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How does the venue hire charge work?

Brookfield Barn charges a venue hire charge for the day, as opposed to a price per head and this varies between seasons and days of the week. The price is the same whether you choose to have 50 or 150 guests, whether you have your ceremony on or off site, or how many suppliers you hire for your day. View full pricing details here. 50% of this charge is required to secure a booking, with the remaining 50% balance due 8 weeks before your wedding date. To compare us with a price per head package, divide your guest numbers by the venue hire charge and consider the £40-£60 per head range most of our caterers quote within. We don't charge corkage on any table wine or drinks you choose to supply yourself, no do we take commission from any of the suppliers or caterers, so you can rest assured that the price is the price and there's no hidden extras.

What deposit is needed to secure a date?

We require a 50% deposit to confirm a booking, but couples must have viewed the venue with us and reserved a date before this point. After a viewing, you can reserve a date for 10 days. During this period, we recommend that couples book their registrars or church and investigate the catering options to check they offer what they're looking for and have availability on their date. Your wedding booking is confirmed on receipt of your signed wedding agreement and 50% deposit.

What is wedding insurance and where can I get it from?

While we hope that it will not needed to be claimed upon, our contract stipulates that you must take out wedding insurance, which tends to cost around £80. Levels of cover vary but generally covers you for any unexpected problems to do with yourselves, close family or any of your suppliers. Should a couple need to cancel or postpone their date then under most circumstances, any related costs incurred will be covered by their insurer. Our contract clearly explains our cancellation terms and having wedding insurance avoids any awkward conversations should you need to cancel or delay your date. If a couple fails to take out insurance they will still be liable for the costs outlined in the contract. We're unable to recommend any particular provider for wedding insurance, but this Money Supermarket tool is a good place to start.