Terms and conditions for equipment hire

Printable documents: Equipment hire; spreadsheet file: Equipment hire calculator.  Some fine wooden furniture in the barns does not need to be hired, including trestle oak tables, pews, kitchen tables and benches. However equipment for formal sit-down meals is offered for hire, including wedding chairs, trestle tables and a range of tableware including plain white crockery, glassware and cutlery. Large pagoda marquees are for hire in the grounds as well as a PA sound system above the stage. Our equipment is good quality but simple and as we don’t have an huge range you are welcome to hire from our preferred supplier instead. Our general terms and conditions for hire:

  • A surcharge of 20% on equipment hire is kept as a bond and is returned after the hire
  • Breakages will be retained from the bond see our Cost of Breakages page
  • Charges given are for hire that is paid for 2 weeks in advance of arrival. Late hire is not always possible. Hire 5 days or less before arrival incurs and extra 50% charge.
  • Please see below for specific terms and conditions for furniture, marquees and for tableware

To hire equipment please fill out the forms on the printed document or email us.  The spreadsheet above will help you calculate costs. 
To send us an equipment list is to agree to our terms and conditions on this page.

Furniture and marquees


  • Only garden chairs to be taken outside, no other tables or chairs
  • Moving furniture requires care so as not to scratch the barn floor
  • Crossbacked chairs to be stacked no more than 6 high, and steel chairs 17 high: put them in Tall barn if you want them away
  • Be careful of our ivory wedding seats there is a charge if these are dirty
  • Trestle tables should be wiped clean before return
  • Marquees are erected by our staff in a location selected by you: either beside the Function barn, between the Camping and Tall barn doors, or in the top of Barn field, where two can be put side by side to make one large enclosed space. No extra charge for erection applies.
  • PA Sound system is for announcements and music through a sound system (e.g. ipod), details on separate sheet

Tableware terms and conditions

  • Tableware: glassware, crockery and cutlery:
    • Tableware is for use only on our premises, inside or on the terrace of the Barns, not in the field
    • All items must be returned clean: there is a 20% additional charge for items if washing is required
    • Tableware is hired only if the Classeq commercial dishwasher is hired as well
    • Be sure to wash off food from all tableware before washing; instructions are on the wall
  • Table cloths
    • These may be returned dirty, but all food scraps must first be removed from them: shake the cloths before folding and leaving on the trestle table at the back of the Function barn
    • Stained table cloths will be charged for: ink, facepaints and some food items stain them.