Frequently asked Questions
Click the link below to see all of the Frequently asked questions asked by all of our couples about our exclusive weddings.
Please don't hesitate to email or call us if you have a question not on our list.
Do you have more than one wedding ceremony on the same day?
from the moment you arrive to the moment you check out, the parlour is exclusive to you and your guests!
Do you have accommodation?
we have 5 individually decorated en-suite bedrooms including our beautiful bridal suite! yourselves and 8 of your closest family and friends can unwind after a memorable day in our cosy cottage situated in our picturesque grounds.
Do you have minimum numbers at the parlour?
there are no minimum numbers required at the parlour giving you the option to have a more intimate day or larger, lavish gathering. all we ask is that the minimum spend for your chosen day is covered by your food & drink choices from our brochure.
do you allow marquees?
we would date for our beautiful grounds to have any long lasting damage, so we do not allow marquees. We do however, have our stunning covered area outside our stables bar where you can Enjoy drinks complete with festoon lights, integrated heaters and fire pit table.
Do you have a list of suppliers you recommend?
yes, we do! we have a list of suppliers for every aspect of your big day, from events dressers to photo booths and much more! please do not hesitate to ask for more if there is something you are interested in that is not already on our list, we have more than likely had something similar before!
Do you have a car park?
we do indeed, our car park can hold up to 50 cars. guests are more than welcome to leave their cars here overnight at their own risk.
What time should i invite my evening guests?
we advise around 7pm/7:30pm to invite your evening guests, this gives you enough time to ensure your wedding breakfast is finished and your evening reception room is ready for you to welcome everybody in!
What is the role of my wedding coordinator?
your dedicated wedding coordinator is there to organise all in house aspects of your big day between booking your wedding, right up until the morning of! your wedding coordinator will look after all food & drink requirements, timings & flow of your day, host your meetings and give any advice you require. all members of our wedding team have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are always on hand to answer any questions you may have, no matter how small or sill they seem!
Does your venue have disabled access?
yes, the parlour at Blagdon is fully wheelchair friendly, including our accommodation & WC facilities.
Food & Drink
What food options do you offer?
from a more traditional 3 course meal to a sharing feast men u, our chefs have created a range of menus produced using the finest quality ingredients. please refer to our full menu's in our wedding brochure to get the full range.
How long does a typical wedding breakfast take?
it all depends on the size of your wedding party and the style of wedding breakfast you decide to go for. we typically estimate around 2 to 2 and a half hours from start to finish.
can i offer my guests a choice of dishes?
Absolutely! we offer you the choice of 3 options per course including a vegetarian option which will allow your guests to chose how to indulge themselves.
We would like a bbq, but what happens if it rains?
our BBQ is available for weddings booked between April- September. since we cant predict the good old English weather, we always have a plan b! if there is a slight drizzle, we will set out your bbq under our covered outside area, to keep your guests dry, if the heavens open, our chefs will happily still cook your Bbq outside however, we will move the buffet table indoors and serve everything inside to ensure you and your guests don't get wet!
Do you cater for guests with dietary requirements?
absolutely! please let us know in advance of your wedding of any dietary requirements so our chefs can amend or plan dishes to suit your guests needs. we do suggest asking your guests to make you aware of any dietary requirements as soon as possible.
Do you allow outside catering or corkage?
unfortunately not, we do however allow small alcoholic wedding favours, dessert tables & ice cream carts.
Do we need to cater for all of our evening guests?
yes, we recommend that you do. we would hate for any of your guests to miss out on our delicious food!
Do we get to try our food before the big day?
of course! we offer menu tasting evenings a few times a year to ensure you get to try your chosen menu before your big day. the menu tasting is free for you both however, you can invite up to an additional of 4 guests priced at £25pp if you wish to try a wider variety of dishes!
Do you provide a cake stand and knife?
we do! we have a round silver cake stand and decorative knife available for you to use at no extra cost!
Do i need to book a registrar?
you will need to contact alnwick registry office direct on 01665 602870 to book a time slot for your ceremony on your chosen day. don't worry about your day being book by another couple in the meantime, we can hold your chosen date for 10 days free of charge whilst you arrange your registrars.
Dan we have a church ceremony?
of course you can! we will have your reception drinks and canapes at the ready on your arrival to the parlour from your church.
Dhat is your maximum capacity for the ceremony?
we can comfortably hold a maximum of 90 guests for your ceremony.
When do I need to pay for things?
An initial 25% deposit is needed upon booking in order to secure your wedding. A further 50% is needed halfway between the booking date and the wedding date itself. The remaining 25% is due 2 weeks before the wedding day.
What happens if my numbers change or I change my food or drinks options during the process?
We allow a drop in total cost of 10% if your numbers have reduced or you change the menu package. If you need to add people to your wedding day, you can do this at any time up to 2 weeks before your big day!
How do I make payments?
Usually the payments are made during one of your catch up meetings and are accepted by either credit/debit card, cash, payment link or BACS transfer.
How many meetings will I need to have?
We always schedule at least 3 meetings to update details within your wedding contract and help you with the organisation of your day. There are a lot of things to decide so we are always here for a catch up whenever you need!