Hiring a field
Hiring the Haybarn grounds for an event or wedding
The Haybarn is a fully setup outdoor space ideal for outdoor events & festival weddings, also private camping and glamping. Tipi weddings are held on the wedding field with is a well drained, prepared, manicured green ready to use (photo above). Our wedding field includes all the services needed with ample connection points to electricity, drinking water taps, toilets, showers and washing up areas for your glamping & camping guests. The set up makes it possible for your caterers to set up as it is easily accessible from the road. The field has a gated entrance, is completely enclosed, and has several hard standing spaces for suppliers to load and unload etc..
The picture above shows our festival wedding field empty with the views of the hills.
Consider this when you hire a random field
You can try hiring a farmers field for your outdoor tipi wedding or event, this will require a lot more leg work and research.
Here are some very good points to consider:
Farmers fields will very rarely have any of the aforementioned facilities. Farmers do use their fields all year around for cropping, or for grazing animals. Farmers will need 6-12 months notice to prepare a field if this at all possible as a farmer’s crop will very likely be more valuable than the fees he may charge for a wedding.
Farmers fields will likely have a lot of weeds, or thistles.
If the field is used for grazing, the surface is going to be uneven, with mole hills, cattle ground damage, rabbit holes etc.. If Livestock is present there will be a lot droppings with take considerable time to break down.
Check if the field is drained well, flat, or it it even accessible for your suppliers?
Definitely get the marquee or Tipi supplier to check if they are be able to access and set up in the field ? Will it be flat enough ? Can they get their trucks in without churning up the ground, or getting stuck ? Whill the toilet supplier be able to access? Where will your guests park ? etc..
You will need to rent a big enough generator costing over £500 for a week end. This will be noisy, and pumping out diesel exhaust fumes the entire time. Will you need to arrange for water for your guests ? Trailer loos coast in excess of £550 for an event.
Toilets + Generators will alone cost you well over £1100.
It is easy to see how the Haybarn venue offers such good value and with everything you need included, it is a no brainer !