FAQs

If you have a question that you can’t find the answer to below,
please do get in touch on 01432 509925 or enquiries@brinsopcourt.com

Weddings & Packages

Can I bring my dog?

Absolutely! We welcome all (preferably well-behaved) dogs. They will appreciate lying out in front of the Aga – our only request is that they are kept off the furniture, stay downstairs and out of the bedrooms. We also ask that there are no dogs on the glampsite. We have a dog sitter who can also be booked during your stay.

Are we able to just hold our wedding reception at Brinsop?

This is entirely up to you! With our One-Day Package you can use Brinsop for your whole day or just a part of it.

How many guests can we have?

We can accommodate weddings here at Brinsop from 10 to 180 Day Guests! We can also accommodate up to 250 people for your evening party and even more with the addition of a marquee.

Can we get ready on-site when booking a one-night wedding?

Definitely – our couples have access to French and Butterfly Bedrooms from 11am on the morning of the wedding. You can also book our on-site Cottages for your use the night before your wedding, meaning you can start your preparations there, as early as you like, before travelling the short distance to the house.

Do you allow dry hire?

Unfortunately not. We have excellent bar facilities both at the Main House and The Knot and can work with you if you have any special requirements.

Do we have to book the registrar separately?

Yes, it is a legal requirement that you contact the Registrar separately, unfortunately we can’t do this for you. Please see our recommended suppliers list for their details.

Do you have your own photographer, florist, hairstylist etc?

Whilst we don’t have these in-house, we have loads of our favourite local suppliers who we love to work with! Please see our favourite suppliers sheet.

Where does my wedding car access the venue?

You can be driven right up to the beautiful, historic main doors of Brinsop Court.

Can I bring my own wedding decorations?

Yes, of course you can! You are welcome to personalise and decorate the various rooms and areas of Brinsop Court to suit your chosen style.
We have put hooks for decorations in appropriate places to ease the set-up process. Please be aware that as this is a listed building – we cannot allow the use of tacks, nails, pins or blue tack to affix anything to the walls and beams. If in doubt, please ask us and we will be happy to help find a solution for you. Please bear in mind that all decorations must be removed prior to your departure.

Do you allow candles and tea lights?

Yes, but please note that the Banqueting Hall is the only room in the house where candles are allowed within the main house. We are happy for candles and night lights to be used outside and at The Knot.

Is confetti allowed?

Yes, although we ask that the confetti is either natural petals or bio-degradable. Sorry, no confetti canons.

Are tables and chairs included in the venue hire price?

Use of our tables and chairs is included in the venue charge.

Are meals included in our wedding packages?

Our simple Recovery Breakfast is included in the wedding packages for house guests. A delicious Arrival Supper is also included for a two-night wedding.

Do you have a cake stand and cake knife?

Yes, we have a log cake stand, which is 16-17” in diameter, and silver knife you may use.
Please remember to note this on your Wedding Planning Document.

What are the options for music during the ceremony and wedding breakfast?

We can provide a portable bluetooth/aux speaker for you to plug your device into, which can be moved around the house. We also have a specifically designed audio visual system in The Knot, which can be used for streaming. Please discuss your requirements with one of the team.

What time do we need to finish our celebrations at night?

Live music and/or DJ are both welcome to play in the The Knot or Games Room until midnight. Overnight house guests can return to Brinsop Court for a midnight tipple!

Do you allow fireworks?

Yes! Please note these must be arranged prior to 10pm and through our sole supplier. Please see details on our favourite suppliers list.

Accommodation & Facilities

How many people does the on-site accommodation sleep?

The 14th century Manor House has fifteen super king rooms and three single rooms, which can sleep 33 people. This can be increased with the hire of our extra z-beds, and we have 4 cots too (please bring your own bedding for the cots and let us know where you would like them when you book your rooms).

Do you have any sofa beds?

Yes, we have two! One is located in Gothic Bedroom and one in Butterfly bedroom. We would recommend these for 2 small children or 1 adult. These can be added through the portal at an extra charge.

What are the check in and check out times for guests?

A one-night wedding stay has access to French and Butterfly bedroom from 11am on your wedding day. Your house guests and day guests are then able to arrive from 1pm. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate an earlier check in to bedrooms, but our bar in the Games Room will be open from 12 noon with drinks, coffee and light snacks for early arrivals.
For a two-night wedding you have access to the whole house & Knot from 3pm the day before your wedding day.
Check out is at 10am for both packages. Please note our housekeeping team require access to all bedrooms from 9.30am.

How do we book accommodation?

Please visit our accommodation portal at: rooms.brinsopcourt.com. Our couples have their own unique booking code to distribute to the guests they choose to stay here at Brinsop.

How do we book Glamping at Brinsop?

Please visit www.brinsopglamping.co.uk
glamping@brinsopcourt.com, 07515 984 870

Do you have a hot tub?

Yes, we have a hot tub for six guests located in Dansey courtyard. Guests are welcome to use the hot tub although we do request that you read our disclaimer before entering. At night noise carries a long way so we do ask that you are respectful of our neighbours and keep the noise down and do not use the hot tub after 10pm.

Do you have disabled facilities?

Brinsop has a disabled ground floor super king bedroom and wet room. We have 3 additional en-suite bedrooms suitable for people with limited mobility – all on ground level. We can provide ramps for all stepped areas throughout the ground floor area meaning all 4 wings are accessible for any disabilities, just let us know if you require these. However, our Library and Banqueting Hall are on the 1st floor level and due to the age of the building and its listed status, there is no lift.

Do you have parking?

There is unlimited parking during your stay at Brinsop! All house guests should follow the directional signs for “Overnight Guests” and park at Bailey Car Park. All other guests should park in the Main Car Park. Please let us know if you need an electrical charging point and this can be arranged.

Smoking?

Smoking is only permitted outside the property.

Do you have laundry services?

The property is equipped with complimentary washing and drying machines and washing powder is available. We also have irons and ironing boards in each utility room.

Do I need to bring ancillary items such as washing up liquid, loo rolls etc?

No. We provide loo rolls, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs, washing powder, tea towels, refuse sacks, and where applicable, kindling and firewood.

What about bed linen?

We provide 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen, towels and bathrobes.

What outdoor games do you have?

We have a selection including Croquet, Cricket and Rounders. Please let your coordinator know if you would like to use these. You can also go fishing in the moat, and we have a tennis court on-site and provide rackets and balls too.

Can we organise a supermarket delivery?

Absolutely! Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury and Tesco will all deliver to Brinsop.

Should we pre-book taxis?

As we are located in a rural area, we highly recommend pre-booking a taxi for the end of the night. There are plenty of companies in Hereford who will drop off and pick up from Brinsop.
Some taxi companies in Hereford are:
Albion Cars Hereford 07725 989602
Blue Line Taxis 01432 343435
Hereford Rank Taxis 01432 278279
Hi-Town Taxis 01432 354321

Catering & Bar

Can we organise our own catering?

We have fantastic caterers who can cater to almost every dietary requirement and provide all
manner of menu options – formal multi-course dining, sharing platters, picnics, afternoon teas & also BBQs for example! However, if you have any specific requests please discuss this with your coordinator. Please note there are additional fees for for external caterers and food vans. We also require a £1000 refundable bound from the caterers, to be paid 6 weeks before the wedding which is returned 2 weeks after the wedding.

Do you provide high chairs for children?

Definitely, we have three available for your use.

Can we bring our own drinks?

We have an extensive and competitively priced drinks menu for pre-order which saves you all the effort! All pre-order wines are on a ‘sale or return’ basis. Even if it’s not on the list our Bar Manager will be able to see if we can source it for you! We can also provide cocktails, shots etc – just let us know what you’re looking for!
The Brinsop Bar is perfect for your evening party but can be open during your day too, to offer your guests more options! We also have drinks packages available or you can run a tab with whatever limits you would like.

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