Folly Farm Centre

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£4950 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
20 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Award-winning, sustainable wedding venue (with accommodation) for indoor and outdoor weddings, located in a 250-acre nature reserve in the Chew Valley with far-reaching views across the Mendip Hills.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£4,950
Including exclusive use of the venue, plus the Bridal Suite for two nights. Guest accommodation available from £36 per person, per night.

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£35
Flexible menu options and prices depending on numbers and requirements.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£8,750
Maximum Price
£11,950
Number of Guests Included
50
All-Inclusive Spring Wedding Package - Available in March and April 2019 Our all-inclusive spring 2019 wedding package takes the stress away from wedding planning, with everything taken care of allowing you to simply enjoy your big day…and all at an amazing price. Package Includes: • Two day exclusive use venue hire • Bridal Suite accommodation for two nights • Canapés (three per person) • Three course wedding breakfast of choice • Drinks package including two reception drinks, half bottle of wine and one toast drink per person • Evening food (choice of six menu options) • Evening DJ • Complimentary use of fire pit • Cake stand and cake knife • All table linen, napkins, cutlery, crockery and glassware. Price is based on weekend weddings for up to 50 guests in February 2019. Please get in touch for full details and pricing.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
150
No. of Bedrooms
20
Sleeps No. of People
56
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late Night Extension
Yes

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Folly Farm Centre is an environmentally sustainable, countryside wedding venue nestled in the heart of a 250-acre nature reserve, yet conveniently located just 10 miles from Bristol and Bath. As one of Somerset's hidden gems, 'Folly' as it is affectionately known, offers peaceful seclusion and the most breath-taking views across Chew Valley Lake and the Mendip Hills; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrounded by wildlife and ancient woodlands, Folly Farm is perfect in every season; from the carpets of spring bluebells and wildflower meadows of summer, to the golden tones of autumn and the dramatic winter skies, the backdrop for your day is sure to be beautiful. All weddings at Folly Farm include exclusive use of the entire venue, including all of the 18th-century farm buildings, for a unique and completely private celebration. Invite close family and friends to arrive the day before the wedding and share the fun of decorating and personalising the venue, followed by a pre-wedding evening meal. Hold your ceremony outside with you and your guests overlooking Chew Valley lake and the hills beyond, or amongst the apple tress with guests seated on hay bales in the pretty orchard. Inside options include the charming, oak-beamed converted barn, the traditional Old Dairy, or the glass-roofed atrium. There's plenty of space for marquees too. The 20 farmhouse-style bedrooms accommodate up to 56 guests and, in the warmer months, additional guests have the option of camping in the paddock. The happy couple can spend the first night of married life in our spacious bridal suite or may choose to hire a bell tent for a night of glamping! Folly Farm can hold up to 150 evening guests. Food is incredibly important at Folly, so couples can choose from a traditional three-course meal, relaxed platters, a hog-roast and everything in between! Owned and managed by Avon Wildlife Trust, all profits are gift-aided back to the Trust to protect local wildlife.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
(11)
Jo
Wedding: October 2018
September 2019
Everything we’d dreamt of and more
Our daughter was married at Folly Farm. The weekend was everything we’d dreamt of and more. A wonderful venue in stunning setting! The venue offered so much flexibility, the opportunity to entertain as if it was your own home, a safe environment for children to enjoy with freedom to do their own thing. The wedding day itself was nothing less than perfect. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the team. Special thanks from me to Claire who went above and beyond to ensure everything was just so.... including delivering breakfast and getting my daughter through an emotional outburst in seeing her children dressed ready for the event. Thank you Claire, I’ll say it again - you were simply the best! Would highly recommend Folly Farm.
Hope Thain
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Incredible venue and staff, cannot recommend enough
All of the staff at Folly were so accommodating from the very beginning right through until the end. They went out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable, and were smooth and professional at the day. We didn't have to worry about a thing, and they were all so personable it just felt like our second home for the weekend!
Alan
Married in August 2018
September 2019
Fantastic wedding venue
We got married at Folly Farm and it was a wonderful experience. Tony, Andrea, Clare and the rest of the team were so helpful and friendly. In the planning stages they were always available to answer our many questions, and during the wedding itself they worked so hard to make sure everything ran smoothly. It was very reassuring and relaxing to know that they were organising everything behind the scenes, and the day was even better than we could have imagined. It was great to have the freedom to get married outside, and decorate the venue to make it really personal. The fact that so many of our guests could stay or camp for the weekend made it really relaxing, and the food from Thyme Chef was also fantastic. It was really important for us to have an environmentally sustainable venue and it's great to know that the profits go back into supporting the nature reserve and the Avon Wildlife Trust. A massive thank you to everyone at Folly Farm and we look forward to coming back and visiting regularly!
Natty
Wedding: August 2018
September 2019
Venue is just stunning
We attended a wedding here and it was fantastic! Staff were great, easy to find, good parking, venue is just stunning and we had a fantastic day! I’d never been to Somerset before but will definitely be going back!
Mary
Wedding: August 2018
September 2019
Birds and dragonflies swooped
Fortunate enough to attend a wedding here which was blessed with good weather for an outdoor ceremony overlooking the stunning views of the rolling countryside. The venue was simply lovely, although ladies do need to be warned about the steep steps to/from the car park which aren’t ideal for fancy heels ;) Birds and dragonflies swooped and flitted about and added a whimsical touch to the day. Highly recommend venue to prospective couples and for other events.
Fiona
Wedding: August 2018
September 2019
This venue is just stunning
This venue is just stunning to have a Wedding at Folly Farm with the beautiful backdrop of rolling hills set in the most beautiful nature reserve. We all stayed there for 2 night's for my Daughters Wedding. The accommodation is lovely. It was so nice for everyone to be there together. Everything was just perfect Thank you Folly Farm. ...
Location & Contact Details

Address

Folly Farm Centre, Pensford, Somerset, BS39 4DW, England

Travel Notes

Travelling southwards from Bristol on the A37 travel through Pensford. At the roundabout, turn right onto the A368 towards Bishop Sutton. After 2 miles, go past the turning to Chew Magna and take the next small turning on your left very shortly after, just before reaching Stowey. Travelling from Bath, take the A39 through Newton St Loe, taking the second exit (past the Globe pub). Continue on straight through Marksbury and continue onto the A368 (the right hand side of the petrol station after the traffic lights). At the roundabout, take the second exit towards Bishop Sutton. After two miles, take the small turning on your left, just before reaching Stowey.

Nearest Town

Clutton

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M4

Nearest Train Station

Bristol Temple Meads

Nearest Airport

Bristol

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