South Farm

Conveniently located in the heart of the countryside on the Cambridgeshire/Hertfordshire borders. A ‘Distinctly Different’ venue, it is perfect for those looking for an unusual and bespoke setting for a romantic country wedding.

  • Licensed for civil ceremonies inside and outside
  • Option for guests to stay in gypsy caravans or to camp

All about South Farm

Set in an impressive 20 acres, South Farm boasts a beautiful old farmhouse, granary, old dairy, summerhouse and stables among other ancient, lovingly restored, buildings and is surrounded by idyllic gardens, an organic smallholding, nature reserve and woodland.

South Farm is well connected to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire and is just over half an hour by train to London.

Originally of Tudor origin, the Farmhouse is the first point of entry to South Farm. It leads into a captivating double storey entrance hall that boasts a magnificent fireplace and French doors with views to the garden terrace, flower beds and lawns beyond. Furnished in a classic country style with fine old paintings and rare books, the Drawing Room is a popular option for intimate ceremonies and drinks receptions. The Farmhouse also features a traditional Dining Room and lovely en suite guest room with lovely views over the courtyard.

The elm-framed Tudor Barn is a splendid setting for a magical wedding. Lovingly restored around 10 years ago, it incorporates a traditional vaulted ceiling, charming timber beams and pillars and a bar built with old hand made bricks reclaimed from the original floor. Subtle draping and soft floor coverings have created a warm and welcoming setting for the wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast.

The Tudor Barn, The Old Dairy and lovely Sun Terrace and The Granary are linked by the Barnyard and Walkway. Fine buildings with their own individual character, they offer a multitude of options for bespoke wedding celebrations.

The latest addition to this spectacular venue is the Horse Barn. Steeped in history, this wonderful building was once home to the eight shire horses that worked the farm. The exquisite, timber-framed barn is now the perfect setting for dancing and celebrating in the evening, and can also provide an extra breakfast room for those camping at the venue.

The flower-festooned Wisteria Walkway provides a link between the ancient buildings, and a picture-perfect place to enjoy a drink outside surrounded by twinkling fairy lights. One half of the rustic timber-framed Barnyard is still a traditional animal farmyard and home to South Farm’s collection of rare breed poultry and piglets who are able to come and go as they please much to the delight of wedding guests.

South Farm’s enchanting gardens encircle and complement the fine old buildings. 700 hardwood trees and more than a mile of perfectly planted hedges have created a stunning oasis for the inner gardens which offer colour and interest regardless of the season, from early flowering heathers to spring blossom and burnished autumn leaves.

For outdoor ceremonies, South Farm offers the Summer Garden; ablaze with flowers at every season, it is the focal point for outdoor weddings, drinks receptions and romantic evenings with its highlight being the exquisite Summerhouse. Fully licenced for weddings, it is a stunning seven sided oak framed building hovering above the lily pond. Weddings are hosted in the Summerhouse with the congregation facing on the opposite bank. South Farm’s Thai Tuk Tuk is available for dramatic entrances by the bride on the big day.

In keeping with its rustic charm, South Farm has its own very productive organic smallholding, growing an extraordinary range of traditional and exotic vegetables, fruit and herbs along with free range eggs and pork with many ingredients featuring on the menu.

Accommodation at South Farm is also ‘Distinctly Different.’ From the glamorous bridal suite, individual guest bedrooms to the desirable Romany Caravans and on site camping, there is something for everyone with options befitting the style, charm and character of this unusual and very special barn wedding venue.

All about South Farm

Set in an impressive 20 acres, South Farm boasts a beautiful old farmhouse, granary, old dairy, summerhouse and stables among other ancient, lovingly restored, buildings and is surrounded by idyllic gardens, an organic smallholding, nature reserve and woodland.

South Farm is well connected to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire and is just over half an hour by train to London.

Originally of Tudor origin, the Farmhouse is the first point of entry to South Farm. It leads into a captivating double storey entrance hall that boasts a magnificent fireplace and French doors with views to the garden terrace, flower beds and lawns beyond. Furnished in a classic country style with fine old paintings and rare books, the Drawing Room is a popular option for intimate ceremonies and drinks receptions. The Farmhouse also features a traditional Dining Room and lovely en suite guest room with lovely views over the courtyard.

The elm-framed Tudor Barn is a splendid setting for a magical wedding. Lovingly restored around 10 years ago, it incorporates a traditional vaulted ceiling, charming timber beams and pillars and a bar built with old hand made bricks reclaimed from the original floor. Subtle draping and soft floor coverings have created a warm and welcoming setting for the wedding ceremony and wedding breakfast.

The Tudor Barn, The Old Dairy and lovely Sun Terrace and The Granary are linked by the Barnyard and Walkway. Fine buildings with their own individual character, they offer a multitude of options for bespoke wedding celebrations.

The latest addition to this spectacular venue is the Horse Barn. Steeped in history, this wonderful building was once home to the eight shire horses that worked the farm. The exquisite, timber-framed barn is now the perfect setting for dancing and celebrating in the evening, and can also provide an extra breakfast room for those camping at the venue.

The flower-festooned Wisteria Walkway provides a link between the ancient buildings, and a picture-perfect place to enjoy a drink outside surrounded by twinkling fairy lights. One half of the rustic timber-framed Barnyard is still a traditional animal farmyard and home to South Farm’s collection of rare breed poultry and piglets who are able to come and go as they please much to the delight of wedding guests.

South Farm’s enchanting gardens encircle and complement the fine old buildings. 700 hardwood trees and more than a mile of perfectly planted hedges have created a stunning oasis for the inner gardens which offer colour and interest regardless of the season, from early flowering heathers to spring blossom and burnished autumn leaves.

For outdoor ceremonies, South Farm offers the Summer Garden; ablaze with flowers at every season, it is the focal point for outdoor weddings, drinks receptions and romantic evenings with its highlight being the exquisite Summerhouse. Fully licenced for weddings, it is a stunning seven sided oak framed building hovering above the lily pond. Weddings are hosted in the Summerhouse with the congregation facing on the opposite bank. South Farm’s Thai Tuk Tuk is available for dramatic entrances by the bride on the big day.

In keeping with its rustic charm, South Farm has its own very productive organic smallholding, growing an extraordinary range of traditional and exotic vegetables, fruit and herbs along with free range eggs and pork with many ingredients featuring on the menu.

Accommodation at South Farm is also ‘Distinctly Different.’ From the glamorous bridal suite, individual guest bedrooms to the desirable Romany Caravans and on site camping, there is something for everyone with options befitting the style, charm and character of this unusual and very special barn wedding venue.

Key Info

Civil Licence 180
Outdoor Wedding Capacity 180
Indoor Dining Capacity 140
Location
South Farm, Shingay, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0HR Open in Google Maps

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