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Frequently Asked Questions

Supplier access is from 8 am on the day of the wedding. If there is not a wedding the day prior your supplier can setup between the hours of 9 am and 4pm. Evening setup maybe available subject to availability and is subject to an additional fee.

Please remember that if you choose your ceremony to be outdoors, you must have a wet weather plan in place. This must be an alternative function room that can accommodate all your guests. Our team will be in touch a few days prior if the weather forecast looks like rain, we cannot make a decision on the day.

We kindly ask that you refrain from using any adhesives that may be difficult to remove or that leave a mark, nothing is to be stapled into the dancefloor. Suppliers must use NEC tape if they want to stick cables etc. to the floor. Careful when cutting or removing to not cut wires. Please contact the wedding team if you are unsure before the day.

We have an excellent blue tooth sound system within the manor house and a PA system in the ballroom with a microphone. You may bring in a device with an aux input to connect with this.

Bands and DJ’s are welcome and a great way of getting your guests up on the dancefloor. The sound limiter is set at 92 decibels which is set by the local council and forms part of our music licence.

There is a box on the staging area that works like a traffic light system, this indicates to the DJ that they are coming up to that level. Your DJ will be signed in and been shown how the sound limiter works if they have not been to the venue before.

Our fully stocked bar is located within the ballroom and operated by our in house team. The bar opens from 7pm and we just ask for a minimum spend of £750 whether this is a tab or guests purchasing drinks on the evening. We do not accept cash payments.

There is a £1,000 corkage fee if you would like your caterer to continue to serve your drinks, they must provide their own pop up bar and a personal licence to serve alcohol.

We are located in a conservation area so fireworks are not permitted. As a popular alternative you can do sparklers with your guests on the patio before 9pm in the evening.

Yes you can, these must be administered by a professional company and safety certificate needs to be emailed prior to the event.

Please note that the use of haze is not permitted at the venue as it triggers the fire alarm.

As long as they are supplied by licenced companies and have the required health and safety certification. They can access the grounds via the white gate in the supplier’s car park and if they can fit through the lower area outside the bay window, outside the great hall is a great place for them to park up.

The tables are 5ft 6 in rounds that seat up to 10 guests but you can hire in your own tables if you prefer. We also have some 6ft 2 in long trestle tables, great for a traditional top table. In addition we also have a cake table and poser tables for reception drinks.

Candles look just stunning on the stairs of the great hall or against the contemporary colours of the ballroom. All flames must be covered, encased in a vase or lantern for health and safety reasons.

Yes as long as this is outside and biodegradable. Confetti cannons are allowed, only with dried natural flowers. Flares are not permitted at the venue.

We operate a strict no smoking policy indoors and in the gardens at the venue. Your guests can smoke on the terrace and in front of the main door, where ash trays are provided.

Yes, they must follow the flight path at the back of the building. (We will send the details to your photographer once they have sent us their drone licence.)

Whilst our venue cleaning team do a full venue clean on the morning of the wedding they are on not onsite to refresh any areas. Any additional toilet cleans are need to be requested in advance at an additional cost.

As we are a rural location we strongly advised booking taxis in advance. Get in touch with our wedding team for a list of local companies that we work with.

We do allow dogs on site as part of the ceremony or for photos, they must not be anywhere near any areas where food is being served.

There is just one apartment (002) where guests can stay over with dogs, there is an additional charge of £50 to clean the room. This must also be arranged in advance.

Check in time is from 1pm and we can provide two priority apartments to be ready from 11.30am.

The honeymoon suite is ready from 10.30am on the day of the wedding, so that the bridal party can use the lovely dressing room to get ready in. Checkout time is by 10am the following day.

Yes we permit dhol drums between 11am and 6pm for a maximum playing time of 10 minutes. If the groom is arriving on a horse, then please add this to the final details.

Super cars can be parked at the fountain, again please add this to the function sheet.

Yes these are available on request, please note you need to bring a mattress and bedding and indicate which rooms they are for on your accommodation list.