Are You Looking For A Unique Intimate London Wedding?

Intimate wedding London
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Where to begin on the best intimate wedding venues in London?

Congratulations on making the most important decision of your life – you’re getting married, and you want your dream intimate wedding to be in London. With so many things to think about, where do you begin? Venues are typically the first thing people think of and they want their wonderful day to include the best food, wedding photography, and a stylish and personal theme to their wedding day. Once you discover the perfect setting for your intimate wedding, the rest of the wedding’s details; suppliers, guest lists, and other considerations, will fall into place.
Your personal interests and tastes will guide your decision when it comes to selecting the perfect place for your wedding. Some people might choose to go big and hire a castle as their wedding venue. Some people prefer smaller, intimate weddings – sometimes less is more. Since a wedding is a gathering of two people to commemorate their love for one another, the location should reflect their personality. If you start your planning early, a lot of venues will welcome the opportunity to host your big day.
Farm weddings have become popular over recent years because of the simple yet rustic beauty that a farm offers. South Farm, in Hertfordshire, which is a small journey from London, is perfect for any intimate wedding. We have thought of everything – wedding planning, catering, and accommodation so that you know you are in good hands at our 5-star-rated venue.

What are intimate weddings?

Intimate weddings typically contain between 20 to 75 guests, although ceremonies have been held with as few as six seated guests. When a wedding celebration is intimate and personal, it acquires an entirely new significance – In terms of travel and overnight accommodation, a small, intimate wedding is much simpler to plan than a big wedding. By holding an intimate wedding you’ll be sure to spend more time with your visitors, make them feel valued and included in your wedding celebrations.
When searching for the perfect venue to host your wedding, it’s important l to find out what they can and cannot offer in addition to venue hire capacity and charges. You’ll discover that some locations, like a restaurant, bespoke venue, or a hotel, can provide catering for visitors, whilst other locations might not. Room capacity may limit the number of wedding guests that can be invited at some venues. South Farm offers a choice of spaces to suit your intimate wedding ceremony and reception. The South Farm wedding planners will be with you every step of the way to ensure your picture-perfect wedding goes without a hitch and is planned to perfection with a warm, helpful, and personal approach.
South Farm provides amazingly delicious, organic food, catered in-house by the team of creative and talented chefs. Guest accommodation is on-site meaning your wedding guests can eat and party to their heart’s content knowing that they don’t have to go far to get a good night’s sleep. Our guest accommodation is a little unique. Bespoke, charming, and unique. With onsite accommodation for us to 24 guests between our gorgeous guest rooms, Showman’s and Romany Wagons, as well as a camping area for more adventurous visitors and a choice of nearby B&Bs or a hotel room as a backup. Your guests can also stay in one of our three chic rooms at our sister B&B, Fen Bridge Farm, located less than a mile away. All accommodation at South Farm and Fen Bridge Farm is exclusively reserved for your wedding guests.

Private dining for your wedding

We take great pride in our cuisine – Nearly all the fruit, vegetables, and herbs used in our extensive selection of seasonal dishes come from our organic small holding. Choose from a wide choice of menus including a traditional three-course meal, a delectable hog roast served buffet-style, or a fusion feast. We can accommodate a variety of unique cuisines, including Halal, Kosher Friendly, and Masorti Supervised, as well as fully vegan and vegetarian menus.

What venue can be used for a wedding?

For those celebrating an intimate wedding with close family and friends, many venues will be willing to hold your wedding celebrations. Those celebrating a wedding on a smaller scale will have a wider choice of venues that are available to hire because the guest list is usually not a limiting factor – some venues simply do not have the room to facilitate larger wedding parties and their guests. This is one of the perks of having an intimate, smaller wedding celebration – along with costs being lower, more attention and detail can be provided to small wedding celebrations.
It’s crucial to carefully consider your expectations when reserving a small wedding location in London. Some locations may offer a room or sizable area for your wedding celebrations, but they may not provide catering or staff to serve your wedding guests. Make sure your wedding venue can provide all the services you need including serving food, offering a music licence for your evening party so you can hire a band or DJ. At South Farm, we offer catering, accommodation, wedding planning and preparation, and a beautiful venue. You can relax knowing that everything will be taken care of on your wedding day and that no one needs to travel far after your big day.
All the things you need, including tables, chairs, crockery, glasses, table linen, and all our sparkly fairy lights throughout the venue, are included in our venue hire cost, so you don’t have to worry about hiring additional items. South Farm is yours, and only yours, for the duration of your perfect day. Additionally, we provide a variety of extras as part of the venue hire to make your special day seamless and totally unique. These extras include sound systems in all of our ceremony locations, pretty fairy lights, microphones for speeches, and even biodegradable confetti.

Ceremony Sites at South Farm

We offer a choice of licensed indoor and outdoor ceremony spaces set in the beautiful Hertfordshire surroundings. Our rustic summerhouse in our lovely gardens is perfect for magical outdoor weddings. Our majestic Tudor Barn, framed by old elm beams and with high ceilings, creates a striking entry. The beautiful Horse Barn and Old Dairy are perfect all year long, and our country-style Drawing Room with a roaring fire is cosy and romantic for small weddings in the winter. Each area of our venue is unique and wonderful, and whichever one you choose, they are all ready for your ceremony.


I’m sure you hear many brides and grooms say they had the perfect day, but with everyone at South Farms help it really was a little slice of perfection! 

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