Folly Farm Centre

£5,725 - £9,400 for a package
Up to 150
20 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Last dates for 2023
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Seasonal Offer Available
£3950 Off
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Midweek Offer Available
£3000 Off
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£1000 off Venue Hire
£1000 Off
Award-winning, sustainable wedding venue (with accommodation) for indoor and outdoor weddings, located in a 250-acre nature reserve in the Chew Valley with far-reaching views across the Mendip Hills.
Pricing & Costs

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Flexible menu options and prices depending on numbers and requirements.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Wine allowance per guest
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast

(total price)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
- 2-night package allowing for more time to prepare and no need to get to the church on time! This makes the whole experience more relaxed giving time to catch up with family and friends - a choice of 5 ceremony spaces - 3 indoor and 2 outdoor - all staffing no matter what yours plans, including a dedicated wedding coordinator to help plan the details before the wedding, and manage every aspect on the day - exclusive use of the entire venue with flexibility to use each space as you wish - 20 bedrooms all on site and plenty of parking - 250 acre nature reserve available for you to use for morning walks, drinks receptions and wedding photos
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM
Late night availability

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Folly Farm Centre is an environmentally sustainable, countryside wedding venue nestled in the heart of a 250-acre nature reserve, yet conveniently located just 10 miles from Bristol and Bath. As one of Somerset's hidden gems, Folly Farm offers peaceful seclusion and the most breath-taking views across Chew Valley Lake and the Mendip Hills; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrounded by wildlife and ancient woodlands, Folly Farm is perfect in every season; from the carpets of Spring bluebells and wildflower meadows of Summer, to the golden tones of Autumn and the dramatic Winter skies, the backdrop for your day is sure to be beautiful. All weddings at Folly Farm include exclusive use of the entire venue, including all the 18th-century farm buildings, for a unique and completely private celebration. There will be no hidden extra costs, our in-house caterers and dedicated wedding team will help guide you through the options; leaving you to invite your close family and friends to share the fun of decorating and personalising the venue to suit your style. Owned and managed by Avon Wildlife Trust, all profits are gift-aided back to the Trust to protect local wildlife and inspire people about the importance and benefits of nature. Your wedding at Folly Farm will not only be an incredible day, but will leave an incredible legacy.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Clare
Welcome to Folly Farm - we know you will love our countryside venue as much as we do! We look forward to hearing from you about your wedding, and helping you plan every detail to make it the perfect day.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Hamish and Lizzie
Happy couple married in February
March 2023
Couldn't have been better
Folly Farm have been amazing from day one. We looked at three venues. They were head and shoulders above the rest. Having the venue the night before for an intimate meal with close friends and family was perfect. No complaints at all. We had the best weekend.
Sue Reeve
Wedding: February
March 2023
What a wonderful place to have a wedding celebration
Gorgeous location, lovely staff, food amazing, great accommodation. What more to say
Sophie D.
Happy couple married in December
March 2023
Fantastic wedding here
We had a fantastic wedding here in Dec 2022. Team were amazing. They helped us make the weekend exactly how I envisioned it. We stayed from Friday to Sunday. Breakfast for everyone on the Saturday and Sunday was beautiful. Food during the wedding reception was amazing. So much food!!! Just a perfect day xx
Roz and Nick
Happy couple married in November
January 2023
Wedding Day
Dear Melissa and the Folly Farm team, Thank you so much for everything in support of our wedding - we really had the most amazing and perfect weekend! We were so lucky with the weather - but everyone who came to the wedding said how beautiful the wedding venue is at Folly Farm and in particular how delicious the food was across the entire weekend! Hope you all had a good Christmas and good luck for all all your weddings in 2023!
Anna and Naomi
Happy couple married in September
January 2023
Wedding - 17.09.22
Dear Clare, Melissa and everyone else at Folly Farm. Thank you so much for everything you've done to make our special day happen! Your kindness and flexibility and patience with all of our request has been very much appreciated. Best wishes, Anna and Naomi
Anna F.
Happy couple married in September
March 2023
FF was perfect for us.
FF was perfect for us; we really wanted a wedding with a laid back feel where all our guests could stay with us for the weekend and enjoy themselves. Everything went perfectly, the team were very professional, flexible, and provided a perfect day. Some things took a bit longer than you might expect, for example we didn't get the food invoice until a few days before, and sometimes it took a bit longer to get hold of someone by email or phone, but there were no issues or problems with this. The hot water did go wrong for some guests during the Saturday night and there were some blocked showers, but this was fairly promptly fixed. The rooms are super comfortable with all the amenities you could need. Some rooms are smaller than others, especially in the farmhouse, but this didn't matter for us as everyone was having such a great time together exploring and hanging out. The walks surrounding the venue are beautiful and we wish we'd had more time to explore these, but quite a few guests enjoyed them. Communication with other service providers was smooth. The partnered catering company is amazing and catered for all sorts of dietary requirements - even our pickiest eaters were praising the food. We especially liked how accessibility-friendly the venue is, and the flexibility to have whatever kind of wedding you could imagine. We and all our guests loved the venue and we had so many people asking us if we can all go back and do it again - which we are very tempted to do!
Location & Contact Details


Folly Farm Centre, Pensford, Somerset, BS39 4DW, England

Travel Notes

Travelling southwards from Bristol on the A37 travel through Pensford. At the roundabout, turn right onto the A368 towards Bishop Sutton. After 2 miles, go past the turning to Chew Magna and take the next small turning on your left very shortly after, just before reaching Stowey. Travelling from Bath, take the A39 through Newton St Loe, taking the second exit (past the Globe pub). Continue on straight through Marksbury and continue onto the A368 (the right hand side of the petrol station after the traffic lights). At the roundabout, take the second exit towards Bishop Sutton. After two miles, take the small turning on your left, just before reaching Stowey.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station

Bristol Temple Meads

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (2)

Bristol and Somerset Wedding Awards
Bristol Tourism and Hospitality Awards - Sustainable Tourism

Bridebook Awards (1)


Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We lost our barns, it was storm Eunice on a Friday. We lost four of our bedrooms, including the bridal suite. We had to rebuild the wedding from scratch on that day, within the space of about 3 hours. We managed to pull it off, and it was one of our most special weddings, the couple were still so happy and it has stuck with us. This is a reflection of how hard we work for our couples, to ensure they have the best day possible.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Try to avoid saying we 'should' do this, take a step back from this question and make sure it's exactly what you want for your wedding. Be true to yourself.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Star wars shoes, they were R2-D2!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, flexible, natural, special and scenic.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

By the Oak Tree - it is 400 years old!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We do a lot of work with Aardman, the creators of Wallace and Gromit, and one day the character 'Morph' came in, we lost it!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Shredded sticky duck, with plum sauce and spring onion and chilli. The tempura king prawns with sweet chilli and lime. Crispy corn tortilla, avocado and coriander salsa.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Mac and cheese bar, with sprinkles. Bacon, cheese sprinkles. Crispy onion sprinkles too!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We are owned by Avon wildlife trust, so all of our profits are gifted to charity.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our personal element to what we do here for our couples, we really do go the extra mile, we're not solely a wedding venue, so we do far less weddings. Which means they are so much more special. You also have the ability to change absolute anything you want for your wedding day.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftBottle of Prosecco for the couple.
Bridebook Special OfferWhen booking through Bridebook, the couple will receive a bottle of prosecco for the table.