£1,900 - £3,950 for Venue Hire
Dining Capacity
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Chiltern Open Air Museum is a beautiful and unique location for a rustic wedding reception. Set in the stunning Chiltern countryside with over 30 rescued historic buildings.
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Venue Hire Only

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence


Grade I/II Listed Building
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Chiltern Open Air Museum in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, is an outdoor museum of rescued and reconstructed historic buildings and working farm set in 45 acres of beautiful woodland and countryside. This quirky and charming site provides a very unique location for a wedding ceremony and reception, and a great backdrop for your wedding photographs. The Museum has 35 reconstructed buildings, seven of which are now licenced for civil ceremonies including an Iron Age roundhouse (believed to be the only one licenced for civil ceremonies in the country), tin chapel, Victorian toll house and Medieval barns. The Museum is available on a dry hire basis only. There are no restrictions on suppliers and no corkage fees allowing you to plan a wedding suited to your own style. There are three barn wedding venues available: Northolt barn, Skippings barn, and Arborfield barn all of which are licenced for civil ceremonies. The Victorian toll house, Iron Age roundhouse, Henton tin chapel, and Thame Vicarage are also licenced for civil ceremonies. Each building can be hired separately, or as part of a combined package to increase capacity and spread your wedding across the beautiful site. If you are hiring Skippings Barn you can also hire your own marquee to go in the field next to it at no additional charge. The Museum has a list suppliers who are familiar with the site or wedding couples are welcome to bring in their own suppliers if they would prefer, all the Museum asks is that they provide them with copies of their insurance and health and safety documents.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in November
April 2023
Beauitful venue for such a lovely wedding
Beauitful venue for such a lovely wedding. Amazing place and surroundings. All voluntary people oversee this venue and amazing job they do.
Leon C
Happy couple married in August
April 2023
We held our wedding here and booked a tour for our guests
We held our wedding here and booked a tour for our guests. It's a really casual low key venue nothing over manufactured. Lots of picnic areas and space for children to run around. We appreciated the free water bottle filling station. We had a great day here.
Happy couple married in June
June 2022
Victorian Toll House wedding
We wanted a small relaxed wedding with our (small) budget being spent on what mattered to us. I also wanted a gorgeous building, only us for the actual ceremony and a relaxed, bring and share vibe for the food without me or our guests doing the work! The Victorian Toll House was just wonderful. It's a very budget friendly price if you can do a weekday which meant we could splash out on a tour of the museum and lunch and cream tea in the herb garden. It was all done by the museum team which gave me the homemade vibe I was after, without the work or dealing with outside suppliers. Everyone said it was the best wedding they'd been to in years because it was so relaxed and they felt able to really enjoy themselves.
Location & Contact Details


Gorelands Lane, Chalfont Saint Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4AB, England

Nearest Town

Chalfont St Giles

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M25, M40

Nearest Train Station

Chalfont and Latimer

Nearest Airport


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