Frequently Asked Questions

What time can we get access to the venue?
Hire of the venue is from 9:00am.

Are you licensed for civil ceremonies & what is the maximum number of guests?
Yes, the High Barn is licensed and can sit up to 120.

How many guests can be catered for at the wedding breakfast/evening reception?
We can cater for up to 150 in the marquee for the wedding breakfast, and up to 200 for the evening.

Do you offer exclusive use hire?
Yes, we only run one event per day so our attention is focused on you

Do you have in-house catering or can we use our own?
Yes. We have partnered up with Browns Events as our in-house caterers, therefore, we do not allow external
caterers at Bressingham Hall & High Barn.

Is there any flexibility on the menu, and how do you cope with special dietary requirements?
Yes, Browns Events are happy to discuss bespoke menus, and they are also very accustomed to dealing with
special dietary requirements. Any concerns regarding dietary needs can be discussed with the catering team.
Are there minimum numbers for catering & what happens if we are below it?
Yes, our minimum catering numbers are 60 adults on weekdays and 70 adults at the weekend. Should your
number of guests fall below this then they will be charged as a full adult at the basic house catering package
rate.

Is there a licensed bar & can we set up a tab?
Yes, and we accept cash, credit and debit cards. Yes a tab can be arranged, and we can let you know when
you are reaching your limit throughout the evening should you wish to extend it.

What time does the bar open and close?
We can open the bar from the moment the ceremony is finished and the bar then closes at 11:30pm.

Is there a PA system?
Yes, a portable Bluetooth system with wireless microphone is available for the wedding ceremony and
speeches.

What happens to our wedding music to walk down the aisle to?
There is a music system which can be plugged into via aux or lightning connection.

Are there any music restrictions?
Yes, we have a music limiter set to 90 decibels. All music to be finished at midnight.

What tables do you have?
We have up to 20 bespoke wooden distressed tables, which can form a square or can be placed in rows or
horseshoe formations (each table is 72 inches long, 36 inches wide, and 30 inches high). They do not need
white cloths, but coloured runners do suit them ideally (which we can hire to you directly). We can hire round
tables to you at an extra cost if you prefer, which will also come with the appropriate white round cloths.
Do you have any preferred suppliers you can recommend?
Yes, we have a list of recommended suppliers that we can suggest to you.

Can we bring in our own suppliers?
Yes, they will just need to provide relevant insurance documentation and PAT testing certificates where
necessary.

Is all the furniture included in the price?
Yes, your venue hire includes all of the furniture and decorations at the venue, as well as faux foliage seen in
the barn and in the marquee. Included in your catering package: cake table and cake knife, all glassware,
cutlery, white linen napkins and crockery. Afternoon tea crockery can be hired at an extra cost.

What is not included in the price?
DJ, catering and drinks, sweet cart usage, candles, candelabras and uplighters. We run an ‘essentials’ prop
hire business which you may like to use for extra hires such as Afternoon Tea sets, Tea light holders, LOVE
and MR&MRS letters, Doughnut and Cupcake Walls, coloured runners, signs and much more.

Can you have fireworks or Chinese Lanterns?
No, unfortunately the gardens are protected from this type of activity.

Is it possible to set up or bring things in the day before?
Yes, you can set up the day before if there isn’t an event happening that day. If there is, you can choose to
drop off your items in our office for set up on your wedding’s morning.

Where can wedding gifts be stored?
All your belongings will be placed into safe storage for collection the following day.

When do we need to collect everything by?
By 10:00am the following morning, unless by prior consent. This includes wedding guest cars left overnight.

Can confetti be used on the premises?
Yes, but only natural dried flower confetti outside. If it rains, confetti can be done in the aisle, however this
will extend the turn around time of the room for your evening. Please note: we do not allow gold leaf confetti.

Is there any accommodation on site?
Yes, our sister business Bressingham Hall has 8 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, and can accommodate up to 21
guests. One ensuite bedroom is wheelchair accessible.

Is there a bridal suite/dressing room?
Yes in the Hall, with an en suite for you and your bridesmaids to get ready. If you choose not to take the hall
for your day, the office can be transformed into an intimate dressing room with toilet and dressing table.

Is there sufficient parking space?
Yes, we have a large car park next to the venue, which can hold up to 50 cars. If guests exceed this amount,
the garden centre can be used as an over ow carpark.

Can cars be left overnight?
Yes, at owners risk. Please ensure that cars are o the property by 10:00am the following morning at the
latest, out of respect for potential incoming wedding parties.

What time does the venue close?
The music finishes and bar closes at midnight, with guests being asked to finish their drinks and leave the
venue by 12:30am.