Boundary Oak School Weddings and Event Hire

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you have available to hire?
We offer Acorn Theatre as well as 28 acres of grounds surrounding our school where you are able to have a marquee or bell tents.

What are your prices?
The Acorn Theatre is available to hire for £2000 and the Cricket Pavilion and fields are available for £2000.

Does the price include VAT?
No it doesn’t, but we do not charge VAT.

How does payment work?
We require 50% of the Hire Fee to secure your date. 14 days before your event, we will then request the final 50% of the hire fee together with a damage waiver deposit of £500. This is refundable 48 hours after the event, subject to there being no damage as per the terms and conditions.

Do I need to sign a Hire Agreement?
Yes.

Do you have list of suppliers?
You are welcome to use your suppliers of choice but if you need a little help then please feel free to download our suppliers list.

Why do you only offer dates outsideTerm Time?
We are a busy boarding school and so venue hire is only available out of school term time so as to cause minimum disruption to the school.

When can I come on site to decorate / set up?
You are welcome to come on site 48/24 hours before your event subject to agreement from our venue hire team.

Will I need to take out Public Liability Insurance?
As a school we have our own Public Liability Insurance, however any event involving a third party company, e.g. a Marquee Hire Company will need to be covered by their own Public Liability Insurance. We would also recommend that you take out your own Public Liability Insurance, which can be provided for a small cost of between £50 – £60. We are able to provide details of companies who can sell this.

I see that you no longer offer wedding ceremony’s. Am I able to have a non-legal ceremony instead?
Yes, many couples get legally married elsewhere and then either hold their reception party at our venue or alternatively they attend a local registry office to ensure the wedding is legal but then hold a non-legal ceremony along with the reception party.

Apart from Wedding Receptions, what other functions can you provide for?
We are able to cater for a variety of celebrations and events and can be fairly flexible depending on what it is that you require. Previous venue hire has been used for birthdays, anniversaries, corporate events, prom parties, christmas parties as well as wedding receptions and christenings.

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