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Last update: June 2023
Located in southeast England in Dorking, Surrey, Ridge Farm offers a fantastic location to hold your wedding celebrations. Here, you can enjoy the beauty that the 16th-century farmhouse and its picturesque grounds have to offer. It also has a unique history of being one of the country's first residential recording studios, attracting famous artists such as Queen and Ozzy Osbourne.
Facilities and Capacity
At Ridge Farm, you can enjoy a weekend of exclusive use of the farmhouse, get-ready cottage, pool house, and grounds, providing a superb setting. This venue has a capacity of up to 150 guests, allowing you to invite all your friends and family for your special day. The Farmhouse is licensed for civil ceremonies.
The Farmhouse sleeps up to 25 people in 12 bedrooms, and there is a separate bridal cottage, which is all included in the venue's package. The site also provides a camping area with electricity and water, so you may invite extra guests to camp. The camping field is situated very close to the pool house, so campers have use of the pool's changing room, shower, and toilet facilities. Your weekend will also include exclusive use of the tennis court and pool house, which houses a heated swimming pool, jacuzzi, and sauna.
Ridge Farm’s hire is inclusive of the beautiful 16th century farmhouse with its very own boutique feel - all the comforts of a country hotel without feeling corporate. The house is self-catering, with all linen, towels and cleaning products provided. There are 12 bedrooms accommodating up to 25 guests, with your very own self-contained bridal cottage for two set within the grounds. We also provide a camping area with electricity and water so you may invite extra guests to camp. The camping field is situated very close to the Poolhouse so campers have use of the pool's changing room, shower and toilet facilities.
The Poolhouse venue is situated with in the grounds. It comfortably accommodates up to 150 guests for the sit down reception. Banqueting furniture, drapes, lighting and porta-loos are inclusive with venue hire, and liaison & security staff are on site to look after your reception guests from arrival to departure. You'll need to supply your own alcohol, but we provide bar staff for the evening celebrations (we don't charge corkage). Also provided is a state of the art sound system for your DJ or band to utilise, with inputs for laptops and iPods. Bands may play till 11pm and DJ till 1am.
You can arrange for Surrey County Council to hold a Civil Ceremony for up-to 50 guests in the Farmhouse or up-to 150 guests in our outdoor woodland area.
Many couples have held a blessing here within the grounds, in the presence of all their reception guests and led by a humanist celebrant. Popular sites are in the orchard or under the two great oak trees - or wherever the couple feels suits them. This is very personal to each couple and really sets a romantic tone to the wedding celebrations! You also have the option to hold a ceremony at one of the beautiful local churches.
Ridge Farm is a self catering venue: this gives clients the freedom to choose their own caterers and enables them to have control of banqueting style and budget. If you need advice in this area we are happy to help with recommendations etc. An added bonus is that we do not charge corkage.
Ridge Farm has a unique gift for catering for the individual, giving couples freedom of choice and enabling you to put a personal stamp on your wedding celebrations.
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Amazing Venue and Best weekend
Elly and all the staff there are amazing, they are so helpful and make everything run so smoothly in the background. Having the venue for the whole weekend really made it for us, the pool party and BBQ we did on the Sunday was so much fun.
10/10 and all our friends and family said how amazing it was as a guest as well.
The Absolute Dream
10/10, the perfect weekend long wedding
If you are looking to book ridge for a wedding - use Chef Ian and his team for catering, and Jo Earl for florist, both amazing and easy to work with
All suppliers including ridge were so flexible - we live in Australia and they all accommodated around us.
Magical venue, amazing team made for a perfect wedding
The best wedding venue ever!
A unique and incredibly special venue
Better than we could ever have imagined!
Thanks Ellie and the Ridge Farm staff - our wedding was Magical
Flexible venue that felt like home for the weekend
Eleanor and the team were incredible on the run up and on the day, everything was clear, well-organised and the day ran like a dream.
There is loads of space for family to stay with you all weekend and the bridal cottage is really special. The whole place felt like home for the weekend and we loved the pool, hot tub and barbecue the next day - it was great to be able to carry on the celebrations.
Everything is super flexible and everything felt so relaxed which was exactly the vibe we were going for. I couldn't recommend it enough. Also Chef Ian who is one of the caterers that works with them was superb!
The best weekend of my life
The weekend itself was perfect. They’re when needed, but hardly visible, these guys are pros. Can’t recommended enough.
As for Ridge Farm, it’s like Narnia!
Nothing short of superb in every element!
The dream venue
An amazing experience
It was an amazing weekend no one will ever forget
We would definitely like to come back for a weekend away
A perfect venue with lovely staff made a perfect d
Ridge Farm - what a perfect place!!!!
Ellie, her family and the staff are so lovely and easy to work with. They keep the place pristine. It is full of character and history - having been a recording studio in former years and still having gold records on the wall!
The bridal suite is in the granary and is so very romantic - it even has a balcony overlooking the pond!
We could go on and on - but it can all be summed up with the statement that by choosing Ridge we had a perfect weekend wedding spread over 2 days. Thank you Ellie and team :-)
Amazing unique venue
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