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Winter Weddings at The Chimney House - 1st December - 28th February 2023Posted 14th June, 8088
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!
Wedding Reception Hire Only - 2022/2023
Wedding Hire of The Chimney House for your reception on any Saturday in 2022/23 is £800 plus VAT for four hours. Weekday hire for your reception in 2022/23 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
Wedding Reception Hire Only - 2024
Wedding Hire of The Chimney House for your reception on any Saturday in 2024 is £1000 plus VAT for four hours. Weekday hire for your reception in 2024 is £800 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
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.
Wedding Ceremony - Hire Only - 2024
The Chimney House is licensed for Marriages and Civil Partnerships for up to 50 guests. The ceremony hire is for two hours and is £800 plus VAT on a weekday and £1000 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...
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.
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
Option 1: The Sharing Table - £46 per person (excluding vat) - £55.50 (including vat)
ON THE TABLE
Mowbray-made rosemary & sea salt focaccia (v, g)
Add snacks! See below…
THE MAIN EVENT
Yorkshire Pork Belly & roasted apples - with fennel seeds & lemon
For our vegetarian & vegan guests: Grilled & roasted celeriac with roasted apples (v, ve)
SIDES TO SHARE
Lyonnaise potatoes - with braised onions & thyme (v)
Roasted british cabbage with hazelnut & parsley dressing (v, ve contains nuts)
Beetroot, pickled fennel & chicory/radicchio (dependant on availability) (v, ve)
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 some extra treats to The Sharing Table with some extra snacks to start!
In addition to our house made Focaccia
Olives marinated with lemon & rosemary (v, ve)
Braised butter beans with white wine, garlic, rosemary & olive oil (v)
The snacks will be served first, and will remain on the table as your main course is served.
Option 2: House Feast: £49 per person (excluding vat) - £59 (including VAT)
BREAD & DIPS TO START
Mowbray-made grilled flatbreads (v, ve, g)
Fried & chilli marinated paneer with roasted tomato bharta (v)
Black daal with lime pickled onions & coriander (v)
Beetroot raita with toasted cumin (v)
These dishes will start your meal, and will remain on the table as the main is served!
THE MAIN EVENT
Pepper fry lamb ribs: Slowly cooked lamb ribs in a peppery sauce with garlic, ginger and our home made spice masala
Mowbray chicken chaap; British chicken cooked with yoghurt, caramelised onions, fragrant garam masala & almonds (contains nuts)
For our vegetarian & vegan guests: Potato & tofu/paneer dumplings with chaap sauce (v)
SIDES TO SHARE
Chana Chaat salad: chickpeas & grains tossed with sesame, tomato, pomegranate & raisins with a coriander & lime dressing (v, ve, g)
Spiced cauliflower & potato with greens (v, ve)
A seasonal side using the best of the season: such as British squash with curry leaves, or runner beans with mustard seeds & ginger
Choose one dessert for your guests to share from the list below
Option 3: A Winter Laden Table: £59 per person (excluding vat) £71 (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!
This is our signature menu, showcasing British produce, and some of our house made favourites, such as the salmon which is lovingly cured, and smoked over oak. The starters are a generous spread of colour & flavour, with a wonderful piece of beef for the main course - an absolute treat for your guests!
Mowbray-made bread (v, ve, g)
Ogleshield & Keen’s cheddar cream cheese with caramelised onion jam (v)
Hot smoked salmon, lemon & chive creme fraiche with pickled fennel & capers
Beetroot, confit shallot, parsley & hazelnut dressing with watercress (v, ve, contains nuts)
THE MAIN EVENT
Aged beef sirloin from the Yorkshire Dales, roasted & served medium rare.
Shallot & tarragon sauce (g)
Our vegetarian and vegan guests will be served an indulgent wild mushroom wellington (v, g)
SIDES TO SHARE
Grilled chicory or radicchio with parsnips & orange dressing (v, ve)
Roast cabbage with chestnut butter (v)
Luxurious cauliflower cheese (v, g)
Roast potatoes with thyme & garlic (v, ve)
Choose twodesserts for your guests to share from the list below
(v)=vegetarian (ve)=vegan (g)=contains gluten
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!
Our pavlovas are legendary, and for the chillier months we've come up with some gorgeous pavs. Served whole for your guests to share with their table.
The Mowbray Winter PAV: a classic meringue topped with mascarpone cream, roast winter fruits & berries (v)
Brown sugar meringue with caramelised apples, mascarpone cream & caramel sauce (v)
Basque cheesecake; a crustless baked cheesecake with a caramelised top. With roasted plums (v)
Plum & blackberry frangipane tart with clotted cream (v, g, contains nuts)
Chocolate & almond torte with creme fraiche & boozy cherries (v, contains nuts)
Passionfruit curd tart with vanilla cream (v, g)
Spiced pumpkin pie, with yoghurt cream & poached blackberries (v, g)
(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.
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 plus VAT - £9.60 inc VAT. We’ll serve your cheese course with biscuits.
Creamy Yorkshire Blue with toasted walnuts & wildflower honey
About this cheese: A mild & creamy blue cheese, made from Yorkshire Cow’s Milk by the girls at Shepherd’s Purse in North Yorkshire.
Tunworth & slow-roasted quince (when available)
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. Slow roasted quince is wonderfully sweet & floral.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.