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Weddings - The Tithe Barn – Terms & Conditions

Provisional Bookings
A booking is deemed to be provisional until the required deposit is received. Symondsbury Estate will accept a provisional booking but should another client subsequently wish to book and confirm the same venue on the same date before the deposit is received no guarantee about availability can be made.

Deposit and Payment
A booking is not confirmed until the appropriate deposit has been received. A non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to secure the booking and is part of the confirmation. A £500 deposit on a separate cheque is required against damage to the property or violation of the noise curfew. The damages cheque will be returned (or destroyed) at the end of the rental period. In the unlikely event of any damage being done or the property being left in an unsatisfactory condition, the owners reserve the right to impose a reasonable charge to return the property to the condition it was in at the beginning of the let. The balance of the total amount will be payable 60 days prior to your wedding.

Ceremony
There will be an additional charge of £400 for having your wedding ceremony at the Tithe Barn. This includes ceremony chairs, registrars table and music. This is due with the final balance payment. You must book the registrar separately. Symondsbury Estate cannot do this on your behalf.

Fees
Fees are determined on the basis of the use of the venue or its grounds for a set period of time. Symondsbury Estate reserves the right to make an additional charge should there be any variation of an agreed time. Such variations will be agreed with the client at the time of booking.

Music & Entertainment
Due to the Tithe Barn being in the centre of the village we do ask that you are mindful of the residents and that all music and/or entertainment for the event should cease by 11.30pm. All guests are asked to vacate the premises by MIDNIGHT. We kindly ask your guests to keep noise at a respectable level when leaving the premises.

Decoration
Decoration of the Tithe Barn is permitted but we please ask that you are mindful to not damage the fabric of the building. Chinese lanterns are not permitted due to the location of the Tithe Barn and the surrounding thatched buildings. Please notify your guests that we do allow confetti within the grounds (this can include real flower confetti, table confetti, glitter and other such small decorations.)

Furniture
Furniture is NOT included in the price of the hire of the venue.

Candles
Candles are permitted but we please ask that measures are taken so that no wax will drip onto the stonework.

Caterers
You will deal directly with our catering partners. You are NOT permitted to use any other caterer.

Capacity
Maximum capacity of the Tithe Barn is between 150 and 200 people.

Bar
A fully staffed bar is included in the hire of the venue; we do not permit you to provide your own bar. You may bring your own table wine (provided you have not booked a special offer package). The wine will then be removed after the meal and any excess can be taken home. You are permitted to bring your own welcome drinks (no spirits or beer). This will stay out for a maximum of 2 hours; it will then be packed away by our wedding coordinator or catering team.

Cancellation of Booking
We strongly recommend that you take out private insurance to ensure that you can meet any cancellation charges in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your event. In the event of a confirmed booking being cancelled the full deposit paid will be retained by Symondsbury Estate. In the event of a confirmed booking being cancelled within 30 days of the date of the event the full balance will be retained by Symondsbury Estate.

Payments
Payments can be made via Debit/Credit Card, Cheque or Bank Transfer.

Damage
Any damage to the venue, its contents or its grounds that result from misuse or negligence by the client or guests will be deemed the responsibility of the client/s and will be charged for by Symondsbury Estate on behalf of the venue owner.

Force Majeure
In the unlikely event of a function being cancelled for any reason beyond Symondsbury Estate’s control, Symondsbury Estate will endeavor to locate a similar alternative venue. Should this not be possible any deposit paid will be refunded in full.

Acceptance of Conditions
The payment of the initial deposit AND signature on the booking form is deemed as acceptance of the above conditions.

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