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Whether you’re planning a party, wedding reception, business function or any other type of occasion, why not consider something a little different?

Here at the BWR, we pride ourselves in offering the unexpected. We love the unusual, the exciting, and those who dare to be different!

Have you ever spent a pleasant summer’s evening sipping on cider, while an excellent jazz band compliment the rhythmic hissing and chugging of a steam locomotive? Or tasted delicious food, expertly cooked inside a filing cabinet on a railway platform? Well, we have! The unusual moments in life are the ones we remember most vividly, and that’s why a private event at the Bodmin & Wenford Railway will really give your guests something to write home about!


The possibilities are endless

With various options for spaces, catering and activities to suit the style and tone of event, you’ll find the Bodmin & Wenford Railway is the perfect venue for any occasion.

On a steam train

Hire out your own steam train for the journey of a lifetime! Treat your party to a daytime trip with afternoon tea and bubbly, or an extra special evening trip with a first-class meal inside our luxury dining coach. Add some onboard entertainment for that touch of glamour, and you’ve got an event your guests will want to shout about!

You could book private hire of one of our timetabled service trains, or even your very own private train.

Inside one of our vintage Carriages

Ornate interiors, Bakelite, polished wood, the velvety embrace of the seats… Give your gathering the wow factor inside one of our vintage carriages, the perfect all-weather venue for smaller parties. Why not pair our carriages up with entertainment on the platform to suit a larger group? We’ve held everything from film screenings to workshops to cocktail creation masterclasses in these compartments – so the sky’s your limit when coming up with a plan!

On the station Platform

As well as our trains and vintage carriages, the station platform at Bodmin General serves as the perfect alternative venue for all kinds of events.

Imagine the atmosphere; hanging baskets and bunting, the sound of live music mingling with the hiss of a heritage steam engine as the evocative smells of an engine burning coal drift across the 1950’s platform. The Station platform is the perfect venue for a daytime or evening event, from a laid back get-together with your nearest and dearest to a jazzy Great Gatsby affair with cocktails, canapes and sequins in the station! Whatever shape your event may take, our station platform is a very special venue and is sure to set the scene.

The perfect event for your occasion

Whatever your ambition or budget, we can accommodate – after all, we’ve seen everything from steampunks and Victoriana, to impromptu ukulele playing and First World War singalongs!

From simple and classic to simply outrageous, we can tailor make the perfect event for your occasion.

Just get in touch with us to discuss your ideas.