This is a useful snap shot of some local suppliers that may help you with your day.
We do not believe in handing out lots of unnecessary leaflets, so browse at you leisure and convenience !
Your Chairs, tables, seat cushions, Chandeliers, fairy lights are all here and not costed separately. You need centre pieces, floristry, post box, seating plan and any additional items you want.
You can dress the venue from 9am of the morning of your wedding and needs to be removed by 10am the following morning. Friends or relatives can dress it too. Often it is more cost effective to use a venue dresser. It will save time, Save stress on you and your family dressing it, avoid mishaps and often cost you less. (you are not left with the items, you do not need to take them away as they will.)
By using a venue dresser professional you are paying for years of experience as well as the items, and this experience can be invaluable.
Based In Staffordshire between Kings Bromley and Alrewas, Deb and Steph of Just Tickety Boo offer Venue Styling, Full Wedding Planning, On the day Management, and arranges Cars, Cakes, Photography, Videography and much more....
Louise has worked at our venue and is local to East Staffordshire too.
Lush occasions are solely venue styling.
Bowl of Corks are a young couple, Abigail and Archie. Based locally in Ashby de la Zouch they offer photography and wedding planning, and venue styling.
Lilly, has been dressing flowers at Coton House Farm from the first Marquee Wedding day here some years ago. Locally based in Burntwood, well respected and experienced at her profession.
Emily is an Artisan Florist and is based here in our village of Whittington. Her flowers are home grown in her garden and are beautiful.
Jem's Floral studio is based in Lichfield. Jemma Jukes is a local Lichfield lady who is passionate about providing beautiful arrangements for you. Jemma has a longstanding history at Coton House Farm having ridden here as a child.
Yes you can.
The Main Oak barn is acoustically lined for this reason. We do not have a resident DJ ,this allows you the freedom to choose.
All live entertainment performers require a certificate of Public Liability and PAT certificate before they can perform. (these are legal requirements and they must send to us.)
Music for your ceremony could be live music or recorded.
If recorded make sure the music is downloaded to your device and not cloud stored. You do not want the cloud going down.
Ask an usher or guest to play and stop the music when required. Use a Boom Bar, these are simple to operate and access via bluetooth, They are relatively cheap to purchase and are loud enough for your ceremony and background music when dining.
Live music is brilliant!
During your ceremony the Old Dairy barn has power points.
For outside canape reception, there are also power points.
For dining there are also power points if required.
For the evening, consider the time you are dining! You probably do not want a band sound checking or setting up during the meal. Ask them to set up before your ceremony or later in the evening.
A band will probably play 2 x 45 min sets. You might not need them to start until 8.45- 9pm. Their last set will usually finish around 11pm, where you then can Disco until midnight.
(If a band starts too early, no one might be listening.)
The Award winning Apollo Soul are are a fantastic band. With options for Apollo Gold too you can be sure to have an ultimate and professional line up of musicians.
Cliff is a local singer and also forms part of a band. A well respected Wedding and Events performer.
Piano and Keyboard.
Chris is a fabulous pianist and keyboard player. He is a local professional musician experienced at ceremony playing and dining entertainment.
Frequently asked Questions!
Where is the nearest accommodation?
We are so lucky with our location that you and your guests do not need to worry about accommodation, the choice is vast, and being close to such great road networks that you can choose what you want. A choice to suit budget and needs.
We are only 3 miles from the centre of Lichfield City which is covered in many forms of hotels and accommodation. (A 5 min Taxi ride!)
In fact a 3 mile radius covers all sorts of options.
As a venue this is our choice to not have accommodation on site as every couple is different and every wedding guest can make their own decision. We are so close to great amenities, why narrow your options.
Brides and Grooms
Swinfen Hall Hotel
The George Hotel
St Johns House
Guests/Families/Brides and Grooms
Any of the above hotels are also great for guests and families.
Premier Inn Lichfield City Centre Hotel
Premier Inn Fradley Junction, Alrewas.
Premier Inn, Tamworth.
Holiday Inn, Wall Island, Lichfield.(& Holiday Inn, Snowdome, Tamworth)
Peel Farm Luxury Self Catering, Whittington
The Dog Inn, Whittington.
Oak Tree Farm Hotel, Hopwas
The Hedgehog, Lichfield
The Peel Aldergate Hotel, Tamworth,
Wiggington Fields Farm Holiday Cottages, Tamworth
Wigwam Holidays, Seckington
This is by no means exhaustive in its lists and there are many more to consider. There are also plenty of Airbnb properties surrounding us too.
The answer is there are lots.... we are only 3 miles from Lichfield City Centre and less than 5 from Tamworth town centre. You can still use Uber here, as we are so brilliantly located.
We do encourage you to ask guests to share travel by taxi or private hire as this reduces the carbon footprint for your wedding. We do have ample on site parking and cars can be left overnight, but reducing the chances of drink driving with the use of public transport is strongly encouraged. The night will finish at midnight so ask your guests to book their carriage home in advance. Everyone should know no matter where you live, the 'midnight immediately available taxi' is elusive.
Luxury travel - Advanced Journey Chauffeuring
Lichfield City Cars
Lichfield VIP Taxis
Negotiate a rate with your taxi company for a number of mini buses for your guests.
Negotiate a rate with a Hotel for accommodation.
Negotiate with your guests to help lift share or taxi share.
Set up a watts app group or website to send out the information and organise in advance.
Absolutely! Dogs can be important members of your family, and often attend the ceremony, taking an active role!
When it comes to your Wedding Day Breakfast and the evening, Dogs are not allowed in the Oak Barn, unless they are guide dogs or special needs dogs.
Obviously someone you arrange could take them home, alternatively there are some local excellent dog kennels who you may wish to use within our village.