Once part of the grand Wimpole Hall Estate, South Farm was bought as a derelict farm in the 1970’s by the Paxman family and over the last 50 years the farmhouse and barns, nestled within 20 acres of glorious grounds, have been lovingly restored and brought back to life, turning South Farm into the wonderful landscape you see today.
Where it all began
The long history of South Farm dates back to the Tudor times of the 16th Century and is entwined with that of Wimpole Hall, the largest and grandest house in Cambridgeshire built in 1640 by Sir Thomas Chicheley and now a National Trust Property. The story of South Farm took many interesting turns before becoming home to the Paxman family in 1974 and opening for the first time as a wedding venue in 2005. The rest, as they say, is history, but there is much more to our story than it would first seem.
We’ve come a long way. Turning an abandoned farm into a beautiful home and vibrant business over the years, diversifying and contributing to our rural community in more ways than you’d imagine. The passion, love and care has been matched with imagination and unfaltering dedication and along the way we have created one big happy family. The couples marrying at South Farm support a diverse and talented little community. We are proud to be family owned and our passion, commitment and the strong bonds between our team are apparent from the moment you visit us. For us, it’s a labour of love and we’re so happy to be able to share our unique venue and our story with you.