The Venue:

Is your venue easy to find?
Two Hoots Barn is located in Sternfield, which is approximately 30-40 minutes from Ipswich, and a short drive from surrounding towns such as Aldeburgh, Snape and Saxmundham. Use the postcode IP17 1NG and your SatNav will direct you straight to the barn.

Are there any dates that the venue is closed?
Unfortunately we are unable to hold events from the start of October through to the beginning of January, due to the fact the barn runs as Redhouse Christmas Barn during these dates.

Is your venue licensed to carry out civil ceremonies?
We now have our civil ceremonies license. You will need to book the Registrar’s Office to book your Civil Ceremonies. The ceremony can take place in our licensed civil ceremonies room at a charge of £180.00 or inside the barn at a charge of £200.00.

How much will it cost to hold a civil ceremony at Two Hoots Barn?
Please contact a member of the team for more details.

Will ours be the only wedding at your venue on the day?
Yes, yours will be the only event on the day to ensure your day is a special as possible.

How many people can you accommodate?
The venue holds a maximum of 80 people for a sit down meal and 120 for your evening reception.

Is it ok to leave cars overnight?
Guests are permitted to leave cars overnight at Two Hoots Barn and return to collect them by 12pm the next day if we have another event.

Do you allow confetti to be thrown at the venue?
Yes, as long as it’s biodegradable.

What time can things be picked up after the wedding?
You are able to pick up any decorations and other items that are left behind the next working day. We will endeavour to pack down your decorations and leave them to one side ready for collection.

What are the size of the tables available?
We have 5 ft round tables which each sit 8 guests, a 3ft round table for the cake and another 3ft round table for your gift/postbox table. We also have several trestle tables available which can be used for your top table.

Can we have access to the venue the day before?
Absolutely. As long as there is not an event happening the day before your event. Please make sure to give enough notice so that a member of staff can accompany you.

The Barn:

When can we have access to the barn in terms of decorating it?
If there is no event the day before, you are welcome to access the venue the day before your event to set up – please contact a member of the team to arrange this. If there is an event the day before you can decorate the barn from 10.00am unless otherwise stipulated in your contract.

Is there an area that could be used as a crèche if needed?

The games room adjacent to the disabled toilet could serve as a crèche if smaller children are attending the event.

How is the barn heated during the colder months? 

The barn will be heated using portable heating when necessary.

Food & Drink:

Do you have an in-house caterer who we have to use?
No, we don’t have in-house caterers, meaning you are welcome to use whichever caterer you like to tailor your day to your tastes.

Do you include a cake stand and knife if required?
Normally the cake maker will provide a cake stand and knife to suit the size and style of your cake.

Do you have a preferred order of service?
We will work around your needs and desires to ensure the day runs the way you want it to.

What time can we party until?

We are able to hold 2 events per calendar month until 12am. Other events can run until 10pm. Please check availability.

Do you insist on supplying the wine and champagne?
No; however, if you do wish to supply your own wine and/or champagne, there is a charge of £7 per bottle corkage (exclusive of VAT).


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