FAQs before booking

If you are considering booking or in the early stages of your enquiry you will find lots of information in this FAQ page.
If anything is not covered here, do not hesitate to hit the contact page.

Please go to the contact page and fill in the “arrange a viewing” section. Our team will contact you promptly.

Check the availability page at the bottom footer of each web page.

Most of our bookings are 18 to 24 months in advance, this is worth bearing in mind as we do limit the number of weddings on site in any year. With exclusive use weddings, once the date is gone it is gone.  Therefore booking sooner rather than later is advisable, in particular if your wedding dates are specific and cannot be changed.  If your wedding is soon, please contact us to see if we have a late availability or a cancellation.  We may be able to offer a last minute discount if you book one month before your date (if the date is available of course).
We are umable to book dates more than 24 months in the future.

Please allow a good hour and half for our first meeting. We try to cover everything is great detail so that we have a good understanding of your requirement for your big day. From your ideas on food, entertainment, style, set up etc..  We will show you all our facilities such as the Barn, parking areas, fields, accommodation, Glamping, Ceremony areas and go through our prices, options etc..

Yes it is possible if you book for a date more than 6 months away.
 A booking deposit will be required when you book, they we can offer you a two stage payment if required.
This will be discussed at our meeting.

No we are not. You will need to have the “legal bit” done before hand at  Church or at a registry office.  Most of our couples choose to use the services of a Celebrant and do their vows, readings or similar on our grounds.  We will review this in 2022 as applying for the license is costly and very few of our couples have requested this, and involves a lot of red tape!

No, never  !
You have full exclusive use of the site during your stay. Unlike hotels who will have other guests, gym members, or even perhaps another wedding onsite on the day. The only people here will be your guests and our small team.

We are mainly restricted by the number of car parking spaces.  A festival wedding can have up to 120 guests, In the barn we have a maximum capacity of 100 guests for your reception.   We also do offer excellent value for small weekday weddings, and Elopement weddings too.

Absolutely yes !  We offer very keen prices for small intimate midweek weddings. We also do Elopement weddings at certain times of the year.  Please discuss this with us.  We have fantastic price options for small intimate weddings up to 25 ~ 40 guests.

Yes, the happy couple will have access to the cottage, and your guests can stay in our Galmpig PODS or Bell tents depending on your booking.
To see what is included pease go to the “Prices” page
There is also a good choice of additional local B&B and Hotels accommodation in the area too.

Yes, a hardstanding parking area next to the barn for 22-24 cars. Space is limited organising car sharing, or mini buses is a good idea. We have an overflow parking too in a field if it is dry and by prior arrangement for another 14-16 cars maximum. If you are booking the field for a festival wedding, the wedding field itself is a car free zone, so you are not going to see a bunch of cars in the background of your pictures.

Everything is accessible, we have a dissabled toilet and baby change unit
Bare in mind a lot of the patch an parking areas are all gravelled.

Yes,  you have the option to also contract a marquee or tipi supplier at your cost if you wish to erect an outdoor structure.
this is a great plus if you wish to have a ceremony under cover, or a chill out area etc..
We have good contacts for suppliers.

 You chose your own caterer. This way you can have exactly what you want to your taste, style and budget.
We can put you in touch with various suppliers. This will be explained when you visit, and if you book you will have lots of info.
You can also see our Food & Drinks page on our website.

The horse box trailer bar will be supplied for you when you book for a wedding over 40 guests.

Absolutely, enjoy your own style of music, DJ, or entertainment.
Amplified music can only be inside the Barn, we opperate a 90dB sound limitter.
Acoustic non amplified music can be in tipis or marquees.

Midnight is the maximum time for music and the bar will stop serving at 11:00. This cannot be extended.

Sure you can! We have a superb indian ceremonial fire pit near the Barn, and an additional pit by the brook.

Yes you can if you supply your own. They can be placed outside in the wedding field (away form the timber building and structures)
Bales will not be permitted indoors for fire safety reasons.
Bales can split and be very messy, we would require you to take them away post event and clean up all debris.
If additional cleaning is required, we may charge for the time and service.

We do have some bunting that is included with festival weddings.
Our wedding coordinator is also able to supply props and decor at an extra cost.
You are welcome to use any of your own decorations as long as they are non-damaging to our surfaces.

We do not permit plastic confetti,  Biodegradable confetti is fine.

No, Fireworks will frighten nearby farm animals, and Chinese lanterns are a high fire risk when they land.
An LED light display in the trees by the brook is a fantastic alternative.

Yes, only by prior arrangement we have a designated area on another field.

No not onsite, however there is well equipped park for young children in the village.
The kids will love our brook, supplying wellies and a fishing net will go a long way entertaining the little ones.

The village park is only 3 minutes walk. It may be a good idea to consider setting up a small gazebo on the grass with soft play items for younger children.  Again this is totally customisable.

We have a sound system inside the Barn, Your DJ or Band may let you use their microphone

We are restricted to 90db sound output. Music is permitted until midnight not exceeding 90db output inside the Barn only.
We are unable to have loud bands or any amplified sound systems outdoors.

All music has to stop at midnight, we cannot offer any extensions to this.

 Loud music will only end up dispersing people into smaller groups around the field, older people will leave early,
young children will become restless and want to go to bed.
Loud music will also kill conversations, after all weddings are about getting together.

90db is plenty enough to enjoy your first dance and party!

BARN WEDDING BOOKINGS:
We will lock the barn doors at midnight, and lock all access gates and parking at midnight.
We will also take down your decorations and props for you the next morning, ready to collect at the end of your hire period with us.

FESTIVAL WEDDINGS:  A refuse bin will be provided for you to use, we would expect the field to be handed back to us after your rental as found.
If we have to clean and dispose of litter we would charge a fee for this extra service.

We would have to pre-approve them and check for safety. Please discuss this with us in advance.

Only registered guide dogs are allowed in our barn and field.

Dogs are not permitted in any of our accommodations, field or Barn.
Your guests will need to be made aware of this.