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 specialises 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 was directed down a path and told to keep 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. To my right were fields with horses and to 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! It 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!

After a quick look around, I then ventured into the main field, which was just a couple of minutes walk away. There was a tipi decorated with bunting to chill out in, a fully decorated marquee to hold the reception, an ice cream van, a giant Love sign , a Mr & Mrs photo opportunity and even a coconut shy. There was even 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.

Getting married there really would be an amazing experience. A whole field to yourself with all your friends and family adorned with fairylights 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.

If you love the outdoors and want the chance to experience a bespoke wedding surrounded by nature and also feel like you are getting married in a festival setting, then this is the place for you.

Would I want to get married there ? Without a doubt.

Celebrant or Registrar-Which would you choose?

Organising a wedding can be very stressful, but when it comes to conducting the most important ceremony of your life , choosing the right person is key to making the day as special as it can be .

So what’s the difference between a registrar and a celebrant ? A registrar will conduct your service and even do all the legal parts . A celebrant will do the same but cannot perform the legal aspects of your wedding .

So why a celebrant then ?

Because celebrants have time to give and are not bound by time restraints . They don’t have to rush off to another wedding or be elsewhere . The beauty about a celebrant is their commitment to your day. A good celebrant will do one wedding on that day devoting their time to you . You can choose exactly how you want the ceremony to be and what readings and music you want . The wedding can be your design and at your own pace.

As a celebrant , I want to get to know everything about my couple and spend time understanding their needs for their wedding day. We will build a rapport prior to the ceremony and you will always have control of the day in how you want things to run. All you will have to do is fill in some fun, simple questionnaires about you both and then we can go from there! I can even help spice up your vows if you are having difficulty putting them together !

We can include religious or spiritual aspects to your wedding and you can get married just about anywhere you choose ! Celebrants are not restricted to licensed venues . If you want to get married on top of a mountain then so be it ! Just warn me in advance so I can pack all the essentials !

Many couples choose to do the legal bit before the big day or even during it. The celebrant will just make it all special for you . You don’t even have to tell your guests that the day is not legally binding . That’s up to you and so is when you decide to do the legal part .

Therefore, if you want the wedding of your dreams- outdoors or indoors where just about anything goes, then a celebrant is the way to go. My approach is all about adding a light-hearted, fun and uniquely personal touch to your ceremony .

Whatever you decide and whichever ceremony you choose, it can be as unconventional as you like. The choice you have to make now is which celebrant will you choose ?