Crockwell is situated in stunning rural surroundings at the centre of a working farm. In order to preserve the countryside around us, and further, we are dedicated to minimising our impact on the environment.
In 2012, we installed a 50 KW system including replacing one roof with an integrated solar roof – generating enough power to cover the wedding venue’s basic energy needs throughout the summer months and also contributing significantly in winter.
In 2014 we installed a biomass boiler which burns wood chip and powers the underfloor heating system installed in 2020 which heats the entire venue. This heat will eventually be used to dry grain from the farm, further reducing our use of oil.
Offering exclusive use over three days means a less frequent change-over both for the venue and our nine bedrooms. This means our bed linen and towels are used for a weekend, not just one day while having less weddings per week results in lower energy usage.
We use low energy light bulbs wherever possible throughout the venue, which are also in many cases on timers meaning they are less likely to be left on when not needed.
In order to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles, and look after the small businesses around us, we use local suppliers and tradesmen wherever possible. The eggs we use for breakfasts are free-range and come from a local farmer in Maidford, mushrooms from Richard in Moreton Pinkney (pictured) 2 miles away and our free range sausages and bacon come from our local village butcher. It is important that our caterers, Ross & Ross also share the same green ethos as us and they too are working hard to reduce their impact on the environment. Read how here.
Wedding guests are welcome to camp here at the farm overnight, saving fuel on driving to a hotel or B&B.
Lining the driveway, adjacent to recently created parkland is a generous strip of wild flowers. These not only lend themselves as a beautiful backdrop for wedding photos but also provide a rich environment for the dwindling British bee population as well as other insects and small animals. In the years to come, we will be adding more wildflower and grass meadows to the farm as Crockwell enters the Countryside Stewardship Scheme which aims to improve the environmental value of farmland in England through providing rich habitats for our natural species through grassland, wildflowers and woodland alongside agriculture.
Crockwell Farm Weddings