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Local Accommodation….although the above photo is Gate Street Farmhouse!
Sandy Lane, Shere, Surrey, GU5 9QL
Stunning location in the pretty village of Shere, 20 minutes drive from Gate Street Barn. A great base for the bridal party
Large comfortable house with flexible accommodation options. Whole house for up to 12 guests, self-catering or catered option, access to pool & tennis court. Or Bed & Breakfast accommodation in-house or exclusive Garden Studio
The Studio, Fortune House, Knowle Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8JP
7 miles from Gate Street Barn
Lovely self contained property which was a former recording studio. 2 large double bedrooms with bathrooms. Kitchen/dining/living area with woodburner
The Annexe @ The Old Vicarage
The Old Vicarage, Lynwick Street, Rudgwick RH12 3DJ
Spacious annexe accommodation with private entrance, only 15-minute drive away, sleeps up to 3 guests in one large en-suite room with a king and single bed. TV and free wifi. Facilities for making own breakfast (small fridge, toaster and kettle).
From £59/night for room
Telephone: 07748 673843/01403 822877
Mrs J Deeks
23 Dagden Road, Shalford, Surrey, GU4 8DD
1 Twin Bedroom 1 Single Bedroom and 1 Double Ensuite Bedroom. £30+ pppn. 10 min drive. Unmodernised but friendly.
£35 including breakfast
Telephone: 01483 565753
The Richard Onslow
ONLY a 10 minute drive away
113-117 High Street, Cranleigh GU6 8AU
Located in the centre of Cranleigh. Lovely local Pub/Restaurant with 10 newly refurbished en-suite bedrooms.
Telephone: 01483 274922
The Stag on the River
Accommodation consisting of seven doubles, all en-suite. Breakfast is full English at the weekend and continental midweek. Part of a lovely pub serving great food all day. Rooms equipped with free WiFi access and TV.
For discounted rates (subject to availability) please go to the below website, go to make a booking and enter the promo code – GSB
Telephone: 01483 421568
The Swan Inn
Petworth Road, Chiddingfold, Surrey, GU8 4TY
Just reopened under new ownership, 9 en-suite bedrooms including a Bridal Suite. All recently refurbished. Joined to a lovely Gastropub.
Telephone: 01428 684688
The Venison House
Michael & Alison Bennet
Garden Cottage, Park Hatch, Loxhill, GU8 4BL
Situated in the grounds of Park Hatch, 200 acres of parkland and 10 minutes from Gate Street. A recently refurbished idyll with every comfort, a large double bed, small kitchen (stocked for breakfast) anda shower room. Complete peace and quiet. Very special.
Telephone: 01483 200410/07768 745765
Guildford Harbour Hotel
Stay at the only 4* hotel in Guildford town centre. The hotel benefits from 183 stunning bedrooms, 2 bars and restaurants and a serene urban spa. Only 8 miles from Gate Street Barn. GSB Special Rate. State you are a GSB client for discount subject to availability. Discount always offered on 10+ rooms booked. Room including Breakfast. Parking is payable to Wedding parties at a 50% discounted rate for 24 hours
Guildford Harbour Hotel Previously known as The Radisson Blu Edwardian
3 Alexandra Terrace, High Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3DA
Telephone: 01483 792 300
Inn On The Lake
Ockford Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1RH 12 Rooms, all en-suite
Telephone: 0845 11 26 102
Premier Travel Inn
Parkway, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1RH
Telephone: 0871 527 8482
Various hotels within the immediate area, closest being:
Woodbridge Meadows, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1BD
Telephone: 0871 9846295
Great Tangley Manor
Wonersh Common, Wonersh, Surrey, GU5 0PT
Self catering 11th Centuary Moated Manor House. Only available for exclusive use of the whole house for up to 12 guests.
Telephone: 0207 5264852
For further information, contact Guildford Tourist Board, Tel: 01483 444333
If you wish to book Gate Street Barn after you or a friend or a family member on your behalf have visited the venue there are the following payment options:
1. 50% non-refundable deposit with the balance due to 2 calendar months before the wedding
2. 25% non-refundable deposit with the second instalment payable halfway between the initial deposit and the final payment due 2 calendar months before the wedding. The second instalment carries a £60.00 inc VAT admin fee
3. £1000.00 non-refundable deposit with equal monthly instalments and a £15 admin fee on each payment. Please ask us to prepare a schedule of payment for you to consider?
4. Cryptocurrencies – we now accept a limited number of payments per annum at our discretion and depending on the market conditions in some cryptocurrencies. If you are interested, please ask!
If you make a Provisional Booking the date will be held for 2 weeks so that you have plenty of time to contact the Register Office or Church. You will be sent an Invoice, Booking Form and the Terms & Conditions
Please note Saturday dates will be held for 1 week only before we will contact you to confirm you are going ahead with the booking
If you would like to come and view Gate Street Barn please call 01483 894362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will be happy to show you around. Please note that viewings are by appointment only
Viewings tend to take about 45 minutes to an hour depending on questions, but if you are interested in viewing the “Woodland Wedding Site” area close to The Barn for non-civil ceremonies, please let us know as we will need to extend the viewing appointment by 30 minutes. Also don’t forget to bring sensible footwear!
If a viewing takes place on the day of a wedding it will probably be in the morning only and we do not offer viewing appointments less than 1 hour before guests arrive as this gives us plenty of time to recheck housekeeping such as the bathrooms etc
If we have a Bride or Groom on site getting ready and they do not mind potential clients being shown around we can offer a Restricted Viewing. This will mean we cannnot show you the Brides Room area, we cannot leave you to wander around on your own after the viewing, and we ask there are only 2 people to be shown around as more than this can be unsettling for a Bride or Groom on their wedding day
A restricted viewing does give you the opportunity to see The Barn and meet us, and if we make the venue short list you can hopefully return for an unrestricted viewing, look around on your own for as long as you like, and bring all your friends and family…if you want to!!
Mobile Make Up Artist & Hair Dresser
Based in the Surrey Hills, Dotty Rose provides its clients with wedding cake that not looks amazing, incorporating modern techniques such as handmade lace, edible sequins and stunning sugar flowers. But their clients marvel at their ability to create a magical taste experience from the classic to the taste bud popping
Telephone: 01483 548 867
Stable Cottage Cakes
A family run business based in the heart of Surrey, providing a personal and professional service to make your perfect wedding cake come to life. Stable Cottage cakes is totally unique, in that all cakes are baked with fresh eggs from their own free-range chickens, meaning that your wedding cake will not only look amazing, but taste amazing too
Pat a Cake
Stunning Wedding Cakes, Birthday Cakes and Cupcake Towers! Our Wedding cakes include a tasting prior to your big day where you can choose the flavours of your cake and frostings and discuss the design in detail.
Telephone: 01428 681 511
Amazing Grace Cakes
Creating Stunning, Luxury Wedding Cakes, Mini Cakes, Cupcakes and Favours all tailored to your specification. Fully qualified in Sugarcraft and Royal Icing with over 20 years experience. Covering Hampshire, Surrey and London. We are looking forward to creating your dream wedding cake.
Telephone: 01252 370665 / 07816669746
Botanico’s style is a beautiful marriage between art and cake. Elegant, romantic and artistic designs that are rich in texture and intricate sugar floristry. Each cake is meticulously designed and handcrafted to ensure total originality for your special occasion. The type of cake one dreams of can be brought to life. Realistic sugar flowers become magical and enchanting floral displays to enthuse the imagination and captivate the senses.
We specialise in designing beautiful wedding cakes and hand crafted sugar flowers. All of our cakes are handmade from scratch, using only the finest quality ingredients.
Love from Lila xx
Based on the Surrey/Hampshire border, Love from lila xx brings together luxury cakes with ethical/environmentally friendly goals. I choose responsibly sourced ingredients like Fairtrade sugar, free-range local eggs, British dairy products and British fruit jams. I always use organic butter in my buttercream and only use products containing sustainable palm oil. With a wide variety of flavours, showcasing even more responsibly sourced ingredients, there is something for everyone. I specialise in a simple, modern style using colour, texture, and sharp edges to create beautiful show-stopping cakes.
Telephone: 07834 986 829
Choose one our 6 excellent approved cateres to suit all tastes and budgets. Starting prices from £45 per head plus VAT for canapes, three-course meal, glasses, crockery, cutlery, linen and all staff
Hazeldene, Primrose Ridge, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2NY
Telephone: 01483 427 329
Mobile: 07790 860 614
Chris and Sarah Hammond
5-25 Burr Road, London, SW18 4SQ
14 Manfield Park, Guildford Road, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8PT
Telephone: 01483 268 326 & 0208 812 3200
Please note that using non-approved caterers will incur a surcharge of £2500.00 inc VAT; permission to use non-approved caterers will only be granted by Gate Street Barn after a meeting. Non-approved caterers must sign and comply with Gate Street Barn’s “Notes to Caterers” this includes providing a copy of their Liability Insurance.
If you wish to source your own chair covers, the measurements can be found in the following information sheet: Information Sheet
The Little Tents – Beautifully Styled Children’s Areas with Handcrafted Little Tents
The Little Tents for your little guests! We can create an enchanting and spectacular area at your wedding or special event for children to enjoy. We have combined three concepts; play, crafts and snooze to help keep your little guests entertained and comfortable, while the adults can keep a watchful eye.
We supply a wonderful selection of arts and crafts, while our tents are decorated with luxurious furnishings, twinkling fairylights, thick cosy rugs and vintage lace, creating a perfect place for children to gather.
Cedar’s Yard – Your Guest Canvas
Join contemporary artist Emma as we invite your guests to help paint an abstract canvas for your home
Laughter, nostalgia, conversation and competition, a new twist on a guest book
Your Bepsoke Song
Creates songs for weddings and special occasions personalised to your requirements
Daniel and Prisha
Festival Headdress Workshop
Great for hen do’s or wedding day entertainment with a twist!
Fern can set up a bespoke drop in headdress workshop for your guests to jazz up their look on your big day.
Quick, sparkly and fun, let your loved ones get creative and make their own wearable piece with either flower crowns, pom pom headbands or fabulous star headdresses.
So grab that glass of prosecco, your fabulous festival creation and shake what ya mamma gave ya!!!
Buttercup Bus VW Camper
Photobooth and wedding transport
Funky photobooths in a vintage VW camper and wedding cars
Telephone: 0789 996 5903
Melisma Music for all Occasions
Classical (Harp, Strings etc), Jazz (Dixieland & Cocktail), Pop Bands (all types), Ceilidh & Barn Dance and lots more
Telephone: 01737 249 839
Beaufort String Quartet
Telephone: 07974 957 270
Telephone: 07764 681727
Surrey Wedding Company
Local company offering backdrops, games, furniture and props to hire. Set up, styling and turnaround services available.
Telephone: 07730 676874
Wedding Plant (Trees, Shrubs, Topiary) Hire & Gift Ideas/List
Telephone: 01798 879213
Farnham Sound and Light
Offer a whole range of services from Fairy Lighting to Festoons, Unique Decorations to Sound
Telephone: 07771 968180
Djs and Bands
NB – Chess is the Gate Street Barn in-house disco. We do not allow any other disco to operate at The Barn unless you have a very good reason not to use Chess and the Disco Contract is signed by The Barn Hirer and the DJ present on the evening. Please down load this contract here
Melisma Music for all Occasions
Classical (Harp, Strings etc), Jazz (Dixieland & Cocktail), Pop Bands (all types), Ceilidh & Barn Dance and lots more
Telephone: 01737 249 839
Exceptional, professional and high energy wedding and function band with a proven track record for making events truly memorable.
Telephone: 07545 999 299
Party classics & rocking tunes played with humour and energy by a great live band.
Telephone: 01483 823 836
Mobile: 07776 238 473
Telephone: 0330 100 2820
Book your live music entertainment with earcandy the UK’s leading entertainment agency.
NB – All bands must be authorised by Jane Hutley or Lisa Gough and sign the Band Contract. Please download the music information sheet here which has the band contract on the last page
We create a beautiful personalised wedding magazine styled to your wedding theme and colour scheme. A bespoke memento of your day that your family and friends will cherish forever, Wedition is a unique way to make your wedding stand out and bring your wedding story to life for your loved ones.
Please note we only allow Quiet Fireworks here at Gate Street Barn which do not make the loud bangs that startle our livestock, these fireworks are every bit as exciting as regular fireworks but without the stress factor to our animals.
The Topiary Tree
Esna Cottage South, The Green, Shamley Green, Surrey. GU5 0UJ
Telephone: 01483 898 762
Mobile: 07775 813 781
Telephone: 01483 527 001
Gate Street Barn Honeymoon Reviews
To view our Honeymoon Reviews feature please click here, alternatively if you have a Tumblr account you can search Gate Street Barn and follow us.
Our feature allows our Gate Street Barn couples to write a review of their honeymoon and share experiences to help our future couples choose their perfect getaway!
Travel Dream, based in Bramley near Guildford, is an award winning travel agency with over 30 years’ experience arranging luxury travel.
We believe you should demand the highest levels of service from your travel company which is why we tailor make your holiday experience by listening to your ideas, then hand pick your Itinerary to ensure you have the perfect Honeymoon .
We pride ourselves on long established relationships with many of the leading tour operators, hotels and airlines. As members of the Travel Trust Association (membership number: Q147X) you can rest assured your holiday is financially protected.
Telephone: 01483 865970
Protestant Holy Trinity, Bramley and St Andrew’s, Grafham
These are the two churches closest to the venue
St Edmund King & Martyr
19 Croft Road, Godalming, Surrey
Father Michael Perry
Telephone: 01483 416 880
St Joseph’s Catholic Church
Father Colin Wolczak
Telephone: 01483 562 704
Halfpenny Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8PZ
Rev Stephanie Sokolowwski
Telephone: 01483 543293
Civil Ceremony Layout
A traditional long layout can seat up to 150 guests. For an example please download a long layout plan here
A curved horseshore layout can seat up to 100 guests. For an example please download a horseshoe layout plan here
For guests seated on round tables please download a roundtable information sheet here
For banquet style tables please download a long table information sheet here
Floor Plan please download information here
Please do not hesitate to contact anyone of us in the office with your preferred ceremony layout choice (if applicable), what type of top table you would like, and your approximate guest numbers, and we will create personalised drafts for you
Outdoor Food Ideas
Outdoor Food suppliers for Reception Drinks (such as Ice Cream) and Evening Food (such as a Pizza Oven) are welcomed providing they do not require use of the kitchen in any way for refrigeration or heating, and you confirm with Gate Street Barn office before booking for authorisation
Listed below are suppliers who do not need prior authorisation from the Gate Street Barn office before booking
Frew & Co
Frew And Co Artisan Rolled Ice Cream bring the tastiest and most delicious ice cream rolls to events around the UK. Watch in amazement as ice cream freezes instantly on the ice pan and rolled up in front of you.
For our payment options please press here
To download a venue comparison sheet please click here
Additional Notes and Information:
1. All prices include tables and chairs
2. The maximum seating capacity for The Barn is 150 and the maximum overall capacity is 200
3. For Civil Ceremonies the Registrar’s fee is not include
4. No corkage charge
5. Hire Fees include VAT @ 20%
6. The Terms and Conditions to hire The Barn form part of the booking
7. Conferences / Lectures and other corporate style functions are quoted according to requirements
8. Increased Evening Bar fees will apply for New Years Eve and New Years Day
9. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
** offering 10% discount on weddings where the Bride/Groom preparations start at the same venue as the Ceremony and Reception
My Beautiful Bride Wedding Photography
*20% off all-day wedding coverage at Gate Street Barn for all remaining 2019 dates!*
It is important to note that we at Gate Street Barn do not make any additional charge to hold your wedding ceremony here. The only extra charges incurred are those charged by The Register Office, details of which are below.
|1st April 2019 –|
31st March 2020
|1st April 2020 –|
31st March 2021
|1st April 2021 –|
31st March 2022
|Monday to Thursday||£466||£486||£496|
|Sunday & Bank Holidays||£616||£636||£646|
The Registrars can be booked up to two years before the date of the wedding and we recommend that you do this to make sure you get your desired time allocation. Please be advised that on the more popular dates, it is common for couples to queue outside the Register Office prior to the opening time in order to get their preferred time.
The Bride & Groom can have a representative boom on their behalf but the representative MUST know the Bride & Groom well and have the following information
• Full names
• Daytime telephone numbers.
Alternatively, you can book over the phone but booking in person are given first preference.
When you have booked your ceremony, you will be issued with a provisional booking form. This will contain details about the legal preliminaries that you will need to complete (notice of marriage or civil partnership), which the Registry Office will explain to you at the time of booking. A marriage pack will also be provided for you, which includes our terms and conditions, cancellation policy, and how to pay the balance of your fees. It also contains a framework for the ceremony, vow choices and a checklist for you to complete in order for the Registrar to complete your celebration and explains more about what will happen on the day.
The Registrars can perform ceremonies throughout the year, excluding Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Years Day.
Monday – Sunday and Bank Holidays: 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm
Ceremonies taking place outside of these times are at the discretion on The Register Office and may incur additional costs
Each Ceremony lasts around 25 minutes and can be no longer than 30 minutes
Please note a Civil Ceremony/Marriage CANNOT run late!
If you experience any problems please do not hesitate to contact us and we will contact the Registrars on your behalf.
Address: Artington House, Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 4DZ
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9.00-16.30
Wednesday only – 09.30-16.30
To download the Surrey Civil weddings and Ceremonies leaflet, click here
Taxis & Coaches
Please note that a taxi MUST be booked before the event or no later then 8pm on the day.
A taxi called at midnight may take over an hour to arrive.
The approximate cost of a taxi to/from Gate Street Barn to Guildford station is £20 before 11pm and £30 after 11pm.
IMPORTANT – UBER DOES NOT WORK AT THE BARN!
For a list of coaches see the bottom of the page!
Very reliable firm with a variety of different seaters.
4 seater from GSB to The Holiday Inn, Guildford – £30 after 11pm
8 seater from GSB to The Holiday Inn, Guildford – £45 after 11pm
These prices are approxmimate and prebook only, plus any waiting time may increase the fare.
Telephone: 01483 888 666
Reliable small firm
2 cars dedicated to local journeys
Airport journeys possible
Telephone: 01483 277 223
10% discount for online bookings
Telephone: 01483 771778
Pink Panther Travel Ltd
Reliable local business
16 & 29 seater vehicles available
Call or email for a competitive quote!
Telephone: 01483 277 011
Trains run from Guildford to Waterloo at:
22:55 Friday & Saturday 22:56 on Sunday
23.08 Friday & Saturday 23.05 on Sunday
23.37 Friday & Saturday 23.35 on Sunday
Arrival times vary depending on the night but it takes about an hour and 5 on a slow train and about 55 minutes on a fast one so not much difference at that time of day.
Trains run from Guildford to Gatwick on:
Friday and Saturday:
22.18 (40 mins), 22.37 (1 hr 14, change at Clapham Junction), 23.19 (51 mins), 00.21 (39 mins) SATURDAY ONLY
(journeys take 39 – 43 minutes) 22.14 23.14 00.14
For further information on train times please visit the National Rail Website.
Useful Information Documents
Please find below a list of documents that you may find helpful when planning your wedding at Gate Street Barn, in order to download the documents click on the names.
Info Sheet 1 – Winter 2019/2020 Special Offer Monday – Thursdays
Info Sheet 1a – Winter 2019/2020 Special Offer Fridays
Info Sheet 2 – Venue Comparison Spreadsheet
Info Sheet 3 – Wedding Co-ordination Service
Info Sheet 4 – Barn Hire Fee – Payment Options
Info Sheet 5 – Cancellation Policy
Info Sheet 6 – Ceremony Choices at Gate Street Barn
Info Sheet 7 – Registrar Fees and Details
Info Sheet 8 – Guildford Register Office Booking Details
Info Sheet 9 – Asian Wedding
Info Sheet 10 – 2019 On Site Accommodation Basic Details inc Prices
Info Sheet 11 – 2020 On Site Accommodation Basic Details inc Prices
Info Sheet 12 – 2021 On Site Accommodation Basic Details inc Prices
Info Sheet 13 – 2019 Accommodation 2 Night Guaranteed – Sunday-Thursday Weddings
Info Sheet 14 – 2020 Accommodation 2 Nights Guaranteed Sunday – Thursday Weddings
Info Sheet 16 – Booking Accommodation
Info Sheet 17 – Accommodation Late Checkout & Additional Guests
Info Sheet 18 – Dogs in the Accommodation
Info Sheet 19 – Off Site Discounted Accommodation
Info Sheet 20 – Itinerary Guideline
Info Sheet 21 – Drink Allowances
Info Sheet 22 – Table Plans – Round Tables
Info Sheet 23 – Table Plans – Long Tables
Info Sheet 24 – Music, Bands & Chess Disco
Info Sheet 25 – Full Bar Information for Bookings Post September 2018
Info Sheet 25a – Full Bar Information for Bookings Pre September 2018
Info Sheet 26 – Pop Up Bar
Info Sheet 27 – Evening Food Conditions
Info Sheet 28 – Access, Delivery & Collection
Info Sheet 29 – Flower Sharing
Info Sheet 30 – Useful Measurements
Info Sheet 31 – Loaning of Equipment inc Ladders
Info Sheet 32 – Microphones & Sound System
Info Sheet 33 – Additional Garden Furniture
Info Sheet 34 – Fireworks, Sparklers & Sky Lanterns
Info Sheet 35 – Brides Room & Meeting Room
Info Sheet 36 – Confetti
Info Sheet 37 – M C Duties
Info Sheet 38 – Bar Work
If you are left with any unanswered questions then please feel free to contact the Office where a member of staff will be happy to assist you.
Cars For All Occasions
Nicolas & Claire Stow
Telephone: 01483 274 479
Mobile: 07714 179 154
Vinnie’s Vintage Vehicles
Telephone: 07989 518427/07812 543057
Rupert & Felicity Pritchett and team
Whipley Manor, Palmers Cross, Bramley, Surrey, GU5 0LL
Telephone: 01483 548 484
Taurus Wines also have a wedding guide which can be found here
The Vineyards of the Surrey Hills is a cluster of beautiful local vineyards who excel in producing outstanding wines in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. www.surreyhillsvineyards.co.uk
Greyfriars Vineyard – Vineyards of the Surrey Hills
Greyfriars is located on the sunny south facing chalk slopes of the Hog’s Back at Puttenham, just outside Guildford. It’s a family run vineyard, producing a range of award-wining sparkling wines with a special attention to control all the process from ‘Grape to Glass’!
Telephone: 01483 813 712
Albury Organic Vineyard – Vineyards of the Surrey Hills
A small family run business producing excellent English Sparkling Wines and a still Rosé. They offer vineyard tours and wine tastings. Conveniently located on the A25 near Silent Pool just outside of Guildford. Discounts are available to weddings.
Telephone: 01483 229159
Jenkyn Place Vineyard
Jenkyn Place Vineyard, Hole Lane, Bentley, Hampshire, GU10 5LU
Local, award winning English sparkling wine, direct from the producer.
Telephone: 02077 363 102
*Why not ask your Wine merchant about sale & return alcohol
Simply let us know your plans and we will provide you with a package.
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