Considering Value When Booking Your Wedding Venue

Mar 26 2024

To use one of Warren Buffet’s most famous quotes, "Price is what you pay, value is what you get."

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We, like most of our clients believe in value for your investment - and post event surveys show that 99% of our clients believe we offer excellent to fair value. (Based on 279 couples surveyed).

At Larchfield Estate we have been told we aren’t always very good at marketing the incredible value we offer our couples and guests. The value in what we offer comes in so many forms - from having your own exclusive access to our ‘hidden gem’ heritage venue to our team of events experts here to holding your hand from the moment you first enquire (we get it, planning a wedding can be rather frightening and stressful!). From the breath-taking surroundings that Larchfield Estate has to offer for your day, to the personal and all important touches. From no corkage for your own wines and bubbly, to up front pricing allowing you to plan a realistic budget from the start.

Our venue and accommodation also operate on a carbon negative basis, so by choosing us, you are choosing sustainability! Find out more here

Each wedding is unique and this should be one of the most memorable days of your lives… Of course, there are practical things to consider and the biggest (and yet sometimes most difficult to discuss) factor can sometimes be the financial side of things. It is essential to prioritise what matters most to you as a couple and to make decisions about your day that align with your own values, budget and your vision for your day. Our team are here from the moment you book to help you bring all of this to life.

We have a strong belief in up-front costing, as the last thing you need when planning a wedding is any last minute hidden or extra charges. We have heard many tales of couples having upsetting experiences after their wedding days, from unexpected corkage fees, to extensive recycling bills being handed to them the next morning... We also went through an interesting period of people asking us whether we provide loo-roll… YES!!! One million times yes, we do!! Lovely sustainable loo-roll at that (we are a carbon negative venue after all!) Click here for more info

We provide a clear, inclusive venue hire fee, which covers your exclusive use of the fairy-lit Larchfield Estate Barn & cobbled courtyard, the Walled Gardens, indoor and outdoor ceremony and drinks reception spaces, tables and chivari chairs, stunning trees and fairy lights within the main barn, festoon light décor in our stretch marquee (complete with beautiful outdoor furniture and surrounding fire-pits), no corkage fees (this really is a superb bonus!) and of course an expert team on hand each and every step of the way.

Enjoy corkage free bubbly & wines! Francis Meaney Photography

We have endless testimonials from previous couples and guests - all of which mean so much to the team here, who are constantly working away behind the scenes ensuring the gardens are just perfect, chairs set out in the right place, helping with recommendations for suppliers and coordinating all of the final details before the big day. Below our couples speak first hand on their views of value at Larchfield Estate:

‘Since our wedding 3 months ago, I have spoken to 3 colleagues who are currently engaged, they are pharmacists and had looked into Larchfield as a potential venue but the venue hire cost put them off. However from our experience that we have shared, the cost of our wedding with you was the same as an upper-end hotel venue therefore we believe the misconception of high overall wedding cost is your greatest obstacle.’

‘Loads included in the price - great value for money. We were able to build everything from the ground up. Very bespoke experience! Larchfield is a gorgeous canvas. Loved the exclusivity. Love. Love. LOVED it!’

‘I talk about our wedding at Larchfield at least once a week... but! There are so few people who know about it? I am very surprised at this as it was my no1 venue before I’d even gotten engaged. It was my dream to be married here and it came true! For those that do know of it, they always quote to me the hire venue price, but I always assure them.. it’ll be the best money you’ll ever spend!’

'It was priced very competitively compared with other options'

'Accommodation was excellent… and good value for money. It was really lovely for us all to have breakfast together and because we stayed, it felt more like a little mini break instead of just one day at the wedding. We all really enjoyed it.'

Enjoy your day across 3 days here at Larchfield Estate... stay the night before and get ready in the newly renovated Gate Lodge
Enjoy breakfast with your closest family and friends the morning after the wedding in the Old Piggery

Booking a wedding venue should speak to the heart. Does the venue represent your values and you as a couple? Can you picture your celebrating your day there? (we like warm fuzzy feelings!) Does the venue offer value – are you getting the quality that you are paying for? And does it fit within your overall budget – remember to look at the big picture – what delivers the most impact – it is often worth not scrimping on these bigger impact items as an investment in these are likely to lend more to delivering the day you dream of.

What is important to each couple on their wedding day is uniquely personal. Our expertise of course lies in the area of the venue and we really believe that once you find the perfect match, of value and ‘values’ within a venue, you know you have found the place!

What our couples say…

'Honestly, everything was perfect for our day. Larchfield staff worked so hard and was so on top of everything, it made the day go so smoothly. We loved it and had such a wonderful experience! Our friends and family who were there all said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to.’'

'Our wedding day was literally better than I could ever have imagined. All our guests were blown away by the beauty and originality of Larchfield Estate. It was exactly how I pictured my wedding day, style and party! Our guests still say it was the best wedding they've been to! Everything came together so well thanks to all the staff at Larchfield and every other aspect: food, décor, music etc. We both had a perfect day. I have to say I thought I would be nervous and not able to enjoy myself, but everything was so relaxed and I had the best day. Thank you!'

The Main Barn at Larchfield Estate - Relaxed and rustic, yet elegant. We can even help with some decor including lace runners similar to those shown, and candelabra! Image by Forever Social

'We loved it!! Perfect in every way!'

'Service offered was top class and every aspect was covered.'

'What really impressed us about Larchfield was the professional attitude of your team - prompt responses to emails, useful information and advice. We always got the impression that the whole team actually cared about our wedding which was a lovely touch because after comparing our experience with friends who had their weddings elsewhere, this quality really is unique!'

‘’Couldn't fault Larchfield Estate - venue and staff were amazing and made our day go without a hitch. Could not recommend strongly enough! Thanks everyone at the Larchfield Team!’’

'Can't describe how pleased we were with the whole experience. From the day we booked the team were on hand to help with any question, no matter how absurd! Organising everything from London was made easy with such a helpful office at hand whenever I needed them.'

'Genuinely have to say it is hard to fault the set up at Larchfield'

'Thanks for making our day a memorable one for all the right reasons'

Choose from the most magical Sunken Garden ceremony space, to the Stables indoors, with stone wall backdrop and wooden beams... Image by Wild Fern
The Stables indoor ceremony room, Crazy Happy Love Photography

'I really had a perfect day and was so pleased on how everything turned out, thank you!'

'Would whole heartedly recommend Larchfield estate, nothing was too much trouble for the staff and the venue was beautiful'

We love to keep things fun and flexible here at Larchfield Estate! Fancy your first dance outside? We will do everything we can to help this happen! (with a little help needed from the weather of course!) Gillian Higgins Photography

Hop over to our weddings page to find out more about all things wedding related here at Larchfield Estate. If you would like to find out more about pricing, or to book a private viewing with our in-house wedding specialists, simply pop over an enquiry by clicking here.

Photographers featured in this blog - be sure to check out their work! 
Agape Wedding Photo & Film 
Francis Meaney

Forever Social Film & Photography

Wild Fern

Crazy Happy Love

Gillian Higgins