Frequently Asked Questions

Is your venue easy to find?

Located just outside the city centre our venue is easy to find and we are happy to send additional directions to you to send you your guests. Alternatively just use our postcode CT1 1PW in any SatNav to find our location.

Is your venue licensed to carry out civil weddings?

Our venue is licensed to hold ceremonies for up to 80 guests n our Jacobean room and 40 guests in the Garden Room.

How many people can you accommodate at the venue?

We can offer 60 seated guests and 20 standing guests and our venue can accommodate 40 guests for a seated wedding breakfast. For parties larger than 40 guests additional marquee hire is provided and we can cater for 80-100 guests for a wedding breakfast and up to 150 to the evening reception. (please see the marquee hire package for further details)

How many car parking spaces are available?

There are nearly 40 spaces available on site, as well as additional parking available, just a few minutes’ walk away.

Do you allow confetti to be thrown at the venue?

We are happy for guest to use confetti, but politely request they use biodegradable options where possible.

Do you allow candles to be lit in the reception room?

We politely request no open flames at events to ensure the safety of all guests.

Do you have a noise limiter fitted, or can we turn the music all the way up?

We are licensed for both amplified music and live music until 00.00 each day and we are happy to have the music at a high volume suitable for the local community.

Are there any bedrooms over the dance floor?

We do not have bedrooms on site, however we do have guest accommodation located a 10 minute walk from the venue. For more information please visit our website.

Do you allow professional firework displays at your venue?

We do not permit fireworks at our venue to minimise disruption to the local community.

What options are available with your marquee?

For traditional wedding breakfasts of over 40 guests a marquee will be required. We have a marquee package available that will accommodate up to 100 guests for the wedding breakfast and 150 guests to the evening reception. We work closely with our marquee supplier to allow couples to theme and style their marquees as they wish. A consultation with our supplier is arranged upon receipt of deposit.

What deposit is required?

Are there separate rooms provided for the wedding, reception, meal, evening reception, etc?

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Is there a room provided for the use of “bride and groom” for the day?
Is there a dressing room that the bride and bridesmaids can use prior to the ceremony?
When can we have access to begin setting up the room in terms of decorating it with balloons, flowers, banners, etc? (Morning of wedding, day before, etc?)
If the evening reception is being held in a room that is being used for something else earlier in the day, do you require the DJ/Band to set-up their equipment beforehand?
Is there an area that could be used as a crèche if needed?
Is there a quieter area for older guests to get away from the noise of a band/DJ?
If rooms are available for overnight accommodation, how many?
What are the costs for overnight accommodation?
Is breakfast included?
What is the checkout time the following day?
Do you have a room where you are able to store wedding presents until you are able to collect them and are you insured for any loss or damage to these presents?
Catering Queries
Do you insist on doing all the catering?
Can you supply examples of suggested menus along with prices?
Do you include a cake stand and knife if required?
Do you have a preferred order of service (when and where do we cut the cake)?
What time do you offer an alcohol license until?
What time do you insist the reception finishes by?
Do you insist on supplying the wine and champagne?
If we are able to supply the wine, what do you charge for corkage?
Can you recommend a company to supply our wedding cake?
General Questions about Costs
What are the various options and costs for the use of your venue?