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Choose a venue steeped in history and surrounded by beauty.

FlowerThe heart of the county

Our Grand Pavilion lies at the heart of the park, and the heart of Northamptonshire. Encompassed in 147 acres of Grade II listed parkland and surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Pavilion makes an ideal setting. For those a little more adventurous, the carousel, train or dodgems make for unique wedding pictures!

The focus is on you

Whether you have an enquiry about an existing event, a question about our ceremony rooms, or you’d like to arrange a site visit, please complete the form below and one of our dedicated Events Team members will come back to you.

Let’s take a look at our rooms

We have flexible layouts available to incorporates parties of all sizes, up to 900 in the Grand Pavilion. Here’s a closer look…

Our packages

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We’re currently working hard on our latest packages and they’ll be available very soon. If you’ve an enquiry in the meantime then please email events@wicksteedpark.org or call 01536 512 475.

Your words...

Thank you soooo, so much for putting on such an amazing event for us.

Everyone, from the place setters, to the servers, to the bar staff were all so welcoming and helpful all day and I don’t think we could have wished for anything more!

Ben & Lisa

Celebration Suite – guest capacity 150 (120 seated)

Celebration Suite

This stylishly refurbished function room is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and ready to accommodate parties of up to 150 guests. It also features mood lighting; dance floor; guest parking; private, fully licensed bar; air conditioning and can be laid out in a variety of fashions.


Grand Pavilion – guest capacity (up to) 900

Grand Pavilion

Our largest suite with one of the counties’ largest capacities. Fully licensed for civil ceremonies; controllable mood lighting; ballroom-sized dance floor; flexible staging; air conditioned; two fully licensed bars; guest parking; flexible room layouts and adjacent to beautiful gardens.


North Pavilion – guest capacity (up to) 700

North pavilion

Our layouts allow us to use just the north side of our pavilion, which accommodate parties of up to 400 guests. It also features mood lighting; dance floor; stage;  guest parking; private, fully licensed bar; air conditioning and can be laid out in a variety of fashions.


South Pavilion – guest capacity (up to) 200

South pavilion

The smaller third of the pavilion still offers a spacious 200 guest capacity and stunning entrance foyer, along with mood lighting; dance floor; variety of layouts; private, fully licensed bar and guest parking.


Our venue in pictures…

Contact our lovely Events Team on the button below

or phone 01536 512475

Email our Events Team

We also welcome you to complete our more detailed form so that we have a little more information about your request before we speak.

Excuse me, I have a question.

Please feel free to contact us with any enquiries you may have but for your convenience we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions for you here.

Can I book a function room for my wedding ceremony?

All of our function rooms are licensed for Civil Ceremonies and can be conducted on the same day as your wedding (subject to registrar availability).

The Pavilion can hold up to 200 guests for a Civil Ceremony and the Celebration Suite up to 65 guests.

Please contact the Events Team for pricing information.

How do I book my ceremony?

If you are considering a ceremony you will need to notify the local Registrar in Kettering on 0300 126 1010 or ketteringro@northamptonshire.gov.uk.

Their offices are open 9.30am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm Monday to Friday, or Saturdays by appointment only.

Do you allow Civil Partnerships?

Wicksteed Park welcomes Civil Partnership ceremonies onsite. The Registrar can be contacted on the details above to discuss ceremony requirements.

What are your maximum capacities?

The Pavilion can hold up to 800 guests for a full wedding breakfast. The Celebration Suite can hold up to 90 guests for a wedding breakfast and up to 150 for an evening reception.

How far in advance can I book?

If you have a particular date in mind, why not check our availability and hold a provisional booking? This can be held for two weeks whilst you discuss requirements with our Event team.

Do I have to pay a deposit?

A 25%, non-refundable deposit is required in order to confirm your wedding here at Wicksteed Park.

When do I have to pay the final balance?

50% of the final booking balance is due six months prior to the wedding day with the final amount due two weeks prior to the wedding. Final numbers are the minimum amount charged for at a wedding. Table plans and all the other final information are due at this time.

Do you have any on-site accommodation?

We do not have a hotel on site however we have a lodge for rent and a campsite,. We are pleased to offer preferential rates at the following hotels:

Barton Hall | Kettering Park Hotel


Can I bring my own disco?

You can bring in any outside entertainment but you will need to supply the venue with current PAT test certificates for equipment brought onsite and public liability insurance covering up to £10 million.

Can I bring my own caterers?

Unfortunately, Wicksteed Park does not allow outside caterers for Traditional Weddings in the Pavilion or Celebration Suite.

Do you provide childrens' menus?

Children under 12 are either charged at half the price of the wedding package and receive half portions or can have their own children’s menu.

What if I need to cancel the function?

In the unfortunate event that you need to cancel we will make every effort to re-sell the space on your behalf. We do reserve the right to charge a cancellation fee unless a booking is obtained for the same date on no less favourable terms.

Please see your contract for full terms and conditions.