Outdoor & Indoor
Cott Farm is licensed for marriages and civil partnerships. This means you can have your legal wedding ceremony and your wedding reception in one place, without you and your guests having to move to another venue after your ceremony.
You can choose between an outdoor wedding ceremony at our pergola with stunning countryside views, or an indoor wedding in the comfort of the barn. Cott Farm can accommodate up to 150 guests for both outdoor and indoor wedding ceremonies.
Our wedding pergola offers you the chance to say your vows in the great outdoors with your friends and family watching from wooden seating on the lawn. The lawn and pergola has great views of the valley beyond the farm, and is conveniently situated opposite the barn.
If you’d prefer an indoor ceremony, or the weather is poor, your guests can enjoy the warmth and comfort of our spacious barn, with twinkling fairy lights on the wooden beams for the perfect ambience.
Having your wedding ceremony and reception at the same exclusive use venue means, straight after the ceremony, you and your guests can walk a just a few metres to where our experienced team will serve your arrival drinks. There’s no need to worry about guests getting lost or held up in traffic before your reception, which can help create a better flow to your special day.
By law, civil ceremonies must be non-religious in nature. If you would prefer to have a religious ceremony before arriving at the farm, please see our suggestions below.
Civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies can be romantic and unique to you. There are some statutory words that must be included, but the rest of the ceremony can be very personal to you. We’re happy to help with suggestions for this, and the Registration Service team in Somerset are very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to planning.
Once you have booked your wedding at Cott Farm, you’ll need to book your registrars. Regardless of where you live, you need to contact our local office. The Barn at Cott Farm is within the Somerset Registration Service (Somerset County Council) region, telephone: 01823 282251. Registrars can be booked up to two years in advance of your wedding date and we recommend booking your registrar early to ensure they are available. Please do note: It is your responsibility to make the necessary booking with the registration office – we can’t do it for you!
Religious wedding ceremonies
Church Weddings in Somerset
Church of England Weddings in Somerset
Cott Farm is located in the middle of 7 parishes that make up the Coker Ridge Benefice in Somerset. You can see the beautiful St Mary’s Church in East Chinnock across the fields from The Barn at Cott Farm – by road it’s about half a mile from the farm.
Catholic Weddings in Somerset
Cott Farm is in the Clifton Diocese and our nearest catholic churches are in Crewkerne and Yeovil.
Please see the UK Church Directory.
Please contact us if you would like assistance in finding our nearest place of worship for you.