FAQs for wedding venue hire
Browse through the answers to some questions we're commonly asked when people hire our venues for weddings.
Can we have a band or DJ in the Mediterranean Biome?
Yes of course. We have a list of highly recommended DJ’s and Bands for you to choose from.
Can we bring flowers?
We're afraid not, due to the possibility of plant contamination. We have a fabulous florist that can source flowers locally and create fantastic displays and bouquets.
Can we bring our own wine/Champagne?
Yes you can. We charge corkage of £8 for a 75cl bottle of wine and £9 for a 75cl bottle of sparkling wine/Champagne.
Can the guests come to Eden before my wedding?
Yes, we give your guests complimentary return passes for the following day, which could double up as your favours.
Do our guests have to go through the cafe in between the Biomes to get to our wedding?
No, we create a new entrance for them through our beautiful rose arch.
Will the bride and groom see each other before the wedding?
Not necessarily. If you prefer, we can ensure that you do not see each other before the wedding.
Can our guests leave their cars at Eden overnight?
Yes, but we do not accept any responsibility for any damage or theft. People are also not able to sleep in their cars.
What time is the bar open until?
Our license is until 12.30am.
How do we get back to the car park at the end of the night?
We supply a complimentary minibus service to ensure all of your guests get to their cars or taxis safely. The minibus can also take guests staying at the YHA snoozeboxes back to their accommodation.
Is site entry included for our wedding guests?
Yes, this is included.
Can we have confetti?
Unfortunatley confetti is not allowed in the Biomes. However, you're welcome to use bubbles or real flower petals from our flower fairies as an alternative.
Can we provide our own catering?
Sorry but we do not allow this. We have a brilliant in-house team of chefs who can work with you to create a menu you are happy with. This includes catering for children and a variety of diets.
Can we have fireworks?
This is possible but an Eden preferred supplier must be used.
Can we have sky lanterns?
Sorry we don't allow lanterns in case they crash into the Biomes!
If we have our reception in the Gallery can we go to the Biomes and have pictures taken?
Yes as long as there is not another event taking place in either Biome. It would also only be possible for the bride and groom and immediate wedding party to go to the Biomes for pictures.
Can guests stay the night at Eden?
Yes, the YHA Eden Project hostel has a number of cabins available to book. Find out more here.
Are drones permitted?
Yes, drones are allowed outside of the Biomes, providing that we are notified in advance to ensure the correct paperwork is completed. The person flying the drone must be fully licenced and insured.
Can we bring our dog to our wedding?
Yes, we allow one well-behaved dog to attend your wedding ceremony and drink reception. After this time we ask that the dog is taken home.