Everything You Need to Know
Our wedding packages range from £7,800 for a wedding in January to £12,500 for a Summer or Christmas wedding (for up to 100 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 Farm house for 2 nights on a self-catering basis, accommodating 19 (+4), includes hot tubs, sauna, games room & tennis court.
Beautiful, self contained Bridal cottage, both available from 2pm on the day prior to your wedding until 5pm on the day after your wedding
Private Glamping are for your guests to book and pay for directly
Access to your choice of Ceremony & Reception venue from 9am on the morning prior to your wedding, to set up, thru until 5pm on the day after your wedding – so you can have a well deserved lie in
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, lights
Tables & chairs or 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, variety of teas, hot chocolate & Fresh coffee on tap
Fairy lights, festoon lights, oil lanterns, patio heaters, fire pits, outdoor sofa & tables & chairs
Variety of wooden tables for you cake, gifts, cards, welcome drinks & desserts, 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
Unlimited visits to Deer’s Leap in the lead up to your wedding to meet your suppliers or show 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 straight forward and simple… thats 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 FAQ’s 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 in, and giving notice, if you need it.
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, because I don’t believe in it
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 chinese lanterns.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
SO what are the rules then?
We don’t really have any “rules”…we have some guidelines which are all flexible and there to support you and your guests have an amazing time together
What happens if it rains?
There’s lots of things we can put in place to make your choice for an 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 you 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 ask for a 50% non refundable deposit to book your wedding. Then, the balance is due 6 months before your big day.
We take card payments if this is easiest for you or you can pay by BACS.
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.Two 5m tents and three 6m tents.
They are available for May to September weddings.
Each beautiful bell tent sits on it’s own decking, has a stove& tea tray, wood burner & fuel, real beds and a proper mattress. Towels & bedding are also included; you’ll have feather duvets and pillows for a cozy night’s sleep!
We advise that the 5m bell tents can sleep 2 people and the 6m tents can sleep up to 4 people.
The 5m bell tents are £100.00 a night and the 6m 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 2 nights on a self-catering basis, 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 have non exclusive packages from 2019 for smaller weddings;
Bijou Weddings – Up to 30
Elopements – Just you and your intended