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Covid-19 Guidance for Weddings from September 24, 2020 

Information about holding smaller weddings at the Walnut Tree Inn with current restrictions can be found here.

The current guidelines allow for ceremonies and small receptions only.

  • Ceremonies should be kept as short as possible
  • Singing, chanting and playing of instruments should be avoided
  • A maximum of 15 people should attend ceremonies, and only where there is space to socially distance. This includes the wedding couple, but you don’t have to count registrars, staff or anyone else working such as a photographer.
  • Social distancing of at least two metres, or one metre with mitigation e.g. masks, should be practised at all times between different households
  • Receptions are permitted, with only 15 seated guests in distanced groups of no more than six people (single households including support bubbles can be in groups of more than 6).
  • The Walnut Tree Inn will need to keep a temporary record of visitors for 21 days, in case they need to be traced
  • Guests should be encouraged to wash their hands, or sanitise regularly and all children must be kept under control and also have their hands cleaned regularly.

These are brief summaries but full guidance can be found here:

Weddings at The Walnut Tree Inn
Catering for your special day, your way

Established in 2005, our wedding venue has hosted many nuptials in Northamptonshire. Your big day not only matters to you but also to us. We want to ensure your big day will be a day to remember for all the right reasons. Exceptional food and first class wines and champagnes will go a long way to ensure this, as will our elegant surroundings and friendly, polite staff.

We’re also an approve venue for civil ceremonies and civil partnerships up to 100 guests, so you can get married in our historic building, host the wedding breakfast there, party till the wee hours and stay over with some of your guests too – in short, we can deliver the perfect package in Northamptonshire.

Planning for your big day

In the early days of your plans we will assist you in every way possible, so things run like clockwork prior to your wedding day. Then on the big day itself, our courteous and friendly staff and dedicated management team will ensure your guests feel at ease and enjoy the Inn and its facilities.

We can either guide you through the whole process or work with your wedding planner – the choice is yours.

That said we’ve catered for so many nuptials now, that our in-house team know a lot about the latest wedding trends, themes, colours and decorations. So, if you’d like a little help deciding on various aspects of your wedding, perhaps we can offer a suggestion or two of our own. They say many hands make light work!

A grand affair or a small intimate wedding

Our Ellington Suite can accommodate up to 85 guests for a silver service wedding breakfast or 120 if a buffet- style reception. It has its own separate entrance, toilets and bar, giving you total privacy on the day. However, if it is the second (third or fourth) time around for you or you simply don’t want a huge party, our private dining room might be more your taste. Either way, we can decorate the room in any style, to match your personalities and wedding colours.

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Let us entertain you

At The Walnut Tree Inn, we have a full music license and are able to provide a wealth of musical talent, to suit your individual taste and needs. So whether it’s a classical guitarist, quartet or harpist, or a folk or Ceilidh band, or jazz or soul singer, we can point you in the right direction. There’s no need to worry about hiring expensive equipment either – we have our own state-of-the-art PA system, disco and lighting, and can even organise a professional DJ at very competitive rates.

Freshly cooked food, served with a smile

What we can guarantee, whatever size of wedding party, is that you’ll enjoy freshly cooked food, prepared on the day, using only the freshest possible ingredients, many sourced locally. All delivered to your guests by smartly dressed and polite waiting staff, who know how to make you and your guests feel at ease and the importance of a simple smile. We believe that exceptional food is one of the most important elements of a successful wedding day – after all, it tends to be what the guests remember and talk about for some time after.

Come and take a look at what we can offer

We’d always recommend you come and take a look around, if you haven’t already done so. Just call 01604 859551 to arrange a mutually convenient date and time. We can then sit down and get a clearer picture about what you want to achieve.

Booking is simple

Once we’ve discussed your requirements, The Walnut Tree Inn will provisionally hold the date you’ve requested for a maximum of two weeks. If you wish to hold the ceremony at the Walnut Tree, this should give you sufficient time to check the registrar’s availability. To confirm your booking, a £500 (non-refundable or transferable) deposit is required, along with a signed copy of our terms and conditions of business.

Planning sessions

Six weeks before the wedding date, we will arrange an appointment to discuss final details and any other special requirements you may have. Two weeks before the happy day, we will need to complete the arrangements – these will include final numbers and any last minute details we, or you, will need to be aware of, along with final payment.

Special wedding package

Our package includes the following:

  • Private room for your wedding breakfast
  • A bedroom for the bride and groom on their wedding night including full English breakfast.

For more information on civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and Northamptonshire wedding venue:

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Allergen info function menus

This downloadable .pdf contains information concerning the allergens present in our function menus.