Chilterns View

Nestled in the South Oxfordshire village of Ewelme is Ewelme Down Farm, home to five luxury, self-catering eco lodges; The Chilterns View and a 15 acre wedding field. This ring-fenced arable farm is set amongst 750 acres of rolling hills in the Chilterns, an hour from London, 25 minutes from Oxford and 20 minutes from the beautiful town of Henley-on-Thames.

The location of the marquee site is surrounded by thick hedgerows and wild flowers, with a mowed path to the entrance of your marquee and drinks reception area. A large designated area for parking is adjacent to the marquee which is easily accessible directly from the private farm road, 300 metres from the village road. Due to the size of the field, you are un restricted in terms of the size of structure you can have.

At A Glance

Farmer, Rachel Wallis came up with this remarkable idea of having a set of eco lodges on her farm to not only bring tourists to the area but enhance the family farm and build her portfolio of businesses.
“I am really blessed to work on my family farm and I wanted to share the beautiful views to tourists visiting the area and thought of no better way than to create the ultimate luxury lodge experience. A lot of thought went into the design and their eco credentials, the lodges are insulated using recycled milk bottles in the ceiling, floor and walls and the verandas have been made using re-cycled plastic toys mixed with hemp husk. Even the heat from the log burning stoves heats the water in the winter.
As soon as guests arrive they receive a warm welcome with unprecedented personal service, a complete ‘nothing is too much trouble attitude’ from start to finish.
No sooner have guests arrived at their lodge, they slip their fluffy bathrobe and slippers on and soak in the hot tub. I hear that a healthy amount of empty Champagne bottles are frequently cleared from the lodges by the housekeeping team on a Monday morning… you can see why!
The lodges attract many foodie couples with two Michelin star restaurants close by, Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Tom Kerridge’s The Hand in Flowers in Marlow. Guest that want to take a stroll into the village for an evening drink can enjoy the village local, The Shepherds Hut. A short walk to the Ewelme village store can be enjoyed for your morning paper, milk, wine and groceries; a well stocked shop to have on your doorstep.
The Lord Nelson, The Red Lion and Home Sweet Home are all close by pubs that offer wonderful, home cooked food spoilt for choice.

Venue Location

The Chilterns View at Ewelme Down Farm
Ewelme
Wallingford
Oxfordshire
OX10 6PQ

The Lodges are located on the outskirts of Ewelme Village, South Oxfordshire, just 2 miles north east of the market town of Wallingford.

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Things You Should Know

Due to the nature of outdoor wedding receptions, if there is heavy rain and it is really wet then your marquee company will need to lay appropriate rubber matting down on the ground.

 

There is no electricity or running water at the site, generators will be needed and are available to hire through your marquee company.

Things to do

  • A walkers and cyclists paradise. There are plenty of opportunities for bike hire in and around Oxfordshire so you can explore the countryside at your leisure.
  • Explore Oxford, visit Wallingford, hire a boat in Henley-on-Thames and shop in Thame.
  • Enjoy a cooked breakfast at the Riverside Cafe, Benson overlooking the Thames.
  • Treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy, retail outlet Bicester Village is a short drive away.

Reviews

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Pricing

Venue Hire Fee £1,000 to include:

Wedding Field (Right hand side) + Parking Field (left) + Fire pit, approx 15 acres.

Chiltern View Log Cabins A minimum of 3 nights is required
£185 per night FRI & SAT / £165 per night SUN-THURS

Number of guests Maximum capacity up to 500
On-site Parking Field adjacent to the marquee site
Hire Period (4 x days inclusive of set-up)
Thursday from 9am (Marquee Build)
Friday (Deliveries & Set-up)
Camping Field available for guests
Saturday Wedding

Sunday guests depart by 2pm (option to hire for longer is available)
Monday: Marquee taken down / hire items collected
Accommodation (min 3 night stay)

Log Cabin £535 (Weekend rate + mid-week rate) Those that wish to stay longer will receive a discount from the owner.

Bell Tents Love Nest Bell Tent £300 for 3 Nights

Wedding License Nearest Civil Ceremony Venue Britwell House & Church St. Mary’s
Music Live music until 2am
Fireworks At the owner’s discretion
Catering Farm and Country Weddings operates a list of preferred supplier

Bar corkage
Farm and Country Weddings are licensed to operate a cash bar should you require one