Are the premises licensed for alcohol?
Yes. Working with our partner, The Fabulous Fizz Event Limited, we offer a full service bar for your event until 11:30pm.
Is there lift access to the upper floors?
All our rooms are accessible by lift except the Arden Mezzanine, so we urge you to be mindful of your guests when making use of this room.
Is there overnight accommodation available?
There is no accommodation available at the venue. We recommend the Hilton Garden Inn and DoubleTree by Hilton or please enquire at our Visitors reception for a full list of recommended local hotels.
Can we have exclusive use of the venue during public opening times?
Yes of course, please ask the Re-Form event manager for details.
Is indoor seating included?
Yes, whichever wedding package you choose, there will be enough seating for all your guests.
Is there outdoor seating?
Outdoor seating is available. You will see the layout of this when you visit the site.
Where can we go to have our photographs taken?
You will have use of the heritage site, (some exclusions apply) to capture your special day. Also, your photographer can visit the site before the big day to scope out the best areas to use for photographs.
Are you licenced for the legal ceremony?
Yes, our wedding licence is for the Regal Peacock, Burgess Room, the Arden Mezzanine, the Bottle Oven, and outdoor areas. We can work with you and your celebrant/registrar/minister on the timings, layout and other details to make your ceremony special.
How many guests can I have / What is your capacity?
Our Felicity wedding package is suitable for a variety of wedding formats, i.e. reception only weddings and/or very small weddings. This includes exclusive use of the Burgess room, Arden Mezzanine and Davenport Gallery. Outside canal space is also available for your use after 4pm.
Both the Arden Mezzanine, Burgess room and Regal Peacock are licensed ceremony areas.
The Arden Mezzanine has a maximum ceremony capacity for 20 guests and the Burgess room has a maximum capacity of 60 guests.
Reception only weddings with less than 100 guests (max 60 guests in Burgess room) 40 additional seating available in other spaces.
A small ceremony in the Arden Mezzanine of 20 guests can be followed by a reception dinner in the Burgess room for less than 60 guests.
Or a ceremony only in the Burgess room for 60 guests.
Our Willow package is for up to 250 guests across all spaces. In addition to the rooms in the Felicity package, the Regal Peacock is also included. This is our largest room which has a ceremony capacity for 100 guests and a banqueting capacity for 80/90 guests depending on layout.
Is the venue suitable for children / Do you have a play area for children?
Whilst the venue is suitable for children, we do have steep stairs and old wooden flooring which should not be walked on without shoes. Whilst we do not have a separate play area for children, we can help you with some indoor activities such as play with clay, which involves one ball of clay, boards, utensils, aprons etc to keep the children occupied. Please ask the Re-Form event manager for details.
What’s the cancellation policy?
All deposits are non-refundable and full payment is required 60 days prior to your wedding. If you have to cancel less than 60 days prior to your wedding, unfortunately we cannot issue any refunds. It is by the discretion of Re-Form Heritage if we are able to offer an alternative date.
If you have to cancel with less than 90 days to your wedding, we have the right to make a cancellation charge or to invoice for any costs incurred at that point.
Can we make a ceremony only booking?
Yes of course; our Felicity Package is for less than 60 guests and the Willow Package can cater for up to 100 guests.
When can we begin decorating the venue?
The venue will be made available to you the day before to dress from 12 noon and 5pm. If additional time is required, this would be possible but would incur an additional cost.
Is Middleport Pottery suitable for marquees?
This is certainly possible, please discuss with the Re-Form event manager to discuss your requirements.
Are there areas for both of us to get ready in the morning?
Unfortunately, we do not have any make-up areas or additional spaces suitable for changing.
How much is the deposit, when is it due, and is it refundable?
Venue hire requires a 50% non-refundable deposit. The deposit is due within 14 days of receiving your refreshment quote.