Frequently asked questions


Is there any flexibility with the arrival and departure times?
If we have no prior booking we can accommodate an early arrival but check out times are set because of staffing and housekeeping requirements so are difficult to change.

 

Will you allow fireworks or Chinese lanterns?
Unfortunately we will not allow fireworks or Chinese lanterns. We are surrounded by livestock who would be adversely affected and our priorities lie with the wild life and nearby residents.

 

Will our service providers be allowed access prior to the day for set up?
We will do our utmost to allow access to the house, marquee and grounds whenever possible.

 

If we are having a marquee celebration will there be access to the House?
During the celebrations the house will remain locked.  This is due to licencing regulations with Hudsons being the responsible party.  Their staff will ensure that overnight guests only can gain access.

 

Are pets allowed?
Pets are allowed on the ground floor of the house only, and will not be allowed in the kitchen and the preparation areas on the day of the wedding.

 

Can we decorate the marquee?
Yes, every wedding must have its own character. Decoration will be permitted as long as it doesn’t leave any visual effects or defects.  It can be discussed with the wedding coordinator

 

Can we decorate the gardens for example additional lighting?
We can help you with your lighting choices with prior consultation.

 

Are there designated smoking areas?
We have designated smoking areas to the rear of the house and outside the marquee.

 

Can you recommend anywhere close by for additional accommodation?
There are several hotels very close but two are within 2 miles from our venue, Lairhillock Lodge and the Premier Inn at Bourtreebush.

 

Do you allow confetti to be thrown at your venue?
We will allow confetti in moderation.

 

Can you provide an easel to hold our table plan?
We can provide an easel for the table plan.

 

Can you recommend any local suppliers (photographers, florists etc)?
We can supply contacts for most requirements.

 

Can my photographer have access to the house and grounds prior to the wedding day?
We will accommodate additional access whenever possible.

 

Will red wine be allowed in the house?
It is fine for red wine to be consumed in the house or any other coloured drinks.

 

Do you have a bridal suite?
We have the Alexandra suite for the bride and groom.

 

Where does the bride get ready?
We have a bridal dressing room with full length mirrors complete with a double hair and make-up station, perfect for preparation.

Can we bring our own cots and bedding?
Yes, the majority of our rooms are large enough to accommodate additional cots. It would be helpful to have prior notice so that we can help with the planning. Unfortunately we do not stock bedding for cots but can look into ordering on clients behalf.

What are the car parking arrangements?

For smaller groups the gravel drive and surrounds are sufficient for parking up to 10 cars.   For events there is parking for up to 50 cars within a few yards of the venue and anything more than that we have hardstanding 200 yards from the house at the farm.

Is there disabled access?

The ground floor is disabled friendly and we have disabled toilet facilities for any receptions.  Due to the age of the house the bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs have a number of steps between them so they are not suitable.  The Lairhillock Inn 2 miles away offers bedrooms with disabled access.