FAQ

Please complete the form on our contact page or email us and we will be happy to show you around, we can be quite flexible on times

Please see our packages and prices page on our website for a breakdown on what is included.

No, we work exclusively with 5 caterers. All food served on site must be served through one of our recommended caterers. Please see our suppliers page for a list of our recommended caterers. Unfortunately, guests are not able to provide food themselves for the wedding breakfast or evening buffet. We review our recommended caterers every few years so for 2023 onwards these options may change.

We advise you to get in touch with each of the caterers to get a price and book directly through them

We usually suggest a ceremony time of around 2pm. We open the venue for guests 30 minutes prior to your ceremony time. The venue shuts at midnight on a Saturday and 11pm for midweek weddings.

We are approved by Kent County Council as a venue for the solemnization of civil marriages and the formation of civil partnerships.

Our ceremonies can take place in our beautiful outdoor oak framed gazebo or inside the main barn.

No, our ceremony price is for the use of the ceremony area and associated venue hire costs. The registrar fee is a separate fee payable directly to Kent County Council.

Our ceremonies can take place in our beautiful outdoor oak framed gazebo or inside the main barn.

We have space to arrange the ceremony area on the dancefloor. We have chairs/benches to set out for your guests and trees and lanterns to provide a beautiful setting for your ceremony. This is also why we have differing capacity limits, depending on if you plan to have your ceremony here or elsewhere, as having a backup ceremony option does require some extra space in the barn.

Yes, we have 10 round tables at 5 feet 6 inches that can seat up to 10 people and six trestle tables at 6ft by 2ft 2 inches which make an ideal top table. We also have 100 gold gilt padded chairs and a cake table.

We ask for a £1000 non-refundable deposit and then the remaining balance paid 6 full calendar months prior to the wedding date. We do not hold any dates until a deposit has been received.

We make every effort to ensure we are accessible for almost everyone. We are a single level barn and have gentle slopes outside instead of steps in most places.

We can seat anywhere from 50 – 140 people during the day. Weddings with ceremonies at the venue are limited to a maximum of 110 guests during the day. 140 guests can only be seated around 13 round tables of 10 and one long top table to seat 10 due to the layout of the barn. The maximum evening capacity is 250 guests in total.

Guest numbers over 100 people for the wedding breakfast will be charged at £180 per additional 10 people to cover and include the following: standard welcome drinks package, 1 round table, chairs, all tablecloths, napkins, and glassware for a reception only, or £200 per additional 10 people for weddings with ceremony on the grounds to account for additional outdoor chairs.

101 – 110 guests will incur an additional £180 or £200 cost (maximum additional guests for ceremony)

111-120 guests will incur an additional £340 (no ceremony on site).

121 – 130 guests will incur an additional £480 (no ceremony on site).

131 – 140 guests (maximum daytime capacity) will incur an additional £600 (no ceremony on site).

Please note, these are 2022 prices. Please refer to your terms and conditions for prices relating to your wedding year.

There is plenty of accommodation nearby – St Margaret’s Bay Holiday Park is closest and has a small hotel on site – this is about a five minute walk from the venue. Both Dover and Deal have plenty of accommodation and are 10 minutes by taxi. Please see our suppliers page for suggestions.

We provide welcome drinks as part of our package (2 drinks per person for a Saturday, 1 drink per person midweek). We allow you to choose from a mixture of Pimm’s, prosecco and bottled beer. We also include soft drinks on top of this. Other options are available, although additional charges may apply for a more bespoke package.

We allow you to supply your own table wine and toasts during the meal, this is up to a maximum of just under half a bottle of wine per person and a glass for toasts at no corkage charge.

No, we operate a fully stocked in house bar on site throughout the day. All wine from the afternoon must be removed from the table at the end of the wedding breakfast (usually 6 – 6.30pm).

No, there is no minimum spend at the bar.

Yes, we provide all necessary staff for the ceremony and bar, as well as having a manager on site all evening. We work alongside the catering team on the day to ensure that there will always be somebody on hand throughout your day and everything runs to plan.

Saturday wedding packages include access the day before at 9am. Midweek wedding packages include access the day of the wedding from 8am.

We do, and a cake table cloth – all included in the price.

Non amplified live music is allowed until 8pm under the terms of our license.

You are free to choose your own band/DJ. We can certainly recommend someone to you if you are looking for some guidance.

We allow you to make your own choices with your other suppliers, but please see our suppliers page for some suggestions. We only require you to use one of our selected caterers.

Yes, we love ice cream!

Confetti is allowed as long as it is natural/bio degradable.

No, unfortunately due to safety and licensing reasons we cannot allow these. Although sparklers for a “sparkler send-off” are allowed.

Yes, we have plenty of parking on site and we allow cars to be left overnight as long as they are collected by midday the next day.

All cancellations must be in writing to Reach Court Farm Weddings, St Margaret’s Bay, Dover, Kent, CT15 6AQ or by email to [email protected].

If written cancellation is received by the Owner more than 6 clear calendar months prior to the event; only the deposit shall be forfeited by the Client.

If written cancellation is received by the Owner less than 6 clear calendar months prior to the event, all payments shall be forfeited by the Client.

The Owner advises the Clients to take out wedding insurance to cover cancellation and other contingencies preventing the wedding from taking place.

If you have checked all of our FAQ’s and still can’t find the answer to your question please feel free to send us an email and we will do all we can to help.