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Patchwork’s Favourite Venues: fforest farm

by Ismay Ozga

“Wrapped in woods, wildlife and wonder” fforest farm is an absolute DREAM wedding venue. For a relaxed, informal, weekend-long celebration in 200 acres of unspoilt natural beauty it can’t be beaten. Weddings are residential, which means you and your guests really get the time to make the most of your celebration. Want to add a bespoke tented festival village? A relaxed wood-fired pizza party on arrival day? Or maybe a tex mex supper? Yes please! Jackson at fforest farm tells us more…

Tell us a bit about fforest farm and what makes it so special.

The 200 acres of fforest farm are part of an area of unspoilt natural beauty, wrapped in woods, wildlife and wonder. The farm is flanked on one side by the Teifi Marshes nature reserve and on the other, Cilgerran gorge, through which the magnificent river Teifi flows down to the local town of Cardigan and the Irish sea beyond.

Wow, it sounds like a story book… If you could choose just five words to describe your venue to couples what would you say?

People, produce, place, design & comfort. 

What’s your favourite feature and why?

It’s too hard to pin it down to one! The flexibility of our spaces, our range of accommodation to every family member and our location.

We have indoor, outdoor, intimate and large spaces areas to celebrate every part of an event. Our tiny pub serving local and our own drinks has to be everyone’s favourite!

Every aspect of our accommodation has been considered to give our guests the most relaxing and enjoyable stay. Traditional comforts in the Georgian farmhouse to simple luxuries lighting fires in our tented accommodation.

fforest farm is surrounded by beauty and nature in 200 acres of bliss in West Wales, a very special place.

Which weddings stand out for you – any weird or wonderful ones?

Every wedding has its moments. Ceremonies in the quarry are special, late nights in the pub have been hilarious, dining in the cedar barn is magical when daylight starts to fade and fairy lights begin to twinkle.

We’ve seen some fantastic decorations and love couples bringing their own style to the farm’s blank canvas.

Have you ever had to save the day?

We’re experts in re-writing table plans!

Photo credit: www.samdocker.co.uk

Oh yes – a special skill! Do you have a favourite season or a particular theme or time of year that you think works best for your venue?

Early and late summer our are favourites, May in bloom and dusky summers provide fresh dewy mornings and great weather.

Photo credit: www.samdocker.co.uk

How flexible is your service and what are you licensed for?

We proudly do all our catering onsite with extensive menu choices keeping food mileage to a minimum. As part of our service, we offer event planning from the day of arrival to departure. We are licensed for civil ceremonies in a number of our locations and we can help plan humanist ceremonies too.

Can you give us the heads up on some of your favourite suppliers?

We have books of every supplier you could think of. Most of our favourites and most that we use are local.

And finally the fforest farm lowdown – quick facts and stats:

What is your maximum guest capacity? 160 for ceremonies & 250 for receptions

Is the venue licensed for civil ceremonies? Yes

What time is lights-out? 1am

Do you have accommodation on site? Yes, we can accommodate most wedding parties on site.

Do you have disabled access? Yes

Thanks so much Jackson for showing us around the absolutely beautiful forest farm. If your guests are travelling for your wedding and you don’t want physical gifts, have a look at our gorgeous new template and ask them to help fund a year of dates instead for the two of you! See more unique and lovely ideas on our alternative gift registry.

Jackson and the team would love to hear from you about booking your wedding at fforest farm – you can get in touch here

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