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£550 - £6800 for Venue Hire
Up to 146
13 Bedrooms
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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 ...
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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
Late Night Extension
Yes

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. Newly released 2018 Autumn / Winter Wedding Offers!! We are offering 50% off Venue Hire for all remaining dates in October, November and December 2018* *Please note this offer excludes December Fridays and any available dates between Christmas and New Year

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2005
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(36)
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Emily Gill
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Amazing Day, Amazing Food
We had THE most amazing day at South Farm, nothing was too much trouble, our wedding coordinator Alli was amazing and we just had such a magical time. The food is amazing...
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Dan Bryan
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Lovely South Farm
We celebrated our big day on Monday 6th August 2018. When we first visited South Farm we knew no other venue could compare. We looked at a few but nothing came close. Si...
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Kirsty & Alex
Married in August 2018
November 2018
Best Day Ever!
Just a little note to say a HUGE thank you for playing such an important part in our truly magical day. Everyone at south Farm is so lovely and beyond helpful. The venue ...
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Maureen Williams
Wedding: August 2018
November 2018
Fantastic Day!!
The most amazing experience! Venue, food, helpful staff, cooperation, and all time fantastic day!!! Can’t adequately describe what a marvellous experience the whole thing...
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Ellie & Matt
Married in October 2018
November 2018
The perfect venue
We had an incredible wedding day, thank you so much to everyone at South Farm for making the day so perfect. All our guests commented on how lovely South Farm is, and th...
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Lisa Houghton
Wedding: October 2018
November 2018
A personal thank you
I would like to say a personal thank you to Summer who did such a great job looking after all of us and making sure we were all where we should be! Which at times I’m sur...
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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
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FAQ
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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 OfferWe have a fantastic Summer 2019 date available, Friday 28th June 2019! Please get in touch for more information. We are offering FREE venue hire for all remaining dates between January and March 2019 and 50% off venue hire between April and June 2019!