Thank you for enquiring about holding your Wedding Reception at Blithfield Lakeside Barns.
What we offer is the opportunity to hold the reception in a Marquee, Tipi or Party Tent in a beautiful tranquil location overlooking Blithfield Reservoir. You have to reserve all our six cottages in order to arrange a reception here and we do charge for the use of the Grounds but apart from that, you are free to organise whatever firm you wish to erect the Marquee and also the Caterers along with the Bar and the Band/or Disco can be of your choice for you to make the arrangements directly with them. Out of respect for our neighbours loud Music in the tent can only be until Midnight after that it has to be quiet background music only.
We are now in the process of designing and building a function room for the summer of 2019 where you will be able to hold a Civil Marriage ceremony as well as the reception and you can add a marquee or tipi too for larger occasions and also have some tents for extra accommodation in the grounds. You will be allowed music until 2am in the function room
We have made some suggestions on the following pages but if you wish to use other companies we would wish to know who they are first. Please note that the tents/tipis can be erected on the Thursday prior to the Wedding and taken down on the Monday after.
Do email Maxine Brown for further information or text Kristina Brown if you wish to make an appointment to view on 07979 924561.
Jackson’s of Cheadle, this is a very old established local company
Who have done lots of events here contact 01538 722280.
Majestic Event Hire are a very local company with lovely Frame Marquees of all sizes, contact Adam Cottrill on 07969 329228
Smart Party Marquees We have guests using their lovely Capri Style Marquees - a very helpful company phone Alan on 07971 788845
Blithfield Events Will organise the whole Occasion for you including supplying a Marquee. For a quotation - Telephone 01543 410004
All about Me Have Beautiful Tipi's for Wedding receptions and have organised two events here - recommended. Phone 01244 360214
Elite Tents have wonderful “Tipis” for something really different do check out their website. Telephone 0121 3531549
Peak Tipis have recently done some receptions here too, we found them to be very efficient and helpful, Telephone 0844 4113460
All the above supply Generators, Also High and Light do quiet generators if you prefer to book them yourselves on 01782 747057
Portaloo Top Hat Occasions 01283 840100
Excloosive Event Hire 01283 575749
Disco/PA - Jaguar Entertainment 07974446886
Disco - Dave Dee - 08456 444 161
Saxophone – David Mellowman 07775 024001
Pianist - George Croiala 07551453112
All loud music, Bands, Groups, and Discos etc must end at Midnight
Only background music can continue after that time.
We make a charge of £750 for the use of the grounds for the Marquee. Do enquire about the cost of the function room and Civil Wedding Ceremony We also require a £500 security deposit paid along with the Balance payment this will be returned to you by cheque or bank transfer 7 – 10 days after you leave.
Please ensure that any rubbish left by the various trades people is removed and make sure everything on the playing field is left in order for our next guests. We do insist that you arrange to hire a skip which the caterers/bar and yourselves will need for the rubbish; - Boultons Skip Hire charge or Cooper Recycle.
Sals Catering specialising in Canapés and Fine Cuisine we recommend her highly. She will also organise the event for you if you require this service. Phone Sally Allman on 01785 761242
Pear Tree Farm Caterers of Penkridge are highly recommended to produce really lovely food and will cater for any number and occasion. 01785 712534
The Yorkshireman, Rugeley, an excellent pub and just been awarded 3rd Best in Staffordshire, they now have an outside catering branch which is excellent, especially their very large Paella 01889 583977
Jenkinsons of Stafford 01785 252247 are a well known large commercial operation who have been established in Stafford for around 50 years.
Sheila Sindrey 01785 663767 is an excellent caterer who is well know in local farming circles and produces some lovely food.
Knife & Pork. The hog roast and catering company produce some delicious buffets and are very popular locally 07805 479528
Timo’s Hog Roast 07977 843801 - Highly recommended or
Paul Sargeant on 07729 365952.
Skip Hire Boulton’s Skip Hire on 01889 566262 or
Cooper Recycle on 01543 878966
Pop Fishers have been use by some of our guests and come highly recommended by them Contact 01782 855700 or
My mobile Bar Hire are a local company run by Lee and Amy Vipond do contact them on 01889 500153 or check them out on mymobilebarhire.com
Diamond Wedding Cars – www.diamondweddingcarsstaffordshire.co.uk 07969518922
Station Taxis Uttoxeter 01889 560000
Taxi - La Cars Jackie 07791192090 or 01543 222946
Mobile Beauty Therapists
Rachel Darbey Is an excellent Holistic & Beauty Therapist along with Sports Massage. She also works in conjunction with Francesco Hair salon in Stafford who can arrange for a hairdresser to come to the cottages on the day of the Wedding. 07949 278236
Simone Kilgallon of Heavenly Beauty has been used here by some of our guests she will come to the barns on the morning of the wedding to do your makeup etc. Contact www.heavenlybeautybysimone.co.uk
Photography by Georgina Hine who can offer you several Wedding Packages to suit all you needs. 07943 578372
Please ensure that all of the companies working here have Public Liability Insurance.
Please note that fireworks or any other incendiary devices must have our approval before you use them as they can cause a fire hazard and also scare the animals – this is a working dairy farm. Chinese Lanterns are not allowed under any circumstances