Frequently Asked Questions.

Venue.


How many people can this location accommodate?

The Chapel: 200 seated in rows for the ceremony. 130 seated at round tables for the wedding breakfast.

The Event Rooms: 200 for the afternoon/evening buffet and party. If you want a small intimate reception alternative layouts can be arranged.

How much time is allocated for the wedding rehearsal

2 Hours are allocated for the rehearsal from 6-8pm unless otherwise arranged.

How much time do you allow for setting up decorations?
Weddings:

We will normally allow 1 full day of preparation (usually 2 days before your wedding) plus a run-through evening. Please ensure you arrive & vacate the venue by the times agreed, otherwise we reserve the right to charge an additional fee for the extra time on the premises.

The rooms stated on the booking form are the only spaces to be used. Other areas should not be used, even for deliveries, storage or any other access. If you find that you need extra space when arriving at the building, we can discuss this with you at the time, but it must be authorised in writing, and there may be additional charges.

Other Events

When we confirm your booking, we will agree the times for you to have access to the building. Please ensure you arrive & vacate the venue by the times agreed, otherwise we reserve the right to charge an additional fee for the extra time on site.The rooms stated on the booking form are the only spaces to be used. Other areas should not be used, this includes deliveries, storage or any other access. If you find that you need extra space when arriving at the building, we can discuss this with you at the time, but it must be authorised in writing,  (you should not assume that we will be able to meet your needs at that time). and there may be additional charges.

What are your decoration guidelines?
Weddings:

We provide the venue as a “blank canvas” for you to decorate as you wish. We just ask that you stick within the following guidelines:

  • The venue is a registered place of worship, so please respect this when deciding on the content of the decoration. If there is anything that may be seen as offensive, we reserve the right to remove it from the venue, and will keep it safe for you.

  • To keep the walls clean & tidy, please do not stick anything on them, nor on the pillars or balcony in the chapel (no sellotape, blu-tack, staples, clampons etc).

  • Anything that you set up or change in the chapel is your responsibility to set down after the wedding day is over. The catering team will be responsible for setting your tables in preparation for your wedding breakfast. If you use your own caterers who do not do table set up, then we will charge you extra for this service. If there are any other requirements, then these must be pre-arranged in writing before the event.

If you bring electrical equipment on site to use, it needs to have been PAT tested within the last 12 months. If your equipment hasn’t been PAT tested, then we may not allow you to use it.

Other events:

Please keep all equipment (chairs, tables etc) in the rooms where you find them. If you need to move anything between rooms, this should be agreed with the event organiser.

To keep the walls clean & tidy, please do not stick anything on them, nor on the pillars or balcony in the auditorium (no sellotape, blu-tack, staples etc). If you’d like signage putting up, this needs to be arranged before your event, ideally at the time of booking.

Is it possible to start the setup the day before?

Yes you will have the full day before to access the building.

What time can my vendors start setting up on the day of the wedding?

Vendors can begin setting up from 9am on the day of the wedding.

Is the site handicap accessible?

Yes, most of our entrances are handicap accessible and we have one disabled access toilet.

Is there parking on site?

There is ample free parking directly opposite The Forge.

For more information get in touch.

Booking.


What is your cancellation policy?
Weddings:
  • More than 16 weeks before your wedding: Loss of deposit.

  • Between 12 – 16 weeks before your wedding: 25% of the full fee is due.

  • Between 6 – 12 weeks before your wedding: 50% of the full fee is due.

  • Between 4 – 6 weeks before your wedding: 75% of the full fee is due.

  • 28 days before your wedding: 100% of the full fee is due.
Other events:
  • Loss of deposit if more than 1 weeks notice, full balance is due with less than 1 weeks notice.
Do I need wedding insurance?

We strongly recommend that you take out wedding insurance for your peace of mind. If anything happens and the wedding needs to be rescheduled, with insurance you won’t be liable for a penny.

Food and more.


Do you have an in-house caterer, or do I need to provide my own? Even if there is an in-house caterer, do I have the option of using an outside caterer instead?

Yes we have a list of providers we recommend you use, as they work with us on a regular basis so know the venue well and will work as a team on the day. However, you may choose to use your own providers. We charge a £500 fee for using an alternative caterer. If you opt for a different caterer, they must provide us with a copy of their in date hygiene certificate, and have public liability insurance.

If I hire my own caterer, are kitchen facilities available for them?

We have a space for them to cook, but they will need to bring their own cooking equipment.

Are tables, linens, chairs, plates, silverware and glassware provided, or will I have to rent them myself?

Tables are provided. All other equipment must be hired, either through the caterer or we recommend looking at our preferred supplier list.

Can I bring my own wine, beer or champagne, and is there a corkage fee if I do?

Yes you may bring your own wine and champagne for a corkage fee of £5 per bottle.

Are you licensed to provide alcohol service?

We currently don’t have our own license. Alcohol can be provided through local mobile bar companies with no booking fee neccessary (see recommended suppliers).

Do you offer on-site coordination?

Currently, no. It is normally one of the ushers’ responsibility to take the role of “master of ceremony”.

Don’t see what you are looking for?

We would be happy to answer any of your questions so please get in touch.

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