Are Chinese lanterns allowed?
Unfortunately not because of the harm they can cause to livestock.
Are fireworks allowed?
Out of consideration for neighbours and livestock, professional fireworks are permitted on 5 November and 31 December only.
Are tables, chairs and benches included in hire price?
Yes. There are also four wooden highchairs available for babies.
Do you have a sound limiter, and what is it set at?
Yes, we do have a sound limiter in place. It is set at legal requirement, which is 92 decibels. All amplified music, bands and discos, must be played through this system.
Does Curradine Barns have disabled access and facilities?
Yes. There is a ramp for wheelchairs and a disabled toilet.
How many guests can be seated for a civil ceremony?
Granary Barn is licensed for up to 110 guests and Barley Barn for up to 150 guests.
Is confetti allowed?
Natural or organic confetti, e.g. dried flower petals, is permitted.
Is there a car park?
There is a large car park providing ample spaces for guests. Cars may be left overnight, at the owner’s risk, for collection the next morning by 10.00am. Coaches can drop off and collect guests; please confirm the drop-off and collection points with the Events Team.
Is there access to the courtyard for a wedding car?
A wedding car may be driven into the courtyard through the double gates for a perfect photo opportunity.
Is there heating and air conditioning?
Both Granary Barn and Barley Barn have under floor heating. There is central heating throughout the rest of the building and a woodburner in the lounge/bar area is lit during the winter months. Barley Barn has air conditioning units that can be adjusted to heat or cool.
What about music during the ceremony?
Many couples book classical musicians to provide music during the ceremony. However pre-recorded music is also popular. Songs must be approved by Worcestershire District Registration Team. There are many power sockets located around the barns to plug in a mini sound system or MP3 player or you can bring a CD/MP3 player to play through the Barns’ system.
What happens to the chairs after a civil ceremony?
The furniture is removed swiftly after the ceremony.
What photographic locations are available?
Curradine Barns is situated in a beautiful spot with lots of photographic opportunities inside and out. There are lovely gardens overlooking the church next door and pasture land all around for those arty or romantic shots. Either from the minstrel’s gallery or through the window of Granary Cottage is great for taking elevated shots of the whole wedding party. Your photographer is welcome to visit the venue by appointment before your wedding.
Where can guests leave coats and presents?
Coats can be left in the cloakroom at the far end of the lounge area.
Food and Drink Questions
Can we create our own menu?
Yes, we will work with you to provide the perfect menu on your wedding day.
Can we order additional bottles of wine?
Yes, you can order additional wines to be served during your meal.
Can we supply our own wine?
All the various drinks required are included in your chosen menu package. Our licensed bar will open straight after your ceremony.
Can you cater for our guests who are vegetarian or have food allergies?
Yes, we have vegetarian options in our Fine Food packages and we can also provide a different menu to accommodate guests who have food allergies.
Do you have a cake stand and cake knife?
Yes. Please speak to the Events Team about the cake stand and knife when discussing your menu.
Do you have food options available for children?
We have included a delicious and healthy selection of children’s food. We suggest that if a child is under two years old you arrange for the parents to bring something suitable for them. If they are aged between two and ten, we offer a three-course children’s meal option. Guests aged eleven or over are charged at the full adult package price. Orange juice and mineral water will be available throughout.
How many canapés do you suggest?
We recommend four canapés per person.
I have a copy of an old menu brochure but would like a dish from the new menu brochure. Is this possible?
You can choose dishes from any of our brochures and you still pay the same package price that you were quoted when you paid your catering deposit.
If we choose the Standard package, can we have canapés?
Yes, you can add canapés as an upgrade.
Is it possible to choose a couple of dishes?
We recommend that you choose one starter, one main course and one dessert.
Is it possible to choose drinks from the other packages if we choose the Deluxe package?
Yes, we are flexible with the wine and are happy to accommodate your selection.
Should we provide our contractors with a meal?
We recommend that you provide any of your contractors with a meal if they will be spending more than five hours at your wedding. We have two options available; we can provide either a two-course meal from your wedding breakfast menu or a packed lunch. It is a good idea to let your contractors know what to expect, i.e. a meal or a packed lunch.
What drinks are included in the menu packages?
Two to three reception drinks per person, half a bottle of wine per person and a glass of bubbly for the toast per person. We also serve complimentary orange juice and mineral water (still and sparkling) during the drinks reception and mineral water during the meal.