FAQs 

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How long can we provisionally hold a suite before we pay the deposit?

Two weeks

Can the number of guests on a package be changed?

Minimum numbers apply. Extra guests can be added for an additional cost. 

How do I confirm my wedding?

You will be asked to sign and contract including our terms and conditions and pay a non-refundable £500 deposit.

What is the payment schedule?

Once you have paid your initial deposit of £500 there is nothing to pay until 6 months prior to your Wedding Day, which is £1500, then your final balance is payable 2 weeks before the day.

Would you recommend wedding insurance?

Yes, we highly recommend that every wedding at Ribby Hall Village has the appropriate insurance. This not only gives you the protection should circumstances beyond your control arise but also peace of mind on your special day.

What do I need to do to book a Civil Ceremony at Ribby Hall Village?

Once you have booked your wedding with us you can contact the registry office from 1 year in advance of your wedding date. You can contact them on 0300 123 6705 to book your ceremony time. You will also have to give notice of marriage to the superintendant registrar of the district in which you live. This notice must be given by you both and is valid for 12 months. An attendance fee for the superintendant registrar is payable to them in advance.

What music can we have for the ceremony?

Ribby Hall Village can help you organise different forms of music, e.g. harpist etc. We will also be happy to play any CD that you wish to provide for the ceremony. We would recommend four tracks, one for walking down the aisle, two for signing the register and one for the newlyweds walking out of the ceremony. Please note that ceremony music must be non religious. You may also provide music for the arrival of your guests if you wish, or alternatively, Ribby Hall Village will play background music.

Is VAT included?

Yes, all prices include the current rate of VAT at the time of print.

Can we throw confetti?

Yes, you may throw biodegradable confetti in selected outdoor areas. Please ask your Wedding Coordinator for details. Please note, confetti bombs and party poppers are not permitted.

Can I provide all guests with multiple menu options?

The packages are based on all guests having the same menu, however you can offer your guests up to three choices for your starter (including one soup option), main course and dessert, at a supplement of £2 per person. This must include a vegetarian option and preorders are required, in table order, 2 weeks prior to your wedding.

Can you accommodate guests with dietary requirements?

Ribby Hall Village has taken steps to identify dishes and ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for guests with particular food allergies. Please discuss with our team any concerns you may have or ask for guidance from us.

Do you recommend any entertainment?

Ribby Hall Village has various entertainers who we highly recommend, please ask your Wedding Coordinator for our Finishing Touches brochure. We are also happy for you to select your own entertainment, providing they supply us with public liability insurance to a value of £5 million and safety electrical certification. Please note only Ribby Hall Village’s chocolate fountain can be booked, no other supplier can be used.

What time does the bar close?

On Fridays and Saturdays last orders are called at 12am and music is to conclude at 12:30am. From Sunday - Thursday last orders are called at 11:30pm and music will also conclude at this time.

 

At what stage do we go through finer details of the day?

Once you have booked your wedding our Wedding Coordinators are on hand throughout the planning process should you have any questions. We will invite you back to the village three months before your wedding to go through finer details. From this time you will have a single point of contact to discuss any alterations or queries you may have leading up to your special day. We will then meet again two weeks before your wedding to go through everything once more, which is when we require final numbers, a copy of your table plan, any dietary requirements and final payment.

Do you offer exclusive use?

Whilst we may host two weddings on the same day, our suites have separate entrances, outdoor spaces and facilities with no communal areas so you are unlikely to meet another wedding party on your special day!

Can you host Humanist weddings?

Absolutely, we work closely with a local humanist celebrant who we recommend to perform such celebrations. To note, you will also need to arrange a civil ceremony with the local Registrar as Humanist ceremonies are not legally recognised in England at present.

What time should we invite our guests to our ceremony?

We recommend inviting your guests to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to your ceremony starting. This allows plenty of time to relax before guests being called through to your chosen ceremony suite approximately 20 minutes prior to your ceremony starting.

What time should we invite our guests to our evening reception?

We recommend inviting evening guests to arrive between 7pm or 7.30pm depending on the timings of your day celebrations – feel free to contact our wedding coordinators who will be more than happy to help suggest a timeline for your day.

Where can we have photographs outdoors?

Our Village setting provides an abundance of gorgeous green spaces perfect for your wedding portraits! We’ve even written a blog post sharing some of our favourites to give you some inspiration. If you are celebrating in our Rowan Suite & Garden Room, our manicured gardens are perfect for group photographs with your guests whilst our relaxed patio is perfect if you are celebrating in our Woodland Suite.

Can I bring my dog?

We understand that dogs are part of the family so we would love for your four legged friend to join your nuptials. We just ask that they depart before guests are invited through to the wedding breakfast.

Is there Disabled Access?

Our wedding suites are all on ground level and are fully accessible for guests.

Is there car parking at the venue?

Absolutely, the Village has ample complimentary parking.

What accommodation do you offer?

Our wedding packages include a one night B&B stay at our Spa Hotel for you to rest your weary heads at the end of the night. For guests, we offer an exclusive allocation of accommodation for the wedding night. Please ask our wedding coordinators for further details.

When can we drop wedding items off at the venue?

We ask that all décor for your wedding is dropped off the day prior as arranged with your wedding coordinator. You can then relax as our experienced team take care of everything on the day so you have nothing to worry about except enjoying yourselves!