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There are a number of questions that we get asked quite a lot, so we have compiled this helpful list to hopefully answer any that you may have. If you are still unsure of something, then please contact us on email@example.com and we will be happy to help!
CAN WE BRING OUR OWN SUPPLIERS?
Yes!! We do not have any set suppliers so you are free to bring anyone you want (they will need to be approved by us). We can also recommend a number of different suppliers who have worked with us at the Hall and are very familiar with the venue.
HOW IS IT ALL PRICED UP?
We pride ourselves on having a very transparent pricing structure. The hire cost applies to the hire of the entire Hall and Grounds for the whole weekend (or mid week), including all accommodation inside the hall. You are then free to choose whatever suppliers (caterers, musicians, extra decor) you wish on top, meaning that you are in control of the costs. You could have sharing platters, a 3-course meal, BBQ, hog roast, buffet - whatever suits you - you are not resticted to any set suppliers. We can of course advise you if you wish as we have been lucky to work with a whole bunch of amazing suppliers!!
With the accommodation, it is then up to you whether you incur the cost yourself or pass on that cost to your guests that are staying.
CAN WE HIRE THE HALL FOR ONE DAY?
The Hall is hired out on a weekend / mid week exclusive use basis, so unfortunately we don't hire out for just one day. If the date you require happens to land on a weekend where we have an in-house event on for just the one day then it is something that we can consider, so please give us a call.
HOW MUCH IS FOOD ON TOP OF THE HIRE PRICE?
As stated above, one of the major draws of our venue is that we don't charge for food, you are free to use whatever caterers you wish. If however you would like a guide price to help you plan, we have caterers that we use for events and their prices start at just £30 per head for a beautiful 3-course meal.
CAN WE PROVIDE OUR OWN DRINK?
Welcome drinks will be provided by us and we have some great packages available, but we can also work with you to choose the perfect bespoke package - be it a personalised cocktail, signature tipple, Winter Pimms, Bottled beer, Champagne or a combination. We also have an extensive wine list to choose the perfect table wine and toast drink from, but should you wish to bring your own for this then we charge a £5+VAT corkage fee per bottle.
CAN WE HAVE FIREWORKS?
We get asked this a lot. As a rule, we only really allow fireworks on New Year's Eve and Bonfire night, but if fireworks are an absolute must for your big day, then we would need to ask permission from the neighbours and local farmers due to animals being in close proximity to the Hall.
CAN WE HAVE SPARKLERS?
Yes - a number of our guests have done this at the front of the Hall and it looks great!
DO YOU ALLOW CONFETTI, GLITTER BOMBS OR CHINESE LANTERNS?
We allow natural confetti to be used outside, but we do not allow glitter bombs or Chinese Lanterns.
WHAT TIME CAN WE ARRIVE THE DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING?
You can arrive from 2pm the day before and you will need to leave by 2pm the day after the wedding.
WHAT TIME DO THE GUESTS NEED TO LEAVE THE HALL THE NIGHT OF THE WEDDING?
We ask that all guests that are not staying over at the Hall, leave by 12:45am
DO YOU HAVE A LATE BAR LICENSE?
Our bar license runs up until 1:00am
WHAT TIME CAN WE PLAY MUSIC UNTIL?
All music will need to stop at 12:30am
HOW MANY GUESTS CAN STAY OVER?
We have 10 luxury en-suite bedrooms inside the hall that can sleep up to 21 guests and have just finished rennovating our new accommodation "The Stables" inside the old Victorian stable block, clock tower and dog kennels on site. These will sleep an additional 24 guests and are split between four self accommodating cottages, so there is the option at an extra cost of staying after the wedding if you wished. You can read all about the extra accommodation here and we would be happy to answer any questions on email.
WHEN WILL YOUR NEW ACCOMMODATION BE READY?
The Stables are now up and running and ready for guests, you can see the full website and details here.
DO WE NEED TO TAKE ALL ACCOMMODATION?
You will need to take all accommodation within the Hall itself and this is included in the hire price, but the new accommodation you will not. You will be given a date by which you will need to let us know whether or not you require the additional accommodation, and if you do not we reserve the right to hire it out as holiday accommodation. Anyone staying on this basis however will not have access to the Hall and so will not infringe on your wedding.
DO YOU HAVE ADDITONAL BEDS IN THE ROOMS?
We have two single put-up beds and a travel cot. We are more than happy to discuss your requirements.
CAN WE STAY AN ADDITIONAL NIGHT?
Yes you can, depending on availability. Give us a ring to discuss prices.
HOW DO WE BOOK THE REGISTRAR?
Simply visit the website here, or ring Welshpool Registry Office direct on 0845 602 7038 / 01597 827468 and they will go through the procedures with you. We do not get involved in this process you will have to make sure you do this as soon as you can to ensure your date and time slot don't get taken.
HOW LONG DOES A CIVIL CEREMONY TAKE?
It depends if you have any readings or not, but the main structure of the ceremony takes 20 minutes. Readings can take this up to 25 minutes.
DO YOU HAVE A SOUND SYSTEM FOR MUSIC DURING THE CEREMONY OR MICROPHONES FOR THE SPEECHES?
We do not have a sound system and do not provide microphones. Most couples bring a small amp and their laptop and this works fine.
WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN OUTDOOR CEREMONY BUT ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE WEATHER ON THE DAY. WHEN IS THE LATEST WE CAN DECIDE BY?
In this country this really can be an issue for couples dreaming of tying the knot outside. We are very flexible and you can make the final decision on the day (providing you have already decided what you will do if you have to bring the ceremony inside). However, the final decision will ultimately lie with the registrar.
IS THERE A REHEARSAL BEFORE HAND?
This will not include the registrar but Julia or Polly will go through everything with you the day before, even down to the music!
HOW MUCH TIME WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO LEAVE BETWEEN THE CEREMONY AND FOOD?
In our experience, 1.5 - 2hrs is an ideal amount of time.
HOW MANY ROUND TABLES CAN YOU FIT IN THE MARQUEE?
We can fit up to 15 of our round tables in the Marquee. Each table sits up to 10 people but this is a bit of a squeeze so we recommend between 8 and 9 guests per table.
CAN YOU HAVE TRESSLE TABLES INSTEAD OF ROUND TABLES?
Yes, you can have any sort of configuration you would like, but we only provide the round tables, anything else you would have to hire in.
DO YOU HAVE CHAIR COVERS?
No we do not provide these.
DO YOU HAVE CAKE KNIFE?
Unfortunately we do not.
WHAT IS YOUR CROCKERY AND CUTLERY LIKE?
We provide plain white crockery and chrome cutlery but if you would like something different you are very welcome to bring whatever you like.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LAYING THE TABLES?
We put the tables out according to your table plan, then the caterers lay the tables. You will be responsible for place names, favours etc.
ARE WE ALLOWED CANDLES?
We allow candles on the tables during the meal but they will need to be extinguished at the end of the meal.
DO THE BARS ACCEPT CARD?
Yes, all bars do accept card payment.
CAN WE BRING DOGS?
We allow the couple themselves to bring a well behaved dog with them.
CAN YOU SUGGEST BABY SITTERS?
Yes we can. We only recommend fully-qualified and trained personel and nurseries. Just give us a call!
ARE THERE TAXIS?
We can suggest a number of local taxi companies, but they will need to be booked well in advance.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
All cancellations must be made in writing to us and will not be deamed to be cancelled until a venue representitive has confirmed the cancellation in writing. The initial deposit is non-refundable. Other cancellation charges will apply as follows:
Over 3 months and under 6 months - 50%
Under 3 months - 100%
In all cases, if the date can be resold, it is the venues discretion to refund a portion of the cancellation fee.