Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a list of our most frequently asked questions. We hope that all of your questions are answered, but if you would like some more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Are you licensed for Wedding Ceremonies?
Yes we are licensed under The Sudbury Registry Office (Tel. 01787 314050.) Ceremonies can take place in The Maltings (up to 150 people,) or The Kiln Room is available for smaller ceremonies (30 people in total.)
Do you offer Drinks Packages?
We offer three drinks packages – bronze, silver and gold, and we like to give you the opportunity to ‘create your own drinks package.’ You are not obliged to choose one, and we are happy to work with you to come up with any alterations to meet your requirements.
Do you charge Corkage fees?
We prefer to provide the drinks for your event, and find that it normally works out to be the best value option. However if you wish to provide wine for the tables we would allow this and would charge a corkage fee of £5 per bottle. If you wish to provide your own sparkling wine/champagne for a reception drink and/or toast the corkage would be £10 a bottle. At the end of the wedding breakfast, we would insist that any further drinks were purchased from the Bar.
Do you have enough car parking spaces for our Guests?
We have a car park at the front of The Venue, and another larger car park at the rear, so there are plenty of spaces for car parking.
Can our Guests leave their cars at The Venue overnight?
Cars are permitted to be left overnight, but this is entirely at the owner’s risk, and they must be collected by 11am the next day.
Can we bring in our own Suppliers?
Apart from the caterer, you are free to choose your own suppliers.
We have a recommended supplier list of reputable companies, but you are not under obligation to use them.
Is there any Accommodation on site?
We do not have any accommodation on site, but we have a recommended accommodation list of hotels and B&B’s in the area.
What is included in the Venue Hire Fee?
The Venue hire price includes the use of the Maltings function room, the Kiln room, the Gallery bar and outside patio area, as well as access to the gardens and grounds for your photos. It also includes a fully stocked bar with staff, a Wedding Coordinator and tables and chairs as necessary for your ceremony (if applicable) and reception. We do not provide chair covers (apart from in certain wedding packages.) There is an additional fee to hold your ceremony at The Venue. We do not charge Vat.
Are there any restrictions on decorating The Venue, and when will we have access to decorate?
It is up to you to decorate for your event as you wish. We would request that nothing that will cause permanent marks/damage after it is removed is used. Nearer the time of your event we will be able to advise you of a suitable time for preparing for your Event.
Are we allowed Candles on the tables?
Candles in containers are permitted.
Are we allowed Confetti?
Bio-degradable Confetti is allowed on the lawn area, to the side of The Venue.
Do you provide a cake stand?
We do not provide a cake stand or knife.
Do you provide High Chairs?
No, we do not have any high chairs.
Do you have Resident DJ/Disco?
We prefer to let you choose your own evening entertainment. We have plenty of room to accommodate a disco and/or live band. We do include a DJ with certain wedding packages.
Is there a set amount of money that must be spent behind the bar?
No, there is not a set amount that must be spent behind the bar.
What time will our Event finish?
Last orders at the bar will be at 11.30pm, with music to finish and Guests to depart at midnight. We strongly advise that taxi’s and transport are pre-arranged. We are able to apply for a late licence, for which there would be an additional charge.
Are we allowed Fireworks?
Yes, but not after 11 pm.
Do we have to pay for staff?
Venue and bar staff will be provided by The Venue, and waiting staff will be provided by the caterer.
If you would like any further information, please contact us and we will get back in touch as soon as possible.