Venue Hire | Wedding Celebrations

Weddings, partnerships, blessings and unions.

Earth friendly, ecologically centred, conscious celebrations of love

with delicious organic, seasonal and ethically sourced, local food and drink.

Our wedding offer is aimed at people like us – people who respect the planet, who seek not to be wasteful, to use resources carefully, and to leave a small footprint whilst having fun!

We host wedding, partnership, blessing and union celebrations of all kinds – each individually tailored to the needs of our couples and their guests. We positively welcome LGTBQ+ couples and are listed on Gweddings.

Please note: we do not have a licence to carry out wedding ceremonies.

Outside The Fold

A sense of place

The Fold at Bransford is a unique and inspirational space designed to encourage sustainable living and healthy lifestyles. We offer you an opportunity to have a special wedding celebration that is different. Developed around an original working farm and using the ecologically restored traditional farm buildings it offers you an experience that will be truly different, memorable and enjoyable but is centred upon a site which has low environmental impact and uses organic and local produce.

Our site is powered by low carbon solar electric and water systems and our heating is from our bio mass boiler powered by sustainable willow from a plantation on the farm. We strive to be a low carbon community and leave a small impact on the earth.

Food, drink and our zero-waste goals

Our food is freshly prepared on site by our inspirational chefs who use organic, locally sourced and seasonal produce to create stunning original menus which are fresh and vibrant and bursting with flavour and energy. We regularly prepare vegetarian and vegan wedding feasts as well as traditional fayre. We can also cater for gluten free and special diets where required. Our wines, beers and soft drinks are mostly organic, and sourced from the local community of producers.

The Fold is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) set up with the objective to improve the health of individuals, the community and our planet and support the local economy. Any surplus from your celebration will help support our activities which in particular help those otherwise excluded with significant life challenges on our care farm.

The Venues

We offer two unique indoor venues which provide the fabulous combination of an intimate gourmet wedding breakfast in the Cart House and a larger evening celebration in The Fold Café. We also have the option of using our large covered outdoor barn to accommodate those of you who might want a larger wedding, al fresco dining or a ceilidh!

The Cart House

Outside The Fold
The 18th Century Cart House can seat up to 70 (max) people for intimate wedding breakfasts.

The Cafe

Outside The Fold
Outside The Fold

The 17th-century granary barn that houses The Fold Café can host up to 120 guests for an evening celebration including a bar, room for a band or DJ and space for you to dance the night away!

Outside The Fold

Outside The Fold
Our outdoor covered barn is perfect for larger and outdoor themed wedding parties. There is ample space for al fresco dining, fun and games or even a barn dance! The open sides can be rolled down for protection during strong winds, and the terrace offers views of the surrounding countryside and over to Worcester.

Get In Touch

To talk to us about holding your wedding celebration here, including pricing, email reception@thefold.org.uk or call 01886 833633 and ask for Nick.

Please note: our reception is normally staffed from 9am-5pm each weekday, but please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Other Suggestions for Your Big Day

We have lots to offer here at The Fold to help make your wedding perfect…

THE FOLD NATURAL THERAPY CENTRE

Preparing for a wedding is exciting but it can also be stressful. Our lovely team of therapists at The Fold Natural Therapy Centre offer various forms of massage and other treatments to help ensure you, your fiancé, your parents, his parents, the grannies, in fact everyone involved, are a picture of health on the big day.

Additionally, In The Fold Farm Shop will find a fabulous selection of wines, beers and spirits in Hamps Fine Wines Section. Hamps stocks a great range of Prosecco, single vineyard wines and local English wines. He can source and supply all your needs for your wedding. Please visit the Farm Shop to see the range and get a tailor made quotation.

If you are looking for make up and skin care products for the big day, again, in The Fold Farm Shop you will find organic and locally source products from All Well and Good Also vegan make and children’s organic skin and hair care products.

THE CUTTING SHED - WEDDING HAIR DESIGN & MAKEUP ARTISTRY

www.thecutting-shed.co.uk 

Naturally, for any bride achieving the perfect look is a really important part of her day.

Kerry at The Cutting Shed (in our front courtyard) is an Advanced Hair Designer with over 10 years of experience creating unique styles for brides and bridal parties. Kerry can confidently create the perfect look; enhancing your natural beauty, and ensuring you are looking and feeling your very best ready for your big day.

You can see her work published in ‘Rock & Roll Bride’, VMAG, Perfect Wedding Magazine & Love My Dress. She has also provided hair design for LIVE 24/7 Fashion Editorials.

Kerry is committed to Natural, Organic, Vegan and 100% cruelty free skin & haircare and only uses products that are ethical and contain sustainable ingredients.

For more information please visit www.thecutting-shed.co.uk or call 01886 288080

CATHERINE HOWIE – DESIGNER DRESSMAKER

THE SEWING ROOM

Bespoke garment commissions undertaken for every type of special ceremony and celebration: weddings, namings and more.

t: 07854 486869
e: catherine@the-sewing-room-malvern.co.uk
w: the-sewing-room-malvern.co.uk

SILVER TREE STUDIO – SILVER JEWELLERY AND GIFTS

Two local silversmiths have formed Silver Tree Studio Ltd – we’re delighted that they opened for business here at The Fold in September 2015. They make and design all their own jewellery, and welcome people to come and watch them working in the relaxed atmosphere of the studio, and to browse or buy items for sale. They will also be selling work by other local artists including stained glass, fused glass, felting, paintings, prints and cards. They aim to always use local suppliers and eco-friendly materials and practices wherever possible. All pieces are handmade with care making them extra special and ideal as a lovely gift or to treat yourself!

t: 07778 104568

FANCY FEATURES – MARIA & CHRIS

Studio 6, above the Fold Cafe

Fancy Features is an interactive arts entertainment business, specialising in Giant Colouring-in murals for weddings, and more.

A professional artist paints a black and white outline based around the client’s stories, inspirations & interests. This artwork is then finished or ‘coloured-in’ by the guests during the wedding celebration to create a vibrant, unique and personalized picture that captures everyone’s creativity. See www.fancyfeatures.com or email info@fancyfeatures.com.

Beyond The Fold We Can Recommend

BLOOMS & BEES - LOCAL, BRITISH FLOWERS

If you are looking for the locally-grown, seasonal, British flowers as a beautiful eco-alternative to conventional floristry, then do have a look at this Facebook page.

Lucinda makes the most wonderful bouquets and floral displays, arranged naturally.

RUBY’S KITCHEN – BESPOKE WEDDING FAVOURS

Ruby’s Kitchen is situated in The Teme Valley, Worcestershire. Her award-winning fudge is handmade in small batches using heaps of Gloucestershire Farmhouse butter for that extra creamy, homemade taste!

Choose from one of her melt-in-the-mouth flavours in a gift bag with co-ordinating ribbon colurs or our deluxe range of chocolate coated fudge gift boxed with hand written place names or any personalised labels to suit you! See www.rubysfudge.co.uk.

SHARON MCSWINEY – JEWELLERY & METALWORK GIFT IDEAS

Sharon produced beautiful pieces for 10 years from Studio A here at the Fold. She has now relocated to Cornwall, but you can still buy her unusual metalwork wedding favours & greetings cards, groom & best man cuff links, bridesmaids bracelets & necklaces. Heart & flower designs as well as commissions to suit your theme are also available.

She can be contacted via her website www.sharonmcswiney.co.uk or at her new address: Sharon McSwiney, Unit 7, The Drill Hall, St Ives,Cornwall, TR26 2LR – Tel 01736 448293.

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