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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 about anything, 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 just need to be approved by us first). We can also recommend a number of different suppliers who have worked with us at the Hall and are very familiar with the venue.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
The hire cost applies to the hire of the entire Hall and grounds for 48 hours over a weekend or midweek, including all bedrooms inside the Hall. You are then free to choose whatever suppliers (caterers, musicians, photographer, decor etc) you wish, meaning that you are in complete control of your budget and can tailor your wedding to your tastes. We can always make some recommendations if needed as we are lucky enough to regularly work with some amazing suppliers!
With the accommodation, it is up to you whether you incur the cost yourself or pass on that cost to your guests that are staying.
For more information on what is included in our hire fee please visit our dedicated page HERE
WHEN DO WE NEED TO MAKE PAYMENTS FOR OUR BOOKING?
We require a £1,200 deposit to secure a date. This amount is deducted from the total hire cost but is non-refundable. The balance is then split into two payments, half is due 6 months before your booking date, and the final balance is due one month before, along with a refundable damage deposit of £1,000.
CAN WE PROVISIONALLY HOLD A DATE?
We can hold a date for a couple of days while you discuss with your partner and check with family and friends but we do require a deposit in order to officially confirm your booking.
CAN WE HIRE THE HALL FOR ONE DAY?
The Hall is hired out on a 48 hour weekend / midweek exclusive-use basis, so unfortunately we can't offer a one day hire. If the date you require happens to land on a weekend where we already have a day event booked in then it is something that we could consider, so please give us a call.
HOW MUCH IS FOOD ON TOP OF THE HIRE PRICE?
One of the main draws of our venue is that we don't charge for food therefore you are free to bring in whatever caterers you wish. If you would like a guide price to help you plan though, we have caterers that we use regularly for events and their prices start at just £30 (+VAT) per head for a beautiful 3-course meal.
CAN WE PROVIDE OUR OWN DRINKS?
Welcome drinks will be provided by Garthmyl Hall Bar and while we have some great drinks packages available for you to choose from we are also happy to work with you to choose the perfect bespoke package for your guests. We can provide personalised cocktails, signature tipples, Winter Pimms, bottled beer, Champagne or a combination, feel free to get in touch for your bespoke quote.
We also have an extensive wine list to choose the perfect table wine and toast drink from. Couples are welcome to bring their own bottles of wine and fizz for the tables and toast, but this alcohol is only to accompany the wedding breakfast and speeches, all other drinks will be provided by Garthmyl Hall Bar. If you do choose to bring your own bottles for the meal and speeches, we charge just £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 depart 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 LICENCE?
Our bar licence runs until 1:00am
WHAT TIME CAN WE PLAY MUSIC UNTIL?
All music will need to stop at 12:00am
HOW MANY GUESTS CAN STAY OVER?
We have 10 luxury en-suite bedrooms inside the Hall that can sleep up to 21 guests and 24 guests can sleep in our new luxury cottages, The Stables, so that's 45 guests in total.
Inside the old Victorian stable block, we have the Old Dairy, the Clock Tower cottage and 2 smaller 'Ty Bach' accommodations. You can read all about this extra accommodation HERE.
DO WE NEED TO TAKE ALL ACCOMMODATION?
You will have exclusive use of all of the bedrooms within the Hall itself, which is included in the hire price, but the new accommodation is hired additionally. You will be given a date by which you will need to let us know whether or not you require The Stables accommodation, and if you do not go ahead we reserve the right to hire it out as holiday accommodation. Anyone staying on this basis however will not have access to the Hall so will not infringe on your wedding.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL BEDS FOR THE ROOMS?
We have two single put-up beds and a travel cot which can be allocated to any bedrooms on request.
CAN WE STAY AN ADDITIONAL NIGHT?
Yes you can, depending on availability.
HOW DO WE BOOK THE REGISTRAR?
Simply visit the website here, or ring Welshpool Registry Office directly 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 etc can take this up to 30 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. Couples often bring or hire a small amp which works fine with their laptop or phone.
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?
Unfortunately this can be an issue for couples dreaming of tying the knot outside in the UK! We pride ourselves on being very flexible though, we can discuss a plan B and you can make the final decision on the day. 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 TRESTLE TABLES INSTEAD OF ROUND TABLES?
Yes, you can have any sort of configuration you would like but we only provide 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?
No we do not provide this.
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 hire this in.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR LAYING THE TABLES?
We put the tables out according to your table plan and 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 accept card payments.
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 in advance.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
All cancellations must be made in writing to us and will not be deemed to be cancelled until a venue representative has confirmed the cancellation in writing. The initial deposit is non-refundable and other cancellation charges will apply as follows:
Over 3 months and under 6 months before the event - 50%
Under 3 months - 100%
In all cases, if the date can be resold, it is the venue's discretion to refund a portion of the cancellation fee.