Everything You Need to Know
Our large wedding packages in 2024 range from £13,750 for a wedding in January to £15,250 for a Summer or Christmas wedding (Space for up to 100 guests seated for the ceremony and wedding breakfast and for up to 150 evening guests).
Please have a look at our availability page for prices on specific dates, or get in touch if you find that easier.
We believe that it’s important that you find the right venue to hold your wedding, so we won’t try to sell you Deer’s Leap. If it’s the right place for you, you’ll know it and if it’s not then you’ll be a step closer to finding the right place.
A wedding at Deer’s Leap includes
Luxury Accommodation in the Farmhouse for 3 nights on a self-catering basis, accommodating 19 (+4), includes 2 hot tubs, a sauna, a games room & all year tennis court.
For our weekend weddings a beautiful, self-contained Bridal cottage, is available from 3 pm on the Thursday before your wedding.
Private Glamping area for your guests to book and pay for directly.
Access to your choice of Ceremony & Reception venue from 9 am on the morning prior to your wedding, to set up, through until the Monday 10 am after your wedding – so you can have a well-deserved rest on Sunday.
Refrigeration to chill your wines & champagne, kitchen area adjacent to the stone barn to store your accessories and any food or drink you choose to supply for your wedding.
Surround sound system for your outdoor wedding: includes microphone, amp, log speakers and aux for plugging in devices.
Sound system for the barn: includes mic, amp, speakers, and lights.
Tables & chairs of your choice, for both your ceremony & reception for up to 100 guests.
Glasses: wine glasses, champagne glasses, hi balls etc for up to 100 guests.
Tea station: includes cups & saucers, mugs, milk, sugar, a variety of teas, hot chocolate & Fresh coffee on tap.
Fairy lights, festoon lights, oil lanterns, patio heaters, fire pits, outdoor sofas & tables & chairs.
Variety of wooden tables for your cake, gifts, cards, welcome drinks & desserts, a variety of platters, wooden & slate & various Kilner jars.
Parking for you & all your guests.
Support throughout the process of planning your wedding & over the weekend.
Waiting Staff and Bar Staff are provided to serve your drinks and canapés, man the bar and clean up throughout your wedding day.
Unlimited visits to Deer’s Leap in the lead-up to your wedding to meet your suppliers or show your family around
And of course, Exclusive Use.
NB we don’t run more than one wedding a weekend
Of course, with such a big decision you’ll want to come and see if Deer’s Leap is the right place for you, we really encourage you to get in touch to arrange a visit, to talk through all the possibilities here and have a good look around.
This might all seem rather straightforward and simple… that’s because it is. No package A, B or C, no hidden costs and nothing we wouldn’t want to find if we were looking for a venue. Simple!
Think this is all a bit too good to be true? Have a look at our FAQs below where we’ll try to answer and explain some common questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can we get a copy of your brochure?
Yes, There’s a link on the home page and on this page to our e-brochure.
It’s all the same information that’s on our website in a handy little package, although the prices may not be correct in the brochure, they are correct on the website
We can send you a pdf version if you’d like as well. Just get in touch to request this.
We try to be as sustainable as possible and part of this commitment means we don’t print many copies of our brochure. If you do want a printed copy let us know.
Can we do the legal bit at Deers Leap?
Yes, Deer’s Leap is licensed for civil ceremonies in a variety of locations across the site including the stone barn and the gazebo by the lake.
We’ll explain the process of booking the registrars, and giving notice.
We really want a church wedding, can we still book with you?
Of course, we’re more than happy for couples and families to get ready at Deer’s Leap, head off to a ceremony elsewhere and then come back for the reception. We’ll have everything in hand whilst your off tying the knot!
There are some beautiful churches in the area including our Parish church, West Anstey. Just ask if you need some inspiration.
Is there a corkage charge?
When it comes to drinks for the day and evening, we can provide everything or nothing, or something in between, but there is no corkage charge.
You may wish to bring your favourite champagne for the toast but leave the rest to us, it’s completely flexible.
What are the catering options?
You have free reign!
- Self-cater the whole break & wedding
- Bring in your own caterers
- Mixture of the above
We have recommendations if you want them.
Do we have to use your preferred suppliers?
Not at all, we’re more than happy for you to use whoever you like for your wedding – it is your day.
What about entertainment?
You’re welcome to have any combination of entertainment you would like.
We’ve had a mariachi band, a gospel choir, a rockoake band and almost anything else you can imagine.
There’s loads of space for lawn games, photo booths, ice cream stalls, prosecco vans or even a bouncy castle. Whatever you’re dreaming of, the likelihood is we’ll be able to accommodate it and if we can’t, there will be a really good reason.
Can we have fireworks and lanterns on the lake
Yes, you can. These are the only things we ask you to use our recommended suppliers for,
The amazing sonic fireworks and Chineselanterns.co.uk
Sonic do an amazing, whisper firework display which is essential in this farmland setting so as not to cause distress and damage to the farming livestock surrounding us.
Can we have fire pits and patio heater in case we get chilly in the evening?
Of course! It might be a balmy 25 degrees on lovely English summer’s day but it is still England.
We do have fire pits and patio heaters
What happens if it rains?
There are lots of things we can put in place to make your choice for outdoor wedding work, even if the weather is typically British.
The site is quite compact, meaning you don’t have miles to walk between the farmhouse, the lake and the stone barn.
We have a stretch canopy which we can put up to create a covered outdoor space for your guests during the ceremony.
We’ve not yet had a couple unable to be married under the gazebo at the lake on account of the weather. The local registrars are really understanding and practical about outdoor weddings.
We also have lots of umbrellas on hand and parasols for the terrace area.
We always work on a plan B with couples that they’re happy with so they can relax whatever the weather does
What do we do about payments?
We have two payment options:
1. We take a minimum of £1000 for the deposit and then agree on a payment plan, with the final balance being due 2 months prior to your check-in.
2. You pay half the total amount for your deposit and then pay the final balance 6 months before your check-in.
How many guests can we have?
The Gazebo down by the lake is licensed for 100+ people, as it’s an outdoor space the limit is how many chairs we can have with a good view of the ceremony.
For a formal sit-down reception, the barn seats a maximum of 100 guests. If you want to seat more than 100, you need to hire a marquee. However, if you want a more informal wedding breakfast with ad-hock seating, you can accommodate more.
170 is our max capacity on site
How much are the bell tents?
We have five bell tents available for your guests to hire which are 6mx4m tents.
They are available for May to September weddings.
Each beautiful bell tent sits on its own decking, has a stove& tea tray, wood burner & fuel, a real Kingsize bed and a proper mattress. Towels & bedding is also included for 2; you’ll have feather duvets and pillows for a cosy night’s sleep! Each tent comes with a private mains toilet, shower and camping kitchen.
The tents can sleep up to 2-4 people, with 2 guests bringing their own beds and bedding.
The bell tents are £180.00.
Your guests pay us directly for their tent, taking the stress out of it for you.
So how does your pricing work?
If you’re looking at our availability calendar, the price you will see for the weekend will be for everything listed…
The farmhouse for 3 nights on a self-catering basis, Bridal Suite for 4 nights, your Ceremony & Reception venue, tables & chairs for both your ceremony & reception, parking for you & all your guests and exclusive use.
For up to 100 guests.
Then for every 20 guests you have over 100, you add £250.00 to the total.
So for 120 guests, you add £250.00
for up to 160 guests you’d add £750.00
What if we want a smaller wedding?
We do not cater for smaller weddings or elopements at present.