With a history of epic celebrations, East Afton Farmhouse is the ideal wedding venue for a big, country celebration on the Isle of Wight.
Exclusive hire of East Afton Farmhouse offers everything you need for your wedding, with the comfort and convenience of a private venue, that feels like a home away from home, where a celebration of the joining of two families can last more than just a day. The Event Barns overlook a private courtyard, and are surrounded by East Afton’s Farmhouse, Country Annex, landscaped gardens, and the arable fields of the neighbourhood farm.
The venue can accommodate up to 170 day time guests and 200 evening guests. Hire includes tables and chairs plus cloths, all you need to bring in are your own personal touches and chosen décor. All three event barns at the venue are licensed for ceremonies. With packages now available, couples can choose to dry hire the venue or have us put lots of it together for you! We have something to suit everyone's requirements.
A new large wedding/events barn will be opening at East Afton Farmhouse from summer 2021, increasing the capacity of the venue and providing more versatile indoor facilities for year-round weddings. This is the perfect spot for the main reception and evening entertainment.
Overlooking the courtyard and in keeping with the Farmhouse and other two barns, the new barn will be a mix of rustic brick and timber cladding with a vaulted ceiling and restored wagon wheel chandeliers. Large glass windows and doors will open onto the stone courtyard, giving a bright and spacious feel. Complete with a commercial kitchen and further toilet facilities, there will also be underfloor heating and an 8 metre long bar. The barn will be available for use on its own, as well as part of the mid-week venue only wedding option or the exclusive wedding package.
We then have two smaller barns- one original stone barn with an abundance of character and charm, boasting original beams and rustic chandeliers, and another more modern with bifold doors opening out onto a sun deck. The more modern barn also includes its own bar, restrooms, heating and lighting.
East Afton Farmhouse and Annex sleeps up to 17 people throughout 7 spacious bedrooms and 8 bathrooms. It boasts a large family kitchen/ breakfast area perfect for social dining along with an aga as well as oven & hob, Belfast sink and pantry. The kitchen opens up to a sunny bbq patio with outdoor seating as well as a seasonal vegetable patch to pick your own! There is also a formal dining room easily seating 12 and lounge area to spread yourselves around.
The house has plenty of perks, including; a cinema room seating up to 15 with projector and surround sound, a large roof terrace, wrap-around gardens, plenty of parking, open fires and a games area.
During the summer months, we also have extra room for guests to stay in our paddock Bell Tents- accommodating another 22 guests at the venue. Further accommodation is also available at nearby Tapnell Farm for up to 100 more guests- guests staying on-site or at Tapnell Farm can benefit from ferry discounts too.
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If you fancy celebrating in style at East Afton Farmhouse, then get in touch to discuss your plans.
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Holli-Rae H. · Married on 11/09/2021
East Afton Farmhouse is the perfect venue for a wedding. The setting is beautiful and so flexible that you can create your own dream day.
We booked our wedding at short notice and took advance of a micro package Afton were offering where several services were included for the price including the catering for the wedding breakfast and a few hours of photography. We saw this as a bonus as it saved another job of securing various suppliers for the required date and bringing it all together. I was hesitant at first as many vendors would cut costs here with what was being offered in order to make more profit. I shouldn’t have worried as each supplier provided by East Afton was faultless. Our food was supplied by Kevin Hendy and was phenomenal, we opted for canapés and a grazing table for the evening in addition to our main meals and have had nothing but compliments on the quality of ingredients, the flavours and how delicious it all was. I have even enquired with Kevin about cooking for us for our first wedding anniversary. Similarly our photography was done by Little Isle Photography, another included supplier. Little Isle are a husband & wife team that got married at Afton themselves and Sam came to do our photos. The photos we have received so far are gorgeous & we hate photos or ourselves!! Once again I’ve had nothing but praise from my guests about how polite and personable Sam was throughout the day which is lovely to hear.
We also had a few vases of flowers included as part of our package by the newly established East Afton Blooms. Jo turned up to discuss with me the day before our wedding whilst setting up and was just wonderful. She agreed to do a small cluster arrangement on an arch for us instead of physically putting the flowers into vases and it was just the perfect touch for where we had our ceremony. Once she’d visited and dressed the spot I felt very at ease. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend using East Afton Blooms for all your flowers, I wish I had, Jo’s flowers have lasted a lot longer than my other flowers from another florist and I’m subsequently enjoying them at home. I also just found her very friendly and easy to work with as she listened to what I wanted. I think Jo would be great to work with for all your floral needs for the day; don’t hesitate!
Lastly, the best thing about East Afton is Chloe and the team that support her in running the venue. Chloe made sure our day was perfectly executed and went above and beyond in what she did for us. She is an exceptionally efficient and eloquent woman who is a huge asset to East Afton Farmhouse. All of the team are polite and helpful and can’t do enough for you. When you book with Afton you can be assured that you are in very capable hands. If I was lucky enough to hold an event again I would definitely look to work with Chloe and the team as their expertise and experience are second to none.
Sent on 18/09/2021
East Afton Farmhouse's reply:Hi Holli- Rae & Scott
Evelyn · Married on 04/05/2019
East Afton was the perfect location
Thank you so much for all your help in organising our wedding. We had the most amazing day and East Afton Farmhouse was the perfect location. Your staff were fab too! Would highly recommend.Sent on 04/06/2019
Anna · Married on 22/09/2018
A perfect rural wedding location
We held our reception at East Afton in September and the groom’s family stayed in the Farmhouse. It makes for a perfect rural wedding location whatever the weather (ours was wet!) - great set-up for a party with plenty of room for dining, dancing, a kitchen suitable for caterers, lots of nooks and crannies for people to explore. Chloe went out of her way to help us on the day, including ferrying people back and forth from the venue to the after party when taxis were scarce!Sent on 30/11/2018
Great venue for a large family gathering too - cosy Farmhouse feel with plenty of dining space and garden for kids to explore. Highly recommend!
Our new barn is available for ‘one day, barn only, dry hire’, midweek during 2021 for £1750. This price includes tables, chairs, table cloths and event supervisor. Numbers of people permitted to attend the wedding will be as per Government restrictions on the day of the event. There will be no surcharge for ceremony, if required.
ALL INCLUSIVE WEDDING FOR UP TO 15 PEOPLE – EXTENDED TO END OF 2021
Owing to the Government’s change in wedding guidelines, we have put together a special, all inclusive package to enable weddings of up to 15 people at East Afton Farmhouse.
Our all inclusive package provides 3 days hire at any time of the week, allowing for one day set up, the wedding day itself and one day to tidy up. It also includes 2 nights exclusive hire of both wedding barns, plus accommodation in the Farmhouse (includes cinema room) and Annex, in line with the Government’s Rule of 6. Everything required for ceremony, 3 course sit down meal, photographer etc.
ALL INCLUSIVE WEDDING FOR UP TO 30 PEOPLE
Should the Government guidelines change and allow for up to 30 people, then the above all-inclusive package for up to 15 people, will be available for up to a maximum of 30 people. An additional £60 per person will be charged over 15 people, to a maximum of 30 people. This package is available until end of 2021.
If over 30 people are required, standard wedding prices per time of year apply.
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