We want the spirit of our wedding to be one of celebration. We’re looking more for fun and relaxation than formal or traditional. That said, we’re both using this as an excuse to buy some expensive clothes that we’ll wear once. With this in mind, we’ve come up with the following as these are things that traditionally seem to get defined for weddings.
To quote Nirvana “Come as you are” or as you want to be. Dress how you like, you want to get dressed up then all good. It’s nice to have an opportunity to put on your glad rags, especially after our life of lockdown. You want to casual it out then equally good. Claire will be looking like a princess (I imagine) and I’m aiming for frog or at least Toad of Toad Hall.
The event could be a mix of indoors and outdoors depending on the weather.
Your presence is our present, we want you to come to help us celebrate. We really don’t need anything as a gift however, if you really want to buy a wedding gift then make it something that will remind us of you. We certainly don’t have a list or expectations.
Covid & Lockdown
If our government decides that for our own good we can’t get together and celebrate we will move the date. Luckily nearly all hotels and other venues are operating a free cancellation booking policy so we’re hoping this allows you to make any arrangements you need in confidence.
Timetable / Schedule / What to expect
Please note that the bar does accept plastic however the signal might not be all that due to the location being rural. You may want to bring some emergency funds of good old fashion money.
Ceremony part (2pm – 6pm)
Fun part (7pm – midnight)
Getting to Hillfields Farm
Follow the satnav with the postcode RG8 9PE.
If you’ve got no mobile or satnav then 1. I’m highly impressed, 2. Try getting to Reading on the M4, heading for Calcot, Tilehurst, Pangbourne, Basildon, take the next left after Basildon Park National Trust place (turning across the road from a petrol station.
There is loads of parking on-site overlooking the hills. See the image below, area marked in green before you get to the terrace of houses.
You can get to the Farm either from Pangbourne Station (2.6 miles / 7 mins in a taxi) or Goring & Streatley (3 miles / 10 mins in a taxi)
Pangbourne Taxis 01491671979
Airpal – 07862721698
Murdochs – 01491 872029
Pang Valley Private Hire 0118 984 1000
Places to stay
We’re hoping you enjoy the celebrations well into the night and so you may want to stay somewhere local. If so these venues are close by.
The Swan at Streatley
Rooms from £140 / night
2.5 miles away
The George Hotel
Rooms from £70 / night
2.7 miles away
Ibis Styles Reading
Rooms from £31 / night
6.8 miles away