How it Works & FAQs
We hold one event per week, the on Saturday. This is due to the time it takes to prepare and clean up the barn. You’ll will be hiring the barn from the Monday evening before your event, you will have the week to decorate etc. The following Monday afternoon the barn will need to be clear of your decorations. We come in early on the Sunday morning to clear away any waste and recycling, the decorations etc will be cleared away by the hirer.
The barn comfortably holds up to 170 for a sit-down meal and up to 200 for a more festival feel.
We are reception only; we do not hold ceremonies here. We are happy for people to have unofficial ceremonies. They can be held in the fields or small croft outside the barn if the weather is accommodating or in the barn.
What you get
We a have resident bar called Raise The Bar. They supply weddings, events and businesses with a versatile range of services. They’re a team of specialists in the wine trade, event industries and are also qualified trainers in food safety and wine education. They pride themselves on friendly professionalism, first-class customer service, in-depth product knowledge & great value. You can get in contact with them at www.raisethebarevents.co.uk We do not allow any other bars.
We will put up your ceiling decorations with our machine, clean-up of the waste in the barn and surrounding area but preparing the barn and cleaning up is mainly down to the hirer. The nature of farm work means we are often busy with animals etc and we have a young family. There is always someone onsite to help if needed. We a few decorations, we have made and collected over the years, which you’re welcome to use at no extra charge. We can build all sorts from straw bales such as a stage, bar, seating areas or even a bowling alley.
The barn is powered; generators are not necessary. The barn has plenty of water supplies. The barn also has lighting, but some people like to hire disco lights or fairy lights. We have festoon lighting and drapes up on the ceiling up all year round.
If you choose to take our tractor driven entrance. We pick up you from the main gates of the farm on a tractor with a trailer. The trailer has straw bales for you to sit or lean on. Our drive is half a mile which leads up to the barn where all your guests will be waiting for you. This is completely optional/weather permitting and included in the price. Please let us know what time to pick you up. Please also note we must park your guests and get them in the barn before we can pick you up on the tractor.
Our bar shuts at 12.am, the music must be turned down at 11pm and off by 12am. Bands and DJ’s must keep sound levels at our recommended level. Our neighbours may seem far away, but they still hear loud music. Please respect that.
Glass bottles and glasses aren’t allowed. We allow toast glasses, but they will be collected up straight after the toasts are made. We know plastic cups aren’t as nice, we find bottles and glasses in our fields. This is a danger to cattle, cars, small children and tractors. We also re use the straw bales after the wedding season as bedding for the cattle (they eat it too). It’s not worth the risk. We are happy for people to used jam jars etc are decorations but please make you aware of any breakages.
Parking is on the field next to wedding barn. It is advised to tell your guest to leave some wellies in their cars because they will be parking in a field. In wet weather it can get muddy.
Camping, camper vans, yurts and igloos are all welcome on site for guests, if they want to stay the night. They can pitch up the day before but must be gone the day after. Strictly NO GLASS in the camping field.
What you need
The hiring of suppliers is down to the hirer, we have recommended suppliers and you are free to use them or your own. You can download a copy of our recommended suppliers from our website. This is our basic list of what you need to hire: – Toilets, caterers and entertainment.
The barn is sheltered and waterproof, but some people like to hire heaters. This is fine but please let us know what kind you are planning on hiring, as they need to comply with our safety regulations. If you’re hiring an electric heater, you must make sure your caterers don’t use power, there’s only so much power we can provide. If they do, please hire gas heaters. Please ensure heaters are turned off at the end of you event. Please contact us about heaters.
Your decorations can be whatever you like, from rustic to Disney! We don’t mind.
We ask you to remember this is a D.I.Y FARM venue, there will be a bit of muck, mud, animals and machinery around.
Extension cables are a must, we have a few but they keep going walkabout after weddings. Please provide your own.
All the basic measurements for the barn can be found on the website.
Please read our terms and conditions before getting in touch.