Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey TA20 4LU Chard (Somerset) Map
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Starting at £600
Capacity 200
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About Forde Abbey

Forde Abbey is the epitome of a glamourous wedding venue. With original 12th Century features, the abbey has seen various transformations to the building and magnificent gardens in the last 900 years that lend it a character that is not only unique but breath-taking tfor the celebration of such as a prestigious occasion as you wedding ceremony and banquet.

Facilities and capacity

Enjoy an eclectic mix of a medieval abbey with historic country house venue and spectacular award-winning gardens. Forde Abbey boasts two rooms available for your celebration:

  • The majestic Great Hall holds up to 200 seated guests. For a winter event, the fire is blazing and chandeliers lit creating a warm ambience for you and your guests. This space opens onto the front beautiful lawn through the archway of Chard's Tower allowing your guests to spill out into the graceful gardens after the ceremony.
  • For an evening reception, drinks can be served in the Great Hall and then banquet with entertainment in The Undercroft for up to 150 people.
  • For smaller weddings, the Monks' Refectory can accommodate up to 80 guests. This room, which is not usually open to the public, features a more intimate and informal location.

Services offered

Forde Abbey's staff will ensure you and your wedding guests enjoy an amazing day thanks to their professional approach and in keeping with the pristine sorroundings. They can also allow for marquee receptions in the gardens and there is no corkage fee applied here so you have the option to serve your own wine at no extra charge.

  • Venue hire From £600
  • Guests Up to 200
  • Facilities Banquet halls, terraces, gardens, chapels, kitchen for catering, dance floor, parking, Provision for…View more
  • Services Ceremony, Premises: Great Hall or Monks' Refectory for the ceremony; Chapel for a blessing; Undercroft…View more
  • Location In the countryside
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More information about Forde Abbey

  • Do you celebrate more than one event per day?
    No
  • What is included in the menu?
    Our recommended caterers can supply a variety of menus to suit all tastes and budgets
  • Is it possible to only rent the venue, without the catering service?
    Yes
  • What kind of cuisine do you offer?
    Seasonal
    Traditional, Regional
    Haute cuisine
    International
    Fusion
    Other (Our caterers can supply anything you would like)
  • Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?
    Yes
  • Do you offer special menus?
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Gluten-free
    Other (Our caterers can supply anything you would like)
  • Do you also offer a wedding cake?
    No
  • Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge?
    Bring your own cake; no surcharge
  • How does the open bar work?
    Included in the menu
    Pay per drink
    Set amount per person with no limit (drink tickets)
    Set amount per person with limit (drink tickets)
    General fixed amount until certain time
    General fixed amount without time limit
  • Is there a time limit for celebrations?
    Yes
  • Private photographer?
    Yes
  • Do you provide your own music?
    No
  • Is there a fixed payment for the location?
    Yes
  • What is the charge for not reaching the minimum?
    Not applicable
  • What are the forms of payment?
    Bank transfer, cheque or credit/debit card
  • Do you provide disabled access?
    Yes

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