Frequently asked questions

When can I have my reception?

On any day of the week from April 1st to 31st October. We do not host winter weddings

What does it cost?

Our inclusive fee is the same for all dates and days of the week, £4250 in 2019, fee to be agreed for events further ahead. See our brochure for more information.
This covers use of the Portico, Atrium, 3 Reception rooms, kitchen, cloak-rooms & car park; and includes tables and chairs to seat up to 130 guests for a formal meal.
We do not include in this price; glasses, cutlery, crockery, table linen; food and drink.
Whitbourne Hall is not registered for VAT, so there is no VAT to pay.

How many guests can we invite?

130 seated for a formal reception, increasing to a total of 200 guests for the evening party.

Will I have exclusive use of the Venue?

Yes The Atrium, 3 reception rooms on the ground floor of the Hall and in dry weather the Terrace are exclusively yours to use for the day of your celebration. You will also have access the full day before to dress the rooms, and the following day to clear everything away.

Can I have my ceremony at Whitbourne Hall?

Whitbourne Hall is a private house so it does not have a licence for civil ceremonies. You may organize a blessing, or other marriage ceremony* as you wish. There are many spectacular churches in the area and many bridal parties choose Whitbourne Hall for their reception after their marriage or civil ceremony.

(*not legally binding under UK law without a civil ceremony or church wedding).

Is there accommodation for the Bridal party at the Hall?

We do not have facilities for overnight accommodation. There are excellent local Hotels, Farmhouse B&B and self-catering accommodation. Details can be found in our wedding brochure or upon contacting our weddings team.

A relative is a caterer; can he/she do the catering?

Yes you are free to bring in your own choice of caterer, bar, florist etc.
We do not require commission from your caterer or other suppliers, which should be reflected in the quotes they provide for you. We can provide a list of local caterers and other services.

Can we provide our own wine?

Yes you can provide your own wine, champagne, beer, and great news - we don’t charge corkage.

Is there a licensed bar?

We do not have a bar licence, you are free to bring in your own choice of bar provider or supply of alcohol. You will need a Temporary Event Notice (TEN) for the sale of alcohol and for performance of music. Apply online from ; this costs £21.

Can we have a live band?

Yes subject to obtaining a TEN (see above), and keeping to acceptable decibel levels you can have any music of your choice.

How late can we party?

We ask music and bar to end at midnight, and guests to leave by 00.30 hours

Can we put up a marquee?

You won’t need one; indoors there is room for up to a maximum of 200 guests. Arrange a visit to see for yourself how well your reception will fit into Whitbourne Hall

Are you dog friendly?

We can accommodate well behaved dogs who should be supervised at all times. For more information, contact our weddings team.

Are there lots of hidden costs?

We pride ourselves on being completely transparent with our prices. Unlike many wedding venues, we don’t charge commission from caterers, florists or suppliers, we don’t charge for wedding parties to use our tables and chairs. Even better, we don’t charge corkage! We believe in being completely clear from the outset what our costs are and you won’t be surprised by lots of hidden costs further down the line.