Norton Priory Museum and Gardens

£750 - £3,495 for Venue Hire
Up to 80
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Gaia, the Greek Goddess of Earth
Norton Priory's atmospheric Medieval ruins and beautiful Georgian walled garden make it the perfect historic and picturesque venue!
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens Pricing & Costs

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Norton Priory Museum and Gardens Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Outdoor Reception Space
On-Site Parking
Exclusive Use
Pet Friendly

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens Full Description
Steeped in history with gorgeous gardens and grounds, Norton Priory is a beautiful, historic and atmospheric wedding and reception venue in Runcorn, Cheshire. With easy access for guests from across the North West and North Wales, and close proximity to the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Chester, Norton Priory is perfectly located, and easy to access from the motorway network. With a range of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces to set the scene for your special day, you can be assured of a magic start to your own story. There are a variety of spaces available for wedding ceremonies including the Grade I listed Medieval Undercroft, the Grade II listed Georgian Loggia, the Walled Garden Band Stand and contemporary Museum Atrium. Wedding parties have access to stunning outdoor backdrops for photographs to remember, which include the excavated archaeological ruins of the medieval monastic complex and acres of woodland. Our approach to your big day brings flexibility and the opportunity to make your wedding, your way. As a venue in which to celebrate your special day, Norton Priory offers an unforgettable and magical backdrop. The site looks beautiful during the day, but for evening receptions the internal spaces of the museum take on an even more magical atmosphere as the evening light fades, and candle light dances in the undercroft, whilst coloured uplighters wash the atrium with a warm glow. Our team would be more than happy to meet you for a no-obligation viewing of our unique spaces to discuss your requirements.


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Sarah Nevin
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
Above and beyond perfect! A Wedding of Dreams @ Norton Priory
Just.. WOW. I cannot express enough how impressive, helpful, beautiful, wonderful, and perfect our wedding at Norton Priory was on August 19, 2023. Rebecca at the venue went above and beyond to make our vision into a reality! It really was the most amazing day. Norton Priory's logo is 'your wedding, your way' and that is exactly what you'll get if you choose this venue. If you want a really unique, personal, and impressive venue, I HIGHLY recommend choosing Norton. Thank you again, Rebecca and team, for everything! xx
Val and Neil
Happy couple married in August
August 2023
Perfect Venue and Amazing
As soon as we saw the beautiful Undercroft we knew we wanted Norton Priory be the venue for our wedding. Rebecca has advised and supported us at every step and she and her small team worked tirelessly and discreetly to help make the day absolutely perfect! All of our guests commented on what a beautiful venue Norton Priory is for a wedding ❤️
Lyn & Phil
Happy couple married in June
July 2023
Amazing venue and an amazing team
From the first moment we had considered Norton Priory as a potential venue to finally leaving as man and wife we had the most amazing supportive experience. Rebecca and her team have been phenomenal throughout, giving us balanced advice and suggestions, keeping everything calm and most importantly delivering the most fantastic day that we will never forget. The venue is just idyllic and atmospheric when decorated for the wedding and we cannot recommend Norton Priory highly enough. Just to say thank you to Rebecca and everyone at Norton x
Andrea Newton
Happy couple married in June
June 2023
Amazing venue with an incredibly helpful coordinator
We had the BEST day and this was ALL down to Rebecca and her commitment to making sure we had an amazing experience. From offering her advice, paying attention to detail, accommodating our preferences and orchestrating a fabulous day, she was an absolute star. Incredible venue with the most wonderful lady who made it all happen. Thank you!!
Rosie & Dan
Happy couple married in February
June 2023
Honestly the Absolute Best Day EVER!!!!
Amazing venue with absolutely gorgeous characteristics! The help we received on the day was beyond perfect!!! Everything was set up amazing, helped with introductions, tan everything perfectly!! Honestly the best team to have on such a wonderful day. Thank you so much.
Wedding: February
February 2023
Fab venue
We supply the bar for functions at Norton priory and we absolutely love being there! The staff can’t do enough for you and your guests! They are very accommodating and the venue itself it’s gorgeous and looks fab once it’s been dressed up. This is the venue you want to book for your wedding or any other function.
Norton Priory Museum and Gardens Location & Contact Details


Tudor Road, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1SX, England

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M56, Junction 11

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens?

We've had lots of favourite weddings, but we're sure the best is yet to come - will it be yours?

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Take time to view the venue and choose the one that's best for you.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

For a groom who was named Colin, they used Colin the Caterpillar cakes for the wedding cake.

Describe Norton Priory Museum and Gardens in 5 adjectives

Unique, atmospheric, unusual, spacious, beautiful

Where’s the best photo spot at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens?

Amongst the Medieval Priory ruins

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Norton Priory Museum and Gardens?

No, but we consider all our brides and grooms to be celebrities for their day!

What’s your favourite canapé?

We can't possibly pick a favourite there are far too many to choose from!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Norton is very special whatever the time, unlike Cinderella you won't need to worry about turning into a pumpkin at midnight! We also don't recommend glass slippers on the priory ruins!

What is Norton Priory Museum and Gardens most unique feature?

The Medieval Undercroft

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our customer service and friendly staff.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftIf you book through Bridebook, receive a complementary membership!
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