Set in the heart of the Forest of Dean, Perrygrove Railway is a tourist attraction, aimed at the family market. We run narrow guage steam engines and diesels and are open all year round. There are four stations each with paths to walk through the ancient Perrygrove Wood. We have our amazing Treetop Adventure at our main station Perrygrove, along with our Indoor Village. Foxy Hollow playground and picnic area is situated at our top station Oakiron. Please visit our website, www.perrygrove.co.uk for more information.
Child friendly venue
Whether you’re a happy couple that already have children, or your family members and friends now have children, choosing a wedding venue that accommodates and openly welcomes children, seems to be quite hard to come by. And with a lot more people getting married later on in life these days, the chances of having children at your wedding is definitely increased. Here at Perrygrove, we know what it’s like to take your child/children to a wedding which isn’t geared up for them. You are constantly worried about them moaning, being too loud, wanting to go the toilet every 30 minutes, always wanting to be fed, or generally just bored. It can be extremely stressful and make what should be a wonderful day, actually very exhausting. We can also offer our popular Treasure Hunt to your child guests to keep them entertained. Being a family tourist attraction, Perrygrove is the ultimate child-friendly wedding venue.
We offer two very different reception locations; our Carriage Shed, up to 40 people whatever the weather, (which is based at the main station Perrygrove), and Rookwood Station. Rookwood is our middle station along the line and is the perfect summertime marquee venue for up to 200 guests. If you need catering at your wedding, we recommend getting in touch with Joshua’s Catering, please see our catering page for more details.
The Carriage Shed
This is the building that is licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies for up to 60 people. It lends itself beautifully for that real rustic wedding feel.
You can also hold your reception in here – for an intimate all year round gathering, our carriage shed is ideal. It can comfortably accommodate up to 40 people for a formal sit down meal. There also is room for a dance floor. If you are looking for a bar, then this location lends itself perfectly to The Little Red Bus Bar, a 1970 VW camper van. We work very closely with this company and they come highly recommended by us. From 5pm the entire site will be exclusive for you and your guests to enjoy.
Working closely with our friends at County Marquees, you can have your own private area at our middle station Rookwood. Rookwood would be closed to the general public for the day, making it a really special place to hold your reception. This site is large and can accommodate a marquee wedding for up to 200 people. This is where The Big Red Bus Bar, is perfectly suited. A 1967 London Routemaster bus, it’s guaranteed to bring a “wow” factor to your day, as well as providing excellent photographic opportunities. We work very closely with this company and they come highly recommended by us. From 5pm the entire site will be exclusive for you and your guests to enjoy.
As each wedding is unique, we haven’t got a set ‘list’ of what can be done here at Perrygrove – please call us to discuss your specific requirements or ideas. We’ve even welcomed some vintage tractors to the site!