COVID-19 Update – 4th July 2020
As you will no doubt have seen, wedding ceremonies are now to be permitted at licensed venues from the 4th July. This is mixed news and as ever, has been interpreted in different ways by different people. To be clear, whilst this permits a wedding ceremony to take place at South Farm,it does not currently permit us to host a reception, or celebration. Some have taken this as good news of progress, others have assumed that this is all that will be permitted for the foreseeable. Our view is very much the former, and we are confident this is the start of ongoing progress. So, for those in the near future this does now give an option for people to legally tie the knot but with a significant number of restrictions, such as no more that 30 people in attendance (including the couple, South Farm Event Manager, two registrars and any other suppliers such as a photographer). What does this mean for the future? The answer to that still remains unclear but it is looking more promising. The Government are now fully engaged with the sector to produce guidance for venues as to how they can operate to host receptions and celebrations and a draft will be completed soon. This is mentioned in their guidance issued in relation to wedding ceremonies.
We are delighted to also be open, on a restricted and ‘Covid-safe’ basis, to show couples around South Farm. If you would like to visit an experienced member of our team would love to show you around 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – please call the office to book in.
We apologise to new couples, but our 2021 calendar remains temporarily closed to new bookings between April and October 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.