Although it’s not currently possible for the ‘legal’ ceremony to be held outside, there are options for holding some of your ceremony outdoors. You can do the “legal” bit in one of our barns, or keep it small in our farmhouse lounge, then hold the more emotional part outside. (NB: This must be discussed with the registrar when you book!) We have 2 alternative options available, see below. We can show you these on your visit – the photos are from our wedding fayre in May 2019, just showing where and an example of how they can be set-up.
- “Mountain View”: A large 2-acre field, with superb views across our secluded valley to Moel-Bentyrch. This field is located adjacent to the Farmhouse B&B garden, and is a suitable site for a large Marquee, or Tipi to create an alternative indoor wedding venue (see our ‘Tipi Wedding’ photo) Its normally used as an outdoor games area integrated with drinks on the lawn, or as a site for a bouncy castle / village fete set up. This field can also be used for outdoor blessing ceremonies; i.e. you can choose to have either an offsite legal ceremony, or a small ceremony in one of the licensed venues (“The Wedding Barn”, “The Dutch Barn” or “Farmhouse B&B Lounge”) for the legal bit, followed by a blessing ceremony with all your guests, using our outdoor ceremony space and straw bale seating. We have our own ceremony archway which we’ll cover in artificial ivy, but can be further enhanced with your own décor or wildflowers.
- “Woodland Glade”: An undulating one-acre field which offers the opportunity for another alternative outdoor ceremony location, close to nature – adjacent to our woodland and overlooked by squirrels and woodpeckers (just don’t wake up the Tawny Owl!). This area has previously been used by wedding couples to locate their own belltent, for a private space away from the campsite. Its just a lovely space with an elevated view across “Mountain View” to Moel-Bentyrch in the distance. Second picture shows a ceremony from 2019.)
There are costs involved in these set-ups, but it will depend on your numbers and how much you “do it yourself”…