Functions and Special Occasions: Civil Weddings and Hand-fasting Ceremonies

Bride and groom with Harris's Hawk
The happy couple
Bride and Groom

The Hawk Conservancy Trust is the perfect venue for special occasions. We offer ample parking, plenty of entertainment for your guests - young and old - on our 22 acre visitor attraction and over 150 birds of prey on public view.

Your wedding is one of the greatest days of your lives, and you will want to fill it with wonderful memories of your special day. From the moment that you place your booking with us, we will give you all the help and advice that you need to enjoy your special day.

The Trust offers the choice of two wedding/civil ceremony venues:

  • The Eyrie is the perfect venue for civil wedding ceremonies or hand-fastings. Being on the first floor of the Griffon Rooms it is an intimate setting for up to 45 guests (including bride, groom, registrar and photographer). The Eyrie offers views across the Lower Flying Grounds and has a balcony, which is the perfect setting for welcome drinks or wedding toasts.
  • New for 2013, the downstairs room in our Griffon Room venue has been granted a license allowing for ceremonies for up to 60 guests to take place. This is a light airy spacious room, which also has access to the upstairs balcony for drinks

Our 5.5 acre wildflower meadow is a habitat of exquisite beauty and rarity that makes a wonderful setting for hand-fasting ceremonies for couples wanting an alternative marriage ceremony. This along with our woodland arena also makes a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos, whether group shots or intimate poses for the bride and groom.

We can also arrange for some very spectacular guests - our magnificent birds of prey - to join your wedding celebrations!

The Trust offers options for your wedding breakfast or reception venue:

  • The Griffon Rooms can accommodate up to 55 guests for a seated reception or 70 for a standing reception (over both floors)
  • for an evening reception Feathers Restaurant can accommodate up to 100 guests

The Trust can provide a complete menu of catering choices from canapés to multiple-course meals. We are also fully licensed and offer a full range of alcoholic and soft drinks options for your day.

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For for more information about weddings at the Trust, please contact our main office on 01264 773850 or email or click on the link below to request a wedding/civil ceremony information pack.

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Thank you for your thought, care and attention to detail applied to every element of the day - qualities of all Hawk Conservancy events which make it such a special place.
Jenny & David (May 2011)


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