Frequently asked questions
Can I get married at Pangdean?
Yes! We are licensed to hold legal wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships at Pangdean. Currently, the Old Barn, The Stable, and Mulberry Lodge (our garden venue) are licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships.
Do you insist on us using specific suppliers?
Definitely not! Barring the catering, which must be provided by us, you may choose any supplier you please. It is your event after all. We have a list of suppliers that have worked at Pangdean that you are welcome to refer to, but you are free to choose your own photographer, florist etc.
Are you open all year round?
Yes, Pangdean is open all year round. All guest areas are fully heated and very comfortable. When the use of the garden is not practical, the Stable and Barn covered courtyard areas make a lovely area for canapés and drinks.
Can we rent the venue and use our own caterer?
Pangdean’s reputation is very closely linked to the quality of the food served and for this reason, catering can only be provided by our own company ‘Hunger Pangs’.
What happens if the weather is too wet to have drinks and canapés in the garden?
Pangdean is a great venue in any weather. In the event of bad weather, we will set up the drinks reception in the Stable and the covered courtyard, which is connected to the Old Barn. The advantage of our exclusive use means that we are flexible when the weather causes a change of plan.
Can buses and coaches access the venue?
One of the advantages of the farm is that there is easy access for large vehicles. Buses and coaches have plenty of room to manoeuvre.
Is there parking available on site?
Yes, there is ample free parking at Pangdean and guests are welcome to leave their cars overnight (at their own risk) to be collected the next morning. We ask that guests collect their cars before midday the following day.
Are there any noise restrictions?
Whilst we do not have a decibel limit, we do ask for sensible limits - for the benefit of our staff and neighbours.
Can we create a playlist for the ceremony or reception?
Yes of course! You can bring your own playlists on a device that can take a headset (eg an iPhone or tablet). This can be plugged in to our PA system which is included in your hire cost. Note that our sound system is perfect for your speeches, ceremonial or background music. It's not however sufficient for your party and we recommend that you hire a professional sound system for this.
Do we need to set up the Barn for the event?
No. Unlike other barn venues, our team does the setting up (unless there is very specific or complex décor that you require). This means you can relax and enjoy your day.
I want to use a wedding organiser, is that OK?
It is, but unless you want a complicated themed event, it may not be necessary. Our event managers have lots of experience and are always pleased to advise.
Are you fully insured?
Yes. We have a very substantial comprehensive policy with the NFU, including £10 million public liability cover.