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Get in touch to discuss the options for your private event!

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 Railway will really give your guests something to remember.


The possibilities are endless

With various options for spaces, catering and activities to suit the style and tone of event, let Bodmin Railway craft you a niche and personal event for whatever your occasion.

On a steam 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.

A One-of-a-kind Venue

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 chic 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.