Your wedding day is one of the most special and memorable days of your life and we always try to be as accommodating as possible to make your day unforgettable.  If you have any queries or specific requests, please get in touch with our wedding team who will be happy to help.

We’ve collated a few of our most frequently asked questions below.

What is your capacity for an outdoor ceremony?

We have seating for up to 100 guests in any of our outdoor ceremony locations. A number of our outdoor locations seat up to 240 so additional chairs and marquee cover would need to be hired in in case of inclement weather

What is your capacity for an indoor ceremony?

We can seat up to 100 people in the Smoking Room of Boconnoc House or the more rustic Coach House in the Stable Yard. Boconnoc Church can seat 170 guests.

Can we get married in the church if we do not live in the parish?

Yes absolutely, the church is happy to arrange this and they just ask that you do a residency in the parish in the lead up to your wedding or you can attend services over a period of six months.

What is the capacity in the Garden Room in Boconnoc House for our wedding breakfast?

In Boconnoc House you can seat up to 100 guests for your wedding breakfast. Alternatively, add a marquee over the Garden Room terrace and you can seat an additional 140 guests therefore taking the total to 240 guests.

Do you have any suggestions about the timeline for our wedding day?


Yes, we have included recommendations below, but these are only a guide and the day is yours to plan as you wish:

Wedding ceremony – this will usually last an hour. You are welcome to do this at any time of day – our recommendation is to hold your ceremony between 2pm and 4pm.

Wedding Reception – we suggest 1.5 to 2 hours for weddings of over 60 guests. This allows some leeway if the ceremony runs over and gives your photographer time to capture any wedding photos you want, as well as capturing your guests enjoying drinks and canapés. For smaller weddings we would recommend 1.5 hours.

Wedding Breakfast – if you have a sit down meal your catering team will usually allow 2 hours for starter and main course. Plus an hour for dessert with tea and coffee served at the table or after everyone has moved through to the bar and dance floor.

Speeches – like everything for your wedding it is a very personal decision when you do these, whether you choose to do this before your wedding breakfast, or during the meal. If you choose speeches during the meal your caterers will add this in to their time plans.

Evening Food – the fantastic caterers we work with usually recommend evening snacks or food is served between 9pm and 10.30pm, or when your band or DJ break during their set.

Bar – Closes at midnight and we ask guests to be off site by 12.30pm, however we can offer an extension to 1am.

How much accommodation do you have onsite?


We can sleep up to 54 people in total.

Accommodation for 40 people is across Boconnoc House (sleeps 18), Dairy House (sleeps 8 with additional sofa bed for 1), Grooms House (sleeps 6 with additional sofa bed for 1), Head Grooms (sleeps 4 with 2 additional sofa beds for 1 in each) for your 1, 2 and 3 night weddings.

We then have an additional property called The Stewardry (sleeps 14) which can be hired in addition.

If you want to charge guests for accommodation we can recommend the approximate rate per room. Doing this helps offset some of the total cost.

What time can we check in and check out for our 1 night wedding?


Check in for the two of you and your suppliers for set up is 10am. Guests can check into their bedrooms from midday. Check out the day after your wedding is 11am

What time can we check in and check out for our 2 night wedding?


Check in for your set up is 2pm the day before your wedding. Guests can check in to accommodation from 4pm. Check out is 11am the day after your wedding.

How many guests do you allow for our intimate wedding?


For your intimate wedding the maximum number of people is 19 in total which is the number you can have staying in Boconnoc House.

Who provides the catering for our wedding?


We have a carefully chosen list of recommended caterers for your wedding day as we can guarantee they cook delicious food, source local produce and provide excellent service. Your caterers will manage your drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening food. They will also lay tables, order in cutlery, plates etc. This means they work really closely with you on the timeline for the day so that everything runs seamlessly.

When do we need to pay for our wedding at Boconnoc?


To confirm the booking we charge 25% of the total amount for the venue hire plus a refundable deposit. We then send out your final invoice 10 weeks before your wedding day and request payment 8 weeks prior to your wedding.

Can we bring in our own alcohol?


Yes, you can bring in your alcohol for your drinks reception and wedding breakfast. Afterwards your alcohol is stored away and the Boconnoc bar opens. You can either put an amount behind the bar or guests can pay for their own drinks.

Do you allow dogs?


Yes, we love dogs joining our weddings and there are miles of tracks and woodland to explore in the grounds.