Ding, dong, the bells …

I’m getting married in the morning; ding, dong, the bells are gonna chime …

We often get asked if we allow wedding celebrations in Wolverhampton’s parks.

The simple answer to this is ‘no’.

We’re not licensed to hold wedding ceremonies in our parks and the reason for this is quite simple …. the parks belong to you, the people of Wolverhampton, to enjoy and visit.

Bride and Groom - image courtesy of http://www.sxc.hu/photo/979430On a Saturday afternoon at your local park …. the children just want a ‘kickabout’ with the football on the grass, Mum’s going to walk the dog around the perimeter and Dad’s reading the newspaper at the Tearooms … the last thing you’d expect to see would be 200+ wedding guests, plus Bride and Groom, walking through the park to an area marked off with a large marquee complete with ‘flashing’ lights, loud music and raucous laughter … worse still – you’re not invited!

There are many places in and around Wolverhampton for civil partnerships, wedding ceremonies etc that are licenced.

We will consider requests for wedding parties to have their photographs taken in the parks; generally with some of the following conditions:

  • We do not allow cars in West Park but they are welcome in the main drive at East Park.
  • We need to know the date of the event so we can tell you if any major works are likely to be in progress.
  • Depending on the season, football pitches may be in use over the weekends.

Remember, if you do have your wedding photographs taken in one of Wolverhampton’s parks – why not upload one to our Flickr site.

Until next time – enjoy ‘Wolverhampton’s Great Outdoors’.

~Wilf~

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About wolvesparkies

Wilf is the online presence of Wolverhampton Parks and is written by members of the Parks Team. We are passionate about our parks and we love to meet all of the people that it belongs to. After all, we are only the custodians of all of our green and open spaces.
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