A relaxed tipi wedding venue
The Old Vicarage was created from the love of our beautiful rural setting and inspired by the wildlife and nature that calls us home. Open from April to Mid-October, our setting makes a stunning backdrop cross Spring, Summer and Autumn. Set away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, The Old Vicarage provides a secret paradise exclusively for you and your guests. Our indoor and outside licensed wedding places are the Pergola and Osbourne Suite.
Ceremony and Reception
You'll walk through The Old Vicarage main entrance doors down to a 100 foot hessian bridal path to our Pergola made of Oak and Larch. It’s bordered on one side by the stream and two sides, under a great purpleleaf plum tree (Prunus cerasifera) trees. There’s daisies and buttercups, hazel, willow and oak are watched by the elder, guardian of the woodlands. Giant bull rushes and reeds on the waterwheel island give a feel of another time, another place. If you've already tied the knot elsewhere (often with our overseas couples) then you can have a totally personalized ceremony out on the grass, pergola or in the tipi.
You'll seat 4 to 150 guests in comfort outside the pergola.
Straw bales with coloured rugs look rustic on the grass for bigger numbers.
You'll have space in the Pergola for the Registrars (the two Council officers who officially marry you), and two witnesses make sure you contact them pronto to arrange your ceremony date & time.
There's room for musicians, piano or Celtic harp.
The pergola has big beams & cross members in the roof are perfect for decoration, whether its a simple strand of white wedding bunting, a twist of wild ivy or more elaborate flowers.
Ceremonies tend to take place early to mid afternoon with your reception in the tipis, closing down at midnight. The Cave Bar a great focal point for any wedding and perfect pre and post - ceremony drinks & canapes. We have a heavy duty gazebos for wet weather days and to protect musicians.
After about an hour and a half in this lovely idyllic area for photos, on our bridal swing and tree over the river, drinks and garden games, it is time to go over your decorated bridge with coconut matting to the entrance of the 3 hat tipis and chillout tipi with sofas, twinkly lights, bar chairs and benches and tables for your main reception, being announced into the tipi as please be upstanding for the entrance of the newly married couple Mr and Mrs …,
Speeches and hugging, dining and dancing until midnight. There is plenty of room for little people to run and play in the play area or stepping stones and the big firepit will be lit at dusk so you can come outside and sit round the fire with a drink, maybe with marshmallows on sticks, all under the stars.
We welcome the whole family!
The Old Vicarage is a dog friendly rustic tipi wedding venue.
We welcome your pets to share the experience of your magical day.