Frequently Asked Questions
Aside from caterers and chair cover providers, yes, of course.
However, as we do pride ourselves on being able to provide the best service to you and your guests, we provide a list of reputable recommended suppliers for your convenience who have worked closely with us for some considerable time and are familiar with the venue.
Should you choose a supplier who is not on our recommended list we would ask that they liaise closely with our Event Management Team so that they are well prepared for the day.
If a new supplier is brought in with less than two weeks notice we cannot be held responsible for any problems that may occur on the day.
Suppliers are responsible for disposing of their own rubbish.
No, as we have a great catering team who can do a bespoke menu just for you.
If you discuss your requirements with your Event Manager she will work with the banqueting team to ensure all your requirements are catered for.
Bands are permitted and noise levels must not exceed 95 decibels.
For the comfort of your guests and our neighbours we reserve the right to stop bands playing if they exceed these limits.
Bands are also required to set up equipment and do soundchecks before your guests arrive wherever practicable.
Ideally bands and DJ’s should visit the venue prior to the event so that they are familiar with the layout and equipment they will be using.
All electrical equipment is run from one 13 amp socket so if extension leads are required, checks must be made to ensure that they will not cause a circuit overload.
We do not permit fireworks/Chinese lanterns as we are surrounded by farmland.
If your function extends to the evening we would recommend that you offer your guests a food option.
The good news is that you are not tied to a traditional evening buffet and are welcome to work with your Event Manager to create your own bespoke menu.
No, we try to make everything possible and anything is negotiable.
We have rooms available at The Lodge Country Inn from £50 per night.
Please call 01245 320060 to check availability and book.
Sun-Thurs – 11.30pm
Fri-Sat – Midnight
£750 non-refundable booking fee (£850 for Wedding Packages) on booking to secure your date.
Final Payment and Damage Deposit 42 days before your event.
Any additional guests added less than 42 days before your event must be paid for on booking. We are unable to reduce numbers less than 42 days before your event.
All other fees stated on Terms and Conditions signed at time of booking.
Yes, but we cannot offer a ‘ceremony only’ option on a Friday or Saturday.
Yes, please be aware that we cater for a minimum of 40 guests for this option.
Yes we do, she has a wealth of experience and she will work with you to create your perfect day from your first consultation until your last guest departs working alongside your exclusive bar and banqueting team.
130 guests for a sit-down meal
200 guests for a party
We allow bio-degradable confetti in allocated areas.
Please speak to your Event Manager.
No, when you hire The Lodge Country Event Venue it is exclusively yours during the hours you have hired it for.
It is our belief that your day is extra special so we concentrate exclusively on you and your guests for the duration of your function.
A maximum of 10 guests around a round table and your top table will be laid according to how large your bridal party is.
You will have the opportunity to discuss this with your Event Manager and she will ensure that the marquee is laid out so that it is aesthetically pleasing to you and your guests.
Where glasses of wine are included in the package, it will be stated whether they are red/white/rose.
Where half bottles of wine are included we will consult with you on your preferences for red/white/rose. Each bottle will be left on the table.
Sorry, we do not offer corkage.
We do have a fine selection of wines and champagnes at very reasonable prices and will always endeavour to provide the drinks of your choice.