To everybody at The Wellbeing Farm
Lana and I could not put into words how much we enjoyed our Wedding Day.
You have a sign that says ‘fun, quirky, magical’ and I think that sign emphasises all that you do here.
The friendly, relaxed and happy hospitality you gave us, our family and friends on our Wedding Day was simply perfect.
You put LOVE into all you create, and that really shines through to the finished product.
Thank you so much to everyone for making our day of live, a lovely day.
Mr and Mrs Hughes xxx
If you want a traditional formal wedding reception, then I honestly don’t think we are the place for you and when you visit, it really is a ‘Marmite moment’ – you either fall in love with us, or you leave thinking we are a bit too quirky ...
When choosing a wedding venue, we believe your gut feeling is everything … We think you will know that we are the ‘right’ venue for you when you experience the following:
• When you open our Barn doors, you should get a tingling ‘wow’ breath-taking feeling when you see our Barn for the first time;
• You will giggle at our quirky toilets or our llama freely wandering around the farm;
• You will appreciate quality food and understand that we aren’t a cheap and cheerful wedding venue;
• You can imagine a party atmosphere with all your family and friends dancing to live music until 1am under our 4000 fairy lights.
BUT …. We are your perfect venue IF
You are after a quirky wedding and you want a wedding which is going to be such fun that months’ after you are still smiling. You want your guests to be happy and as a couple, you want a magical and fun experience. If you want personalised party atmosphere where you can relax, have a laugh and loads of fun and dance under the stars – we are your perfect venue.
As we specialise in quirky, magical weddings, we will then arrange to meet with you to understand what type of wedding you’d like and then provide you with a personalised quote to fit your budget.
An exclusive venue tailored to your requirements.
The Farm is yours exclusively for the day – your guests (and even your dog – on a lead) are welcome to wander around the farm and meet our Llamas and donkeys and enjoy our views – it’s your day and your way (with a little help from ourselves thrown in)….
When you book The Wellbeing Farm for your wedding, you aren’t just booking a venue – you are buying an experience – from our quirky décor to the one-of-a-kind bow tie wearing Llamas, we are a venue with bags of personality specifically designed to deliver amazing memories.
We will help you and your photographer with props, settings and backdrops to capture the perfect photo opportunities – you can borrow wellies, a vintage tractor, flat caps, a couple of Llamas, pitch forks and a shepherds crook or even a wheelbarrow for the groom! The possibilities are endless…
You can have the exclusive use of four locations:
Our Wedding Barn is fully licensed for weddings and our unique parachuted ceiling with 4000 fairy lights provided a stunning first impression for your guests. Accommodating up to 250 people, the Barn is an amazing blank canvas on which you can create the personalised wedding of your dreams as well as a great party….
Our licensed bar area will impress your guests with its stone tiled floor, impressive design and cosy log burning fire. The French doors can be opened leading out to an outside south-facing sun terrace for your guests to admire the beautiful countryside views. This area provides the perfect weather-proof solution for you.
Our cosy tipi provides the perfect chill out and chat area. Blankets and cushions accompany comfortable seating and a kadai fire bowl for the ultimate in relaxed weddings.
Our licensed Wedding Pavilion is perfect for that picturesque outside wedding for you to enjoy our amazing views.
We know that handing over a deposit is a big decision to make, and we feel strongly that you shouldn’t have to wait in a queue feeling like you can’t approach us until it is your turn to get married. We welcome all our couples in to Team Wellbeing, and truly have made some great friendships that continue long after the excitement of the big day has concluded.
We have Wedding Co-ordinators who are truly dedicated to what they do; we want to get to know you as a couple and enjoy the journey of planning your big day as much as you do. We hope that by doing so, we take any stress and worries away so that you can enjoy the whole process, after all you will only get to do it the once!
The way we do this is easy. We have wedding planning meetings with you at three pivotal stages throughout your planning journey; six months, three months and two weeks. These meetings take place at the weekend or on a Wednesday evening and last approximately an hour, although sometimes slightly longer depending on how much we keep each other nattering! Don’t worry though; they are always fuelled with tea and cake, or an ice cold beer if you have come straight from a long day at work!
At six months before the big day, we get together to go through some of the essential details that couples often overlook. We ensure that the registrar has been booked and begin to discuss any suppliers who will be attending at The Wellbeing Farm. We also like to think at this meeting that we plant some seeds of thought; we check that you are aware that you will need around 4 songs to play during the signing of the registrar; we check you’re aware of what items you are welcome to use from our props shed; we check you’re aware of the measurements of the tables. We hope that you go away with a list of helpful ‘to do’s’ that mean that you have plenty of time to tick them off your list, avoiding any last minute rush or panic. We also remind you at this meeting that you are welcome to pop along to any of our open days or on wedding Wednesday to try out any table layouts or experiment with our props.
At three months before the big day, it’s time to iron out some of the exciting details! We go through all of your menu choices, and start to discuss the timings of your wedding itself. We always advise couples that we try to avoid a military regimented approach; the last thing we want to do is escort your guests from one place to another repeatedly to the point that they begin to feel like cattle! We want you and your guests to feel as relaxed and at ease as possible, and we don’t want you to have to even think about what time it is – that is our job. We will also confirm at this meeting which of our props you would like to use, and obtain some details about the look you are trying to create in the barn!
At two weeks before your wedding, we then meet again to confirm your final numbers, dietary requirements, and any other last minute details. We go through the order of the day one final time, so you should go away feeling 100% confident that everything is in hand, and all you have to do is turn up!
If this wasn’t enough, another creation we are proud of is the Secret Wedding area to our website! During the last few years when we have been planning weddings, we have come across all types of questions and issues. We have therefore collected them all together and put them in one place – our secret website! You can find sample table layouts, a list of our recommended suppliers, a props itinerary and much more.
You will be provided with the password and log in details for this wedding planning tool once your deposit has been paid and we really do hope that you find it useful!
Aside from these three meetings, we also have a group email inbox which all of our Wedding Co-ordinators have access to. The advantage of this is that if a few Wedding Co-ordinators are tied up on a weekend the weekend, the chances are another Co-ordinator will be based in the office and will instead pick up your email and be able to respond. If you ever have any queries at all, we really do welcome you emailing them in to firstname.lastname@example.org and we promise we will get back to you, even if it does take us a couple of days!
We really do enjoy planning each and every wedding, and we are so fortunate that our couples are so creative and we really do mean it when we say that no two weddings are the same. We think that is the best part of our job – we get to see your creativity from your initial ideas at 6 months all the way up to the day before your wedding when you unload your car and hand your items over to us.
From brides who just tell us to ‘do what we think looks best’ to brides who produce detailed written documents, we love you all!