1 month before your wedding, we will need our Details Sheet filled in and returned to us (copy included in your pack). This will ask for everything we like to know such as, your arrival times, suppliers details etc, we will also request a copy of the itinerary of the day. In addition to these details, we also require signed contract from your caterer.
Normally access is from 10.00am on the day. If there is no wedding the day before yours, you are welcome to come over with your team of ‘helping hands’ to begin setting up – this would be by prior arrangement with venue manager as this is a private residence. If the venue is booked the day before, you will be able to come in the morning. As you will be quite busy with your own preparations, your florist and other suppliers can come and set up for you. This is what most people do and it works well as long as clear instructions have been given.
We have an CD sound system in the Vine Room. You may also bring in an MP3 player to connect to this (you will need to bring the lead for this also). If you require a PA system in the Orangery this is supplied by our in-house system. You are required to comply with all noise restrictions and to your best endeavours to ensure that your third parties (bands/DJs) engaged similarly to comply with such restrictions.
Northbrook Park has a sound limiter and it is set at 92 decibels.
Yes, we operate a cash bar in the evening. Please contact us for pricing.
Your caterer will work with you on this but we enclose samples in Appendix II. You will need to bring your own table plan for display on the day and this needs to be on stiff board or card or in a frame to sit securely – A1 or A2 Landscape or Portrait size.
The tables are 5’6 and seat 10 people but you or your caterers can supply your own if you wish. The Vine Room fits 12 tables and the Orangery 25 tables.
Yes you can, they always look lovely in the evening. We recommend 8 hour burning ones just so that they will last throughout, otherwise you will need to arrange replacement of the candles during the celebrations which is not really practical.
There are wet weather covers and walkways to enable people to walk around without getting wet.
Yes the gardens and grounds are well-lit and have power supplies also. We do have ponds and water features so please remind parents to be vigilant with children.
We operate a strict NO SMOKING policy indoors, smokers are to use the ash urns in the garden and smoke here ONLY.
The main car park is just off The Magnolia Garden and very clearly sign posted. The car park is located near the venue.
Unfortunately not because of our resident birds and pets, our stunning peacocks make up for it though!
We allow bio-degradable confetti only, as real petals stain the floors. Should non-bio-degradable or confetti cannons be used then there will be a charge of £500 for the clean up afterwards.
There a lots of scenic spots around the venue. We suggest your photographer comes to visit with you beforehand to plan shots. We recommend the Nun’s Garden, the Walled Garden, the Magnolia Garden, the Circular Lawn and the Vine Room.
We always recommend you take out insurance to avoid any losses or damages incurred. We also remind you to refer to our terms & conditions.
If you are using the Honeymoon Suite, please have an overnight bag ready to give us or the chauffeur before you say your good-byes at the end of the evening.
We use White Truffle Events as our preferred caterer at Northbrook Park. Should you wish for another catering company to cater at your wedding here with us, there would be an additional £750 charge on top of your venue hire. If you do decide to use external caterers, we recommend that they come to see the venue as our kitchen is just a shell of a kitchen with no fridge/cooking facilities on site. We also have catering rules to which they will need to adhere to. Please make sure you inform us of this so the fee can be paid before the wedding day.
The Vine Room is our licensed ceremony room and can seat up to 200. It is down to you to contact and book the local Registrars, for our district this is Hampshire Registrars, the number is 0300 555 1392.
If you are planning more than one ceremony on the day, please be aware that a Civil Ceremony must take place before any other ceremony (including a religious blessing, regardless of whether the religious blessing has any legal standing). This requirement is a condition of our Approved Venue Licence for Marriage and Civil Partnerships.
Please click here to see a list of local churches.