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Gatwick

Aviation Museum

The perfect place, to tie the knot

About us

The Gatwick Aviation Museum is set in the heart of a beautiful 30-acre estate.

This rural location means that we can offer our guests a expanse of green space, that is both private, intimate and somewhat of a blank canvas, for couples who want to put their own spin on creating their special day. The Museum is a particularly special venue to consider, if your party has interest or connection to the world of aviation.  We can offer exclusive use of the venue and are extremely flexible when working with couples who book with us,.

Location

Gatwick Aviation Museum is located near to Gatwick Airport, in a beautiful 30-acre luscious green estate

right on the boarder of

Sussex and Surrey.

Capacity

We have very flexible spaces to offer, which means couples can have up to a max of 100 guests indoors and up to 2000 outdoors in our event field.

Parking

We have hard standing parking for around 40 cars and grassland parking in our overflow car park. All weddings will be offered FREE parking to their guests.

Camping

Guests are welcome to camp in the adjacent field, however the venue toilets will be closed between 11pm - 9am. We also do not have shower facilities on site.

Unique Space

The Museum, offers couples several spaces for hire, along with the unique opportunity to host your wedding surrounded by historic British Aircraft.

Logistics

In most cases, weddings held with us will have the option to set up the day before from 12noon and will need to be off site by 12noon the following day.

Toilets

When hiring the indoor venue, you'll have access to toilets onsite. Outdoor weddings will require exterior toilet hire, which can be booked through us. 

Dogs

If you want your beloved four legged friend at your special day, we are happy to help and will work with you to accommodate this request, which will be free of charge.

Outdoor

Perfect for holding outdoor ceremonies and under cover in beautifully decorated yurts or marquees, which can be booked through us.

Accommodation

We don't have accommodation on site,

but there is an abundance of great local hotels & guest houses available locally to serve most budgets.

Dry Hire

As a dry hire venue currently, we only offer our guests hire of the venue, with options for some catering.  Hire does not incl.  furniture, dressing, catering or licences.

Fireworks

Sadly fireworks & sky lanterns are not permitted, however if you want to use sparklers, this is fine. but they must be collected and disposed when leaving site.

Catering

We can offer cold buffet options to support you, along with BBQ and Hog Roast options. We do however allow some third party catering.

Layout

We can offer up to x10 round tables (max 10 ppt),  in the heart of our main aviation exhibit, up to x7 rounds in hanger 2 and open options when using the event field.

Licences

You can hold a blessing ceremony and your reception here, but at this time we do not hove a licence for you to become legally married on site.

Confetti

You may use confetti inside and outside of the venue. If using it outside, the confetti must be biodegradable and environmentally friendly, in respect of local wildlife.

Gallery

We offer guests a real blank canvas to create a wedding day that is truly special to them. Whether hosting inside or out, our flexible spaces will enable you to create something truly amazing in one of the most unique environments around.

 

Weddings

Due to the on-going pandemic, we are offering couples 20% of all bookings for all micro- weddings taking place in 2021. Get in touch today to talk to us about your party and answer any questions you have. We are always happy to show you the field and venue before booking.

When you are ready to book, we will send you a booking form and will require a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the venue hire cost. A £500 damages deposit is payable 2 months before your booking and will be returned to you once the site is cleared and as long as all terms and conditions have been adhered to during your stay.

Field Hire only

Pricing 2021

Type

Included

£1050

£ 800

£ 600

£ 450

Weekend 

Weekend 

Mon - Thurs  

Mon - Thurs  

Additional Day hire

£ 300

Non-exclusive use

Exclusive use

Exclusive use

Non-exclusive use

Exclusive use

  • Photo access to the Shackleton plane

  • Access to the site from Friday to Sunday

  • Running Water

  • Public liability insurance

  • Camping (own tent)

Indoor & Field

Pricing 2021

Type

Included

Mon - Thurs  

£ 750

Additional Day hire

£ 500

Weekend 

Weekend 

Mon - Thurs  

£1550

£1250

£1000

Non-exclusive use

Exclusive use

Non-exclusive use

Exclusive use

Exclusive use

  • Reception Area

  • Indoor toilet facilities

  • Access to the Museum aircraft

  • Use of the field

  • Camping (own tent)

  • Access to the site from Friday to Sunday

  • Running Water

  • Public liability insurance

  • Indoor Wedding Breakfast room 

* All weekend incl. Fri - Sun inclusive and all rates are based on a 2-day hire

Endless Possibilities

Our venue offers numerous possibilities and will a little imagination and creativity, you will be able to create an environment that is unique and special to you. Please have a look at our inspire gallery, to help you discover what is possible.