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).

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 and go through our prices, options etc..

Yes it is possible.  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.  Over the next couple of years we will assess demand and in 2020 we will make a decision as to apply for a licence. This is costly 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 simple intimate weddings up to 25 or 50 guests.

Yes, the happy couple will have access to the cottage, and your guests can book our pods, yurts, guest room or even camp overnight on our fabulous campsite. You can find all info on our website.
There is 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 easily accessible, and the cottage is also suitable for persons with limited mobility. If trailer loos are used, some disabled guests may need assistance up the steps. 

Yes,  you have the option to also contract a marquee or tipi supplier if you wish to erect an outdoor structure.
Likewise you can also hire the barn if you have an outdoor marquee wedding. There is a small extra cost for the use of the field.

Everything is customisable. You chose your own caterer or mobile bar for a bespoke wedding. 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.

Absolutely, everything is bespoke, you select your own style of music, DJ, or entertainment.

Midnight is the maximum time for music during weekends and bars must stop serving at 11:30. This cannot be extended.

Sure you can! We have a superb large fire pit by the brook, and a number of smaller pits onsite.

Yes you can , optionally  we can supply, setup and tidy away straw bales for outdoor use only and on dry days or inside a marquee. We do not allow straw bales in the barn for fire safety reasons.

We do have some bunting that can be hired out to you for a small extra, 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.
A 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.

No, you would have to hire something in or arrange with your DJ.

We are restricted to 90db sound output. Music is permitted until midnight not exceeding 90db output. We are unable to have loud bands or big sound systems on our field or barn. All music has to stop at midnight. All of our gates are locked at midnight. Non staying guests need to be made aware of this.  Loud music will only end up dispersing people into smaller groups around the field, older people will leave early, young children will 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 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, ready to collect at the end of your hire period with us.

FIELD 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.
Your guests will need to be made aware of this.