The Ceremony

Civil Ceremonies at the Sweeney

Two of our reception rooms at The Sweeney are licensed as wedding venues (The Netherton and The Conference Room) allowing you to choose which room suits your needs depending upon the number of guests you have invited to your wedding.

We only hold one wedding ceremony per day at The Sweeney, this means you will have our undivided attention to ensure your day is as perfect as you planned.

A civil ceremony can be personalised to you, having a friend or family member read a poem, your chosen music in the form of CD or a musician such as a harpist, all adding to the enjoyment of your special day. Our team has lots of experience planning civil ceremonies and will be happy to provide guidance on what works well for such occasions.


Registrar Office Information

Once you have decided to have your Civil Wedding Ceremony here at The Sweeney you will then need to contact the Superintendent Registrars office, Shropshire Council, Shrewsbury to book their services to carry out your wedding Ceremony. Tel: 0845 678 9016

There are certain legalities involved in booking a civil ceremony and these will be discussed and confirmed by the Registrars’ office when making your booking with them.


Local Churches near The Sweeney

The Sweeney is close to a number of churches in Oswestry, and the wider area of Shropshire.

The Parish Church of Saint Philip and Saint James Morton is very close, and other churches just a few miles away include St Oswald King and Martyr, Church Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2SY and Holy Trinity Parish Church, Roft Street, Oswestry, SY11 2ES.

We know booking a venue and Registrar are just the beginning of the wedding planning process, so once you’ve arranged the formalities, let’s start planning the fun – get in touch with our team today!


Exclusive Wedding Venue

When planning your wedding day, choosing who you spend your special day with can take some time, and you may wish to make the day completely exclusive to you – this can be achieved by having an exclusive wedding venue.

If you are looking for an exclusive use venue in Shropshire – where only you and your guests are around on the special day, The Sweeney, a country house hotel in Oswestry can be yours and yours alone for the day – allowing you to truly relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings that we offer.


Planning Your Day

Exclusive use provides the Bride and Groom with the freedom to plan your day as you please with no distractions – something our team are more than happy to help with.

As you have the whole venue – we’re happy to work with you to create the ultimate wedding day from the preparations ahead of the ceremony, through to the last dance. If you have special requests – please ask our team, we’re here to help make your day perfect for you.


Hotel Accommodation

Couples who choose to have exclusive use of The Sweeney will be able to enjoy the complete use of the hotel public spaces (indoor and out). This includes the 12 luxury hotel rooms and private cottage in addition to the spacious surrounding grounds, for guests to rest and relax in.


Exclusive Use Packages

If you would like exclusive use of The Sweeney, we only ask that you meet the conditions below:

  • All rooms must be reserved at current rates (bridal suite is complimentary)
  • Minimum guest numbers apply (50 adults – wedding reception, 100 – evening reception)
  • Current reception costs for food and drink packages apply
  • Current exclusive use charges apply

If you would like to know more about our exclusive use venue in Shropshire, we’d love to hear from you today – please get in touch with our team for a tour, to discuss availability or information on our current packages.