Idyllic Civil Ceremony Venue

Civil ceremonies offer an alternative to the traditional church wedding.

Holding no religious affiliation, a civil ceremony allows traditional or same-sex couples to enter partnership in unique locations, to their own bespoke schedule. In order to be able to hold a civil ceremony, a chosen venue must be licensed and there must be a registrar present to oversee the proceedings.

Civil Ceremony Approved Premises in Staffordshire

For many, a registry office, historic house or rustic outdoor setting just doesn’t appeal.

The Boat House at Aston Marina is set in the heart of rural Staffordshire and offers a unique venue, purpose-built to make your dream day a reality. Its tasteful, minimalist surroundings offer a great alternative for those not looking for a country house wedding, and exclusive use means you can spend your entire day from ceremony through to reception and evening celebrations in one, fantastic setting.

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Beautiful Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Location

Set amid rolling Staffordshire countryside and overlooking the tranquil Trent & Mersey canal, The Boat House at Aston Marina on the outskirts of Stone offers a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony.

Its waterside location is unusual for landlocked Staffordshire, and provides a stunning backdrop to wedding celebrations. The Boat House offers couples the option of marrying either inside the purpose-built, modern venue or outside in a dedicated outdoor wedding ceremony space. This importantly offers options should the weather on your big day not be as perfect as planned.

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The Boat House’s modern design is continued in its dedicated outdoor ceremony space, with a beautifully paved area sweeping up to a pretty gazebo under which couples take their vows.

The space perfectly lends itself to decoration for any theme – previous couples have opted for balloons, extravagant flower displays and even floral wall backdrops in the gazebo.

Should you decide to opt for an outdoor wedding ceremony at The Boat House, you can rest assured our friendly events team will be on hand to support your though the planning process – ensuring you have a contingency plan in place and to help you create the ambiance you want for your big day. From having umbrellas at the end of the aisle for guests to use through to having an alternative undercover ceremony space on standby, you’ll be glad you had a plan in place should the worst happen. The Boat House offers the perfect solution whatever the weather as you can make the most of the natural light and stunning views (which the photographers just love!)

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Making Your Celebration Special

What truly sets a civil ceremony apart is the chance to make your celebration truly special.

You can tailor your vows, making the experience something truly special, or create a personalised theme for the entire day. Anything from an Ibiza dance party wedding to a Caribbean-themed evening celebration (or even a Harry Potter wedding!), we can help you bring it to life.


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We would be delighted to discuss your wedding plans in more detail or to arrange an appointment for you to come and visit The Boat House! Please complete the form below and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can contact us directly by calling 01785 819702 or emailing

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