Getting to Know – Coltsford Mill

Venue Name: Coltsford Mill

Website: www.coltsfordmill-weddings.co.uk

Location: Oxted, Surrey

Picture of the lake at Coltsford Mill Wedding Venue
Image by Hector Photo – www.hectorphoto.com

What type of wedding venue is Coltsford Mill?

Coltsford Mill has two buildings; the contemporary Watermill Barn and bar and the historic Mill Room with the original mill workings illuminated behind glass.

What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Coltsford Mill?

Great support and advice from the wedding coordinators, fine food, excellent service, a relaxed atmosphere and a beautiful venue their guests will love.

Picture of The Mill Room at Coltsford Mill wedding venue
Image by SMS Creative Photography – www.smscreativephotography.co.uk

What is the capacity for a wedding ceremony and wedding reception at Coltsford Mill?

Coltsford Mill is licensed for civil wedding and partnership ceremonies of up to 90 guests in the Mill Room and 150 guests in the Watermill Barn.  The Watermill Barn can accommodate up to 150 guests for seated dining and up to 190 guests for an evening reception.

Does Coltsford Mill have rooms for guest to stay, if so how many and at what price?

Coltsford Mill has a cottage for the Honeymoon couple to use throughout the day of their wedding and to stay in on the wedding night.  There are many hotels and B&B’s nearby for guests.

Picture of The Watermill Barn at Coltsford Mill wedding venue
Image by Denise Ebanks Weddings – www.deniseebanksweddings.co.uk

What is the best thing about having your wedding at Coltsford Mill?

The beautiful secluded setting; the venue is tucked away in its own private grounds surrounded by lakes, pools and flowing cascades.  You could be miles from anywhere, while only being half an hour from London.

How many weddings does Coltsford Mill hold per year on average?

Approximately 100 weddings per year.

Picture of The Bar at Coltsford Mill wedding venue
Image by SMS Creative Photography – www.smscreativephotography.co.uk

Does Coltsford Mill have a set price for weddings or is there a tiered pricing structure?

The price to hold a wedding at Coltsford Mill varies depending on the day, month and year.  Please see our wedding brochure that is available on our website for details.

Does Coltsford Mill have a wedding co-ordinator on site and are they available on the day of the wedding?

Coltsford Mill has three wedding co-ordinators, Liz, Sharon and Jenny, who provide support and advice up to and throughout the big day itself.

Picture of Coltsford Mill wedding venue
Image by SMS Creative Photography – www.smscreativephotography.co.uk

What’s your top tip for choosing the perfect wedding venue?

Keep an open mind about wedding dates; weddings on Sundays and weekdays are increasingly popular and you can make substantial savings.

Where can I find out more about Coltsford Mill?

Visit  www.coltsfordmill-weddings.co.uk or call our wedding office on 01883 770053.

Moody Monday – English Garden Party Wedding Theme

If you are having a spring or summer wedding, why not make the most of the weather (fingers crossed) and have an English garden party theme? There are so many pretty floral and vintage styles that you could incorporate into your day to bring the theme together.

By having the theme of a garden party you could have a tea party as your wedding breakfast instead of a sit-down meal. Ask your wedding venue if they would cater for this, or find a catering company to provide the food (make sure you check with your venue before booking a catering company, as some venues do not allow outside caterers).

Have plates, bowls and cake stands of finger sandwiches, scones, tea cakes, strawberries, salads, fruits and cup cakes in the centre of tables that guests can help themselves to.  Source or hire floral and vintage style china plates, cups, jugs, tea pots and silver cutlery. These can also be used as part of your decoration.

Create a romantic, elegant scene by decorating tables with pretty floral and pastel colour table cloths and napkins and decorate the garden of the venue with fresh seasonal flowers, garlands, bunting, bird cages, ribbons and some of the garden party crockery. Chandeliers or lanterns hanging from tree branches will give a sophisticated charm.

Have your table plan created with a floral design and even use flower names as your table names instead of numbers. Send invitations that bring the theme together. Most wedding stationery companies have ranges that will complement your English garden party theme.

Wedding mood board showing ideas for a English Garden Party wedding theme

Linen, Crockery – The English Tea Party

Cake Stand – Notonthehighstreet.com

Invitation – Oh So Beautiful Paper

Sandwiches – Image by Robin Stubbert

Bunting – Zigazag Bunting

Cups and Saucers – Afternoon Tea Party

Place Setting, Tea Pots – Vintage Tableware

Table Name, Bird Cage, Table Plan – My Vintage Party