Darling Buds Farm can cater for every aspect of your big day. They even have a dedicated changing room where you and other members of the bridal party can go to get ready, offering a complimentary bottle of bubbly in case you need to settle any nerves.
When marrying at Darling Buds Farm, you will stage your ceremony in the elegant and sophisticated Tudor Barn. This rustic barn dates back to the 1600s and boasts heavy blond oak beams and a peg-tiled roof that exudes charm and character. This is further exemplified with the lovely French windows that allow natural light to filter into the room. The barn is licensed for civil ceremonies, partnerships and vow renewals with a maximum capacity of up to 80 guests. The barn also features a grand piano, which can be used for your ceremony; alternatively, you can introduce your own music by connecting your phone or iPod to the sound system.
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 80 Guests
During the spring and summer, an outdoor ceremony can be held in an attractive gazebo in the grounds, with up to 120 guests.
Outdoor Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests
A charming timber-framed hall is usually the venue for the wedding breakfast and evening reception party, and in addition there is an attached marquee extension for extra space, accessed from the hall via bi-fold doors, giving an overall seated capacity of 90.
Formal Reception Capacity - 90 Guests
For larger events, the Darling Buds Farm team advise hiring a separate free-standing marquee as this would be a perfect space for an evening reception party. Also, if you're looking to use the farm for the reception only, you must hire all the accommodation.
Evening Reception Capacity - 120 Guests
Marquee Reception Capacity - Negotiable
If you have a large number of guests, marquees of varying sizes can be erected in the grounds. Or you can hire a tipi, yurt, even a big top from their recommended suppliers. Ultimately, there are no limits to customisation of this beautiful and spacious venue.
Marquee Field Hire
- Monday PM - Friday AM - £500
- Friday PM - Monday AM - £750
It can also be arranged for you to arrive at your wedding in the actual 1926 yellow Rolls-Royce, 'Primrose', featured in the show.