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Blake Hall has been home to the Capel Cure family for nearly 230 years.  For nearly 20 years now, they have offered the beautifully restored 17th century barns and the gardens at Blake Hall as the perfect venue for your wedding, party or special celebration.



How many guests can we invite?

We can seat up to 150 guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast, with a licence for up to 200 guests in the evening. We recommend a minimum of 50 adult guests.

Can we use our own caterers?

To provide quality and reliability we use only our preferred caterer, Waters Edge Catering. Learn more here.

When can we have access to the Barn?

You can access the Barn for service providers from 9am on the day.

Can the guests wander around the gardens?

The spacious surroundings of the Barn offer ample opportunity for guests to stretch their legs. In the interest of safety and timing guests are requested to remain within this area. There are selected areas within the gardens for photographic opportunities.

Is there overnight parking?

Your guests are welcome to leave cars overnight at their own risk and in a designated area.

Can wedding guests book accommodation?

As our accommodation is limited, we only book rooms directly with wedding guests when we have prior instruction to do so from the couple.

If you are looking for a room for the night of the wedding, then please either speak to the couple directly or go to our Guest Information page to find places to stay locally.

Is there a restriction on child numbers?

There is no restriction as to the number of children attending your
wedding though you are responsible for their wellbeing at all times.

Do you allow pets?

Your dog is a part of your family and well behaved pets on leads are more than welcome to play a part in your wedding ceremony and join you for photos on your special day. Learn more here.

Are we expected to clear up the Barn?

At the end of a perfect day the last thing you should worry about is clearing up. It is therefore taken care of for you. However, we do request you introduce us to the person taking home your presents and any valuables at the close of the evening.

Are you closed at any time?

Yes, January and February.

Are there any undisclosed charges?

All of our costs are discussed with you at your first meeting to help with budgeting.