QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Where can we have our Wedding Ceremony?
There are different parts of the garden that can be used and we also have a chapel that holds 120 people
How many guests can we invite?
We cater for up to 120 guests. We also offer special packages for smaller (more intimate weddings)
Do we have to book the Celebrant?
Yes, you will need to liaise with your chosen celebrant to ensure they are available to conduct the ceremony on the date you have chosen. We can give you the contact details of the local celebrants when you come for a viewing.
Your wedding and reception can run for 7 hours. If you want a longer event, please enquire with our wedding coordinator.
Do you cater for special dietary requirements?
Yes, as long as we know in advance. We can cater for most dietary needs.
What age do you classify a child?
Anyone aged between 5 to 12 is classified as a child. They will be charge at 50% per person rate. Toddlers and babies 4 years old and under are free no charge.
What happens with my Wedding Cake?
We can serve your wedding cake with your coffee station (or other options)
We can pack your cake in cake bags for your guest to take home. We provide standard cake bags, if you want special bags or boxes you will need to provide them.
Can we stay the night before our wedding?
The night of your wedding the Castle Cottage is complimentary. You can choose to hire the Castle Cottage the night before or after your wedding. If available
Do you have guest accommodation?
We have 6 rooms, they all have their own en-suites.
3 doubles and 2 queens that also have a single bed, as well as 1 suite that has a Queen room with a separate lounge with a pull out double bed and single bed. The price includes continental breakfast but can do an upgrade to a hot breakfast.
There are also B&B’s locally. We can give you the contact details of all local accommodation when you book.
What time can we arrive at the Castle on our Wedding Day?
Your wedding is the only wedding on your date here at Avalon Castle. Exclusive hire of the Castle starts at 1 pm or you can per arrange an earlier time if needed.
Can we drop anything off the day before our wedding?
Yes, you can drop table plans, name cards, bonbonnieres, decorations etc. the day before your wedding.
Do you allow children at the Castle?
Yes, we welcome children to the Castle but ask that they are supervised at all times.
Will I need a microphone for the speeches?
We provide you with a wireless microphone for speeches in the Banquet Hall.
What time do we have to finish the party?
In order to conform with our premises license and out of consideration for local residents, all weddings on Friday and Saturday night must finish by 11 pm. Every other day it must finish at 10pm including Sunday.
When do I have to confirm final numbers?
We need an idea of your final numbers 6 weeks prior to your wedding date and actual final numbers and menu need to be confirmed at least 3 weeks before your wedding.
Can my photographer come to the Castle before the wedding to look around?
Yes, as long as you make an appointment beforehand
Is the Castle lit from the outside at night time?
Yes, there are lights to and from the car park of the Castle and there are lights on the wall overlooking the Castle.
Can we come and have a look at the Castle at a weekend?
Yes, you can come for a viewing in the weekend or during the week. Viewings must be booked in advance.
How long can you provisionally hold a date for us?
Once you’ve been for a viewing, we can provisionally hold a date for you for 10 working days. If we haven’t had any other interest in that date by the end of the 10 days we can extend the hold for you but if we do have another couple interested in the date then we will ask you whether you would like to book or release the date at the end of the 10 days.
Will I have one contact at Avalon Castle when planning my wedding or will I deal with a number of different people?
Our Team will work with you thought out your wedding preparation and be there on your wedding day.
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