£5800 - £7900 for a package
Up to 146
13 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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

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
(36)
Jane Price
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Perfect Venue
Russ and I wanted to thank you all so very much for letting us use your perfect venue. Our day was so lovely – everything we hoped for. You have such attention to detail. All of your staff are excellent. Thank you Emily for looking after us so well – you made it so easy for us. You were wonderful – professional, but always friendly and kind. Especially when I presented you with 4 very, very last-minute drop outs!!! With love to you all and Emily,
Kathryn & Andy
Married in October 2018
November 2018
A huge thank you - an incredible celebration
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at South Farm for making Sarah and Adam’s wedding day such an incredible celebration. Sarah and Adam knew they wanted their wedding to be at your venue on their visit day. However, they decided look at one other venue just in case. Don’t know why they did that! Sarah was not interested in the other place at all. Her Dad commented to her as we left the other venue, “South Farm is just you Sarah. It’s higgledy piggledy” by which he meant it was quirky! So glad we then went ahead and booked you! The venue looked stunning so many guests commented on this. The food was exceptional especially the scotch eggs which we hear are now on the menu. It’s so important to feed your guests well and you did that for us. Sarah and Adam and her sibling’s favourite moment was visiting the pigs. It made their day especially when the bride got pig poo all over her hand. Please pass on our sincerest gratitude to all your staff. You have an amazing team! Everyone I have spoken to at South Farm did their best to accommodate our requests and sorted everything calmly, efficiently and swiftly. I would especially like to say a big thank you to Alli the wedding planner. She made the day absolutely perfect!
Jane Price
Wedding: October 2018
November 2018
The venue is stunning!
If you’re thinking of getting married don’t look anywhere else just go ahead and book South Farm. Our daughter was married there on Saturday 27 October 2018. The venue is stunning! All our guests were blown away by how pretty it looked and the fantastic food! The staff were amazing, especially Alli the Event Manager. She looked after us all and went beyond our expectations! We had the perfect day at the perfect venue. Sarah and Adam’s love just shone through. They knew South Farm was their venue the first time they saw it. I didn’t want to leave the morning after the wedding just wish I could live there!! 😂
Annalisa & Matthew
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Thank you a million times
Now that we are fully back at work & our honeymoon is a distant memory... I just want to say a huge thank you for essentially creating our wedding day! You ran the day so smoothly & was such a calming presence to have nearby! Thank you so much for sorting of the little things, like getting my Dad his buttonhole!! & I'm sure many other things that I wasn't even aware of! You were complimented so highly by my friends and family; the resounding comment from the day was how smoothly everything ran, which I know is down to you and your team, so thank you a million times. You've given us the best memory of such a great day. Thank you so much for being apart & helping make our wedding day so very very very special & something we will never forget.
Mr & Mrs Davison
Married in October 2018
November 2018
A huge THANK YOU
I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU on behalf of my husband (that's weird) and I, and actually from all of our guests too, for the most amazingly perfect day we had on Friday! All staff at South Farm are excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed our day and our guests were amazed by the venue, food, staff and how well everything was run. It was such a privilege to share with them, something that we have planned for the past (almost) 2 years, with your help. It goes without saying that we wanted to do it all over again when we woke up on Saturday and would not change 1 thing, not even the weather... Even though we'd had our hearts set on getting married outside, I'm so pleased we didn't; when I walked down the aisle I whispered to my Dad 'YES! This is exactly how I pictured it all to look.’ Helen – Thank you so much for being there for us all day, and making sure we had everything we wanted and more :) Your attention to detail, yet relaxed attitude really did make us feel so comfortable and fully let us experience the day, as we knew you had everything under control... Even when we changed a few things on the morning. Thank you for putting up with us, and our guests! The kitchen staff – I'm so sorry I didn't get names. Thank you for keeping me relaxed before I headed down the aisle, and the lovely 'congratulations' as we walked back through your prep time as husband and wife. I can only imagine how easy it would be to continue working on our amazing meal, it was such a cute touch for you to acknowledge us. All we can say about the food is WOW! The compliments from every single one of our guests have been amazing, please keep doing what you're doing! The food was simply perfect! The waiting and bar staff – Thank you for your speedy service with smiles, and for putting up with all of our guests. I hope none of them were too annoying, or got too much in your way. This should include the lovely lady who was with us at breakfast, nothing was too much trouble and she seemed genuinely happy for us :) I know I will have forgotten someone to thank so please just thank everyone involved at South Farm, it truly was the BEST DAY EVER and we will be forever grateful for the work put in to keeping this venue as it is. When we booked Lee Smith, our magician who I know you all know well, he said to us that he's convinced South Farm is run by magic elves and I have to say, it definitely feels that way! Everything from the welcome we received on Thursday when arriving for set up, to the efficiency of turning the barn around, to coming back to the Bridal Suite to a bottle of bubbly and a card... There are no words and I don't know how to really show our gratitude, it was everything we imagined it would be and more, from start to finish :) Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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 sure was difficult. Summer handled everyone with patience, calm and professionalism even when cornered by inebriated bridesmaids! Thank you again for making Emma and Pete’s day one to remember.
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)