Weddings & Receptions Venue

Need to know times, numbers and facilities available for your wedding at Barnsdale Gardens? Scroll down for all the details.

Can't find an answer here? Contact Vicky, she'll be glad to help.

The Numbers

How many guests should I invite?

The Paradise Garden is an intimate space, packed with planting and water features, so room inside the garden is limited. However, there is a viewing platform so guests can watch the ceremony unhindered.

 

A maximum of around a hundred guests is advised to be sure everyone gets a view.

What about the evening do; can I invite more people?

Of course you can!

 

The number of guests will depend on the size of marquee, how many tables you'll need, if you have a dance floor, band, DJ etc. Vicky can help you with this and your marquee provider can give you exact numbers.

The Times

What time is the ceremony?

Any time after 2pm is fine by us!

 

This time is not written in stone and you can talk to Vicky about this but remember you'll need to get a registrar and your guests here and be sure everything is properly organised before the ceremony, so we've found that 2pm - 4pm works best.

What time should everyone arrive?

Your guests should arrive an hour to half an hour before the ceremony.

 

The groom should arrive thirty to twenty minute before the ceremony.

 

The bride arrives when she's ready...!

How long does the ceremony last?

The ceremony takes about twenty minutes to half an hour. The drinks reception takes place immediately after the ceremony.

How long do we have for our wedding pictures?

Take as long as you need. All the gardens are available to you for pictures, so relax and get snapping!

 

Oh and the thing about confetti: we ask you only to use real petals and to keep it to the lawned areas which we can more easily clean the following day.

When does the evening reception start?

You'll arrange this with your caterers but it's usually a couple of hours after the ceremony.

We've had a fabulous day, does it have to end?

All good things must come to an end....

 

Music ends: 11.00pm

Bar closes: 12.00am

Carriages: 12.30am

Facilities

Power supply:

There are four standard sockets available and will require extension cables.

Lighting:

Toilets:

Water:

There are 2 mains water taps near the marquee site. All other water points are not drinking water.

Toilets are located in the car park. If you wish, Porta loos can be booked, which can be organised with your marquee supplier.

We do put portable lighting in the car park for departure. For the evening reception, some have used battery powered tea/solar lights to mark the way to the marquee.

Parking:

We have ample space for parking and cars can be left overnight. We ask that cars left over night are picked up the following morning and that we have a list of cars parking overnight, so we can be sure nobody has been left inadvertently.

Couldn't find what you were looking for? Contact Vicky, she'll be glad to help.

Allow our experienced and dedicated Weddings Coordinator, Vicky Cunningham, to take some of the pressure off and help you plan a day you will cherish forever.

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A maximum of around a hundred guests is advised to be sure everyone gets a view.

dance floor, band, DJ etc. Vicky can help you with this and your marquee provider can give you exact numbers.

Of course you can!

 

The number of guests will depend on the size of marquee, how many tables you'll need, if you have a

The Paradise Garden is an intimate space, packed with planting and water features, so room inside the garden is limited. However, there is a viewing platform so guests can watch the ceremony unhindered.

Any time after 2pm is fine by us!

 

This time is not written in stone and you can talk to Vicky about this but remember you'll need to get a registrar and your guests here and be sure everything is properly

organised before the ceremony, so we've found that 2pm - 4pm works best.

Couldn't find what you were looking for? Contact Vicky, she'll be glad to help.

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Of course you can!

 

The number of guests will depend on the size of marquee, how many tables you'll need, if you have a dance floor, band, DJ etc. Vicky can help you with this and your marquee provider can give you exact numbers.

Couldn't find what you were looking for? Contact Vicky, she'll be glad to help.

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