Transport & Parking
Parking: Our car park is a large field. If you are attending a wedding on a Saturday, you are welcome to leave your car overnight at Cott Farm at your own risk. Please note the gates are locked outside of event times. Collection of vehicles will need to take place between the times agreed with the couple (this is normally between 10am and 12 noon on Sunday but please ask a member of staff on the day to see what arrangements have been agreed).
Trains: Our nearest train stations are Crewkerne and Yeovil. Both stations are a short taxi journey from the venue.
Buses: The village of East Chinnock is on the A30 between Crewkerne and Yeovil. From Yeovil direction, please ask your bus driver to stop at the lay-by (Broad Lane) just after they leave the village. The venue is approximately 100m from here by foot. Please note, due to our rural location, there aren’t many regular public buses during the daytime and there are no buses at night.
Airports: The nearest airports are Bristol (approx. 1 hour) and Bournemouth (approx 1.5 hours).
Helicopters: Helicopters may land at the farm by prior arrangement. Please contact us for details.
Arrival and Departure Timings
If you are attending a marriage ceremony at Cott Farm, we recommend you arrive 30 minutes before the ceremony start time so that you can find your seat first.
Phone signal is unreliable at Cott Farm. Local taxis are reliable, but in short supply unless pre-booked. If you are not staying on site, you will need to pre-book your taxi(s) before your arrival. All weddings at Cott Farm will finish no later than midnight on a Saturday (11pm for weekdays), but please check the wedding finish time on your invitation.
The Barn is all at ground level and is accessed by a gradual slope so is ideal for wheelchair users. There is a level access toilet in addition to our main shepherd’s hut loos.
Our main car park is grass but there is some hardstanding available for less-mobile guests. Please let us know if you have any special requirements.
The venue is on a farm and so we highly recommend sensible shoes.
We are a farm and confetti can be fatal to grazing animals, therefore we strictly do not allow synthetic confetti (including the paper variety labelled ‘biodegradable’) anywhere within the grounds. Only natural flower petals are permitted.
Our licensed bar offers guests a good selection of cider, beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks at sensible prices. We accept cash and cards at the bar, and have an order and pay system for ordering drinks at your table. As our card machines are reliant on Wifi, we recommend bringing some cash with you.
Please note Cott Farm is a licensed premises. Guests are strictly not permitted to bring their own drinks at any point during the day or night. Any guest found bringing their own drink(s) will have these confiscated and may be asked to leave the premises. Violation of this rule may effect the couple’s damage deposit.
The newly-weds-to-be will have (hopefully!) asked you to RSVP with your dietary requirements, and they will pass your reply on to our team. If you have any special dietary requirements and are unsure what arrangements have been made for you, please contact the couple.
Please do not bring your own food on to the premises.
Camping & Accommodation
Please check with the newly-weds-to-be what arrangements have been made regarding camping. Our camping option is only available to book for weekend weddings and is an optional extra which includes the entire campsite. We don’t offer the option for guests to book per pitch and staying overnight is only permitted if our campsite has been booked by the couple. As every wedding is different, you need to speak to the couple to see what arrangements they have made.
The toilet facilities are a short walk away so we recommend sensible footwear and a torch.
If you do not wish to camp, please see our list of local accommodation providers.