Heritage Wedding Venue Stoke-on-Trent - Middleport Pottery | Re-form
Back to Re-Form Homepage

Middleport Pottery - a Unique, Heritage Wedding Venue in Stoke-on-Trent

Every happy couple is special and unique, and every couple wonders how they can make their wedding individual to their tastes and preferences.

Your choice of wedding venue can make your special day truly unforgettable not only for the rest of your lives but for your honoured guests as well.

Middleport Pottery is a timeless Grade II* listed Victorian pottery factory located in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. Our site is bathed in rich history, distinctive features and a rustic aesthetic, a venue that oozes a sense of charm and is a tribute to the pottery history of Stoke - perfect for a quintessential industrial heritage style wedding.

Full of character and with options to suit all budgets why not speak to our events manager today to check availability and find out more about how Middleport Pottery could be the perfect wedding venue for you.

We welcome all wedding, civil partnership and celebrant-led enquiries. With limited availability for 2022 we are now taking bookings for 2023 and beyond. Why not book in to visit us and receive a complimentary tour of Middleport Pottery and explore everything our heritage site has to offer you. Get in touch to register your interest and arrange a wedding venue tour, or download a copy of our wedding brochure.

Enquire About Request a Tour

Say 'I Do' at Middleport Pottery -
Our Wedding Packages and Pricing

Middleport Pottery is the ideal wedding venue for couples who are seeking flexibility and more of a ‘hands-on’ approach to wedding planning. Our adaptable approach to weddings and celebrant occasions means the only limit is your imagination when it comes to planning your dream wedding in the heart of the Potteries.

Two distinct wedding packages are available dependent on the number of guests you plan to invite. Both packages include:

1) Exclusive use of the site in your package from 16:00 on the day of the wedding.
2) Access to the main rooms the day prior to dress the rooms.
3) Use of trestle tables and chairs.
4) Photographer pre-access by arrangement.
6) Car parking facilities.

Our Wedding and Civil Partnership Packages

The 'Felicity' Wedding – Ideal for Small or Reception Only Weddings

This package is suitable for a maximum of 60 daytime guests and 100 evening guests. This includes exclusive use of the Burgess Room, Arden Mezzanine, Davenport Gallery, and outdoor canal space.

Price from:

2023 £2995 (Inc. VAT)

2024 £3295 (Inc. VAT)

2025 £3625 (Inc VAT)

The 'Willow' Wedding – Ideal for Large Weddings

This package is suitable for up to 120 daytime guests and 250 evening guests. In addition to everything that is included in our ‘Felicity’ package you also have access to the fabulous Regal Peacock Room.

Price from:

2023 £4245 Inc. VAT)

2024 £4670 (Inc VAT)

2025 £5140 (Inc VAT)

Please note the maximum capacity of our largest room is 120 guests for the ceremony and 90 for banquet-style wedding breakfast and evening reception. Weddings over this number of guests will be split across multiple rooms.

We want to ensure that your wedding day is designed with the two most important people in mind, you of course! We have carefully curated some fantastic local food and beverage businesses that will cater for your wedding breakfast, evening food and drinks requirements. Find out more about banqueting and beverage options for your wedding below.

We provide the venue (and the use of a room to have your pre-ceremony meeting with the registrar), but you will need to arrange and pay for your local registrar to attend and conduct your ceremony.

Please note that we will review wedding package prices in September, so if you are thinking about booking your wedding at Middleport Pottery then we encourage you to confirm your date and pay your 50% deposit ASAP to secure at the current prices.

Contact Our Events Manager

It's All About those Special Touches -
Additional Extras

And it doesn't stop there! In addition to the hire of the site we can offer a number of wonderful add-ons which can make your special day even more unique. These include:

Hire out Dane – travel in style on the historic narrowboat Dane. Surprise your guests and use Dane in any way you wish throughout the date - arrive or leave in the most unique way or for the special couple and up to 10 guests to relax on after the ceremony.

Bottle Oven Civil Ceremonies – if you are born and bred in Stoke then you may love the idea of having your ceremony inside our remaining bottle oven. Please note that the maximum capacity within the bottle oven is 8 (the marrying couple, 2 registrars, 2 witnesses, one member of staff and one other of your choice).

Hire out the Vintage Van 'Claude' – the Fabulous Fizz Bar provides our wedding bar service but as a fun extra to the standard bar service, you can hire Claude, their converted vintage Citroen Van, the perfect canal-side bar alternative.

If you are interested in any of our add-ons for your wedding please speak to our events manager who will happily provide you with more details.

Design The Wedding Banquet Of Your Dreams

Whether you a looking for a traditional wedding breakfast, a fun and light-hearted BBQ or even afternoon tea our preferred caterers will help create the perfect wedding menu for you to suit your budget.

Kemp and Kemp Catering – have a love of all things food and look forward to discussing your ideas and working with you to design a menu to knock your socks off. Download the Kemp and Kemp sample menu.

Ridgway Caterers – spend time sourcing the best local produce and offer menus which are affordable, creative and utilise modern techniques. Download the Ridgway Caterers sample menu.

Bentleys Catering - is ideal if you have a stricter budget but still want to serve amazing food to your guests! They are great believers in eating what you love and achieve this with a variety of home-cooked style food. Download the Bentleys sample menu.

Raise a Toast in Style with a Vintage Wedding Bar Service

We partner with The Fabulous Fizz Bar to provide our inhouse bar service throughout your special day. Download the sample drinks menu here.

You will have the choice of the following drinks options for your wedding:

1. Provision of a cash bar located in the Burgess Room from The Fabulous Fizz Bar.

2. If you don't require a cash bar during the day, your chosen caterer can offer a reception drinks package.

When you decide that you are ready to book Middleport Pottery as your wedding venue we will immediately introduce you to all of our catering suppliers so you can start discussions with them and check their availability for your selected date. You will liaise directly with your chosen caterer throughout the wedding planning process to ensure that you are dining on the food of your dreams for your special day. When you have agreed on your choice of caterer a deposit will be due to the venue and the caterer within 14 days.

Note: Please be aware that the bar operates a Challenge 25 policy when serving alcohol.

Frequently Asked Questions About Weddings at Middleport Pottery

We are here to help you when it comes to finding your perfect wedding venue in Stoke-on-Trent. We know that finding a venue for your wedding is the big first step in your planning your special day and can set the tone of the entire wedding.

Read our FAQs which may help answer any additional questions you may have whilst deciding on a venue.

If you have any questions that you can’t find the answer to on our website then do not hesitate to get in touch with our events manager.

Read All Wedding FAQs

"It was great to have our family dogs being able to attend our wedding ceremony. It meant everything to us"

"I wanted a venue with lots of character and an informal feeling. Middleport Pottery delivers just that"