It's really important to us that you enjoy your weekend to it's fullest. With that in mind, there are some rules that go with hiring Captains Wood Barn that you really need to know!
As it is a working farm, where the owners themselves live, below are just a few things you'll need to know to really make the most of this gorgeous venue.
INCLUDED IN YOUR HIRE...
Captains Wood Barn is yours from Friday morning to set up until Sunday at 1pm. We can arrange timings closer to your date giving you lots of flexibility to arrange suppliers coming in, meaning it's relaxed and stress free!
The Barn, and surrounding 50 acres of woodland is yours to use for the whole weekend. If you wish to put up a marquee or tipi, then this can all be discussed and arranged, however you have full se of the large barn for your wedding breakfast and reception.
There is a beautiful Woodland Blessing area centred by an oak tree. There are benches and straw bales included for 50 guests.
A bonfire area is being installed for you and your guests to enjoy when the sun goes down. What a perfect way to end the evening sitting around the camp fire! There are no fireworks 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.
There is a bar area for you to either set up a free bar, or for your chosen barn service to come in and sell alcohol. The venue does not have an alcohol license. There is a small drinks fridge behind the bar, and a chest freezer in the Kitchen Prep area for you use.
A Kitchen Prep area for ambient storage and prep of food / drinks etc.
There is 3 phase electricity and running water for you and your suppliers to use.
House lighting is provided in the barn.
There are 3 toilets inside the barn, 1 with disabled access and baby changing.
12 x White round tables (seating 8). 100 x Lime Wash Chiavari Chairs.
6 x small square wooden patio tables and 24 wooden folding chairs for either inside our outside use.
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 reduced at 11:30 is stopped at midnight prompt.
We don't want to upset the neighbours!
We don't currently have a license to hold Civil Ceremonies here. Therefore you can have a Humanist Wedding Blessing or Reception here.
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.
SO...HOW MUCH WILL IT COST!?
We are now fully booked for 2019 weddings.
Hire of Captains Wood Barn for 2020 is £5000
A 30% non refundable booking 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. £300
You will need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice to the council if you wish to sell alcohol behind the bar, but don't worry, we can help you with this and it's super easy to do!
There are no hidden charges, or nasty corkage bills to pay. You pay your suppliers for the service they provide and that's it!
Parking 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.
As the venue is dry hire only, there will potentially be lots of suppliers coming and going over the weekend.
If you wish, we can help with recommending suppliers for your big day. This is only based on suppliers we know and trust will give you the best possible service, but you can chose any suppliers you wish.
When arranging your suppliers we ask you keep us informed as to who will be coming and going so we know who to expect and when! If they need access outside of your hire period, just let us know and we can make arrangements for them to have access to the venue.