Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5PM & Bank Holidays

Guide to the 2018 Wedding Fayre

It’s almost time for our Wedding Fayre! If you are planning on coming along here’s a handy guide to how to make the most of the day!


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11am Doors Open – Don’t forget to pick up a wedding goody bag our entrance.

11:10 Get a good look at our barn, which will have been decorated by Jessica from Vintage Your Day and our volunteer florists. Get some inspiration or imagine how the barn could look on your big day.

11:30 Head down the Marquee and start meeting our amazing suppliers. A full list of who will be there can be found here!

12pm The Sand Ceremony – In the barn see this wonderful visual ceremony lead by celebrant Miranda Ash. Our brides will be modelling dresses from Erica’s Real Green Dress Collection and holding flower creations by Florescence. Hair and makeup is by Emma The Hair & Beauty Artist. Our groom will be modelling a suit from Bartlett and Butcher. The ceremony will end with a set by Tobiah, a Singer/Songwriter whose poignant lyrics touch hearts with life-affirming stories of love and endurance.

1pm have you met our Wedding Coordinator Hannah? Hannah can answer all your questions about getting married at Gilbert Whites.
2pm Gather under our 280 year old oak in the Great Mead. Miranda Ash from Celebrations for All, will be demonstrating Hand-fasting, this symbolic ritual going back to Celtic times.

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2:30 Have you got your free glass of lemonade from our converted Horse box outside the barn or perhaps you’d like a pancake? Sit back on hay bales provided by Bales4Events and enjoy the beautiful view!
2:45 Take the opportunity to visit our nominated caterers, Clementine Catering, Vanilla Catering and Wise Catering who will be providing samples of their food for you to taste.

3pm Meet The Mind Boggler Chris Hare as he boggles your mind in our marquee.
3:30 Do you have a photographer yet? Well we have options! Including Brian and Wendy from BC Digiphot will be ready to talk to you in our Marquee as will the Alternative Wedding Photographer Hana Laurie (who will be photographing our ceremonies). We also have The Fancy Mirror Booth located in our barn.

3:45 Just enough time to play with our Garden Games will be located on our lawn in front of the house, have a go at checkers, Jenga or pick up sticks! These are available for your use on your wedding day!

4pm Time to go home, put your feet up and discuss all the new ideas you have!