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Historic Wedding Venue Flintwork

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When do we have access to the venue for our wedding?
    On the day before your wedding, you are welcome to access the barn between 10am and 8pm to meet with suppliers, accept deliveries, decorate and lay tables etc. On the day of the wedding, suppliers may access the barn for any last minute set up from 9am and carriages for guests are at midnight. On the day after the wedding you will have access between 9am and midday to take down any decorations, arrange collection of any hired items and to remove all of your belongings.
  • How many guests can be seated in The Barn?
    A ceremony held in the Main Barn or in the Woodshed can accommodate up to 120 chairs in a traditional layout with an aisle. Whether you choose to dine in the Woodshed or in the Main Barn, up to 120 guests can also be comfortably seated for the wedding breakfast. Up to a total of 200 guests can be accommodated for a standing party in the evening.
  • Can we decorate the barn?
    Yes, we look forward to seeing couples put their own stamp on the barn for their big day. We ask you to be mindful that any decorations do not cause any damage to the buildings and do not pose any risk to the safety of staff or guests. Candles may be used provided that they are encased in safe glassware and any decorations requiring mains power must be PAT tested. If you are looking for larger installations then we have recommended suppliers that we can put you in touch with.
  • Do you supply tables and chairs?
    Yes, we supply lime washed Chivari chairs and rustic banqueting tables for use inside at no additional cost. Tables measure 8ft x 2ft6'' and seat four or five guests along each side. If you decide to hold your ceremony or dining outside then you would need to source alternative furniture (we can suggest suppliers).
  • Can we use straw or hay bales?
    Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate the use of hay or straw bales. However, we can recommend suppliers who can supply a range of alternative outdoor seating.
  • Is the venue heated?
    Yes, the main barn has underfloor heating and the Woodshed is gas central-heated meaning that the venue stays warm and welcoming for your guests, even in the winter months.
  • Do you have a music and PA system?
    Yes, there is an audio system installed within the venue which you are welcome to make use of. You will need to assign someone to take control of playing the music for you who can connect a device via Bluetooth to play ceremony music and low level background music during a drink reception and wedding breakfast. However, please note that this system is not suitable for playing higher level evening party music. There is also a microphone for use during the speeches.
  • Can we hire a live musician for the ceremony and a band or DJ for the evening party?
    Yes, we are licensed to play live music until 11pm and recorded music (DJ) until 12am within the venue so you are welcome to hire musicians, a live band or a DJ. We are also licensed to play live acoustic music in the grounds during the day. As with most venues, we 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 11pm 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.
  • What support will we have to plan our wedding and on the day itself?
    In the months preceding your wedding, our team will be on hand to answer all of your questions and to guide you through your planning journey. You are welcome to visit the barn by appointment and you will be invited to planning meetings with a Coordinator. On the day of the wedding, a Coordinator will be at the barn to welcome your guests and oversee the ceremony before handing over to your caterers. The Coordinator will remain on site in order to assist you with anything you need and will hand over to an evening supervisor who will be on site throughout the evening celebrations, securing the barn after the last guests leave.
  • Can you recommend trusted suppliers?
    Yes, we have personal experience of many local suppliers and are happy to guide you so, if you are not sure where to start then please, just ask!
  • Can we bring our pets?
    Yes, we can accommodate most pets for your ceremony and for photographs afterwards. We politely request that pets are taken off site before food service. We can even recommend a pet-sitter to take the stress out of having your pets on site!
  • Do you have sufficient parking on site?
    Yes, we have a large car park onsite which backs on to the camping area for ease of unloading. There is ample turning space to facilitate taxi drop offs immediately outside the main entrance and disabled parking right outside the venue.
  • What time are carriages?
    Curds Hall Barn is licensed to play music and serve alcohol until 12 midnight on the night of your wedding. We ask that the premises be vacated and doors are locked by 12.30am. We can supply taxi company information in advance to be included in invitations and a member of the team will be onsite to lock the barn for you once all guests have departed.
  • Do we need to clean the barn after the wedding?
    You will have access to the barn on the morning after your wedding between 9am and 12pm. We ask that you dismantle all of your decorations, remove all of your belongings, including floral installations, and organise for all hire items to be collected within this time. We expect the barn to be returned to the state in which it was found at the beginning of your hire period, however, you are not expected to clean the barn.
  • What are the deposit and payment terms?
    If you decide that Curds Hall Barn is the right venue to host your big day, then initially, we would suggest placing your proposed wedding date on hold for you. This hold will last one week which we hope will allow you time to secure wedding insurance, investigate our approved caterers and to check the availability of your chosen ceremony. Once you have read through the terms and conditions thoroughly and are ready to proceed, non-refundable deposit payments of £1,000 for the venue and £500 for The Old Coach House accommodation will secure your booking. The remaining balance is then split into two halves. The first half is due 12 months before the wedding date and the final 50%, along with refundable damage deposits of £500 for the venue and £500 for The Old Coach House accommodation, is due 6 months before the wedding date.
  • We would like some more information or to arrange a viewing of the venue. What do we do next?
    We would love the opportunity to show you all that Curds Hall Barn has to offer and to hear your ideas for your big day. Please contact us at info@curdshallbarn.co.uk or on 07377 138882 or simply complete the enquiry form on our website and a member of the team will be in touch with further information or to arrange a date for you to visit.
  • What are our ceremony options at Curds Hall Barn?
    There are several ceremony options open to you including a local church ceremony, a celebrant-led ceremony or a civil ceremony. We have strong links with the local church which can be seen from the grounds of Curds Hall Barn, if a church ceremony is your preference. Alternatively, if you would like a civil ceremony or celebrant-led ceremony then you can be married in the Main Barn; the Woodshed; under the Cartshed on the lawn; or almost anywhere in the grounds. Ceremonies must be booked separately but we are able to provide more information and contact details for all of the aforementioned types of ceremony.
  • Can we throw confetti?
    Yes, you are welcome to throw confetti inside or outside provided that it is natural petals or leaves and therefore, fully biodegradable.
  • Do you have catering facilities at Curds Hall Barn?
    Yes, we have an industrial kitchen space with room for caterers to add an adjoining catering tent. Our facilities include some catering equipment installed with the hope that caterers can achieve the majority of menu scenarios for up to 120 guests without the need to hire in large amounts of additional equipment, reducing the cost to you. All of our approved caterers have a good knowledge of the facilities so will be able to advise on any additional requirements.
  • Can we choose our caterer?
    Yes, we have a list of approved caterers for you to choose from. They have each been selected based on our first hand experience of them and they represent a variety of styles and formalities of catering. They each hold a five-star hygiene rating and we are confident that they will meet the standard of catering and level of service that we would expect. Therefore, we are unable to accommodate self-catered wedding food or caterers outside of our approved list, with the singular exception of your wedding cake.
  • Can we choose our own crockery, glassware etc. to suit our decor?
    Yes, as a dry-hire venue, Curds Hall Barn does not supply any dining equipment. We would suggest that you follow the advice of your caterer regarding equipment. They will be able to talk you through their service requirements and your style options before collating an order for your approval.
  • Can we have street food trucks to serve our evening catering?
    Yes, there is ample space in front of the barn under the festoon lighting for food trucks to park up in the evening. You may choose any caterer to provide your evening nibbles provided that they are a professional company who hold a five-star food hygiene rating, have their own public liability insurance and provide sufficient staffing to remain on site until all food has been served and cleared away, including all disposable plates etc.
  • Can we supply our own drinks?
    Yes, you are able to supply your own drinks for your post-ceremony drink reception, wedding breakfast and a toast drink for speeches with no corkage fees. In order to facilitate this, we ask that you arrange for your caterers to serve the drinks for you, ensuring a good level of service for your guests and allowing responsible drinking to be monitored. In order that we can effectively monitor responsible drinking, we are unable to accommodate self-service spirits being offered. You will need to organise the hire of glassware (most easily achieved through your caterer) for your drinks.
  • Is an evening bar provided by Curds Hall Barn?
    Yes, after the wedding breakfast (around 6pm) the service of your drinks will come to an end and the inhouse bar will open for you and your guests to purchase drinks. The bar is open at no cost to you (although, you may also choose to open the bar earlier for a small surcharge to cover the cost of staffing) and will be stocked with beverages and appropriate glassware.
  • Does the bar accept cash and card?
    Yes, our evening bar accepts both cash and cards.
  • Do you have accommodation on site?
    Yes, we have a beautiful 5 bedroom barn conversion situated on the farm, just five minutes from the venue. Available for a three-night stay, The Old Coach House provides a great base for the weekend and a fabulous location for bridal preparations. Greenbanks Hotel is situated only 2 miles from the venue and is a perfect spot for your wedding party and guests to book out for the weekend. If you need further accommodation, we can provide details of other local facilities
  • Can we camp at the venue?
    Yes, we can accommodate camping on the parkland next to Curds Hall Barn on the night of the event (tents may be pitched in advance). The price per pitch is £20, which includes access to the on site lavatories. Guests may bring their own tents or arrange for glamping via an external supplier.
Wedding Venue surrounded by trees, grass and fields
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