Civil Ceremonies

Civil Ceremonies

Civil ceremonies

Seven of the Museum’s historic buildings are licensed for civil ceremonies. These include our Iron Age roundhouse, Victorian toll house, Henton tin chapel, Skippings barn, Thame vicarage, Northolt barn and Arborfield barn.

Our historic buildings are set within the beautiful Museum grounds surrounded by Chilterns countryside. The rescued buildings at the Museum are all the homes or workplaces of ordinary people. Full of charm and character, each one has its own story. By holding your wedding in one of our buildings you become a part of their history and help us to preserve their future.

Skippings barn can seat up to 58 people for a civil ceremony, Northolt barn can seat up to 78, Arborfield barn, Thame vicarage and our Iron Age roundhouse can seat up to 48, Henton tin chapel can seat 18 people and our toll house can seat 4 people. Maximum numbers must include bride and groom but not the registrars.

For maximum flexibility and to make the most of these spectacular spaces, some of our wedding couples decide to book Northolt Barn for their civil ceremony and then host their wedding reception in our Skippings Barn, which has a stunning minstrels’ gallery and oak staircase. The barns can be booked separately, or as part of a combined package.

You can upgrade your wedding package by booking a drinks package for your guests.

Please note that it is the responsibility of the hirer to book the registrar.

For further information on our civil ceremonies and to check availability please contact our wedding team on weddings@coam.org.uk or call the office on 01494 871 117.

 Picture by Fran Monks.

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Special Offer – save 5% on our 2019 wedding prices

Wedding availability 2019

Weddings must be booked by 30th January 2019. Reception hire only. Offer valid for 2019 weddings. Excludes weddings in April and September.

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