What is the capacity of your marquee? How many guests can be seated for a meal?

We have two Marquees which are up during the wedding season; The Reception Marquee and the Terrace Marquee.

The Reception Marquee  can seat 250 guests at 25 round tables with a dance floor and band stage set up.  We can go up to 300 guests at 30 round tables but there would be limitations to where the dance floor may be located.  If you required this kind of capacity we would develop the plans and logistics with you to make sure what you wished for would be possible.

The Terrace Marquee is mainly used for ceremonies and drinks receptions, but can be used for a meal and could seat up to about 80 guests at 8 round tables.

Can we have a pay/cash bar at our wedding?

This is fine, but you must use Poundon Houses nominated supplier for this.  We do not allow outside suppliers to run cash bars at the house.  There is a management fee of £150 for a pay/cash bar.  Upon the bar opening, all drinks will then have to be supplied from the bar.  Wine / Drinks that are still on the table from the meal will be collected and put to one side for you collect the following day.  We do not accept card payments at this time so please make sure your guests are aware of this.

Can we work with caterers of our own choosing?

Yes you can and we are very experienced in working with outside suppliers (sometimes referred to as external).  If you do chose to go with caterers who are not on our preferred list, then there is a kitchen facility of £800 inc. vat.  Please refer to the equipment list to see what is included in this fee.

Do you charge corkage for drinks?

We do not charge any corkage at Poundon House, (but your caterers may do, this is between you and them).  If you wish to use the bar space and chiller fridges in the Reception Marquee and are not having a Pay bar then there is an additional charge of £150.

If you want to have a pay bar organised, than this would be through our chosen supplier and there is a charge of £150 for this option.

What catering equipment is inc. in the catering fee?

We have the following equipment in the marquee kitchen space;

3 x 6 burner gas ovens (LPG gas provided for these ovens)

2 x hot cupboards

1 x double door fridge

1 x glass fronted chiller drinks fridge – full height

1 x chest freezer

1 x hot water urn

2 x  shelving units

1 x trolley

1 x single sink unit in main kitchen

1 x double sink unit and shelving unit in second kitchen area

Mains cold water (Potable)

Running hot water (Non Potable)

A selection of rectangular trestle tables.


Does Poundon House remove all the rubbish?

You and your caterers are responsible for leaving the marquee in a fit state (we will hoover). We provide rubbish bins for general waste and recycling at the Reception Marquee for your caterers to use.

Once we have decided on a menu, can we have a tasting at the house?

Yes, Passion For Food and Original Kitchen will be more than happy to arrange a tasting at the house. However, if you use another catering company, we do not offer this service.  Please note that a tasting is only offered once a deposit to the caterer and ourselves has been paid.

What tables and chairs do you have, do you have a top table and a table for the cake? What are their dimensions?

Yes, we have tables for use as the top table (various lengths can be assembled)

6 x Small rectangular trestles – 118cm x 75cm x 77cm height

7 x Medium rectangular trestles – 182cm x 76cm x 77cm height

3 x Large rectangular trestles – 244cm x 87cm x 80.5cm height

25 x Round 5′ 6 guest tables – 166cm diameter x  77cm height (seat 10 persons max per table)

2 x Cake tables –  76cm diameter x 76cm height

250 white chiavari chairs