Frequently Asked Questions
Got some questions for us? Below is some information that should hopefully answer most queries but if you need more information please don’t hesitate to drop us a line here or call us on 01283 372 715.
The Wedding Barn
When can we come to see the venue?
We are available to show you around the venue 7 days a week subject to weddings and can also offer evening appointments. To come and say hello please give us a call on 01283 372 715 to arrange a time or drop us a message.
How do we find you?
Our nearest town is Burton on Trent and we are easy to get to from the M6 or M1. For a Sat Nav use the postcode DE13 8TN or you can find us on Google Maps here.
Can we get married at the Wedding Barn?
Yes. Our Ceremony Room and Pavilion are both licensed for wedding ceremonies. For a legal ceremony you can book a registrar with Staffordshire Registration Service. There is more info on their website here.
What dates are the barns available for our wedding day?
We keep a live calendar so you can see exactly when we are available for your wedding day. To take a look please click here.
Do you charge corkage?
Yes, we charge £5.50 per day guest aged 18 or over should you want to bring your own wine and toast drink for the wedding breakfast. This charge is to cover the cost of chilling and serving the wine, use of the glassware and recycling the bottles. Please note the corkage option does not include the reception drinks.
Do we get exclusive use of the venue?
Absolutely yes! Exclusive use begins from one hour before your ceremony through to midnight, however you may have access to get ready and set up earlier. This is about your big day and no-one else’s – however you decide to celebrate.
Is there parking? Can we leave cars overnight?
Free parking is available but please encourage your guests to consider the use of car sharing as space can be limited if all guests drive separately. You are welcome to leave a car with us overnight but we ask all cars be removed by 10 am the next day.
What are the accommodation options?
We have a bridal preparation room on site available for use in the morning through to the wedding breakfast. For overnight accommodation at the barns we have a selection of pods that sleep between 2 & 4 people, you can see more information here. There are also several excellent hotels very close by including a Hilton less than five minutes drive away. For more information please see our local accommodation page.
Are pets welcome on site?
Any well behaved pet is welcome with us, after all for some it wouldn’t be a wedding day without a four legged friend in attendance.
What are the disabled facilities like?
We are disability and pram friendly with wheelchair access to all barns and surrounding grounds and disabled toilet facilities.
How do we pay for the venue hire?
The venue hire is split into two stages. 50% is paid as a date reservation fee when you book and the other 50% of the balance is due 6 weeks before your wedding day.
When you book you have a choice as to how you pay your 50% date reservation fee. It can be paid all at once or split into 3 roughly equal monthly payments.
For example, if the venue hire if £5,500 the date reservation fee is £2,750 and the balance due 6 weeks before your wedding day is £2,750. If you decide to split the date reservation fee into 3 payments, the first payment will be £950 when you book, £950 on the same day a month later and then £850 the month after that.
Payment may be made by bank transfer.
Do your prices include VAT?
Yes, all our prices are inclusive of VAT where applicable. You can see more information on our prices here.
Does the venue hire include tables and chairs?
Yes, the venue hire includes the tables and chairs you will need for the day as well as a dedicated wedding coordinator and bar staff. We have a mix of circular dining tables, oblong “top” tables and rustic farmhouse tables for your wedding cake and other items you wish to display as well as our resident drinks cart ‘Geraldine’!
Your Wedding Day
When can we access the Bridal Suite?
Can we decorate or use a Venue Dresser to decorate the Barns? When can we start setting up for the day?
On the day of your wedding your Venue Dresser and any other suppliers may have access from 8am onwards to begin setting up. Any personal decorations such as table plans and favours can be delivered to us in advance of the day with prior arrangement. We ask that all large items or decorations on the beams are removed by 9am the following morning, and smaller items are collected by 10 am unless an alternative arrangement has been made.
Can we get married outside?
If you’ve always dreamed of an outdoor wedding in the countryside, we can help. Our beautiful wedding pavilion, set in our garden overlooking the lake, is ideal for an outdoor ceremony. And don’t worry – we always have plans in place to move indoors if the British weather lets us down.
How many can you seat for the ceremony?
There are several different ways we can set out seating. Indoors we can set it either up to 90 or 160 depending how we arrange the barns and outdoors we can also seat up to 160.
Who conducts the wedding ceremony?
Can we use confetti?
Which caterers can we use?
We offer a choice of amazing caterers. You can see more details on them here.
Do you have any caterers that specialise in Asian celebrations?
Yes. We have a choice of Asian caterers if you are looking for authentic cusine. You can see more information on them here.
Can we use fireworks and sky lanterns?
Sadly fireworks and sky lanterns are prohibited due to the dangers of damaging the surrounding national forest and crops or upsetting livestock.
What time does the bar close and the music finish?
What time should we ask guests to order their taxis? Can you recommend any taxi firms?
Carriages at midnight and we ask that the Barns are vacated by 12.15 am. Reliable local options for taxis include:
Barton Family Cars – 01283 712726
Able Taxis – 01283 543333
Station Taxis – 01283 532000
530 Cars – 01283 530530
We hope you found all the information you were looking for, if we have missed anything then please get in touch. You can also see our availability and prices below.
See when we are available for your dream wedding day and get in touch.
Find out the prices for exclusive venue hire and see what’s included.
Any more queries or want to book a viewing? Then drop us a line here.