Wedding FAQs - Forest of Dean Exclusive Hire Wedding Venue

Our most common questions at a glance, but please do get in touch to discuss your specific requirments.


Q: Can we actually get married at your venue?

A: Yes, we are licenced in our Function Barn


Q: Are you open all year round?

A:  Yes, all year round.


Q: Do you have a Bridal Suite?

A: Yes, we have The Brambles cottage, a romantic bolthole for two with a balcony hot tub.

Q: Do I have to have my wedding ceremony and reception at the venue, or can I just book it for our wedding breakfast?

A: No, we can only host wedding ceremonies and reception combined with a residential stay. We are not available as a wedding reception venue only.


Q: Do you offer civil partnership ceremonies?

A:  Yes


Q: Do you offer elopement weddings?

A Yes


Q: What is the largest number of wedding guests we can have at the venue?

A: Up to 26 residential guests including the bridal couple plus 7 day guests. Plus the registrar and assistant.


Q: What is the smallest wedding you can accommodate at the venue?

A: 2 = bridge and groom + witnesses.


Q:  What about food and drink.

A:  No corkage fee.


Q: Can you recommend a florist and other wedding suppliers?

A: Yes, we have a selection of pre-approved wedding suppliers


Q: How many guests can you accommodate to stay at the venue for our wedding?

A: 24 guests plus the bridal couple plus additional accommodation 6 mins drive.  Taxi service available to run between the two.


Q: Can we stay in the venue on our wedding night?

A: Yes, we recommend booking Brambles for this purpose.


Q: Can I do vow renewals at the venue?

A: Yes


Q: Can the bride get ready at the venue before the wedding?

A: Yes, if you book your stay dates to include the night before


Q: Can you organise all of the wedding suppliers for us?

A: No sorry, we can send you our pre-approved suppliers list. Only pre-approved suppliers are to be at Forest Barns at any time, unless you have asked for express written approval from the owner, due to the terms of our insurance. 


Q: Can you accept dogs or other pets to take part in our wedding ceremony?

A: Yes – fees apply.  We can arrange for your pet to be prepared for your wedding at our local pet Spa.


Q: Can we have sparklers?

A: Sorry, due to the terms of our insurance we are not allowed fireworks.


Q: Can we have fireworks?

A: Sorry, no Fireworks, Chinese Lanterns or fake confetti. 


Q: Can we use confetti?

A: Yes, confetti shots can be on the grass in The Manor front garden, the confetti must be biodegradable or dried petals.


Q Who are your registrars

A: We come under Gloucestershire Registration Service . Here is a link


Q: Can we decorate the wedding ceremony room (Function Barn)?

A: Yes, as long as none of the paint work or wallpaper gets damaged you may decorate as you wish


Q: Do you have chair covers and sashes

A: No


Q: Do you provide wedding décor?

A: No


Q:  Can we have additional guests staying in the grounds.

A:  No campervans or additional tents.


Q:  Do you offer additional staff or Babysitting

A:  Yes.  We can offer additional staff if required at £16 per hour on request.  We can also provide Hay/Straw Bales if required at £9.00 per bale.


Q:  Do you have additional accommodation for extra guests close by?

A:  Yes, we nave Chapel Court a 6 min drive away and local taxi service to operate between the two if required.


Q:  Are there any additional games available.

A:  Yes, we have lawn games such as Quoits, Boules, Rounders and Croquet.


Hear From Our Previous Guests...

Excellent quality accommodation, with everything you could possibly want to ensure a restful stay, located conveniently for travelling to other destinations, no shortage of pubs / restaurants. Recommend highly.

Peter & Melissa, York

Lovely property a real home from home, clean, comfortable, glamorous well thought out décor and touches to make the stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Sarah, Martin and family, Cambridge

Barn was v.comfortable and well equipped and warm. Beds v.good, powerful shower and toiletry items plentiful. Very peaceful and ideal for relaxing. Strongly recommend.

Steve and Davina, Peterborough

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