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.