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Weddings at The Chimney House June - September 2022

Posted 21st April, 5002

The Home of Feasting & Romance

Perched on the historic waterways of Kelham Island Sheffield, The Chimney House is the location for joyous feasting celebrations of friends and family togetherness for up to 50 guests.

We are delighted to awarded in the prestigious UK Wedding Awards for ‘Best City Wedding Venue’ in the 2019 and in 2020 for The Best Historic Wedding Venue in the UK for 2020. 

The Chimney House is also licensed for Marriages and Civil Partnerships for up to 50 guests. Book your ceremony at The Chimney House and choose between The Chimney House or our sister venue The Mowbray for your wedding reception for a perfect day curated just for you with effortless style and ease.

Fall in love with a Chimney House wedding. The flicker of candlelight, the bubbles of champers, we plan, arrange, style and host fabulous parties with a difference; perfect dining experiences and the most glorious celebrations imaginable!

We are worldwide famous for our love of feasting - perfectly social, exceptionally delicious and always abundant! Get caught up in our joy and revel in the delight of having your event planned to perfection. We will host your guests in the ambiently beautiful surrounds of our historic building amongst antiquities and curiosities.

A Note on our Menus

All of our menus are prepared in-house by our amazing chef team! Everything is baked and made fresh from our bread, cakes, cookies and desserts and we pickle, cure, roast and toast the finest ingredients from Sheffield and Yorkshire. 

We work 100% seasonally so sometimes we will need to swop ingredients out for what is best and fresh - we’ll let you know if we need to tweak your chosen menu ahead of your event. We can cater for all dietary requirements - just let us know and we’ll make it happen! If you’d rather discuss a bespoke menu tailored to your event theme and guests - then we’d love to discuss that with you! 

We love to use as much inspiration from The Chimney House and our sister venue The Mowbray as we can - so you’ll often see ingredients from our garden featuring in our menus!

Let's Celebrate!

Wedding Reception Hire Only - 2022/2023

Wedding Hire of The Chimney House for your reception on any Saturday in 2022 is £800 plus VAT  for four hours. Weekday hire for your reception in 2022 is £600 plus VAT for four hours. Your menu choice is an additional price per head and extra hours over four hours is charged at £150 plus VAT per hour. Menu prices subject to change in 2022. 

Wedding Ceremony - Hire Only - 2022/2023
The Chimney House is licensed for Marriages and Civil Partnerships for up to 50 guests. The ceremony hire is for two hours and is £600 plus VAT on a weekday and £800 plus VAT on any Saturday.  

Remember - you need to book your own registrar once you have confirmed a time with us! Book a Registrar HERE

Let us Look After Your Day and Night

We’d love to look after every detail for your day and evening between our two venues The Chimney House & The Mowbray...

Option One
Book your Wedding Ceremony and Wedding Feast at The Chimney House for 50 guests and Party at The Mowbray for up to 250 guests. Price on request. 

Option Two
Book your Wedding Ceremony at The Chimney House for 50 guests and head around the corner for a magnificent Wedding Feast at The Mowbray for 50 plus guests. Feel free to invite additional guests to The Feast (up to 150 if you like) and to your evening Party celebrations up to 250 guests.

The Chimney House Wedding Cake 

Each Chimney House Wedding Cake is magical. Freshly made 'on the day' in The Mowbray’s Kitchen it is a light as a dream ‘special recipe’ Victoria with layers of buttercream, delicious jam and indulgently divine. Our wedding cake is elegantly luxurious with a real Sheffield touch! We’ll even dress your cake with perfectly picked florals from one of our house florists for a wild gypsy hedgerow feel with cascades of romance and wanderlust. 

The Petit - a pretty stack of four perfect 8inch layers, perfect for smaller weddings
£150 - includes floral styling

The Classic - three tiers of delicious 6, 8, 10 inch Victoria with 3 layers of sponge per tier
£400 - includes floral styling

Let's Feast!

Option 1: The Sharing Table - £46 per person (excluding vat) - £55.50 (including vat)

ON THE TABLE

Mowbray-made rosemary & sea salt focaccia (v, ve, g)

THE MAIN EVENT

Churchill Farm chicken roasted with lemon, thyme & garlic 

Chermoula - parsley, coriander & Ras el Hanout mixed with oil & fresh lemon (v)

For our vegetarian & vegan guests: Grilled & roasted cauliflower with chermoula (v, ve)

SIDES TO SHARE

Tabbouleh; Israeli cous cous & freekeh with loads of fresh herbs & lemon (v, ve, g)

Roast heritage carrots with feta (v)

Romesco sauce (fire roasted peppers & almonds with garlic & lemon) with grilled vegetables (v, ve, contains nuts)

TO FINISH

Choose one dessert for your guests to share from the list below

Option 1.2: Snacks & Sharing Table: £48 per person (excluding vat) £58 (including vat)

Add extra snacks onto The Sharing Table

In addition to our house made Focaccia

Olives marinated with lemon & rosemary (v, ve)

House made hummus (ve)

The snacks will be served first, and will remain on the table as your main course is served. Choose one dessert for your guests to share from the list below.

Option 2: House Feast - £49 per person (excluding vat) £59 (including vat)

BREAD & DIPS TO START

Mowbray-made grilled flatbreads (v, ve, g)

Taramasalata; made with smoked cod’s roe (g)

Skordalia: confit garlic & potato (v, ve)

Babaganoush; smoky fire roasted aubergine (v, ve)

These dishes will start your meal, and will remain on the table as the main is served!

THE MAIN EVENT

Lamb shoulder, slowly cooked on the bone with lemon peel & toasted spices

Yoghurt & mint sauce (v)

For our vegetarian & vegan guests: Spinach & chickpea filo pie (v, ve, g)

SIDES TO SHARE

‘Cyprus’ potatoes; Sussex grown Charlotte potatoes baked with tomato, lemon & smoked paprika (v, ve)

Mowbray Greek salad; Feta, British tomatoes, cucumbers & macerated red onions tumbled with olives & oregano (v)

Little gem or cos, grilled and drizzled with garlic & parsley dressing with anchovies

TO FINISH

Choose one dessert for your guests to share from the list below

Option 3: The Laden Table: £54 per person (excluding vat) £65 (including vat)

This is our signature menu and a real ‘food lovers’ Feast. The Laden Table  showcases Local and the best of British produce. It includes some of our house made favourites and is by far our most popular menu. It is an absolute treat for your guests - and epitomises a long lazy feast that goes so well with great guests and conversation! The Laden Table is also a complete feast for all of the senses as pretty as it is taste sensational! 

The summer months are absolutely bursting with British produce - so we want to use as much of it as possible, as it comes and goes through the season. The Laden Table is our signature menu and it really showcases what our chefs do best! We’ll use the best available produce to put together the final pieces of your menu.

TO START

Mowbray-made focaccia (v, ve, g)

Best market fish - lovingly cured & smoked, gently soused or potted with herbs & creme fraiche

Sample dishes…

Potted crab on toast with pickled fennel

Smoked cod’s taramasalata with fresh radishes & smoked salt

Mackerel/sardine ‘scapece’ - East coast landed fish prepared Mediterranean style with garlic, olive oil & vinegar 

Grilled courgettes with walnut pesto (v, ve, contains nuts)

Fresh peas, beans, broad beans with lemon dressing & homemade cheese (such as goat’s curd or ricotta) (v)

THE MAIN EVENT 

30 day aged Picanha Tagliata, chargrilled and roasted whole, sliced & dressed with basil, Parmigiano Reggiano & rocket

Picanha is a fantastic piece of beef, taken from the rump. It has a delicious layer of fat which keeps the meat juicy, but can easily be cut off by guests.

For our vegetarian guests: Grilled polenta tagliata; deliciously cheesy polenta, grilled and dressed with basil & rocket (v) (Can be made without cheese if you have vegan guests)

SIDES TO SHARE

British tomatoes marinated with olive oil, sherry vinegar & tossed with rocket (v, ve)

Broccoli or asparagus with house made lardo & croutons 

Coal roasted potatoes (v, ve)

Market salad; a fresh leafy salad with radishes, kohlrabi or whatever is best! (v, ve)

TO FINISH

Choose one dessert for your guests to share from the list below

(v)=vegetarian   (ve)=vegan   (g)=contains gluten

Puddings List

We’re mighty proud of our puddings...They always offer the right touch of indulgence and occasion to any style of dining event! 

Extra puddings can be added for £5 per person (excluding vat) £6 inc VAT and we also have our fantastic cheese courses below!

Sliced to share…

Blueberry frangipane tart with creme fraiche (v, g, contains nuts)

Lemon & almond torta with white chocolate & lemon ganache and fresh raspberries (v, contains nuts)

Baked chocolate tart with creme fraiche & fresh raspberries (v, g)

Basque cheesecake; crustless baked cheesecake, with a dark, baked top. With berries (v, g)

Dark chocolate cheesecake with blackcurrants (v, g*)

Lemon tart with mascarpone & raspberries (v, g)

Served whole for the table to share…

Mowbray Tiramisu made with fresh coffee & rich mascarpone, served in a dish, to share for the table (v, g*)

Baked pain perdu; brioche baked in vanilla custard, with a caramelised caramel top, with roasted strawberries & toasted almonds (v, g, contains nuts)

Roast peaches with greek yoghurt, honey & toasted almonds (v, contains nuts)

Classic Chimney House Pav: A crispy white meringue topped with fresh whipped cream & summer berries

(v)=vegetarian    (g)= contains gluten   (*) = can be made gluten free on request

Dietaries & Allergies: Some of our desserts can be made without gluten, on request - please ask. If you have vegan guests, or those who do not eat dairy or egg, the kitchen will make them their own dessert which is similar to your choice of pudding. If you have guests attending who have a nut allergy, we would advise choosing desserts which do not contain nuts, due to the sharing style of our feasts. 

 CHEESE COURSES

Our cheese courses are a BRILLIANT choice if you need to choose a second dessert!  They can also be added to your menu for just £8pp (excluding vat) £9.60 (including vat) We’ll serve your cheese course with biscuits.

Creamy Yorkshire Blue with Toasted Walnuts & Wildflower Honey

A mild & creamy blue cheese, made from Yorkshire Cow’s Milk by the girls at Shepherd’s Purse in North Yorkshire.

Mowbray-made Ricotta with Sweet Pickled Pears

Our house-made ricotta is made from milk & cream, and hung overnight at The Mowbray to produce a deliciously creamy soft cheese. Our pears are pickled with sweet wine, thyme & star anise.

Tunworth & Roasted Grapes

Hampshire’s answer to Camembert, and don’t tell the French, but we think it’s even better. This cheese is still lovingly made by hand and offers a long lasting sweet & nutty flavour. The roasted grapes help to cut through the richness.

Artisan goat’s cheese, hard sheep’s & quince jelly

We’ll choose a stunning creamy goat’s cheese such as Dorstone, Cenarth or Golden cross and a nutty Sheep’s cheese such as Berkswell or aged Manchego- paired with sweet yet sharp and floral quince jelly. 

Artisan cheese plate & a glass of something special

Please get in touch about your bespoke cheese selection, paired with a fantastic bottle from Starmore Boss. Price £tbc - minimum order will apply.

*Please note the cheese course must be taken by the whole party

A Note On Dietary Requirements

At The Mowbray and The Chimney House we do our best to cater for any allergies or dietary requirements. In order to do this we ask that you provide full and thorough information in advance of your event.

When compiling this information please ensure your guests provide accurate information about their dietary needs. We need to know whether it is a severe allergy, a medical requirement or a preference so that we can make suitable adjustments. We may not provide a similar alternative where it is a preference, unless this can be catered for within the menu (see 'Plain Food' below). We will presume any dietary information given is correct and take it at face value.

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The Details

Menu prices subject to change
Prices are shown excluding and including VAT for your ease
VAT will be charged at the current rate

Included in the price...

Exclusive hire and bespoke styling of the whole of The Chimney House for four hours for your Wedding Feast/Reception and two hours for your Wedding Ceremony. 
Initial viewings
Pre-event chat one month before your wedding
Our ever attentive, expert team for your event
Seating plans, name cards, table decorations, guests gifts and favours. You bring them and we'll style and place them perfectly
Table styling and dressing with the House collection of candles and antiquities
Preparation and serving of reception drinks
Cloakroom service
Premium paper napkins, glass and tableware (we provide glassware for any seated event)
Filtered water on tables
Speaker system to play your tunes
Managing of onward travel plans, we’ll pre-book taxis to whizz you on to your next destination
Luxury bathroom amenities from Aesop

Wedding extras…

Additional venue hire - £150 plus VAT per hour
Cut flowers from our preferred supplier, antique holders and arranging - from £60
Tea and coffee - £2.50 per person

Bar Service at The Chimney House

We’ve carefully curated a delicious wine and beer line up that matches our menus and makes life super easy for you. Simply pre-order with us when you confirm your final numbers and we’ll make sure that your wine and beer is served up perfectly for you to enjoy. We also have a selection of soft drinks that start from £2.50. 

Check out our 'preorder' wine packages, punch bowls and cocktails

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The Good to Knows

The menus above are sample menus - your exact menu choices will be dependent on date
Menus can be served seated for up to 50
Any of our menus can be served at a time to suit your big day
Menus and prices will change seasonally and are valid for 6 months from your first quote
Use of our speaker system for your tunes, plug and play from your iPad, laptop or phone (we have a noise restriction after 10.30pm due to our residential area)
We don’t have facilities for a DJ, or space for a band, we can’t move tables mid-event
We close at 11pm and ask that you respect our residential neighbours and leave The Chimney House quietly
We can cater to all dietary requirements
Allergen information is available for all menus
Guest numbers and dietary requirements are confirmed 7 days before your event
We prefer BACS payments. 

We take the venue hire fee as a non-refundable deposit to secure your date - your deposit payment confirms your understanding and acceptance of our terms and conditions HERE

The Mowbray

Looking For a Bigger Space? Use our sister venue The Mowbray - just around the corner - a 10 minute stroll - in Neepsend. 

Luxuriously complete - The Mowbray team are experts in making it all happen for larger wedding parties between 40 and 250 guests. We look after everything from venue styling, table settings, floral abundance, food and consultations, bespoke cocktails and carefully curated champagne, wines and beers to create weddings and parties with soul. 

Our ethos for over a decade at The Chimney House has been 'let us look after you' and this forms the foundation of The Mowbray. We encourage you to luxuriate in the knowledge that time and style are on your side and we will attend to the smallest of details with creativity, flair and an understanding of simple beauty, elegance and a sprinkle of glamour. 

A few comments from some of our recent couples, and more testimonials HERE

“Thank you to Lucy and the team at the Chimney House and The Mowbray, from start to finish they were simply wonderful to work with and made planning a wedding from the opposite side of the world so much easier. The venues themselves are absolutely stunning and the perfect backdrop for the best day of your life.
Every mouthful of food, from the fist canape right through to our booze busters at 9pm was scrumptious, I wish I could eat it all again. The only thing that would have made our day even better, is if we could stop time and do it all over again.”

Nicola & Philip

“Having our wedding celebrations at The Chimney House was quite literally the best decision we've ever made.”

Lorna & John.

“We had always wanted a small ceremony and The Chimney House was perfect for this. Since the very beginning of our journey the whole team were incredible, offering us advice and support throughout. We had absolute confidence in the guys and they did not disappoint on the day.
All of our guests have commented on what a beautiful, intimate ceremony and meal it was and we feel truly honoured to have been hosted by The Chimney House. There is not a single thing that we would change about the day, which is surely the way it should be?! We will forever remember our day and still do not have words to describe our thanks to The Chimney House.” 

Heather & Gav

We’d love to help you with the smallest of details to make your wedding amazing! 

All best wishes,

The Chimney House Team 

Make an Enquiry

We are very happy to arrange viewings, to talk about prices and offering to suit your event. Please fill out the form below or call us on The Chimney House Hotline on 0114 276 7885.

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