A unique setting with a rich industrial heritage, Elsecar is an extraordinary venue for your special day.

Located within the renowned, attractive conservation village of Elsecar, Elsecar Heritage Centre is both a unique attraction and a working hub of industry. It will appeal to brides who adore something different, yet traditional and of great historical interest. With restored ironworks and colliery workshops on site, as well as the Heritage Railway, Elsecar is a remarkable setting for a wedding, civil partnership or reception. It will delight your guests and provide an amazing and theatrical backdrop to your big day.

With many years experience our expert team will help and advise you at every stage of decision making, including working with you to choose a wonderful selection of food and drink for your guests. We offer a completely bespoke service tailored to suit your needs exactly. You can expect an individual and professional service to ensure your wedding is a special and memorable day at this interesting and romantic venue.

Wedding Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships

Building 21 at Elsecar is an excellent venue for large weddings, civil ceremonies and receptions. Boasting a flexible space the room can accommodate up to 900 guests, although it can be partitioned into smaller segments if required. The venue is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies and for evening receptions.

We encourage couples to decorate the space to suit their needs and tastes. Our experienced team will provide you with expert advice throughout the wedding planning process, and help you arrange your special day.


Building 21 is available for afternoon and evening receptions, as well as for drinks and canapés following your ceremony. We offer a completely flexible service and can cater for all types and sizes of receptions. Our in-house caterer can create bespoke menus to suit your taste and budget. We can include all the kit you may need to stage a live band or disco. If you want to party under one roof, this is the place.

The outdoor courtyard space can be adopted for a range of alternative uses, past celebrations have enjoyed a funfair and a children’s play area. Our team can also arrange for a marquee to be erected if you want some extra space.

Alternatively, Elsecar Heritage Railway is located on site and could offer your guests a different and memorable experience – travelling on a steam train.

Download our Wedding Brochure here:

Wedding Brochure (1.4M, .PDF)

Contact us

If you have a question, would like to know more about any of our venues, or you would like to arrange a viewing please contact our friendly team.

T: 01226 790270