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    Q: What facilities are there for disabled people? A: There are several steps leading from the barn terrace up to a pathway to the Archer’s hall which can be accessed via a ramp. We have a selection of ramps which can be moved and placed where required. There is a disabled toilet which has a tarmac pathway leading to it, located adjacent to the car-park. This toilet can accommodated a mobility scooter or wheelchair. In the barn there is ambulant disabled toilet, this has to be accessed down a small step but has handrails either side for support. We also have coir matting we can place over gravel areas if required. Please speak to your wedding coordinator if you have any guests attending your wedding who may require assistance.

    Q: What is included in the hire charge? A: The hire charge includes hire of tithe barn, archer’s hall, 6ft round tables for wedding breakfast, wooden calcutta chairs, trestle tables for top table/cake/gifts, three wooden high chairs and an easel for the table plan.

    Q: Do you supply any extra items? A: Ufton Court can supply garden games (giant jenga, croquet, quoits, table tennis etc), glass hurricane lamps with candles for table centrepieces or window sills, stainless steel roma garden torches to line pathways and a selection of voile or bunting. 

    Q: Do you charge corkage? A: No we don’t. You can bring your own alcohol for the reception drinks, wedding breakfast and toast. In the evening the caterers will stock and run the bar.

    Q: Can we use our own caterer? A: No, when you sit down for your wedding breakfast, your wedding coordinator hands over site responsibility to the caterer. Our preferred caterers have worked with us over a number of years so know all our site emergency contacts and assembly points. We have checked all their certificates and credentials and they are familiar with the catering equipment at Ufton Court. They are also responsible for checking in and out all table cloths, crockery, cutlery, glassware and providing friendly, reliable staff. The caterer is also responsible for providing all food for your wedding, including the evening.

    Q: Do we have to use any of your other preferred suppliers? A: As well as the caterers, if you are opting for venue lighting, please only use our lighting specialists. Our preferred supplier list is all people we know from previous weddings at Ufton Court who we trust to deliver a great service.

    Q: Can we have sparklers and/or fireworks: A: We do not allow sparklers. You may, however, book fireworks with a licensed firework company. Please liase with your wedding

    coordinator to arrange a site visit for your firework company to do a risk assessment and show insurance certificates. The firework display has to be before 10pm and we request bridal couples choose the low noise package option with no mortar shells due to livestock in the neighbouring field.

    Q: Can we hire in our own chairs? A: No, unfortunately due to lack of storage facilities at Ufton Court we have no space to store our wedding chairs if others are hired in. We also do not allow the seat pads to be changed.

    Q: Are we allowed candles? A: Yes, as long as the candle is contained, either in a tea light holder or hurricane lantern. We do not allow lit candelabras as table centrepieces as these post a fire risk in our timber framed barn.

    Q: Do you have a PA system for music, microphone or a projector and screen for speeches? A: Yes we do have a PA system which you can plug an iPod into for ceremony or background music. A projector can also be hired for speeches etc. Please ask your wedding coordinator for more information.

    Q: Do you offer accommodation for weddings at Ufton Court? A: We do not offer accommodation for weddings at Ufton Court.

    Q: Can our guests or our wedding photographer use a drone to take pictures during our wedding day at Ufton Court? A: No we do not permit drones to be used on the premises.

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