Frequently Asked Questions - Manor Hill Weddings

Your questions answered

When does our Exclusive Use start and End?

Your Exclusive Use of Manor Hill for your special day will start at 12 noon and end at 12 midnight. If you would like to come to the venue at any other time, we just ask you to contact us to make an appointment first.

Are you licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships?

In the house both the Summer Room and the Drawing Room are licensed for Marriages and Civil Partnerships. Ceremonies outside may take place on our lawn in our new pavilion or in the barn. We just request that ceremonies do not take place before 2pm.

Do you have accommodation?

The four luxury double en-suite bedrooms are available to be hired en-bloc to the wedding party for the wedding night, including our magnificent honeymoon en-suite with a deluxe spa bathroom.

Additional accommodation is available locally and a list of recommended venues can be found on our website under Directory of Suppliers. Local hotels provide family rooms suitable for those with young children. These rooms are normally available at a special price for those attending a Manor Hill House wedding, so please contact the hotel directly to take advantage of the offer. Excellent self catering cottages are also available close by.

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What are the breakfast and departure times for those staying at Manor Hill House?

Breakfast is normally served at 9.00 a.m. When we have another function that day, we request the bridal suite and bedroom 2 are cleared before breakfast to allow cleaning staff to service the rooms.

We request that all guests vacate the property as close to 10am as possible.

Can we have live music during the ceremony?

You are very welcome to have non-amplified music such as a string quartet or harpist, and recorded music can be played through a built in sound system.

Click here to view our live music policy.

Can we have our own 'DJ'?

By using one of our resident DJs you can take full advantage of their knowledge of our sound system and our beautiful venue. Our resident DJs will take very good care of you and even act as an informal Master of Ceremonies. If you wish to provide your own DJ, please speak to our team directly as there will be an additional charge.

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Can we have a band?

Live music can add greatly to an event and you are welcome to have a live band. We recommend that if the band is to play in the Summer Room the number of musicians is restricted to three. In the marquee the number of musicians can exceed this number. The band will need to provide an insurance certificate and proof that their equipment is PAT tested. Amplified music is played through our sound system and the use of our recommended sound technician may be required. The cost of a sound technician will be £200 for the evening. Drum kits preferably should be ‘electronic’ and placed on an insulated mat to keep sound to a reasonable level, so as to be considerate to our neighbours.

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Can we have tents or teepees on the land?

Unfortunately, we are not licensed for this but there are many local campsites nearby!

Who will provide the catering?

Catering is provided by Manor Hill House who offer a very extensive and flexible choice of menus which are designed to fit all tastes and budgets. Our chef will be pleased to meet up with you to discuss your requirements. A wedding cake or cup cakes may be brought in if an ‘allergens’ sheet is completed by the supplier. Please note the wedding cake cannot be used as the dessert for the main wedding breakfast meal. We pride ourselves in our glorious food, so we have a minimum spend of £30 per adult whole day guest to ensure no one goes hungry.

Can we have a sweet table?

We will be pleased to provide a fun sweet table or cart which will be beautifully dressed and serviced through the afternoon and evening of the wedding at a cost of £2 per guest. You are welcome to bring in your own sweets at the extra charge of £35.

Can we have refreshments whilst we are getting dressed for our wedding?

We can provide a light finger buffet lunch for you and your bridal party. We know this is an important part of the day as you laugh, pamper and indulge. Let us know what would make your wedding morning extra special and we can work to provide it. We do need an order in advance to be sure you have exactly what you need.

Can I use a florist that is not on the suppliers list?

Of course! We ask that they deliver your stunning flowers already arranged. We request that florists do not arrive at Manor Hill before 10:30am on the wedding day and agree a suitable time for the collection of vases.

Where can we have photographs taken at Manor Hill House?

Manor Hill House is located in a beautiful country side setting. We are more than happy to show your photographers around to ensure they know where to find the best spot.

Can we supply our own alcohol?

Yes. We charge corkage at £10 per bottles for wine, prosecco or champagne. Alternatively, we offer an affordable in house drinks package.

Can we have children at the wedding?

We welcome children at Manor Hill House but a nominated adult is requested to supervise them at all times.

Please note that a child on a booster seat or in a high chair will count towards the maximum number of 10 per table.

High chairs can be provided, but we do need to know how many before your big day!

Can children stay at Manor Hill House overnight?

A maximum of two children under the age of 12 are welcome to stay overnight at Manor Hill but we do not have any family rooms. We request you to bring your own camp beds or travel cots if need be. Unfortunately, children cannot stay in the honeymoon suite. We do request that all children remain supervised at all times in the bedrooms.

Are garden games permitted at Manor Hill House?

Manor Hill are happy for lawn games to be bought or they can be hired from Manor Hill for a fee. Please ask for more information.

For safety reasons all ball games must be confined to the bottom paddock and supervised by a nominated adult to avoid any accidents or damage.

Do you have an easel?

We do! You are more than welcome to use our beautifully rustic easel for your table plans!

Can we have a long top table?

Each wedding is unique, and we are more than happy to sit down and discuss with you what is best for your day. We offer a selection of round and long tables.

Can guests throw confetti?

Confetti throwing over the wedding couple always makes a splendid photograph. We request that only real flower petals, fresh or dried, are used. These can be thrown on the lawn. We kindly request no confetti is thrown on the gravel as this needs clearing by hand causing difficulties for our team after the event. Bio-degradable is not suitable.

Can we launch Chinese lanterns or helium balloons?

We cannot allow Chinese lanterns or helium balloons to be launched as the debris may impact on local residents and adjacent farmland. They may cause harm to livestock.

Do you allow fireworks?

We love firework displays but request that they take place before 10pm. We are required by our District Council to give a minimum of two weeks notice to our neighbouring farmers, so they have an opportunity to move their livestock into fields not adjoining our premises. Our designated supplier is Jubilee Fireworks as listed under our ‘Designated Suppliers'

Can we have candles?

Candles can add lots of atmosphere but we do request, from a safety aspect, that the flame is encased in a heat resistant container. LED tea lights provide a good alternative.

Can we have party poppers or small foil-shaped table sprinkles?

We request please that there are no party poppers or small foil-shaped table sprinkles as they can cause a considerable extra amount of work for staff which will delay turnaround time.

Can we have chair covers and special coloured linen?

Manor Hill are able to offer a wide choice of chair covers, bows, drapes, sashes and coloured linen. Please ask our Wedding Co-ordinator for more information.

When can we deliver things to Manor Hill House, such as table plans and presents?

Our events team will be pleased to arrange a time that suits you to deliver your finishing touches. Our staff are at Manor Hill most evenings until 6pm. When setting up it’s a great help if this is completed by 6pm.

Can Manor Hill lay up our tables and include our name cards?

We will be pleased to lay the tables with your name places, favours, menus etc but request they are given to us in table order. We can lay these out for you on the morning of your wedding and are happy to take photographs and send them to you so you can feel comfortable they are as you require.

Can we bring toys and treats in for the children?

You are welcome to bring items in to keep the children entertained but we ask that you avoid bringing any felt tip pens or other items which may damage the property or the fixtures and linen.

What time do we have to finish the party?

In order to conform with our premises license and out of consideration for local residents, all guests not staying at Manor Hill House are requested to have vacated the premises by midnight. We suggest that taxis are booked for 11.45pm at the latest. The last dance finishes at 11.30pm when the bar also closes.

Can people leave their cars overnight?

Cars may be left on site overnight but we ask that they are collected by 11am the day after the event. Sleeping in any vehicle on the Manor Hill House premises is not permitted and this includes campervans and caravans.

Can I leave items behind to be collected at a later date?

Items can be left at Manor Hill House and collected at a time arranged with staff. Manor Hill will store items for five days. However in some cases we have weddings the next day and in this instance we may ask you to remove specific items at the end of the evening.

Does Manor Hill House do midweek wedding packages?

Manor Hill is available on any day for a wedding. In our experience midweek weddings suit smaller and more intimate occasions.

How do I confirm the booking?

To secure your booking we require a non-refundable deposit and a signed copy of our ‘Terms and Conditions’.

Payment can be made by debit or credit card over the telephone or by a bank payment to: ‘Manor Hill Weddings’, Sort Code 40-47-17, Account 92736063.

If we postpone our wedding can we carry the deposit to a new date?

Unfortunately, we cannot carry the deposit over to a new date.

When will our damages deposit be returned?

Damage deposits are nearly always returned in full and we aim to refund within a few days of your wedding.

Cancellation of a Wedding Reception by Manor Hill House

We reserve the right to cancel any booking by giving a minimum of 12 months’ notice and the refund of any monies paid.

We reserve the right to cancel any booking at any time if payment schedules are not honoured or the conditions of bookings are not adhered to.

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