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Gate Street


ABOUT

Gate Street is a family-run farm & events venue, set in the heart of the Surrey Hills.

Our regenerative farm is home to a herd of English Longhorn cattle, Lleyn Sheep, and Mangalitsa Pigs. We are passionate about rebuilding and restoring soil health and our aim is to produce high quality, nutrient-dense food from livestock reared within a sustainable agricultural system.

Gate Street Barn can be found nestled within our working farm and is a renowned destination for all seasons and all events, with over 20 years experience.

Positioned just south of Guildford, our rural setting makes for an enchanting venue to host your special day.

THE VENUE

As an all-weather venue, Gate Street is a wonderful option to host your wedding throughout the year, especially if the rain comes in. The Orangery and Pheasantry are connected to The Barn enabling you to effortlessly move between spaces as the day unfolds.

Our colourful, evergreen gardens make an ideal setting for a stunning spring / summer reception and their atmospheric lighting and wood burning stoves enhance the cosy and warm ambiance for an autumn / winter event.

The venue has capacity for up to 150 seated guests and can accommodate 200 for an evening reception or less formal occasion.

THE FARM

We are a family-run farm home to English Longhorn Cattle, Lleyn Sheep, Mangalitsa Pigs and honeybees.

We are working to restore balance and transition fully to a sustainable agricultural system by employing regenerative farming techniques such as mob grazing to restore the health of our soil.

As a business and as stewards of the land we aim to:
● Continue to improve soil health and carbon sequestration using regenerative farming methods such as mob grazing.
● Produce 100% grass finished livestock, which are not only great tasting, but rich in nutrients and Omega 3.
● Increase site biodiversity by introducing wildlife corridors, connecting habitats and creating safe environments where wildlife can flourish.
● Reduce waste by promoting a circular economy; using (and reusing) 100% recyclable and eco-friendly materials.
● Work towards carbon neutrality, reduce our own carbon footprint and help others via our work with Carbon Footprint UK.

BARN WEDDINGS

For weddings we have two “getting ready” rooms that are newly refurbished, The Tack Room and The Old Dairy. They are smartly furnished and complete with large mirrors and cosy armchairs to provide the perfect spot for couples to ready themselves in style and before walking down the aisle.

The well-maintained gardens and rural setting is stunning all year round, with plenty of spots for the perfect photo to be captured. Our Longhorn Cattle are a firm favourite when it comes to a unique photo opportunity!

Some of our fabulous features include:
● Exclusive use
● No additional venue cost for Civil Marriages
● Choice of 6 excellent caterers to suit all tastes and budgets
● Tables and oak crossback chairs included
● The Tack Room & The Old Dairy getting ready rooms with private bathroom and driveway
● Ample all-weather free parking
● Licensed paying bar available to hire
● Luxury on-site accommodation for up to 28 people
● No music turn-down policy
● No corkage or chilling charge

WOODLAND WEDDINGS

Nestled among bluebell paths, our hidden woodland location provides a truly unique wedding experience. Just a short wander from the main venue, the woodland structure can be decorated however you wish.

We are in the process of obtaining a licence for the woodland area so you are legally able to be married here. It is currently a celebrant-led, blessing space only.

CORPORATE EVENTS

Choose from our traditional Barn, which seats up to 150 or for smaller groups, The Old Dairy; a compact light space with a log burner for the winter months and a private outdoor courtyard for warmer months.

Our pristine grounds provide numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, social team-building exercises such as archery and clay pigeon shooting and there are some beautiful walks to be experienced via The Greensand Way, which runs through the farm.

Make the most of our rural setting alongside our venue facilities, fully-equipped kitchen, bar and onsite accommodation. Connect to nature and host a wellness workshop or retreat-weekend to re-emerge refreshed and energised.

SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS

From birthdays to anniversaries, Summer BBQ’s to engagement parties; we can guarantee your special day will be one to remember.

Work with one of our recommended caterers to design an bespoke menu for your event – a traditional sit down meal or an afternoon tea are popular options.

Our grounds and event spaces can be decorated as per your requirements to personalise your celebration.

CHARITY EVENTS

Gate Street has played host to numerous fundraising events in support of charities including GRACE and Justice & Care.

We can set up any of our spaces to suit your needs – whether it is a formal dinner or workshop.

We aim to offer registered charities use of The Barn for fundraising events from Monday-Wednesday free of charge outside of the busy wedding periods. This is subject to availability.

FILMING LOCATION

Due to its proximity to Central London, the Surrey Hills is also a hugely popular filming location due its outstanding beauty.

We have multiple parking sites, grade II listed buildings, farm animals, agricultural equipment, an ancient woodland site and a landscape that is second to none.

ON SITE ACCOMMODATION

Experience traditional country living with all the added luxuries to make for a dreamy stay.

Located just steps away from the heart of the venue, our 6 unique onsite units offer a tranquil environment for you to relax in. From Farmhouse to Shepherd’s Hut, we provide and cater for all your wants and needs to ensure your time at Gate Street is unforgettable.

The Farmhouse – adjacent to the venue, the Farmhouse has seven double bedrooms, mostly ensuite, two of which are on the ground floor for easy access. Some rooms can be made up as doubles or twins. A traditional cooked breakfast is served in the dining room with a log fire in winter months, or outside under the loggia in summer. Check-in is midday, unless there is no booking the previous day, and check-out is 9.30am if there is another wedding the following day. This ensures exclusivity for each couple. In summer months, the heated swimming pool is open for an early morning dip and there is an all-weather tennis court.

The Stable Flat – comprises of two double bedrooms with the option of setting up a sofa bed in the living area. A private garden offers stunning views of the Surrey Hills and is a perfect spot for an al fresco breakfast. The Stable Flat connects to the Tack Room if required making it an ideal choice for family or friends of the Bride or Groom.

The Hayloft – a converted wood shed which has been transformed into a cosy haven for 2. A popular choice for the happy couple, the Hayloft boasts original wooden beams and is equipped with a small kitchenette and ensuite.

The Shepherd’s Hut – our much-loved glamping option which makes for the ideal countryside getaway. Keep warm in the Winter months with the built-in log burner and stargaze on the patio on a summer evening. A private bathroom is situated steps away, adjacent to the Secret Garden. Overlooking our herd of Longhorn Cattle, the Shepherd’s Hut is in the heart of the venue but still maintains a rustic feel for an authentic country retreat

The Stork Hut – our new Shepherd’s Hut located within a 5-minute walk from the main venue. Nestled in roaming fields alongside our White Storks, the Hut is in a very secluded location. The Hut is equipped with an ensuite, kitchenette area, log burner and folding bed above the dining space.

The Mustering – the most recent addition to the onsite accommodation, the Mustering is converted Stables boasting a large garden space with ample seating for guests to enjoy. Surrounded by fields of Longhorns with views from the french windows. The self-contained unit is equipped with a cosy log burner and is an idyllic setting for a country escape.

ENQUIRIES & VIEWINGS

If you have any questions or would like to book a viewing please email info@gatestreet.co.uk or call 01483 894 362.

Photographers credits:
VLA, Guy Collier, Jason Leaman, Shooting Hip and Kit Myers.