Folly Farm Centre

£5725 - £9400 for a package
Up to 150
20 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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
Corkage charge applicable
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included

(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 - 250acre 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


Open Flame 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
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
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' as it is affectionately known, 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 of the 18th-century farm buildings, for a unique and completely private celebration. Invite close family and friends to arrive the day before the wedding and share the fun of decorating and personalising the venue, followed by a pre-wedding evening meal. Hold your ceremony outside with you and your guests overlooking Chew Valley lake and the hills beyond, or amongst the apple tress with guests seated on hay bales in the pretty orchard. Inside options include the charming, oak-beamed converted barn, the traditional Old Dairy, or the glass-roofed atrium. There's plenty of space for marquees too. The 20 farmhouse-style bedrooms accommodate up to 56 guests and, in the warmer months, additional guests have the option of camping in the paddock. The happy couple can spend the first night of married life in our spacious bridal suite or may choose to hire a bell tent for a night of glamping! Folly Farm can hold up to 150 evening guests. Food is incredibly important at Folly, so couples can choose from a traditional three-course meal, relaxed platters, a hog-roast and everything in between! Owned and managed by Avon Wildlife Trust, all profits are gift-aided back to the Trust to protect local wildlife.

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.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Wedding: October
September 2019
Everything we’d dreamt of and more
Our daughter was married at Folly Farm. The weekend was everything we’d dreamt of and more. A wonderful venue in stunning setting! The venue offered so much flexibility, the opportunity to entertain as if it was your own home, a safe environment for children to enjoy with freedom to do their own thing. The wedding day itself was nothing less than perfect. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the team. Special thanks from me to Claire who went above and beyond to ensure everything was just so.... including delivering breakfast and getting my daughter through an emotional outburst in seeing her children dressed ready for the event. Thank you Claire, I’ll say it again - you were simply the best! Would highly recommend Folly Farm.
Hope Thain
Happy couple married in September
November 2018
Incredible venue and staff, cannot recommend enough
All of the staff at Folly were so accommodating from the very beginning right through until the end. They went out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable, and were smooth and professional at the day. We didn't have to worry about a thing, and they were all so personable it just felt like our second home for the weekend!
Happy couple married in August
September 2019
Fantastic wedding venue
We got married at Folly Farm and it was a wonderful experience. Tony, Andrea, Clare and the rest of the team were so helpful and friendly. In the planning stages they were always available to answer our many questions, and during the wedding itself they worked so hard to make sure everything ran smoothly. It was very reassuring and relaxing to know that they were organising everything behind the scenes, and the day was even better than we could have imagined. It was great to have the freedom to get married outside, and decorate the venue to make it really personal. The fact that so many of our guests could stay or camp for the weekend made it really relaxing, and the food from Thyme Chef was also fantastic. It was really important for us to have an environmentally sustainable venue and it's great to know that the profits go back into supporting the nature reserve and the Avon Wildlife Trust. A massive thank you to everyone at Folly Farm and we look forward to coming back and visiting regularly!
Wedding: August
September 2019
Venue is just stunning
We attended a wedding here and it was fantastic! Staff were great, easy to find, good parking, venue is just stunning and we had a fantastic day! I’d never been to Somerset before but will definitely be going back!
Wedding: August
September 2019
Birds and dragonflies swooped
Fortunate enough to attend a wedding here which was blessed with good weather for an outdoor ceremony overlooking the stunning views of the rolling countryside. The venue was simply lovely, although ladies do need to be warned about the steep steps to/from the car park which aren’t ideal for fancy heels ;) Birds and dragonflies swooped and flitted about and added a whimsical touch to the day. Highly recommend venue to prospective couples and for other events.
Wedding: August
September 2019
This venue is just stunning
This venue is just stunning to have a Wedding at Folly Farm with the beautiful backdrop of rolling hills set in the most beautiful nature reserve. We all stayed there for 2 night's for my Daughters Wedding. The accommodation is lovely. It was so nice for everyone to be there together. Everything was just perfect Thank you Folly Farm. ...
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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