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F A Qs

In this part, we will endeavour to answer any questions you may have.

If you have more of a specific query drop us a line and ask away.

  • What is your capacity?
    From 30-160 guests for day time and evening. This includes space for a sit down meal, reception area in front of the bar and dance floor.
  • How much will it cost?
    We charge a venue fee, drinks package and food package to suit you, simple! Get in touch for further pricing and details.
  • Are you dog friendly?
    Yes! Up to three friendly and well-behaved dogs are welcome during the drinks reception for photos.
  • Are you licensed for a civil ceremony?
    We are not licensed for a civil ceremony. However we know some awesome celebrants who will really get to know you and your values. With less restrictions your blessing can take place just about anywhere on the grounds. We have perfect indoor or outdoor locations for you to choose.
  • Is there a church nearby?
    Yes! We have a couple of churches close to us in nearby villages. All Saints Church, Sutton on Trent 4 minutes away. St Mary's Church, Carlton on Trent, 11 minutes away.
  • Can I just have my ceremony without reception?
    Absolutely! We may have limited availability for this, however we are more than happy to discuss this with you.
  • Do you have any on-site accommodation?
    We can recommend some beautiful nearby hotels and BnB's.
  • Where is your location?
    We are based in Sutton on Trent. A village just off the A1 which is perfectly situated in the heart of England with easy access for guests travelling from the North, South, East or West. Newark North Gate train station is 15 minutes away and East Midlands airport is just under 1 hour away.
  • How do we arrange transport?
    We feel very passionate about our weddings making as little negative impact on the surrounding area as possible. To reduce the amount of traffic, we encourage you to provide a coach or mini buses for your guests to arrive and leave in style. It's also a great way of ensuring the party lasts until the very end!
  • Do you have disability access?
    Yes, our marquee is on one level. There is the option to hire in a disabled access toilet.
  • How long do I have access on the day?
    Your suppliers can arrive early by prior arrangement and carriages are by 11pm.
  • When does the bar close?
    Our license is until 11pm when the music finishes. Last orders will be taken at 10.45pm. Guests must leave by pre-arranged transport.
  • When are you open?
    As we are a family run business, the site is only open for booked appointments and show rounds. We are pretty flexible, so please just let us know when you are available and we'll try our best to accommodate!
  • How do we arrange to meet you?
    You can email Andrea at We can book you in at a time that suits you. Show rounds usually last between 30 minutes to an hour depending on the questions that you have.
  • Can I bring my own caterers?
    We have over 25 years experience in the catering industry and have plenty of mouth-watering dishes for inspiration. We pride ourselves on being a marquee venue with in-house caterers to take the stress away from sourcing your own.
  • Who will cut and serve my wedding cake?
    We will! We can slice and serve on a platter along with napkins for your evening guests to nibble on as they wish. We will happily save any part of the cake for you to take home.
  • Do you have a bar? Can other suppliers serve drinks?
    We have a wonderful bar in the marquee which will be serving your guests the most delectable drinks, from pre-paid packages to cash bar. So we ask that strictly no alcohol is to be brought on-site, any alcohol bought in by a third party will be removed.
  • Do you provide glassware, cutlery, crockery?
    Yes - we provide all cutlery, crockery and glassware for your drinks reception, meal and table. Once your meal finishes, we use recyclable plastic glasses to serve all bar drinks to protect our surroundings from broken glass where our sheep graze.
  • Can I request speciality drinks?
    Absolutely. If you would like a specific spirit for behind the bar to enjoy with your guests, just let us know in advance! We are also more than happy to source your favourite wine and fizz for your meal.
  • Can I bring my own suppliers to style the venue?
    Of course! We do have our own connections in the industry that we can recommend, but you are welcome to source your own too...all suppliers will be required to provide necessary PLI / PAT test certificates.
  • When can I have access to decorate?
    We are happy to work with you when is best to set up with your suppliers.
  • Can we throw confetti?
    Go for it! As long as it is thrown outside of the marquee and is fresh or dried petals. No biodegradable paper please. Ask your florist to add this to your order!
  • Do you allow fireworks?
    We strive to look after our wildlife and local dogs! As we are based in a beautiful meadow, this means no fireworks or sparklers.
  • Can I have candles?
    We allow battery operated (of which there is a huge range!) But no naked flames. We won't take any risks. The marquee has a beautiful fairy lit canopy so when the evening draws in you have all the romantic glow that you need.
  • Are there limitations on music?
    We prefer you to choose DJs and solo artists for the evening. No full bands. This is too loud for our venue and we would prefer for our bar staff to get your order right without having to shout! We have loads of great contacts of dance-worthy evening entertainment!
  • Is there a smoking area?
    The meadow & marquee are strictly non-smoking areas. We have a designated smoking area for guests.
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