Beechenhill Farm - Weddings
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Weddings

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All 2017 weddings and ceremonies now booked. 

Please see below for 2018 dates!

2016 Wedding Promotion

Exclusive to our last 2016 wedding weekend:

17th September 2016
 
 **If you book our last 2016 wedding at Beechenhill you will get a free 'mini-moon' in the romantic hideaway for two Beechenhill Cottage, including a luxury hot-tub for two.**
       T&Cs - 4 nights midweek stay from Monday to Friday, either directly before or after your wedding or at a later time (excluding bank holidays and school holidays).

What Is An Exclusive Beechenhill Eco-wedding?

We offer exclusive hire of Beechenhill Farm for your wedding weekend. We are lucky enough to live in this beautiful place, we would like to share it with you on your special day. A wedding at Beechenhill is not a 'hotel experience'; it is more like getting married in the country home of friends who care about you and the planet.
 
Our aim: To help you create a loving, eco-wedding experience within a beautiful landscape at our organic family farm.  To go back to a simpler time; a wedding ceremony where people, best friends and family come first. 
 
2018 Dates for Wedding Weekends:

14th April 2018
21st April 2018
28th April 2018
12th May 2018
19th May 2018
8th September 2018
22nd September 2018
29th September 2018
6th October 2018
13th October 2018 

 
 
 
 
 'Let's wind back time a bit, go back to a less pressurised, kinder and more thoughtful time.'
 

 
If you don't want:
•    Formality
•    Frills and furbelows
•    Fireworks
•    To be rushed off the premises because the next wedding is due
•    Fuss and glitz
•    The same experience as everyone else
•    Vol-au-vents, spring rolls and mass produced finger food
 
If you do want:
•    A place that cares passionately about the environment and tries to be as sustainable as possible
•    Peace and tranquility
•    Giggles
•    A relaxed wedding for up to 60 guests looked after by our family where your family comes first
•    To do it yourself, decorate with apples, flowers in jam jars or gorgeous arrangements, you decide (with our help if you want)
•    A lovely place to stay for the wedding weekend, from Friday afternoon to Monday morning
•    Organic cows next door
•    Plain and simple white crockery and glass wear
•    A beautiful place in Britain's first National Park, the Peak District
•    A simple hay barn
•    To give saplings as wedding favours
•    To bring your wellies to a wedding
•    Paper table cloths or linen, you decide
•    Afternoon tea, cake, champagne followed by a party and hot buffet- or the other way round- whatever you decide!
•    Trestle tables
•    Local live music, be it a ceilidh or a swing band!
•    A low carbon wedding
•    Real, local food, some measured in food meters not food miles
•    Generous food with big flavours
•    Local beer, organic wines
•    Fairtrade and organic products
•    The possibility of the hens or sheep dog wandering into your photos
•    To bask in a Swedish style, wood-fired hot tub
•    To hide away in a wooden barrel sauna corner
•    To book your hen weekend at Beechenhill and create a needlecraft or folk art keep sake
•    Your guests staying in little B&Bs and cottages in and around Ilam
•    A mini-bus shuttle service for your guests so they can relax

We happily offer alcohol-free weddings, with lots of imaginative alternatives; teas, milkshakes and lovely soft drinks.


 

The Hire of the Haybarn

The cost of the Haybarn for the weekend is £4,850. This includes: 
  • The Haybarn from 11a.m. until 12 midnight on Saturday for up to 60 guests for a ceremony and meal/afternoon tea/picnic/tea dance/ceilidh.
  • Access to the Haybarn from Friday noon to decorate if required.
  • Exclusive use of the farm for the weekend (be farmers for the weekend – but we’ll do the messy bits).
  • Scrumptious Sunday morning breakfast for everyone staying at Beechenhill (up to 14 people).
  • A Hot Tub Elemental Experience for everyone staying on site (up to 14 people).
  • A Sauna Elemental Experience on the Friday or Sunday (can be upgraded to luxury).
  • Bunting, vases, cake stands, vintage cake knife and slice.
  • Chickens & cows that love to appear in photos.
  • Use of our baby grand piano.
  • Half day use of electric bikes for bride and groom on Sunday.
  • Use of the gardens – set up your own village fete with welly wanging or croquet!
  • Use of firepit in the evening (essential to have toasted gooey marshmallows.)
  • Techie stuff – Wifi, projector, screen, microphone and sound system.
  • Visits to Beechenhill to help with your ideas.
  • Our relaxed and friendly help to achieve the green wedding of your dreams.
Not included:
  • Catering, choose a wonderful caterer or vintage tea and cake baker from our recommended list.
  • The ceremony, contact the registrar to book your time.
  • Accommodation - you do have to book our two lovely B&B rooms, self catering honeymoon cottage and cottage for six for the weekend so you have the whole place to yourselves.
  • My Personal Sanctuary: Visiting Spa Treatment Service for you and your resident guests.
  • Buses – Warringtons of Ilam our local coach company, experts in shepherding your guests where they need to be.  
Don’t forget to bring your wellies!

 
Vintage Beechenhill wedding
 

By the way, If you'd like to Elope....

 If you'd like to elope, we can help. Our lovely Haybarn can offer weddings for just you and your witnesses too. We have hosted lovely quiet little ceremonies, where privacy and seclusion have been the order of the day.
  • Book the registrar (you'd have to pay them)
  • Book the Haybarn (negotiable rates)
  • We can be witnesses if you require
  • You can stay in our lovely accommodation (minimum two day bookings)
  • We can do a special 'wedding' breakfast for you both that morning
  • We can book you in for a special lunch or dinner at our superb local gastro pub or restaurants
  • You could have a lovely luxury hot tub that night, just the two of you.

Get in touch to discuss email We won't tell anyone- shhhhh.....

 



 

The Haybarn at Beechenhill

The ground floor, with stone flags and under-floor heating and free wifi, still has the original hayrack and sturdy Victorian pine benches, has a small bar, cloakroom and WCs, one wheelchair accessible.  The Haybarn is a small venue where acoustic music works brilliantly.

Up the oak staircase, the first floor has glass-fronted gallery overlooking the ground floor and a high roofed, beamed Hayloft where most ceremonies take place.

The Hayloft seats approximately 50 guests, beside the baby grand piano. Other guests arrange themselves along the gallery where they witness the special event.

You can arrange it just how you want- we are there to help you have the perfect family event.
 
 
Green ideas for your wedding:
  • Unique jewellery made from recycled stuff - Bags 2 Riches
  • Invitations made from recycled stuff
  • Have your ceremony and reception at the same place- cuts down on transportation
  • Communiations via website and email
  • Ask for local food, with no air miles
  • Ask for local beers, English wines, organic wines
  • Public transport, bicycles or buses
  • Flower petal confetti www.shropshirepetals.co.uk
  • Alternative wedding cakes - local cheeses, pies, cup cakes
  • Seed bombs as wedding favours http://kabloom.co.uk/blog/?page_id=119
  • Trees as wedding favours www.wedding-tree-favours.com/
  • Ask florists for local, Fairtrade or organic flowers
  • Use potted plants and give away afterwards
  • For the bride to have organic makeup applied
  • Buy a dress from Oxfam or Ebay
  • Choose vintage wedding rings
  • Donate your wedding dress to charity afterwards
  • Use your printed material (menus, order of service) to tell your guests how important the environment is to you, and all the things you've done to try and make your wedding green
  • Some really cool ideas for photos
Email your green wedding ideas to us at info@beechenhill.co.uk
 
The Rules
 
We don't have many but:
  • We can only park up to 15 cars, so we work with our little bus company Warringtons in Ilam.
  • We don't do DJs or discos- it just doesn't go with the place. We think real people and live local music fits with our philosophy and the barn.
  • You must take all the accommodation on site; Cottages for the weekend (Fri-Mon) and both B&B rooms for a minimum of two nights.
  • We can't have candles or tea lights, the fire officer doesn't approve, so we use lots of lovely fairy lights and LED tea lights and everybody can relax!
  • If you would like to use confetti, please choose natural flower petals and only use on the grass.
  • We can't have sky lanterns- we did once and they ended up draped over our neighbours' farms endangering their animals.
  • Please take your decorations and discarded items home with you.
Thank you!!
 
 

Customer Services    Tel: +44 (0)1335 310274      Email: stay@beechenhill.co.uk     To Book