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Wedding FAQs

Don’t get overwhelmed by the preparation needed to plan your perfect wedding, here are a few common wedding FAQs.

Micklefield Hall has a team of expert event managers to support you, every step of the way.  Do get in touch if you have any other questions.  If you would like to book a private viewing, where you will get to meet the team and explore our stunning wedding venue, then please contact us

Can I just turn up to have a look?

Micklefield Hall is a private estate and we only offer exclusive hire.  Viewings are by appointment only and are offered at a mutually convenient time.  Please contact our office to arrange a viewing and meet the team 01923 778898

What is your maximum capacity?

The Great Barn can accommodate up to 200 guests for ceremonies and day or evening celebrations. Our Temple area can seat up to 200 guests and our Garden Room can seat up to 80 guests for civil ceremonies

Do you hold more than one event a day?

Never, we only ever have one event per day, making Micklefield totally exclusive to you and your guests. Not many venues can offer this but as Micklefield is a private estate, we can ensure your wedding is totally private.

Do you allow external catering?

We have a handful of carefully selected, exclusive catering partners that have been specifically picked for their expertise, level of service and quality. Anyone hiring Micklefield Hall has to use one of the caterers on our approved lists. More details are in our brochures which can be downloaded on our website.

What deposit is required?

Once you have viewed Micklefield Hall and met with our in-house event managers, you are offered the opportunity to put an available date on hold without charge.  This is held for you for up to two weeks.  To totally secure a day for your special event, we require a non-refundable deposit of £2,000+VAT.

Is there disabled access?

Yes, we have purpose-built pathways for our outside ceremony areas.  The Great Barn has disabled access and there are accessible toilets on site.  If you have any requirements or accessibility concerns, please contact our team in the office who can talk you through how disability friendly our venue is.

Can we use confetti?

Confetti always makes for a beautiful photograph.  Sustainability is at the heart of the Micklefield estate and so we only allow confetti that is made of real petals or biodegradable and environmentally friendly materials.  We also do not allow the use of confetti canons on site.

Can we have Chinese lanterns or fireworks?

To protect our wildlife and respect our neighbours, we do not allow the use of Chinese lanterns or fireworks on our estate.

Is there anywhere for the bridal party to prepare on the day?

Micklefield Hall has a custom built and private bridal room, tucked away, to allow you total privacy before your ceremony. With salon style chairs, huge mirrors, comfortable seating area, private kitchen, en suite bathroom and large dressing room, this space is perfect for you and your bridal party to get your hair and makeup done!

Is there anyone to help set up on the day?

Our expert team of in-house event managers are always included for your day.  They are there to ensure your ceremony area is beautifully arranged, that The Great Barn is gorgeously dressed for your meal, that our venue is pristine for your arrival and to help coordinate all of your suppliers.  Your caterer will dress the tables for your meal and the other decorations are usually done by your florist or designer of your choice.  Your event manager for the day will have all the details of your wedding beforehand and will have a professional team of assistants to ensure that everything runs seamlessly and that our service goes above and beyond. 

When does the music need to stop?

All music must stop at 11.30pm.

What time does the bar shut?

The bar will close at 11.30pm.

When do you need final guest numbers and details of our event by?

Our team in the office will send you a form that needs to be completed a few weeks before your wedding.  We also like to organise another face to face meeting with your event manager, around 7-10 days before your event.  This ensures we are aware of all your arrangements, timings and suppliers.  This allows us to provide a seamless and professional service on the day of your event and let you concentrate on enjoying your day.

Can I have a civil ceremony here?

Absolutely! We have three licensed areas for civil ceremonies, The Great Barn is our indoor space (up to 200 guests), and both the Temple (up to 200 guests) and Garden Room (up to 80 guests) are our outside spaces.

Do you allow the venue for a shorter length of time for just a civil ceremony?

We do allow our venue to be hired for 3 hours for a civil ceremony, photographs and light drinks reception.  This sort of hire can only take place from Monday to Wednesday and off season on Thursdays.  Please call our office for more details and to arrange a viewing.