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ALPHETON HALL BARNS - Historic Wedding Venue

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Whilst we are dedicated to retaining the "historic barn" atmosphere and charm of the setting, we are also keen to continually improve and adapt the setting to take account of your comments and requirements.  If you notice room for improvement - Tell US!

 

Our first wedding of 2012 was a challenge,  a large barn to heat on the coldest day of the year with  temperatures down to -13.7 with lots of snow on the ground. Despite the main  heater packing up and a couple of frozen pipes,  we still managed to maintain a temperature of between 18 and 20 dec C in the barns and no one got stuck in the snow.

Our wedding venue's first proper season is now behind us and what a sucess it was, with bookings nearly three times those hoped for. 2012 is almost fully booked with enquiries flooding in for autumn and winter weddings. We never expected this level of popularity or demand.  Thank you to all those who have demonstated their confidence in us to help make your special day even more special.

Christmas and the New Year 2011 / 12 has been spent planting 3,000 trees and hedging plants in landscaping the grassland to the front of the barns (only 450 or so left to plant once it thaws !)

 

Events:

 

AHB hosted a charity Dinner Dance on 21st January 2012 - In celebration of "Robbie Burns". This was a full fledged traditional Scottish Dinner Dance with a Live Scottish Band and Dancing, appropriate Scottish Food provided by the Grid, and a Highland Piper.

 

The proceeds of £2,109.34 are being donated to St Nicholas Hospice and the parish Churches of Alpheton and Shimplingthorne.

 

Following the sell out of this event, it is intended to hold this event again next year, with tickets beign sold on a first come first served basis.                                                                                Email us for tickets

 

We now have a digital projector and can back project slide shows etc to spice up those speeches with embarassing photos of the happy couple's youth!  We have also beefed up our PA system with a pair of 600 w amplifed active speakers.