FAQ

We’ve tried to answer the main questions you might have at this stage.


Can I have a look around?

You’re more than welcome to visit. But as we live here, you’ll need to arrange a time in advance. Call Becca Nicolle on 01638 721 416 or email us.



How many guests can we have?

For the civil ceremony, it depends which room you pick. The lakeside marquee can fit 200 guests for a sit-down dinner and 250 for a party in the evening.



Can you recommend local wedding suppliers?

Yes. We can recommend florists, photographers, bands and DJs. And suppliers for your cake, cars and bar.



What happens if it rains?

Don’t panic. If you’ve planned to have your ceremony outside, we’ll relocate to the Old Ballroom. Your champagne reception will take place in Tharp Hall and its adjoining rooms. And the marquee is bright and airy enough for you not to need the outdoor space at all.



How much is it?

It depends which season – and day of the week – you go for. The average venue hire fee for a wedding in spring or summer is £6,650. But in quieter months it will be much less.



Can we stay at Chippenham Park?

Yes. We have a beautiful bridal suite in the house where the bride and groom can stay and several other stunning, new, en-suite rooms in the converted potting sheds across the courtyard. Call us and we can give you details.



When should I contact the registrar?

You need to confirm the date and time of your ceremony with the registrar as soon as possible. Our local registry office is in Ely, which you can reach on 0345 045 1363.



Can we combine a reception at Chippenham Park with a church ceremony?

Yes. If you have a connection with one of our three local parishes, you can have your ceremony in 13th century St Margaret’s Church in picturesque Chippenham. Contact the rector, Mike Banyard, on 01638 721 616.



Is there a car park?

Yes. Even if you’re having a big wedding, there’ll be plenty of room for your guests to park.



Are there cab companies nearby?

Yes, but it’s best to arrange your taxis and mini buses before the big day. We can also recommend coach companies if you’d like to organise transport for your guests.



Is Chippenham Park easy to find?

Very. We’re just off the A14 and A11 on the border between Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and Ely are a short drive away. And we’re only about an hour away from London. For map and full directions go to contact us page.



If there’s anything else you’d like to know, please get in touch.

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