Wedding Venue FAQs

What time does the bar stay open until?

Your private bar can remain open until midnight.

What time must the music finish?

All music must finish at midnight.

Can we bring our own caterer?

We do not permit other caterers to be brought into the hotel.

Can we bring our own wine?

Yes but corkage fees will apply.

Can we arrange a chocolate fountain?

We do not permit chocolate fountains to be brought into the hotel.

What colour is your linen?

All our linen is white.  You are welcome to hire in your own coloured linen should you prefer.

Are candles permitted?

Yes they are. We also have wrought iron candelabra available to hire. Table candelabra are £25 each and the two floor standing candelabra are £50 each. Alternatively you can supply tea lights in glass holders, whcih we are happy to put out.

Are fairy lights permitted?

Yes they are. When putting them up please ensure that nails are not driven into our extremely old and delicate wooden beams.

Is confetti permitted?
Biodegradable confetti or rose petals are permitted either in your ceremony room or on the terraces, Confetti is not permitted in the Painted Hall courtyard or at the front of the hotel (as it is impossible to remove from these areas!)

Are fireworks or Chinese lanterns permitted?

Fireworks are only permitted on or around the 5th November as too many local residents objected to the number of displays taking place at the hotel. Chinese lanterns are not permitted as they can get caught in the trees in the hotel grounds.  We do not permit floating candles in the moat.

How many parking spaces do you have?


Do you have landing permission should we wish to arrive or depart by helicopter?

Yes.  Please ask for the co-ordinates.

Do you allow bands to perform?

We allow a band with a maximum of 5 musicians / singers to perform in the Tithe Barn. Due to the proximity of the Orangery to residential properties, live bands are not permitted in the Orangery after 7pm.

Is there disabled or wheelchair access to the hotel?

Both the Tithe Barn and Orangery are accessible to wheelchairs. There is also a disabled toilet that is accessible to both the Tithe Barn and Orangery.

Do you offer reduced rates for my guests to stay at the hotel?

We offer a complimentary bridal suite and small changing room. Discounted accommodation rates are offered and the precise number offered and their rate will depend on the time of year and day of the week. Any accommodation requests can be discussed with our Reservations Manager.

What are your check in/ check out times?

Bedrooms are available from 3pm and we ask that all rooms are vacated by 11am.