Some of the finer details for guests invited to celebrate a wedding here at Brook Farm
So you’ve been invited to come and celebrate a wedding here at Brook Farm – yay! If you’ve read through the invite and just want to know a bit more, you are in the right place!
We’ve tried to cover the basics so you know what to expect and can be prepared. We are sure you will enjoy some amazing celebrations on a very special day and hope the information below helps to make your visit go smoothly.
Minibus: If you are travelling in a small group, by far the easiest way to get to and from Brook Farm is via a minibus. There are numerous companies available but one of the local companies who provide minibuses is goldenboy.co.uk
Cars: Vehicles can be left overnight at the owners’ risk and can be collected between 9am and 2pm the following day.
Train: We have great links into London and Hertford so please check the timetable to see when the last train is. The wedding site is located across arable fields and it is pitch black at night time so you will need to get a taxi from the wedding site to the station for your own safety.
Ubers do not come down to collect from the wedding site (the track down to the wedding venue is not an official road so their app does not recognise it and they will not come down it).
Please pre-book a taxi with a taxi company that is local to you – you can talk to them and explain where the venue is (see venue directions below). You could even book them to take you to Brook Farm so they know exactly where to collect you from? Failing that if you have forgotten to pre-order your taxi then you can try a local taxi company, as noted below. Please bear in mind that if everyone is trying to get a taxi from the same company at the same time, you will probably have a long wait. 30 minutes after the end time, the power is off and the electronic gate leading to the main road will close so please ensure taxis are booked for the end time.
However you are travelling to and from Brook Farm, please note these directions.
The postcode EN6 4EX will take you to the farmhouse, however, our wedding is not taking place there but down by the gorgeous lake. To get there, you need to turn in the gateway opposite the main farmyard. Your satnav will tell you to go into the farmyard but ignore that and look for the ‘Brook Farm’ flag signs and turn in at that gateway. After a few minutes’ drive you will come to the lake and the parking area.
What To Wear
In essence, you will be celebrating in the middle of nowhere. There are no buildings but the happy couple will have chosen a tipi/marquee/yurt for the main shindig. We will of course provide you with all of the basic infrastructure you will need including some very nice loos but we hope that you will spend a lot of time outside enjoying the serene setting so just make sure you dress for the weather. Some couples provide extras such as fans, flip flops, sun cream, blankets etc but just to be sure that you are comfortable, please wear / bring whatever you need to enjoy the great British weather on your visit.
For the ladies that like a heel, we have seen many strutted over the grass but flats can be a lot easier. The weddings at Brook Farm are often very relaxed so check the dress code with the bride and groom.
Who doesn’t love a bit of confetti at a wedding…? But we do have a special request…. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE only use real flower petals. You will be celebrating in the great outdoors and enjoying nature at its best. Help us to keep it beautiful and litter free.
We hope this helps you plan your visit to Brook Farm and we look forward to meeting you soon.