£800 - £8000 for Venue Hire
Up to 146
13 Bedrooms
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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
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Corkage charge applicable
Minimum numbers apply
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included

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
Late night availability
Yes

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

Food and Drink

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

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
(85)
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Liz and Sam
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
So accommodating and supportive
As well as being an absolutely stunning venue all of the staff at South Farm are so friendly and helpful. They helped us put together a delicious vegan menu that was also nut free and accommodated other allergies. On the day everything went so smoothly and the staff were subtly working away in the background. It was just the relaxed atmosphere we were hoping
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Emma and Chris
Happy couple married in July
December 2022
Perfect day
South Farm is a beautiful venue and the staff have been amazing. They were so accommodating during the planning stage - letting us attend an earlier meal tasting, organising an earlier planning meeting to work around school holidays, and lots of last minute questions and changes. They were also amazing on the wedding day, the food was incredible (we had canapes instead of a starter, the fusion feast for mains, buffet dessert and evening buffet) and the day ran so smoothly because of all of the staff working that day.
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Donna and Jay
Happy couple married in 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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Kerry Knight
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
The most magical place
We booked our wedding at south farm while still in lockdown! Our zoom call was enough to fall in love. We paid our deposit having not physically seen this beautiful place, once we were allowed to visit the excitement and nerves kicked in, what if we don’t like it in person? have we made a the right choice? As soon as we turned into the most beautiful well kept driveway and saw this amazing house and gardens I knew our decision was the right one, we hadn’t even stopped the car! South farm has such a magical feel that I can’t describe, the grounds, rooms, barn accommodation were everything we dreamed of and more, the staff have something magic about them too! They honestly couldn’t have done anymore for us, so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much for them and they made our day run seamlessly! I can’t praise South Farm enough, I would recommend South farm over and over again, a little piece of my heart will forever be there!
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Roseanna
Happy couple married in 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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Chrissy and Neil
Happy couple married in July
November 2022
The most perfect day
South Farm were just the ultimate in wedding experiences. From start to finish it was such a joy to work with them. Every detail was thought of and we felt very looked after and excited. The day itself was amazing, even more beautiful that we had planned, and the food was out of this world. Our guest were still talking about the food months afterwards. The accommodation was stunning and breakfast beyond tasty. I would recommend them again and again and we are so proud to be a South Farm couple

South Farm Open House Event

5th February 2023
We are holding an Open House Event on Sunday 5th February 2023 11am - 4pm for all new couples searching for their dream wedding venue! Please come along and see all that South Farm has to offer!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Shingay-cum-Wendy , Royston, Hertfordshire, 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.