Dream Venues Collection
Find out all of the answers to your wedding worries and questions. With a little help from the Dream Venues Collection, you can have the day you have always dreamed of!
Each of our dream venues have their own personality and differences, but as a group we strive to make your wedding day the best it can be! We pride ourselves on our reputation and know how to deliver the best service. We’ve delivered hundreds of weddings to lovely couples like yourselves, so we’ve got all of the answers you need right here to ensure you have the best wedding day with us.
For individual FAQ’s dependent on venue please see our individual venue pages. If you have any further questions, please email our team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01200 400699
It is the responsibility of the couple getting married to arrange for a Registrar or celebrant to be in attendance on their Wedding Day. Please ask your Wedding Coordinator who the closest registry office is.
All of our weddings are individually priced depending on the date and number of guests present at your wedding. For a quotation, please contact our Wedding Coordinator.
After the initial deposit has been paid, we ask for 50% of the estimated balance nine months prior, the total invoice is to be cleared no later than three months prior. We do understand however that you may need to add additional items onto the invoice after the three month point, we ask for this to be settled no later than one month prior. You are more than welcome to pay off a larger proportion at anytime if you prefer. Payment can be made by cash, card, cheque or via online banking.
Yes, speak to your Wedding Coordinator for more details. If guests staying elsewhere wish to join you for breakfast the following morning – please speak to your Wedding Coordinator.
Yes, we have z-beds for children ages 12 and under and cots available at an additional charge.
Yes we require you to have Wedding Insurance. The average cost of a wedding these days is around £20,000. Many people will spend much less than this and others much more, but everyone getting married has something in common – in paying for their big day they are making one of the largest financial investments of their lives. After buying a house or a car, the other significant financial commitment in most people’s lives will be their wedding day or civil partnership.
We do not provide a venue dresser. Your Wedding Coordinator will discuss how the building will be presented with you at the time of booking. If you feel a venue dresser is required you are welcome to organise this yourself.
Yes, as long as it is biodegradable. We do not allow confetti cannons.
Yes, we do provide a cake stand and knife.
We suggest between 8 and 12 guests per table. Tables are either 5ft or 6ft in size and a top table of 10 would be 18 ft in length.
You are required to use our team of in-house Chefs for your Wedding Breakfast but please speak to your Wedding Coordinator if you have any religious catering requirements.
Please speak to your Wedding Coordinator about the evening supper and any extras such as candy carts.
Yes, we just charge a corkage fee, please speak to your Wedding Coordinator in advance.
Yes, please speak to your Wedding Coordinator regarding access and collection times, along with what relevant insurance documents are required.
Any table decorations, table plan, name cards etc. can be dropped off either the day prior or on the morning of your wedding. Please package ALL items table by table with clear instructions and pictures where possible to enable our team to set up your tables correctly. Although we will do our upmost to store everything in a safe environment, our venues will not be held responsible for anything misplaced or broken.
Our venues have beautiful chairs however should you require them, chair covers can be hired from your venue dresser.
Where possible we will do our utmost to provide a room for you to get ready in. Please speak to your Wedding Coordinator for further details on this.
You are able to choose two starters, main courses and desserts, with an additional Vegetarian option for each course. If you choose to offer a choice to your guests we require a full list of guest’s meals per table, no later than one month before your wedding along with any dietary requirements there may be. The choice of each person’s meal must also be written on the back of the name cards that are placed on the tables during the wedding breakfast, provided by the happy couple. Throughout the year we offer taster events, this is your chance to come to taste the dishes you like and the wine too. These are additional to the wedding package and you can bring as many guests as you like.
Yes, we provide beautiful silver candelabras, mirror plates and tea lights, which you are more than welcome to use on the day and dress however you like. For measurements etc, please speak to your Wedding Coordinator.
Depending on guest numbers we allow approximately 2 hours for the meal & 30 minutes in total for the speeches, more time may be required, please speak to your Wedding Coordinator about this.
We require approximately one hour (depending on the number of guests) to turn the venue around for the evening. During this time your guests may use the other areas of our venues or residents may go up to their rooms. If you choose to have a band for your evening entertainment we may require longer but this will be discussed with you.
We are happy for you to bring your own entertainment. This may be a band or a singer, for example. All we ask is that they provide us with a current Public Liability Insurance certificate. Please be aware of the space available when booking your entertainment. Any entertainment booked needs to be made aware by you that we operate a noise limiter at our venue due to nearby residents.
We suggest that the best time to serve the evening supper is around 9.30pm. Food is served for a maximum of one hour and then cleared away. There are several options to choose from, supplements apply dependent on your menu choice. Please ask your Dream Maker for further details.