Wedding FAQ’s

Included in the Package

Whilst there isn’t any accommodation on site at Kelmarsh Hall, we include a taxi transfer and overnight accommodation for our lovely couples in a nearby hotel.

Unfortunately, we don’t, however there are hotels nearby in Market Harborough and Kettering if you wish to plan additional accommodation for larger groups.

When booking with us, we send out our local accommodation list, which you can pass on to all your guests!

Providing there isn’t a wedding or event taking place on the day before your wedding, then you are more than welcome to access the hall from 11:00am. If we do have another wedding or event taking place the day prior, then you would be able to access the hall from 9:30am on the morning of your wedding and our weddings team would be on hand to help with your set up.

We can seat up to 100 guests for your ceremony and wedding breakfast and our capacity increases to 150 guests for the evening reception. If your numbers exceed this, we have a beautiful marquee or tepee site, where you can have up to 500 guests.

Yes couples are included in our maximum numbers.

Yes, as they will still need a place at a table and/or require space for push chairs.

We provide faux infill flowers throughout the house for you, these are a blush pink, cream and green but can be removed if you would prefer to provide your own.

No, we don’t have any flower vases at Kelmarsh.

We have a range of garden games that are always a huge hit with guests! We include giant Jenga, giant naughts and crosses, giant dominoes, and coits.

All cutlery, crockery and glass wear are provided by our wonderful caterers, Portfolio Events. They have different options that you can choose from to suit your style and theme and alternatively, you could also hire in charger plates and glass wear from a décor company of you’d prefer.

We don’t, we do however have many easels that you’re more than welcome to borrow to display any signs that you have.

As we have our main carpark and our overflow carpark, we have ample parking for up to 150 guests.

Yes, we always have 1-2 members of our wedding team on site to ensure a smooth running and that everybody is happy.

We don’t provide wedding planner services; our wedding team consists of wedding coordinators who will always be on hand to answer any questions and recommend suppliers. We will invite you back into Kelmarsh 6/8 weeks before your wedding date to go through a Day Plan with you. Our recommended list of suppliers includes wedding planners that we have worked with previously.

No, we don’t, however you would be able to bring your own or hire one in – due to closing of the doors this would only be suitable in The Saloon for your aisle.

We don’t provide any mood lighting, but most DJ’s that come to Kelmarsh will put some in when they set up so it would be good to double check when booking your evening entertainment.

Yes, we have our piano tuned regularly and is very popular to be used during wedding ceremonies.

Our wonderful caterers, Portfolio Events, provide all of the tablecloths, napkins, cutlery and crockery.

We don’t, however, you would be able to provide your own or hire them in.

Whilst we don’t have our own firepit, the courtyard by the South Steps is the perfect place if you wated to hire in a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and keeping toasty.

Yes, we have both highchairs and booster seats.

We have a few Sonos speakers connected throughout the house so you’re more than welcome to provide playlists and connect to the speakers during the daytime. We also have a PA system with microphones if you would like to use this for speeches.

Yes, we have a gorgeous square, silver cake stand, and matching knife that you can borrow.

Yes, we have lovely cream lanterns that we can put out on the front steps for you.

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The Orangery

We can absolutely have a ceremony in The Orangery and a reception in the Hall, we would be delighted to do a bespoke price for this.

We don’t have toilets in The Orangery, but they are just a small walk away.

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The Getting Ready Room

Our getting ready room is very spacious so if you have a large party to get ready with then you’re not to worry, we can fit up to 15 guests in there.

Yes, we have six hooks across the beams as well as a coat rack.

You are able to use the getting ready room all day and evening, however we do request that all items are removed from the room by the end of the evening, as we are unable to store things in here overnight.

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Marquees and Tepees

We have a preferred marquee supplier called T&L Marquee Hire and they will be able to give you a quote based on your guest numbers.

Unfortunately, we don’t, however this is something that you can discuss with T&L Marquees or Teepees and Tents.

We have a preferred tepee supplier for called Teepees and Tents who will be able to give you a quote based on what you would like.

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Outside Extras

Fireworks are permitted beyond the ornamental lake. We have a number of suppliers who we recommend as they know our events site well.

There is a beautiful fairy walk that is always popular with children, we also have a trail along the lake side which is great for photo opportunities.

We have outside furniture on the front of the hall, the courtyard by the South Steps and a tea terrace by the back lawns. If you wanted to hire in any additional furniture, you’d be able to do so.

Due to the protection of our lovely wildlife we’re not able to float candles on the lake.

We do have a lift for wheelchair access into the house and ramps for access to the gardens. Please note that a lot of our outdoor paths are gravel.

Yes, we have a dedicated smoking area outside the Hall with ashtrays.

Yes, we have licencing for civil ceremonies outside and we’re very lucky to have so many beautiful spots that are perfect for this.

Yes, providing that the weather is as you’d hope, we’re able to set your wedding breakfast up outside on the tea terrace.

Absolutely, this is a beautiful spot for your drinks reception.

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Extra Details in the Hall

Unfortunately, the carpet cannot be removed as the floors are historic, we have to keep them covered to ensure they are not damaged.

You’re more than welcome to provide your own cushions in The Great Hall – we like you to feel that the house is yours for the day.

We’re unable to have petals or confetti inside, however we do welcome natural petals or biodegradable confetti outside. (The front steps are always a hit for confetti shots)

Absolutely, we just ask that they get tucked away and stay out of The Saloon and The Ballroom as this may feel a little too busy.

Unfortunately, as we are a historic building we can’t move or take out any furniture or paintings.

Portfolio Events are our sole caterers, this means that we have been able to build a strong relationship with them and our teams work extremely well together to ensure a smooth running of your special day.

Absolutely – we have many hot spots for your photographs, we just can’t hang any on the walls unfortunately. For larger photos, we have easels that you can borrow too.

Yes, you’re more than welcome to hire in a photobooth or any similar suppliers. We have lots of spots around the Hall perfect for a photobooth.

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Mid-week and Sunday Weddings

We do offer both mid-week and Sunday weddings, if there is a specific date that you’re looking for then please do get in touch and we would be delighted to give you a bespoke quote.

There is a discount for this, all our prices can be found in our wedding’s brochure.

Important Information

Please note the Hall, gardens and Sweet Pea's Tearoom will be closed on August bank holiday Sunday and Monday. We will be open as usual Tuesday 29th August.

Apologies for any inconvenience.