Friday, October 22, 2010

Order of The Day

12:45: Arrival at the church
1:00pm: Marriage Service
2:00pm: Travel to South Farm for drinks reception and photos
3:00pm: Reception drinks and Formal Photography in House and Grounds
4:30pm: Wedding breakfast begins in the Barn
6:30: The Speeches!
7:00pm: Coffee in Conservatory
7:30pm: Evening guests arrive for evening party
8:00pm: First Dance
12 midnight: Carriages

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Venue Information

St Mary’s Church is located in Buckden, where Tom was born and grew up.  He has fond memories of this church, watching Kaz ringing bells on Christmas day, the wedding of his sister Ingrid and more recently the wedding of his good friends Dave and Kim. 

South Farm is approximately 35 mins away from the church and we fell in love with it immediately (and we did view 22 venues in total!) It is an enchanting and distinctly different venue.  Now a working ‘eco friendly’ family farm, the house and barn dates back to the Tudor times of the 16th Century.


A: St Mary's Church: Church Street Buckden St Neots, PE19 5TL
B: South Farm: Shingay-cum-Wendy Royston Hertfordshire SG8 0HR

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


It is your presence not your presents that is important to us, however if you would like to give us a gift we would love you to contribute towards our honeymoon experience.

There are lots of exciting treats and activities that you can help us to enjoy.  Just click on the below link and use gift list number 30527: 

Tom & Helens Gift List (30527)

If you would rather a more traditional gift, then we would really love John Lewis, Marks and Spencer or Debenhams vouchers so that we can continue to make our home look beautiful!  

Song Suggestions

In the evening we will be having a Disco as the main entertainment.  If you have any ideas for songs you would like to hear, then head to the bottom of this site and tell us what they are in the Forum.  Or just leave them as comments on this post.  (you will have to sign in using a google account, or similar).

For those of you familiar with our taste in music, this is your chance to save yourself from Bon Jovi and Britney Spears!

The morning after Breakfast at South Farm

For those that are staying at South Farm, a full English breakfast is included.  If you are not staying at South Farm, but wish to join us for breakfast, this can be arranged.  It will cost £10, and can be arranged by emailing us to

We'd love to see as many of you there as possible to see us off on our Honeymoon!

Dietary Requirements

Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements on the RSVP.  There is a choice of Children’s menus and we’ll be in touch with those of you for which this is relevant.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Accommodation Options

We would encourage you to stay at the below hotel as then taxi's can be shared with others.  However, if you'd prefer to be closer to the venue or stay somewhere else, then here is a list of other options.  Please let us know in the box below which venue you have booked so that we can coordinate.

Premiere Inn, St Neots - Wyboston A1
0870 990 6314


Blacksmith’s Barn, High St, Abington Pigotts
No of Rooms: 1 double bedroom on the ground floor of the barn conversion with private facilities. Quiet village location with a good pub 100yrds away providing home cooked food
Phone: 01763 852896
Distance: 1.5 miles / 3 mins

The Manse, Litlington
A fully serviced pretty little barn conversion overlooking a cottage garden 5 miles from South Farm. Full self catering facilities available but we welcome South Farm B&B guests. Families welcome
Phone: 01763 853063
Distance from South Farm: 3 miles / 7 mins

College Farm
Phone: (01223) 208955
Distance from South Farm: 5 miles / 9 mins

Ermine Farm
Phone: (01223) 207358
Distance from South Farm: 5 miles / 9 mins

Orchards End
Phone: (01223)207202
Distance from South Farm: 5 miles / 10 mins

Northfields House
Phone: (01223) 208097
Distance from South Farm: 5 miles / 10 mins

Taylard House
Phone: 01767 650517
Distance from South Farm: 8 miles / 13 mins

Model Farm
Phone: 01767 677361
Distance from South Farm: 10 miles / 15 mins

Beck Brook Farm
Phone: (01954) 211620
Distance from South Farm: 15 miles / 22 mins

Medium Sized Hotels
The Jester
Phone: 01462 742011
Distance from South Farm: 6 miles / 10 mins

The Chequers
Phone: 01763 244788
Distance from South Farm: 7 miles / 19 mins

Coach House Hotel
Phone: 01763 208272
Distance from South Farm: 9 miles / 17 mins

Duxford Lodge
Phone: 01223 836444
Distance from South Farm: 14 miles / 27 min

John Barleycorn Inn, Duxford
Phone: 01223 832699
Distance from South Farm: 14 miles / 27 min
Large Hotels

The Cambridge Belfry
Phone: 01954 714600
Distance from South Farm: 11 miles / 22 mins

Hotel Felix
Phone: 01223 277977
Distance from South Farm: 15 miles / 27 mins

Holiday Inn, Histon, Cambs
Phone: 0870 4009200
Distance from South Farm: 16 miles / 24 mins

Novotel Knebworth – Stevenage A1
Phone: 01438 346100
Distance from South Farm: 19 miles / 28 mins