Hill Farm House wedding in Brigstock

November 8, 2021

Planning a wedding at The Hill Farm House in Brigstock?

Then you’ll love the tipi wedding featured in this post …

There are donkeys, llamas, doves, countryside views, rustic details, pretty flowers, fairy lights … and did I say donkeys?

Then add in happy sunflowers, G&Ts around the firepit, and first dance in the apple orchard on a Persian rug dancefloor!

Montage of wedding dress and shoes
Sunflower wedding bouquet with lace wrap
Bride smiling in the mirror
Bride having her eye makeup done
Bride checking her hair in the mirror
Flower girl eating a doughnut while having her hair done
Bride and flower girl looking at their bouquets
Parents of the bride dressed ready for the wedding
Mother of the bride putting bride's shoes on
Bride about to walk down the stairs at home
Father of bride watching bride walk down stairs at home
Father of bride hugging bride
Dallington church
Groom arriving at Dallington church
Mother of bride and bridesmaids arriving at Dallington church
Wedding guests arriving at Dallington church
Villagers waiting outside Dallington church for bride to arrive
Bride getting out of wedding car at Dallington church
Bride walking up path at Dallington church
Bride and her Dad walking up path at Dallington church
Groom waiting for the bride at Dallington church
Bride walking down the aisle at Dallington church
Bride and groom meet at the altar at Dallington church
Covid safety signs at Dallington church
Bride & groom listening to the vicar's address at Dallington church
Bride & groom looking at each other during the vicar's address at Dallington church
Bride and groom making their vows at Dallington church
Bride and groom lighting a unity candle at Dallington church
Mother of the bride signing the register as a witness at Dallington church
Bride and groom walking down the aisle at Dallington church
Bride and groom walking out of Dallington church
Bride and groom walking down Dallington church path
Confetti at Dallington church
Bride and groom enjoying confetti outside Dallington church
Bride's family outside Dallington church
Bride and groom greeting friends outside Dallington church
Vintage wedding with tin cans outside Dallington church
Tin cans on a vintage wedding car outside Dallington church
Bride and groom in the back of the wedding car
Bride and groom in the back of the wedding car
Wedding guests on vintage bus waving to newlyweds as wedding car drives off
The entrance to Hill Farm House wedding venue in Brigstock
Details on the buildings at Hill Farm House Brigstock
Details on the buildings at Hill Farm House Brigstock
The resident doves (Vic & Bob) at Details on the buildings at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
The garden at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
The bar at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
The potting shed at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
The greenhouse at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Vintage bottles in the greenhouse at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Wedding car arriving at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride getting out of the car at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Vintage wedding car details
Wedding guiests arriving on a vintage bus at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Wedding group photo at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Family group photos at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride and groom portraits at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride and groom in front of white painted doors at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride and groom at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Wedding welcome sign at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
A naked tipi at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Shadow of a naked tipi at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
A single hat tipi for an intimate wedding at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
The donkeys at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
The llamas at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bluebells and forget me nots at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Tipi wedding at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Tipi wedding at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Cheesecake in a tipiTipi wedding at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Photobooth in a tipi at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Wedding guests sitting around tipi firepit at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride and groom hugging by tipi firepit at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride and groom laughing by tipi firepit at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Father of bride making a speech in a tipi at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride and groom laughing during speeches at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride cringing during groom's speech at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride laughing during groom's speech at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Groom speaking to bride during his speech at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride and groom walking through field during golden hour at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride and groom laughing together during golden hour at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Bride and groom walking together during golden hour at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Outdoor first dance on a persian rug at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Outdoor first dance at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Outdoor first dance at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Outdoor first dance at Hill Farm House in Brigstock
Tipis lit up at night at Hill Farm House in Brigstock

It was quite the day.

And quite the journey to get there …

Natasha and Richard originally booked another venue. But thanks to Covid, that venue sadly closed. So with just a few months to go, they had to plan an entirely new day, on a new date, at a new venue. And even then, the ‘will we/won’t we be able to have our wedding?’ and ‘what the heck do we do now’ moments increased as their wedding drew nearer.

But it was meant to be. And Natasha and Richard made the most of it. Come the day, number restrictions, masks, sanitiser stations and social distancing were nothing more than a tick in a box – and a photo opp!

It may not have been the wedding they originally imagined, but it certainly seemed very ‘them’.

And their choice of venue – The Hill Farm House – played a large part in that.

Here’s why …

The Hill Farm House is the caterpillar’s cankles

This was my first wedding at The Hill Farm House and I knew I’d like it.

As an animal lover, I was super excited to meet the resident menagerie of furry and feathered friends. And Nadine at Teepees and Tents who provided the tipi said it’d be right up my wedding aisle.

But before all that … there’s the owner, Niki.

Niki went out of her way to help me capture the best possible photos for Natasha and Richard.

She won me over with the warmest welcome, a guided tour, offering to move anything in my way, running full-speed to get the llamas in the perfect spot, relentlessly whistling for the doves to come home … and the most tea I’ve ever been offered at a wedding venue.

And if I feel that welcome, their couples must feel more spoiled than a royal Corgi.

My favourite thing was that Natasha and Richard were able to have their wedding, rather than the wedding a venue does.

Spontaneously spending more time at the pub en route from the church to the reception and having dinner later than planned so they could relax around the firepit before the food was served? No problemo. Now, the 15-guest-limit helped here, but still, I can’t think of another venue that would be so accommodating. A privately-owned family-run venue is always a winner for a personalised and meaningful day.

But it’s not just the people.

The place is pretty neat too.

If you love the outdoors, you’ll love The Hill Farm House

It’s one of the coolest venues for a wedding in Northamptonshire. There are so many unusual nooks and crannies; and interesting features wherever you look. And then there are the fields at golden hour. What a dream!

That’s another fave Northants venue for my list.

So if you’re planning a wedding at The Hill Farm House, I’d love to hear from you!

Credit where it’s due

Teepees & Tents – https://www.teepeesandtents.com/

Nerissa Eve – https://www.nerissaeveweddings.com/

Serendipity Brides – https://serendipitybrides.co.uk/

The Burbage Booth Co – https://theburbagebooth.co.uk/

Thomas the Caterer – https://www.thomasthecaterer.co.uk/