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Terms & Conditions

  • A deposit of £200 paid within two weeks of viewing the venue will secure your date. This can be paid via bank transfer, PayPal or cash. You will receive a booking confirmation letter as a receipt of payment.
  • The deposit is non-refundable after 3 months from confirmation of booking.
  • Until we receive the deposit your booking is deemed as provisional and we reserve the right to sell the date after the two-week period is over.
  • The total balance of your event will be due six weeks before the date of your event. This can be paid by bank transfer, cash or PayPal.
  • We reserve the right to cancel your booking in the event of any damage or destruction of the Venue by Fire or any other cause beyond our control, which would prevent us from fulfilling our obligation in connection with your booking. If this unfortunate situation was to occur all deposits and down payments will be returned. Thornsett Fields Farm will not be responsible for any consequential or third party loses.
  • If damage occurs to Owner’s property or to any fixtures or fittings (to include the farmhouse, the barn, machinery, livestock, gardens and surrounding area) the client will be responsible for reimbursement in full. The Owner will obtain three quotations for any remedial work, and by agreement with the client, accept the quotation that will most closely restore the item to its original condition.
  • Your guests are your responsibility, please ensure they arrange accommodation or taxis. No one can sleep in the barn. If found, they will be asked to leave.
  • You and all members of your party are always requested to conduct yourselves appropriately, during your event and to comply with our procedures and reasonable requests.
  • We reserve the right, without liability, to exclude or eject, as we think fit and reasonable, any persons from the premises whom we consider intoxicated, a danger to themselves or others, causing damage or distress. Without notice if we consider this provision to have been breached.
  • Badged security guards maybe be hired by us, depending on your number of guests. We will tell you if this is the case.
  • Access to the farm’s other buildings, yards and fields will be restricted. If guests want to see any of the cute calves, lambs or watch milking, then please seek permission from the owners and we will be happy to show people round.
  • The property is a working farm and has potential risk. There is a pond below the barn, which could be dangerous. You will be made familiar with the hazards when you view the venue and it will be your responsibility to highlight the hazards to your guests. All children are the responsibility of their parents; please always watch them! Unsupervised children will be put to work, we have plenty of mucking to do!
  • The use of confetti is permitted, only if confetti is biodegradable and eco-friendly. It is the Hirer’s responsibility to inform guests of these conditions.
  • No Chinese lanterns are permitted at the venue
  • All internal areas are non-smoking areas. Smokers must dispose of butts in the flowerpot ash trays provided. Anyone found smoking in the barn will be asked to leave the premise and a £50 fine will be issued. If we find evidence of smoking in the barn the morning after the hirer will occur the fine.
  • No candles! Only battery operated are permitted.
  • Heaters 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. You are responsible for the heaters and these must be turned off at the end of the night, it is a serious fire risk. Please contact us about heaters.
  • No glass. Toast glasses only and they are to be collected up straight after the toasts are finished. The straw bales are re used and fed to cattle after weddings. Also bottles in car parks have been found and it’s a serious risk to cattle. STRICTLY NO GLASS IN THE CAMPING FIELD
  • It will be the client’s responsibility to specify and liaise with the sub-contractors (taxis, photographer, registrar, etc.).
  • Music must be turned down by 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, bands and DJ’s not respecting our strict noise levels will have power cut. Noise nuisance has become a serious issue here and not respecting our terms could lead in the shut down of the venue completely. The Hirer must ensure that any entertainer engaged by the Hirer is aware of this requirement.
  • We do not permit the use of glitter or confetti bombs that are provided by either a band or discotheque.
  • The Hirer is responsible for the conduct of all guests, agents, contractors or employees attending the Premises.
  • Please do not leave any valuables/ gifts in the venue overnight. We cannot be held responsible for any valuables damaged or lost at Thornsett Fields Farm, including wedding gifts.
  • Cover or remove all wanted food stuff, we are not responsible for wild animals and dogs that might get peckish in the night.
  • The venue is available from the Monday Evening. The venue must be cleared by the following Monday afternoon ready for the next event. We come in early on Sunday morning and clear any waste and recycling, but the removal of decorations is down the hirer.
  • Toilets, furniture, caterers, entertainment, etc all need to be hired and that is down to you.
  • Please give all guests directions to Thornsett fields Farm, clearly pointing out that they must access the venue from Briargrove Road and not from Rowarth. If they get to the Little Mill Inn, they have gone wrong. Anyone following a Sat Nav needs to use postcode SK22 1AT and follow the signs. Postcodes found on the internet for the farm will send them in the wrong direction. There will be signs to look out for on the day.
  • We provide a telescopic handler to decorate the barn’s ceiling. We cannot be responsible for any personal injuries to yourself or party. We will put your ceiling decorations using the telescopic handler for. We need to have the decorations going up on the ceiling before your tables arrive, this is usually the Monday or Tuesday.
  • Please ensure guest do not climb on the straw bales or drystone walls.
  • Please ensure guest do not go near the or climb on the dirty water pool. (This will be fenced off on your day).
  • Please seek permission before looking around the farm, we’re happy to show people around but farms can be dangerous especially for children.
  • If your toilets do not arrive early in the week of set up and you’re in need of a toilet, please feel free to use ours.
  • Please be aware farm work will be going on around your day but won’t disrupt your day.
  • Campers will be allowed to set up tents the day before the wedding, but all tents and cars must be gone by 5pm the day after your event. Cars and tents left overnight are at the owner’s own risk. No fires, BBQ’s etc in the camping fields or anywhere on the premises without permission. STRICTLY NO GLASS IN THE CAMPING FIELD
  • Cars left in the field over night are at the owner’s own risk
  • We advise you to recommend guest bring wellies in their cars.
  • Ourselves, our children and dogs will probably gate crash your wedding at some point! We’re sorry but cake and fun on our doorstep is often too hard to resist. During your set up, you will probably be visited by our dogs, children and chickens. If you’d rather they didn’t visit you please let us know and we’ll remove them, the gaps in the barn doors can be blocked to prevent them returning.
  • We ask guests to respect the neighbours when arriving and leaving.
  • We cannot be held responsible for the great British weather!
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