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Our wedding venue

Set in beautifully tranquil countryside our stunning intimate wedding venue feels special and unique. The soundtrack is birdsong and the gentle rustle of the breeze in the trees. It’s the perfect place for a dream wedding celebration. You’ll feel a million miles away from the outside world as you celebrate your intimate wedding day with your loved ones. But don’t just take our word for it, come and visit our wonderful small intimate wedding venue Hertfordshire – it’s where wedding day dreams come true!

What’s Included in our small intimate venue hire


Our charming spaces are the perfect setting for the perfect wedding day. Our beautifully converted barn buildings and pretty country farmhouse set in stunning grounds & gardens are for your use only for the duration of your wedding. Enjoy your intimate wedding celebrations in total privacy with your loved ones in our secluded setting.

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Our charming guest accommodation is exclusively reserved for you and your guests. There’s a luxury suite for the newly-weds, a choice of boutique-style guest bedrooms, a colourful collection of Romany Wagons and more adventurous guests can camp in our paddocks if they wish! Our wedding venue with accommodation Hertfordshire is charming, unique and it’s all yours!

Perfect Planning

The friendly, meticulous service from our experienced team is second to none. From your very first visit to our small intimate wedding venue in Cambridgeshire we will guide you through the details and be on hand to answer any questions, helping you co-ordinate your planning for your small, intimate wedding day. On the day itself we will be there to support, calm and organise behind the scenes ensuring your wedding day is perfectly tailored to you. Our detailed planning ensures you can relax in the company of your guests and enjoy the wedding day of your dreams at our barn style wedding venue!

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Charming spaces

Take your pick from our choice of five ceremony spaces, inside and out, we’ve the perfect choice for your intimate wedding ceremony, whatever the season. All our ceremony spaces are brimming with elegant charm such as our farm wedding venue. For your wedding reception enjoy each of our versatile spaces for different parts of your special day – all perfect for the intimate wedding of your dreams!

Homegrown Food

Home-grown, hand-picked, organic produce is used in our mouth-watering wedding menus. Treat your guests to our amazing choice of seasonal menus with fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in our very own small-holding. We’re so proud of our wedding food and the wonderful feedback we receive leads us to believe it’s the finest wedding food imaginable. Treat your guests to a wedding meal they won’t forget!

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Something Unique

Our small wedding venue in Hertfordshire provides the perfect blank canvas backdrop allowing you to add your own personal sense of style to create your dream wedding day. Our stunning formal gardens are encircled by beautiful wildflower meadows, organic orchards, pretty ponds and charming courtyards – all creating a diverse natural habitat and home to our rare-breed farm animals. We’ve so many uniquely special features for you to enjoy and on your wedding day you’ll feel like you’re the only people in the world at our civil wedding venue!

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Our unique intimate wedding venue in Hertfordshire is stylish and secluded and offers you and your guests complete privacy. Our stunning choice of spaces set in beautiful grounds and gardens are the perfect backdrop for a small, intimate wedding. Add finishing decorative touches to compliment your colour scheme if you wish. We’ve got everything else covered. From a picture-perfect setting to exceptional wedding day planning, excellent catering and exacting service, you’ll find our wonderful team to be friendly and flexible. Enjoy our video tour to get just a tiny taste of all that our intimate wedding venue is all about. Or better still come and see us in person – we’d love to show you around our winter wedding venue!

Family run intimate wedding venue in Hertfordshire

Lovingly converted rustic barns & charming gardens

Home-grown food from our organic small-holding

Stunning on-site accommodation for you & your guests

Sustainable values at the heart of all we do

Extensive list of local, recommended suppliers

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Wedding ceremonies we offer

Bursting with romantic charm, whatever the season, our small intimate wedding venue offers a truly magical setting for your wedding day I-Do’s. Choose from our five licensed ceremony options for your intimate wedding ceremony. Inside and out, our ceremony and reception spaces are all uniquely beautiful and ready for you to fall in love with!

Choose the cosy Drawing Room for your intimate wedding ceremony for up to 35 guests. Our grand Tudor Barn with stunning Elm beams and twinkling fairy lights is a beautiful setting for small, intimate ceremonies or larger celebrations with a capacity of up to 180. Cosy up for a stunning ceremony in our historic Horse Barn for 65 guests. Or opt for an outdoor ceremony in our Garden Summerhouse, perfect for small intimate wedding ceremonies between March and October. Or choose the rustic Old Dairy with views over the courtyard and paddocks for up to 100.

Whichever you choose, at our small, intimate wedding venue you can celebrate your marriage in total privacy with your guests.

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A South Farm wedding is all about you. Our small, intimate wedding venue is set in glorious countryside and offers a stunning wedding backdrop for the intimate wedding day of your dreams. Take a look at our gallery for wedding inspiration. If you are looking for a unique wedding day that is perfectly tailored 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 small intimate wedding venue and planning your special day. We’ve been hosting weddings in our small wedding venue in Hertfordshire UK since 2005 so we’ve a wealth of wedding experience. There won’t be a question we haven’t come across but to help you with planning for your small intimate wedding day 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 intimate wedding at South Farm and have any questions about our last minute wedding venue or your big day then please get in touch – we’d love to talk weddings with you!

Our venue hire fee includes use of South Farm for the duration of your event plus all the extras you need….tables, chairs, crockery, glasses, table linen and all our twinkly fairy lights throughout the venue so you don’t have to worry about hiring additional items in. There are also lots of extras we provide, included in the venue hire, to make your day seamless and unique, sound systems in all our ceremony spaces, microphones for speeches and even bio-degradable South Farm rose petal confetti! You will have a dedicated, experienced Event Manager and a friendly and professional Front of House team on hand to look after you, your guests, your suppliers and all the little details so that you can relax and just enjoy your day!

How accessible is South Farm?

Although we are set in the countryside our venue is fully accessible with paving and pathways around the whole venue and everything on ground floor level. The entrance door into the main farmhouse and French windows out onto the terrace have small thresholds to get over but we have ramps which can be put out on arrival – just let us know that these are required at your Planning Meeting. We also have a rest room with disabled access in the Horse Barn. Accommodation-wise our most accessibly friendly bedroom on site is the Tack Room, this is located near to the Tudor Barn and has a walk in shower and hand rail next to the toilet. At Fen Bridge Farm, our sister B&B down the road, there is fully accessible disabled accommodation for two. Our wedding venue near Royston is also easily accessible from nearby areas by road or rail.

Is there accommodation on site for our guests?

Yes, our small wedding venue in Cambridgeshire can sleep 24 guests in total on-site. We have five main bedrooms, two of which can sleep four. We then have our collection of five Showman’s and Romany Wagons which can each sleep two. In addition we have two camp beds and two travel cots for younger guests. We also have Fen Bridge Farm Bed & Breakfast, 1.4 miles down the road towards Bassingbourn, which is automatically reserved for your wedding and has three double rooms (nb there are two periods each year – the late May Bank Holiday and over Christmas & New Year – when Fen Bridge Farm will be closed and the accommodation will be unavailable). We also allow people to camp – in a tent, caravan or campervan (we have two electric hook ups in the camping area and dedicated bathroom facilities for guest who camp) – there is plenty of room on site!


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A huge thank you for a day we will always remember for the rest of our lives.

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