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    • AmandaM54
      CommentAuthorAmandaM54
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 9th 2015
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    Hi All,

    I'm new here and hoping you can help? We have a wedding provisionally booked for next year but really want to look into the possibility of a barn/marquee wedding outdoors before we commit as this would be much more 'us'. Trouble is, I don't know where to start? I know that Marquees are quite expensive, are there many that would also do the catering etc? We are looking at the North Yorkshire area.

    Does anyone have any experience of this type of wedding? Can anyone give me a rough idea of total cost for this type of thing? We have a venue in mind and know the cost of this so just need to know what were looking at with regards to a marquee, toilet hire, catering etc

    Thank you all, and congratulations on your engagements! :)
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    • LadyC
      CommentAuthorLadyC
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 9th 2015
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    Hello, welcome and congratulations!

    I have no experience with marquee weddings, but barn weddings are so popular these days and are so beautiful. Have you tried Googling 'barn wedding North Yorkshire'? I'm sure there are loads of gorgeous ones in your area.

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    • FutureMrsW
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsW
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 9th 2015
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    Hi Amanda and welcome :)

    We've not booked a venue yet either as we are still scoping out different options. My advice would be to start by deciding on three things:

    1) The date of the wedding/time of year you're planning for.
    2) The total number of guests you are planning to have at the wedding (do a spreadsheet with everyone on it).
    3) The ceremony - do you want your ceremony to be separate in a church or registry office followed by a reception at a venue, or would you want to have both the ceremony and reception at the same venue?

    After you have this info you can start looking at venues in your area. G00gling will bring up several different sites who will offer different options in your area. Find the ones that suit your ceremony, budget and guest numbers and contact them for further information and to have a look around. There are several barn venues near me that offer complete packaged with catering etc. included but they can be quite pricey. The different options kinda become clearer the more you look into it.

    As a budgeting tip, and depending how much you are willing to arrange things yourself, a good cheap option can be village halls in your area. My sister is getting married next year at a rural village hall, with a hired hogroast etc. in the evening, and the venue hire was only £450 for the Friday, Saturday (day of the wedding) and sunday. However, she is putting a lot of time and effort into decorating etc. herself, so I guess it depends on what you're after for the big day.




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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 9th 2015
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    Hi Amanda!

    We would have loved to do this - something like a massive log cabin and then have our evening suite as a log cabin for two as we loved the cabins!

    It depends what you're looking for if you're prepared to organise a lot of it yourself and decorate barns yourself you can probably do it fairly cheap providing you're creative! This would be best if you were having a church wedding then you can just choose a local farm as they aren't licensed for ceremonies but I'm sure the farmers would jump at the idea of making money out a wedding especially in NYshire where there's a high population of farmers.

    If you were looking for something where the venue arranges all there is somewhere fairly local depending where you live(near Guisborough or somewhere i think the venue is. They do an all in package organised in the type of a summer festival which sounded great but was £14000 for the package - much more than the standard package - have a think about the answer to the other brides suggestions and see what your options are :)

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    • AmandaM54
      CommentAuthorAmandaM54
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    Wow thanks so much for your replies! It is a lot to think about. We are hoping for July/August next year and have guest numbers and even have a location we like for the reception. I'm just waiting for them to get back to me with a list of recommended suppliers but also trying to look myself for mobile bars/ice cream vans/catering vans and other entertainments etc.
    Marquees are coming up far too expensive but the venue we like offers to decorate the barns and includes hay bales and bunting and fairy lights etc.
    We would still need some tables and chairs hired from somewhere and entertainment
    I will look into the village halls too, there is one not far from us which has lots of outside space too so that could be great!
    Where are you all getting married?
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Aug 9th 2015
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    We had a marquee but this was a permanent marquee by the manor house we hired so didn't cost extra, everything was included in the package. Quite a lot of venues have permanent marquees up in their grounds now.

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    • Sam G 2b May 2016
      CommentAuthorSam G 2b May 2016
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 10th 2015
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    Hi Amanda, there's a venue in Great Ayton called Wh!nst0n3 V!ew which is a barn, if that's anywhere close to where you are looking? xx
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    • Sam G 2b May 2016
      CommentAuthorSam G 2b May 2016
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      Posted: Aug 10th 2015
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    Just seen you are from Billingham, I'm in Thornaby! Where have you already seen that you like? xx
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    • Becci93
      CommentAuthorBecci93
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    That's the one I saw Sam G but it's £14000 for their package which I thought was really dear, although it looks fab

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Aug 10th 2015
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    We went to a friends wedding in Wales in June and I think it was s out the same in cost as you have to hire to tipi and then add on the cost of a kitchen too which bumps the price up by 5k! It was a beautiful wedding tho- they managed to make it very informal but lavish at the same time

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    • MichelleC961
      CommentAuthorMichelleC961
      Got married 33 months ago
      Posted: Aug 10th 2015
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    Not sure if this place is near you but g00gl3 t1p1ch1c - they seem to do various sizes xx

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    • Sam G 2b May 2016
      CommentAuthorSam G 2b May 2016
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    Yeah Rebecca, we considered it but its way out of our budget xx
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    • AmandaM54
      CommentAuthorAmandaM54
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 10th 2015
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    Hiya, it's D33pdal3 F4rm, o had also seen the one you mentioned and it's way too much for us unfortunately x

    Ah Thornaby not far at all! When are you getting married?

    I'll have a look thanks Michelle x
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    • Sam G 2b May 2016
      CommentAuthorSam G 2b May 2016
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2015
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    We are getting married on 28th May next year :-) have you looked a little further away? There are some nice venues in Scarborough/Whitby xx
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    • AmandaM54
      CommentAuthorAmandaM54
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 12th 2015
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    I've gone full circle now and gone with my Original venue! I think the barn was going to work out too expensive, plus you can't trust the English weather, so we've decided to go back to the castle :-)
    Thank you all for all your help! X
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    • Sam G 2b May 2016
      CommentAuthorSam G 2b May 2016
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    Lovely, what venue did you pick? xx
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    • AmandaM54
      CommentAuthorAmandaM54
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    Walw0rth castle in Darlington, where did you choose? I'm so excited now! Can't wait to go dress shopping!
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    • FutureMrsW
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsW
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    Oh a castle sounds lovely! Bit jelly - would have loved a castle wedding but the only one within a feasible area to us is just too pricey.

    Good luck with the planning!




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    • AmandaM54
      CommentAuthorAmandaM54
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      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    Thank you, we love it :-) where have you picked? X
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    • FutureMrsW
      CommentAuthorFutureMrsW
      Got married 3 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    We've not really looked at places yet as we are still chasing up the vicar to set our date properly! We'll start looking at some venues once we know the date is fixed, there are a couple of nice country hotels near us with good deals that we're considering.

    Can't wait to go have a look around! x




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    • AmandaM54
      CommentAuthorAmandaM54
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    ooh lovely, hope you get sorted with vicar soon so you can get looking! :) I cant wait to start looking for a dress now, itching to get started but everyone is always busy when I'm free - I have no patience!
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    • Sam G 2b May 2016
      CommentAuthorSam G 2b May 2016
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      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    We're getting married at [email protected] [email protected] on the way to Whitby, although its more of a marquee venue as only part of the castle still stands. Its a great mix of the two though :) xx
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    • AmandaM54
      CommentAuthorAmandaM54
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    oh wow! that looks amazing!
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    • Sam G 2b May 2016
      CommentAuthorSam G 2b May 2016
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      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    Thank you, I love that it is so different to anything I've seen, although I've seen lots of gorgeous barns and marquees on wedding blogs, I've not seen anything quite like Danby! xx
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    • AmandaM54
      CommentAuthorAmandaM54
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: Aug 13th 2015
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    I looked at somewhere like that, I think it had a hall though so wasn't as ruined as Danby, cant remember what it was called, I love it, the pics will be stunning! :)
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