Terms & Conditions / FAQ’s

Terms & Conditions

Use this page to get to know the Terms and Conditions of Booking a Wedding at The Limes Country Lodge.

Terms & Conditions

If you have any questions regarding the terms and conditions of your Wedding please contact our Events Team on 01564 703444 or use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Frequently Asked Questions…


How much does it cost to hold a wedding at The Limes Country Lodge?

The Limes Country Lodge is available for hire on an exclusive basis. We have packages for you to choose from set out for you to view in our wedding brochure.  Price varies from function to function depending on your needs. For more information please contact us on Tel: 01564 703 444.

Please note if you are asking us to cost something we do not usually cater for, this may take a little time to gather information and to get back to you.

What’s your availability for certain dates?

As this does change on a daily basis please contact us on Tel: 01564 703 444 to ascertain availability for any given date.


How many guests can we invite for a civil ceremony?

Our licence is for up to 100 guests in The Orchard Suite and outside Wedding Lodge.

Do we have to book the registrar separately?

Yes, you will need to liaise with the registrars separately and ensure they are available to conduct a Civil Wedding Ceremony on the date you have chosen, it is best to do this before you confirm your date with The Limes Country Lodge. Contact number for Warwickshire Register Office is detailed in our wedding brochure.

What happens to our outside ceremony if it’s raining on our wedding day?

We do everything we can to ensure your ceremony takes place outside. The registrars have the final say on the day.  If your ceremony is moved inside your ceremony will be held  in our  Orchard suite.

How long does a Civil Ceremony take?

A civil ceremony normally takes around 30 minutes.

What Music will be needed for the ceremony?

Music for the ceremony must be provided by the bride and groom, either on CD or IPod. You will require five tracks, one entrance song, three songs for signing of the register and one ceremony exit song.


What is the maximum number of guests we can have for the Wedding Breakfast?

We can cater for up to 80 in the Orchard suite and up to 150 with the full marquee for a sit down meal on round tables.

How many can you fit on the top table?

Maximum on top table is 10.

How many guests can I fit on each round table?

Our round tables comfortably seat up to 10 guests.

Can we drop anything off the day before the wedding?

Dependant on the day before event we will try to accommodate your requests and would need to be pre-arranged with our team.

Do you have any high chairs we can use?
Yes, we have 3 high chairs which you can use. Guests are welcome to provide their own.

If we have not hired the marquee will it be in place on my wedding day?

As we hold back to back weddings we cannot guarantee the marquee will be removed. The marquee can only be used as inside space if hired and paid for. The time scale of erecting and dismantling the marquee is not feasible between weddings. If the marquee is not hired we can install curtains to block out the marquee.

How will my day run?

Here is a suggested outline for the day that will be tailored to your specific requirements:

The Wedding Ceremony (if required) will take up to 30 minutes.

The drinks reception during your photographs will last about 1 hour / 1 and a half hours.

Seating guests should take about fifteen minutes depending on your guest numbers.

Bride and Groom welcomed into the room.

A three-course wedding breakfast runs for approximately two hours, again depending on guests numbers.

Speeches will usually last for 20 to 45 minutes (depending on the Best man!)

It will usually take us about 45 minutes to an hour to change the furniture of the dining room into an area for the evening reception.  Your evening entertainment may need a little longer to set up their equipment depending on who you have chosen.

How many times do we see you prior to our wedding?

You’re welcome to arrange an appointment whenever you like leading up to your big day.  We like to see our Bride & Grooms 3 months before the big day to start the ball rolling in terms of all the exciting details and help give you guidance. We then see you again 6 weeks before your wedding day to finalise arrangements, menus and guest numbers.

Who will be duty manager and co-ordinate my wedding on the day?

Our events team work full time at The Limes and will work with you right up to your big day. They will discuss the logistics of your day. The House Managers or proprietor will be here on your wedding day to ensure that everything runs to plan; the events team and the House Managers and proprietor work very closely together.

How many people can you accommodate for an evening reception?

The Orchard suite accommodates maximum of 120 guests, with the full marquee maximum guests of 200.

What time do we have to finish the party?

In order to conform with our premises licence and out of consideration for local residents, all wedding parties must finish by 12 midnight. On Sunday’s please be aware that last orders at the bar will be 11.10p.m. and the bar will close at 11.30pm prompt.  The Limes must be vacated by 12.15 a.m. in accordance with our Licensing Policy.  This must be strictly adhered to.

What time do we need to leave The Limes the next day?
Bedrooms will need to be vacated by 10am.

Can you provide an easel to hold our table plan?

Yes, we provide a table top easel which can hold your table plan.

Can we launch Chinese lanterns?

Unfortunately we don’t allow Chinese lanterns to be launched as the debris impacts on our local residents and farmland. It also causes harm to local livestock. This ruling is in line with recommendations from the Country Land Association.

Catering & Drink

Do you allow outside caterers?

Unfortunately we do not allow outside caterers at our venue.

Can we have a menu tasting session?

Yes for seated wedding breakfasts only at a cost. The chef will produce a taster of each dish you wish to try, limited to 3 choices of each course. This would need to be pre-booked. Please note we do not cater for BBQ & Buffet menu tasting.

Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

Yes, as long as we know in advance then we can cater for most dietary needs.

What age do you classify a child?

Anyone aged 12 and under is classified as a child.

Can we supply our own wine and champagne?

We do offer a corkage service £15.00 per bottle of wine and £25.00 per bottle of fizz. If there is something specific you would like to offer to your guests that are not on our wine list we will be happy to try and source it on your behalf.


Do you have a Bridal Suite?

The bride and groom will normally choose their favourite room and then allocate the other rooms to their guests accordingly.

Can my guests call independently to book a bedroom?

No, the bride and groom must co-ordinate the booking of all bedrooms that are required. Guests can pay for their rooms once names have been given. Guests will then need to call us to pay for their room within 14 days of your wedding date. Any rooms which are have not been paid for within 14 days of your wedding date will be released.

How many rooms do you have and what is the capacity for each room and cost?

Our events team have these details for you.

What time is check in and out?

Check in is at 4pm. A few rooms if pre-arranged can be turned round for an earlier check in at a cost of £10.00 per room, please discuss with our events team.  Check out is strictly 10.00am due to turning rooms round for our next function.

Do you have other hotels locally?

Yes, there are other hotels locally. We will give you the contact details of local accommodation when you book. Some offer a special rate in conjunction with The Limes Country Lodge.

Decorations & accessories

We welcome your ideas and input into decorations at The Limes but please bear the following in mind:

Can we have candle centre pieces?

Yes, candles are permitted in appropriate holders.

Can we have confetti?

We ask that you use only biodegradable or ‘bird friendly’ confetti. If any other confetti is used The Limes Country Lodge will charge a £75 cleaning fee.

Can we hire a candy cart ?

We have a candy cart you can hire and you can supply your own sweets. Speak to our events team for more details.

Can I arrange my own chair covers?

Chair Covers and sashes can only be supplied by The Limes.

Do you decorate the venue and place name cards etc.?

We can do this for you for an additional fee. Most brides have a very good friend do this for them within the 4 hours allocated and thank them in their speeches.


Can I bring in my own DJ?

Yes, you can. We would require a PAT certificate from your chosen Disco/DJ. We do have an in-house Disco/DJ available if required.

Can I book a band?

Yes, please discuss with our events team before booking.

Where does the DJ/Band set up?

Due to logistics they must set up with in the Orchard suite and are not permitted in the marquee.

Do you have a dance floor?

Yes, our dance floor is 15ft by 15ft and can only be placed in The Orchard suite.

Can I have a pianist play through our wedding breakfast?

Yes, we have a baby grand piano and can supply your pianist for you. Please discuss with our events team.

Can I have live music outside, i.e. steel band?

Unfortunately the only music allowed outside must be volume controlled. As long as we can control the volume electronically i.e. CD, iPod or use of PA system this would be fine.

Can I have string quartet for my ceremony and wedding breakfast?

Yes, this is allowed. Please be aware string players will want to be shaded from the sun if playing outside to protect the strings. Please discuss with our events team.

Can I have a singer during my wedding breakfast or in the evening?

Yes, logistics would be discussed with our events team closer to the date.