Frequently asked questions
Can we get married at Hall Farm?
Unfortunately at this stage we do not hold a license for marriages at Hall Farm, however there are registry offices within a few miles and some lovely churches locally where you can hold your ceremony before arriving at Hall Farm for your reception. We can also offer a beautiful setting for blessings or humanist ceremonies.
What access do we have to the venue before and after our event?
As part of the package(s) we give couples and their families one full day prior to the event to set up and decorate (from 10am - 5pm) and ask that the day after all items are removed and the venue cleared of any decorations by 1pm. This would also be applicable for any external hire companies providing entertainment or equipment. Should you wish to extend this time we can arrange this for an additional fee.
How many guests can we invite?
This all depends on where you choose to hold your event at Hall Farm. If you choose the Hall Farm package then capacity would be 80 guests during the day with a maximum of 150 evening guests. The meadow site, however, can hold up to 200 guests all day. Please find further details relating to Hall Farm
What time does our event have to finish?
On the day of your event we ask that the music stops by 11.30pm and that carriages are arranged for midnight. We also recommend pre-booking taxi's due to our rural location.
Can we choose our own caterer?
Yes! As we are a 'Dry Hire' venue, we encourage you to bring in your own choice of caterer so that you can enjoy your day, your way. Any external caterer should be equipped with their own gazebo in which to prepare food for the day. We will however provide water and electric.
Do you provide a bar?
You can choose to bring in your own external company to run a bar for you on the day (subject to their appropriate licences) additionally, we are also happy for you to provide your own drinks for your guests - however to ensure that your day runs smoothly, and that waste is managed properly, we do stipulate that the serving of drinks is managed by your caterer or other professional. Please note that after 5pm on the day of your event, we will only allow plastic glassware to be used on site.
What about music?
Music is key in creating a wonderfully atmospheric day for your and your guests, whether that's having a live band or a disco in the evening. Please note that there are restriction as to where amplified music can be played at the venue and any live bands must adhere to our noise limit policy and LIVE AMPLIFIED music must be finished by 21.30. Any DJ or third party entertainment/group you hire should also have the relevant insurances in place.
Do we need to hire in toilets?
For the Hall Farm Package, yes, as unfortunately we do not have toilet facilities on this part of the farm. If you choose to hold your event on our meadow we have a male and female toilet block available for use. Please note that if you require disabled toilets or baby changing facilities you will need to hire these in. Please see our Supplier Love page for more information
Can our guests camp overnight?
Yes! We have an exclusive-use campsite which can be hired in addition to your wedding or event package. Please note that we are a Camping & Caravanning members site so we would require membership details. You can sign up here: www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/jointheclub
Where can we have our wedding photos taken?
We have stunning surroundings here at Hall Farm so there are lots of beautiful spots where you and your guests can have photos taken.
How many car parking spaces do you have?
We have parking spaces for up to 60 cars at Hall Farm. Guests are welcome to leave their vehicles over night as long as they are collected by 11am the following day. All vehicles and contents are left at the owners risk.
Can we have fireworks and confetti?
Due to our proximity to the forest and to the surrounding grazing livestock we do not allow fireworks at Hall Farm.
We are happy for you to use confetti at Hall Farm as long as it is natural petal confetti.