The Boat House at Aston Marina

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£2500 - £6000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
On-Site
Exclusive Use
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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

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,500
Maximum Price
£6,000
Venue hire includes, chairs, tables, linens, cutlery, crockery and glass ware, as well as: - - Exclusive use of The Boat House and gardens all day from 10am - 12am (optional 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays) - Our house DJ - A wedding coordinator to assist with the planning of your day - Planned meetings with a wedding coordinator prior to your wedding day - Event management on your wedding day - Music system with microphone and iPod headphone cable to play your own ceremony and background music - Large parking area - Assistance with recommended suppliers - Use of Preparation Room with en-suite bathroom - Outside terrace with seating and ornamental pond area with rose seat and wishing well, perfect for photographs and guests to enjoy - The use of our cake knife, circular cake stand and table plan easel
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

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.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Boathouse
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
180
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
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
true
Reviews
(95)
Louise & Damian
Married in February 2020
August 2020
Blown Away
We had our big day on 22/02/2020 and were absolutely over the moon with how it went. Nicki and Alex were incredible - nothing was too much for them and Nicki especially was there super early on the day to ensure that everything went smoothly. Our guest were blown away by the venue and the surroundings and couldn’t speak highly enough about the food. I’d 100% recommend this venue to anyone considering tying the knot in the near future
Colin Bowers
Wedding: January 2020
August 2020
Excellent Place
Excellent place for venue lovely hard working staff
Glyn & Lorraine
Married in December 2019
August 2020
Top Class
We are having our wedding and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Brilliantly food and the service was top class, nothing was a problem and well plan out and executed to perfection. 11 out of 10.
Robyn & G
Married in November 2019
August 2020
The Best Day of Our Lives
Thank you ever so much for everything you did for us on our wedding day on Sunday, we honestly had the best day of our lives and couldn’t have wished for anything more, it was just perfect. You are all amazing and made sure our day ran smoothly without any hiccups!! We honestly couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thankyou so much.
Emma & Dave Smith
Married in November 2019
May 2018
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.

Socially Distanced Wedding Showcase

8th August 2020
We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our Wedding Showcase on Saturday 8th August! We are following all social distancing measures so you can safely visit our venue.
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
(12)

Press & Awards (5)

Perfect Wedding
Staffordshire Life
Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine
Staffordshire Living

Industry Awards (7)

The Wedding Industry Awards National Finalist 2020 - Events Team
The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist 2020 - Venue Countryside
The English Wedding Awards Regional Finalist 2018
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!