Dale Farm is set in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds with spectacular views towards the North Yorkshire coastline and provides a perfect location for a relaxed, informal, weekend-long wedding with family and friends.
Our Open Barn, situated in a courtyard setting, will be the venue for your wedding. The barn accommodates up to approximately 100 guests and can be made weatherproof by your marquee supplier (you will not need a full marquee).
We are a ‘DIY’ venue. The farm is a blank canvas and you have complete freedom to choose your own suppliers, including catering, so your wedding will be truly unique and personal.
We can accommodate 24 people across our accommodation. The Summerhouse and Treehouse make great bridal suites. See our ‘Visit’ page for more information on our accommodation.
Hire of venue and accommodation for 2020/2021 is £6,000. This includes:
- Exclusive use of the site from noon on the day before the wedding to noon on the day after (the accommodation may not be available until 4.00pm but you can get on site earlier to decorate the barn etc)
- All our accommodation for 2 nights including breakfast for 24 guests
- Fully staffed, licensed and reasonably priced cash bar ‘The Yorkshireman’ open until midnight
Please note – we don’t host weddings during main school holiday periods or bank holiday weekends. If you’d like to book a visit or have a chat then please give Liz a call on 07751674706 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Wedding FAQs
What’s for breakfast?
We serve al fresco breakfast both mornings for people staying on site.
Can my guests pay for their own accommodation?
Yes of course. Some couples treat their guests, some recharge the costs and some ask guests to pay for their accommodation instead of buying a wedding present. The accommodation is around 50% of the total cost so can be a big saving. We can advise on what to charge.
What deposit do I have to pay when I confirm a date?
50% non-refundable deposit to be paid on booking. The remaining 50% is due 6 weeks before the event. We also ask for a £300 bond which is fully refundable when you have cleared the site back to its original condition including removal of all litter.
Is there a space for our Caterer?
We have loads of space on site but no catering kitchen so you will need a ‘mobile’ caterer – we can discuss this with your Catering Company. We can give you a list of people we have worked with before.
When can the marquee company erect/remove the marquee?
We will liaise with the marquee company about that. We recommend Florida Marquees who have worked with us before and know the site well.
Can we decorate the farm?
Yes, you are allowed to decorate the farm the day before the wedding. All belongings/decorations should be removed from the farm the day after your wedding (or taken down and stored in our barn for collection by your suppliers.) All we ask is that you leave the farm as you found it.
What about the exciting stuff?
Chinese lanterns are not allowed on the farm as they can endanger crops and wildlife. Fireworks (professional not DIY!) are permitted at certain times of the year…please ask.
We have an outdoor fire pit which we can light on summer evenings.
You can have candles, fairy lights and LED tea lights but no hay or straw bales due to fire hazard.
We are happy for you to have confetti but ask that it is biodegradable; dried rose petals are lovely and easy to get hold of.
And absolutely no glitter!
What about the boring stuff?
We supply mobile toilets. Your marquee supplier will be able to supply heaters, flooring and tables and chairs. There is water and ample electricity supply available on site at no extra charge. The barn has lighting.
Do you have public liability insurance?
We do hold public liability insurance; however we also strongly recommend you take out your own wedding insurance to cover every eventuality. All outside services used must supply a public liability insurance certificate.
What are the rules about music?
The use of amplified music is permitted up to 11pm and non amplified music is permitted after that. All non residents should have left the site by 12.30 a.m.
What about drinks?
We offer a full drinks service…this includes welcome drinks, table and toast drinks. We do not allow other drinks suppliers but you will find our prices very reasonable – please ask for a quote. We don’t offer a corkage option.
Can I have a wedding blessing?
Yes you can have a wedding blessing at our venue. You can also have a Humanist Wedding Ceremony. Check out www.humanism.org.uk
Are you licensed for civil ceremonies?
We are not currently licensed for civil ceremonies, therefore you will need to take care of the ‘official bits’ elsewhere i.e. a Registry Office or Church.
Do you allow camping and caravans?
No we don’t have facilities for camping and caravans but Saxdale House (the next farm but one up the road and walking distance) has a lovely site. See www.saxdalehousefarm.co.uk
Can you recommend a marquee supplier?
We recommend Florida Marquees who have worked with us before and know the site well. You will not need a full marquee, just walls, and their prices are very reasonable.
Do you supply staff?
We will be on site for the whole 2 days ensuring everything runs smoothly. Your catering company will supply staff to clear up, cook and serve the food etc.