Is your venue easy to find?
Are there any dates that the venue is closed?
Is your venue licensed to carry out civil ceremonies?
How much does it cost to hold a civil ceremony at Manor Farm?
Will ours be the only wedding at your venue on the day?
How many people can you accommodate?
How many car parking spaces are available?
Is it ok to leave cars overnight?
Do you allow confetti to be thrown at the venue?
Do you allow candles to be lit in the reception room?
Do you allow professional fireworks displays at your venue?
Do you have landing permission should we want to hire a helicopter?
What time can things be picked up after the wedding?
What are the size of the tables available?
Can we have access to the venue the day before?
Do you supply extras such as easels?
Do you offer the option of a marquee?
When can we have access to the barn in terms of decorating it?
Is there a room provided for the use of the bride and groom for the day?
Is there a dressing room that the bride and bridesmaids can use prior to the ceremony?
Is there an area that could be used as a crèche if needed?
Is there a quieter area for older guests to get away from the noise of a band/DJ?
Can you supply examples of suggested menus along with prices?
Do you include a cake stand and knife if required?
Do you have a preferred order of service?
What time do you offer an alcoholic license until?
What time can we party until?
Do you insist on supplying the wine and champagne?
- Is your venue easy to find?
Manor Farm is located in Henley village, a 10-15 minute drive from the centre of Ipswich. Our postcode is IP6 0RG and this should bring you straight to us using a Sat Nav!
- Are there any dates that the venue is closed?
Unfortunately we are unable to hold events from mid November until the start of January as we transform the barn for our Christmas party events.
- Is your venue licensed to carry out civil ceremonies?
Yes, we are licensed under Gipping & Hartismere Register Office which is based in Stowmarket. The contact details for the registrar are as follows: Milton House, Milton Road South, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1EZ, Tel: 01449 612054, Fax: 01449 775103, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- How much does it cost to hold a civil ceremony at Manor Farm?
The fee to hold a civil ceremony varies depending on which room you hold your ceremony in. Please contact us for more details.
- Will ours be the only wedding at your venue on the day?
Yes, yours will be the only event on the day to ensure your day is a special as possible.
- How many people can you accommodate?
The venue holds a maximum of 350 guests. The minimum numbers for Fridays and Saturdays during peak season (April-October) are 60 meal/daytime guests, and 120 evening guests.
- How many car parking spaces are available?
There is room at the venue to park approximately 100 cars.
- Is it ok to leave cars overnight?
Guests are permitted to leave cars overnight at Manor Farm and return to collect them by 10am the next day if we have another event.
- Do you allow confetti to be thrown at the venue?
Yes, as long as it’s biodegradable.
- Do you allow candles to be lit in the reception room?
Yes, as long as they’re in a suitable holder, candles are allowed. For the top table, we ask that the candles are LED due to fire risk reasons.
- Do you allow professional fireworks displays at your venue?
Yes we do. We have worked closely with Dynamic Fireworks for a number of years and we are happy for you to use them if you would like a fireworks display.
- Do you have landing permission should we want to hire a helicopter?
Yes, we are able to have helicopter landings, as well as hot air balloons.
- What time can things be picked up after the wedding?
You are able to pick up any decorations and other items that are left behind the next working day. If there is an event the day after your wedding, you will need to collect your belongings the next morning at 10am.
- What are the size of the tables available?
We have 6 ft round tables for guests to be seated at, 4ft round table for the cake and 2 rectangular tables which are used for the ceremony table then can be moved into either a sweet table or table for the guest book and ‘postbox’.
- Can we have access to the venue the day before?
Absolutely. As long as there is not an event happening the day before your event. Please contact us to arrange this.
- Do you supply extras such as easels?
Yes we have 2 easels for table plans. We now also have a beautiful, ornate easel which is available to hire. We also have lots of extras so when discussing your ideas for your wedding with us, we may be able to help with the supply of things such as vases, prop jugs etc.
- Do you offer the option of a marquee?
If you have bigger numbers, we are able to set up a marquee either in the courtyard adjoining the main barn, or in the garden next to the barn.
- When can we have access to the barn in terms of decorating it?
If there is no event the day before, you are welcome to access the venue during office hours to set up. If there is an event the day before you can decorate the barn from 10.00am unless otherwise stipulated in your contract. We are also happy to assist in the setting up of your decorations on the day.
- Is there an area that could be used as a crèche if needed?
The reception room could serve as a crèche if smaller children are attending the event.
- Is there a quieter area for older guests to get away from the noise of a band/DJ?
Should older guests need to get away from the noise of the disco/band, the reception room can accommodate these guests.
- Can you supply examples of suggested menus along with prices?
We have an array of suggested menus to offer you which can be tailored to suit your needs. These range from 3-course meals to Hog Roasts and buffets, all of which are prepared freshly on the day using locally sourced produce. We are able to supply these menus along with prices upon your request. Unfortunately, we are unable to permit the use of external or personal caterers.
- Do you include a cake stand and knife if required?
Normally the cake maker will provide a cake stand to suit the size and style of your cake; however, we do have a cake knife which you are welcome to use.
- Do you have a preferred order of service?
We will work around your needs and desires to ensure the day runs the way you want it to. Please contact us if you need assistance in deciding upon a ceremony time.
- What time do you offer an alcoholic license until?
For services from Monday to Friday, the alcoholic license is offered until 2am, however we do have a standard event finish of 12:30am. On Sundays, this is limited to 11.30pm.
- What time can we party until?
Our standard finish time is 12:30am from Monday-Saturday, however if you would like to continue until 2am there are additional charges which apply. On Sundays, our standard finish time is 11:30pm and this cannot be extended.
- Do you insist on supplying the wine and champagne?
No; however, if you do wish to supply your own wine and/or champagne, there is a corkage charge per bottle. Please contact us for prices.