 15 minutes with each of you on your own before the ceremony starts.  It is imperative you are not late as Registrars will not wait for late couples.

Will there be other weddings taking place on our wedding day?2020-11-03T18:06:35+00:00

As a venue, we will only ever hold one wedding at a time ensuring you have full exclusivity of the Mansion House and our team can be fully committed to your special day.

What time can we access the venue?2020-11-03T18:06:45+00:00

On the wedding day the venue is yours from 10:30am until 12pm (bar service and music to finish at 11:30pm).

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