The Boat House at Aston Marina

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£6500 - £10995 for a package
Up to 150
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Landlocked Staffordshire isn’t a place you’d usually associate with waterside weddings. However, a purpose built venue at Aston Marina has changed all that.
Pricing & Costs

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£35
Maximum Price
£55
Food is serious business at Aston Marina and our award winning chefs have brought this passion for creating great food to our wedding catering options. Whether you are looking for a traditional, formal wedding breakfast or something a little more relaxed like a barbeque, you can rest assured that your wedding party will enjoy delicious food prepared using the finest local ingredients.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£6,500
Maximum Price
£10,995
We offer 4 special wedding packages: Summer, Winter, Super Celebration & Late Availability. For further information please call us or visit our website.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Boathouse
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
180
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Venue

Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Pet-Friendly
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Nestled within exclusive, beautifully landscaped grounds and enjoying far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside, The Boat House at Aston Marina offers a waterside wedding venue in the heart of landlocked Staffordshire. Designed to make the most of the breath-taking views over the neighbouring Trent & Mersey canal, it offers a contemporary setting for couple’s looking for something a little out of the ordinary. Its modern architecture and stylish, minimalist interior have been designed to offer couples a blank canvas that can be styled to fit their theme – be it classically elegant or contemporary chic. Fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies with the option of an outdoor wedding, it presents the perfect backdrop to a single-venue celebration; with a host of menu options available from the marina’s award-winning kitchen team, and its own licensed bar. An en-suite Bridal day room with comfy sofa and TV offers the perfect space for the bridal party to prepare, relax and freshen up during the ‘big day’; as well as a quiet spot for elderly relatives or young children to take time out of the celebrations. Located near the charming market town of Stone, Aston Marina is within easy reach of J14 & J15 of the M6; making it easily accessible for guests travelling from around the country. • Waterside setting • Up to 150 guests seated / 180 party guests • Fully licensed for weddings and Civil Ceremonies • En-suite Bridal day room • Extensive menu options • Exclusive landscaped grounds & car park

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(91)
Emma & Dave Smith
Married in November 2019
November 2019
The venue is gorgeous
We got married here on Saturday and what an amazing day we had. Thanks to all the amazing team especially Nicki for making sure that the day went to plan. The venue is gorgeous and we had so many compliments from our guests on choosing such a lovely venue. Just want to do it all again. Thanks again
Mark and Victoria Pearson
Married in November 2019
November 2019
The best day of our lives
Aston Marina was the one and only venue we went to view, and we fell in love with it as soon as we walked in. The surroundings are stunning,l and the Boathouse has beautiful views of the water and the countryside from all directions. There were no restrictions and the venue were so accepting of everything we wanted. The staff worked tirelessly all day and nothing was too much trouble. We dropped everything off the day before and they set the room up to our exact specification perfectly. A special mention has to go to Beckie Rowlinson. We met her when we went to view the venue and she was in contact with us throughout the whole process, and was an absolute delight to work with. She kept everything going all day, moved some last minute place settings with no notice, fanned out my dress before I walked down the aisle and was still there at midnight! She even helped us put everything in the car the next day! We would recommend Aston Marina to anyone, there are literally not enough words to thank them for everything they did. We had a perfect day and they were such a bit part of the best day of our lives.
Hannah and Chris
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Absolutely perfect!
We got married at Aston Marina on the 27th of October and it was absolutely perfect! We couldn’t have been happier with the venue and the staff, everything was beautiful! A special shout out to Nicki who was brilliant from day 1, nothing was too much to hassle and she was quick to help with everything and anything, she made sure our day was exactly how we wanted it! Some guests described the evening reception as the ‘best night of their lives’. Overall it was the best day of our lives and we would like to thank everyone who was involved!
Vikki & Raf
Married in September 2019
October 2019
The best day of our lives
Nicki, Alex and the team surpassed all our expectations making our day as perfect as it could be. Nothing was too much trouble and the attention to detail to ensure everything went to plan made it a completely stress free day meaning we could relax and enjoy ourselves with our guests. Genuinely thank you not only from us but every one of our guests who raved about the boat house as much as us xx
Fiona & Ben Dickenson
Married in September 2019
November 2019
Where to begin!
Where to begin! There was not a single thing i could fault about the Aston Marina! From booking to the organisation on the day everything was flawless. Not only was the venue absolutely gorgeous, the staff were amazing! Nicki and Alex helped make the day run so smoothly and made me feel so at ease the whole time. The food was so delicious and we got many compliments on how fantastic it was. During the evening the hog roast was also amazing. People tell you that your day will be perfect and the happiest of your life but mine really was and it wouldnt have been so if not for how amazing the Aston Marina was! I can't thank them enough for all they did to make our wedding perfect.
Hannah & Samuel Howard
Married in September 2019
November 2019
All we can say is...WOW
All we can say is... WOW. An absolutely perfect venue ?? Myself and Sam got married here on 8th September 2019 & we’d just like to say a massive thank you to you all. Even if it was our own wedding, it was the most relaxed one we’ve been to! Everything just flowed from start to finish - no stress, no rushing and we certainly didn’t feel like we were just another wedding. Our day was truly personal to ourselves and what we wanted. The weather really made our day & we managed to get married outside ?? The staff are so polite and helpful & always smiling. The food was delicious and you literally can pretty much have what you want! Both Aishah & Beckie are just the most lovely girls you could ever want to plan your wedding! Nothing is ever too much and they certainly fill you with confidence. I had no idea what I was doing but they’re always in touch, checking everything is going ok, and generally just being super helpful. No stupid question is a stupid question in the words of Beckie, and it’s totally true! We will most certainly be hiring this venue again for future occasions
Location & Contact Details

Address

Stone, Staffordshire, England

Travel Notes

It is best to follow the brown direction signs located on the A34 and A51 to Aston Marina.

Nearest Town

Stone

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 J14

Nearest Train Station

Stone

Nearest Airport

Birmingham

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (5)

Staffordshire Life
Staffordshire Living
Perfect Wedding
Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine

Industry Awards (7)

The English Wedding Awards Regional Finalist 2018
The Wedding Industry Awards National Finalist 2020 - Events Team
The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist 2020 - Venue Countryside
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

That is such a difficult question, as we have held so many fantastic weddings, but if we had to pick a favourite it would probably be a wedding we held in 2016 that was festival themed. The couple literally thought of everything from lanyards with the day's itinerary for every guest, to garden games, live bands playing throughout the day, an ice cream van, and even a special pizza delivery for the bride and groom at the end of the night. It was so much fun and they had clearly put in a lot of time into planning a day they would never forget.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Keep CALM!! We know sometimes it can be easier said then done, but we've seen so many couples almost ruin it for themselves because they have got so stressed about details that in the end don't matter. Remember to stay calm and try to enjoy the planning. Everything goes by so quick...relish it!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

The couple had a young son whose favourite movie was Toy Story. So as a cute nod to him, they walked back up the aisle to 'You've Got a Friend in Me' from the film.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Modern, Unique, Individual, Personal, Fun

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many amazing photo opportunities at The Boat House, however we absolutely adore photos overlooking the marina.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Does a Michael Jackson impersonator count??

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Yorkshire pudding with shredded beef & horseradish.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We are based in Staffordshire. Of course it has to be the Staffordshire oatcake filled with cheese!!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our permanent lighting feature - the perfect backdrop to the first dance!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We were so proud to be awarded The Wedding Industry Awards West Midlands Events Team of the Year 2020!

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special Offer£6500 Late Availability package available on all remaining dates within next 9 months.