COVID-19 Update – 4th August 2020
As you will no doubt have seen in the news (and we have been busy planning for), wedding ceremonies for 30 are now permitted at licensed venues with ‘receptions’ for 30 supposedly from the 1st August. However Boris’ announcement last Friday has put the reception element on hold, again, until 15th August at the earliest! This pandemic has not been kind to the wedding industry – and that includes all our lovely couples (both current and future) and suppliers as well as us venues – I know many of you are having a tough time with many plans sadly postponed or cancelled. We wholeheartedly appreciate your frustration. Although the Government are now engaged with the sector we are pushing for guidelines to be relaxed in line with other hospitality sectors, and quickly.
To any of you who are wanting to proceed with a small ceremony, or ceremony and reception when we can, we do have options available and have spent the last week putting packages together which you can see on our Special Offer Page . Hopefully Boris will announce that receptions will be on the cards again soon and the options we have put together will give you an idea of how this could look, and what it would cost.
Also, to help sustain us through this period and make use of the abundance of fruit and vegetables currently growing in our smallholding we are delighted to be hosting our second & third Pop Up Restaurant evenings for anyone who would like to come and spend an evening with us at South Farm on Friday 14th August or Saturday 15th August. We hope the opportunity to come and eat some amazing home-grown South Farm food might brighten these difficult times! The evening will start with a welcome drink in the Garden or the Old Dairy (depending on how kind the weather is!), followed by a sumptuous Six Course Seasonal Taster Menu on Friday evening and a Six Course Fusion Taster Menu on Saturday evening, served in the Tudor Barn, and the price is £67.50 per person. Please ring or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking or find out more! Please note that we do need a minimum of 30 to make the evenings viable so, if we cannot achieve this, then we will refund everything in full. However if we get oversubscribed then we may extend again…
Showrounds are now being conducted on a restricted and ‘Covid-safe’ basis. If you would like to visit an experienced member of our team would love to show you round and prepare an estimate based on your ideas. The showround will be socially distanced (we have plenty of space!) and handwashing facilities /sanitising will be available for all our visitors on arrival, doors will remain open and hand sanitising stations will be present in all of our indoor spaces, gloves and masks for those that wish!. Visits to South Farm will be available for prospective couples only (maximum two people and sorry no children allowed either at the moment) and are bookable by appointment only. Please contact the office on 01223 207581 between 9am and 4pm or email email@example.com to book an appointment. Autopilot visits are welcome too but currently only during the week (preferably Wednesdays) and not weekends as we need to manage numbers on site at any one time.
We apologise to new couples, but our 2021 calendar remains temporarily closed to new bookings between April and November at the moment, to preserve those dates for our existing couples in case we need to continue postponing this year’s weddings. We continue to support our local community with weekly veggie and egg box deliveries from our smallholding and our team of volunteers are working hard to facilitate this. We will post updates when we have them and look forward to the time when we can get back to what we do best but, until then, stay safe. South Farm
South Farm is a Distinctly Different wedding venue based on the Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire borders, perfect for romantic country weddings and special occasions.
The South Farm Difference
- Exclusive use of our unique wedding venue and gardens in their entirety for your wedding or celebration
- Family run, friendly and dedicated team on hand to ensure your big day is perfectly tailored to your exact requirements
- A stunning range of ceremony and reception options including the spectacular Tudor Barn, beautiful garden Summerhouse, intimate Drawing Room, charming Old Dairy and lovely Horse Barn
- Outstanding food, widely acclaimed, largely organic and home grown with extensive menu choices and flexibility
- Expansive small-holding with gorgeous rare-breed animals, a charming collection of Romany Caravans, and our very own authentic Thai Tuk-Tuk amongst just some of the lovely features to enjoy
Farmhouse, Barns & Gardens
The beautiful Farmhouse borders a barnyard of listed timber framed barns, all lovingly restored and home to our friendly rare-breed farm animals. Idyllic gardens of 20 acres encircle the buildings, giving way to an organic smallholding, nature reserve and woodland.
Don’t just take our word for it though, take a look at our Venue Tour Video to see what South Farm can offer! Filmed by Spatz Films Wedding Videography
A Family Affair
Over 45 years the Paxman family have turned South Farm into an Eco-friendly family run enterprise. Combining a perfect setting with superb catering, year round home grown produce, flexible service and complete privacy to create a truly intimate wedding venue.
A range of options
Seating up to 146 for a formal Wedding Breakfast in the Tudor Barn and up to 200 for Parties.
Ceremonies can take place outdoors in our Summerhouse or indoors in the intimate Drawing Room, Old Dairy or grand Tudor Barn. With a luxurious Bridal Suite, 4 additional bedrooms and a unique fleet of Romany caravans and Showman’s wagons we can accommodate up to 24 guests with any number of campers welcome too. We also have Fen Bridge Farm, located just over a mile away from South Farm on the same road, Fen Bridge Farm offers three more fantastic bedrooms for family and friends of couples getting married at South Farm.