What is the maximum number of guests you can accommodate?
High House can accommodate 120 day guests for ceremony and seated dinner, followed by an additional 30 guests in the evening (maximum evening capacity of 150 guests).
How much time is allocated when renting the venue for exclusive use?
Your exclusive hire agreements:
Your wedding party has exclusive use of the venue, (marquee, barn and grounds) on the date of your wedding and in line with the timings outlined below:
a) The bride and immediate bridal party have access to the bridal dressing room from 09:00 until the time of the ceremony on the day of the wedding.
b) We welcome the groom and guests to arrive from 13:00. (Groom and groomsmen to arrive no more than one hour prior to the ceremony, guests no more than 30 minutes prior to ceremony)
c) Access to the barn is from 13:00 – 18:00
d) Access to the marquee is from 13:00 - midnight
e) The bar will close at 23:30
f) Entertainment will cease at 23:30
g) All guests are to vacate the site by midnight
h) The bride and groom have use of the Brides Cottage from 15:00 on the day of the wedding, until 10:00 AM the following day
What is not included in your venue hire/wedding package?
The hire charge is exclusive of:
Any additional furniture/décor you require for your special day
Insurance for specific requirements unique to your wedding not covered by High House Weddings own insurance (to be discussed subject to your requirements)
All catering is coordinated and invoiced directly with our preferred catering supplier.
Any beverages outside of pre purchased beverages packages and bar spend.
Can we have an outdoor wedding?
Absolutely! We have our beautiful thatched gazebo. The decision on where to hold your ceremony can be made on the day, subject to weather conditions.
Are there any limitations with regard to music and entertainment?
With the exception of music during the wedding ceremony there is to be no amplified music anywhere on site prior to 18:00. From 18:00 amplified music within the marquee and run through the integral sound system is permitted until 23:30. This sound system absorbs the sound, concentrating it on the dance floor.
We ask all couples to work with our recommended DJ who provides a fabulous evening party and has full knowledge of our excellent sound system.
No live bands are permitted at High House.
Do you have bridal dressing room?
Yes. The bridal dressing room is situated in our oak orangery, a beautiful private room adjacent to the main house. The orangery overlooks the swimming pool and gardens and is available to brides from 9am on the day of your wedding.
Do High House Weddings book two events on the same day?
No. The venue is exclusively yours.
If we only want to use the venue for a reception only, is it cheaper?
Please talk to us about this. If you only wish to use the grounds and marquee we may be able to offer you a discount.
Do you allow outside vendors?
We ask couples to work with our dedicated caterers and DJ who provides an exceptional service.
Other vendors such as florists, cake makers etc. are the choice of our couples but we can of course offer excellent recommendations.
Do you provide tables, chairs and linens? Silverware, flatware and napkins?
Tables and chairs for up to 120 guests are included in the venue fee. Our caterer will provide linens, silverware, flatware and napkins.
Do you provide a bar service? Can we bring our own alcohol?
High House Weddings provides a full bar service offering receptions refreshments, wine with dinner and a full evening bar. Only beverages purchased onsite may be consumed. Bar accounts should be paid prior to the event, including an open bar, with any variation to be settled by the end of the evening. Unfortunately it is not possible to bring your own alcohol.
Is there parking available?
Absolutely! We have a private car park.
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