Nestled in the heartland of the English home counties
offers great outdoor expanses for the hosting of marquee hire events.
Bedford and Luton are large towns with cultural centres, but the beauty of the county is in its expansive rural scenery, with stunning views such as those at Dunstable Downs
and Greensand Ridge
also well known for its historic buildings and estates which are well known nationally as impressive event venues. Luton Hoo
stands out as a prominent Bedfordshire based event venue. Set within 1000+ acres of landscaped gardens, its grade 1 listed mansion house even garners Royal appeal.
Bedfordshire boasts great transport links, with routes to London (under 1 hour to St Pancras International) and regional urban centres means it is a convenient location for hosting large events, corporate functions or weddings.
It is not surprising that Bedfordshire remains a popular choice for those looking for exceptional locations in the South East, but amdist the stately homes and manicured lawns, the agricaultural heartland of this historic country can be overlooked.
Bedfordshire is a bread-basket to the UK
being home to many small and large working farms where families have worked the land for generations. This fertile and fruitful farmland hosts some impressive rural scenery which would be the ideal backdrop to your event.
Indeed many of Bedforshire farms offer fine short-stop accommodation and their fields and woodlands as choice grounds for a marquee-based event. Used as event venues these farms offer prime acreage for installing your marquee amidst such unique natural environments and of course the excitement of a working farm.
Using a Bedfordshire farm allows you to enjoy the very best of rural, private land which will be undisturbed by traffic or public access. Some farmers are already experienced in holding events and have quite a busy bookings diary, hosting farming events and community gatherings.
By far one of the best reasons for finding a Bedforshire farm for your event
is the potential to sample local seasonal produce and incorporate it as part of your catering plan, be it a traditional hog roast or a formal catering menu provided by the local farm shop. A number of farms offer picturesque accommodations which you and your guests can enjoy.
These family businesses are personable and offer willingness and flexibility which is always needed under pressure of planning your event. Their local knowledge tips and insights are invaluable.
If your heart is set on Bedfordshire as the location for your outdoor marquee event, it is well worth contacting these landowners either, directly or via Selmore Marquee Hire to make them part of your project.
Our Pick Of Bedfordshire Farm-Based Marquee Hire Venues
Scald End Farm, Thurleigh, Beds.
Farmer: Martin Towler
Scald End Farm in Thurleigh in Bedford welcome enquires from those wishing to erect a marquee on their land. It is an organic farm raising livestock with arable land.
Over 300 ewes and a large herd of red ruby devon beef cattle are grass raised on their sizable acreage. The farm also has a farm shop and tea room which are popular with visitors.
Their 18th Century barns have been converted into picturesque self-catering accommodation which is ideal for accommodating guests.
2 weddings are already booked to take place on the farm this year. A large scale Indian wedding was memorable in previous years.
There is an on-site chef who can provide catering if required and their team are happy and ready to field you queries.
Wood Farm, Wooton, Beds.
Contact: Carla Fisher
This thriving livery yard is set amidst acres of beautiful arable land and woodlands which form idyllic settings for a tent-based events.
This farming family which have cultivated the land for 3 generations are familiar with welcoming guests to use their land for event hosting.
2 years ago a tipi wedding was nestled in their woodland and last August they hosted a marquee wedding.
Wood Farm are pleased to offer their land for summer weddings. Inaddition guests can benefit from staying at their family-run 8 beautifully and well-appointed, self-catering apartments, 4 of which are in a converted former coach house.
Franklins Farm, Sandy, Beds.
Farmer: John Franklin
Franklin’s Farm welcomes enquirer who want to host tent based events on their farm.
They have a brisk sdiary and are used to hosting 2-4 events per year and have even hired out their bar for a wedding in recent times.
This farm is known for its quality meat and produce and have a thriving farm shop and hog roasting business too.
They would be happy to assist event organisers with outside catering for their event. You can call directly to make your proposal to the famer himself!
Chapel End Farm, Beds.
Farmer: Adam Wilson
Adam Wilson owner of Chapel End Farm extends a warm welcome to enquirer who desire to host an event on his family farm.
This working farm raises turkeys and run a busy livery making it an interesting setting for Bedfordshire marquee wedding.
Adam and hiswife Sarah have hosted a number of event in recent years on their land and also offer an additional green which they own in Halton Conquest.
They can be contacted directly to come to an arrangement on renting their land.
Clay Hill Farm, Bedford, Beds.
Contact: The Farmer
Clay Hill farm may entertain requests for use of their land to erect a marquee, which will be decided on an individual basis.
The events they have hosted thus far such as WestFest and a Young Farmer’s Association rally have taken place on a not for profit basis.
Address: Gablehayes, Clayhill Farm, Greenfield Road, Bedford MK45 5JD
Telephone: 01525 717429
Newlands Farm, Beds.
Farmer: John, David or Paul
Newlands Farm in Bedfordshire are willing to offer their land for pitching event tents and marquees.
They can set aside a portion of their 30 acre site for such events. Call for more details.
Address: Cranfield, Bourne End, Bedford MK43 0AS
Telephone: 01234 750340