Planning your wedding day is a very exciting time! With lots to sort out and organise, it can feel overwhelming, and you may need help figuring out where to start. Every venue runs things differently, but we’ve created this handy blog post to help you plan your wedding day at Huntsmill Farm.
Photos thanks to Emily Little Photography
The day before your wedding, you will have access to our barn from 1 pm – 5 pm to decorate and set up your wedding. We will take everything down for you the day after your wedding, and you will have access from 9.30 am until 11 am to pick up your wedding bits.
Photos thanks to Mark Horton Photography and Hannah Hall Photography
At Huntsmill Farm, except for the bar and daytime caterer, you are free to select your own suppliers. You can find our list of recommended suppliers that we’ve worked with many times before and think are fantastic here, which hopefully will help you with a good starting point!
Photos thanks to Daniel Atkinson Photography
We work with a sole caterer, Portfolio Events Catering. Their prices start from £58 per head for a three-course wedding breakfast. They include all crockery, cutlery, table linen, linen napkin, all waiting and kitchen staff, your catering manager, bread and butter, tea and coffee, a full tasting, transport and delivery and VAT.
In the evening, you are welcome to use your own catering options for any caterers that don’t need the use of our kitchen. The most popular choice is food vans; we have space outside with a power supply and water if any vans need it. You’re free to choose your own evening catering, but you can find some of our favourites on our preferred partners list.
Photos thanks to Rafe Abrook Photography, Emilie May Photography, and Cat Lane Weddings
Inside our barn, our rustic bar is fully stocked to ensure it has everything you and your guests need to keep you refreshed throughout the day and evening. We provide a range of drink packages you can choose from, or we can create a bespoke quote for you!
Alternatively, you can provide your own drink for a corkage fee. Huntsmill Farm corkage is limited to 100 bottles of table wine, sparkling wine or champagne, and we will happily store, chill and serve the beverages throughout your reception, meal and speeches.
You can find more information on our bar at Huntsmill Farm here.
Photos thanks to Emily Little Photography, Chloe Gels Photo and Video, Mark Horton Photography, David Boynton Photography and Roo Stain Photography
Images thanks to Daniel Atkinson Photography
We have seven self-catering cottages for you to use during your wedding. You’ll have use of three the night before, and all seven from 9 am the day of your wedding. Our honeymoon cottage, The Old Diary, is perfect for your wedding night, and our Blacksmith’s Cottage is very popular for bridesmaids getting ready the morning of the wedding as it’s our biggest one. We’ve created a handy accommodation planner to help you plan where everyone is staying.
If you’re looking for other accommodation local to Huntsmill Farm, we have a list of local accommodation that can help too!
Huntsmill Couples Facebook Group
As part of your planning process with Huntsmill Farm, you will have access to our couples’ Facebook group. Our Facebook group has been created for our couples and is an excellent place for all news related to Huntsmill Farm, and you’ll find other important information to help you with your wedding planning here.
The Facebook group is also handy for inspiration between our Huntsmill couples and a great place to get some ideas! You can find our Facebook group here if you’ve already booked your wedding at Huntsmill Farm.
Open Days and Pop Up Pubs
Photos thanks to Daniel Atkinson Photography
We run a couple three open days and evenings throughout the year, which is the perfect time to visit (or revisit!) Huntsmill Farm with your loved ones and see the barn dressed up. We always have a range of suppliers attending on the day, so it’s a great time to visit and get inspiration for your wedding day.
Personal Planning Portal
When you get married at Huntsmill Farm, we will give you access to your Personal Planning Portal to help during your planning process. Here you will find everything to do with your wedding, including your contracts, payment schedule, handy documents, and photos to help!
Six Week Wedding Calls
Around six weeks before your wedding, we will contact you to arrange a catch-up call. In this call, we will review the small details of your wedding, including table layouts, your ceremony time, and details of your suppliers. It’s an excellent opportunity to run through how your wedding day will look at Huntsmill Farm and ask us any questions before the big day!
Photo thanks to Chris Teagles Photography
As you can see we’ve linked to many helpful tools above, but if there’s something else you’d like to ask, please get in touch. We are always happy to help our couples, so if there’s anything else you have a question about, we’d be happy to help!