Frequently Asked Questions about Weddings

Can we bring in our own caterers?
No as we have in-house caterers.

Can we bring in our own alcohol?

Can we bring in our own wedding cake / cheese stack?
Traditional wedding cakes can be brought in, but cheese stacks can be supplied by the caterer.

Can we put money behind the bar to pay for drinks?
Yes, no problem.

Do you have accommodation on site?
No, but we have discounted rates with the Hilton which is less than a mile away.

Is the linen included?

Can we get in the day before to set up if there is no wedding?

Can we leave our stuff in the barns overnight?
Yes, but it needs collecting before 10am the following day.

Will we have help putting up our decorations?
Yes, no problem.

Do you allow pets at the wedding?
Unfortunately not.

Do you allow candles?
Yes, no problem.

Can we use confetti?
Yes, but it must be dried rose petals.

Is the outside furniture and blankets included?
Yes they are.

Do you have recommended taxi firms?
Yes we do. You can read more here.

Can you provide transport to the local hotel?
Yes, no problem. You can read more here.

Can we get ready in the bridal suite? What time do we have access from?
Yes, and access is from 9am.

Can I bring my hairdresser and makeup artist in in the morning?
Yes, no problem.

Do you have a list of suppliers?
Our team can provide you with recommended musicians, DJ’s, florists, photobooth suppliers, and many more. As and when you meet the team, just ask!


  • We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all the team at Swallows Nest Barn for making our wedding so special. The barn looked amazing and got lots of compliments, and neither Jon or I had to worry about a thing all day which is testament to how well you all ran the day.

    Thank you both for looking after us so well. Everybody raved about the food, drink and the cocktail hour. Especially big thanks to the caterers and bar team as well we couldn't have asked for better!

    Thanks again,
    Claire and Jon

  • We just wanted to say a massive thank you to the whole team at Swallows Nest Barn for making our wedding day so perfect. Everything went so smoothly and the guests were all hugely impressed. Credit to all the staff on the day but special thanks to Verity, Martina, Becky and Karen - you guys are awesome!!

    We couldn't have asked for a better day, and most definitely couldn't have done it without all your help. Thank you!

    Mr & Mrs Perkins xx

  • Thank you so much for making our day perfect! From setting up, checking on us in the bridal suite, being accommodating behind the bar, clearing up spillages and making everything flow smoothly (even after speeches over running etc). Our guests couldn't compliment the venue, details, setting and staff enough.

    Thanks again,