Frequently Asked Questions

Can we decorate the space ourselves?

Yes, the space is yours for the whole hire time! You can invite friends and family to help you out, or hire a stylist. We are always on site to help out too.

Do you have an on-site carpark?

Yes, we have a private on-site carpark where cars can be safely left overnight.

Is it accessible to buses?

Yes!

What is the toilet situation?

We have two toilets in The Shed itself, plus urinals. Our toilets are compost (waterless) toilets and wheelchair accessible. Our compost toilets are cleaned every 30 minutes, and we’ve received loads of compliments on how well they work! They’re also environmentally friendly – so each pee is saving the planet! There are also three urinals which work as ‘normal’ and our new bungalow guest accommodation features flushing toilets too.

Do we need to hire glassware?

We have glasses behind the bar for your drink package (post ceremony drinks) and anyone who uses the bar. If you plan on serving wine with the meal you will need to hire glassware for your tables.

Can guests use cards at the bar?

Yes, cards and cash can be used at the bar. Please ask guests to bring cash too just incase we experience any WIFI problems. Any guests using local taxi companies should also bring cash.

Do you have a knife for cutting cake?

Yes!

Do we need to hire crockery?

Yes. Talk to your caterers to see if they supply crockery – if not we’ve got some great recommendations: Tipples Bar, Event Hire UK, Chic Event Hire and Jaspers Hire.

Do you have an outdoor covered area?

Yes! The Black Box is a magical outdoor covered bar serving your every need, from arrival drinks to cheeky post-dinner cocktails.

Do you charge corkage? How much booze can we bring?

Corkage is £6 per bottle of wine. We allow half a bottle per person.

How many people can we seat at each table?

Each table seats eight, or 10 if children are seated at the table too.

Is the bar open all day? What time is last orders?

Our bar is closed during your ceremony. Last orders is at 12 midnight.

What drinks do you stock in your on-site bars?

Our bar is always stocked with the staples, but we offer a bespoke bar. Tell us what you drink and we buy it in.

What happens if we need to postpone our wedding?

If your wedding has to be postponed due to circumstance out of your control and the wedding is legally unable to go ahead, you can postpone for free to another date (dependent on availability).

Are there any big no-nos at The Giraffe Shed?

We don’t really have many no-no’s apart from no fire works (but sparklers are fine) and confetti must be biodegradable.

Do we have to buy a drinks package?

No, but we do recommend it! Our included drinks packages keep all of your guests together and helps your drink reception run smoothly without clogging up the bar.