ceremonies

We have three areas that are licensed for civil ceremonies, each of which can host up to 80 guests. You can choose between our main ceremony room which was originally the old kitchens and houses a beautiful open fireplace, or our drawing room with its huge Georgian windows that overlook our gardens and grounds.

During the Summer months, if you would prefer an outdoor ceremony you can make use of the arbour within our walled country garden.

The registrar is to be booked and paid for separately.

If you are considering a church or religious ceremony, we have a private wooded walk to St. Denys Church situated next door.

food & drink

We ask that you use one of our five preferred caterers for your arrival and wedding breakfast requirements to ensure that your day runs perfectly. They will cover all aspects of your catering and service needs.

We are however open to alternative suppliers coming on-site for your evening catering. Please contact us to discuss.

We are happy for you to supply your own drink (to be served by your caterer) until the end of the wedding breakfast. We do ask that once the wedding breakfast has finished, you use our supplied bar (we only charge the same as the local).

a typical day

(This is just an example. We will work with you to plan a day that suits your requirements)

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11:00am Bridal Party have access to the house

12:30pm Overnight guests arrive and are shown to their bedrooms

1:30pm Remaining day guests arrive

2:00pm Ceremony

2:30pm Drinks reception with canap├ęs. The perfect opportunity for photographs before re-joining for the drinks reception

3:45pm The wedding party take their seats for the wedding breakfast

5:45pm Cut the cake and spend some time chatting and relaxing with your guests until the evening party arrive

7:00pm Welcome your evening guests and let the music and dancing begin

8:15pm Time to enjoy the evening food before more dancing

11:00pm The bar and music come to an end

11:30pm All off-site guests to have made their way home, leaving you free to finish off the evening enjoying a night-cap with your overnight guests

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9:00am Head to the orangery for our locally sourced continental breakfast

10:00am Time to leave Aswarby Rectory and say your farewells

FAQ’s

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Do we need to hire tables and chairs?
No, we have both round and trestle style tables as well as rustic wooden chairs here for you to use at no additional expense.
Can we only hold our reception with you?
Our rates are the same regardless of whether you hold your ceremony here on-site, so if you would prefer a church or religious ceremony you are free to use us the house for your reception and overnight stay..
Do you have example table layouts?
Yes, we do. We can send these over to you if you would like us to.
Who do we contact to arrange the registrar?
With regards to the civil ceremony, it is Lincolnshire County Council who you will need to contact to enquire about availability of the registrar. We fall under the Sleaford area and the number is 01522 782 244.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes, there are lots of lovely places to stay nearby. We would be happy to send you over some recommendations.
Do you offer an extended evening licence?

We may be able to offer selected weddings an extension to 12pm with all non-overnight guests departing by 12.30am (as opposed to our normal 11.00pm finish). We can only do this for a small number of weddings per year, so please enquire directly with us to discuss further.

Do you allow fireworks?
We allow low-noise fireworks for a select number of weddings per year. The firework event itself must be carried out by a licensed and regulated company only to comply with safety regulations.
Do you have wheelchair access?
We have tried to make the house as accessible as possible with removable ramps and accessible toilets for daytime guests, however as we are working within the restraints of an old Georgian property there is no lift facility to the first floor bedrooms for over-night guests.
Do you allow candles and confetti?
We allow bio-degradable confetti and you are free to bring slow burn candles as long as they are placed suitably.
Do you only allow recommended suppliers?
We ask that you use our recommended caterers, however everything else is up to you. We have worked with some of the best and are happy to provide contact details for recommended florists, photographers, stylists etc.