How do we book?
To book your wedding with us, please send us a message via our "Book With Us" page
or call us on 01409 253792
What is the deposit?
A 25% non-refundable deposit is required upon booking and to confirm your date. We encourage couples to make sure a registrar is available and their chosen caterer is available and ceremony time/date. If your date is less than one year away the deposit is 50%. Payment is accepted in the form of a cheque or electronic bank payment. The next 25% is payable a year before your wedding date and the balance is payable 8 weeks prior to the wedding along with extras such as drinks package/hire items.
Can we just have parts of the venue/What happens if we don’t want accommodation?
Weekend hire is exclusive use and includes everything detailed in our packages. We can, however be flexible with one day hire during mid week weddings out of high season.
How many does the house sleep?
The house can sleep 14 people in total, including the bride and groom, those under 2 year of age are NOT counted, but are very welcome. A travel cot and a high chair are available. A separate cottage on the estate can be booked for an additional 4 guests. Please ask for more details on this option.
Do you style the venue?
We can offer a blank canvas for your wedding. (marquees on the lawn ONLY) You are more than welcome to style the venue the day before your wedding or hire a styling company to do this for you. We can help with this.
For intimate Indoor weddings. (Up to 50) You are more than welcome to add your own touches to the venue the day before your wedding or hire a styling company to do this for you. All internal changes MUST be approved and confirmed by us ahead of your stay.
Do you provide furniture?
We provide chairs for your ceremony and wedding breakfast and 15 X 6ft round tables which can seat 8-10 people. We can accommodate up to 100 guests on trestle tables, but these are not included and would need to be hired in at an additional cost.
Can we have an outdoor ceremony?
Depending on the size of your wedding we have 4 possible licenced ceremony spaces.
We have 1 outdoor ceremony space, the Front Porch (up to 100 guests). This works very well during the summer month and early autumn.
The house has 3 indoor areas (up to 50 guests) for your wedding ceremony. The drawing room, the dining room and the old kitchen . (The indoor areas are perfect for intimate weddings.
If you do choose to have your wedding outside and the weather forecast didn’t look promising the day before, then you have the peace of mind, that we can cover your ceremony area.
Can we get married at a local church?
Absolutely you can. If you are a member of the Church of England & meet their criteria for a religious ceremony. Please ask us for more details of local churches and information.
Can we have live music outside?
Yes you can, it must be non-amplified, such as a acoustic band, Classical guitarist, harpist or string quartet for drinks and ceremonies. Live music indoors is allowed.
What's NOT allowed?
These things are not permitted at Parnacott: sound fireworks, Sky lanterns, Pinatas, confetti cannons, non- biodegradable confetti inside or out, drones that are not permitted by Parnacott Weddings, your own cash bar.
These things are permitted at Parnacott. , Biodegradable confetti outside. Drones permitted by Parnacott Weddings
Should we get wedding insurance?
Yes you must. We shall need to see evidence wedding insurance. All deposits are non refundable and balances are on a sliding scale. (Please see full terms & conditions)
Is parking available for our guests?
We have ample parking for all of your guests. (No Additional charge) We will assist on the day.
Is there a waiting area for guests after the wedding?
Yes, you may use the car park to wait for taxis or lifts.
Is smoking allowed at the wedding?
Indoors is a no! Outside is a Yes, there will be a smoking area. The ash trays MUST be used for ALL cigarette butts for health and safety.
When does the music have to stop?
You can play live music up until 12am and background/DJ music until 1am.
Can we bring our own wine?
Yes, you may bring your own wine and champagne for the wedding breakfast and toast. Limited to half a bottle of wine per guest and 2 glasses to toast with. There will be a service fee of £5 per bottle.
Can we buy our wine from you?
Yes you can buy your wine through us. with no fee. We also have a cash bar, which is open prior to the ceremony and throughout the day/ night. You can have both. You cannot drink or eat during the ceremony itself.
Can we have a cash bar tab?
Yes you can, this will need to be pre-paid before the wedding. Any monies not spent will be refunded.
Can there be drinks in the ceremony?
Under council licence you are not allowed to consume food or drink during the ceremony.
Do you supply tablecloths, china and cutlery?
For intimate weddings up to 18, we can provide the necessary provisions. Over that your chosen caterer will supply what's required.
Can we bring our own caterers?
Yes, we do allow your own caters and there will be NO additional charge for this.
Can we bring dogs?
Only very well-behaved dogs who are staying at Parnacott, as you can appreciate everyone will be waring their best and the last thing the bride wants are dirty paw prints on her wedding outfit. Dogs must be kept on leads during the wedding day.
What about a band or disco?
A band or DJ MUST HAVE valid full Public Liability Insurance. All performance equipment must have valid Portable Appliance Testing certificates at the time they are due to perform. This must be supplied to us 1 month prior to the wedding day as an e-copy or hardcopy by post.
Please also note the following restrictions that all bands must adhere to:
• No staging is allowed, No smoke / vapour / bubble machines.
• We reserve the right to turn down the music if it exceeds 90 decibels or we feel the music is too loud.
• Music in the house can continue at normal volume until 2. Marquee music is turned down at 12 and stops at 1am.
• The Band or Disco must be packed up and off site by 1:30am.
Do you offer a wedding planning service?
We offer on the day co-ordination to make sure that your day runs smoothly, but if you feel like you need a bit more support during the planning process, then we can recommend some fantastic wedding planners.
Can we arrange a pre wedding photoshoot?
Yes, we do allow pre wedding photoshoots. It must be arranged with us beforehand. The shoot is for 2 hours and cost £75. An additional charge of £50 will be applied for every additional hour required.
What do we need to do on the lead up to our wedding?
This is a check list: Final payment is due 8 weeks prior to the wedding to include ceremony charge if applicable.
• Copy of PAT and public liability insurance details – from band or disco.
• Permission for Animals to attend in writing.
• Responsible Person – 1 month before the wedding the name of your responsible person appointed to remain at the end of the event to ensure all guests leave the venue.
• Confirmed Drinks Package or service corkage charge.
• 7 days before the event your damage deposit of £850 is due or this can be paid in the final payment.