Please ask your cake provider to arrive between 10.30am and 12pm (for a 2pm ceremony)
Any Decor Providers
Can access from 10.30am, and should be set up by 12pm latest for a 2pm ceremony. Any later and guests will begin arriving and see them still setting up which is not preferable.
Evening Photobooths & Music Providers
Usually bands/DJ's will work out their own arrival time based on their individual set up needs. They need to be informed by you of the time they are due to start the music. If you have a marquee or event suite as your function area for the evening then they will be able to access any time from 10am to set up their equipment. If your evening reception is in the barn the supplier will need to wait to gain access once you have finished the meal/speeches. It is usual for bands/DJ's to arrive between 5-6pm. For photo booths, these go in the barn opposite the bar, so the supplier will need to wait to gain access once you have finished the meal/speeches.
The timings we suggest for the bouncy castles are [for a 2pm ceremony....] are 2.30/3pm - 8pm. Your provider may arrive before the ceremony to bring the castle in, but we do not recommend inflation prior to the ceremony as this can make it difficult for parents to get/keep children seated.
Our recommended suppliers may arrive prior to the 10am set up time and can arrange their arrivals with us directly. As they know the venue and do not require event manager assistance, many are allowed access in the days prior where available.
Any other suppliers requiring early access please apply to the wedding team and we will try our best to assist. Please however do note that your hire of the venue starts at 10am, and prior to this it will not be ready.
Venue Hire Times
Unless otherwise agreed, the standard hire times are from 10.30 to 00:00. The wedding photo garden will close by 20:00 (or before if dark) for the safety of children, as this garden is not visible from the patio and leads to the water.