£800 - £8000 for Venue Hire
Up to 146
13 Bedrooms
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Happy 2022! When you book a South Farm Wedding ...we'll plant a tree for you!
South Farm is a romantic oasis nestled in the heart of the countryside. With enchanting gardens, a beautiful Grade II listed house & a fine collection of lovingly restored timber framed barn buildings
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£800
Maximum Price
£8,000
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£52
Maximum Price
£68

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£4,900
Maximum Price
£9,000
Number of Guests Included
60
Most of what we do is on a bespoke basis but we do offer two packages in addition... 1) Our Intimate Wedding Package is based on 40 all day guests and is available on Monday -Wednesday in November - March. The price range is £4900 - £5700 depending on the month of the year 2) Our Wedding Package for 60 all day guests is available on Monday - Wednesday between September and June (excluding July and August) The prices are from £6600 - £9000 depending on the month of the of year. Please get in touch for more details about our Packages.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
146
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
13
Sleeps No. of People
30
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Asian Catering
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Halal Catering
Alcohol Licence
Kosher Catering

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Exclusive Use

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The perfect setting for a countryside wedding, South Farm’s lovingly restored Grade II listed house, beautiful Tudor barn and stunning summerhouse set in enchanting gardens will provide a magical venue for your wedding whatever the weather. Exclusively yours for the duration of your wedding guests will enjoy prize-winning menus taking full advantage of the 200 varieties of fruit and vegetables grown on-site. Couples enjoy exclusive use and a complimentary stay in our luxurious Bridal Suite. Our bespoke en-suite guest bedrooms each decorated in a boutique style provide accommodation along with our five enchantingly quirky Romany Caravans. More adventurous guests can pitch a tent and camp in the paddocks! With so many stunning unique features guests can enjoy home-grown seasonal food, home-made ice-cream, rides on South Farm’s very own Tuk-Tuk and views of the cutest piglets and beautiful white peacocks in the Barnyard. Our faultless exacting service paired with a warm, genuine and flexible approach ensuring couples are able to realise their dreams for the most important day of their lives in a beautifully unique and secluded setting.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Christine
At South Farm you can be sure of a very warm welcome. A wedding at South Farm is all about you. We've been hosting weddings for 16 years and have a full appreciation of personal choice and the cultural imperatives of a diverse range of ceremonies and catering. If planning a wedding feels a little daunting, our friendly, experienced team are here to help you every step of the way.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2005
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
40
Reviews
(78)
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Donna and Jay
Happy couple Married on July
July 2022
Amazing venue, food and the absolute best wedding co-ordinator!!!
On Sunday 17th July 2022 we got married at this truly amazing wedding venue. This was one of the first venues we went to look at back in 2020 when Mr C first proposed. We looked at a total of 10 venues over the new few months and nothing compared or even came close to South Farm. Fast forward to D Day and it was perfect. All of our guests have commented on the venue and how absolutely beautiful it was. They took time to explore the surroundings and really take it all in. We had booked out nearly all of the accommodation on site and again that was fantastic. The bridal suite is truly beautiful. The food was outstanding and the chefs and kitchen and waiting staff work incredibly hard and do it all with a smile. Everyone who works at South Farm is magnificent but I do need to give a massive shout out to Emily who is a superstar in her own right! Her communication throughout has been exemplary (that is not an exaggeration). Nothing has been too much trouble for her and she takes everything in her stride even last minute changes. When we found out she was going to be our wedding co-ordinator on the day we were thrilled…I actually did a little fist punch in the air!! She kept us updated throughout the day and allowed us to enjoy ourselves whilst keeping everything behind the scenes running smoothly. Some special touches that I think are just beautiful…a hand written congrats card and bottle of fizz on ice to come home to at the end of the evening reception…a slice of each layer of wedding cake for the bride and the groom lovingly placed on a long plate (we enjoyed that so much the next morning before breakfast) as well as the room being tidied and turned down ready for our arrival at the end of the evening!! It’s these little things that make a difference. If you are looking for the perfect setting to have a rustic barn wedding then this is the place. Distinctly Difference sums it up!!! Thank you so much for making our day as Mr and Mrs sensational. Donna and Jay Coleman xxx
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Roseanna
Happy couple Married on July
July 2022
Beautiful venue and incredible staff. Highly recommend!
South Farm was the first venue we visited and we knew it was the one instantly. From the moment we arrived for our look around to leaving as a married couple, the venue and staff blew us away. The staff are so lovely and amazing at their jobs! On the day, we had a few last minute changes and the staff accommodated this with ease. You’re assigned an Event Manager on the day and ours was incredible! The venue looks even better in person than it does on the website and makes you feel like you’re in the French countryside. The facilities are also second to none. The food was absolutely delicious and we had a hard job narrowing down our menu. We had the most magical wedding day and our guests loved the venue as much as we do. We highly recommend South Farm and can’t thank them enough.
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Liv & Dan
Happy couple Married on April
May 2022
The Most Incredible Day!
South Farm was the perfect venue for us. It was our first and only venue we visited as we instantly knew it was right for us. The staff are so so lovely and were amazing in helping with our vast number of questions that all couples have when planning their big day. On the the day itself South Farm were even more incredible that we could have hoped for. Everything was moved, cleaned, tidied away in the background removing all worries we had about leaving a room a mess after getting ready. The food was delicious and choosing our menu may have been the hardest choice we had. The whole venue is beautiful with so much character and charm in every nook and cranny around the whole site. We couldn't be happier spending our special day at South Farm and we hope we can come back again!
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Lucy Miller
Happy couple Married on November
December 2021
The whole team made our day so special, they were extremely accommodating with all of our requests, knowledgable and friendly.
What a beautiful venue and amazingly helpful staff. I got married at this wonderful venue on 25/11/2021 ( original date was 26/11/2020) the whole process from start to finish was brilliant despite covid pushing us back a year! The whole team made our day so special, they were extremely accommodating with all of our requests, knowledgable and friendly. Everyone one from our event manager Summer to all the bar staff, kitchen staff and cleaners helped make our day perfect! We’re still buzzing and wish we do it all over again. Thank you xxx
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Lauren & Dean Reilly
Happy couple Married on October
December 2021
From start to finish the day was perfect.
We can’t thank South Farm enough for helping us create the most magical wedding day. The staff were fantastic and events manager Summer was exceptional. From start to finish the day was perfect. We wish we could do it all again. Thank you from the new Mr and Mrs Reilly
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Louisa and Andrew
Happy couple Married on October
December 2021
We can't say thank you enough for everything you did for us in the run up and during our wedding.
I can't believe it's been four weeks already since our incredible day with you all. We can't say thank you enough for everything you did for us in the run up and during our wedding. From our first meeting and show round in November 2018 we knew South Farm was a special place and we just had to have our wedding there. Every single person we spoke or met with was incredible, including but not limited to, Emily, Summer, Christine, Becky and Michelle; from our planning meeting, the couples taster evening (literally never known another venue that does anything that incredible), all the postponement and rescheduling, the second planning meeting and all the panicky calls and emails were dealt with nothing other than calm, friendliness and reassurance. In 20 months like no other to hit the wedding and hospitality industry, you all made us feel like everything was under control, even when it probably didn't feel like it was your end but it made all the difference to us when we were making those difficult choices. Luckily every choice we did make with your help was absolutely the right one and the whole day was exactly - if not better - than we dreamed it would be. So many of our guests couldn't tell us enough how gorgeous the place was and were so impressed - like we were - with your onsite kitchen team and dedication to growing and raising the produce you serve. We're still getting people telling us how incredible the food was! Not a single complaint to be had and it all went down an absolute treat. An extra special mention to Julie for being our coordinator on the day; an absolutely unflappable, consummate professional who knew all the answers to any questions we had before we asked them! From the little things like asking if we wanted a peek at the rooms after set up, to muscling her way into the evening buffet to make us up a plate of food and leave it in the bridal suite for us (the best idea EVER!), we had absolutely no worries the entire day, she was incredible. And finally a big thank you to all the rest of the operational team who made everything run like a dream, from the kitchen team, to the F&B and bar staff. I've  worked in hospitality and customer facing roles since I was 16 and I have to say, your staff are some of the best. Even coming down to breakfast the next morning to see all the tables set up and decorated with our centerpieces and decorations was such a lovely surprising touch; so unexpected but just a lovely example of some of the things that make South Farm so special. The only disappointment was the absolute audacity of your lovely pig to still be overdue and pregnant on the day - only for her to give birth the day after we believe? How rude, haha! Still can't believe we missed out on piglet pictures!! But we won't hold it against you :-) Seriously guys, thank you just doesn't feel enough, you made our whole day and we'll never forget it. We won't hesitate to recommend you!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Shingay-cum-Wendy , Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0HR, England

Nearest Town

Royston

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Royston, Great Northern

Nearest Airport

Cambridge International Airport

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FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Each and every wedding held here at South Farm is special and unique - we couldn't possibly choose! However there are so many special moments to share from weddings... we love the moments the bride shares with her bridesmaids before she walks down the aisle. The moment the groom sees his bride is always a favourite and we love the famous South Farm rose petal confetti shower after the ceremony! We recently had a couple choose a song during their ceremony rather than a reading and all their guests joined them in a lovely rendition of ‘Stand By Me’ - such a special moment with everyone singing their hearts out! And another firm favourite is when couples venture into our barnyard and have pictures with our super-cute little piglets! We also had a bride choosing to arrive to the ceremony on our Tuk Tuk, her father’s face was a picture of delight when he realised he was getting a spin on an authentic Thai Tuk Tuk before giving his daughter away!

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

Enjoy your special day! At South Farm you will have a dedicated Event Manager who will look after you and your guests on your Wedding Day meaning you can relax and just enjoy yourselves!

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

We have seen so many lovely ideas from a Vintage Fairground Carousel in our Courtyard to Duck Herding in the Gardens! All our couples are very welcome to bring their own ideas and add their own unique touches. We've had bouncy castles, festival-themed weddings, helicopters landing and couples bringing their dog to be ring-bearer or their own horse for post-ceremony photos!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, Unique, Secluded, Rustic, Boho

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many to choose from! The Bridge over the pond is a favourite, so is the driveway lined with cherry trees and lit up with fairy lights. The lovely blue front door of the main house is a perfect spot for confetti photographs and the Steam Engine is great for pictures too! We also love it when our couples have the photograph taken with our farm animals - piglets shots are the cutest!

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

Yes! Though we are very discreet so our lips are sealed!

What’s your favourite canapé?

All of them are mini-morsels of deliciousness! If we had to choose a favourite it would be between the Smoked Salmon Cone with Agruvar & Cucumber and Chilli & Orange Chicken Liver Pate served on roundels of Olive Oil Fried Bread but it's a tough choice and there are so many other delicious South Farm canapés we couldn't possibly choose just one!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A sparkler photo in the courtyard followed by wedding cake and prosecco in the bridal suite for the happy couple!!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We have a team of very talented chefs and all our catering is in-house. Our own smallholding supplies nearly all our vegetables, herbs, fruit, eggs and pork whatever the season. We grow literally hundreds of vegetable varieties, with passion and care. It’s the key to our ultra-fresh, seasonal and organic wedding food menus. Couples can choose from a formal three course served menu or any one of a number of buffets including a sumptuous Fusion Feast, a Hog Roast like no other you ever tasted, a Hot Buffet with a great choice of menu options or the time honoured BBQ. Plus delicious salads of every variety. Prefer something else? That’s no trouble at all… Our chefs love to create new dishes so if you are looking for something that’s not on our standard menus just talk to us – we are very happy to be creative if you have your heart set on something special! Our range of ethnic dishes is extensive and meets all tastes and budgets and all our wedding food is cooked to the moment and beautifully presented. We also offer complimentary Menu Tasting evenings to our couples who book a bespoke wedding. This is an opportunity for couples to see, taste and rate over 30 of our signature dishes and is a hugely helpful for couples choosing their menu for their big day.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We strive to offer faultless exacting service paired with a warm, genuine and flexible approach ensuring couples are able to realise their dreams for the most important day of their lives in a beautifully unique and secluded setting. Critical to our ethos, is our desire to achieve all this within a family-run, home-grown, eco-friendly environment. We aim to be as self-sufficient as absolutely possible with home-grown, seasonal food, grown using organic principles, headlining our delicious wedding breakfast menus, all lovingly created by our in house team of chefs and ensuring that the most important meal of our couples’ lives is a truly exceptional one.