The Boat House at Aston Marina

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£2500 - £6000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
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The Boat House is an exclusive use, award winning waterside wedding venue located in the heart of Staffordshire. Purpose built in 2015, it presents the perfect backdrop to a single-venue celebration.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,500
Maximum Price
£6,000
Venue hire includes chivari chairs, tables, linens, cutlery, crockery and glass ware, as well as: - - Exclusive use of The Boat House and gardens all day from 10am - 12am (optional 12.30am on Fridays and Saturdays) - Our house DJ - A wedding coordinator to assist with the planning of your day - Planned meetings with a wedding coordinator prior to your wedding day - Event management on your wedding day - Music system with microphone and iPod headphone cable to play your own ceremony and background music - Large parking area - Assistance with recommended suppliers - Use of Preparation Room with en-suite bathroom - Outside terrace with seating and ornamental pond area with rose seat and wishing well, perfect for photographs and guests to enjoy - The use of our cake knife, circular cake stand and table plan easel
What is included in this pricing:
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£35
Maximum Price
£55
Food is serious business at Aston Marina and our award winning chefs have brought this passion for creating great food to our wedding catering options. Whether you are looking for a traditional, formal wedding breakfast or something a little more relaxed like a barbeque, you can rest assured that your wedding party will enjoy delicious food prepared using the finest local ingredients.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£5,500
Maximum Price
£14,995
We offer 5 special wedding packages: Peak Wedding, Mid-Peak Wedding, Off-Peak Wedding, Super Celebration & Late Availability packages. For further information please call us or visit our website.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
180
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Nestled within exclusive, beautifully landscaped grounds and enjoying far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside, The Boat House at Aston Marina offers a waterside wedding venue in the heart of landlocked Staffordshire. Designed to make the most of the breath-taking views over the neighbouring Trent & Mersey canal, it offers a contemporary setting for couple’s looking for something a little out of the ordinary. Its modern architecture and stylish, minimalist interior have been designed to offer couples a blank canvas that can be styled to fit their theme – be it classically elegant or contemporary chic. Fully licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies with the option of an outdoor wedding, it presents the perfect backdrop to a single-venue celebration; with a host of menu options available from the marina’s award-winning kitchen team, and its own licensed bar. An en-suite preparation room with comfy sofa and TV offers the perfect space for the bridal party to prepare, relax and freshen up during the ‘big day’; as well as a quiet spot for elderly relatives or young children to take time out of the celebrations. Located near the charming market town of Stone, Aston Marina is within easy reach of J14 & J15 of the M6; making it easily accessible for guests travelling from around the country. • Waterside setting • Up to 150 guests seated / 180 party guests • Fully licensed for weddings and Civil Ceremonies • En-suite Bridal day room • Extensive menu options • Exclusive landscaped grounds & car park

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(100)
Phil Hogan
Married in September 2021
October 2021
A Perfect Day
Our Wedding was heavily impacted by Covid-19, having first been planned to take place in April 2020, and after 4 attempts finally happened in September 2021. The team at Aston Marina were brilliant throughout the pandemic and their flexibility meant that all of the re-arrangements were straight forward and no additional charges too! All of the staff were very respectful and made us feel like our wedding was the only wedding in the world. No detail was too small for them and they were incredibly patient when we wanted to run through arrangements for the 76th time. Becky and the team were always on hand when they were needed, just a phone call or an email away. On the day before the wedding, they ran through everything with us to ensure every eventuality was covered even down to the colour of the LED downlights. We pretty much had nothing to do in the days before hand, the team were really well organised and took every stress and strain away from us. The venue is beautiful and having everything in one place is amazing. There is a large deck area for guests to relax when the weather is nice. It is a very peaceful and self contained location for the wedding with everything you could wish for including a large car park, well stocked bar and plenty of room for the disco. There is only one word for our wedding day and that is perfect. The staff at Aston Marina went above and beyond to ensure that it would be nothing less than perfect. I cannot recommend enough for anyone to get married here. We have been to another wedding at this venue and it was a perfect day too. If you are wondering whether to have your wedding here, stop wondering and start booking – you will not regret it. We cannot thank the staff at Aston Marina enough for everything they did to host our wedding. It was a long time in the planning but it was really worth it once it got to take place.
Katie & Jamie
Married in June 2021
June 2021
An Unforgettable Day
This was the first and only wedding venue Jamie and I saw. I remember walking in and it taking my breath away, we looked at each other and just knew this is was the place we were going to get married… We booked two and a half years ago and finally said I Do on 26/06/2021, it was a truly magical day and one that I wish I could go back and do again just because it went way too quickly! With all the perils of COVID, Beckie and her team checked in on us to see how we were, if we had any questions and always kept us informed - even though it was months (even a year) before our wedding! Then when the final announcement on 14/06/2021 did affect us they were incredibly helpful and supportive in helping us achieve the day we’d been planning for. On the day, they looked after me, my mum, bridesmaids and wonderful hair and makeup ladies with breakfast and a constant flow of water and hot drinks - this seamless care just ensured we could all relax and really enjoy ourselves. I honestly can’t thank them or recommend them enough, if you choose to get married here just know you will undoubtedly have the best day of your life!
Stacey Harrison
Married in April 2021
May 2021
Best day of our lives!
The best day of our lives! We were supposed to have our wedding at Aston Marina in May 2020, this got postponed to April 2021. Throughout the whole heart-breaking process of our day being up in the air, Beckie was outstanding and so supportive. She was in touch weekly, sometimes daily, with any information or guidance to help us and sometimes just to check in to see how we were doing. We cannot thank her enough for everything she did to make our day happen. We finally had our wedding, and it was truly amazing. The setting of Aston is beautiful, and our guests are still commenting on it now. The location is so lovely, the team did everything for us from setting up our decorations, looking after all guests on the day, calming the brides nerves! and loading our belongings into our car whilst we enjoyed our limited time with guests. Although we faced many restrictions on our day (due to Covid), Beckie and the team at Aston certainly made it feel like we had no restrictions in place by making the day run smoothly, being so attentive and really making you feel that nothing was too much trouble. We could not recommend Aston Marina enough to any future couples looking for a venue, everything about their terms and conditions, the way they work with you and the staff’s attitudes are amazing. We fell in love with Aston as soon as we first viewed it and I’m sure so many more couples feel the same. We do not have enough thank you words for the team at Aston for everything they did for us and for being a massive part of our special day.
Kayley & Charlie
Married in September 2020
October 2020
Best Day Of Our Lives
We we’re supposed to have our wedding here on 29/03/2020, those plans were disrupted by recent events. We rebooked for 27/09/2020. Beckie stayed in touch with us the whole time, keeping us updated, reassuring us and checking we were okay. Two weeks before the wedding we had a meeting with Beckie, she put any worries we had to rest, she encouraged us to go ahead with dream day we had planned so it would be as special as we wanted it. Couldn’t ask for a better coordinator. The day itself was fantastic, food was absolutely gorgeous! Staff were brilliant, attentive and extremely helpful! And the grounds just set the scene. Beautiful! If you’re thinking of booking a wedding, please check this place out! You will not be disappointed! Thank you again to all at The Boat House!! Mrs & Mrs Hancox-Walsh
Naomi & Oliver
Married in September 2020
November 2020
Our Perfect (Covid secure) wedding!
Six weeks before our wedding date we contacted Aston Marina to inquire about holding our wedding there and we are so thankful that we did. We had already postponed our wedding once and our original venue could no longer host the wedding with all the restrictions that were in place, luckily Aston Marina came to the rescue and helped us organise the perfect day! Despite the ever changing restrictions and short notice, Beckie Rowlinson, our wedding co-ordinator, worked with us on every aspect and was always incredibly helpful, encouraging and professional. The day itself went so smoothly, the venue looked incredible and the food tasted great. We would not hesitate to recommend Aston Marina to any couple looking to host their wedding there!
Louise & Damian
Married in February 2020
August 2020
Blown Away
We had our big day on 22/02/2020 and were absolutely over the moon with how it went. Nicki and Alex were incredible - nothing was too much for them and Nicki especially was there super early on the day to ensure that everything went smoothly. Our guest were blown away by the venue and the surroundings and couldn’t speak highly enough about the food. I’d 100% recommend this venue to anyone considering tying the knot in the near future
Location & Contact Details

Address

Stone, Staffordshire, England

Travel Notes

It is best to follow the brown direction signs located on the A34 and A51 to Aston Marina.

Nearest Town

Stone

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M6 J14

Nearest Train Station

Stone

Nearest Airport

Birmingham

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (5)

Perfect Wedding
Staffordshire Life
Your West Midlands Wedding Magazine
Staffordshire Living

Industry Awards (7)

The Wedding Industry Awards National Finalist 2020 - Events Team
The Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist 2020 - Venue Countryside
The English Wedding Awards Regional Finalist 2018
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

That is such a difficult question as every single one of our weddings is special to us, but our current favourite has to be a beautiful intimate wedding celebration we hosted on 1st November 2020. This couple were devastatingly forced to postpone their wedding at incredibly short notice back in March 2020 when the national lockdown was announced, so when their big day FINALLY arrived it was one of pure happiness and celebration as they married in one of the most emotional ceremonies we've ever had the pleasure of hosting, surrounded by their very nearest and dearest. After such a rollercoaster ride of a year it meant the world to us to finally see them tie the knot and it was a day we will never forget!

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

Keep calm! We know sometimes it can be easier said then done, but we've seen so many couples almost ruin it for themselves because they have got so stressed about details that in the end don't matter. Remember to stay calm and try to enjoy the planning. Everything goes by so quick...enjoy it!

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

The couple had a young son whose favourite movie was Toy Story. So as a beautiful nod to him, they walked back up the aisle to the featured song 'You've Got a Friend in Me'.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Modern, Unique, Waterside, Flexible, Award-winning

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many amazing photo opportunities at The Boat House, however we absolutely adore photos overlooking the marina.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Does a Michael Jackson impersonator count??

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Yorkshire pudding with shredded beef & horseradish.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

There is nothing better than a delicious doughnut tower for your guests to enjoy a sweet treat whilst dancing the night away.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our permanent lighting feature - the perfect backdrop to the first dance!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We were so proud to be awarded The Wedding Industry Awards West Midlands Events Team of the Year 2020.

Bridebook Benefits

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