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Weddings, Group Bookings & Private Hire

The Spa Valley Railway is a great choice for your special event or occasion. From a private reserved compartment to an entire special train, with or without catering, there are a number of ways to make your day an unforgettable experience.

Please note, we are not able to accomodate private charter trains during November or December each year. We do however operate THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride in November & December and festive services operate on selected dates between Christmas & New Year.

Special Charter Trains
We are able to offer private trains after our scheduled passenger services or on otherwise non-running days. Alternatively you can hire a carriage on a scheduled service, minimum hire charges start at £750 on a day we are already operating. Note, during special events we cannot accomodate private hires.

We try to be as flexible as possible to your needs. Please contact the ticket office by email to discuss your requirements.

As a guide, if you wish to charter a whole steam train - including the bar car 'Kate' - on a day which we aren't already operating prices start at £3,000. The price will vary dependent on the number of journeys undertaken and guests who are travelling, however, due to the cost of operating steam and heritage diesel trains increasing during 2022 we are unable to offer discounts.

Wedding Parties at the Spa Valley Railway
Looking for that perfect way to travel to your wedding or perhaps for something completely different for your wedding breakfast/evening function? Then look no further than the Spa Valley Railway, whilst we can't offer a full wedding package (unfortunately we don't have an area suitable to license for weddings) we are able to offer a variety of options to still help you enjoy your special day.

What can we offer?

When can we accommodate bookings?
Our steam and diesel trains operate from February to October, and we can usually accommodate bookings on any Green or Purple timetabled day. Unfortunately bookings are not available on any special event days due to the nature of the services we are operating, booking enquiries must be sent with at least 6 months notice to enable us to resource volunteers to operate the trains.

We can also offer private hire trains on dates that have no colour/no normal services on our timetable, the price for private hire starts at £3,000 for a steam train with bar car 'Kate'. 

The following are some sample costs, although these are variable according to your requirements and may be subject to change. Please contact us for a personalised quotation.

Dining Costs
The following are some sample prices
, although these are variable according to your requirements and may be subject to change. Please contact us for a personalised quotation.

For further details and to discuss your requirements please send us an email here.

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