'Why our prices may seem high compared to other venues'
When you first glance at our prices, without knowing exactly what you get for your money, our prices are going to seem high compared to other venues.
When you get married at The Wellbeing Farm, you get exactly that; the whole of The Wellbeing Farm. The venue is yours exclusively for the whole duration of your wedding. We really believe strongly that if we are to deliver your wedding to the highest standard that you deserve, our attention needs to be on you as a couple and only you, along with your wonderful guests. We don’t want to think about the possibility of you catching sight of another bride in the corridor, or being restricted over your chosen ceremony time due to another ceremony taking place beforehand. We want to focus on delivering the best possible wedding day to you and feel we can only truly do that if we offer exclusive use for your big day.
Exclusive use also means you can use the land surrounding the farm as you chose (there are some exceptions – for example we don’t allow camping or anything that would cause damage. However if you wanted to hire in a bouncy castle or an inflatable assault course, you can! If you want a bucking rodeo sheep, you can! If you want to arrive up our driveway on a tractor, you can! We really have seen it all and we embrace new ideas and quirky plans that our couples present us with.
Aside from the exclusivity of the whole venue, you also get access to our prop shed which we like to call our ‘Aladdin’s cave of wonders’. I found when I got married myself back in 2014 that what started out as minimal spending on little bits and pieces soon multiplied as I found myself having to think about decorating a large number of tables, and thinking of things I had perhaps overlooked at the initial stage of booking. That’s where our props will save you a small fortune, literally.
Starting with the larger decorative items; we have our very own rustic wooden photo booth which comes with a wooden hamper full of props! This is free for you to use, it fits the feel of the barn perfectly and can be customised with the addition of your own props or hashtag – you just provide the sign and we will attach it for you. We have our own in house candy cart – you simply provide the sweets and we do the rest for you. We also have a vintage, original rickshaw which makes a great ice cream cart or perfect for serving frozen alcoholic popsicles in the summer! If you use our Wedding House we provide you with a new Land Rover to transport you to the farm. We have a great selection of large chalkboards which can be personalised to create signs and an order of the day and the icing on the cake, our Llamas, Alpacas and Donkeys provide the ultimate in memorable guest entertainment. Finally if you always dreamt of that tipi wedding, you have the use of our authentic Indian Tipi with Kadai fire bowl for that element of fun and cosiness.
Moving on to the smaller items. Firstly we have hundreds (literally) of jam jars, we have milk bottles, vases, jugs, everything a florist would possibly need! You are more than welcome to provide your florist with items for sizing (you can even take the vases away if we have no events on before yours where they are needed) or alternatively you can be creative and decorate the barn using all of our vases filled with shop bought flowers – we will be on hand to help with ideas!! Now your flowers are sorted, you then have to think about all those extras that truly make the wedding barn look that little bit extra special. We have wooden apple crates; use them to create a display with photo frames of loved ones or to line the aisle and stand your flowers on. We have vintage suitcases; use them to store your wedding cards – we even have a sign that says ‘please place your cards here’ and love heart shaped bunting that displays ‘cards.’ We have light up LOVE and PARTY letters, copper lanterns, wedding cake stands, chair ribbons, and enough fairy lights and led candles to light the whole of Lancashire. It is impossible to list everything and Celia the owner is a little bit of a shopaholic, so the selection of props available is ever increasing! The value of all of these items in completeness has cost us thousands of pounds, but we truly believe that if we have bought it, our couples can use it. We would much rather see our items on display looking beautiful that gathering dust in our prop shed.
Our Wedding Co-ordinators are Pinterest obsessed – use this to your advantage and steal their ideas, and together they will help your ideas work with what is available to you at no extra cost. We hope that together with our abundance of props, your ideas and creativity and our experience we truly can transform the barn into the Pinterest wedding you have always dreamt of!
Oops we forgot to mention, when you book your wedding with us, we give you access to a secret wedding website which you can use to plan your dream wedding in details.
Please find our wedding prices below – click on the year to find out the relevant prices: Please note that prices are based on minimum numbers of guests.