'˜You're mine all mine' - couples can tie the knot down the pit

The first couple will get married underground in July.The first couple will get married underground in July.
The first couple will get married underground in July.
Brides and grooms who are looking for something a bit out of the ordinary can now say '˜I do' down the pit at the National Coal Mining Museum.

The Overton venue is offering couples the chance to say their vows 140 metres below the surface - the underground equivalent of the height of Blackpool Tower.

The first pit wedding is booked to take place in July after Asparagus Green Catering Limited was granted a licence to host civil wedding ceremonies.

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Couples who prefer a more traditional approach can also tie the knot at the newly decorated Caphouse Suite.

Anthony Hegney, managing director, said “We are so excited about growing our wedding offer.

“Over the past year, there was only the one wedding reception here but following our successful 12 months plus at the museum, we are absolutely delighted to now have five weddings currently being planned and co-ordinated.

“Each and every one of them is different and bespoke to the couples themselves and our first underground wedding takes place in July of this year.”

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The catering firm is also offering bespoke packages for couples wanting to stage their dream weddings, from seaside themes with deck chairs and a serving of cockles and mussels, to replicating the Gatsby era, with the flamboyance of table centre pieces featuring real ostrich feathers and serving oysters at the wedding breakfast.

Mr Hegney said: “Now we have the wedding licence to hold civil ceremonies, it gives us the opportunity to offer an all-encompassing, hassle free day.

“The Caphouse Suite can be dressed to suit any styles and taste and we are driven by the fact that we can assist and deliver the ideas and vision that literally could just start with the couple telling us: ‘I want a seaside wedding’.”

For more, email [email protected] or call Jaine Binns on 01924 844581. Or visit www.ncm.org.uk, email [email protected] or call 01924 848806. And you can follow @NCMME on Twitter.