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Where the bride gets ready. Walking on further down the track we reach the second part of the venue where you have 3 tipis and two larger yurts nestled in their own private space in woodland glades. Again we have another fully equipped kitchen, showers, roll top bath, plug sockets, electric hook ups, Wood fired pizza oven, wood fired hot tub, 3 Woodman’s Awnings with tables and benches, festoon and fairy lights. From this area you see the marquee set back within the trees. FIND OUT MORE
Our woodland venue consists of 12 acres of native woodland, 6 acres of which is ancient. Guests enter from a large carpark down a track. At the first half of the site we have 4 yurts , fully equipped kitchen, showers, victorian roll top bath, wood fired hot tub, wood fired pizza oven 3 flush toilets, one compost toilet and a large Woodsman’s Awning. This part of the venue is perfect for perhaps elderly guests that wish to sleep away from the marquee or families. Its close to the carpark too. There are swings dotted around this area too.. perfect for the children, and adults! There are fairy lights around the Woodman’s Awning and a string of festoon lights which light up the space and give a beautiful golden ambience.
Walking on further down the track we reach the second part of the venue where you have 3 tipis and two larger yurts nestled in their own private space in woodland glades. Again we have another fully equipped kitchen, showers, roll top bath, plug sockets, electric hook ups, Wood fired pizza oven, wood fired hot tub, 3 Woodman’s Awnings with tables and benches, festoon and fairy lights. From this area you see the marquee set back within the trees.
What is included in the venue price:
12 acres of woodland
3 Woodsman’s Awnings with tables and benches
1 Woodsmans awning as a bar (approx 7m x 5m) 2 trestle tables included
9 picnic tables
2 wood fired hot tubs
2 wood fired pizza ovens
3 flush toilets
9 compost toilets
2 fully equipped kitchens
2 shower and bathroom spaces
Plug sockets and electric hook ups
9 small BBQs
2 strings of festoon lighting
Chillout area with hammocks
4 hours of help with small tractor and trailer taking equipment to the marqueeand all the beautiful nature!
Linen – complimentary king sized linen is provided for the couple in their chosen tipi or yurt. For guests please let us know if you’d like the linen on the king sized beds – £20 , single beds – £10. Pillows and duvets included. If you don’t wish to hire linen from us, please tell guests to bring their own linen or sleeping bags. Please let Julia know via email what your linen requirements are and for which tipis and yurts 10 days before your wedding.
Chest Freezer – useful for storing ice. Dimensions – 80 cm high and 20 cm wide. Hire price – £20
Hay bales – useful for ceremony seating for guests or to arrange for comfortable social seating outside the marquee. You can fit two people comfortably on each bale, or 3 children. £5 each
Firewood – all our firewood is sustainable sourced from our own woodland for trees we have felled from the purpose of thinning. It is a mixture of pine and hard woods. There is a complimentary bag of firewood in each tipi and yurt. Extra bags can be purchased at £4 per bag.
The hot tubs are wood fired and use £20 of wood to get them to temperature. You may wish to purchase a couple more bags of wood to keep and use to reheat the hot tub the next day.
The pizza ovens are also wood fired, (for the best possible tasting pizza!). They use approx £30 worth of firewood to get them to temperature to cook pizza. If you are catering for a large number of guests more wood will be needed.
Firewood for fire pits – we can give you £30 worth of firewood to last the whole evening.
Camping – we charge £20 per night for a small 2 man tent, £30 per night for a 4 man tent and £40 for a 6 man tent per night.
Campervans – we allow two small VW size camper vans to stay on our car parking area in the farmyard, £20 per night.
Vintage Chillout Area – we can set up a beautiful arrangement of vintage furniture and lighting inside the marquee. Useful for elderly guests too! Or taking a break from dancing. Consists of; sofa, chaise lounge, tall floor lamp, 3 velvet chairs and table for drinks. Hire – £100
Large handmade BBQ – made from a recycled oil drum, £20
Bell Tent – sleeps 3 people comfortably. A raised king sized bed inside with matting, rugs, sheepskins, table and fairy lights. Hire – £180 for two nights.
Large bell tent – sleeps 4 adults. King sized bed and two single mattresses on ground level that can be used to make a double or singles. Very spacious. This bell tent has a small woodturning stove inside, as well as sheepskins, rugs, table, fairy lights and pillows. Cost – £250.
Civil Marriage Ceremony within the woodland – £300. Please note you will need to pay the Registrar’s fees separately directly to the Registrar. Telephone 01432 383261 / Janet Abell.
Please let Julia know of what Extras are required at least 14 days before your wedding.
From April 2020 there will be an outside suppliers track leading from the car park to the marquee in the middle of the wood. We will be supservising this track during the organisation of the wedding. This will enable suppliers to take their kit/alcohol/food straight to the centre of the wood.
Keeping you dry on your wedding weekend
Most weekends during April – September tend to be dry. Of course we can’t guarantee this, as much as we’d like to! Luckliy you have the marquee to socialise, dance, eat and drink in all weather light and very spacious.
There are also two large Woodsman’s Awnings pretty close by for further use to socialise under and sit down. Some couples in the past have hired another awning/large tent from www.tents4elemnets.co.uk to be pitched outside the marquee. Some couples have done this with weeks to go until their wedding, if the weather looks changeable.
For your marriage ceremony we have white sails in the trees so whatever the weather you can be married outside within the trees. The guests will need umbrellas though. If you wish to fix more sails within the trees you may do so.