Warren Hill Weddings Open Day, Saturday, 13th October 10am – 12pm

Published: Tuesday, 9th October 2018

Kettering’s newest wedding ceremony venue at Warren Hill, on Rothwell Road, in Kettering is holding its open day on Saturday, 13th October.

The venue offers a light and airy room capable of holding 135 people, plenty of free car parking, toilet facilities, disabled access, and modern music facilities in situ. A variety of hotel facilities are nearby. Work has also taken place to create an adjacent garden area suitable for wedding photographs and a pavilion for outdoor ceremonies, whilst continuing its role as a garden of peace and reflection.

A licence has been granted to hold wedding ceremonies in the Edgar Newman Ceremony Room and Garden Pavilion following planning permission being approved in February, which has allowed the building of a new pavilion, landscaped garden and new signage. An open day will be held on Saturday ,13th October, bookings can now be taken for weddings, and a website has been launched at www.warrenhillweddings.co.uk

Warren Hill, which currently incorporates Kettering crematorium, woodland area and burial grounds, is an ideal venue for weddings, in the same way as any church or hotel performs a number of social functions.

The Council had been approached, following its successful and popular revamp of the crematorium in 2014, asking if the venue was available for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies. The idea was tested on the registration service and on funeral directors, as regular users of the current venue. The County Registration Service was particularly positive about the attractive East Lodge Gardens and how it would make an ideal outdoor wedding venue.

The Council has looked at the operational arrangements at the site; Warren Hill will provide two distinct services, bookings will be handled separately from the funeral business, and neither should have any negative impact on the other. Warren Hill provides modern facilities in a large, open and attractive setting and hopes to become a welcome addition to the range of wedding venues across the Borough in 2018. Weddings and funerals will not be held on the same day.

For anyone interested in finding out more, why not visit our open day? On Saturday, 13th October from 10am to 12pm, Warren Hill’s ceremony room and garden pavilion will be set out as they would be for a wedding ceremony and our friendly staff will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“Warren Hill is a large, modern facility, just off the A14, and within easy reach of a large population.  Warren Hill has capacity to hold Weddings on Saturdays and with its modern and spacious ceremony room and outdoor garden pavilion, it’s the ideal place for your special day.” 

Cllr Ian Jelley, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Strategic Delivery, said:

“This is a great idea to improve the services we provide for local people, to make even better use of one of our best assets and to earn additional income for the Council. If anyone is thinking of getting married soon or if you want to find out more about the venue, why not pop along to our Open Day on the 13th October”.

For further information and to enquire about holding a wedding service at Warren Hill please visit www.warrenhillweddings.co.uk email warrenhill@kettering.gov.uk or call 01536 535 991.