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Your Questions Answered

We’ll take you through every step of your wedding day, from your very first visit to Syrencot to the day you walk down the aisle. From ceremony options to capacities, catering to costs – you’ll find everything you need to know about celebrating a garden wedding in Wiltshire in these FAQs.

Wedding Venue FAQs

How do we arrange to visit?

To arrange a visit, you can visit our book a visit page on our website and select a suitable date and time using our visit calendar. Alternatively, if you want to speak to our team directly, call 01980 669210.

How much is it to secure a date?

Your initial payment is £750 of your venue hire fee.

How do we book?

Once you have been to visit, you will receive via email log on details to our booking portal, which can be found here. Remember to book your registrar or Church, details of which are found in these questions.

What are your prices?

Please click here to see our prices page.

What is your closing time?

Last orders will be called at 11:15 pm, and music will wind down at 11:30 pm. The venue closes at midnight, and we ask that all guests who aren’t staying the night have pre-booked taxis to collect them by midnight.

Which local registry office do I book my ceremony with?

You book your ceremony via Wiltshire registry office. Their contact number is
0300 003 4570 www.wiltshire.gov.uk/registrations-ceremonies

Where is the nearest church?

There are seven churches within the Avon River Ministry (our local parish).

Their contact number is 01980 655457 and their website is www.avonriverteam.org.uk

You can use The Billiard Room before your wedding if you prefer a church wedding. Alternatively, you may choose to arrive at Syrencot after your wedding ceremony.

What is your capacity for ceremonies, dining and evening receptions?

Ceremony – Outdoor ceremonies can seat up to 150 guests and The Glasshouse can host 150 guests for an indoor ceremony.
Dining – We can host 150 guests for a sit-down meal in The Farmshed.
Dancing – We can accommodate up to 200 guests for your evening reception.
Accommodation – We have 13 bedrooms at Syrencot, meaning we can accommodate up to 29 guests. Each guest can also join us for breakfast in The Mess the next morning.

Do you have somewhere to get ready on the morning of the wedding?

Yes, we have The Billiard Room, which includes hair and makeup stations and a shower room. This space is available from 9 am the morning of your wedding.

Can our dog come to our wedding?

Yes! We love (well behaved) dogs. We allow up to 2 dogs per event at Syrencot. If you wish to bring your dogs please speak to The Events Team for a copy of our dog policy which must be completed and returned in advance of the wedding.

We’ve booked a wedding; how do I contact the Events Team?

You can call us on 01980 669 211 or email us on [email protected].

We’ve left something behind after our wedding; who do we contact?

Please call the venue team on 01980 669 211 or email at [email protected].

Is the venue accessible?

Syrencot is wheelchair accessible. We also have an ambulant bedroom for overnight guests.

Can we use our caterers?

A fantastic team of in-house chefs provide all of our catering. It is not possible to use your own caterers.

Do we need wedding insurance?

investment, and fingers crossed that you’ll never need to call on your insurance but having it in place will cover you for a range of eventualities.

See a walkthrough of a wedding day to illustrate how timings can work.

Please see an example of a wedding day timeline here.

Event Venue Questions

Can you host private events other than weddings?

Yes! We can and do host many different types of events and celebrations, such as gala dinners, product launches, Christmas parties and many more. The best way to find out more about hosting an event here is by visiting our website’s events page or contacting the team directly at 01980 669 211.

How do we arrange to visit to discuss our event?

Call us on 01980 669 211, and we will arrange for you to come and see Syrencot in person.

How much does hiring Syrencot for a private event cost?

Every event we host here is unique, so we do not have a standard pricing package. Instead, we speak with you directly to create a bespoke package that suits you and your event.

What is your capacity?

This will vary depending on your event type, but our maximum capacity is 200 guests.

Can we use our own caterers?

We do not allow outside caterers at Syrencot. However, we are more than happy to work with you to create a bespoke menu that perfectly fits your vision.

Is the venue accessible?

Yes, we are fully wheelchair accessible. We have a fully accessible bedroom for overnight guests.

Is the venue exclusive use only?

Yes, all events have exclusive use of the venue.

Can we use our own suppliers?

Yes, we are happy for you to use your own suppliers for everything apart from catering and drinks.

Food and Drink Questions

Who provides the catering?

All catering is provided by Syrencot’s onsite team of chefs.

Do you have prices and an example menu?

Yes, please see herehere for example menus and prices for wedding food.

Are we able to create our own menu?

Our chefs love working with you to create your own menu if you would like something a little different from our packages.

Can we bring our own food & drink to the venue?

It is not possible to bring any food and drink into the venue other than a wedding cake, confectionery (which must be in the original sealed containers in which they were purchased), and edible favours with allergens clearly labelled. Please speak with our team if you need any further clarification.

Our guests have allergies; how do we inform the team?

Please speak to our Events Team about any allergies or dietary requirements you or your guests may have during your meetings in the lead-up to the event.

Do you offer vegan & vegetarian options?

Yes, we have a delicious range of vegan and vegetarian options.

Are we able to create bespoke cocktails?

You can work with our bar team to create bespoke cocktails for your event.

Can we pre-order food and drink for the morning of the wedding or event?

Yes! We have a range of delicious grazing boards available to enjoy while you get ready in The Billiard Room. We can also provide bottles of Champagne or prosecco for your wedding morning celebrations. Please speak to the events team for more information.

Guest and Accommodation Questions

How do we get to the venue?

Our address is Syrencot House, Figheldean, Salisbury, SP4 8LB. For more information on how to find us have a look at our directions here.

Is there parking, and can cars be left overnight?

Cars can be left overnight but must be collected by 10 am the next morning. We do not allow caravans or motorhomes to stay in our car park overnight.

What are the local taxi numbers?

A1 Cabs (4 to 7-seater)
01980 624000

Ace Cabs (4 to 8 seater)
01980 622219

Executive Connection (4 to 40 seater)
01722 333333

Five River Excursions
07546 089777

Excelsior Coaches
01202 652222

What time does the venue close?

Last orders will be called at 11:15 pm, with the bar closing at 11:30 pm. Music will wind down at 11:30 pm. The venue closes at midnight, and we ask that all guests who aren’t staying the night have pre-booked taxis to collect them by midnight.

Is there somewhere to purchase a drink ahead of the wedding or event when we arrive?

Our bar is usually open ahead of a wedding ceremony. Please note that the bar closes 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony. Please speak to the wedding couple about the exact timings of the day.

If you are attending another type of event, please speak to the event organiser to find out when the bar will open.

Can I purchase a gift for the couple for their wedding day?

Absolutely! If you want to purchase one of our products as a gift for the happy couple, we can arrange this for you. Please contact us at 01980 669 211.

How many bedrooms are there?

Syrencot has 12 bedrooms, plus the incredible Master Suite. All accommodation is exclusive to those attending the wedding or event.

How do we book the accommodation?

Once you have booked your wedding or event date, we will share a link to the website and a secret code with you, which will unlock the bedrooms for the night of your wedding or event. You can then book the rooms you want and then share the code with your guests to reserve their rooms.

Can we stay the night before a wedding or event?

This may be possible if we do not have an event booking the day before. We can confirm this closer to the wedding or event date.

We will release the night before the wedding date four months prior. Please note that we require a minimum of 6 bedrooms excluding The Master Suite to be booked. We can offer a supper and drinks if this is something you would like.

Please speak with our Events Team if this is something that you may be interested in.

How much is the accommodation?

Please take a look at our pricing page for the accommodation costs. Syrencot House is available to book in its entirety.

What time is check-in?

Guests can check in to their bedrooms from 3.30 pm.

What time is checkout?

We ask that all guests check out by 10 am.

Is the venue accessible?

Syrencot is wheelchair accessible, and we have an ambulant bedroom.

We’ve left something behind; who do I contact?

Please call the venue team on 01980 669 211 or email [email protected]

Is breakfast included in the room rate?

Yes, all bedroom prices include breakfast.

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