Good to Knows

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The Manor House wedding good to knows
How many people can we have at the wedding?

We can cater for up to 120 guests for the wedding reception and up to 150 for the evening party


How many weddings do you have per day?

We limit the number of weddings at the venue to one per day.


We want a civil ceremony - what should we do?

Contact the friendly team at Chippenham Registry Office on 0300 0034570

Do you allow outside catering?

We don’t allow outside caterers but can reassure you that our experienced Chefs work alongside you to develop an magical meal.

What is your minimum and maximum number?

You can have an intimate wedding for 2 in our beautiful smaller suite, or invite up to 120 guests for your wedding breakfast.


How long does each section of the day take?

The ceremony (if required) 30 minutes
A refreshing drinks reception whilst the photographs are being taken is normally 1 hour 30 minutes
The receiving line (optional) should be about 30 minutes
A three-course wedding breakfast with coffee and petit fours is 2 hours
Speeches are usually 30 minutes unless the Best Man really gets going!
Cutting the cake takes 5 minutes which is just long enough to get the perfect picture
The evening entertainment sets-up whilst we turn the room into the evening reception and unless you have a 12 piece band we have the room ready in 60 minutes - you can then dance the night away until midnight!

What time can my suppliers set-up from?

The room is yours for the whole day so any of your suppliers can set-up from 7.00am on ther  morning of the wedding

Do you have chair covers?

We hire chair covers for you and there is a wide choice of coloured bows - these will be set up on the day so you don’t have to lift a finger.

When time does the alcohol licence run to for the bar?

The licence is up to midnight

Is a Toastmaster included?

We don’t have a toastmaster but we can of course, source one for you… a small charge


Do you allow confetti?

Yes we do - but outside only please.


What is the payment schedule?

The deposit is £1,500, with 50% of the payment due 6 months prior to your wedding and full prepayment due 6 weeks before your wedding.

How long will you hold a date for me?

We can hold a date for 2 weeks whilst you come to a decision and speak with the Church/ Registrar

Do you allow candles?

Yes as long as the tip of the naked flame is covered


Do you have accommodation?

Yes, we have our lovely Waterfall Lodge for up to 8 people or the hotel here on the estate is a short 5 minute buggy ride from the Clubhouse with 50 beautiful bedrooms.

Do you allow fireworks?

No unfortunately not.


Do you have parking?

Yes, plenty of it!


Do you have special offers for last minute weddings?

Yes we have our Whirlwind Wedding Package from £59 per person