Happy ever after at Red House

WEDDING BELLS Marriages can be celebrated at Red House Museum from June. Picture courtesy of Peter Boyd Photography. www.pbphoto.co.uk.
WEDDING BELLS Marriages can be celebrated at Red House Museum from June. Picture courtesy of Peter Boyd Photography. www.pbphoto.co.uk.

Couples will soon be able to spend the happiest day of their lives at one of Spen’s most treasured buildings.

Red House Museum has been licensed for wedding ceremonies – and the first is already booked for June. The historic house in Oxford Road, Gomersal – best known for its connections to the Brontë family – was saved from closure last year after a Guardian campaign and huge public outcry.

Now it is hoped the introduction of weddings will help the museum to thrive.

Gordon North, from Spen Valley Civic Society, said: “We are very pleased. It appears business development, fundraising and ways of making it pay are being laid out so the long-term future of Red House is secure.”

Museums officer Eric Brown said: “Weddings have been so successful at Oakwell Hall. It will be smaller in terms of capacity but still give a wonderful experience of getting married in a period venue.”

Ceremonies will take place in the parlour or hall, with the bride making her entrance by a staircase.