The Embankment has been awarded a licence to host civil marriage ceremonies joining other non-religious establishments in the city including the Council House, the Albert Hall and East Midlands Conference Centre. It becomes Nottingham’s only pub currently licensed to formalise marriages and civil partnerships.
Events manager, Debbie Walker, says the licence has come after a series of detailed inspections and assessments. “I’m delighted we’ve been granted the licence as we can now offer a complete package from the ceremony to the celebratory party, which can go on until the early hours in this unique and timeless venue. It’s perfect for that very special day.
“As our first full wedding approached, we had numerous enquiries from couples looking to make their special day a truly memorable occasion. Whether their dream is of a traditional white wedding, an informal affair, or a vintage occasion, I believe The Embankment is the perfect place. We can offer first class service, a beautiful historic setting in what was the Boots’ Social Club with its original features including leaded stained glass windows, curved arch ceilings and crystal chandeliers. The menu offers choice and style using fresh and locally sourced produce,” she says.
First to marry at The Embankment is Old Basford couple Carolyn Morris and Jez Sullivan. Carolyn’s dress is one she designed and created herself. “I’ve also made the bridesmaid’s dress for my daughter, Cherry-Gulalah, and the tiaras, the wedding cake and brooch bouquets,” she said.
The Embankment has two ceremony rooms; the intimate and traditional oak-panelled Jesse Boot room, once the entrepreneur’s private office, which can seat up to 48 guests. The Lord Trent Room, the early 1900s ballroom, offers the happy couple in excess of 90 guests, with double-height ceilings, carved arches and a central dance floor. The wedding suites are in private areas complete with their own bar, toilets and kitchen.
Debbie says; “Congratulations to our first couple, Carolyn and Jez, with our good wishes for a long and happy life together.”