If Quantock Lakes looks like the perfect venue for you or perhaps you have already secured a date with us, then you are likely to have some questions. We may have already covered them during your view appointment but just in case you have some more, we have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions for you to refer to and read at your leisure.
How do I book a viewing or check availability?
Call Laura on 07879812516 alternatively email us at email@example.com
How do I hold a date at Quantock Lakes?
You can protect your date for 24 hours while you take some time to think. After the non-obligation 24hours you can confirm to release the date or confirm your wedding with us by placing a deposit payment of £1800.
What is the payment plan?
You will need to make three payments. The initial deposit payment of £1800 to secure your date.
50% of your balance is to be paid six months before your wedding date and then final payment is due one month before the big day.
Do you have a minimum number of adult guests?
Yes, we have a minimum requirement of 80 adult guests.
Do you have a maximum number of children?
Yes, we have a maximum allowance of 10 child guests aged 2 - 10 years old.
Do you have a maximum number of day guests?
Yes, we have a maximum capacity of 250 day guests.
Do you have a maximum number of evening guests?
Yes, we have a maximum capacity of 500 evening guests.
Can I make changes to my booking after I’ve booked?
You can amend your guest numbers and add extras throughout the planning process. Please remember our minimum requirement of at least 80 adult guests by the way of physical guests. Accommodation, food and drink cannot be removed from your booking.
How many planning meetings do I have?
You have 2 planning meetings included in your wedding booking. We will be in touch to schedule a 6-9 month meeting and final planning meeting at 4-6 weeks before your wedding.
What is included at Quantock lakes venue hire?
Exclusive use of Quantock Lakes venue for your wedding celebrations
1 night accommodation in luxury barn conversions sleeping 26 guests
Full English breakfast in the farm shop cafe for 26 guests the morning after your wedding
The Posh Piggery Bridal Suite for the night of your wedding
Games room, Barbecue area and outside hot tub
Your choice of licensed barns for your ceremony
Beautiful grounds, lakes & terrace, with picturesque lake pontoons
Easel for your table plan
Chivari chairs for your ceremony and wedding breakfast
A choice of round traditional tables or hand crafted rustic trestle tables
Cake table and knife
White linen tablecloths, napkins, all crockery, glasses and cutlery
Ancient oak tree with romantic rope swing
Background music throughout the venue and 70inch TV
Complimentary on-site car parking
Dedicated time the day before your wedding to set up with your planner
Cash and card bar
Heating in all 3 venue areas: Rustic Barn, Quantock Barn and Meadow Barn
Air conditioning in Quantock Barn
Snug areas in front of the log burners
Outside fire pit for use all year round
Dedicated wedding & events team providing each couple with 2 planning meetings
Dedicated venue access the day before with your wedding planner for personal touches
Can I bring in my own decorations?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own decoration as long as they do not cause any damage to the venue and grounds. We do ask that no items are hung or stuck to the walls. The planning team will help you the day before your wedding with setting up your decorations and help accommodate external suppliers. For more complex decoration we have venue dressing suppliers we can put you in contact with. You will have approximately 3 hours to complete your finishes touches the day before your wedding at Quantock Lakes.
Do you recommend local suppliers?
We also have a list of amazing local wedding suppliers which we will share with you after you have booked.
Can we use confetti?
Yes you can use confetti as long as it is biodegradable
Do you have disabled facilities?
Yes there is disabled access and a disabled toilet at the venue. We also have a disabled room in the wedding village called the Shire Horse.
Is there Wi-Fi in the venue?
Yes wi-fi is available at Quantock Lakes.
Can I have fireworks?
Yes you can have fireworks at the venue. We have an exclusive supplier who you must use. If you would like fireworks please contact Sonic fireworks directly.
Address: Unit J1 Langlands Business Park, Uffculme EX15 3DA
Rustic Barn aisle length = 12m
Arches into Rustic Barn and Quantock Barn = 200 cm wide and 222 cm height
Rustic tables = 4.2 metres long, 0.9 metres wide – seating 14 to 16
Round tables 6 foot, seating 8 to 10
Cake table 72cm x 72cm, height 103cm
Where can I have my ceremony?
Quantock Lakes has 2 licensed barns for your civil ceremony.
Rustic Barn is licensed for up to 120 guests and Quantock Barn is licensed up to 400 guests.
How many guests can I invite to my ceremony?
You can invite 80 adults or up to 250 guests for your ceremony at Quantock Lakes as this is how many guests we can seat after the ceremony in one big beautiful space to eat.
Are the Registrars booked through Quantock lakes?
You will need to contact the registrars yourselves to book your wedding ceremony. The registrars only take a booking and payment from the couple themselves.
Do you have the contact details of the Registrars we should call ?
Contact – Somerset Registration Office
Number: 01823 282251
Opening hours Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm
What Days can I get married at Quantock Lakes?
Saturdays are the most popular day to marry at Quantock Lakes with exclusive set up time allocated on a Friday.
We also offer Thursday weddings with a Wednesday set up and a Tuesday wedding with a Monday set up.
We offer a limited number of weddings each year so we can make sure the venue and accommodation is at its best and is available in good time for all of our couples.
You will never feel rushed at Quantock Lakes due to the way we offer weddings.
What time should we get married?
We recommend a ceremony time of 13.30hrs. However, we are also very happy to work with you depending on your plans for the day.
Can I get married in a church and have our reception at Quantock lakes?
Yes you can. The church closest to the venue is Nether Stowey and forms part of the view of the Quantock Hills.
Do you provide Music for our ceremony?
We have a sound system for background music. You may wish to book live music for your wedding ceremony by the way of an acoustic performer.
We recommend one walking in track / song.
Three tracks / songs for the signing of the register.
And one walking out track / song.
We can also provide background music for your wedding reception and wedding breakfast or you can create your own playlist to use. Our music plays everywhere at Quantock Lakes, venue areas, outside patios , lake pontoon and toilets.
How do we organise food for our guests?
We have our own exclusive catering partners Food4You. Our menus can be found here.
All you have to do is choose and we will organise the rest.
Can we bring our own drinks?
You are not able to bring your own drinks to Quantock Lakes and we do not offer corkage.
We provide a wide range of alcoholic and soft drinks at our bar and offer reception drinks, toast drinks and wine service.
Can we bring in external catering?
No, we have exclusive in-house caterers.
With the exception of your wedding cake (of the sweet variety) we do not allow external catering.
Do you cater for dietary requirements?
We understand that you or your guests may have dietary requirements .
It is your responsibility to ensure that all dietary requirements are provided in full and writing for the Final Planning Meeting.
You will also need to provide a table plan so we know where guests are sat so we can take their meals to them.
Do you supply food tasting?
Your chosen menu tasting appointments are available on set days. The starting cost is £120 inclusive of VAT. Depending on your choices, extra costs may be incurred and the planning team can send you details on how this works.
Please let the planning team know as soon as possible if you would like an appointment as they are held on set days of the year.
The planning email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do you need to know our menu choices?
You must decide on your food choices no later than 6 months before your wedding date.
If you would like to enjoy the BBQ feast menu then you must notify us in writing no later than 9 months before your wedding date.
What accommodation do you have at Quantock Lakes?
At Quantock lakes our included accommodation includes a courtyard of three barns called the wedding village or the barns sleeping up to 26 guests in 9 dwellings. Breakfast is included the morning after your wedding day.
Optional extra accommodation is the Granary Barn sleeping 18 guests as standard with the option to add a further 6 beds if required.
Please note that the barn is hired on a self catering basis and does not include a change of linen and cleaning service.
Additional sets of linen can be ordered in advance with an additional charge.
How many nights can we stay at Quantock lakes?
Most wedding parties stay for 2 nights (the night before your wedding day and the night of your wedding).
Accommodation cannot be removed from your booking once you have confirmed your booking.
What facilities are available at the accommodation?
The wedding village includes a Bridal Suite, a Bridal Barn called the Wagon House, a games room, BBQ area with picnic benches and outside hot tub located outside the Wagon House.
The Granary Barn includes a private indoor swimming pool, hot tub, BBQ lodge, pool table and children’s outdoor play area.
How many people does the accommodation sleep?
The Granary sleeps 18 guests across 9 bedrooms as standard, with a choice of king size beds or twin beds depending on your requirements.
There are an additional 6 beds that can be paid for taking the capacity up to 24 guests across 9 bedrooms.
Can we have additional guests to the accommodation?
No, Quantock Lakes policy only allows the allocated people per room.
Is breakfast available?
Breakfast is included the morning after your wedding at Paisleys Farm Shop for your guests staying in our accommodation for your celebrations. If you would like to provide breakfast for your guests on additional days this can be arranged at your planning meeting.
Is there Wi-Fi in the rooms?
Yes, there is Wi-Fi and the password will included in your welcome pack.
Do you provide travel cots?
Yes we provide travel cots but we do not provide the bed linen.
What time is check in?
Check in is at 4.00pm
What time is check out?
Check out at 10.30am
Are you dog friendly?
Yes we allow well behaved dogs on site and they can stay at the accommodation.
Please note there will be an additional charge for this at £50.00 per dog.
Band Information For Quantock Barn
Band Access is from the back of the venue, follow signs for staff on arrival. This is a left turn off of the tree lined driveway.
Sound system is available for background music.
Microphone is available for speeches.
Image below is of the Crown Entertainment set up who are one of our recommended suppliers.
Quantock Barn is approximately 30 meters long x 10 meters wide, however you need to consider the bar and snug area within any measurements you may need.
Quantock Barn will be used for your evening celebrations.
Quantock Barn will be used as your central hub for the day.
Quantock Barn maybe used for your ceremony depending on your wishes as there is a choice of ceremony spaces available.
From Quantock Barn to Rustic Barn - the double doorway is 200cm wide x 222cm high