Do you have insurance, do we need wedding insurance?

We have Public Liability insurance in case of accidents etc, but it is not wedding or event insurance.  If you wish for peace of mind about your wedding we would suggest you take out your own Wedding / Event Insurance Policy.  There are companies that specialise in this type of insurance.

Over what hours is the venue available?

The normal hours for a wedding at Poundon are as follows;

Day Prior –  Mid Morning onwards to drop off items, decorate and stage the marquee, check into bedrooms if applicable.

Wedding Day – What ever is required to make your wedding day, but as a rough guide, access from 8am for suppliers – guests departed by 12am. – all loud music is to finish at 11pm, quiet background music till 11.30pm.

Day After – If you have stayed at the house, check out from the rooms is 11am as we may be conducting viewings from 12pm.


Do you have a sound limiter in the Marquee, are there any restrictions we should be aware of?

We do have a sound limiter in the marquee, but we try to not have to resort to using it by taking our own readings from the edge of the property throughout the evening and working with your chosen suppliers.  This ensures that your entertainment is not stopped abruptly while respecting our neighbours peace and quiet and meeting our licensing requirements.  With regards to restrictions, the maximum sound level in the marquee is 90dB and we do not permit the use of dedicated sub woofer type speakers on the property as their affect is very unduly disruptive for local residents and all loud music must end at 11pm.  Please ensure that your suppliers are aware of these points.

Do you have a PA that we can hire for speeches?

Yes we do, we have 2 x fixed microphones and 1 x wireless microphone to go with it, let us know what you require and we will arrange it for you.  There is a charge of £45 for the use of the PA for speeches in the marquee.

Can we have outdoor games?

Of course, but we’re sorry that we do not have any.  We are very happy for you to provide or hire in outdoor games either for the front lawns or up at the marquee area.  This also includes bouncy castles etc.  Please let us know what you are thinking of doing so we are aware and can make sure that everything is in place if required.

Can the photographer get an overhead group shot of the guests?

Yes, the photographer can have access to a room upstairs to take an overhead shot of the guests, but the photographer must be accompanied by a member of the family for this. The photographer will need to discuss this with a member of the family prior to the event.

Can we use the three Reception Rooms throughout the evening?

The three rooms can only be used by your guests until you go to the marquee.  If you are taking rooms in the house overnight, then the Drawing room will still be available to the house guests through out the evening.  (But not for a party in the house!)