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WHAT IS THE ADDRESS OF HOCKWOLD HALL?

Hockwold Hall

38 Station Road

Brandon, Norfolk

IP26 4HZ

 

Be sure to follow the event signs on an event day to ensure you enter the main entrance gate which will be OPEN on the event day. We have two gates, the smaller one is closed and acts as the supplier/workers entrance.

WHAT TIME DO WE HAVE TO VACATE THE PREMISES?

Access and departure times are confirmed in your contractual agreement.

Exclusive weekend hires benefit from the option of a later checkout.

 

Depending on the type of event, traditionally it must be over by midnight with the exception of a New Year’s Dinner/Gala, in that case, 1:00AM. Please contact your Event Co-Ordinator who will inform you of any factors that could impact your check in/check out times, as well as availability of continuing private celebrations inside the hall in the cellar, or on ground floor.

 

1 DAY HIRE: Check in 10AM – check out 11AM the following day.

 

WEEKEND HIRE: Check in Friday 10AM- check out Sunday Noon.

*Additional time may be purchased at £250 per hour (when available.) Please ask you event co ordinator about the availability of this service.

DO YOU HAVE A POLICY OF EXCLUSIVITY ?

Yes, we commit to one event per weekend when an exclusive weekend hire of the venue is booked. We only host one wedding a day to ensure you have our complete attention.

If your group has booked a 1-day hire, there is a possibility of an event the day prior or after yours in this circumstance.

WHAT DOES THE VENUE COST?

No two events are exactly the same. Pricing varies on the following:

  • Wedding breakfast space hire: Dining room, Banquet Hall, or Marquee (all hires include access to the 5-acre gardens and 8 ensuite bedrooms. The civil ceremony space is included in any bridal package regardless of whether the room is used or not. The civil ceremony space can be used alternatively as a drinks reception room or casino room etc.

 

  • Exclusive 1 day hire or Exclusive weekend hire.
  • Month, date, year of the event.
  • The style of event and number of guests.

 

For more detailed information, please contact your event co-ordinator and provide them with as much information as possible – and they will send you our brochure and explore all your needs to better price your event.

ARE THERE SPECIAL REDUCTIONS FOR OFF PEAKS?

Eg: WEEKDAYS /OCT-FEB months.)

Yes, the pricing structure is detailed in our brochure. Please contact us should you have additional questions.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?

Please contact us to enquire about availability, as on some occasions, short notice dates may be available.

We recommend that you reserve your venue a minimum of one year in advance for weddings, and no later than 3 months (or more) for other general bookings. On some occasions, dates may be preferable at short notice, please contact us to enquire about availability.

 

For Peak Season: Weekends in June through August, and Bank Holidays weekends which are the most in-demand, it is best to reserve your venue two years or more in advance. Always check with your event Co-Ordinator for alternative dates that could suit your needs.

 

For smaller local events or meetings, weekdays are often easier to accommodate. With any general event, a minimum of 3-month advance notice should be considered.

HOW DO I RESERVE THE VENUE?

Contact Hockwold Hall at hockwoldhall@gmail.com or call 01842 827365

Contact your Event Co-Ordinator to discuss the scope and type of event you wish to host and to ask about venue availability. You may complete and submit a Rental Inquiry Form.

We recommend you have 2 dates in case your first date is not available.

If the venue is available, Your Event Co-Ordinator will ask you a few questions to complete. The form provides contact information for the person who will be signing the rental agreement and describes your event, we will provide a contract and a 30% deposit with photo I.D will be required to confirm your booking.

You will have two weeks in which to review, sign, and return the agreement to Hockwold Hall, along with the 30% of the total rental fee (BACS, Credit Card, Debit Card or Cheque accepted) which serves as a non-refundable deposit.

Upon receipt of payment, we will send you written confirmation and invoice of your booking by email. A 3% fee will be charged for all cards.

If you intend to pay by bank transfer this should reach our account net of all bank charges. Please ask your bank to show your name and booking reference on the transfer. All prices quoted are in UK Pounds Sterling and are correct at the time of publication. Payment must be made in UK Pounds Sterling. Bookings using a credit/debit card must be made by, or with the consent of the card holder. Guests must be over 21 years old to make a booking. VAT is included in our pricing.

The second deposit of 30% will be due at the halfway mark to your event day.

The next balance will be due 4 weeks before the event date.

Any additional costs incurred (add-ons or unforeseen damages/thefts or other) will be expected no later than 14 days after the event. Equally, any damage deposits to be issued will take place within the 14 day period.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

You have the freedom to decorate or theme our venue completely yourselves and use your own cake, florist, DJ, band, entertainment ect to ensure you give it your individual stamp.

Packages include either an exclusive 1 day or Full weekend hire of the venue and gardens offering you plenty of time to enjoy your stay with us.

 

  • Fully licensed for indoor and outdoor civil ceremonies.
  • Free Parking and parking staff to welcome your guests.
  • 8 ensuite elegant bedrooms
  • Eclectic cellar bar
  • Games room with snooker table
  • Access to the 5-acre gardens with tennis court, manicured lawns, sauna, hot tub and bbq area.
  • Round 6-foot tables (seats 8-10 guests each) with white or black linens OR
  • Rustic Rectangular Tables (seats 8 guests each) No linens included with this model. Hired runners are recommended instead.)
  • White Chiavari chairs for round tables or rustic benches for the rectangular tables.
  • Cake and gifts tables.
  • Cake knife set.
  • Cash Bar with staff
  • Multi coloured LED up – lighting
  • PA/Microphone/Speech speakers
  • Projector
  • Water Jugs and standard water glasses
  • Ice & refrigeration
  • Our catering team provides all glassware, cutlery, crockery, napkins, bins.
  • Toilets

 

You will receive hands-on support on your wedding day. You will meet with your Event Co-Ordinator 1 month before your wedding day to review the timings and plans with your selected suppliers. We ask you to bring any final questions and a document of all your suppliers contact details to provide to us.

 

Hockwold Hall only hosts one wedding a week, therefore, your and your guests will have exclusive use of the hall and grounds, and our full attention. Simply relax and enjoy the lead up to your big day with friends and family.

EXTRAS

Additional items not included in our package may be hired through third-party reputable suppliers. We are happy to recommend such suppliers should you need assistance, but you are free to work with whomever you wish in most categories with the exception of the catering partner.

 

Examples of extras: Welcome coloured carpet, Master of Ceremonies or Toastmaster, cake,stationery, seating plan, centrepieces, flowers, Dj/Disco, different style chairs or tables, Decore: chair covers, table runners, centrepieces, straw bales for outside seating, fire pits, outdoor lounge chairs, picnic tables, crèche services, bouncy castles, lawn games, laser clay pigeon shooting, archery, photo booths or banner, ice cream vans, chocolate fountain, popcorn machines, sweet carts, crepe vans and other street food vans and much more. If required all are an extra fee.

 

Please inform your Event Co-Ordinator of your interests and will happily put you in contact with reliable and recommended suppliers.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

You must notify your Event Co-Ordinator at Hockwold Hall about your intent to cancel the reservation in writing via letter or email with the reason(s). In addition to the initial non-refundable deposit (30%) that is paid upon signing the rental agreement, you would pay the following amounts, depending on when you gave notice:

*Cancellations Six (6) months or more in advance of the scheduled date:

No additional charge will be imposed.

*Cancellations from (3) months in advance of the scheduled date:

40% of the total rental fee

*Cancellations two (2) month in advance of the

scheduled date: 60% of the rental fee

*Cancellations between fourteen (14) days or less in advance of the scheduled date:

80% of the rental fee

WILL A REPRESENTATIVE BE ON SITE DURING THE DAY OF MY EVENT?

Yes, we have an experienced and professional Event Co-Ordinator who will be on site the entire day and into the early evening of your event to assist you and your guests.

 

Should you and your relatives prefer to delegate and experience a more relaxed worry free day, we recommend hiring a toastmaster as a valuable addition to your event planning.

IS THERE AN EXTRA CHARGE TO BRING OUR OWN SUPPLIERS?

​There is no charge to bring in your own suppliers.​We have worked with many talented and reliable suppliers which we can recommend​ to you. ​You are welcome​ to​ bring in your own​ suppliers​ also.

Please note: catering is exclusive to Hockwold Hall, no outside caterers may be hired in for weddings.

DO I PROVIDE MY OWN CHAIRS/TABLES?

Hockwold Hall provides white banquet chairs for the civil ceremony and white chiavary chairs for the wedding breakfast. Should you wish to select another style and/or colour, recommended suppliers can provide you with many options to suit your theme and needs for an extra fee.

 

In general, you are free to bring whatever decor and props such as pillars, podiums, wishing wells, post box, easel, and arbors, as well as floral containers and planters, but you may not use adhesives, nails, or otherwise attach decorations to the building walls in the manor, pillars, pavement, or plants without prior consent of your Event Co-Ordinator. Some parts of Hockwold Hall date back to the 1500’s and must be protected. Greater flexibility is offered in our Banquet Hall and Marquee.

You are responsible for gathering and removing all event-related materials. It is a good idea to ask your event co-ordinator specific questions in the early stages of planning your event and will confirm when you are expected to remove all materials. Usually for a single day rental, we ask the materials be removed that same evening or early the following morning before check out no later than 11am.

DO I NEED TO PAY EXTRA OR HIRE THE CAKE STAND, KNIFE SET?

A standard silver plate victorian style print cake (round or square stand) and knife serving set is included.

Some cake makers include a cake stand or knife set with your cake. Please inform us if you require our set or if you are bringing your own.

DO YOU HAVE A PUBLIC ADDRESS (PA) SYSTEM FOR SPEECHES?

Yes, our event technician will set this up, show you how to use it, and remain available the day of the event should you require additional assistance. Please notify your Event Co-Ordinator no later than 1 month prior to your wedding.

DO YOU HAVE A VIDEO/PHOTO PROJECTOR?

Yes, this is included in your package. Please inform your Event Co-Ordinator no later than 1 month prior to your wedding.

DO YOU ALLOW FIREWORKS / SKY LANTERNS?

Due to municipal noise restrictions, proximity to agricultural and equestrian practices, various military bases and the negative environmental impacts of sky lanterns, fireworks and lanterns are not permitted.

IS THE VENUE CHILD FRIENDLY?

Yes, Hockwold Hall is a ‘home away from home’ with large grounds and 5 acre of walled garden for children to explore and play in. We ask that the plants and flowers be looked at rather than play in the garden beds as we host Open Garden Days to the public regularly and must uphold the standards of the elegant gardens.

DO YOU OFFER CRÈCHE SERVICES?

For an extra fee, you can hire a third party certified crèche company. Please ask your Event Co-Ordinator for more details should you be interested in this service.

 

Safe and Sound

Stephanie

info@safeandsoundevents.com

07774 708569

IS THERE SPACE OUTSIDE FOR SMOKERS AND GUESTS TO MINGLE?

Designated smoking areas are located around the venue and plenty of mingling spaces within a few feet of the venue.

ARE KITCHEN FACILITIES AVAILABLE FOR USE?

You and your overnight guests have access to a large family kitchen with coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge, electric stove and hobs, cutlery and crockery. (There is a limited supply of these items for small groups.)

You are welcome to self-cater for your meals in the house or hire our caterer to offer breakfast, lunch and or dinners during your stay.

You are only permitted to work with our in house catering partner for the wedding breakfast on your wedding day for quality assurance.

Hockwold Hall does not have any commercial style kitchens on our premises.

ARE PETS PERMITTED ONSITE?

As much as we love animals, due to the heritage of the property and upholding the standards of the furniture and carpets, pets are not permitted inside the property. Should you wish to include your pet in the civil ceremony to walk down the aisle outdoors, you may speak to your celebrant/registrar about incorporating this into the service. An extra damage deposit fee will apply.

ARE THERE PARKING FACILITIES?

We have ample FREE parking for your guests located in an adjacent firm field, walking distance from the entrance of the Hall. There will be directional signs at our welcome gates and towards the venue. Our parking attendants will usher your guests’ vehicles into the parking spaces allocated.

 

The front of the Hall is to be left free for the bridal vehicle and lovely photo opportunities.

 

For easier access, some guests can be dropped off at the front door and we can allocate clearly signed spaces near the hall entrance for disabled guests.

 

Guests may leave their cars overnight. Guests who do not return to their vehicles within a 24 hour time frame will incur tow charges at their own cost. Hockwold Hall management is not responsible for damaged, lost or stolen vehicles/ goods.

IS THE VENUE ACCESSIBLE FOR THE DISABLED?

Guests requiring additional support and ease of moving around the venue, may be dropped at the front door of the venue to avoid a few metres walk from the parking field.

On the ground floor, all the doors are wide enough to cater to standard and electric wheelchairs. There is small two inch step from the back door to the gardens, which has not posed any issues in the past. There is an alternative route via pebble walk ways should the step be avoided.

Most of the surrounding grounds are grass or pebbled walkways. Various guests in the past have not experienced any issues getting around.

Bedrooms are located on the second floor, there is no elevator facilities at Hockwold Hall. There are local bed and breakfasts and hotels within a 3-5 mile radius which can provide comfortable accommodation options.

Hockwold Hall will be exploring options for the future to convert some spaces into disabled friendly accommodation suites.

ARE THERE ANY CHANGES PLANNED TO THE BUILDING OR SURROUNDING AREA BEFORE THE WEDDING?

Hockwold Hall is focused on providing the best customer care and upholding the calibre of its facilities. Any projects are focused on improving you and your guests experience with us.

We strive to work around bookings to avoid any conflict in timing,  however should any renovations or unforeseen works need to be carried out, we will inform you the moment we are made aware and do our utmost to ensure it does not impact negatively on your special day.

WHAT IS GUEST CAPACITY AT HOCKWOLD?

Licensed Civil Ceremony Room: 75 seated.

Dining Room: 30 seated.

2 Reception Lounges: 100 between them.

Banquet Hall: 60 seated. 90 standing.

Marquee: 250 seated. 300 Standing.

CAN YOU HOST CIVIL CEREMONIES ON SITE?

Yes, we can host an indoor civil ceremony in our elegant civil room or an outdoor duo ceremony in our breathtaking gardens. An idyllic location is in our tall 18th Century banjo shaped hedged area with a rose archway.  CLICK HERE to view images.

 

The civil ceremony room or the marquee can be equally used as a secondary options in case inclement weather threatens your comfort or safety in the gardens.

 

You may contact the local Norfolk registrars at :

Marry in Norfolk

www.marryinnorfolk.co.uk

0344 800 8020

 

Or for more a more bespoke/ personalised celebration:


The Ceremony People– Independent Celebrants

Caroline and Lisa

07470488307

enquiries@theceremonypeople.co.uk

IS THE CEREMONY TO TAKE PLACE IN THE SAME ROOM AS RECEPTION?

No, you may marry indoors in our elegant civil ceremony room or outdoors as a duo ceremony. The wedding breakfast reception is held in your choice of locations dinning room, banquet hall or marquee depending on the size of your event.

IF I AM GETTING MARRIED AT HOCKWOLD HALL, IS THERE REHEARSAL TIME ALLOTTED?

Yes, 1 hour access is provided for the wedding party for your rehearsal.

As we offer exclusive venue hires, you may bring your wedding party for a rehearsal prior to your wedding date. Usually, we have no objections to having the rehearsal a few days or the day prior to your wedding day.

However, if you selected a single day hire only, and another event is scheduled before you, there may be a likelihood that you would not be able to enter the venue until that event ends. A more suitable alternate date will be offered via written consent.

On some occasions, events are held in different buildings therefore could accommodate the rehearsal on the same day as the other event. It is our priority to offer the best service and do our utmost to ensure a private rehearsal experience.

Please remain in contact with your Event Co-Ordinator well in advance and ask whether any other activity has been scheduled.

ARE PETS PERMITTED IN THE CEREMONY/ ONSITE?

As much as we love animals, due to the heritage of the property and upholding the standards of the furniture and carpets, pets are not permitted inside the property. Should you wish to include your pet in the civil ceremony to walk down the aisle outdoors, you may speak to your celebrant/registrar about incorporating this into the service. An extra damage deposit fee will apply.

WHAT IS THE CHANGEOVER PLAN FOR CONVERTING RECEPTION TO DANCE/DISCO?

For the banquet hall hire, our team can convert the space from dinning to dance area in 45 minutes. This is a good time host cake cutting inside the hall during the flip.

 

For the marquee hire, the dining area and DJ/Disco area are located in the same space divided by a discreet curtain and a changeover in not required.

WHAT OPTIONS DO YOU OFFER FOR RECEPTION WELCOME DRINKS/ BAR?

Included in your package is a fully stocked bar with staff.

Our bar team are happy to incorporate any special alcohol, cocktails and tailor made drinks with advance notice. Consult with your Event Co-Ordinator in writing or during your wedding day consultation which is hosted 1 month prior to your wedding day.

DO YOU HAVE A BAR ON SITE?

A fully stocked cash bar with staffing is included in your package in whichever space you select. We also have an eclectic cellar bar in the hall which is open for use during the welcome drinks reception should this be of interest.

 

Our music and alcohol license is until midnight.

 

 

Option 1- Corkage: £10 per bottle. You are welcome to provide your own alcohol which our bar staff will chill and pour the first glass for your guests. Glass wear included.

 

Option 2- Cash Bar: We carry a selection of wines from you to select from. Following your menu selection for your canapé/wedding breakfast, we consult our resident wine expert to gauge which wine will support the flavours in your wedding breakfast meal.

 

If you wish to offer your guests complimentary drinks, we offer a token system where your guests can exchange the value of 1 or more tokens at the bar for a comp drink and then commence cash bar once they have all submitted their tokens.

 

Option 3- Open Bar: A pre determined amount may be put at the bar for your guests. We can issue a token(s) to represent the number of ‘comp’ drinks your guests are entitled to. Once the limit is reached, you may put additional funds towards the bar tab or begin a cash bar option.

 

Minors will not be served alcohol, non-alcoholic substitute will be available. Bar staff may request younger guests to provide ID if they seem under 18. All guests must be over the age of 18, staff are trained to follow the ‘Challenge 25’ procedure and may request identification if anyone looks under the age of 25. Please do not be offended if you are asked for identification. Hockwold Hall Management reserve the right not to serve anyone who they feel should not be allowed to continue consuming or remain on the premises.

 

Should you wish to go out for dinner and drinks locally prior to your event or the following day, this is entirely acceptable – please inform your Event Co-Ordinator of your arrangements.

ARE THERE LOCAL PUBS/ RESTAURANTS WE CAN VISIT?

The Red Lion: (Located a few minutes drive)

114 Main St, Hockwold cum Wilton, Thetford IP26 4NB


 

The New Inn: Walking distance from Hockwold Hall.

Station Rd, Hockwold cum Wilton, Thetford, Norfolk IP26 4JA


 

The Wellington Pub (Located 3 miles)

27-29 High St, Feltwell, Thetford IP26 4AF


 

Bloomsberries Café

Christmas Hill Farm/Station Rd, Brandon IP27 9AB

 

Additional dining selections are available in the neighbouring towns of Mildenhall, Lakenheath and Brandon.

CATERING

SHEFS and their talented catering team have over 15 years experience catering for intimate and large events. They can offer a variety of menus from stunning three- five-course meals to sumptuous picnics, hog roasts & BBQ’s, afternoon high tea or something out of the ordinary!

Our supplier is very flexible with their menu choices to accommodate your taste and any dietary requirements, for example catering for children, vegetarian alternative, accommodate special dietary requirements such as allergies, gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan alternatives etc.

 

Our catering partners work with a variety of budgets. It is important to consider for some full-service events, labour costs may comprise up to half of your catering budget, while more simple events require significantly less staff. Included in their package is:

Standard glassware, cutlery, crockery, and plain white napkins.

 

SHEFS will set up a meeting to create a bespoke menu for you, followed by a menu tasting.

Hockwold Hall will host an annual canapé and wine tasting evening for all couples getting married that year in our eclectic cellar bar.

 

SHEFS

Marc or Sharon

07739404179

01842819803

shefs@btinternet.com

www.shefs.co.uk

 

It is not permitted to supply your own food. Street food vans and other 3rd party supplier snacking ideas are very welcome in the evening section of your event.

 

Hockwold Hall does not accept responsibility for outsourced suppliers outside of our recommended suppliers list. We ask that any outside caterers provide supporting documents of food hygiene ratings, pat test certificate, and insurance coverage. Caterers will have access to power and running water.

CAN A DINNER OR BBQ BE HELD THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING OR A BREAKFAST AFTER THE FOLLOWING MORNING?

When you take the exclusive weekend package, there are options to host a pre wedding day BBQ the night before or a continental/full english breakfast the morning after the wedding at an extra cost with our catering partner. If you prefer, you may host this option yourselves and self cater instead.

IS THE WINE TASTING/CANAPÉ SAMPLING INCLUDED?

Upon booking with us and issuing your deposits towards Hockwold and our catering partner, you will be invited to a wine and canapé tasting evening with other couples who have booked their wedding day with us. This is a lovely evening, of food, wine, and sharing wedding planning tips.

MAY I HIRE DJ/MUSICIANS?

You may hire musicians/ band and/or DJ for your event. There is sufficient power supply for most entertainment/sound systems. Please inform your Event Co-Ordinator of your suppliers needs to ensure we can accommodate their set up.

 

Please ensure your musicians/band and/or DJ have public liability insurance, PAT test certification for their equipment. Hockwold Hall will require these documents provided and have on file. Due to municipal regulations, music/sound must cease at midnight in the marquee.

CAN THE BAND/ DJ SET UP PRIOR TO THE RECEPTION/WEDDING BREAKFAST?

In some circumstances, your entertainment may set up the day before, or on the day of the event. We encourage a meeting with key suppliers 1 month prior to your wedding day to run through timings/and all logistics to ensure a seamless wedding day.

CAN I HOOK UP MY IPOD TO YOUR SOUND SYSTEM?

Yes, we have a normal headphone jack that connects to a speaker or if you bring a playlist on a usb it can be played. We recommend the USB device be tested at 1 month meeting to ensure compatibility.

DO YOU ALLOW FIREWORKS/LANTERNS?

Due to the equestrian and agricultural lifestyle of our neighbours, neither are permitted. Lanterns are not healthy for the environment and local animals can be injured by them.

IS THERE A MINIMUM OF GUESTS THAT HAVE TO BOOK ACCOMMODATION FOR EXCLUSIVITY?

The 8 ensuite bedrooms are included in the overall package, sleeping a total of 28 guests. The house is exclusively yours regardless of whether the rooms are at full capacity or not.

 

View the elegant bedrooms here: http://www.hockwoldhallnorfolk.com/accommodation/

 

We also have two unique converted luxury coaches – that can accommodate 9 and 12 guests respectively – as a creative accommodation solution to house an additional 21 guests in total. We ask that guests return the grounds in the state they found them and dispose of their rubbish accordingly. Use of candles or camp fires are not permitted.

 

Tour Bus 1= 3 singles, 3 doubles = 9 guests

Tour Bus 2= 12 single beds= 12 guests

 

View tour coach layouts’ HERE

 

*Guests staying in our accommodations are asked to remove their outdoor shoes especially during bad weather, with the exception of weddings where additional carpeting will be in place to protect the historical buildings carpets and flooring.

 

The number of persons permitted to occupy each room is limited to the number of beds (IE a 1 bed sleeps 2, a 2 bed sleeps 4). Under no circumstances may more than the maximum number of persons specified in the room description occupy the room. (with the exception of cot beds for young children. You are welcomed to bring your own.) If the number of people permitted to occupy a room is exceeded (which would be in breach of Health and Safety Regulations), then Hockwold Hall Management reserve the right to move excess occupants and charge for additional rooms or terminate the stay. Security deposits will not be returned should the rooms have more than the allowed number of occupants.

 

Extra Beds

Cots for infants are permitted to be brought in by guests and foldaway single beds can be provided by Hockwold Hall and delivered to the rooms at an extra cost (agreed at the time of booking with advance notice). Extra beds must be booked at least 48 hours prior to arrival. We cannot guarantee availability under short notice.

IS A COMPLIMENTARY BRIDAL SUITE INCLUDED ON OUR WEDDING NIGHT?

YES, this is included in your hire package. Our most popular recommend suites are Sandringham or Sheringham. Please view these rooms HERE http://www.hockwoldhallnorfolk.com/accommodation/

CAN THE BRIDAL PARTY GET READY AT THE VENUE?

YES, we generally offer flexibility based on availability. The terms of check in/check out for your wedding day can be discussed with your Event Co-Ordinator.

IS CAMPING / GLAMPING PERMITTED ON SITE?

We enjoy hosting adventurous guests!

We have an area for guests to camping/glamping with running water and toilet a few metres walking distance.

 

Guests must bring their tents and all other camping items with them as Hockwold Hall does not provide such equipment.

 

As parts of the house date as far as the 1500’s, live flames and camp fires pose a risk to the protection of the building’s heritage. Artificial battery LED powered votives, LED candles or variety of torches are welcomed instead.

 

We also have unique converted coaches that can accommodate 9 in one and 12 in the other as a creative accommodation solution. We ask that guests return the grounds in the state they found them and dispose of their rubbish accordingly. To view, the coach images/layout click HERE

CAN I DECORATE TO SUIT MY THEME/PURPOSES?

We welcome creativity and invite you to do as much as you wish with decorating.

We pride ourselves in the flexibility we offer, especially in the Banquet Hall and the Marquee to decorate and hang items. The rules are more restrictive inside the stately manor as some features date back to the late 1500’s. Your Event Co-Ordinator will explore your vision, walk you through the spaces and explain how to best execute the decor plan.

 

You are free to use whomever you wish for flowers, decoration, DJ/Entertainment, cost really depends on what and who you choose. All decor must be secured safely, be temporary, and not cause damage to any buildings.

 

Biodegradable confetti or bubbles are permitted in designated areas behind the hall, your Event Co-Ordinator will show you where this is permitted to be thrown by your guests.

 

As parts of the house date as far as the 1500’s, live flames pose a risk to the protection of the building’s heritage. Artificial battery LED powered votives or candles are welcomed instead.

 

We ask that all decor and personal items be taken down the following morning by 11:00AM.

WHEN CAN I GAIN ACCESS TO THE VENUE TO DECORATE?

On most occasions, the decorating team may gain access the day before the wedding if there are no other events/commitments in the calendar. Alternatively, the morning of the wedding day your team can gain access to the venue. It is best to explore your options with your Event Co-Ordinator at your 1 month before meeting.

BROADBAND / WIFI

Wireless broadband (WiFi) is available and is provided free of charge.

Located in the countryside, we cannot guarantee the connectivity at any given time, however we endeavour to maintain the hardware and connection as best possible.

 

If there is a fault with the hardware provided (wireless router) we will give support and maintenance. We cannot guarantee or be held responsible for the speed at any given time.

Broadband is a variable “best efforts” service, which means it is shared between many users and open to fluctuations in performance. If the fault is deemed to be with the guests hardware/devices, support will not be available. Please do not download movies or other content on our network and agree to use such services in a responsible manner and not for any illegal purpose.

CAN I USE CONFETTI?

Biodegradable confetti or bubbles are permitted in designated areas outside the hall, your event Co-Ordinator will show you where this is permitted to be thrown by your guests.


 

No couples are ever the same, neither are our weddings!

Hockwold Hall is an exclusive family friendly country retreat with so much to offer.

 

 

A place of genuine care and comfort for our guests. We pledge to provide a warm, relaxed, yet refined ambience which instils well-being and comfort.

 

 

Congratulations on choosing Hockwold Hall!

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