Flaxbourne Gardens – A Delightful Garden & Marquee Venue in the Buckinghamshire Countryside

by Michelle

Flaxbourne Gardens are the most stunning, vibrant gardens set over three acres located in on the Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire borders. Flaxbourne approach each wedding individually, meaning that your wedding reception is totally centred around your personal requirements.

Whether you’re planning an intimate celebration or a much larger event, the beautiful marquee at Flaxbourne Gardens, can be customised in so many ways in order to really make the space your own.

And of course there are the outstanding gardens, with majestic views of the countryside beyond, such a perfect backdrop for your wedding photos and the ideal spot for your guest to relax and celebrate with you.

Add to this a selection of amazing catering options from a traditional wedding breakfast to a hog roast and many other choices, the team at Flaxbourne are super keen to make your big day a truly outstanding one. We’ll pass you over to them now to find out more.

Tell us about your venue

Flaxbourne Gardens is a unique, stunning venue found in the Buckinghamshire countryside. What makes us so unique are a variety of elements – stone archways, a romantic grotto behind a waterfall, water features, extensive beautiful gardens, a moated castle plus many more. Coupled with our stunning permanent, hard standing marquee, it’s the perfect backdrop to a wedding celebration.

Do you offer civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies?

Not at the moment but it’s something we’re researching for the next few years. We can however hold a blessing ceremony.

Do couples & their wedding party have exclusive use of your venue?

Yes! From the day before until the morning after.

Venue capacity – How many guests can attend the day ceremony, if applicable, wedding breakfast & the evening reception?

The size of our marquee means we can accommodate up to 500 guests for a sit down meal.

Tell us just a little about any wedding packages you offer

All packages are bespoke to each couple, after all no 2 couples are the same. Hire cost for the marquee starts at just £1500

Do you have in-house catering, or preferred suppliers or are couples free to choose their own caterers?

Our in house caterer is an award winning chef with over 30 years experience. However couples are able to bring in their own (for an additional fee per head)

Can couples supply their own alcohol for the evening? Is there a corkage fee?

Couples can either use our wine or supply their own, corkage fees start at £7.50 per bottle for wine & £10 a bottle for champagne.

Are couples completely free to choose their own wedding entertainment & do you have a specific sound system?

We have a recommended DJ available should couples wish to use them. However Couples can bring in any entertainment that they wish. After all, it’s their day. We’ve had everything from big bands to solo artists to disco & most in between! We also have a recommended magician, a rat pack tribute artist  plus several other supplier who can add to the couple’s wedding.

Do you offer accommodation on site? If so, for how many guests?

Unfortunately, we can’t offer accommodation onsite. However we are able to recommend several nearby hotels & guest houses, all pre vetted by our team so we are able to recommend in full confidence.

Do you have an in-house wedding co-ordinator?

Yes, our onsite wedding coordinator is an award winning wedding planner with over 15 years experience. She is available to couples at no extra cost on their booking.

How far in advance can couples or their wedding stylist, florist etc have access to the venue in order to decorate it?

From the afternoon before the event, possibly earlier that day if no other event is on site.

Do you have gardens or an outdoor area for wedding photographs?

Our gardens are our best feature, the whole outdoor area creates an amazing backdrop for wedding photographs!

What’s your best advice to couples when choosing their perfect wedding venue?

Go with gut instinct. If somewhere makes you feel positive & relaxed then it’s the one for you. Plus Don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Any finally, what are your favourite moments from previous wedding you’ve been involved with?

Every wedding day is special but certain elements never get old – it’s the first glance of the bride in her dress, seeing people’s faces light up. Or when a couple first walk into the venue when it’s been decorated & the wow factor of seeing their ideas come to reality. It’s hard to choose!

 

All images courtesy of Flaxbourne Gardens

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