WEDDING - FAQs
CAN WE USE OUR OWN SUPPLIERS?

While we would be delighted to make recommendations we do not insist that out couples use our preferred suppliers and you are free to go with whoever you like. You can see a list of our recommended suppliers here.

DO YOU CHARGE CORKAGE?

No, we do not charge any corkage if you want to organise your own drinks. We do offer an optional in house pay bar service however you are also free to use a third party supplier if you would prefer.

IS THERE POWER?

Yes, there is a dedicated 32 amp power supply to the party paddock plus a separate 16 amp supply with eight sockets around the lake. There is also mains power in the glampsite, firepit pavilion and glampsite kitchen. We can get power to anywhere on site and will do all necessary cabling and distribution for you and your suppliers. Our 125 metre tree lined avenue is hung with festoon it's entire length and makes for a really magical fairy light pathway between all the main areas of the site.

IS THERE WATER?

Yes, there are fresh water taps all over the site and two in the party paddock specifically located for catering tents and bars.

ARE THERE ANY CURFEWS?

Loud amplified music must finish at 11pm however quieter background music may continue as late as you like as long as it is at a volume which the neighbours will not hear. Guests not staying on site must also leave by midnight to minimise late night traffic. Those staying on site can carry on the party as late as they like!

CAN WE HAVE A SMALLER GATHERING THE NIGHT BEFORE OR THE DAY AFTER?

Absolutely! When you hire the farm, we want you to make a proper weekend of it. Night before BBQs and drinks and day after, lilos on the lake cocktails are all thoroughly encouraged! Guests who have not stayed on site are very welcome to return the day after the main event and rejoin the party!

DO YOU PROVIDE A MARQUEE OR TIPIS?

We do not provide Tipis or Marquees in house however we can recommend some fantastic suppliers who will take very good care of you.

WHAT SUPPORT DO YOU OFFER?

We offer unrivalled and award winning support in the run up to and right across your weekend. We will have a team on site throughout the weekend to coordinate and assist suppliers, greet and check in guests, direct cars, assist with parking and taxis, monitor power, light fire pits, turn on lights, keep the site neat and tidy, move furniture and generally ensure that your event runs as smoothly as possible. We are also happy to conduct supplier site visits without you being here and take delivery of any items arriving ahead of time e.g. drinks and decorations.

WHAT ABOUT PARKING?

We have a proper, gravelled and well lit car park which will hold about 40 cars. Additional parking can also be provided in one of the paddocks and the main farm yard if need be.

DO WE HAVE TO USE THE GLAMPING ACCOMMODATION?

Between May and September we do insist that our glamping accommodation is taken for the weekend and do not offer a reduced "without glamping" price. Outside of these months couples do not need to take the glamping. We are very happy to charge your guests directly for their accommodation to help with affordability.

WHAT ABOUT TOILETS?

Each tent in the glampsite has it's own toilet and the safari lodges also have their own internal bathrooms. We do however recommend hiring a luxury toilet trailer or similar for the party element of your event. We can organise this for you or you are free to source yourselves.

CAN WE HAVE A CEREMONY?

Absolutely! About two thirds of our couples choose to have a symbolic ceremony at the farm. You can do this anywhere you like although by the lake or amongst the lakeside trees are the most popular spots. We aren't licenced to do the legal paperwork signing bit although there are changes to the law expected in the next year or two which will allow us to also take care of the legals.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?

The site is very well drained and outside of the winter it is rarely soggy underfoot. That said, couples should recommend their guests bring some appropriate footwear just in case. If you are planning an outdoor ceremony then we recommend you have a plan B Tipi or Marquee layout which will accommodate a ceremony undercover. Our team will help put any contingency plans in to place and have 4x4 vehicles and trailers available to move furniture and decor, even at a last minute call.

WHAT IS THE CAPACITY OF THE SITE?

The overall site is huge, about six acres in total and perfectly capable of accommodating many hundreds of people. That said, when guests numbers go beyond 200, additional thought does need to be given to transport and parking and we would recommend bringing guests in by bus if guest numbers are very large.

WHAT ABOUT RECYCLING AND RUBBISH?

We provide commercial recycling and general waste bins and as long as all waste end up in the right bin, we will organise removal of it on your behalf,

WHEN CAN WE COME AND SEE THE FARM?

We would love to give you a private tour of our beautiful farm and can accommodate most days of the week and times of day. Email stuart@horsleyhalefarm.co.uk to book an appointment.

Horsley Hale Farm

Horsley Hale
Ely

Cambridgeshire

CB6 1ER

01353 361470

07900 247241

stuart@horsleyhalefarm.co.uk

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