Folly Farm Centre

(5 reviews) 5 5
Stowey Pensford Bristol BS39 4DW
Outdoor Ceremonies 0
18th Century Barn 1
Relaxed Atmosphere 2
Back to Nature 3
Autumnal Beauty 4
Stunning Scenery 5
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About Folly Farm Centre

Stowey, Pensford
Bristol, BS39 4DW

Folly Farm Centre is an environmentally sustainable, countryside wedding venue nestled in the heart of a 250-acre nature reserve, yet conveniently located just 10 miles from Bristol and Bath.

As one of Somerset's hidden gems, 'Folly' as it is affectionately known, offers peaceful seclusion and the most breath-taking views across Chew Valley Lake and the Mendip Hills; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Surrounded by wildlife and ancient woodlands, Folly Farm is perfect in every season; from the carpets of spring bluebells and wildflower meadows of summer, to the golden tones of autumn and the dramatic winter skies, the backdrop for your day is sure to be beautiful.

All weddings at Folly Farm include exclusive use of the entire venue, including all of the 18th-century farm buildings, for a unique and completely private celebration. Invite close family and friends to arrive the day before the wedding and share the fun of decorating and personalising the venue, followed by a pre-wedding evening meal. 

Choose to hold your ceremony in the charming oak-beamed converted barn, the traditional Old Dairy, or the glass atrium filled with natural light. Alternatively, you can choose to say 'I do' outside with a gorgeous ceremony overlooking the Chew Valley Lake, or a blessing in the orchard? There's plenty of space for marquees too - and we can recommend suppliers.

The 20 farmhouse-style bedrooms accommodate up to 46 guests and, in the warmer months, additional guests have the option of camping in the paddock. The happy couple can spend the first night of married life in our spacious bridal suite or may choose to hire a bell tent for a night of glamping! Folly Farm can hold up to 150 evening guests. 

Delicious, seasonal food is in abundance and is often picked from the kitchen garden. The recommended caterers will expertly tailor menus to suit every budget and taste. Food is incredibly important to wedding celebrations, so couples can choose from a traditional three-course meal, relaxed platters, a hog-roast and everything inbetween!

Owned and managed by Avon Wildlife Trust, all profits are gift-aided back to the Trust to protect local willdife and inspire people about the importance and benefits of nature. Your wedding will not only be an incredible day, but will leave an incredible legacy.

Folly Farm is unique in more ways than one - we hope to have the opportunity to share this extra special venue with you.

• Environmentally sustainable countryside venue in the heart of a 250-acre nature reserve • Civil ceremonies in the converted 18th century barn, plus outdoor ceremony options • Accommodation for up to 46 guests, plus additional on-site camping • Exclusive use, offering complete privacy for you and your guests • Delicious seasonal food with a wide selection of catering options • Owned and managed by Avon Wildlife Trust, with all profits helping to protect wildlife.

Facilities at Folly Farm Centre

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Barn
Historic
Outdoor License
Tipis and Yurts
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Folly Farm Centre Location

Folly Farm Centre, Stowey, Pensford, Bristol, BS39 4DW

Stowey Pensford Bristol BS39 4DW
01275 331 590
5 5

Folly Farm Centre Reviews (5)

So much more than a venue...
Venue Service

By Sophie and Pat, on 29 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Feb 2018

Firstly we would like to say a massive thank you! We literally cannot thank you enough. From the moment we booked Folly Farm, we felt at ease. Folly Farm is the most beautiful, laid back venue, and we couldnt have wished for anything better and more suitable for us. And to everyone at Thyme Chef, you helped us throughout, even when I did keep changing my mind. Everyone said the food was amazing and there were lots of comments on how kind all the staff were, so thank you! As you know, when we arrived, we had a lot of stuff, as I had the day pictured in my head from the very start. Everyone enjoyed it so much, and the outdoor games were enjoyed by all. Both Folly Farm and Thyme Chef are so much more than a venue and caterers, you have helped plan throughout, and feel more like friends than suppliers.

A terrific wedding venue
Venue Service

By Imogen and Letty, on 06 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 2017

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Folly Farm to anyone looking for a terrific wedding venue. We don't think anything locally matched Folly’s beauty, space and atmosphere – not to mention the people we worked with who were fantastic hosts throughout.

The first and only venue we visited
Venue Service

By Amber and John Scales, on 06 Apr 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Mar 2017

Folly Farm was the first and only venue we visited! The moment our eyes set on those rolling hills and the stunning views that Folly offered it was an easy decision. Folly Farm (and all it's kind natured and helpful staff) encapsulated everything we had wanted: a relaxed and charming vibe with all our favourite people. All the things that were important to us Folly Farm helped us to achieve with little stress and a genuine sense of pride and kindness. We left Folly Farm on the Sunday after the most heart warming weekend and left as Mr And Mrs Scales hand in hand. We're still beaming, thank you.

Just as we had hoped it would be
Venue Service

By Pippa, on 14 Feb 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Feb 2017

Folly Farm was the perfect setting for our wedding weekend with all our friends and family. From the casual meal on Friday, to the walk around the Mendips on Saturday morning, and of course our ceremony and party - it was relaxed, friendly and warm. Just as we had hoped it would be. We were even gifted with warm sunny weather in February.

The perfect wedding venue
Venue Service

By Laura & Dale Wakeman, on 10 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 11 Jun 2016

We found Folly Farm online after many searches and once we arrived for our showround we loved everything the venue had to offer. Having the venue from the Friday evening to the Sunday morning worked perfectly and gave us the opportunity to see all of our guests and to extend our celebrations over the 2 days. Luckily the rain held off and we managed to have our ceremony outside which was perfect with Chew Valley lake in the background. A stunning outlook. All the team at folly farm were always friendly and helpful throughout the whole process. All our guests commented on how lovely the venue was and how it was nice to spend the weekend together. This is the perfect venue for anyone who is looking for a more relaxed weekend celebration.

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