Access times

Weekend weddings: Access to the site for your event will run from 9am on the morning before, until 1pm on the day following your wedding. So for a typical Saturday wedding, you will have access from Friday morning (9am) to Sunday afternoon (1pm).

One-day weddings: Access to the barn for you and your guests will be from 9am on the day of your event until 9pm. We allow until 10pm for the barn to be restored to its original condition cleared and tidied.

Bar and licensing

Yoghurt Rooms does not have a license to sell alcohol. If you wish to sell alcohol at the bar for your event, you may apply for a Temporary Events Notice (TENS). Please see the link for further information: www.gov.uk/temporary-events-notice

You and your guests are welcome to bring your own alcohol and we do not charge corkage.

Drink responsibly, and give consideration to conditions underfoot!

Camping and glamping

All weekend weddings get exclusive use of the full farm site for two nights, so your visitors are free to camp and glamp to their heart’s content. Talk to us about your bell tent hire requirements.

Campfires

A wedding campfire is heartily encouraged – if not compulsory! Some wood is provided and extra can be bought from us.

Catering

We do not arrange catering or service. We leave this up to our guests to organise. We have plenty of friendly, professional and trusted affiliates who we can recommend to you if you want some help or ideas.

Caterers must liaise with us to ensure they have sufficient space and power, etc. We have a small preparation area suitable for caterers with steel tables, sink, large chiller and large gas oven.

If you are using one of our trusted suppliers, they will already know how to work in our barn. If you are bringing caterers or service staff who have not worked here before we strongly suggest they arrange a site visit, so we can talk them through the details.

Confetti

We are caretakers of the land and responsible for minimising the environmental impact of our events. We do not allow plastic, paper or food-based confetti – so that’s no glitter, foil, plastic coated paper, even regular paper and dried rice should be avoided as they make the ground slippery. In fact, please don’t throw anything that isn’t natural or petal based.

We ask you to inform your guests well in advance to avoid issues on the day.

Please use your rustic imagination for alternatives – dried rose petals look and smell great, fly wonderfully well, and might just as well have come from our own garden. In fact, talk to us. Depending on the time of year we might have some for you!

Crockery, cutlery and glasses

We don’t provide tableware for events. However, we will always help when we can and have many great contacts who can supply these extras. We currently do not have extra chairs available but you can hire these from our friends at Co-ordination.

Decoration

We’ve hosted some amazing themed events including: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rockabilly, Game Of Thrones, Festival weddings and vintage tea parties to name but a few.

Whilst we’re situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty we’re also a complete blank canvas for your imagination and are more than happy to help out with ideas and options!

We ask you to take care of the environment as much as you can with your choices. 

We can recommend a number of suppliers of wedding decoration who have previously done events in our barn and will be happy to discuss your ideas.

External hire

Hiring of items outside of the Yoghurt Rooms portfolio must be agreed with us in good time, at least 2 weeks prior to arrival. [list of examples?: We do not allow hot tubs or saunas on site unless wood fired ones booked though Sauna Bay

We reserve the right to refuse external hire items for any reason, but are most likely to do so for reasons of health and safety or excessive power requirements. 

The more you talk to us about what you are planning, the greater the likelihood that we will be able to accommodate your external hire items. 

Exclusive use

When we say Exclusive use we mean that your event is the only event taking place at the time. Weekend weddings always have exclusive use, other event times and types may not. Please make sure you’re aware of whether you have exclusive use, so that you can plan accordingly.

Fireworks and Chinese lanterns

We don’t allow Chinese lanterns as they are a hazard to animals and neighbouring farms. They are frowned upon in the rural community.

Fireworks can cause upset with our neighbours their pets and our own dogs so we kindly ask you not to have them.

Sparklers and smoke grenades are encouraged! Great for photos!

Heaters and heating

The Granary apartment has full central heating. The Studio apartment has electric heating. All the yurts have their own wood burning stoves. The barn is well insulated and has a huge open fireplace. We do not have heaters for the marquees.

N.B. All external heater hire should be discussed with a member of staff. Gas heaters only are allowed. We DO NOT allow any portable electric heaters.

Marriage licence

Since 2016, our barn has been fully licenced for Civil Ceremonies. Please read Our Wedding Licence for more information.

Marquee

We have 1 x Capri marquee tent (38x28ft), with matting. This is included in the wedding package price.

The marquee has a guideline of up to 70 guests seated, or 90 standing. This is permanently situated on the hard standing area by the main camping field.

The marquee is not licenced for ceremonies.

Minimum duration

Minimum 2 night bookings for weekend weddings (Friday & Saturday), during which time you will have exclusive use of the entire farm site. Access typically runs from 9am Friday to 1pm Sunday.

Bank Holidays weekend weddings run over 3 nights and are charged accordingly.

If you or your guests would like to stay longer, to honeymoon in a yurt for instance, or spend a few extra nights in a bell tent, talk to us.

Music

The barn has a strict music shut off curfew of 11.30pm. We do not allow any music in the barn after 11.30pm and will shut down the music at that time. We expect you, your band, DJ or ‘uncle Bob’ to adhere to that. Due to licencing and neighbours we cannot have music past that time, BUT we do have an after hours ‘rave room’ available for any part goers still wanting to carry on.

Silent discos are actually not at all silent. If you want a silent disco, this will still have to go into The Studio party room after 11.30pm or finish in the barn before 11.30.

Number of guests

Our maximum capacity is 150 guests. This must not be exceeded. Under 12s are not counted, all over 12s are charged as adults.

Office hours

Office hours are between 8am and 3pm Monday to Friday.

Please note that we are often busy dealing with other weddings and events during weekends, so may not be able to answer all calls or respond to emails until the Monday. 

Pampering

We offer on-site beauty treatments. Treat your mind and body to some relaxation, primping, preening and pampering, courtesy of Marte, our onsite relaxologist. She only uses the finest award-winning and organic products.

Find out more

Photography

If you are having a photographer along with you on the day, we would like to request that they take a few wide angle shot showing the barn dressed for your event, but empty of people. These are best taken before lots of people arrive. We have a great deal of difficulty sourcing this sort of quality photography – even of our own barn! – and so we have decided to enlist the help of our couples’ photographers for this purpose. With your permission, of course. 

We are happy for all of our buildings, public spaces and backdrops to be photographed. We ask that you do not photograph our personnel and family members if they are unaware that that is what is happening. We are deeply Instagrammable though, so don’t be afraid to ask us for a #yoghurtroomsselfie or two. @theyoghurtrooms.

We are very keen to see your wedding photographs taken on the farm and may invite you to be featured in our blog after your wedding. It’s something which some happy customer couples do that really helps us to promote our business, by showing future couples what is possible to achieve with our space and your creativity. 

Parking

We can accommodate up to 50 cars and parking is free. We do allow cars in the camping areas subject to the happy couples agreement. Please do not park on grass verges or in our gardens. Please park in the car park or other hard standing and use our wheelbarrows provided to transfer your belongings.

We like to encourage car sharing where possible to limit the impact on the lane and environment. Cars are allowed in the camping field subject to ground conditions.

Payment methods

Payment can be made by cheque, cash, or BACS transfer. Details of the bank account will be provided on your invoice.

Please ensure that you use the booking reference provided for the payment reference. We will confirm receipt of monies via email.

Pets

Dogs are allowed if expressly agreed with us in advance. Please be aware that we have livestock, pets and wildlife which we care about a tremendously, so all over-excited dogs must be kept under control and on leads at all times!

Please note that we have our own dogs here, as well as neighbouring dogs that occasionally roam down the lane. The neighbouring dog is partial to a sausage and has been known to steal them from guests! Be warned.

Safety and security

Please contact us for the latest Safety and security information.

Sound & lighting

All sound and light equipment is included in our packages. We don’t allow external speakers to be brought on site without prior agreement.

The sound and light package includes: 2x Alto Elvis 15A speakers, Allan and Heath GL2 mixing desk, 6 x par cans and up to 6 mic stands. Please note that we do not provide the mics.

Lighting also includes: floodlights in the orchard and surrounding area, whilst the yard where the toilets and showers are located is also lit at night.

Staff and personnel

All staff will be happy to answer your questions and assist where possible. However, we strongly recommend that you make sure you have lots of friends and family lined up to help out too and make use of us by getting here early on the Friday.

There is a member of staff on site at all times in case there are any problems with utilities, power, etc. It is a good idea for the caterers, front of house, wedding coordinator and an usher of importance to have that contact number in case of emergencies.

Specific service staff (bar, catering, meeting and greeting) can be hired from a contact of ours and we will allocate a member of staff to look after things before and during your do.

We love our beautiful farm and surroundings so please help us look after it. 

The allocated person will be ensuring that the amplified music in the barn is off by 11.30pm.

Storage for food & drink

Depending on requirements, we have storerooms, extra fridges and freezer space. Ordinarily, we can confirm this at the time of booking, but please communicate your needs as early as possible

Tidying up

You are responsible for the clear up following your event. We ask you to leave the space as you found it. It is always a good idea to ask friends and family to assist you throughout. 

We are happy to dispose of rubbish, but please ensure that it’s mustered and marshalled to a designated place and separated for our recycling bins – we’re total eco-warriors and like to make sure all waste is processed in the right way.

Visit the farm

We would love to show you around our farm. Book a time slot for a visit now. 

Viewing times:
May – September: Sun 2pm – 6pm, Mon – Thu 9am – dusk.
October – April: Mon – Sun 12pm – dusk.

Viewings will generally take 30 minutes – 1 hour so please allow time as there is lots to see! We can potentially have guests in accommodation throughout both seasons but will show you everywhere possible when you visit. 

We do also have 360 degree virtual tours of the barn and accommodation on offer and a virtual farm tour so you can always imagine yourselves in those spaces.

Please note that we may take our yurts down at the end of October and not set them up again until the end of March so they will not be available to see during this time.

Just get in touch to book a tour.

Working farm

That this is a working farm! Whilst every attempt will be made to ensure that your wedding is as fantastic as possible throughout, there will be members of staff on-site undertaking duties that are not in association with your event. Thank you for your understanding.

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