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.

Dress code

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.

Gifts

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

Ceremony part (2pm – 6pm)

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm arrive, have a drink and some snacks

3:00 pm – 3:01 pm ceremony (ok it might take longer)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm have another drink, grab a photo

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm grab some BBQ food (vegetarian option is available, please let us know if this is required)

BBQ offering:

  • Prime ¼lb Butchers Burgers
  • Cumberland Pork sausages
  • Welsh Dragon sausages (pork, chilli and leek)
  • Piri Piri Chicken Breast
  • Jerked Rump Steak with tomato and lime salsa
  •  BBQ Chicken with a Honey glaze
  • Mediterranean King Prawns
  • A selection of Vegan / Vegetarian Sausages

All served with a selection of relishes, sauces and fried onions and soft and finger rolls

  • Potato Salad with red onion and chives
  • Classic Coleslaw
  • Caesar Salad

Fun part (7pm – midnight)

7:00 pm arrive, say hello and grab a drink at the bar

7:30 pm – 8:30 pm live music from our in-house band Catch 22

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm hog roast or vegetarian alternative with salads and a choice of desserts

9:00 pm – 10:00 pm second live set from the band which will now be full of hog

10:00 pm-midnight, more music, drinks, heading off hopefully have had an amazing evening

Location

Getting to Hillfields Farm

Car

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.

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.

Train

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)

Taxi numbers

Pangbourne Taxis 01491671979

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

https://www.theswanatstreatley.com/

The George Hotel

Rooms from £70 / night

2.7 miles away

http://georgehotelpangbourne.com

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  1. Can’t wait 😄 I’ll personally shoot Boris if he tries to mess it up 😄
    So looking forward to it 👰🐸 X X x

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