Hello again everyone!
This week’s entry is going to be our very first venue spotlight and I’m so excited to be introducing you all to one of Somerset’s hidden gems; Folly Farm! I was lucky enough to shoot this beautiful venue during a client’s wedding and I can’t quite express how much I loved it there! The venue itself is a gorgeous farmhouse nestled within a impressive 250-acre nature reserve with awe-inspiring views of Chew Valley Lake and the Mendip Hills.
Taking a second to talk admin, the venue holds up to 150 guests making it a perfect choice for small and large weddings alike. One of the things I adored about this venue in particular is that you aren’t just booking out a small area of the Farm, rather, the entire venue is yours for the whole of your big day! So, if you’re looking for a private location where you’re only sharing your special day with your nearest and dearest, look no further!
Another of the things I loved about Folly Farm is that the farmhouse itself has been converted into a guesthouse with 20 rooms (including a deluxe bridal studio), meaning that your entire wedding party can stay on site, making your big day that little bit easier! Speaking from experience, the entire day goes by a lot more smoothly when no one needs to worry about travel and traffic! Not to mention, hotel suites lend themselves perfectly as backdrops for you and your partner’s getting ready photos. (Which I’ll be talking about in detail here next week! So keep those eyes peeled! 😉)
For the wedding I shot here, Claire and Andrew chose to hold their ceremony in the farm’s enchanting oak-beamed barn conversion, but if that’s not where you envision your nuptials there’s no need to worry because the venue also has a more traditional location in the Old Dairy, and a more contemporary glass atrium, allowing you to customise your wedding day to your personal vision. And if the natural vibes of Sophie and Al’s engagement shoot that we discussed last week are more your thing, Folly Farm also has multiple locations within the grounds for that perfect outdoors “I do!”
Right! Although I could go on about this venue and how much I loved it I’m going to stop there, after all this isn’t sponsored, so I need to leave some of the selling up to them haha! If you loved the sound of Folly Farm you can find out more information here.
Thank you all so much for checking out this week’s blog post, and I hope to see you here again next week! Leave me a comment down below about what venues you’re looking into as well as Folly Farm and maybe you’ll see them popping up in future venue spotlights!