Roka Bella Rose @ Brenscombe

Welcome to Brenscombe       Your versatile festival wedding venue where you don't need to hire a porta-loo

We offer D.I.Y. exclusive weekend use of our licensed 5 acre venue to plan your day the way you want it. We love weddings that are relaxed, and as unique as you are. If you have an idea of something a little bit different we will do our best to help you achieve it with a published wedding stylist on hand to help you see your ideas come to life.

The Site

Situated nestled amongst the Purbeck Hills on the road to Studland from Corfe Castle in Wareham, Dorset. The location is in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Jurassic Coast. The perfect location for your guests to come for your wedding, then stay a while and explore the area.

Indoor and outdoor licensed wedding venue

Celebrant ceremonies welcome

Two barns

Split level courtyard

Huge field

Campfire circle in field 

Fire pit on courtyard

Space for glamping

Toilets and showers located in a separate courtyard

Plentiful dormitory accommodation spread across a number of buildings

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Price 

2021 £5,795

2022 £5,990

2023 £6,185

prices include VAT at 20%. Should this value change it is out of our control and any additional fees will be due.

 

Guest Numbers

 

Up to 120 people including the couple

Our 40ft x 40ft Marquee

Capacity is 120 seated or standing

The Lower Barn (Conference Room) 

Capacity seated 56  (3x rows of 2 tables seating 8 people on each, plus 2x tables for a one sided top table seating 8 people)

Capacity standing 120 

The Upper Barn (Dining Room)

Capacity seated 60 (2x rows of 3 tables seating 8 people on each, 1x 4 person top table, 1x table of 8 on the mezzanine level)

Capacity standing 120

For larger weddings additional marquees would need to be hired in and we wouldn't be able to provide you with an extreme bad weather contingency plan by use of the barns. Please contact us for additional costs and terms for having increased guest numbers above our normal 120 person capacity.

Access 

From 17:00 hours Friday to set up (marquees from 12:00 hours to be set up for you to dress from 17:00 hours)

Non-overnight guests must have carriages arranged for 23:45 hours Saturday. We are in a rural location so all carriages must be booked in advance. No cars can be left on site for non-overnight staying guests.

Overnight guests to check-out by 10:00 hours Sunday unless additional nights stay have been arranged.

Marquee companies off site by 13:00 hours Sunday (please arrange your decor take down according to what time your marquee will need to start being taken down as your marquee company cannot clear your decor for you before starting to dismantle).

You must have cleaned and cleared the site by 13:30 Sunday.

Ceremonies

We are licensed venue meaning that you can book a Registrar to come to our venue. Licensed ceremonies can be held inside either barn, on the courtyard, or in our field. We also welcome Celebrant led ceremonies which can also be held in any of these areas or in our natural woodland basin.  

 

Contact Dorset Registration Service to book a registrar. There is a fee of £275 to use our license. This is in addition to any fees due to Dorset Registration Service.

Our rustic benches can be used for outside ceremonies, and we can help you to arrange hay/ straw bales if you wish.

Ceremonies inside the top barn, our stone barn (Dining Room) can use the light wooden benches inside there as our benches are too long for that barn, or you can hire in chairs if you prefer.

Eat

We want you to have your day just the way that you want it so we don't restrict you to only using our on-site caterers, but any caterers that you bring in will need to provide the appropriate paperwork and must be mobile caterers working off of their own equipment. We do not provide crockery or serving staff. If your caterers require a food preparation area you may wish to work into your wedding plan allowing them to use one of the two barns as a food preparation area.

If you would prefer to use our on-site caterers you can contact Jamie of Dorset Catering Services directly. Jamie is able to provide anything from BBQs and Hog Roasts to full sit down meals. He can also provide you with a serviced and licensed bar, crockery and glassware.

Drink

Mobile bar companies are welcome. There is a flat rate of £300 corkage and they will need to be licensed to be able to run a bar on our site, insured, provide their own temporary license from the local authority, and able to provide all the necessary paperwork. We do not provide serving staff or glassware.

If you are wishing to supply a combination of your own alcohol alongside your serviced bar you will need to discuss this with your chosen bar company as they will all have their own individual terms and conditions. You will need to provide all of your own glassware, staff to serve drinks and clear glasses (unless arranged with your bar company), and are responsible for the removal of all waste when supplying your own alcohol. 

We are strictly a no drugs site.

Smoking

Smoking is not permitted inside any of our buildings, structures or field, must be at least two meters away from any marquee or Tipi, and is only permitted in designated areas next to the courtyard.

Music

Amplified music permitted inside the barns only.

Non-amplified music in marquees to finish by 20:00 hours and moved inside.

Live bands inside to finish by 23:00 hours.

Recorded music to finish by 23:59 hours.

DJs and bands will need to manage and monitor sound levels so as not to disturb and cause nuisance to our neighbours.

This will be overseen by your wedding coordinator and enforced if necessary.

Entertainment

Fireworks and Chinese Lanterns are not permitted. Sparklers are permitted on the courtyard as long as they are at least 3 metres away from any marquees, and you must provide metal water filled buckets to extinguish them in.

Bouncy Castles are permitted in the field and require their own generators and all the necessary paperwork and insurance.

Get Cosy

 

At the top of the field is a campfire area, this can be used by the couple and the guests and firewood can be arranged for an additional charge. This must be arranged prior to the event

We can provide a fire pit for use on the courtyard, firewood can be arranged for and additional fee and must be arranged prior to the event. Once we have put a fire pit in place it cannot be moved and wood must only be added by our staff. 

We can recommend suppliers who are able to make you homemade marshmallows to toast on the campfire or fire pit. A hot chocolate bar (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) can be lovely touch.

Marquees 

Our 40ft x 40ft Traditional Canvas Marquee, Rustic Rose, can be provided at a heavily discounted rate of £295.

We also have a 7 metre diameter Little Hat Tipi in cream/ off white canvas to match our marquee which can be hired as outdoor aisle cover, cover for your band, bar, or buffet, as a chill-out area, or as a cover for the lower half of our courtyard.

Seating & Dining

We can provide our Rustic Trestle Tables and Benches free of charge to seat up to 120 people in our marquee if booking our marquee. If you prefer chairs or alternative tables you will need to hire these in.

Venue Styling & Decor Hire

We can provide this service for you if you wish, please view our packages for more information. We include our Quintessential Package free of charge if you wish to use it for your wedding at Brenscombe.

 

Parking

There is limited parking on site in the carpark. If you don't want to have overflow parking in the field (which wouldn't look pretty in photos) then we highly recommend booking a mini bus shuttle service for guests staying/ living locally and restrict car parking to those unable to use such a shuttle service. Please encourage guests to car share where possible. We will need you to provide us with the number of cars requiring to be parked on site, and whether they are day or over night guests prior to the event so that we can make a car parking plan with you and organise our staff to assist with parking.

Accommodation

Accommodation is always available on the Saturday night. Staying additional nights may be possible depending on bookings, please enquire for your date. We will be able to provide you with a full list of prices for each night for your guests as prices for additional nights will be less due to not having breakfast included automatically. If there are 25 people requiring breakfast for the additional nights it can be added on.

* A minimum of 25 guests are required to stay on site for breakfast to be included in the prices for accommodation.

** B&B prices for children

Year 7s and above (over 11s) are the same price as adults.

Years 6 and below £25 per person 

*** Breakfast only price for years 6 and below £6

3 years old and under if using your own travel cot and bedding is free (if empty beds are used in a room they must be paid for as it requires additional cleaning). If you wish to add a breakfast it is £6

Farm House 

Has a kitchen and lounge area

Dormitory beds

Bedding provided

Sleeps 21

(2x 3 bed rooms, 2x 4 bed rooms, 1x 7 bed room)

Minimum amount of guests required 10

£37.50 per person B&B* **

Charge if less than 10 guests £325 per night + £10 per person for breakfast on the Sunday. *** for breakfast on the Sunday morning

Dairy House 

Has a kitchen and lounge area

Dormitory beds

Bedding provided

Sleeps 26

(1x 1 bed room, 1x 5 bed room, 2x 10 bed room)

Minimum amount of guests required 7

£37.50 per person B&B* **

Charge if less than 7 guests £200 per night + £10 per person for breakfast on the Sunday.*** for breakfast on the Sunday morning

 

The Barns will be allocated on a per family/ per couple basis once final guest numbers have been confirmed and the Farm House and Dairy House have either the minimum guest numbers, or have been booked on a per night basis

Lower Barn 

Dormitory beds

Bedding provided

Sleeps 15

(1x 4 bed room, 1x 5 bed room, 1x 6 bed room)

£37.50 per person B&B* **

Upper Barn (Hayloft)

Dormitory beds

Bedding provided

Sleeps 11

(1x 1 bed room, 1x 2 bed room, 2 x 4 bed room)

£37.50 per person B&B* **

Long Barn 

Dormitory beds

Bedding provided

Sleeps 42

(1x 2 bed room, 10x 4 bed room)

£37.50 per person B&B* **

Top Barn 

Has a lounge area

Bedding provided

Dormitory beds

Sleeps 46

(2x 2 bed room, 7x 6 bed room)

£37.50 per person B&B* **

Tipis x6 

Provide your own bedding and camp beds, air beds or roll mats. 

Sleep 5 per Tipi 

£35 per person B&B* (£175 per Tipi B&B)

Charges if less than 5 guests

1-2 people £150 B&B*

3-4 people £175 B&B*

No power provided

Toilets and showers available in courtyard

Camping in your own tent, van, or in tent hired in from Glamping Company

£17.50 per person B&B* for over 11s. *** to add on for under 11s

No power provided

Toilets and showers available in courtyard