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.