Celebrate in style within the unique surroundings of The National Coal Mining Museum.

Celebrate your special day with a reception to remember in our Caphouse Suite, then there is also the opportunity tohave photos taken 140 metres below the surface in the Caphouse Colliery underground room!


Start your special day with reception drinks outside at Hope Pit. The countryside landscape and historical mining buildings create a truly unique backdrop for your wedding photographs.  Our ponies Eric and Ernie or Finn our splendid Clydesdale horse can come out to say hello and be part of the celebrations.

After you have had your fill of fizz, your guests are invited to board the quirky mining train and our friendly train driver will transport all your guests to continue the celebrations in the Caphouse Suite.

The Caphouse Suite can accommodate up to 150 of your family and friends. We are able to offer flexible and competitive packages inclusive of venue hire.



We offer bespoke packages for couples wanting to stage their dream weddings, from seaside themes with deck chairs, serving cockles and mussels, to replicating the Gatsby era, with the flamboyance of table centre pieces featuring real ostrich feathers and serving oysters at the wedding breakfast.



We understand that planning a wedding is no easy task and our dedicated Events Team will support you every step of the way. We also work with some fantastic people and are able to provide a list of recommended suppliers to add those special touches to your day.

For more information on holding your wedding at The National Coal Mining Museum for England, contact Emma in Conference & Events: 01924 844581 or Email:

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