Micro & Drive In Wedding Packages
Despite all of the current COVID related restrictions, we are determined that weddings will still continue at our stunning venue in Hertfordshire. We are delighted to be able to offer two fabulous, COVID safe wedding options, our Micklefield Hall Micro & Drive In Wedding packages.
Micro Wedding Package
For our Micro Wedding package, the ceremony and intimate reception will be held in our outdoor, heated garden room, over looking the courtyard and French fountain. Your closest friends and family can celebrate with you, whilst still being able to abide by distancing rules and where masks aren’t compulsory. Our packages include the use of our bridal suite and groom’s room, garden room and The Great Barn.
With our intimate garden room lovingly dressed for your ceremony, your guests are seated by the fire as you tie the knot at the head table. As the garden room is an outdoor room, masks are not mandatory and with our extra heaters and blankets, your guests will enjoy your wedding, whatever the weather!
Seated amongst your guests, but still adhering to social distancing, dine as a newly married couple, mask free. In front of an open fire and surrounded by candles and floral arrangements, this romantic space will make your micro wedding as filled with love and romance as any large wedding.
We have teamed up with our culinary masters, Kalm Kitchen, to bring you a bespoke wedding breakfast menu. Our Micklefield Hall Micro Wedding package includes our venue for the whole day, a drinks reception with canapes, a three course wedding breakfast, an unlimited drinks package till the end of your meal and a fully staffed bar for afterwards.
Micro Wedding Ceremony
Micro Wedding Breakfast
Drive In Wedding Package
For our Drive In Wedding package, your ceremony will take place in our stunning Great Barn. Our fantastic tech team Extreme Production Group will live stream your ceremony to a giant outdoor screen in our grounds, allowing your Drive In guests to witness your special occasion from the safety of their cars. After your ceremony, drive round your guest’s cars, in our dressed Kubota, as they hoot their horns and cheer to congratulate you.
Again, we have teamed up with our culinary masters, Kalm Kitchen, to bring you a bespoke wedding breakfast menu, for you and your 15 guests, and also the option to deliver picnic boxes to your guests in their cars.
Our Micklefield Hall Drive In wedding package includes our venue for the day, live streaming of ceremony, use of our grounds for up to 45 cars, toast master Jango to coordinate proceedings, and a ride on our dressed Kubota to drive past your Drive In guests. This package also includes an intimate wedding breakfast for up to 15 guests, expertly executed by Kalm Kitchen and an unlimited drinks package till the end of your meal.
Outdoor Screen for your Drive In Guests
Ceremony in The Great Barn
The Micklefield Hall Micro & Drive In Wedding packages are limited to 15 guests attending the indoor ceremony. This ensures we adhere to current Government restrictions and keep all of your guests safe. If current restrictions change, allowing more guests to attend the indoor ceremony and reception, then pricings for the Micklefield Hall Micro & Drive In Wedding packages will increase to reflect the increase in guest numbers.
Micklefield Hall is currently in Tier 2 allowing weddings to go ahead with 15 internal guests and with strict safety measures. The Micklefield Hall Micro & Drive In Wedding packages are fun and exciting ways of going ahead with your wedding whilst still keeping everyone safe.
To discuss the Micklefield Hall Micro & Drive In Wedding packages, contact us today to book a viewing of our stunning venue and start planning your wedding!
What is a Micro Wedding?
Traditionally, a micro wedding has under 20 guests. With the current coronavirus government restrictions on weddings cutting guest numbers down to 15, Micklefield Hall have decided to offer engaged couples this special, intimate wedding alternative.
Couples are tired of postponing, delaying and changing their weddings because of the current pandemic. This micro wedding package offers determined couples the option to go ahead with a wedding smaller in size but still as elegant, special and full of love as any size wedding!
What is a Drive In Wedding?
A drive in wedding is where you have your wedding ceremony as per usual, with 15 guests in attendance, but with the bonus of being able to have extra guests, watching your ceremony on a giant outdoor screen!
Think drive in movie, but you are the star of the show! This allows couples to adhere to current COVID tier restrictions (15 guests only at wedding ceremonies) but allows them to invite around 100 more guests to watch the ceremony from their cars.
The new tier restrictions, announced by the Government, and coming into effect on 3rd December, are going to be around for a while! This drive in option allows couples to have as many guests as they possibly can to ‘attend’ their wedding, whilst still keeping everyone safe!
What dates are available for Micro & Drive In weddings?
Please contact us for all available dates. As you can imagine our diary is extremely busy for 2021 but we do have dates available! We can also deliver these weddings during Tier 1 & 2 COVID restrictions.
Please note that both the Micro & Drive In Wedding packages are only available until the end of 2021.
Does a Micro Wedding adhere to COVID19 restrictions?
Limited to 15 guests, our micro weddings adhere to current Government guidelines.
Other guidelines we are adhering to are
~All proceedings and serving of drinks to finish by 10pm.
~Track and trace data collected and we have a QR code for our venue that you can scan using the NHS COVID19 app when you arrive
~Hand sanitiser available across our site
~Deep cleans before and after hire
~One way systems in place
~Face coverings in use by all staff and caterers
~Outdoor ceremony and breakfast to minimise risk of spreading COVID19
~No dancing allowed (sorry!)
Does a Drive In Wedding adhere to COVID 19 restrictions?
As per restrictions, guest numbers to actually attend the ceremony in the barn are limited 15.
However, as long as guests remain in their cars in our grounds, up to 45 cars can attend the wedding, to watch it on a big screen.
You can even feed your ‘drive in guests’ with cute picnic boxes from Kalm Kitchen, who will post these boxes through the car windows!
Do we have to wear masks during our Micro Wedding?
As our ceremony and dining space is classed as an outdoor space, guests are not required by law to wear face coverings and this type of space is low risk when it comes to the spread of coronavirus.
Our staff and caterers will be wearing face coverings to keep everyone safe, but it is up to you if you wish to wear one!
Do guests have to wear masks during the Drive In ceremony?
Unfortunately, as our drive in wedding ceremony has to take place inside The Great Barn (to allow the camera crew space to live stream your ceremony), guests are required to wear masks.
All seating arrangements for the ceremony are suitably spaced and all suppliers and Micklefield Hall staff will be wearing masks to keep everyone safe.
How long does a Micro Wedding go on for?
Micklefield Hall are offering two alternatives for micro weddings at our venue.
For ceremonies followed by a drinks reception, we are offering our venue for 3 hours.
Monday – Thursday £1,500 +VAT
Friday – Sunday £2,000 +VAT
For a full day at Micklefield Hall, with access from 8am and our bar closing at 10pm, we offer couples our complete package. Including the venue hire, drinks reception after your ceremony with canapes, lavish three course wedding breakfast and unlimited drinks package, this package lets you enjoy all that Micklefield Hall has to offer for your group of 15 guests.
How long will my Drive In guests be onsite for?
We normally recommend 2 hours for your Drive In guests, as any more time than that is a bit too long to be sat in a car!
Two hours is plenty long enough to watch your beautiful ceremony on the big screen and perhaps enjoy one of Kalm Kitchen’s picnic boxes.
With the Micro Wedding ceremony and breakfast outside in the Garden Room, won’t my guests get cold?
With our lit fire, blankets and large pyramid patio heaters, your guests will be warm and comfortable in our Garden Room.
What if it is raining on the day? Can the Drive In Wedding still go ahead?
Absolutely! The large, outdoor screen is waterproof and with the marque, all the tech equipment stays safe and dry.
As our ‘drive in’ area for cars is hard standing, wet weather won’t halt proceedings!
The only adverse weather conditions that may scupper plans are gale force winds which may make the large outdoor screen not such a good idea. Extreme Production Group and Micklefield Hall will work with you to find a solution if this is the case.
How do my Drive In guests hear my ceremony whilst sat in their cars?
Extreme Production Group are absolute experts at producing these sorts of events. Your Drive In guests will be informed of the radio frequency to tune in to. Once tuned in, the sound from your ceremony will come straight through the radio and speakers of their car!