Type of Ceremony
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Marquee Site / Rent my Field
Suitable for Asian Weddings
Suitable for Jewish Weddings
Dry Hire Available
1 to 9 guests
10 to 29 guests
Outside Caterers Permitted
BBQ & Hog Roasts
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Choice of structures making it unique
- Choice of fab caterers to suit your requirements
- Glamping, camping & an onsite Bed & Brekfast with Bridal Suite
- Ideal for festival weddings
- Wealth of experience organising weddings and events
- Your Wedding, Your Wan
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Its completely exclusive. Your chosen structure is put up 2 days before the wedding and the day before you have the whole day to dress it. This is a lovely day for friends and family to get together to help you make it your own. You have the land until midday the following day to collect all personal items.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
We are not licensed for civil ceremony’s as they must be under a permanent structure and not a temporary one such as marquees and tipis. However, the signature can be done with the registrar’s office and it’s approx. £45 for signature only and then the ceremony can be held at Alcott with a wedding celebrant. There is talk from the government currently that this may change like most of the other countries in the world! :-) They are now wanting outdoor weddings more so than ever!
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Yes you can with a Wedding Celebrant. We can recommend an amazing lady! Take a look at some fab pictures of ceremony’s at Alcott here: https://www.alcottweddings.co.uk/weddings/ceremonies/
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
We allow 3 welcome drinks of the same kind corkage free on arrival. Our bar are happy to keep these chilled, use their glass ware and serve them. After these drinks then all drinks are to be bought from their bar. Some couples chose to have prosecco for example and have 2 for the welcome drinks and save 1 for the toasts. The inside rustic bar have all taps so you can choose preferred beers and ales. The bar company also have a horse trailer that they have converted to an outside bar which you be used as a Prosecco / Cocktail / Gin/Rum bar so you could have this as well as the inside bar as a feature bar.
Can we use our own caterers?
We use our own preferred trusted caterers. Catering options range from a relaxed style of buffets, hog roasts, BBQ’s, fish & chips, street food vans, right through to 3 or 5 courses sit down meals and Asian Catering.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
You have from 8am - 8pm the day before your wedding to decorate. Bring your packed lunch and make a day of it! Its such a special time decorating with all your friends and family and seeing it all come together with your treasured collected bits.
What time does the reception need to finish?
Midnight. Its a long day but fly's by, so I always say try and start as early as possible!
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
We have entertainment rules just so the band don't sound like they are at a rave :-) Live music is to to finish by 11pm and DJ and other amplified music to finish at midnight. There are no fitted limiters but our Events Manager keeps a listen if its too loud but this is very rare.
Are fireworks allowed?
Unfortunately not due to the close proximity of horses but we have other ideas.
Is confetti allowed?
Yes. We ask if it can be bio-degradable.
Are candles allowed?
Yes in jars.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Yes, a stunning suite in a barn conversion on the farm.
Is there accommodation on site?
Yes, a lovely Bed & Breakfast sleeping 8 guests. The Breakfasts are incredible with farm house chicken eggs!
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes lots of local hotels within a minute journey.
What are the nearest train stations?
Alvechurch and Wythall locally linking from Birmingham New Street, Moor street and Birmingham International.
When is the Venue open from and till?
We run from May - Early October.
Can cars be left over night?
Yes at owners’ risk.
Are fire pits allowed?
Alcott hire one out only.
Can you bring camper vans/caravans?
Is the lake fenced off from the wedding field for chilrdrens safety?
Yes, there is a fence and children can not climb through the gaps. You still get to enjoy the lake view (a picture in the gallery below), the gate can also be closed.
How many cars can you park?
Is there access for big coaches?
What’s the flooring like in the structures?
The field is reasonably flat so hard flooring is not a necessity, but if you want the perfect finish then wooden flooring throughout is optional on some of the structures (a picture in the gallery below). Capris and Yurts come with a protective layer followed by the matting carpets and dance floors are solid. The Clear span marquees and Canvas marquee have the choice of a protective layer or wooden floor throughout, depending on preference.
Can elderly or disabled be driven right up to the structures entrance?
Yes, security will guide the car there safely.
Can cars get stuck?
No, cars are parked in a hard-standing car park.
Are the structures watertight?
Yes, be reassured that all of our companies use the latest weather fore-casting technologies to ensure that your set-up is perfect for the conditions on the day. In adverse weather conditions, contingencies are put into place and discussed to offer you piece of mind that you remain dry and comfortable in any scenario.
Are pets allowed?
Pets often form a major part of weddings at Alcott. We often have beloved dogs roaming around and even brides ride their own horse in. This is fine, as long as dogs are kept on leads and we can discuss how to fit them into your day.
Can sides be open on all structures?
The majority of our structures have the capability to have the sides lifted to provide extra air to guests on a hot day. The sides can be lifted on our tipis on a warm, dry day or a weather proofing kit allows views of the rolling hills whilst keeping guests protected from those summer showers. The rest of our structures sides can be lifted/ rolled or clipped back. Bear in mind, the Yurt’s sides can only be lifted on a day with no wind.
What are the toilets like and are there disabled ones?
The company we recommend are very posh indeed, quite a talking point at the wedding, definitely not like Glastonbury loos! They play music and light up. The correct size will be recommended to you for your numbers. As they have steps, a separate disabled porter unit can be hired- this provides a comfortable baby-change unit, when requested. There is cold running water that is safe to drink, and great for caterers.
Do the structures provide guests with a comfortable temperature?
The events managers can source a heater for you, when the temperature drops late on; alternatively, they can switch them to blast out cold air on a hot summer’s day. The tipis have a fire pit as an option and offer a beautiful, cosy glow, making the immediate surrounding area warm but don’t overwhelm the whole tipi with heat.
What do we do if it rains?
Often, rain adds to the fun of an outdoor wedding and guests very rarely notice. A few years ago, we installed a land drainage system that allows water to drain off and keeps the field firm and not boggy(a picture in the gallery below). A road runs from the car park into the wedding field, ensuring those stilettos remain in tip-top condition (a picture in the gallery below). All structures have walkway matting to provide added protection (a picture in the gallery below).
What is included with the land hire at Alcott?
A wedding co-ordinator to work alongside you to support you every step of the way. You will get support from sourcing suppliers to scheduling how your perfect day will run. We have our on-site event managers who provide the logistical assurances that are needed for an outdoor venue; they support the hiring and running of generators, electrics, lighting and sound. An added bonus is they remain on-all day and are first aid trained-just in case! We also have our own security staff to meet, greet and help to park the cars for your guests and will always offer a welcoming smile. Additionally, we also team up the next day, when heads are sore, to help you with the clean-up operation and smile about all of the fun from the day before.
What are the nearest towns/city?
Redditch, Solihull, Bromsgrove & Birmingham
About Alcott Weddings
A unique opportunity to create your own wedding venue in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside . Select from one of our recommended suppliers for your Tipi/Marquee/Yurt hire, to one of our fab caterers from street food to sit down meals.
Located equidistant from Worcester, Birmingham and Stratford yet hidden in the idyllic rolling hills of the North Worcestershire countryside, situated just outside the beautiful village of Alvechurch we have the pleasure of offering that bespoke, personalised experience for your wedding or event.
Alcott is the perfect blank canvas, whether you are looking to host a wedding, birthday, family fun day, small festival or corporate conference with a difference to name but a few we are here to support you. We are an established, family-built company that provides the freedom to make your wedding or event incredible, regardless of budget.
Working with a range of trusted suppliers, you can tailor-make our venue, from start to finish, ranging from a selection of quality marquees to rustic tipis & yurts - anything is possible. We offer picture-perfect views, coupled with the practicalities, that makes every dream day run smoothly- come rain or shine. Ceremony's are ran by a Wedding Celebrant and can be outside or inside the structures.
At Alcott, the options are endless. Working alongside our on-site production company, we can support your ideas from concept to completion and help deliver any of your values or messages along the way. You will receive our full support along the way and get a dedicated Co-Ordinator and Technical Event manager. Together we will ensure all bases are covered for you and that your wedding or event can be delivered with ease.
Pricing info shown in the listing summary:
Based on a typical wedding reception for 100 guests, including venue hire, wedding breakfast, drinks package and evening buffet.