Bateman’s Barn - General information


Please note that to make a booking, a copy of the TERMS & CONDITIONS OF HIRE & USE must be signed and returned to the venue. A link to a downloadable pdf of these is provided at the end of this section for this purpose.

The following are the terms and conditions in relation to the hire and use of Bateman’s Barn ‘the venue or premises’ at South Elmham Hall, St Cross, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 0PY. If you have any questions about our Terms & Conditions, please give us a call. Thank you.


A booking is not confirmed until the deposit has been paid. A provisional booking will be held for 7 days without obligation.

Deposit & confirmation

To confirm your booking, we require: a completed booking form; the date and confirmation that you have booked a registrar or church; the payment of a non-refundable deposit of £1,500.


The deposit is non-returnable. Every step will be taken to re-sell a date. If we do, we will return your deposit.

Final numbers

Final numbers must be confirmed ONE month prior to your function.

Final payment

Full payment is due 14 days prior to the wedding/event. In the case of non-payment or partial payment, you will not be allowed access to the venue.


The client shall be held responsible for any damages to the barn, B&B rooms, grounds, furnishings or equipment caused by guests of the client and shall pay to the venue on demand the amount required to make good or remedy such damage. A refundable £300 damage deposit is required and will be held to cover such damage. This will be included in the final invoice and will be returned to you after the event.

We are concerned for your health and safety and that of our venue. Please note that permission must be obtained from the venue owners if you wish to fix items to the walls, floors or ceilings.

Outside services

Prior consent of the venue must be sought for any entertainment/decoration or services contracted for the event by the client. These must comply with statutory regulations.

Hired services or equipment

(eg. bouncy castles, garden games, fireworks, chocolate /champagne cascades and wedding cakes etc.)
The venue accepts NO responsibility for goods or services which the client hires in for their event. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure that goods or services such as those listed above conform to the current Environmental Health and Safety Regulations. The venue and its staff accept no liability for injury or illness caused by use of such goods or services. The service provider or client must provide a responsible or trained person to supervise such equipment or services where necessary. 

General liability

We do not accept liability for any failure to provide the services contracted which are due to circumstances beyond our control, including industrial action, postal communication, flooding, storm, inclement weather, supply of electricity and water or fire alarm evacuation.

Payment: non-venue services

If you have asked us to provide items or services which we have to obtain from an outside supplier (such as cakes, flowers, hog-roasts or entertainment etc.) the charge will appear on your invoice. If you arrange any items directly with a supplier, it is your responsibility to settle the account with them.

Price reviews

Food and drink prices are subject to an annual review post budget on 1st April. 


Clients are required to make sure the following information appears clearly on the event invitations: ‘No metal-tipped stiletto shoes’ * ‘Biodegradable Confetti Only’  (* Shoes with a metal-tipped heels damage our oak dance floor. Rubber-tipped heels are permitted.)


Pre-booked paying guests only are permitted in the Hall. Other guests are not permitted at any time, unless they are attending to the bride and then only with the prior permission of the owners. Hair/make-up artists and photographers have the owner’s permission to attend to the bridal party as appropriate.


The venue reserves the right to judge acceptable levels of behaviour of the client, guests or representatives. The client must take all steps necessary for corrective action of abusive, dangerous or damaging behaviour. In the event of failure to comply with venue’s requests, the venue reserves the right to terminate the contract and stop the event without liabilities to any refund or compensation.


Only drink purchased or arranged through the venue as part of your wedding may be consumed on our premises. (Except food for babies or small children). We reserve the right to charge a corkage fee on any drinks not purchased on site. Alternatively, such drinks may be confiscated, to be returned at midnight. If neither of these solutions is acceptable to the guests, we will ask them to vacate our premises.


Download TERMS & CONDITIONS OF HIRE as pdf »

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Suppliers - getting vocal about local  

At Bateman’s Barn South Elmham, we’re proud of our long-term relationships and ongoing partnerships with our many suppliers. Here is just a small selection of the many caterers, photographers and support services which you may choose to work alongside the team at Bateman’s Barn to make your wedding a simply wonderful day to remember.

You’ll find examples of their work showcased throughout this website, but please check back here soon - we'll be adding links to read what they think about Bateman’s Barn as a wedding venue from their professional perspective.

Privacy Policy  

This privacy policy explains our information practices at Bateman’s Barn and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to third parties. Your privacy is a matter of great importance to us.

The Terms and Conditions of using this website are as follows:

Definition of terms

The ‘Bateman’s Barn’ will be referred to as ‘We’ or ‘Us’ within this information. Any users of the website and any parties making enquiries by email, telephone or post are referred to as ‘You’ or ‘Your’.

Use of / access to our website is subject to acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these conditions, you should stop using the site at once.

Accuracy of information

Reasonable effort is made to ensure that information presented on our site will be accurate and up-to-date. This is done in good faith and we do not accept any liability for error or omission with regards to site content. Our privacy statement only applies to our own websites.

Even where there is a hypertext link from this site, we do not accept responsibility for the content of any third party site. For third party websites, please refer to their own privacy statements.


We shall not be liable for any damages arising in contract, tort, or otherwise from the use of or inability to use this site, or any material contained in it, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using this site or any such material.

Legal Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions are governed by English law.

Information we may collect

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in server log files. The Bateman’s Barn website does not require membership at present. The information in the server log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Chrome), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. This information is not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

We also use third-party analytical data gathering tools for the purposes of aggregate visitor traffic information which may set a cookie on your computer. The data collected by these third-party services may include information such as your IP address, type of web-browser, and computer operating system. The third party data gathering tool we use is Google Analytics for more information visit see Google’s privacy policy»


How we use cookies» outlines the small number of text cookies which are used to enhance the functionality of the Bateman’s Barn website.

How information is used

We will analyse the information gathered to help us understand how well the website is performing.

Data security

The internet is an open public facility and no security measures are guaranteed. The Bateman’s Barn website uses reasonable security procedures to maintain the confidentiality of the information you provide.

Information collected via online / electronic enquiry

If you contact us with an enquiry electronically, we may collect and hold electronically contact information including name, telephone number and your email address.

We will use this information to:

•             provide the requested service(s)
•             monitor and improve the quality of our service
•             profile and understand our customer base

We may need to pass some or all of the data collected to our UK-based service providers (eg banks, consultants or mailing houses) to enable us to provide the requested service. These third parties do not use your information other than as necessary to provide the requested service. We will also comply with requests for information from government agencies (UK or overseas) for law enforcement and compliance purposes. It may on occasion be appropriate to release this information to identify, contact or bring legal action against a person who may be causing injury or interference with another person’s rights or property.

Links to other websites

The Bateman’s Barn website may contain links to other websites of interest. Once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Bateman’s Barn cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Please exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Data Subject Access Request

You may ask us in writing for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a fee) and to correct any inaccuracies in your information. We aim to respond to you within 31 days from the receipt of the request.

How to contact us

This privacy policy does not create any legal or contractual rights on your behalf. Should you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy please contact us».

Copyright Notice

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and any other rights in all material on this site are owned by Bateman’s Barn unless otherwise stated. You are only permitted to download and print extracts from this site under these conditions:

•             No part of this site may be reproduced or stored in any other website without prior written consent of Bateman’s Barn.

 •            Use of documents and related images on this site is for information and/or personal, non-commercial use only.

•             Copies of these pages saved on any storage medium may only be used for viewing purposes or to print extracts for personal, non-commercial use.

•             The Bateman’s Barn copyright notice must appear in all copies.

•             Documents or related images and materials on this site are not to be modified.

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Cookies on this website

By using this website you are giving your consent to the use of cookies created by this website. This website uses cookies only for Google Analytics. Further information is provided below.

What are cookies?

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Also known as browser cookies or tracking cookies, cookies are small, often encrypted text files, located in browser directories. They are used by web developers to help users navigate their web sites efficiently and perform certain functions. Due to their core role of enhancing/enabling usability or site processes, disabling cookies may prevent users from using certain web sites.

Cookies are created when a user's browser loads a particular web site. The web site sends information to the browser which then creates a text file. Every time the user goes back to the same web site, the browser retrieves and sends this file to the web site's server. Computer Cookies are created not just by the web site the user is browsing but also by other web sites that run ads, widgets, or other elements on the page being loaded. These cookies regulate how the ads appear or how the widgets and other elements function on the page.

What cookies do we use on this website ?

We use the following essential and performance based cookies on our website:

Google Analytics give us statistical information about visits to our web site. We use this information to make improvements to our web site by analysing this information. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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Cookie management

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Further reading

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Photography Credits

Bateman’s Barn & South Elmham Hall thankfully acknowledge all its wedding couples and their guests who have been kind enough to agree to share their photographic memories to a wider audience  as well as the following named parties whose images are also in use on this website:

Daniel Lightning; Phil Barnes; Tatum Reid; Simon Buck; Liz Bishop ; Hannah Hall; Lindsay Want;


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