Outdoor Weddings

Couples can now choose to say ‘I Do’ in this magical historical outdoors setting with its sweeping double staircase, stunning fountain centrepiece, and Victorian grottos.

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The Sunken Garden at Moor Hall is a woodland, fairy tale setting for your outdoor civil ceremony. The path to the Sunken Garden is lined with verbena and standard roses throughout the summer; and at the entrance stands a magnolia tree, which in springtime is in full bloom. Seasonal shrubbery borders and walls, built using stones from old local buildings, surround the Sunken Garden, along with woodlands with yew and hazel trees, making it a striking setting.

The wedding party will walk the woodland pathway around the back of the Sunken Garden to make a grand entrance at the top of the double staircase, which sits above a beautiful stone grotto.

The Sunken Garden can seat up to 200 guests for the marriage or civil partnership ceremony, and the couple will exchange vows under the classical stone archway which hides two grottos.

After the ceremony the Sunken Garden makes a stunning backdrop to wedding photographs as well as the delightful grounds of the hotel.

History of the Sunken Garden

Records show the sunken garden was formed in around 1750 as a cock pit or bear pit. It was altered to a sunken garden in the late 19th century.

Using the Sunken Garden for your outdoor wedding

You can choose to have an outdoor wedding when you book your civil ceremony or partnership at Moor Hall or add it on at anytime on the run up to your big day. We always have the outdoor furniture onsite, ready to setup for your ceremony. On the morning of your wedding day, it will depend on the weather on the day if the ceremony will be performed outside, and the final decision is with the Registrar.

Backup Plan for Outdoor Weddings

We understand that it may be stressful not knowing if the weather will be fine for your outdoor wedding at Moor Hall. However, we will have the stunning Charter Suite prepared for an indoor ceremony if the weather doesn’t hold.

If you would like to make a booking to hold a civil ceremony at Moor Hall hotel, you must first make a provisional booking with us and then contact the Superintendent Registrar for Birmingham Register Office at Holliday Wharf, Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1TJ.

Please note, should the weather be inclement, it will be the Registrar’s final decision if the ceremony is to take place outside or in the hotel.

For more information on holding your Wedding at Moor Hall please contact our Weddings team on 0121 308 3751 or email weddings@moorhallhotel.co.uk

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