FAQs


Do we need an appointment to view the barn?

Yes you do, please contact us to arrange a viewing.

What is the cost to hire Over Barn?

Please view our prices page.

What are your running times?

This varies depending on the type of package you choose but we try to be flexible and the bar is licensed until 2am.

How do I book?

We require a non-refundable £500 deposit to confirm your booking.

Do we require a damage deposit?

Yes, we require a £200 damage deposit at least 30 days prior to your event.

What is the maximum number of guests I can have?

We can comfortably seat up to 120 guests. For parties and wedding evening receptions, the barn can hold up to 180 guests.

Is the barn available during the winter?

Yes it is but please remember the barn is over 160 years old, and in keeping with its rustic charm, is not fitted with central heating. Heaters are provided within the barn in the winter months at no additional cost.

Is there accommodation on the farm?

No, but there is a camping field. We charge £5 per camping pitch. Guests are able to bring their own tents or arrange glamping with an external supplier.

What accommodation is nearby?

The Wharf House, Over – less than one mile

Gloucester Premier Inn, Longford – under two miles

Gloucester Quays Travelodge - just over two miles

Stone Barn Holiday Cottage – less than eight miles

Can we have amplified music at the venue?

Yes within the barn but not outdoors. Acoustic music outdoors is fine.

Does the hire of the venue include catering?

No, we recommend using our preferred supplier, CaterCater.

Can I bring in my own caterers or do the catering myself?

Yes, we charge £200 for hire of our kitchen should you need to use it. There is no kitchen hire charge if you use our preferred catering supplier, CaterCater.

Are pets allowed?

Generally yes, if arranged by prior consent from us.

Are table and chairs including in the cost?

Table and chair hire is included in our wedding package cost but not in our party hire cost. Please ask us for a quote if you would like table and chairs at your party.

Do you provide table linen?

No, your chosen catering company can provide this if needed, alternatively please ask us for a quote.

What are the drink prices from the bar?

Our bar drinks are reasonably priced at £3.50 for alcoholic drinks (glass of wine, pint and spirit and a mixer) and £1.50-£2.00 for soft drinks.

Can guests use a debit/credit card at the bar?

Yes.

Can I provide my own arrival and toast drinks?

Yes, there is a £3 per bottle corkage fee for wine and Champagne.

Can we get married in the barn?

We do not currently have a civil wedding licence but some couples choose to hold a blessing in the barn or on the farm for their guests after registering their marriage.

Is the venue exclusive to us?

The barn is hired on an exclusive basis but please note that it is based on a working farm and we have events running throughout the year.

Do you have decorations and fairy lights for hire?

No, we’ve found that people prefer to use their own decorations to style the barn. Please check out our Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram pages to see how the barn has been styled in the past.

Do you supply a table plan stand?

No.

Do you have any outdoor games?

Yes we have an undercover skittle alley in our courtyard, loved by both adults and children!

What can I use to put up my decorations?

We are happy for you to use drawing pins for your decorations but not staple guns, glue or nails. Due to legislation, we are not able to provide guests with ladders, guests must bring their own if required.

Do you have built-in sound systems and PA equipment?

No, due to the rustic of nature of the barn.

Can I bring candles to the barn?

Yes if they are enclosed in a glass container.

Is there WiFi at the barn?

No, there is WiFi available at the shop if required.

Who arranges the 'master of ceremonies' for weddings?

Yourselves. We provide a relaxed and informal wedding venue. Most couples will leave this as a job for the best man.

Do you allow confetti?

Yes, as long as it's real petals or biodegradable. Glitter cannons are not allowed.

Do you allow fireworks?

No, as the farm is home to a variety of animals. We can set up a fire in the courtyard (£20 for fire wood), which creates an ambient outdoor setting. Sparklers are allowed. Paper sky lanterns are not permitted.

Do I need wedding insurance?

Yes it is recommended that your take out suitable insurance to cover your wedding.

Can we hire the farm's tractor trailer?

Yes, we charge £200. We are not able to take the tractor trailer on the road.

Can we leave our presents at the barn?

We are happy to store flowers and decorations overnight (for guests on the three day wedding package) but cannot accept responsibility of any presents left at the venue.

What parking is there?

There is plenty of parking available close to the barn to allow for the maximum capacity of the barn (180 guests).

Is there disabled access?

The barn has disabled access on the ground floor and a disabled toilet. We do not have a lift to the mezzanine level.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations made before the final balance is due (one month before the hire date) forfeit the £500 deposit. Cancellations made less than one month before the hire date will lose 100% of the hire charge.