Frequently Asked Questions
The Ceremony & Booking
Are you licensed for ceremonies?
We are licensed for civil ceremonies and we have three areas for you to choose from: The Woodshed with its natural beamed aisle, The Barn and all its features or the Cart shed in the grounds which will allow outside ceremonies without the need to return into the barn to sign the legalities.
Do you supply chairs for the ceremony?
Yes, we supply the beautiful Chiavari Limewash chairs for your inside ceremony and wedding breakfast. For outside duo ceremonies we ask you to hire in your own chairs, or we would be happy to do this for you for an additional £250.
How do we book, and how much is the deposit?
Once you have selected your proposed date, we will happily hold this date for one week giving you time to check availability of your registrar or church. A non-refundable deposit payment of £1000 will confirm the booking of the chosen date.
How many guests can be seated in The Barn?
120 guests can be seated in The Barn, with a maximum number of 200 guests in the evening.
Are tables and chairs supplied with the venue?
We have 22 rustic trestle tables that are 8ft x 2ft 6” and seat 4 per side that are included in the venue hire, however if round tables are your preferred style you can hire these in, at an additional charge.
Is there space to have tipis setup close to the venue?
Curds Hall Barn is situated in idyllic parkland with ample space to set up a tipi or marquee in close proximity to the venue - there is also a lawn area to the east of the site.
For a three-day hire, when do we have access to the venue?
On the day before your event you can set up from 10am until 8pm. On the day after your event, access will be given until midday to clear away.
Do you have sufficient parking on site?
We have a large onsite car park to the west of the site, with a drop off and collection point outside the venue.
Can we hire music and entertainment?
We are licensed to play music until 12am and ask that the premises be vacated by 12:30am. If you’re having a weekday event, alcohol and music must conclude by 11.30pm and all guests to have left by midnight. We do not have an audio system at the venue, but you can hire a PA system, or your DJ or Band may allow you to use their equipment for speeches. As with most venues, we do have a sound limiter as part of our licensing requirements to protect the health and safety of our staff and guests. Musicians and performers should be aware that it is set to 94dB until 23:00, and 83dB until 12am; it works on a traffic light system to give ample warning to drop their levels if they are nearing the limit.
Can Curds Hall Barn be decorated?
You can decorate the venue on the condition it does not cause any damage to the buildings or to staff and your guests. Candles can be used as long as they are encased in safe glassware, and any equipment requiring mains power must be PAT tested.
Can confetti be thrown?
Confetti can be used outside, if it is biodegradable. We allow the use of confetti cannons inside but must be cleared up the following day. Any additional cleaning cost required will be deducted from your damage deposit.
Do you have catering facilities at Curds Hall Barn?
Yes, we have a fully fitted industrial kitchen which provides your caterers with all the necessary appliances. If they require extra space, they can erect a small catering tent outside the kitchen.
Can we choose our caterers?
We have a trusted list of caterers that you can choose from. If you wish to use a caterer outside of our list, they will need to be a professional compnay and have a five-star hygiene rating along with public liability insurance.
Therefore, we cannot accommodate self-catering wedding food except for the exception of wedding cakes.
Can you provide dining equipment for our drinks reception & wedding breakfast?
Curds Hall Barn does not supply any dining equipment, this can be hired from your catering company.
Are we allowed to have street food vans at our wedding?
Yes, there is room on the lawns outside Curds Hall Barn for vans to park and serve food - caterers must be five-star rated and have their own liability insurance.
Can we supply our own alcohol?
Curds Hall Barn allows you provide your own alcohol for your drinks reception and wedding breakfast without any corkage fee. After the wedding breakfast the inhouse bar will open for you and your guests.
Do you have accommodation on site?
Yes, we a beauftiful 5 bedroom barn conversion situation on the farm just a short walk from the venue. We offer this accommodation for a miminum of 3 nights so you can make a full weekend expereince for your wedding.
Is it possible to camp at the venue?
Yes, camping is permitted on the night of the event in the parkland next to Curds Hall Barn. The price for a pitch is £20, which includes access to the on site lavatories only.