Weddings, Celebrations & Camping

Wrekin Forest Events Festival, Wedding & Special Celebrations Space

We have created a beautiful space, on the outskirts of Wellington, near Telford, Shropshire, (please don’t come to Shrewsbury), here you can have your forest & festival wedding blessing, post marriage celebration, renewal of vows or any other milestone celebration, party or mini festival! A totally bespoke, unique and beautiful setting to celebrate with friends and family! Re-create that festival feeling or just embrace the natural beauty of the forest. Enter our wonderful tree lined, lawn & meadow area, with a lovely open space containing your barn, bar area, fire space and log seating & tables. A secret pathway has been created through the woodland for the bride’s arrival.

Come and make this space your own by adding your decorations, perhaps you want additional bunting to weave through the barn, hang your colourful paper balls or add wild flowers to fill the barn, maybe you wish to personalise the bridal pathway. We will leave the personal touches to you!

Give your special celebration a unique twist and bring it to our woodland setting, you can combine the wonderful setting of our party venue with a little active adventure for all the family at Forest School, perhaps some archery and air rifle shooting or team building fun during the afternoon. Combine our two sites to create your unique experience. Camp over night to complete your celebration!

Choose from one of the three packages below & tweak it to make it unique to you! Milestone celebrations from £595 & Wedding celebrations from £995, please contact us to create and price your bespoke outdoor celebration.

What you will get?

All our packages include everything your need to accommodate your event from the lovely marque barn, with its disco lit dance floor & stage & its 3m catering tent, to the 12m star shade, the aztec bell tent for your quiet space & our lovely wooden gazebo. ideal for creating a bar area. Simple fairy light & hessian bunting decoration from which to build your own bespoke look. Enjoy your evening round the fire pit with your marshmallows. You will have the use of a simple amplifier & small generator. The events & camp site will be exclusively yours.

Forest Festival Package – from £3,900 for up to 150 guests & from £2,500 for up to 60 guests for 2020 & 2021

This is a package created for those very special occasions, celebrating your wedding for example. We have put together a package that means you are assured of a wonderful, stress free event in a beautiful setting, where we will work tirelessly to ensure everything is perfect for your special event.

  • professional security, the night before (8pm-8am) and the day of the event, two security staff will assist with parking & help in any other way that is useful (2pm-12pm or 10 hrs as required)
  • sparkling reception, a glass of fizz or juice & canapés 
  • full service for your drinks and canapés, monitoring the event site, collecting & tidying as required till 11.30pm (see packages below if you wish us to provide the additional drink, & food)
  • supply & washing-up of reusable plastic glasses
  • Events Licence application
  • unlimited camping pitches, including shepherds huts & our pitched 6 berth tents
  • next day clearing up service, includes sorting of & disposal of recycling, clearing of general rubbish and returning the site to its original layout.
  • Available April-September inclusive

Create your perfect Forest Festival Celebration by adding the packages below:

Package one – £9.95 per person:

  • sparkling desserts, a selection of finger desserts & a glass of Prosecco for your toast with required service

Package two – £14.95 per head :

  • selection of finger food, wraps & sandwiches, scotch eggs, mini quiches, pork pie & mini sausages with potato salad, coleslaw, salad garnish & crisps with required service

Package three – £75, up to two hours of staffed forest school entertainment

  • archery
  • air rifle shooting
  • rope swing
  • zip line

Forest Vintage Package – from £1,900 for up to 100 guests with night before security

  • two man security from 8pm-8am (or as required) the night before the event
  • sparkling reception, a glass of fizz or juice upon arrival & simple canapés with required waiter/waitressing
  • supply & washing up of reusable plastic glasses
  • unlimited camping pitches (huts & pitched tents at additional cost)
  • next day clearing up service, includes sorting of & disposal of recycling, clearing of general rubbish and returning the site to its original layout.
  • April-September inclusive
  • £500 deposit upon booking

Create your perfect Forest Vintage Celebration by adding the packages below:

Package one – £9.95 per head:

  • sparkling desserts, a selection of finger desserts & a glass of Prosecco for your toast
  • waiters/waitresses as required

Package two – £14.95 per head :

  • selection of finger food, wraps & sandwiches, scotch eggs, pork pie, mini quiches with potato salad, coleslaw, salad garnish & crisps
  • ‘finger’ desserts, eg strawberry tarts, mini lemon meringue pies, mini meringues & macaroons
  • additional waiters/waitresses as required

Package four – £75, up to two hours of staffed forest school entertainment for children &/or adults:

  • archery
  • air rifle shooting
  • rope swing
  • zip line

Extras:

  • two small pop up two person tents are available at £20 per night
  • shepherds huts from £60
  • pig arc, sleeps up to 2 adults or 3/4 youngsters £25
  • 6 berth tent £45
  • waiter/waitress service £35 per hr for two, remember washing up the provided glasses is your responsibility, so if you wish us to do this please indicate the purchase of at least 1 hrs waiter/waitressing

Forest Rustic & Forest Winter Packages – Set Price £595 for up to 60 guests for a milestone celebration and £995 for a wedding celebration, the events site & camp site exclusively yours (additional services are included for a wedding celebration, please see below.

If you have sixty or less people and you are planning to keep it elegantly simple, with low amplification or acoustic music or maybe a brass band followed by your own music set with the use of our simple amplifier & not having a full surround sound disco or large band then this might be the package for you! If a licence for music is required you must apply for this or pay an additional £35 for me to do this on your behalf.

Embrace this option if you are looking to have a intimate party, available from spring through to Christmas, perhaps you are renewing your vows or want to celebrate a milestone birthday, perhaps a special pre-Christmas event.

This is a site only option, some small additions for a wedding celebration, the lawn will be mowed, the generator fuelled, the leisure battery will be charged, the site will be clear and ready for you to make your own, a twinkly Christmas appearance or a festival theme, the choice is yours. 

  • supply of reusable plastic glasses 
  • unlimited camping pitches, (shepherds huts, pitched tents & Pig Arc are at an additional rate)
  • Wedding celebrations (higher priced package only) sparkling reception, a glass of fizz or juice, (canapes £3.00 per person may be added) one staff member to help with serving, washing up & general guest assistance for two hours, additional time can be purchased at £35 per hr for two staff members. 
  • April-December inclusive
  • Deposit: £250 upon booking

If you choose this option for your celebration I will leave you to sort all your extras out, decoration and personalisation of the site, arrangements for food and drink and setting up the site. We are happy to remove SORTED rubbish & recycling. 

We are happy to provide additional waiter and waitress service at £35 per hour for two. There will be no security provided, insurance of any equipment brought onto the sight are entirely your responsibility.

  • Fully furnished couples ‘Shepherds Hut,  £60 per night, includes bed linen, second family shepherds hut, with two fold out beds, £60, both include camp chairs, single burner stove & kettle, BBQ & fire pit, dogs welcome for an additional £5 per stay
  • Pig Arc, £25 per night, sleeps up to three youngsters or two adults 
  • Six berth tent up and ready to go, includes blow up air beds & single burner stove, BBQ & fire pit, £45 per night
  • Several fire pit spaces with seating, small BBQ, fully equipped kitchen & eating area
  • Compost toilets
  • Forest School Activities package maybe added at £75 for two hrs 

New for Spring 2020!! Hen Do’s & Other Do’s: – set price of £110 per person for two hours of ‘GinSchool’, the whole event & camp site exclusively yours for up to 20 guests for two night. Minimum charge £1,320 (12 guests). £25 per head site only camping fun, unlimited numbers, minimum £300.

Do you want to celebrate something special in beautiful surroundings and have access to near by fun then this could be for you! We are on the door-step of ‘Wrekin Spirit Gin School’, here you & your gin making partner get to distill your very own personal bottle of Gin, a great fun activity for any ‘special do’, you will have a tour of the distillery too. In addition you will have the opportunity to have a go at the team building course, archery & air rifle shooting in forest school.

Your accommodation will include two shepherds huts, two six berth pitched & fully equipped tents, four, three berth tents. There are BBQ’s, fire pits, several single burner stoves & blow up beds. Shepherds huts have bedding, bring your own bedding for all other accommodation.  

April-December inclusive

  • Deposit £250
  • Setting up the site & clearing it at the end, including removing rubbish & recycling is entirely your responsibility, leaving no trace. 

Children & Young peoples Family Forest Celebration: – set price £160 for up to 50 guests, where the person celebrating is under 18 years old.

Do you want a party that’s not in a village hall? This is an opportunity for you to have a children’s & young persons celebration with family & friends where they don’t want a standard forest school children’s party. Space for a bouncy castle, lovely barn if the showers arrive, beautiful lawned area for a tea party and options to camp afterwards.

BBQ can be hired for £10

If you choose this option I will leave you to sort all your extras out, decoration and personalisation of the site, arrangements for food and drink and setting up the site & clearing up will be up to you and your friends, leaving no trace. There will be no security provided, insurance of any equipment brought onto the sight are entirely your responsibility.

  • Available April-December
  • Deposit: £80 payable upon booking

General useful information:

Places to stay: On our site is of course one option, but if this is not for you there are other places locally.

Hadley Park Hotel, The Queens at Horton, The Stables, which is just up the road try, ‘Sykes 911743’ just off Crudgington Moor Lane, Travel Lodge at Shawbirch.

There is so much to organise for any event, we often need good contacts & a helping hand! I can do lots but If you need someone to really pull it all together and make sure you thought of everything  then this lady is just the person for the job: Lynda Smallman, LMS Weddings & Celebration coordinator, 07980679575 & info@lmsweddings.co.uk.

Other useful contacts, information & tips for having a successful event whichever package you chose:

Additional toilets and a generator are advised for bigger events, you may wish to have refrigeration too, ensure you have thought about the little details that may need doing just prior to your event, perhaps have an usher or friend that can add the ice to your drinks cart, put those last minute things out, organise parking, set the fire in the fire pit etc, 

Generators: Wildes Plant Hire, 01743 718777

Toilets & Generator: ‘Class Events Hire’ supply toilets, generators & marquees 01952 249007 / 07855944134

‘Wrekin Conveniences’ www.wrekinloosuk.com

Music, try ‘Heavy Beat Brass Band’ heavybeatbrass@outlook.com

Drinks ‘Cocktails 2 You’. www.cocktails2you.co.uk  Beer Buzz: www.beerbuz.co.uk, Champavan: www.champavan.co.uk 

Photography : Rachel Bailey Photography: 07917155568, Mark Warick Photography: www.markwarwickphotography.co.uk

Ann Whysall Florists: anne@annewhysall.co.uk, www.annewhysall.co.uk, 01743 792333

Hog Roast by Tris: 07986320518

Local Produce of Worcestershire: see www.littleretrokitchen.co.uk  Phone number: 01562 861446. 

Security: We have several contacts who will provide a professional security service, they will assist with tidying during the day, help with parking etc, £400 per night for two, this is charged at actual cost.

To comply with licensing ALL MUSIC MUST STOP BY 11.30PM. If you are camping and wish to continue you celebration then perhaps try a silent disco to follow your band/disco, various companies will hire the headsets for this fun activity or retire to the ‘Bell Tent’!

Terms & Conditions: Wrekin Forest School will take every care to provide all that you need to make your celebration a success. We have provided a designated space in which to have your celebration and this space is kept, as far as possible, safe for your celebration and for the possibility of overnight camping. The woodland beyond this designated space is not maintained to a safe standard and therefore should not be entered at any time, the main Forest School area should not be explored without being purchased as part of your package. Log seating should be returned to their original positions if moved.

  • A non-refundable deposit of £250 for ‘Forest Rustic & Winter’ & £500 For ‘Festival & Vintage’ packages must be paid upon booking and final payment must be made a minimum of two weeks prior to the event date, the deposit is transferable but not refundable.
  • BACS payments: sort code: A/N: 83107590, Sort Code: 20-08-64
  • No glass may be used on the site, other than bottles. Because we love our natural environment and care about the true owners of our woodland, the wild-life, we will provide you with reusable plastic cups and would ask that you only use natural confetti.
  • All amplified music must stop before 11.30pm. Continue to celebrate with a silent disco or non-amplified playlist. 

Forest School adventure activities take place in the School space and must be led by a qualified leader provided by WFS. We can provide archery, air rifle shooting etc as part of your celebration using qualified staff at an additional cost of £75 for two hrs. 

For further information please complete enquiry form attached or call me, Judie, on 07888851813 or email: info@wrekinforestschool.co.uk

Please also check-out our find us page for direction: https://www.wrekinforestschool.co.uk/contact-us

Do not come to Shrewsbury!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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