Weddings at Sheepdrove
The Perfect Backdrop for Your Wedding Day
A Wedding Venue Like No Other
Welcome to Sheepdrove and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
Sheepdrove is an exclusive use wedding venue on the Berkshire and Oxfordshire border within easy drive of London.
Our venue is exclusively yours to share with your loved ones on your wedding day with access the day prior to your celebrations to prepare the rooms and create your dream day.
Surrounded by two thousand acres of green pastures, fields of heritage grains, wildflower meadows, native broadleaf woods, and miles and miles of hedgerows, Sheepdrove’s sustainable carbon neutral wedding venue is set within a twenty acre estate of scenic gardens and naturalistic grounds that include an aromatic herb garden, ancient oak woodland and a long lake with pontoon and boathouse.
Full and exclusive hire of the venue includes three unique and versatile spaces of size with seating for up to 150 guests to hold your celebration, plus an array of picturesque indoor and outdoor spaces for all aspects of your wedding day, with no additional exclusivity fees.
Our Oak and Beech Rooms make impressive ceremony locations and our Dining Hall and Courtyard Hall are fantastic places for dining and drinks. With each space being suited for different elements of the day, these stunning settings add up to one wonderful wedding day.
Couples are welcome to completely tailor their wedding and transform our versatile venue to fit their own ideas, imagination and style – Sheepdrove is yours for the day and you can decorate it as you wish. If you are searching for your dream wedding venue then please come along and see all that Sheepdrove has to offer.
Your countryside wedding starts here!
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Take a Look Around
Watch this video tour for a taste of the indoor and outdoor settings that are all yours to enjoy on your wedding day, including rustic farm building with vintage tractors and antique gypsy caravan, tree-lined courtyard, scenic lake and charming boathouse, and our onsite accommodation. Sheepdrove’s sustainable wedding venue is situated in the heart of unspoilt Berkshire countryside and set within twenty acres of flower meadows, wild woodland and naturalistic gardens and grounds so perfect backdrops for your wedding photos are not in short supply. Why not come and visit us in person and see for yourself? Get In Touch here.
Planning for Your Big Day
Your Wedding at Sheepdrove
Yes, fully exclusive use of site Friday 09:00 – 16:00 and Saturday 09:00 – midnight; no conveyor belt weddings at Sheepdrove!
Ceremony: Up to 150
Reception: Up to 170
Dining: Up to 140
Licensed for Marriages & Civil Partnerships
Yes, every kind of wedding ceremony including alternative ceremonies
Yes, beautiful local countryside churches in the Lambourn Valley perfect for a religious ceremony
Live Music & DJs
Yes, excellent acoustics
Yes, 135 free spaces
Yes, building includes lift, level access, disabled toilet and disabled parking
Yes, in both venue and accommodation
Yes, eco-friendly biodegradable confetti such as dried flower petals
Photo Hots Spots
A wealth of indoor and outdoor settings, including ceremony, reception and dining halls all with vaulted ceilings and exposed wooden beams, spiral staircase, rook’s nest tower, willow moon gate arch, cosy library with sofas and brass candelabra, aromatic herb garden, tree lined courtyard and sculpture, thyme clock, flint amphitheatre, wooden archway sculpture, pole barn with gypsy caravan, vintage tractors and animals sculpture, long lake and pontoon, picturesque lakeside boathouse, ancient oak woodland, adjacent flower meadows and miles upon miles of scenery around the farm.
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Yes, in secluded lakeside Boathouse
Overnight Guest Accommodation
Yes, on site farm cottage sleeps up to 18, plus excellent choice of B&B and Hotel accommodation in Lambourn, Hungerford and Newbury
Wedding Prep Rooms Available
Yes, choose from The Beech Room and The Rook’s Nest in the venue itself or book our accommodation Woodend and dress up in Room No. 1 British White with its lovely four poster or opt to get ready in our lakeside boathouse
Tipis, Yurts and Tents
Yes, contact our partners –
07917 792 941
07780 615 200
Food and Drink
Seated Meal and Buffet Meal Facilities
Furniture and Facilities Included in Hire
West Berkshire, between Hungerford and Newbury, in North Wessex Downs Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty
Easily accessible from M4 motorway (20 minutes), Heathrow (60 minutes) and Didcot Parkway from London Paddington (40 minutes rail plus 35 minutes taxi)
Set in beautiful West Berkshire countryside with stunning views and spectacular scenery, Sheepdrove is a venue like no other – authentic, sustainable, natural, modern but with a heart. A choice of unique rooms and diverse indoor and outdoor spaces deliver a flexible, versatile location to host a truly bespoke celebration.
Sheepdrove abounds with photo opportunities for a picture-perfect wedding, from the high vaulted spaces of the majestic Oak Room and the Courtyard Hall to the intimate circular tower top Rook’s Nest and the peace and tranquillity of the long lake.
Sheepdrove is conveniently located with close motorway, rail and airport links and ample free parking. Click here for directions.
Unique Indoor Spaces
A year round wedding destination, Sheepdrove has a variety of versatile interiors to suit all moods and needs, including the Courtyard Hall and Gallery, Library, Beech Room and Rook’s Nest tower.
Dining Hall and Gallery
Light and airy, the Dining Hall features an open professional kitchen with indoor rotisserie and pizza oven and opens out on to the Courtyard and Physic Garden, two beautiful outdoor spaces for drinks before and during your celebration. Make a grand entrance to your wedding party as a newly wed couple by descending the spectacular central spiral staircase to join your guests at table.
Gardens and Grounds
Full access to all the gardens and grounds including pole barn with antique gypsy caravan, vintage tractors and wooden animals sculpture and the grassy walkway through the high wooden arch down to the veteran oaks of Nut Wood and the rushy, carp-filled long lake with picturesque pontoon and boat house. There is plenty of room for food vans or spit roast, giant jenga, a photo booth or an outdoor stage for a band. Straw bales and old fashioned tractor in the courtyard available on request!
Sheepdrove’s south facing, sun-filled, tree-lined, central courtyard is a perfect space for meeting, mingling and welcome drinks. As the sun sets the Courtyard is transformed with fire pits and our beautifully illuminated trees.
The Oak Room
The cathedral-like vaulted Oak Room provides a unique setting for ceremonies and celebrations. Space and flexibility are the hallmarks of Sheepdrove and our rooms can be themed to your heart’s content. Sheepdrove is your blank canvas for your big day and, with abundant character features in and outside the venue, our organic farm has everything you need for an unforgettable wedding.
The Physic Garden
The Dining Hall opens out on to the Physic Garden, another beautifully designed outdoor space for your guests to meet and mingle. Bordered by fragrant flowers and plants, this landscaped aromatic herb garden with its winding gravel paths, flint amphitheatre and thyme clock is a lovely location for your pictures.
Stay on site at Woodend, a renovated farm building set around a sunny courtyard with nine en-suite double bedrooms that comfortably sleeps up to eighteen. There is a large private garden with an ample lawn for barbecues, games and relaxation. Staying at Woodend with your family and bridesmaids is a lovely way to get the celebrations started.
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Looking for somewhere special for your wedding night? A private spot, tucked away from it all but near enough to make things easy? Sheepdrove is also proud to offer the secluded Boathouse in the tranquil setting of the long lake. Find out more.
For weddings that require more on-site accommodation, the surrounding meadows are available for tents or yurts.
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Sustainable and Eco-Friendly
From the moment you choose Sheepdrove as the home of your special day, you’re making a great step towards a more sustainable and eco-friendly wedding. Sheepdrove is a member of the Sustainable Wedding Alliance; we care deeply about the environment and are wholeheartedly committed to sustainability with many green projects and initiatives, including our 2,000 acre regenerative organic farm, 900 solar panels, two wind turbines, all central heating from geothermal energy from our ground source heat pump, rewilding and nature conservation projects, grey water recycling and an eco-friendly green building. From design to construction and operation, every detail was considered and only non-toxic, ethical, recycled, sustainable and local materials used to create a building that is operationally net zero carbon.
Secluded, peaceful and exclusive use, only hosting one wedding per day regardless of your wedding size, Sheepdrove is simply perfect for a relaxed, personal, intimate wedding with friends and family. There are outdoor as well as indoor ceremony and reception options, including the flint amphitheatre in the herb garden, the lakeside boathouse and pontoon or the tipi paddock for a festival feel. Why not say ‘I do’ in the chapel like Beech Room, our smaller ceremony room, then gather family and friends for a champagne reception in the Reception Hall, Courtyard or Herb Garden, followed by a wedding breakfast in the Upper Gallery of the Dining Hall. Sheepdrove provides a perfect combination of classic and characterful rustic features such as high vaulted ceilings and exposed wooden beams seamlessly mixed with a stylish contemporary feel like floor-to-ceiling windows and designer and bespoke furniture. The charming Rook’s Nest Tower is available as a Bridal Prep Room and there is always the option to book Woodend Lodge (sleeps up to 18 people) and/or The Boathouse (sleeps up to 2-4 people) for the night prior and wedding night.
Dreaming of a tipi wedding? Sheepdrove’s Tipi Meadow is the perfect setting for a striking, magical and wildly romantic tipi wedding. These fabulous blank canvas structures suit every style from formal to festival, luxe to boho, chic to natural, allowing for full creativity on decor and delivering instant wow factor. The natural canvas and wooden poles of these stunning structures blend beautifully with the surrounding meadows and woodland and the stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty we are located in provides the perfect backdrop to your celebration. Get in touch with our partners, award winning and family run Forest Edge Tipis to find out more! Please call 07917 792941 or send an email
If Sheepdrove looks like the perfect venue for you, then you are likely to have some questions. There’ll be a huge amount of information to take away after your viewing so we have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions for you to refer to and read at your leisure.
Good Question! Here at Sheepdrove we understand that every couple is different and that their wedding day should be uniquely their own.
Firstly, Sheepdrove is exclusive-use only so each couple has all of the rooms at their disposal on their special day as well as a set up day prior to wedding.
Space and flexibility are the hallmarks of Sheepdrove. With a choice of cathedral-like spaces licensed for civil ceremonies, bright and airy reception and dining areas both with high vaulted ceilings, stunning stairways, and gallery areas, and two quirkier rooms to fit to your purpose, plus abundant character features in and outside the venue, our organic farm has everything you need for an unforgettable wedding.
Moreover, you can theme the rooms to your heart’s content. Sheepdrove is your blank canvas – you may hang lights and drapery and there are no restrictions on large flower arches or candles.
A Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our site stretches across 2,000 acres of beautiful organic farm land and the building itself is set in four square miles of picture perfect landscaped grounds that include an aromatic herb garden, ancient oak woodland and a long lake with pontoon and boathouse.
Sheepdrove is an eco-friendly green wedding venue and sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. More and more couples are taking a look at what they can do to take care of and be a little kinder to the world we share. Choosing an environmentally aware venue that takes sustainability seriously will cut the carbon footprint of your celebration.
You are welcome to visit Sheepdrove ahead of your wedding day. Weekdays from 9am-5pm are best but you may also book a time that suits you. Please call 01488 674747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Sheepdrove has two beautiful licensed rooms for your civil ceremony. Both have high timber vaulted ceilings. The Oak Room is licensed for up to 150 guests and Beech Room is licensed up to 50 guests. You will need to book your ceremony time with the West Berkshire Registration office directly and they will guide you through their costs and procedures.
You can invite up to 150 guests for your ceremony and up to 170 guests for your reception.
As an Existing Approved Premises, Sheepdrove is permitted to use any outdoor areas within the grounds of the venue for civil wedding and civil partnership registrations, the location for the ceremony must be assessed to be seemly and dignified by the registrar and other requirements for public access and signage must also be met. Possible locations include beside the lake at The Boathouse, in the herb garden at The Flint Amphitheatre, in The Tipi Paddock or in our ancient woodland Nut Wood.
If your heart is set on an outdoor and/or celebrant led ceremony in a location and style all your own, simply book a separate date to legally register your marriage beforehand (similar to the continental marriage process where the legal marriage and the wedding celebration are performed separately). For outdoor ceremonies we suggest that you work with an independent celebrant and a wedding planner.
Alison Carter Springwood Ceremonies Call 7766 750 446 or send an email
Miranda Ash Call 07729 011265 or send an email www.celebrationsforall.com
Sharon Gordon Call 07722 203636 or send an email www.sharongordoncelebrant.com
Recommended Wedding Planners
Forest Edge Tipis Call 07917 792941 or or send an email www.forestedgetipis.com
Fusion Events Call 01488 491354 or 07870 563966 or send an email www.fusionliveevents.com
Lucy Ann Events Call 07501 402407 or send an email www.lucyannevents.co.uk
The Beech Room is the perfect ceremony room for a more intimate wedding of up to 50 guests, then choose from The Courtyard, Herb Garden or Reception Hall for your drinks reception and the Lower or Upper Dining Room for your wedding breakfast. The Rook’s Nest offers a uniquely quirky bridal prep room and the combination of The Reception Hall, Gallery and Library provide the ideal setting for your evening celebration.
Yes. You can hold an outside ceremony, celebration and reception in the Tipi Meadow with our partners the award winning, family run and Sheepdrove based Forest Edge Tipis. Please call 07917 792941 or send an email / www.forestedgetipis.com
If you want to sleep under the stars we suggest you contact our recommended Bell Tent supplier Moonflower Events
Call 07780615200 or send an email www.moonflowerevents.com
Yes. We welcome Celebrant-Led Ceremonies and Renewal of Vows.
We feature independent and humanist celebrants in our listing of wedding suppliers. Wedding celebrants lead bespoke, personal and meaningful commitment ceremonies that celebrate each couple’s love. A wedding celebrant can also marry you anywhere at Sheepdrove, beside the lake, at the Boathouse, in the woodland, the herb garden, the meadow, or the tipis.
All celebrants are trained in creating non-religious, semi-religious, new age or holistic ceremonies. When couples are from a mixed faith background, a celebrant can help to create a unique ceremony that incorporates elements from both traditions.
Humanism is founded on shared values rooted in our common humanity and our shared human needs, transcending particular cultural and religious traditions and respecting the rights and equal dignity of all human beings.
In England and Wales, celebrants cannot currently conduct legally-binding wedding ceremonies. Couples will need to have a legal civil ceremony before or after their celebrant-led wedding, but this can be done in less than 10 minutes at the register office.
We provide chairs at no extra charge throughout your celebration, for both ceremony and dining.
We have excellent acoustics and there are several options for music.
Live music – harpist or acoustic guitar – is especially popular and very effective during the ceremony due to our concert standard acoustics.
We also have a PA system for the wedding ceremony that you are welcome to use for your ceremony music and background music throughout the day – simply plug in your own iPod.
We ask that our couples’ book either a live band or DJ or both for the evening reception.
PA system for your Oak Ceremony Room
Mobile sound system for Reception Hall, Beech Room Ceremony Room & Dining Hall
Wireless microphone for speeches in Dining Hall
Yes, there are lovely bedrooms in our onsite accommodation Woodend as well several other options in the venue itself including our first floor Beech Room and the Rooks Nest up in the tower. Let’s discuss this at your planning meeting.
There is a wealth of indoor and outdoor settings to choose from for both group photos and intimate couple shots. You are welcome to arrange a pre-wedding shoot or bring you photographer for a site visit ahead of the great day itself.
There are landscaped grounds with blossom trees in spring that berry in autumn and winter, meadows filled with wildflowers in summer, the grassy walkway through a sculptural wooden arch down to the long lake, the rushy long lake itself and of course our aromatic herb garden with its winding gravel paths, flint amphitheatre and thyme clock.
Our venue is exclusively yours to share with your loved ones on your wedding day with access the day prior to your celebrations for you to prepare the rooms and create your dream day. Inside, beyond the bright and brilliant high ceiling spaces of the Oak Room, Dining Hall and Courtyard Hall, quirky backdrops abound – the spiral staircase in the Dining Hall, the Gallery overlooking the Courtyard Hall, and the Rook’s Nest atop the Entrance Tour which is a favourite spot for couples to peep out the window and wave to guests in the Courtyard.
The Dining Hall opens out on to the Physic Garden at the back and the central Courtyard in front. The Courtyard may be transformed as the sun sets with fire pits and our beautifully illuminated trees. Here at Sheepdrove we have some of the darkest skies in the North Wessex Downs and you can see as many as 3,000 stars – perfect for a starlit wedding.
Below are some of the exterior characterful features for you and your guests to enjoy –
- Physic Garden
- Thyme Clock
- Flint Amphitheatre
- Wooden Archway Sculpture
- Gypsy Caravan
- The Long Lake
- The Pontoon
- The Boathouse
- The Courtyard
Sheepdrove has ample allocated parking. There are thirtyfive spaces (and an electric car charging point) in our main car park and our overflow carpark has space for one hundred cars. Your guests can leave their cars overnight to give them more choice on how late to stay and whether they decide to have a drink. If guest do leave and collect their car the following morning, please note that all cars are left at their owners’ risk.
Coaches can park in our overflow car park; there is space to drop off guests at the driveway ahead of the overflow car park.
Please use our main driveway that winds down through the trees to the main entrance – a lovely photo opportunity as well as being very practical for easy access.
Our beautiful setting includes an ancient wood, a long lake and extensive grounds so we ask that all parents be advised that we are a child friendly rather than child proof venue and that children must be be supervised at all times.
No, Sheepdrove is exclusive use only. You will be the only couple getting married and the venue and grounds belong to you alone.
Access for supplier deliveries and set up is from 9am-4pm
on the day prior to the wedding itself.
Yes. The majority of the venue, including the washrooms, is located at ground level and so very accessible. There is also a lift onsite for access to the Gallery, Beech Room and Upper Dining Hall. It is possible to park right outside the front entrance to avoid the steps down from the car park.
Yes but prefer dried flower petals or other biodegradable confetti please.
No. Sheepdrove is also a working farm with farmyard animals. However, sparklers are allowed.
Yes, romantic candlelit weddings are welcome at Sheepdrove as long as the candles are enclosed in a lantern or in a vase or jar with the rim of the glass extending past the top of the flame. Another option is to use flickering flameless LED candles.
Sheepdrove is a non smoking venue. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside.
All carriages must be booked by midnight.
There are lots of local taxis and their contact numbers are provided on our suppliers list. We suggest that taxis are booked in advance due to our rural location.
We have no limitations on which caterers you choose although we do have a selection of regular Sheepdrove caterers, if needed, all of which would be delighted to meet with you and design a menu that fits your special day.
Sheepdrove does not charge corkage; please appoint a bar supplier or liaise direct with your caterer for all beverage and bar requirements.
We have toilets on the ground floor of our venue signposted to the left of the Oak Room. We have five ladies, three gents toilets plus three gents urinals and one disabled toilet on the ground floor to the left of the Oak Room.
We have a list of local wedding suppliers which includes catering, bar, disco, planning, ceremony, photography, flowers, favours, beauty and attire.
Yes, our converted farm building Woodend Lodge has eight ensuite double bedrooms and one twin bedded room also ensuite. Our charming and secluded Boathouse tucked away down by the long lake has one en-suite double bedroom and a sofa bed that also sleeps two.
Please check registrar availability for the day and time of your wedding BEFORE booking the venue. Registrars only take booking and payment from the couple themselves. You will need to book your ceremony time with the West Berkshire Registration Office directly and they will guide you through their costs and procedures.
Contact our local Registrar at West Berkshire Council
Telephone: 01635 279230
Opening hours: 9.00am – 4.00pm Monday – Friday(excluding Bank Holidays).
Civil or religious ceremonies follow a format and can be quite prescriptive. Independent celebrants are specialists in creating and delivering ceremonies which are written especially for you. While a celebrant-led wedding is not currently legally binding in the same way as a religious or civil wedding, you can easily and inexpensively book a legal registry office wedding, with just you two and two witnesses. This then gives you the freedom to create a ceremony as unique as you are, which is why we love celebrant-led weddings at Sheepdrove. Please refer to our wedding suppliers listings under Ceremony.
Even if you think you’ve asked everything, questions will arise ahead of your wedding day so you need to know exactly who to contact. You will meet a member of our team at your viewing, and we will be your point of contact leading up to and on the big day itself. You will be supplied with their direct email and contact number, as well as the general email address email@example.com. We realise how important your special day is to you and we work closely with you to ensure that you have the wedding day that you have always dreamed of.
If you appreciate real skilful cooking delivered with passion, knowledge and humour to create a proper feast, allow us to be part of your dream wedding. Menus with a difference to tantalize your tastebuds and make your occasion amazingly different with as little impact on the planet as possible. We are here for you to help and guide you through making choices and decisions. Together we make the wedding planning exciting, considered and fun and bring honesty and vibrancy to your dream day!
Our focus is on making nourishing but indulgent food which is always homemade and never deep fried and everything we make is 100% plant based meaning vegetables really are the stars of the show! Our mission is to improve the world around us through spreading the joys of a healthier and more sustainable diet. We also seek to maintain the most ethical supply chain with the lowest footprint possible and count various social enterprises and small local businesses amongst our growing list of wonderful suppliers.
At Total Hospitality, we are passionate about providing fresh, locally sourced, gastro pub quality food. We are a family business established in 2005 based in West Berkshire and pride ourselves on our customer care and quality of both our delicious food and efficient service. Our team will ensure that from the first phone call through to the end of the day of your special event, we are there every step to help you to plan, organise and deliver your perfect day. All our fresh food produce is sourced from local quality suppliers whom we work closely with to ensure the highest standard of produce is used every time. We offer menus to suit all budgets for three course meals, traditional roast menus, family style sharing food & sharing platters, canapes, BBQ's, hog roasts, afternoon teas & vegan menus. We have some great hot and cold evening food options including our cheese towers & doughnut wall and our very popular pizza oven
Quintin Catering offer exquisite handcrafted food, with expert event coordination and gracious service. We work with you to create a menu that fits your taste, budget and style. We support both local quality butchers and free range egg farms. Our fresh fish is sourced from Looe Bay in Cornwall. We can offer many bespoke options for your event, including hog roasts, BBQs, big pan paella as well as full service.
Veni and Son
Veni and Son are countryside caterers field to fork. Not only do they specialise in serving wild food, but will go above and beyond to create epic tasting food that is individually tailored to you. Chris & Bevan are country pursuits enthusiasts and very passionate about serving game and locally sourced food and cater for all types of events from Weddings, Dinner Parties, Shoot Lunches & Street Food. Want something different and extraordinary? Try Veni & Son.
The Funghi Club
The Funghi Club offers a range of (mostly) French inspired dishes made with top quality, premium ingredients. Bespoke menus are our specialty and our food is lovingly prepared by founder and French chef Laurent who was head chef at The Red House in Marsh Benham from 2009-2020.
Whether you are planning the elegant wedding of your dreams or hosting a chic cocktail party, Platinum are the five star mobile bar service you need to make your event dazzle. Highly professional and innovative, Platinum inspire you with the latest twist on classic themed bars and drinks, whilst serving the zeitgeist of cool cocktails straight to your guests.Stress free glamour, Platinum’s trained staff serve every drop you need from the vital entrance drinks to the draft beers and soft drinks to fuel a thirsty night on the dance floor.
Since July 1989 Moonraker Disco has been providing exceptional entertainment. We provide professional Discos and DJs and have a large stock of lighting and sound equipment including dancefloors, star cloth back drops, a full alphabet of bespoke LED letters and numbers. We also have a large stock of staging and outdoor canopies.Everything must be immaculate and looking at its very best for every event, no matter how large or intimate the event may be!
VB Function Bar
VB Function Bar offer a bespoke bar and hospitality service tailored to suit your exact requirements. Professional and enthusiastic staff ensure that you and your guests are looked after throughout your event, nothing is ever too much to ensure that you enjoy your day the way you would expect to. Providing fully stocked, staffed and managed bars as well as a variety of dry hire and staffing to suit any occasion. The company is run by Kristian and he would welcome your call to discuss your event at any time!
Fusion Live Events
Fusion Live Events have been professionally planning weddings since 2009. You can be confident that we have the experience and knowledge to guide you through the process, keeping you focused on your vision. Our full planning service is perfect for couples that understand the overwhelming, stressful details involved in budgeting, designing and planning a wedding.
Forest Edge Tipis
Forest Edge Tipis cater for any size event and can be configured to work perfectly for you. We offer flooring, lighting, rustic bars as well as furniture and work with some fantastic suppliers to help build the complete tipi package. Whether you are looking for a relaxed woodland wedding or just want something completely out of the ordinary Forest Edge Tipis can provide everything to make your dream day a reality. We offer a no rush, relaxed approach, giving you time the day before your wedding day to enjoy decorating and personalising your venue with your family and friends!
Magical bell tent wedding accommodation to compliment the style of any wedding from a bespoke events company specialising in outdoor events. We believe this is your event... we will give you great advice; talk you through the various options and combinations to make sure your event is truly magical.
Lucy Ann Events
Looking for an elegant, stylish and luxurious wedding or party? Lucy Ann Events specialises in planning high-end celebrations, melding a bespoke approach with impeccable organisation and creativity. The result is an event that exceeds your expectations and creates lifelong happy memories.
With a memorable ceremony created just for you, Springwood Ceremonies can help you write vows that say everything you feel about each other. While a celebrant wedding ceremony is not legally binding (you’ll need a registrar for that), you can create a special day that you’ll remember for the rest of your lives. And if you want to renew your vows then a celebrant ceremony is the perfect way to mark the occasion and reaffirm your love for one another.
Working with you Hummingbird Ceremonies can create ceremonies which are religious or non religious, according to your wishes. With a background in professional wedding planning you are in safe hands. Together we can include any rituals which are meaningful to you, incorporate cultural customs or perhaps a twist on a tradition! Completely your ceremony, your way.
Miranda The Celebrant
Increasingly people are striving to honour and celebrate life’s special moments with a celebrant-led ceremony. Crafted especially for you to reflect your personal beliefs and your story with empathy, fun and a big dose of humour. With a celebrant-led ceremony the sky’s the limit - anytime, any place, anywhere…without any restrictions!
Say goodbye to perfunctory, stuffy ceremonies and embrace a unique one of a kind ceremony that is a little more YOU!
I’m an Independent Celebrant and I’ll be your guide through every aspect of your ceremony be it a wedding, renewal of vows, elopement, naming or perhaps something a little different.
Beth Whaley Celebrant
Hello! My name is Beth. I’m a fun and friendly celebrant who provides an alternative to the traditional ceremonies from days gone by. Let me guess? If you’re reading this, I know that you are a fun-loving couple and you’re looking for a way to make your wedding ceremony less solemn, and more fun, laid back and exciting!? I can also guess that you’ve been to all your mates weddings and they tend to be the same old thing – does it feel a bit ‘cut and paste-y’? Well GUESS WHAT…..your wedding doesn’t have to be like that *YAAAY!* Also, there’s more to a ceremony than saying “I do”. The ceremony sets the scene for your entire day and gets everyone pumped for the rest of the day ahead, so it should be meaningful, extraordinary and above all else, full of laughter and fun! Being a wedding celebrant is a wonderful privilege and I commit myself to sharing a journey and the creation of a beautifully bespoke celebration of love. I have a great passion for my work, an outgoing personality, reliability, experience and professionalism. Your personalised ceremony is delivered in a heartfelt, sincere manner and is filled with love, loaaads of laughter, and sentiment.
Hello! I’m Jennie and I’m a non-traditional wedding photographer based in Berkshire.I’m here for couples who love an adventure, and who aren’t afraid to have a little fun!! For those who like to say no to the typical older wedding traditions, choosing a more laid-back approach instead, embracing their own uniquely gorgeous personalities!! Whether you’re thinking city elopements, a bohemian woodland ceremony, or a rustic tipi wedding, count me in, I’m ya girl!!
Carys Ann Photography
I’m Carys, a Berkshire based documentary wedding photographer. I’m not your typical photographer, I work discreetly allowing your unique story to unfold before me. I’m here to capture the emotion of your day, the smiles, tears, laughter and all the moments in between. My relaxed approach ensures you enjoy your day to the fullest, and most importantly feel comfortable behind the camera.
Photography By Linas
Professional wedding photographer with a reportage style approach mixing documentary with artistic shots. I try my best to keep you de-stressed and calm throughout the day. Wedding photography, for me, is about capturing story of your big day and I would be honoured if you choose me.
Rachel Mullins Photography
I have a passion for people, so this is what I photograph. I feel lucky that my photography allows me such a uniquely creative opportunity to capture, frame by frame, how I see the world and what I feel. I aim always to capture the essence of family, excitement and purity of newborns and the endless love surrounding a wedding day.
Benjamin Stuart Photography
Hi, I’m Benjamin, a creative, story-telling wedding photographer who is based in Tadley, on the Hampshire – Berkshire border. I have been shooting weddings for over 10 years and have learnt to develop my style whilst staying true to the things that are important to me. My job is to tell your story and to make sure you have an awesome day. My wife, Zoë, and I work together and are massive advocates of the importance of marriage. I love to get to know my couples, to capture the real essence of a wedding and try to avoid the posed awkwardness!
The Two Wedding Photographers
The two photographers are Fran Radford & Karen Grace. Making you feel at ease on your wedding day is paramount. We want to reassure you that you're in safe hands with us and our years of experience guiding wedding couples through their day. Our elegant yet fun style takes cues from lifestyle and candid photography to create stunning photos with a natural mix of spontaneous and softly posed photography. Fran is a fully CAA approved drone pilot and has also introduced videography services, enabling him to capture that unique Wedding Day content. We want your wedding photography to reflect how you feel about each other, how you celebrate with your family and friends, all in the knowledge that your memories will be captured beautifully for you to treasure for years to come.
Hi, I’m Noel Hibbert a wedding photographer based in Cheltenham with over 20 years experience and 8 years’ capturing couples’ big days, covering all of the UK but with a focus on the heart of the Cotswolds. I specialise in a stylised and relaxed form of documentary and reportage wedding photography. My approach is creative with a non obtrusive nature capturing the very essence, fun and personality of you and your wedding, leaving you with beautiful lasting memories of your big day.
Chris Kemp Photography
Hi, I'm Chris, I am a full time creative documentary wedding photographer based in Newbury Berkshire. Dedicated to delivering extraordinary images of awesome Bride and Grooms having the best day of their lives! Yes, I do have the best job ever!
Nick Brightman Photography
Hey, I’m Nick! Are you the kind of couple that wants to have all of the photos, but with none of the faff? You really can't be doing with all that posing malarkey, it's just not you. You want a day filled with friend-hugging and crazy dancing. You want fun, honest, down-to-earth wedding photos.You want a Photography Ninja so you can forget there’s someone running around with a camera. But you still want fab photos, capturing your memories of the day and even more photos of things you never noticed. Photos that look like you/ You're in the right place!
Sam Lucas Photography
Hey I'm Sam, a wedding photographer in Newbury! I specialise in providing modern, natural wedding photography for couples across the UK. With a unique unobtrusive approach, my photography highlights the best of you and your wedding in a relaxed but confident style!
Captured By Crissi
Hey, I’m Crissi. I’m a Hampshire photographer who brings joyful, honest photography to people who laugh loud and love hard. CONGRATULATIONS! You said yes! Now comes the REALLY fun part… planning one of the most important days of your lives and I am so excited that you’ve found me.If you’re wanting photos that tell the story of your day, that capture the laughter and the love, the hugs and the killer dance moves then you are in the right place.
Alison Busby Photography
Hello, I’m Alison and I’m a wedding photographer on the Berkshire border. My style of photography is mostly candid natural moments with a few romantic portraits – my speciality is sunset and twilight portraits. Before the big day, I always like to meet you at the venue – it just seems to help with that horrible feeling we all have about being photographed. It’s also a great opportunity to talk about any last-minute changes. On the wedding day itself, hopefully you won’t be too aware of me, except for any portraits of course. If you are having portraits, I’ll come armed with a few ideas that I know will suit you and make you feel good. After the wedding, you can usually expect to receive your fully edited wedding gallery in a couple of weeks. Wedding albums take a few weeks longer. If you’re getting married at Sheepdrove and you like the sound of my approach, I’d love to hear from you.
Skylark Flower Company
We are a sister-duo, Kathryn and Lorna, connecting with nature, wildlife, colour and beauty growing enchanting, vibrant, seasonal cut flowers in the 'Valley of the Racehorse', West Berkshire. All of our flowers are lovingly grown and nurtured in two small plots nestled in the rural villages of Eastbury and East Garston. We grow with the environment and wildlife in mind and take huge delight in watching the change in seasons and what each one brings.If you love beautiful, high quality seasonal flowers with a whimsical, nostalgic English garden feel and share similar values to ourselves, then please do get in touch - we would love to help you.
Headley Flower Garden
Based on half an acre of flowers and foliage on the Hampshire/West Berkshire border, Headley Flower Garden uses their own seasonal flowers in their wedding florals and every arrangement will be different as we work with what is best at the time. The wide variety of plants grown support a host of insects and wildlife. The floristry products used are all compostable, recyclable or reusable.
Little Park Flowers
Little Park Flowers is an artisan flower farm and florist, growing seasonal, country garden flowers, in the once neglected, Victorian cottage gardens of a small country estate in Brimpton, West Berkshire. Imagine planning your flowers and being involved in watching them grow, all the way through from seed to your ultimate wedding bouquet. Imagine knowing exactly where each and every flower has come from and being confident that your flowers have been grown in an environmentally thoughtful way.
Smoke & Thistle
Smoke & Thistle is a luxury floral design company based in Newbury, specialising in wedding and events. Combining luxury flowers and expertise to create romantic, modern designs.
I’m Vanessa and I’m the face behind Newbury based Floral Beauts. Our aim for your wedding day is to make it magical, sustainable and a day you’ll never forget. We work with faux, fresh and dried florals and always encourage our couples to choose designs that they can use a few times throughout their day so that from ceremony to reception your florals can be affordable and cost effective as well as gorgeous. We go above and beyond to use the most beautiful blooms and keep within seasonal looks. We also encourage you to also hire from us and very much welcome all input and ideas that you may have about the florals on your special day.
Ann Laing Flowers
I’m Ann and taking time to understand every aspect of your wedding day and getting to know my couples is a really important part of the service I provide to you. Working with you to give you the reassurance that your flower choices, style and theme will complement and enhance your bridal party and venue, along with allowing you to enjoy the creative process knowing that everything is in hand. We have a stunning range of silk flowers available for hire; this is a fabulous low-waste and eco-friendly way of bringing colour and flowers into your wedding. So what’s next? We book a consultation and we will go through your whole day making the most of your floral arrangements and the journey begins...
Love HeartWood creates beautiful favours, ring boxes, gifts and accessories to help you celebrate your special day in a mindful and eco-conscious way. The Love HeartWood Rustic Wedding Collection is entirely made from sustainably sourced native hardwoods, and finished with a plant based oil or wax making them plastic-free and vegan friendly. Everything is handmade so it can be tailored to complement you and your wedding scheme.
Avary & Birch
I'm Morgan and I hand-pour and craft beeswax-scented candles and although I have candles and melts for every occasion, I specialise in wedding candles. It is my passion to create a candle that captures your special moment. This candle will leave an impression on everyone who is involved, whether they are just attending your special day or have been by your side throughout the entire process. Our sense of smell is the one most closely linked to memory - so it's crucial that we get the scent just right as it'll be how your guests remember your wedding.
Delicious, super cute wedding treats and favours that won’t get left on the table afterwards! Delightful keepsakes can be immediately or taken home from your special day (although in fairness, our delicious treats usually hang around too long!). Nourishingly Noshed treats are hand-made, eco-friendly and sustainable packaged, with dried flowers or homegrown floral flourish. Our aim is that these treats will delight our tastebuds but won’t warm the planet.
Please call 07879880761 or send a message via Instagram @nourishingly_noshed
The Great Little Pony Company
We are a fun, friendly and professional pony party and events business based in West Berkshire and specialising in pony parties and events. We are able to bring our beautiful ponies adorned with real flower garlands to Sheepdrove to help make your big day even more memorable and special with fabulous wedding photo opportunities, plus we can keep your younger guests royally entertained with Shetland pony petting corners and pamper and ride sessions.
Horse Drawn Occasions
Love and Marriage goes together like a horse and carriage! On your special day, Sheepdrove’s neighbours Horse Drawn Occasions can provide a complete horse and carriage wedding service with a ‘Vis-à-vis’ (face to face) wedding carriage which is navy blue with gold lining pulled by a pair of any of our three beautiful horses, Suffolk Punches, Fresians or Shire plaited up in the traditional style according to their breed with white ribbons. There really is nothing quite like a horse-drawn carriage to create great memories and wonderful wedding pictures!
Berkshire Birds of Prey
We’d love to bring our birds along to your wedding. They're friendly, enjoy interaction and are used to being with and around humans. We will come to you with up to 10 birds including owls, falcons and hawks and can also fly them outside.
Wedding Favour Seed Packets
Our seed packets make original, eco-friendly and joyful gifts – the joy of watching the butterflies and bees flitting about the flowers and may also encourage people who were not interested in growing wildflowers to grow more in their gardens! Bumblebee Conservation Trust Wild Flower Wedding Favours are made from made from quality, 115 gsm, recycled manilla paper and contain only British-grown seeds of British wildflower species that bees love – Selfheal, White Campion, Ox-eye Daisy and Lesser Knapweed. The front of the packet is personalised with your wedding details and for each packet of seeds sold, 20p goes to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is a science-led organisation, and leads the UK’s only standardised abundance-based survey of a major pollinator group, BeeWalk.
Please call 01227 733487 or visit https://wildflower-favours.co.uk/product-category/weddings-and-other-events/
At Party Lights, we have a wide range of wedding lights to choose from, whether you’re looking for traditional fairy lights or something more dramatic like a fairy light curtain. Our team will work with you to create the perfect look for your big day, whether you’re after a subtle ambient glow or want to wow your guests with an extravagant display. Our indoor and outdoor wedding lights bring any venue to life and create an unforgettable backdrop for your special day. What’s more, because our wedding lights are for hire, we’ll deliver, install and remove all lighting after the event, and our packages are surprisingly affordable.
A unique collection of rustic items available for sale or to hire — perfect for barn weddings and rustic themes. Choose from our beautiful range of rustic wedding decorations and props to help create the look you want for your special day, we have everything you need to add that personal, unique touch. Sophie formed Sadlers Woodhouse as a rustic wedding hire business shortly after her wedding in 2018. Not long after, Sophie introduced pyrography products. She sources her wood locally, cuts it into all shapes and sizes, sands the material and transforms it into gifts and wedding decorations.