Can we come to the house before the wedding day and dress the marquee and prepare the rooms?
We are happy for you to come any time after 8am on the Friday before your wedding day – we know how much there is to do at the last minute and we are there to help!
Can we leave things at the house after the Reception and collect the next day? Can guests collect their cars the next day too?
Yes, this is not a problem. If possible, we prefer you to come in the morning.
Can we hire other linings for the marquee, or additional marquee items?
We offer what is included in the price (as per the booking form) and you can hire anything additional at your own expense, but if there is additional work for us, e.g. removing our lining, then we would also have a charge, so it really is best to keep up informed of your plans. Also, please make sure we are aware of any deliveries that might have to be supervised.
Is there a hi-fi we can use to play music on the day in the reception rooms and for the ceremony?
Yes. There is a PA system available (you can plug in an ipod), but if you require anything more specialist, you will have to arrange it. The PA system has two mics as well – a hands free and hand held – great for speeches. There is an additional hire charge for this of £80 plus VAT. Poundon House will not be available to co-ordinate music on the day so please ask one of your guests to help.
Can guests get changed at the house?
They can use the pavilion to change in, but we really only want the house for the bride and groom and immediate family prior to the Wedding.
Can we use the swimming pool?
No. The swimming pool will be securely gated so as to avoid any accidents with children.
Are children welcome?
Children are welcome at Poundon House.
Can we use Confetti?
Confetti must be natural, any other type of confetti is not permitted.
What time must we finish by?
As Poundon House is located in a village, we request that guests respect those who live nearby and therefore the music must finish at 11.00 and guests must depart by midnight.
Can the florist and photographer come and have a look around the venue prior to the day? Can we also arrange a time to bring our parents?
Yes, but again, we must know in advance. We would prefer it if you could arrange all this on the same day.
Can we have a pre wedding shoot with our photographer prior to the wedding day?
Yes, but please be aware weekends are very busy in the summer.
After we have decided to go ahead and use Poundon, what happens next?
We need a signed contract and booking form and the deposit to confirm your date. The booking form and contract define what is included in the price. The balance is due closer to your wedding date.
Do you need any other info from us in the run up to the big day?
We require a schedule closer to the day, that states your timings for the day, your suppliers (including any deliveries). as well a list of names of all your guests that are attending both the Ceremony and Reception.
Can we use the three Reception Rooms throughout the evening?
The three rooms can only be used until you go to the marquee.
Is there plenty of room for car parking?
Yes we have plenty of car parking and guests can come back the following day to collect the cars.
Can we have fireworks, Chinese lanterns, sparklers or flares?
No, we do not allow fireworks, Chinese lanterns, sparklers or flares - this is non negotiable.
Will there be lighting and signs for the evening guests? Or for when guests are leaving?
Yes, we will have signs to the car park and also to the marquee, and lighting is provided both in the marquee and in the garden.
Do you have a top table and a table for the cake?
Yes, we have two rectangular tables for use as the top table, (seats 8-10) and also 20 round 5′ 6 guest tables (seats 10 persons max per table) as well as a cake table.
Is there an easel for us to put our table plan?
We have one full size free standing easel (board size 60cm x 90cm) and one table easel .
Is there a table for the registrar?
The registrar will require one table and chair and we will provide this.
Can the photographer get an overhead shot of the guests on the terrace?
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.
What kind of power is there at the marquee?
It has three phase, 240 volts running from three distribution boards. All power is distributed according to requirements and any suppliers must liase with Poundon House to be adequately supervised.
Can we use candles in the marquee and house?
Yes, in the marquee, but we will have to approve the candle holders. We are obviously concerned about fire and safety. There will be fire extinguishers in the marquee, but we ask everyone to be responsible. Candles are not allowed in the house unless we are made aware of them and someone is responsible for them and it has been previously discussed.
If it rains and guests are on the Terrace, do you have umbrellas we can use?
Yes, we can provide white umbrellas that we are happy for you to use.
If we do not use a room for the Ceremony, does that reduce the cost?
I am afraid not. The cost is for the whole day. We do not have other Weddings going on, so the house is exclusively yours.
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.
Does Poundon House remove all the rubbish?
You and your caterers are responsible for leaving the marquee in a fit state (we will hoover). If your caterers would like to use our rubbish bins we have a charge for this (please see optional extras page with catering equipment).
What is the height of the Terrace Marquee?
At the edge/wall it is 2.5m high. In the very middle it is 4.5m high. Half way between it is 3.5m high approx. If you are booking a Mandap or Chuppah, please contact us if you have any queries.