£550 - £6800 for Venue Hire
Up to 146
13 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
We are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic however we are still taking booking for 2021 and beyond so do get in touch by email or telephone call and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are also offering virtual show rounds so please contact us if you would like one and we will be happy to organise this for you asap!
South Farm is a romantic oasis nestled in the heart of the countryside. With enchanting gardens, a beautiful Grade II listed house & a fine collection of lovingly restored timber framed barn buildings
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£550
Maximum Price
£6,800

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£5,800
Maximum Price
£7,900
Number of Guests Included
60
Most of what we do is on a bespoke basis but we do offer two packages in addition... 1) Our Intimate Wedding Package which is based on 40 all day guests and is available on Monday -Wednesday in January, February and March. The price range is £4200 - £4700 depending on the month of the year 2) Our Wedding Package for 60 all day guests is available on Monday - Wednesday between September and June (excluding July and August) The prices are from £5800 - £7900 depending on the month of the of year. Please get in touch for more details about our Packages.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
146
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
13
Sleeps No. of People
30
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Asian Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Halal Catering
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Kosher Catering

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The perfect setting for a countryside wedding, South Farm’s lovingly restored Grade II listed house, beautiful Tudor barn and stunning summerhouse set in enchanting gardens will provide a magical venue for your wedding whatever the weather. Exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding guests will enjoy prize-winning menus taking full advantage of the 200 varieties of fruit and vegetables grown on-site. Couples enjoy exclusive use and a complimentary stay in our luxurious Bridal Suite. Our bespoke en-suite guest bedrooms each decorated in a boutique style provide accommodation along with our five enchantingly quirky Romany Caravans. More adventurous guests can pitch a tent and camp in the paddocks! With so many stunning unique features guests can enjoy home-grown seasonal food, home-made ice-cream, rides on South Farm’s very own Tuk-Tuk and views of the cutest piglets and beautiful white peacocks in the Barnyard. Our faultless exacting service paired with a warm, genuine and flexible approach ensuring couples are able to realise their dreams for the most important day of their lives in a beautifully unique and secluded setting.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2005
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(66)
Aysen & Rob
Married in February 2020
June 2020
The most special day.
We had the most special day. The venue is amazing and the staff from the start of our process, up to and including our big day were faultless. First class all the way!
Melissa & David
Married in February 2020
June 2020
Absolutely beautiful and ran like clockwork.
Thank you so much for everything you done for both myself and David on our wedding day. I don’t think the day would have gone as smoothly if it wasn’t for you. You were there for anything either of us needed and even our guests requests. Our day was as perfect as we imagined, the venue is absolutely beautiful. Everything just ran like clockwork, would also like to thank all of the staff as they were all so polite and helpful. Most of our guests had told us that was the best wedding they’ve ever been to. Thanks again for everything, I will be recommending South Farm to anyone I know who gets engaged in the future.
Louise & Steve
Married in December 2019
June 2020
Thank you so much!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything everyone at South Farm did for our wedding on Friday! Michelle was so friendly and attentive and really felt part of the wedding party which was lovely. My niece also said a special thank you to her for the cake! The food also got rave reviews from everyone who came and was delicious! Thank you to everyone who was involved in the run up to the wedding – Emily and Becky were both great and made everything seem so easy! I also had a lovely time catching up with Hannah – thanks for letting me in the kitchen! Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a well deserved break. Thanks again, Louise and Steve
Kayleigh & Tom
Married in December 2019
June 2020
Cannot recommend enough!
My husband and I got married in December at South Farm and we cannot recommend South Farm enough. Leading up to the big day, they were very professional, responding quickly to any emails I sent and very helpful. On the day, Emily was fantastic. She kept the day feeling calm, allowing us just to have the best day ever! The food was AMAZING and all our guests commented on how delicious the food was. We required different meals for some of our wedding guests, which seemed no problem at all for the chefs and were really flexible. The accommodation was clean, tidy and super convenient for our guests and the breakfast the next day was just as good as the wedding breakfast! We honestly cannot recommend a venue enough and although perhaps we are slightly bias, our guests all echo our opinions! Thank you to all the team at South Farm
Emily & Edward
Married in November 2019
June 2020
5 star rating!!
5 star rating!!! South Farm is the most incredible wedding venue. My husband and I got married earlier this month and would highly recommend. The staff were amazing, from the beginning of planning to the execution on the day. Everything ran smoothly and was very organised, all details were covered making the process of planning as stress free as possible. The food was also wonderful, we had lots of comments from our guests saying how much they enjoyed it. The staff made us feel very special and catered to all of our needs. They went above and beyond our expectations for a wedding venue. We are so happy that we chose to have our wedding there. We were in discussion with a few of the team at the venue, all of which were great. Summer was our wedding planner on the day and was wonderful!!
Steph & Iain
Married in October 2019
June 2020
A massive thank you!!
On behalf of myself and my new HUSBAND, I’d just like to say a massive thank you to you and the whole team at South Farm. The day could not have gone better and we couldn’t imagine celebrating anywhere else. From day one, the experience has been an absolute pleasure and given the short timeline we were working with, we were pleasantly surprised at how easy the whole planning process felt! Myself and Iain were so happy with how the day went- a bonus was that we got lucky with the weather and had the magical experience of our dream outdoor ceremony! All the guests have talked about is how the venue was so stunning and how great the food was (we’ve even had a couple of carnivores consider a plant based diet going forward!) Honestly we could go on… Again a big thanks to all those we worked closely with including James, Emily and of course Becky who on the day ran a slick military operation and of course this will all be reflected in our online reviews too.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Shingay-cum-Wendy , Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0HR, England

Nearest Town

Royston

Nearest Train Station

Royston, Great Northern

Nearest Airport

Cambridge International Airport

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Press & Awards
(4)

Industry Awards (4)

2016 Wedding Industry Awards Regional Winner Best Countryside Venue
2016 Wedding Industry Awards National Highly Commended Best Countryside Venue
4CWA Best Venue 2015
4CWA Best Venue 2017
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Each and every wedding held here at South Farm is special and unique - we couldn't possibly choose! However there are so many special moments to share from weddings... we love the moments the bride shares with her bridesmaids before she walks down the aisle. The moment the groom sees his bride is always a favourite and we love the famous South Farm rose petal confetti shower after the ceremony! We recently had a couple choose a song during their ceremony rather than a reading and all their guests joined them in a lovely rendition of ‘Stand By Me’ - such a special moment with everyone singing their hearts out! And another firm favourite is when couples venture into our barnyard and have pictures with our super-cute little piglets! We also had a bride choosing to arrive to the ceremony on our Tuk Tuk, her father’s face was a picture of delight when he realised he was getting a spin on an authentic Thai Tuk Tuk before giving his daughter away!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy your special day! At South Farm you will have a dedicated Event Manager who will look after you and your guests on your Wedding Day meaning you can relax and just enjoy yourselves!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

We have seen so many lovely ideas from a Vintage Fairground Carousel in our Courtyard to Duck Herding in the Gardens! All our couples are very welcome to bring their own ideas and add their own unique touches. We've had bouncy castles, festival-themed weddings, helicopters landing and couples bringing their dog to be ring-bearer or their own horse for post-ceremony photos!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, Unique, Secluded, Rustic, Boho

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many to choose from! The Bridge over the pond is a favourite, so is the driveway lined with cherry trees and lit up with fairy lights. The lovely blue front door of the main house is a perfect spot for confetti photographs and the Steam Engine is great for pictures too! We also love it when our couples have the photograph taken with our farm animals - piglets shots are the cutest!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes! Though we are very discreet so our lips are sealed!

What’s your favourite canapé?

All of them are mini-morsels of deliciousness! If we had to choose a favourite it would be between the Smoked Salmon Cone with Agruvar & Cucumber and Chilli & Orange Chicken Liver Pate served on roundels of Olive Oil Fried Bread but it's a tough choice and there are so many other delicious South Farm canapés we couldn't possibly choose just one!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A sparkler photo in the courtyard followed by wedding cake and prosecco in the bridal suite for the happy couple!!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We have a team of very talented chefs and all our catering is in-house. Our own smallholding supplies nearly all our vegetables, herbs, fruit, eggs and pork whatever the season. We grow literally hundreds of vegetable varieties, with passion and care. It’s the key to our ultra-fresh, seasonal and organic wedding food menus. Couples can choose from a formal three course served menu or any one of a number of buffets including a sumptuous Fusion Feast, a Hog Roast like no other you ever tasted, a Hot Buffet with a great choice of menu options or the time honoured BBQ. Plus delicious salads of every variety. Prefer something else? That’s no trouble at all… Our chefs love to create new dishes so if you are looking for something that’s not on our standard menus just talk to us – we are very happy to be creative if you have your heart set on something special! Our range of ethnic dishes is extensive and meets all tastes and budgets and all our wedding food is cooked to the moment and beautifully presented. We also offer complimentary Menu Tasting evenings to our couples who book a bespoke wedding. This is an opportunity for couples to see, taste and rate over 30 of our signature dishes and is a hugely helpful for couples choosing their menu for their big day.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We strive to offer faultless exacting service paired with a warm, genuine and flexible approach ensuring couples are able to realise their dreams for the most important day of their lives in a beautifully unique and secluded setting. Critical to our ethos, is our desire to achieve all this within a family-run, home-grown, eco-friendly environment. We aim to be as self-sufficient as absolutely possible with home-grown, seasonal food, grown using organic principles, headlining our delicious wedding breakfast menus, all lovingly created by our in house team of chefs and ensuring that the most important meal of our couples’ lives is a truly exceptional one.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special Offer50% OFF VENUE HIRE!! We are offering 50% OFF our venue hire for: • All available dates between September and 24th December 2020 (excluding Saturdays)