frequently asked questions What is the seating capacity for the barn? The barn will comfortably seat 100 persons for a meal and up to 120 (so an additional 20 persons) in the evening. We provide 10 round tables, 100 chairs and some trestle tables. When will I have access to the barn to setup? The barn will be available for setting up one day before and again the morning after the event for dismantling/collections. We only hold one wedding per week so there is plenty of time to be relaxed about the preparation of the venue. We do not operate a conveyor style set up whereby you can’t get in until the morning and you need to leave with all your belongings that night! Do you have set caterers? We have a choice of caterers you can use, either Crucial Cuisine or Tom’s Kitchen. Can we bring in our own wine and do you charge corkage? You can provide your own wine to have with your meal. There is a set corkage charge for any wines or bubbly that you would like to provide yourself. All other drinks are available from the bar that is provided and your own wine can only be served during the meal. Does The Thatch Barn have a Civil Ceremony License? No, at this time we are not licensed for civil partnerships, however we can offer ring ceremonies/ blessings, or you can get married in the church opposite the Barn with prior agreement of the local vicar. What time does the venue have to be vacated by? Music has to finish at 11.30 pm and guests should vacate the premises by 11.45 pm Do you have any accommodation? There is no accommodation actually in the village itself, however there are many very good B&B’s and hotels in the area, within a 10 minute drive. Full details upon request. Is the venue wheelchair friendly? Yes, we have disabled toilet facilities, and the barn itself, as well as most of the grounds, are on the flat. Are candles allowed? Candles and tea lights are allowed inside the barn, on the condition they are in stable containers and no naked flames (i.e. in tea light holder, jam jar, hurricane vase etc.) Are fireworks allowed? Regrettably, due to the building being thatched, we are not permitted to allow fireworks on the premises. Is the barn heated? During the cooler months we can supply heat to the barn, for which there is a charge of £40. This is by means of a hot air blower to take the chill off the building. Are there any extra charges? We like to be transparent as a wedding is an enormous expense. When you hire the barn, you pay for the barn and our only other charge is a REFUNDABLE breakages deposit, which is returned to you 48 hours after the event. In addition to the barn hire fee, you will need to consider the cost of catering, any drinks you would like to provide, and then your own choice of florist, photographer, cake, entertainment, and of course wedding attire!