Crockstead Fields: What a perfect place to get married!
If you are looking for a special outdoor wedding venue that will be unique in every way then Crockstead Fields is definitely a place worth considering. I am an independent celebrant that specializes in outdoor weddings and this is one venue that I would find a pleasure to be involved with. It had everything you could ask for to make your wedding day a memorable one.
After parking my car , I ambled down a path keeping to the left. It was a beautiful walk down a tree-lined track and my initial feelings were a sense of calm and peacefulness all around me.
The Honeymoon Suite
On my right there were fields with horses and on my left was the farmhouse. It was a short walk, before I stumbled across a yurt raised on decking , fully equipped with an outdoor toilet, a shower and a fire-pit.
I had arrived at the honeymoon suite, which was fully furnished with a double bed, rugs and side tables.
What an amazing place to spend your first night as a married couple. Under the stars in perfect tranquility!
The main field
After a quick look around, I then ventured into the main field, which was just a couple of minutes walk away. Firstly I saw a tipi decorated with bunting to chill out in. Then a fully decorated marquee to hold the reception and it seemed suitable for about 150 guests. An ice cream van, a giant Love sign , a Mr & Mrs photo opportunity and a coconut shy added to the feel of the place. They even had a tent that was solely for kids to hang out in.
This was before you arrived at the main seating area where a hand made wooden pagoda lay under the trees. What a place to hold the perfect ceremony!
I felt a little bit like I was at a mini festival without the crowds . The ice cream van and the Just married VW all added to the theme.
The Perfect Place
Getting married there really would be an amazing experience. You could have a whole field to yourself with all your friends and family surrounded by fairy-lights and bunting. At the end of the evening as your guests parted to either their tents or nearby hotels, you could then go back and enjoy your first night in your luxurious yurt looking up at the stars.
Above all, if you love the outdoors and want the chance to experience a bespoke wedding surrounded by nature, then this is the place for you.
Would I want to get married there ? Without a doubt.