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Which room would we have our civil ceremony in?
The Drawing Room, The Terrace Room and The Garden are all licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies.
How many guests can we invite for a Civil Wedding Ceremony
The Drawing Room - capacity of up to 45 guests.
The Terrace Room and Garden - capacity of up to 120 guests.
Do we have to book the registrar separately?
Yes, it is a legal requirement that you contact the Registrar separately and ensure they are available to conduct a Civil Wedding Ceremony on the date you have chosen. It is advised that you do this before confirming your wedding date with Blackbrook House. We are more than happy to help you with booking your registrar.
How long does a Civil Ceremony take?
A Civil Ceremony usually takes around 25 minutes, a little longer if you include readings or music.
What is the maximum number of guests we can have for the Wedding Breakfast?
We can fit a maximum of 120 guests.
What time can we arrive at Blackbrook House on our Wedding Day?
Our normal exclusive hire of the house starts at 1pm, but this is can be altered should circumstances require. The Bride and her bridal party are welcome to use the Bridal Suite for the morning of the wedding, for an additional cost.
Can we drop anything off before our wedding?
Yes! We have tonnes of storage space, so you can drop table plans, name cards, favours etc. off at the house any time before the wedding. You can also drop off your dress and suits too if you like.
Do you allow children at Blackbrook House?
Yes, we welcome children to Blackbrook House.
Do you have any high chairs we can use?
Yes, we have 4 high chairs which you are welcome to use.
Can you provide an easel to hold our table plan?
Yes, we provide an easel which can hold your table plan.
What time do we have to finish the party?
In order to conform with our Premises License, all wedding parties must finish by 11pm, however this can be extended for an additional hour for an extra cost.
When do I have to confirm final numbers?
We need your final numbers 6 weeks prior to your wedding date.
Is the House lit from the outside at night time?
Yes, outside the house is lit at night time.
Can we have fireworks?
Unfortunately, fireworks are not permitted.
Can we have sparklers?
Yes, sparklers are permitted.
Can we launch Chinese lanterns?
Unfortunately, we don’t allow Chinese lanterns to be launched as the debris impacts on our local residents and farmland. It also causes harm to local livestock. This ruling is in line with recommendations from the Country Land Association.
Can we have a menu tasting session with the caterers?
Yes! Once you have discussed your menu ideas with our team, we will host a tasting session for you, to ensure you are happy with your choices and give you the opportunity to make any changes. You will also get the opportunity to taste some wine!
Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
Yes, we can cater for all dietary needs.
What age do you classify a child?
Anyone aged 12 and under is classified as a child.
Can we bring our own wine in?
Wine and champagne must be purchased through Blackbrook House and we don’t offer a corkage service. If there is something specific you would like to offer to your guests which isn’t on our wine list we will be happy to try and source it on your behalf.
Do you have accommodation?
We do have accommodation, but to give you your continued privacy, it is located off site. The Farm is located just a short 5 minute drive from Blackbrook House.
How many people can stay overnight at The Farm?
The Farm can accommodate up to 26 people, with 12 bedrooms across four separate dwellings.
Can we bring our own cots?
We have one cot at The Farm, however should you require more, guests are welcome to bring their own travel cot.
Can we stay over the night before our wedding?
The Farm is available for both the night before and the night of your wedding.
Can my guests call independently to book a bedroom?
The bride and groom must co-ordinate the booking and payment of the full property. Single bedrooms cannot be booked out separately.
Do you have other hotels / B&B’s locally?
Yes, there are plenty of other hotels and B&B’s locally.
We welcome your ideas and input into decorations, but please bear the following in mind:
Can we have candles around The House?
Candles can be used on the tables as long as they are in a safe candle holder.
Can we have confetti or rose petals?
We do allow the throwing of confetti and rose petals, but only outside the house.
Can we have helium balloons?
Yes, you can have helium balloons.