What’s included in a Crockwell wedding?

We have been hosting weddings for over fifteen years and we know it’s the little touches that go a long way. Everything here is included in the facility fee; there will be no hidden extra charges.

Exclusive use over three days

Unlike most wedding venues, we do not hold weddings on consecutive days. You will have exclusive use of the venue from the afternoon before your wedding right through to mid morning the day after. For us, it’s about quality not quantity; we want to get to know you during the planning process and focus on getting it spot on.  You will not feel like you are on a “wedding conveyor belt.”

 

Taster Evening

For couples who have booked their wedding with us, we offer an evening of food and wine tasting here at Crockwell. The evening also aims to give you an insight as to how your evening may look and feel and gives you the opportunity of bringing your parents to see the venue “dressed”.

Co-ordination of your day

Help with the smooth-running of the day from the first enquiry until you leave for your honeymoon.

We are in the office to answer any questions however big or small. We formulate an outline itinerary of your day based on the time and location of your ceremony. At a planning meeting 6/8 months before the wedding we will go through the detail of this plan to encompass your ideas and confirming contact details of outside suppliers etc.

It is your day and we will not take over, but we will be there in the background.

Laura, Rosie, Hermione or Amy will meet you when you arrive on the day before, and will be on hand during the day to guide you and make sure everything goes smoothly.

Dance Floor

A star cloth light ceiling, a hardwood floor and a raised dedicated stage in an internal marquee that is attached to the main marquee – this area is generally revealed after the meal. A great benefit is that as well as providing a fabulous place to dance no tables and chairs need to be moved to make room for the band or disco. Also the noise is slightly contained so your granny can keep sitting in her chair and continue talking while missing none of the action.

Lighting Effects

The venue is sympathetically lit, and becomes magical when darkness falls.

Outside there are fairy lights threaded through the large walnut tree in the garden, and the barn and veranda have lamps and more fairy lights . Inside candles and tealights are provided, the chandeliers and all the lights are on dimmers which keeps the atmosphere during the evening. We have installed up-lighters around the walls of the marquee. These provide a colour wash which allows you to theme the marquee simply but very effectively with no extra cost; you can choose from any combination of colours.

Insulation & Heating

Although the marquees look like the traditional dream wedding marquee, they are actually situated within permanent buildings which have been insulated and so can be kept at a constant ambient temperature. You don’t need to worry about being blown away, and rain and snow won’t affect you. Although of course you would love perfect weather, it will not matter from a practical point of view.

Gardens & Space

Hermione spends as much time as she can in her garden, and who can blame her; it is a lovely place to be! The gardens have many great spots for taking photos; there will always be something to see, whatever the time of year. The views from the marquee and veranda are special, and photographers find different aspects every week. If you are planning a summer wedding you are welcome to bring garden games etc.

Parking

There is plenty of parking for your guests and cars can be left overnight. Wedding guests are also welcome to camp here at the farm overnight if they wish, saving fuel on driving to a hotel or B&B.

"Bonuses are access the day before to set up and the comfortable accommodation for guests . Above all Hermione and all the staff are totally straight about what is included in the price - no hidden extras. I cannot recommend it too highly."

- Shona Patterson -