In the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside and with stunning countryside views, Elms Meadow comprises four interlinked Nordic-style giant tipis, which can cater for up to 150 guests.


Can we provide the caterers ourselves?

You can provide your own caterer. However, they will need to be fully insured and provide us with any appropriate documentation. Which ever caterer you choose, you will agree prices etc directly with them and pay them directly.

What's included in the hire cost?

There is one cost for the venue hire which includes the following: • Four giant tipi hats • Wooden flooring throughout • Access for 4 hours day prior for set up. Access from 9am until 12.30am on day of your wedding. Access from 10am to 12noon day after the wedding to clear away. • 18 tables • 36 benches • 15 chairs • Fairy lights on most poles • Bar set up • Pay bar (packages can be arranged and we can take cash or card on the bar) • Luxury Toilets • Power (via silent running generator) • Parking • Selection of tables/trunks/suitcases for display purposes • Indoor and outside firepit • Selection of outside seating and tables The tipis hold a maximum of 110 guests seated, 150 overall.

Can I get married at the venue?

Unfortunately, current legislation does not allow formal wedding ceremonies to take place in tipis or other similar temporary structures. You can of course have a celebrant in attendance to bless the wedding or similar.

Can we provide our own drink?

You must use the bar service provided by Elms Meadow but we will be happy to provide any specific drinks that you may require. However, should you have a need to supply your own wine for the event we will charge a corkage fee.

When can I have access to the tipis?

A normal hire period for weddings is for 48 hours. This allows you plenty of time to set up and remove everything after the wedding. The bar will close at 11.30pm and the music and the wedding must finish by midnight. All guests must be off site by 12.30am. You can dress the venue yourself or we can assist you in accessing anything that you may need or require.


We first went to see Elms Meadow when the tipi was not even up and knew from that moment this was the ideal location for our wedding. The wildflower meadows and the views. It didn’t disappoint on the day. We booked it over a year before and Claire and Barry were the best throughout and nothing was too much trouble. They even let me choose the beer for my family for the day from their brewery as I know how hard they are to keep happy ???? Everyone loved the venue and all the extra touches. When night fell we got some amazing pictures round the fire pit. Thank you so much for making our wedding everything we had dreamed of.

Nicola & Ben

I recently had my wedding at Elms meadow and it genuinely wouldn't have been such an amazing day if we didn't have it there. Everyone commented on what a beautiful venue it was, and how they'd never seen anything like it. And its true, the venue is stunning in a stunning environment and is a really unique setting. I am so pleased I chose to have my reception here! Not only was the location amazing but the staff of this venue are what makes it. Claire and Barry were basically like wedding planners without the added cost of one! They helped out so much in terms of planning the seating, ensuring we had everything in order. They ensured everything was sorted with suppliers. As well as helping us set up and clear everything the next day. All staff knew what they were doing, and were all amazing. There's not one bad thing I could say. If you're looking for a unique venue with amazing staff then this is the one for you.

Lily & Kieran

The staff were extremely helpful, generous with their time and took excellent care of us throughout planning and our day. All of our guests were incredibly impressed with the picturesque venue, and it really helped to set the tone we wanted for the reception.

Rachel & James

My son and daughter in law recently held their wedding Reception at Elms Meadow and it was truly magical. From the very beginning Claire and Barry were so accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. The venue is beautifully situated and like a Tardis inside. It offers all you need for a charming but more informal wedding an area to eat, one to dance, a bar etc etc. You are able to decorate it as you wish but the many fairy lights alone provide an delightful glow. We had garden games outside and enjoyed the firepit when darkness fell. The venue as a whole provides a unique opportunity for wedding photos and ample parking. Elms Meadow proved to be an ideal venue for the type of wedding the bride and groomed dreamed of and planned and they were thrilled with the day and the wedding guests enchanted.

Anne Partridge

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