Civil Ceremonies

Frensham Heights is licenced for marriages in five areas at the numbers given below:

  • The Ballroom (licenced for 150)
  • The Long Gallery (licenced for 90)
  • The Drawing Room (licenced for 65)
  • The Tree House (licensed for 40)
  • The Walled Gardens (licensed for 150)

Please note that the licence number cannot be exceeded and includes everybody present within the room (the bride, groom, guests, registrar and assistant, musicians etc).

Civil ceremonies can be held without a reception and are available Monday to Thursday when we are able to offer the venue and grounds for up to three hours (so that you may take photographs) for a charge £1,600.00. Refreshments, such as champagne and canapés, are available. If you are booking your ceremony within 12 weeks, there may be weekend dates available for the above price. Civil ceremonies, with a reception, can be held any day of the week.

Full details of Registrar’s fees and the procedures for booking a ceremony are available from The Superintendent Registrar, Guildford Registrar’s Office, Artington House, Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 5DZ (telephone number 03002 001002). It is the Client’s responsibility to make the booking arrangements direct with the Registrar’s office.

 

Reception Facilities

The Edwardian Ballroom (with its Minstrels’ Gallery), the Drawing Room, the Old Library (the bar) and the Long Gallery, make a most elegant setting for any occasion. To the south of the House, there are a terrace and lawns with outstanding views across the Surrey countryside towards Frensham Ponds. During the colder months, we have two open log fires; in the Drawing Room and the Long Gallery.  The hire fee for all these facilities is:

  • January to April         £3,995
  • May to September    £4,500
  • October to December £3,995

Civil Ceremonies will attract an addition £250 charge

This hire fee includes use of all the above rooms, all general staff costs, and banqueting chairs with upholstered seats.  A later finish time may be possible subject to a surcharge of £300.

We recommend that up to 126 guests can be seated comfortably in the Ballroom for a formal wedding breakfast, seated at 14 circular tables with white linen tablecloths. Frensham Heights has a minimum meal charge of 85 adult meals at £55 per person. The maximum number depends very much on your plans and style for your reception. We may also host additional guests for evening receptions. 

If you require a more informal event, to be held on either a Friday or Sunday, we are happy to accommodate and individual quotations are available on request.

 

Menu

We will be happy to discuss your personal catering requirements with you.  However, if you make your choice from our extensive a la carte menu, our standard charge for a three-course meal with coffee is £55 (inclusive of VAT) per head.

 

Drinks

Frensham Heights is fully licensed and has its own comprehensive wine list.  Should you wish to supply your own wine for the reception drinks then corkage of £10.00 per bottle will be charged. A further £10.00 per bottle will be charged should you wish to provide wine for your wedding breakfast.  There is also an additional charge of £15.00 per bottle, should you wish to provide champagne for your toast.

A full bar is available until 11.45pm.   Drinks may be charged directly to the host or may be purchased by guests. Arrangements can be made on request for a late license for one hour’s extension at a charge of £300.00 (this is at the discretion of the licensing authority).