1 month before your wedding, we will need our Details Sheet filled in and returned to us (copy included in your pack). This will ask for everything we like to know such as, your arrival times, suppliers details etc, we will also request a copy of the itinerary of the day. In addition to these details, we also require signed contract from your caterer.
Normally access is from 10.00am on the day. If there is no wedding the day before yours, you are welcome to come over with your team of ‘helping hands’ to begin setting up – this would be by prior arrangement with venue manager as this is a private residence. If the venue is booked the day before, you will be able to come in the morning. As you will be quite busy with your own preparations, your florist and other suppliers can come and set up for you. This is what most people do and it works well as long as clear instructions have been given.
You are required to comply with all noise restrictions and to your best endeavours to ensure that your third parties (bands/DJs) engaged similarly to comply with such restrictions. We do not allow amplified music outside, but you are welcome to have an acoustic musician of your choice to serenade your guests during your drinks reception.
Northbrook Park has a sound limiter and it is set at 92 decibels.
Your caterer will work with you on this. However, we are always happy to support or answer any questions.
The tables are 5’6 and seat 10 people but you or your caterers can supply your own if you wish. The Vine Room fits 12 tables and the Orangery 25 tables.
There are wet weather walkways to enable people to walk around without getting wet. If it rains during your drinks reception, your caterers can easily remove your ceremony chairs from the vine room and make use of the bar fixture at the back of the room. Some couples do choose to bring in some covering for the gardens (a gazebo for example) and we have plenty of umbrellas for guests to use!
Yes the gardens and grounds are well-lit and have power supplies also. We do have ponds and water features so please remind parents to be vigilant with children.
We operate a strict NO SMOKING policy indoors, smokers are to use the ash urns in the garden and smoke here ONLY. This includes the use of e-cigarettes.
The main car park is located by the Mews cottages and very clearly sign posted. The car park is located near the venue.
Unfortunately not because of our resident birds and pets, our stunning peacocks make up for it though!
We allow bio-degradable confetti only, as real petals stain the floors. Should non-bio-degradable or confetti cannons be used then there will be a charge of £500 for the clean up afterwards.
There a lots of scenic spots around the venue. We suggest your photographer comes to visit with you beforehand to plan shots. We recommend the Nun’s Garden, the Walled Garden, the Magnolia Garden and the Vine Room.
We always recommend you take out insurance to avoid any losses or damages incurred. We also remind you to refer to our terms & conditions.
We highly recommend using one of our recommended caterers at Northbrook Park. If you do decide to use other caterers, there will be an external catering fee charged, we recommend that they come to see the venue as our kitchen is just a shell of a kitchen with no fridge/cooking facilities on site. We also have rules to which they will need to adhere to.
The Vine Room is our licensed ceremony room and can seat up to 200. It is down to you to contact and book the local Registrars, for our district this is Hampshire Registrars, the number is 0300 555 1392.
If you are planning more than one ceremony on the day, please be aware that a Civil Ceremony must take place before any other ceremony (including a religious blessing, regardless of whether the religious blessing has any legal standing). This requirement is a condition of our Approved Venue Licence for Marriage and Civil Partnerships.
Please click here to see a list of local churches.
Use this website service to find the nearest registry office to us.