important details

It's really important to us that you enjoy your weekend to it's fullest. With that in mind here is what you need to know to make the most of this gorgeous venue.

INCLUDED IN YOUR HIRE...

Captains Wood Barn and the surrounding Woodland is yours to use, on the Friday to set up, Saturday for the wedding and until Sunday 1pm to clear away.

There is lots of time, making it relaxed and stress free!

 

If you wish to put up an additional marquee or tipi, then this can be discussed.

 

You have full use of the large barn for your wedding breakfast and reception.  The main barn area comfortably seats 140 for dinner (you can squeeze in more if needed).   In the evening we can accommodate 200.

There is a beautiful woodland blessing area under the boughs of  a grand oak tree.  There are benches here for 100 (+20)  guests. 

If you wish, a bonfire will be provided for you and your guests to enjoy when the sun goes down. What a perfect way to end the evening.

No fireworks or lanterns are allowed to be set off at the venue. 

A tractor and dray with seating for up to 16 people is available for you and your guests to take a 10 - 15 minute trail through the woods (often more popular with the adults than the kids). 

There is a bar area for you to either set up a free bar, or for your chosen bar service to come in and sell alcohol.

There is a drinks fridge behind the bar. 

The venue does not have an alcohol license (a Temporary License can be applied for).

A Kitchen Prep area for ambient storage and prep of food / drinks etc with additional fridges and chest freezer for you use.

There is 3 phase electricity and running water for you and your suppliers to use. 

House lighting is provided in the barn which includes options of; downlighters, dimmable chandeliers and fairy-light wrapped joists. 

There are 3 toilets inside the barn. 1 toilet has disabled access. 

There are also additional gents urinals and baby changing facilities

There are 2 toilets outside the barn.

12 x White round tables (seats 8 each) and 3 matching rectangular tables.

40 x vintage trestle tables (seats 6 each).

150 x Lime Wash Chiavari Chairs. 

6 x small square wooden patio tables and 24 wooden folding chairs for either inside our outside use. 

2 x matching peacock chairs.

2 x sofa sets and coffee tables for relaxed social areas

x tea urns for guests who prefer a cuppa.

10 x beautiful handmade wooden flower planters, to  highlight your aisle with your own chosen flowers or plants.

 a wooden welcome board and a wooden seating plan board

Large garden games to entertain your guests, including lawn balls, croquet, giant jenga, giant 4-in-a-row, 3D noughts & crosses and a tug-of-war rope.

 

MUSIC

There is nothing better than a live band to really kick things off, and a disco to get your guests partying the night away. 

 

Please feel free to arrange any music you would like for your day. However, we ask that all music noise is stopped at 11:30 prompt and carriages are away by midnight.

We don't want to upset the neighbours!
 

 

THE CEREMONY

We do not currently have a license to do your Legal Registration. Everything else for your Wedding Day here is completely your choice; humanist or religious,  musical  or  quiet,  sun dappled or star lit. It is all up to you. 

 

LITTLE ONES

We absolutely love having little ones running around. However there are several lakes around the venue, so it is really important that you take care, and keep a close eye on the little explorers!

 

Also with the fire pit please ensure they do not go too close to the flames and remain a safe distance. 

COST

Captains Wood Barn is an exclusive venue, holding a very limited number of weddings every year.

 

We are able to hold a few more weddings  for 2023.

Hire of Captains Wood Barn for  2023 is £5,500.

That is a one-off fee. There are no hidden charges, upselling, nor nasty corkage bills to pay!

A 30% non refundable deposit of the hire fee is required to secure the booking for you.

The final 70% balance is due 3 months before your booking date.

An optional extra is to have our gorgeous horse and trap to bring the bride in to the ceremony area. (£350) 

You will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice to the council if you wish to sell alcohol behind the bar.  It is a simple application to do but please be sure to do it  well in advance. (3 week notice is required). It is not needed if you are giving alcohol away free.

PARKING

On entering the property, parking will be sign-posted. It is on the paddock and has plenty of space for your guests and suppliers. 

It is important you park on the paddock only, and not drive around the private house.  It keeps the venue looking at its best and less chance for any accidents

 

Taxis and disabled access are allowed to drive directly to the barn.

SUPPLIERS

We make a point of not having any recommended or required suppliers so you can make use of anyone you wish.  

 

As the venue is dry hire there will potentially be several suppliers coming and going over the weekend. Please keep us informed so we know who to expect and when.