Venue Showcase: Wick Farm Bath

Want an ideal setting for your wedding? How about two stunning 16th Century adjoining barns set in beautiful countryside?

Sophie, the Director of Wick Farm Bath, gives us a taste of what can be expected from this wedding venue.

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

We bought Wick Farm in 2005 to farm and bring up our children in a rural setting. We wanted to create a small holding and grow our own food as much as possible.We slowly renovated it as well as started our farming debut. Pigs, sheep, chickens, geese and horses, plus our collection of abandoned and orphaned cats and dogs, ten in total!

Then in 2010 we decided to turn one of the dilapidated barns into something, and that is when the weddings began. The whole family was involved. My husband did the admin, maintenance and lawns. I did the coordinating, design, gardening and showrounds and my kids waited tables.

We are a lot more organized now with the fabulous Strawberry Field Catering running the catering and front of house side, a book keeper and two gardeners and cleaners to keep everything spick and span!

What drew you to the wedding world?

Close up of a lamp hanging in a bush.

We fell into it by accident. We renovated the barns as offices originally, but when we launched the adverts and website all we got were wedding enquiries and that is how we evolved. We applied for our wedding licence, premises licence, etc. – and here we are!

What do you think makes Wick Farm Bath unique?

I think as we are family run every wedding is personal to us. We often have couples coming back for their children’s christenings, bar mitzvahs, parties, celebrations, anniversaries etc.

How do you get to know your couples before the big day?

They have usually been to the barn 3 or 4 times before their big day, plus for their free food tasting. We meet them for a final run through the week of the wedding and if they want a rehearsal they can do that as well. Often couples have a free photoshoot here or various meetings with their florist and other suppliers too. So by the time their wedding comes, they have been to see us quite a few times!

What’s the most memorable wedding you’ve had at Wick Farm Bath?

The most beautiful was one created for a Canadian Couple by Matthew Oliver. It was stunning with a wall of flowers hanging off ribbons, weeded trestle tables and flowers galore. The most memorable was a Star Wars themed one, where they fought each other coming down the aisle with their lightsabers!

Why should a couple book Wick Farm Bath?

The outside area with a path that leads to the barn.

Because we will make their day perfect, as our testimonials will prove.

What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don’t get carried away with mundane details and waste money. Your day will be remembered for the people, delicious food and venue.

What’s the best photo spot at Wick Farm Bath?

The fabulous 600 year old arched oak door and our stunning hay barn on the hay bales and against the old beams.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Dining area with a buffet table and six round tables decorated.

The fact that we built the business from scratch and now have the perfect medieval wedding barn.

How do you feel technology is changing the industry?

It is changing the industry massively! Social media is such a big part of getting our venue out there and promoting our suppliers.

What is the one piece of advice you would give to couples that are currently struggling amidst the COVID-19 crisis?

We have managed to rebook all but one wedding this summer, so don’t worry about booking your wedding with us. We can always move it for you with no costs incurred.

What do you love about Bridebook?

Their efficiency, clarity and the fact that they are so helpful!

Check out Wick Farm Bath on Bridebook!