The Venue

A secluded, rustic wedding venue in the beautiful Worcestershire countryside

Situated just outside of the picturesque village of Belbroughton, Belcote Farm is perfectly located for easy access to the road network, with junction 4 of the M5 just up the road and Bromsgrove town centre only a 15 minute drive away.

If you have little guests celebrating your big day you can rest assured that they're in safe surroundings.

 

Our farmland stretches over 70 acres but our wedding site is a perfectly sized fenced 3 acre field with plenty of space without the dangers of open water.

 

Parents, relax! This is one wedding you'll attend where you can be sociable without having to constantly keep an eye on the little'uns. One of the many reasons why couples and their guests absolutely love our farm!

When planning our venue, we worked with a team of experts who have been involved in the tipi industry from its inception in the UK. They've been running award-winning tipi rental businesses for over 10 years and now have a number of wedding venues themselves. Their knowledge and experience of tipis and the industry is unparalleled.

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Luxury Kata tipis

​Our luxury Kata tipis can seat up to 120 people comfortably.

The formation we have our linked tipis in offers a more intimate feel and when inside, thanks to its added depth, offers that 'wow' factor much greater than other formations. Having them this way brings everyone together and provides the perfect platform for speeches as well as making the most of the space for different floor plan configurations.

If by chance the weather takes a turn, we can assemble transparent, waterproof walls that will keep everyone dry whilst still being able to admire the stunning scenery.

From the start of the 2022 season our 3 large tipis and naked tipi will be joined by 2 new additions including a giant tipi which will be the designated disco area and a mini hat to use as a canopy shelter.

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That extra sparkle

As we have animals on the farm, fireworks are not permitted. However, handheld sparklers are fine and always make for a great photo opportunity or 'sparkler send off'!

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What's the deal with drinks

Belcote Farm is a no corkage wedding venue so you're welcome to supply your own drinks without a charge or 'corkage fee'.

We have an ice machine on site so we can keep a beerbarrow (a wheelbarrow or trough filled with bottled drinks) nice and chilled throughout the day.

We can also supply extra tables if you'd like to have Kilner jugs, drinks dispensers and even small barrels laid out.

Don't worry about glassware, you can use ours!

Please note that your guests will not be allowed to bring their own alcohol. All drinks must only be supplied by yourselves and brought onto site the day before.

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Bayleys of Bromsgrove

If you'd prefer to have a cash bar, so your guests pay for their own drinks, you can make use of our collab with Bayleys of Bromsgrove who can run this for you on request.

 

They will liaise with you in order to create a drinks menu that's tailored to suit you​ and your guests requirements.

 

You can even visit their Worcester Road store in Bromsgrove for a drinks tasting session prior to your big day.

You can of course supply your own welcome drinks, usually a glass or two each of Pimms or similar, some bottled beers as well as table wine with your meal, then Bayleys will supply drinks for the rest of your day.

Bayleys will not charge you for their service and they do not charge staffing fees. A minimum spend may be applicable for weddings with fewer guest list numbers but please speak with the guys about this, they're more than happy to help with any questions so don't hesitate to get in touch.

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We're eco-mindful and hands on about it

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At Belcote Farm we have a strong focus on sustainability and try to be as eco-friendly in every way we can.

 

This is why we don't use petrol or diesel generators. Instead, we have a main power source that runs into our tipis and use a solar power generator to supply our photo booth caravan and other electrical necessities.

 

After each event, the unused solar power then charges our lithium ion battery powered lights, speaker system and other chargeable equipment ready to use for the next wedding.

We have a space for your ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception all in one location which actively minimises impact on the carbon footprint of your special day.

 

Without sounding too 'eco-warrior,' it's important to us that we strive to run the venue in the most green and energy efficient way possible. We even plant a tree right here at the farm for every couple that has their wedding celebrations with us!

We buy Local

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Unlike most tipi wedding venues and hire companies where their tipi's are manufactured in China, ours are handmade here in Britain.

 

The materials that went into making them were sourced locally from the UK and are of the highest quality.

 

The canvases have been beautifully stitched in the Peak District and each tree used to make our poles have been selected as part of a sustainable forest management plan approved by the Forestry Commission which has to meet the criteria set by FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) where all woodlands are replanted after felling. Whittled in Hampshire the poles are selected from slow-growing trees growing in the heathland forests of the South-East.

Recycle, Reuse, Reduce

Our plan has always been to recycle and reuse where possible, but without compromising on quality.

A number of elements at Belcote Farm, including over 100 up-cycled chairs, the 1970s photo booth caravan, lawn games, LOVE letters, wine barrels, DJ booth, apple crates, water troughs, milk churns, brewing bottles and all of our rustic furnishings have been either made, up-cycled or bought second hand. Even our festival flags are ex-rental stock but they're as good as new!

We personally look after the clean-up operation at Belcote Farm ourselves, ensuring that all glass bottles, left over plastics and other materials are suitably recycled. We always advise our couples to use paper straws for welcome drinks and avoid unnecessary plastics.

We also let your catering suppliers know that if they have any compostable waste such as fruit and vegetable peelings, seeds, cores, tea bags, coffee grounds and filter papers, paper towels, tissues (unused with meat) or egg shells then we can add these to our composter.

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Let's start planning your rustic wedding