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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.

Accommodation

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 Venue

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.

Civil Ceremonies

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.

Blessings

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.

Catering

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.

For any further enquires or to book a private view, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Liam
Liam G. Sent on 12/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue and Best weekend

This was the most amazing weekend of our lives and the most amazing venue as well. The grounds are spectacular, such a beautiful place to get married and has everything you could possibly need including tennis court and swimming pool!

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.
Alexandra
Alexandra N. Sent on 23/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Absolute Dream

Ridge Farm was an absolute dream. We couldn't find fault even if we wanted to. Pricing for the entire weekend was unbelievably competitive, and Ellie, Richard and the team were incredibly organised and helpful throughout the run up and the event itself. We had the most amazing weekend and are already trying to work out what event we can hold there next! Wonderful, perfect memories in the most beautiful location.
Daniel
Daniel B. Sent on 11/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

10/10, the perfect weekend long wedding

I don’t have the words to say how good the weekend was. Everything is thought about, every, single, member of staff was friendly and couldn’t be more helpful without any intrusiveness. The property itself and land is immaculate and absolutely Breathe taking.

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.
Katy
Katy Sent on 04/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical venue, amazing team made for a perfect wedding

The venue is absolutely magical with an amazing history. El, Rich, Frank and the ridge farm team could not have been more perfect! Especially as El did a last minute run to tescos for us as we didn’t buy enough Prosecco. The team are amazing and the venue beautiful, can’t recommend enough!
Amelia
Amelia C. Sent on 29/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best wedding venue ever!

We had the most amazing weekend at Ridge Farm! The team were amazing from start to finish and made the whole process so easy. Once you see this location you'll fall in love, getting married in the woodland was like a fairy tale. The bedrooms on site are perfect for family and friends to stay. We had a brilliant day two round the pool on the Sunday too! Couldn't have asked for a better venue ❤️
Harriet
Harriet L. Sent on 02/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A unique and incredibly special venue

It is difficult to put in to words how amazing Ridge Farm is as a wedding venue. It was the best weekend of our lives and a huge part of that was down to this incredible venue. From the relaxed and hospitable staff, to the beautiful house and grounds so rich in musical heritage. From the magical woodland our ceremony was held in to the flexibility of bringing in our own suppliers, which meant the celebrations could be completely bespoke to us. To top it all off you have this absolute gem of a place from Friday afternoon to Monday morning meaning celebrations with our friends and family could be extended over the whole weekend. We were able to use the swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and tennis court on the Sunday, which was so much fun for everyone. It really has it all and we feel so lucky to have found such a perfect place for our wedding. We hope one day we can go back and experience this wonderful place again.
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Amy B. Sent on 14/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Better than we could ever have imagined!

Ridge Farm could not have been more perfect for a weekend celebrating our wedding. From start to finish the team were so helpful, accommodating and we couldn't have asked for more. This venue is the perfect combination of relaxed, fun, beautiful and unique!
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Katy G. Sent on 06/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thanks Ellie and the Ridge Farm staff - our wedding was Magical

We have just had our wedding at Ridge Farm and it was so magical. We had the venue for the whole weekend which meant the day after the wedding was for relaxing in the hot tub and catching up with family. The gardens, woodland, house and bridal suite is stunning and Ellie and the staff were amazing. The day ran so smoothly. Thanks again!
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Cally B. Sent on 27/01/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Flexible venue that felt like home for the weekend

After some issues with a previous venue and postponement (thanks covid!), we were feeling pretty down - however, this definitely goes in the 'everything happens for a reason' camp as we had the ost amazing wedding at Ridge Farm.
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!
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George Sent on 24/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best weekend of my life

I can’t thank Ellie and the team enough for helping us put on our wedding. We had to re arrange twice through covid and at every stage the communication was calm and understanding.
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!
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Benedict G. Sent on 08/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Nothing short of superb in every element!

I recently got married at Ridge Farm and the whole team were nothing short of superb! Helpful, friendly, welcoming and highly professional. Huge mention to Rich and his bar team who were just brilliant and Ellie in all the preparation and the delivery. The venue is utterly spectacular and supports a whole variety of different wedding options. They were that good that my brother in law immediately booked the venue for his own reception. I could not recommend Ridge Farm enough!
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Stephanie C. Sent on 02/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The dream venue

The perfect venue. A beautiful setting to bring all of our loved ones together, with the family in farmhouse, friends in the bell tents and us in the bridal cottage. We made the most of Ridge Farm, getting married in the living room on the Friday, having the wedding on the Saturday and a pool party on the Sunday. Ellie and the team were a dream and helped make everything run smoothly and perfectly.
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Leia K. Sent on 17/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing experience

Thank you everyone at ridge farm for making our wedding so special and for all your help with setting up decorations etc

It was an amazing weekend no one will ever forget

We would definitely like to come back for a weekend away
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Mark Sent on 08/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect venue with lovely staff made a perfect d

We decided to have a family wedding on the Saturday and friends coming for a hog-roast, swimming, tennis and garden games on the Sunday.
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 :-)
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Jacqueline Sent on 01/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing unique venue

Ridge Farm is something totally unique and special and has such history! The gardens are also amazing as are Eleanor and the Team.
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