We have done many weddings here, so we know the ins and outs of everything wedding related!  We are more than happy to try new ideas, the more out there the better, we do love a challenge.  With so many wedding venues out there, we have developed some questions to help you understand how we work.  Thoresby Weddings is unique and with so much to consider we want you to have all the facts.  This list will help if you are starting to plan or are attending a wedding with us! If you can’t see your question answered here, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team!

Venue

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?

Yes, we love tiny humans, Individual by Design can provide highchairs if needed, or let us know if space should be left for a pram at the table. The low-level lighting is child-friendly and we have a number of suppliers you can hire from soft play, to craft and games, though you can never go wrong with some bubbles! We also have baby change facilities located in the disabled toilet and in the ladies’ toilet.

CAN I GET MARRIED AT THORESBY?

Yes, you can get married on our estate, we have a few options for ceremonies at Thoresby. We work with North Notts’ registrars who conduct our civil ceremonies, which take place in our Riding hall, we provide the contact details for you , you will need to tell them your wedding venue and date and they will provide a time and cost of the booking. Take a look at our gallery for examples of how beautiful the room can look for a civil ceremony. If you are looking for a church wedding, Perlethorpe Church is a stunning church on our estate and only a 5-minute stroll through the park for your guests and your wedding car, you can find some amazing pictures in our gallery.  Alternatively, if you are already married and wanted a unique blessing or just the reception we can accommodate some exciting options for you as well.

I HAVE A RELATIVE IN A WHEELCHAIR WILL THERE BE ADEQUATE FACILITIES?

Certainly, we have a large disabled toilet and ample disabled parking – a space can be reserved if you let us know, and there are no steps to navigate anywhere at the venue! The Church St Johns also has a ramp at its entrance.

IS THE VENUE HEATED?

Yes, the Riding Hall has some striking large radiators that keep the hall nice and warm in winter months, in the summer months the thick walls of the Riding Hall keep the venue nice and cool!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE HALL HIRE FEE?

We charge a flat hire rate for the Riding Hall, this includes our planning services and assistance on the day of your wedding. This fee also includes our security team that will look after you and your guests in the evening, once your coordinator has handed over.

WHAT’S THE VENUE CAPACITY?

Venue capacity at Thoresby Weddings:

  • Civil Ceremony- 120
  • Seated Dinner- 60-180
  • Evening Celebrations- 200

These numbers provide ample bar and dance floor space, our Wedding Coordinators can advise on what layouts would work best for your special day

WILL I HAVE ACCESS THE DAY BEFORE TO SET UP MY DÉCOR?

If there is nothing booked in the day before your wedding you are more than welcome to come in and set up tables and any additional décor you have. If there is a wedding the day before we will receive your décor from you earlier in the week and go through everything to ensure we have everything we need! We can do practice tables in the weeks before your wedding and work from pictures if you struggle to visualise how your décor will look. We also work with a number of venue dressers that have all the latest trends in wedding décor that can take care of all the trimmings for you! We have a wide range of skills for setting up your décor, our attention to detail is borderline OCD so, we are perfectionists and want everything to be perfect for you!

Bar

CAN I PROVIDE MY OWN BOOZE?

Yes, but we do charge a corkage of £7 per bottle. Sometimes this can save money for example if a relative is gifting you the drinks, or through a large work discount, you are able to do it for less. Mostly our bar provider has a very competitive offer and will save you the hassle of getting the booze to us.

IS CORKAGE ANOTHER WAY VENUES MAKE MONEY?

No, not with us anyway! Some venues may charge a very high corkage to dissuade you from bringing your own alcohol, we are happy to accommodate your wishes. The Bay Tree bar has a very reasonable price list to cover its basic running costs, to have additional tables set up for welcome drinks and the additional staff to serve incurs this cost, none of this fee goes to us the venue.

WHAT IS CORKAGE?

Corkage is the service fee attached to providing your own alcohol and includes the following…

  • Receiving the booze and storing
  • Chilling and the fridge space to keep it cool
  • Glassware, set on tables to serve the drinks in
  • Garnishes or ice required
  • Staff to serve your drinks
  • Disposal of the boxes and bottles

Any unused bottles are returned to you and guidance can be given on quantities you would need for your wedding! All bars and restaurants have inflated prices to cover the additional costs for all of the above, this just means that you can drop your booze off and know everything else is taken care of, perfect!