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Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? You're likely to find the answer below, but if not, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01638 592609 / weddings@swynfordmanor.com.

Wedding Reception

How many tables and chairs do you have?
We have 15 round tables and 150 chairs, plus long top tables for up to 12 guests. We have 5ft and 6ft tables, and a 3ft cake table.

Wedding Ceremony

Please remember to book your wedding with the Registrar direct. For more information please visit www.cambridgeshireceremonies.co.uk . If you are planning a church wedding, please confirm the date with the vicar during your provisional booking period.

Music & Speeches

Is there room for a band or DJ and dancing?
Yes. We have a gorgeous checkerboard dance floor in the Garden Room, and there’s space for the entertainment too.

How many plug sockets do you have in the entertainment area?
We have 6 accessible sockets for DJs and bands.

Do you have a sound limiter?
We do, and it’s set to 92 decibels.

Do you have any audio-visual facilities we could use for the speeches?
We do. There’s a screen and a projector at your disposal.

Do you have a microphone?
Unfortunately, we can’t provide microphones for speeches, but do chat to your entertainment providers, as they may be able to help.

Do you have a PA system?
Yes, we have a system to play background music during the ceremony and wedding breakfast. It’s not suitable for the evening entertainment though.


Can we have sparklers?
Yes, you can use sparklers outside on the terrace.

Can we have a fire pit or fireworks?
We’re surrounded by paddocks, so unfortunately not.

What about a confetti cannon?
You’re welcome to use a confetti cannon for the first dance, however we ask that you use clear white paper only.

Are smoke machines permitted?
Due to the sensitivity of our fire alarm system, no.


What time can we access the venue on the day?
Suppliers can set up from 10am, and earlier access can be arranged in advance, subject to availability.

What time does the bar close / music finish?
12.15am. And the venue closes at 1am.

Is there a late licence?
Yes, by prior arrangement.


What time is checkout the day after the wedding?

Can we stay the night before the wedding / hire the venue for the whole weekend?
Yes, subject to availability.

Can our guests camp in the grounds of Swynford Manor?
No, but we have ample accommodation inside and can recommend some brilliant hotels and B&Bs nearby for extra guests.


Can we bring pets?
Sorry, pets are not allowed at Swynford Manor.

Is the venue air-conditioned?
All of our bedrooms & the Garden Room have air-conditioning.

Are patio heaters provided free of charge?
Sorry, they are not.

Can a helicopter land at the venue?
Yes, subject to prior arrangements and insurance checks.