Frequently asked questions
On confirming your wedding booking with us, we ask for a deposit of £2000 for 2018/2019/2020. A second payment will be invoiced for 6 months before your wedding date, which is the balance of the exclusive venue hire fee.
Food and wine will be billed / invoiced at around 3 weeks before your wedding day once final numbers are known and all menu choices finalised.
- Exclusive use of the venue and grounds on your Wedding day
- A choice of two ceremony areas (weather dependant – 2018/2019/2020 fee applies)
- A dedicated wedding co-ordinator.
- A dedicated Event Manager(s) to look after you and your guests on the day.
- A full team of experienced staff to run your day, including a co-ordinator to assist you with your set up
- Full in-house catering team
- Complementary bridal suite (2018/2019/2020 one night within the Farm House)
- Garden tables, chairs, benches and a fire pit and full use of the gardens and grounds
- Candles, tea lights and lanterns throughout the venue
- Fairy lights (inside old barn and outside terrace area)
- Tables, chairs, glasses, crockery, cutlery, Ivory table linen and napkins
- PA for speeches and a Bose sound system for your background wedding breakfast music and Bose sound systems in both ceremony areas
- Complementary food and wine tasters for the couple
We do ask couples to book the Registrar or Church at the same time as booking the venue. This way you can be sure that both are available. When booking a time for your ceremony, we’d suggest a civil ceremony any time after 1.00pm usually work best for the running of the day. Churches can be slightly earlier as you would need to include travel time to get to the venue after the ceremony.
At Tower Hill Barns you can get married under the railway bridge between the months of April to September. Of course getting married outside is weather dependant and the registrar does have the final say (it’s not our decision !). The good news is that you can also get married in the old barn anytime of the year.
Should you choose to bring your own wine, we do charge a corkage as follows: £12.50 per bottle of wine, £17.50 per bottle on fizz and £20.00 per bottle of champagne. If you are looking to bring in any other forms of alcohol, we ask that you inform us and we can cost out a corkage depending on item. Only arrival drinks, dinner wine (½ bottle per guest) and toast drinks may be brought in.
Around 4 – 6 months before your wedding, one of our co-ordinators will be in touch to invite you for a tasting session to try out some of the foods we have on our seasonal menu.
We ask couples to pick one choice from each course for all your guests to have (1 starter, 1 main meal and 1 dessert). We do cater for dietary requirements separately (vegetarians, allergies etc). Should you wish to offer 2 choices, there would be a supplementary charge.
The venue is yours to set up from 9.30am on the morning of your wedding. We suggest you have a bridal team that come in to lay out your decorations (it does not take any more than and 1 hour if you are organised!) and one member of our team will be on hand to assist you. If you are looking at hiring a venue dresser or florist, they will do the majority of the work for you. We can also dress the room for you and we would go through everything with you before the big day to ensure we don’t need any assistance from the bridal party.
We love a good band! We hold a licence for amplified music in the old barn, this includes DJ as well. We do ask for a copy of their public liability and will ask if they can send this over once you have booked your band or DJ. We do have a decibel reader installed and it’s limited to 100 decibels……which is plenty loud enough !
Music playing through Tower Hill music system is fine outside, live acoustic music is also welcome outside until 6.00pm. If you are looking for a live band to play outside then this would need to be discussed with us to decide the best options.
At the barns we have a croquet set on the front lawns, but you are more than welcome to bring your own games and entertainment.
The entire venue is at yours/their disposal.
No, confetti is not to be used at Tower Hill Barns at any time. Please ensure you let your guests know this. In the event that confetti is used, you will be charged.
As we endeavour to host only 80 weddings a year to help maintain the exclusivity of our lovely venue, we have set a minimum guest requirement. We can however negotiate slightly on numbers for ‘off peak’ dates.
We can seat around 130 people comfortably for a sit down 3 course meal (and have managed a few more!) for your wedding breakfast. In the evening maximum number of guests is 250 people.
The bar is open until 12.30am and we ask for the music to stop at 1.00am. We do ask that you ensure your guests have transport arranged for this time as well. We are rural so please ask your guests to order taxis before the day to ensure they get home safely. (Please note, this may vary on weekdays, please ask for further details).
Staff at Tower Hill will collect all your items and store them safely for you to take with you the following morning, and staff will be on hand to assist you. Please note Tower Hill Barns cannot be held responsible for your items, so please check before you depart that you have everything.
The bridal suite is in the Farm House. The room will be available from 3pm on the Wedding day, but there is a make up room in which you are able to use on the day from 8am. This is only available if you take on the entire house, and you are getting married at Tower Hill Barns.
The Farm house will be booked at the time of arranging your wedding with Tower Hill Barns.
You will be asked to allocate the 4 remaining rooms to your guests and complete a checking in form nearer to the big day. It is entirely up to you as the couple who you wish to share the house with and what you wish to charge your guests. If the rooms are not occupied, you will be charged 50% of the night’s accommodation. Only guests staying in the Farm House will be allowed access.
We hope the above has answered most of your questions, but if you should think of anything else, please contact our wedding co-ordinators who will be more than happy to help !