Essex/Herts event venue Pledgdon Barn
Call Us: 01279 876661

Venue Hire Rates:

Hire of this beautiful event location offers you excellent value for money, especially when compared to costs of hiring marquees, tables/chairs, staging etc.  Pledgdon Barn hire includes many facilities – and we also allow hirers 1 day’s advance access from 10am-4pm, for unhurried setting up for their event… and until 9.30am on the day after your event for ‘collection’/clearing purposes.

Hire charge in 2017: £3900 Hire charge in 2018: £3995 Hire charge in 2019: £4250

Hire includes use of 140 elegant chairs, 14 tables (5′ round), car park and normal cleaning after the event.  We have 1 high chair available.

Civil Ceremonies:

The charge for use of our civil ceremony licence is £385 for 2016/17.  Up to 100 guests can sit for the ceremony + about 20 more may stand.  You could consider adding a marquee to the Barn side to facilitate higher numbers. NB: you must book with Chelmsford Registration Office (T: 0345 603 7632) to secure a time for the service on your chosen date – and they charge a fee. Guideline Prices for a 2017  Wedding: Email or call 01279 876661 with any queries.  Costings and other food options are on this website; however, here’s a guide for a summer wedding for 85+ guests:

  • Barn hire: £3900 (VAT not applicable)
  • Civil Ceremony: £385 (+ registrar’s fee)
  • Daytime Drinks service (you obtain drinks): £8.95 per head inc. staff/equipment and disposing of empty bottles after
  • 3 course Set Menus @ £49.90 inclusive staff/equipment or £58.60 for your choice of the menu suggestions. Alternatives provided for prebooked vegetarian/allergic guests).
  • Eve Pay Bar: £285 including licensing fees + add costs of drinks too (at pub prices or less)
  • Eve Cheeses, Bread, Fruit Buffet: £11.95 per head inclusive  and Hog Roast (minimum 100 guests) £12.45 per head – and other ideas available

Guideline Prices for a 2018  Wedding: Email or call 01279 876661 with any queries.  Costings and other food options are on this website; however, here’s a guide for a summer wedding for 85+ guests:

  • Barn hire: £3995 (VAT not applicable)
  • Civil Ceremony: £385 (+ registrar’s fee)
  • Daytime Drinks service (you obtain drinks): £8.95 per head inc. staff/equipment and disposing of empty bottles after
  • 3 course Set Menus @ £49.90 inclusive staff/equipment or £58.60 for your choice of the menu suggestions. Alternatives provided for prebooked vegetarian/allergic guests).
  • Eve Pay Bar: £285 including licensing fees + add costs of drinks too (at pub prices or less)
  • Eve Cheeses, Bread, Fruit Buffet: £11.95 per head inclusive  and Hog Roast (minimum 100 guests) £12.45 per head – and other ideas available

Pledgdon Barn

Catering:

The caterer for Pledgdon Barn is Country Cuisine Ltd.  Menus are found here, but ring for exact quotes as prices take into account guest numbers, courses, food style, date etc.  Alternatives are provided for pre-booked vegetarians/’allergic’ guests and children too. Guide price: 3 course Set Menu @ £49.90 inclusive (inc. staff/equipment and coffee after) or £58.60 for your choice of the menu suggestions (alternatives provided for pre-booked vegetarian/allergic guests). It’s sometimes possible for other caterers to be permitted re the food aspect (eg for religious reasons) and the charge for this permission is £1595 which includes optional use of kitchen servery facilities on event day.  That caterer must provide proof of food hygiene certificate/current insurance/ liability cover and food registration certificate in compliance with the barn’s environmental health office. We can hire you china/cutlery/linen etc if required.

Drinks at Pledgdon Barn:

As a further cost-saving, you are able to supply the drinks offered at your event – and Barn Services provides the glasses/service aspect. Rather than charge ‘corkage’ rates or ‘per bottle’, we think it’s fairer for clients to be charged ‘per guest’ – so you know in advance what the costs of serving drinks will be. We’ll quote specifically for your event’s timings and needs. However, the provision of glasses/staff to serve your drinks is usually quoted for in 2 sections: ‘daytime’ and ‘evening’. See below.  Also, we ask you not to give alcohol as gifts to guests (eg Miniatures as favours). Daytime Drinks For providing service/glasses for 75+ guests (using drinks you have obtained) for the daytime aspect of the event  (eg from the start to the toast after the meal), the 2017 price per head is £8.95 and in 2018 £8.95. This includes service, chilling, equipment and glasses (eg elegant, long-stemmed wine glasses), polishing/putting out glasses, collecting up & washing up after and disposal of empty bottles too.  Typical style of service will be for a choice of 3 Arrival Drinks to be offered by staff from trays (and then glasses topped up as necessary). Thereafter, your table drinks (ie one variety of white wine, one variety of red wine and your glass bottles of still water) will be in place on the tables for guests to help themselves to, with bottles replaced as required until the Toast after the meal.  Please note, it is not possible to offer a wider selection of different wines with the meal.  A toast (eg Champagne) is offered by a filled glass being offered to each guest. Evening Drinks: The 2017 price for serving drinks (which you have obtained) for the eve part of your event from the bar area from approximately 7.30pm to 11.30 pm – is £7.95 per head.  This includes glasses, washing up, staff and empty bottle disposal after and represents good value per hour per guest re evening drinks service including equipment. Alternatively, you could opt for a licensed cash Pay Bar subject to availability and for a minimum spend of £750 on the night. The fee and License for this option is £280 for 2017 and then drinks are charged at similar rates to pub prices.  However, as a condition of running a Pay Bar, please appreciate that there can be no overlap between the daytime drinks (for which the client supplies the drink) and the Pay Bar aspect.  Of course, any unused or part-used ‘daytime’ bottles will be stored and available next day for the client to take back. Save Save Save Save

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