Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my own suppliers?2020-03-01T11:22:24+00:00

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.

Do you allow outside caterers?2020-03-01T11:22:04+00:00

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. 

Can we have a band?2020-03-01T11:21:47+00:00

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.

Can we have fireworks/Chinese lanterns?2020-03-01T11:21:28+00:00

We do not permit fireworks/Chinese lanterns as we are surrounded by farmland.

Do we have to have an evening buffet?2020-03-10T09:17:12+00:00

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.

Do we have to have a sit down meal?2020-03-01T11:20:55+00:00

No, we try to make everything possible and anything is negotiable. 

What overnight accommodation do you provide?2020-03-01T11:20:38+00:00

We have rooms available at The Lodge Country Inn from £50 per night.

Please call 01245 320060 to check availability and book.

What are your finishing times?2020-03-10T09:17:59+00:00

Sun-Thurs – 11.30pm

Fri-Sat – Midnight

When would we have to pay you?2020-03-10T09:18:32+00:00

£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.

Can we just have the ceremony at The Lodge Country Event Venue?2020-03-01T11:19:51+00:00

Yes, but we cannot offer a ‘ceremony only’ option on a Friday or Saturday.

Can we just have the wedding breakfast and reception at The Lodge Country Event Venue?2020-03-10T09:18:55+00:00

Yes, please be aware that we cater for a minimum of 40 guests for this option.

Do you have an Event Manager?2020-03-01T11:19:14+00:00

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.

How many people can the venue hold?2020-03-10T09:19:21+00:00

130 guests for a sit-down meal

200 guests for a party

Do you allow confetti on site?2020-03-01T11:18:36+00:00

We allow bio-degradable confetti in allocated areas.
Please speak to your Event Manager.

Are other weddings scheduled on the same day?2020-03-01T11:18:21+00:00

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.

How many guests can be seated around each table?2020-03-01T11:18:05+00:00

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.

What is in the fine print in relation to offers or packages?2020-03-10T09:20:10+00:00

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.

Can I bring my own wine, beer or champagne, and is there a corkage fee if I do?2020-03-01T11:16:58+00:00

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.

Do you have Hog Roast/BBQ?2020-03-10T09:20:58+00:00

Yes, we provide both.  Food is cooked outside.

During inclement weather it will be cooked in our kitchens and served inside for food hygiene, health and safety reasons. 

Saturday’s Surprise Bride

Thank you and your team for a brilliant day… fun was had by all!
Saturday’s Surprise Bride

Lorraine – 09/03/19

So pleased I chose this venue

I’m so pleased I chose this venue everything was perfect!
Marquee looked stunning, staff were friendly, Ann and Jane the organisers were amazing with all their help and recommendations, I couldn’t have done it without them!

Kelly Carrion – 06/04/19

100 per cent recommend The Lodge

Made us feel at ease the whole time and it showed throughout the wedding.
Our whole day was perfect!
Will miss you lots, but one thing I can say is if anyone is looking to book a venue, look no further.
Will 100% recommend The Lodge as you will not be disappointed. Thank you again to Jane, Ann and all the team xxx.

Lauren & Chris – 13/04/19

Our Day Was Perfect

“The staff were amazing, they did everything to make it perfect for us. Cannot thank them enough.
Would definitely recommend having your wedding here xx”

Kerry & Darryl – 18 May 2019

The venue looked stunning

Fantastic Twilight Wedding on Saturday, the venue looked stunning.
We cannot thank Sam, Jane, Ann and Kate for all their help and support before the event, during and after.
Nothing was too much trouble, couldn’t have been better.
Thank you again, love Judy and Paul xxx

Judy & Paul – 23/03/19

I cannot recommend The Lodge enough

“Thank you so much Jane and Ann we had the most amazing day.
I cannot recommend The Lodge enough, it was beautiful, your staff were amazing and made sure everything was spot on throughout the day. 

The food was perfect and all the guests commented how nice it was. 
We could not have asked for anything more.
Thank you again, it was the perfect venue xxx”

Lisa & Alan – 20/04/19