Photo by Binky Nixon
Photo by Binky Nixon
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Photo by Nicki Shea Photography
Photo by Nicki Shea Photography
Same Sex Wedding two grooms in tweed suits on steps of green and cream romany wagon at countryside wedding venue on a winter day
Photo by Binky Nixon
Same Sex Wedding at South Farm
Photo by Nicki Shea Photography
Same Sex wedding two brides in pale pink trousers suits at farm wedding venue in front of piglets
Photo by Binky Nixon
Two brides same sex wedding share kiss at tree lined driveway of countryside wedding venue
Photo by Cat Lane Weddings

Our wedding venue

We are inclusive and love hosting civil ceremonies and same sex weddings. No two weddings are the same and we believe your wedding day is a perfect celebration of the two of you. So whether you would like a modern celebration or a traditional marriage ceremony it’s your day your way in our stunning and exclusive setting. Our experienced team will talk you through your dream civil ceremony or same sex wedding and will be on hand every step of the way to help with your wedding planning. Come and see us – we’d love to talk weddings with you!

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We’re blessed with a stunning location and pride ourselves on offering exclusivity and flexibility. Whether you are planning a large or small celebration our entire gay wedding venue is exclusively reserved for you. Set in twenty acres of stunning countryside our same sex wedding venue is bursting with unique charm. There are so many stunning spaces for wedding photos – it’s a uniquely beautiful backdrop and the perfect recipe for the same sex wedding of your dreams!

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Sleep in sweet slumber in our guest accommodation exclusively reserved for you and your wedding guests. There’s a luxury suite for the newly-weds, a choice of boutique-style guest bedrooms, a colourful collection of charming Romany Wagons. Plus the option for adventurous guests to camp in our countryside paddocks if they wish!

Perfect Planning

Our experienced team will guide your through all the details, be on hand to answer any questions. and help you co-ordinate the most perfect day you could possibly dream of. Our friendly, exacting service is second to none. On the day we will be there behind the scenes to ensure your dream day in our same sex wedding venue goes perfectly to plan. You can be sure your day will be unique as we pull out all the stops to make your day the best day ever!

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Charming spaces

Our choice of five ceremony spaces offer the perfect setting for a unique civil ceremony, tailored just for you. With the option to hold a civil ceremony indoors or out we’ve the perfect setting for your wedding vows, whatever the season! Our pretty farmhouse, converted barns and stunning gardens offer a perfect mix of quirky yet elegant charm and our versatile reception spaces suit weddings large and small.

Homegrown Food

The organic produce from our smallholding is homegrown, hand picked and lovingly prepared for use in our mouth-watering wedding menus – all freshly cooked and expertly served. We’re so proud of our field to fork ethos and when you sample our food we think you’ll see why! Our countryside farm wedding venue supplies almost all the fruit, vegetables and herbs used in our seasonal menus.

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Something Unique

Something extra-special? At South Farm you are spoilt for choice. As well as our meticulously tended formal gardens we have a stunning tapestry of wildflower meadows, charming courtyards, organic orchards and pretty ponds, all creating a diverse natural habitat and the most beautiful wedding day backdrop! The icing on the cake is our rare-breed animals who happily reside in our paddocks and barnyard and, yes – you can have pictures with the piglets at our LGBTQ+ wedding venue!

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Our same sex wedding venue in stunning countryside is the perfect setting for your civil ceremony and dream wedding celebration. Our beautiful, secluded venue offers complete privacy for your special day. Use our beautifully rustic barn buildings, stunning grounds and pretty farmhouse to create the perfect backdrop for your celebration. Add finishing decorative touches to compliment your colour scheme and wedding theme if you wish. We’ve got everything else covered. From a stunning setting to exceptional wedding day planning, excellent catering and exacting service, we are friendly and flexible. Enjoy our video tour to get just a small taste of all that our same sex wedding venue is about. Or better still come and visit us in person!

Exclusive use, family run same sex wedding venue

Twenty acres of charming spaces, indoor and out

Home-grown food from our organic small-holding

Beautiful accommodation for you & your guests

Sustainable values at the heart of all we do

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Wedding ceremonies we offer

Bursting with romantic charm, whatever the season, our farm wedding venue is the most magical setting for your same sex wedding. Take your pick from our five ceremony options for the perfect setting to say ‘I do’. With choices for smaller ceremonies at our small intimate wedding venue, larger celebrations, and everything in between, our civil ceremony spaces, inside and out, are all uniquely beautiful and ready for you to fall in love with!

Choose The Drawing Room for an intimate ceremony for up to 35 guests, The grand Tudor Barn with stunning Elm beams and twinkling fairy lights for up to 180 or cosy up for a ceremony in The Horse Barn for 65 guests. The Garden Summerhouse offers a stunning outdoor ceremony setting between March and October or choose the rustic Old Dairy with views over the paddocks for up to 100.

Whichever you choose, at our same sex wedding venue you will celebrate your marriage in total privacy with your loved ones.

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A South Farm wedding is all about you. Our same sex wedding venue set in glorious countryside offers a dream backdrop for the perfect civil ceremony and wedding day celebration. Take a look at our gallery for wedding inspiration. If you are looking for a same sex wedding venue that will tailor your day perfectly to you then look no further –  you bring your very own sense of style and we will do the rest. It’s a recipe for the wedding day of your dreams!

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There’s so much to consider when it comes to choosing a wedding venue and planning your special day. We’ve been hosting weddings in our countryside wedding venue since 2005 so we’ve put together a handy list of FAQ’s to help answer some of the questions you may have. If you are interested in holding your wedding at South Farm and have any questions about our late availability wedding venue or your big day then please get in touch – we’d love to talk weddings with you!

Take a look at our barn wedding venue page which gives you all the detailed capacity information for ceremonies and receptions.  Our maximum guest numbers for ceremony and dining is 146 and for an evening party 250.  Please note that your evening guest numbers should not exceed your day guest numbers so for example if you have 100 guests with you in the day you can have up to another 100 in the evening but not more.

What time can my evening reception go on until?

Midnight is the usual finish time but this may depend on what time you are getting married. Timings are linked to our venue fees so if you would like an early ceremony and a later finish you may need to pay for additional hours. We are licensed until 12am all days of the week except for Saturdays when we can organise a late 1am licence if you wish (an additional charge will apply).

We love the idea of an outdoor ceremony but what if it rains on the day?

We know that couples love the idea of a winter wedding venue, which is why we always ask couples who would like to get married outside (March to October only) to choose an indoor option as well.  This gives a contingency in case of wet or windy weather and maximum flexibility.  We usually prepare both indoor and outdoor ceremony areas allowing for a last minute decision to be made.  The Registrars do have the final say on proceeding with an outdoor ceremony if the weather is changeable.

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