Frequently Asked Questions

Weddings

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.

How much of a deposit is required to secure the booking?

To discuss deposit payments, please contact the Events Team today.

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 our guests have to pay for car parking?

No, your guests will receive complimentary car parking and the arrangements for this will be discussed at you planning meeting.

Do you have a separate room available for the Wedding Registry?

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.

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 we land a helicopter at Wicksteed Park?

Yes, this can be arranged if required.

Can we bring fireworks into Wicksteed Park?

Unfortunately we do not allow fireworks at the park for private events.

Do you have any accommodation?

We do not have a hotel on site however we have a campsite and we can offer preferential rates at the following hotels: Barton Hall | Kettering Park Hotel

Would you allow a small fire to be lit for part of our ceremony?

Yes, this is allowed within the Pavilion.

What if we require the room for more than the 12 hours specified in your package?

Additional hours are available at a charge of £100.00 per hour.

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.

Didn't answer your question?

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 contact one of our dedicated Events Team members at events@wicksteedpark.org or 01536 512475.