Showground Hire

Ideal space for large or small events, family parties and wedding receptions

A Showground completely adaptable for your needs

Whether you are organising a large or small event, it’s worth arranging a visit.  Last year’s events held on the showground include:

  • Dogs Trust Basildon Fun day & Dog Shows
  • Bus Rally & Classic Car Shows
  • Food & Drink Festivals & Music Events
  • Christmas Events & Drive In Movies
  • Essex Heavy Horse & Driving Show
  • Inflatable Obstacle Races & Fun Runs

Lakeside Wedding Receptions & Celebrations

Every year, a number of wedding receptions and celebrations are held at Barleylands either outside in marquees or in one of our function rooms situated in The Village

The most popular location for marquees is a large beautiful tranquil area by the lake, which can accommodate both large and small marquees. Located away from the main Barleylands complex, it is also private and secluded.

There are local hotels for your guests to stay or we have a campsite at Barleylands for those that wish to bring caravans or tents.

Organising your Wedding Reception, Party or event

We understand that a wedding or celebration can be very expensive, so we give you the option of hiring a beautiful piece of countryside for you to organise your own wedding reception, to tailor make your own reception to your style and budget.

We can give you the contact details of companies that supply marquees, toilets & generators or you are welcome to arrange your own.  Most marquee companies will also be able to supply you with flooring, tables, chairs, generators and lighting.

You can arrange for your own caterers or even have a BBQ.  Plenty of space for a children’s play zone, where you could hire in a bouncy castle and children’s play equipment to keep them entertained.

To make a booking or for more information please contact sue@barleylands.co.uk
or complete our online Showground Hire Enquiry Form below.

Please read the terms and conditions.

  • Terms and Conditions

    1. A booking will be confirmed on receipt of a non-refundable deposit and signed booking form.
    2. The total hire charge includes the date(s) of hire and the time agreed for setting up and break down (weddings are the day before and day after the hire date).  Extra days can be arranged for an additional charge.
    3. You are to use only the stated area and not encroach on to any other fields.
    4. Hirers will provide their own food and drink (Barleylands have the rights to all ice cream sales).
    5. We will require a refundable litter/damage deposit, this will be returned as long as the area is left clear, clean and tidy with no damages.
    6. An indication of numbers is required 10 days prior to the function/event, numbers are to be agreed with us first.
    7. All prices shown are exclusive of VAT.
    8. The Management accepts no responsibility for any valuables or other personal/hired property left unattended on site.
    9. All noise and music must be kept to a reasonable level; all music must stop by 11.00pm; the site must be vacated by 12 midnight.
    10. Hire of marquees, catering, toilets, generators, etc. to be organised by the hirer.
    11. Security must be organised by the hirer.
    12. The site must be left in a tidy condition after the event.
    13. All rubbish must be removed offsite at the end of the hire period.
    14. All items/structures must be removed by the end of the hire period; additional days will incur an additional charge.
    15. The cost of any litter picking we have to undertake will be charged to the hirer.
    16. Damage to the site/grounds and contents, flooring, building or plants caused by delegates/public at an event will be charged at a cost to the hirer.
    17. Remaining balance and litter damage deposit is due one month before the event.
    18. Anyone wishing to camp must book through the Barleylands campsite on 01268 532253.
    19. Hirer must make sure that all marquee, caterers, DJ’s/bands etc. have their own Public Liability Insurance and that all their equipment has been PAT tested.
    20. It is the responsibility of the hirer to make sure that they obtain all the licences required to run their event.
    21. You are responsible for your guests/visitor’s health & safety so you must make sure you arrange your own Risk Assessments and first aiders.
    22. Hirer must have Public Liability Insurance of at least 5 million.
    23. We will not be responsible for any of the set up/break down arrangements, all this must be organised directly by the hirer, please make sure that someone is onsite at all times to deal with marquees, toilets, organisers, deliveries etc.
    24. Please note that there is a boot sale on a Sunday morning from 6.00am on the adjacent field.
    25. We are unable to have any 18 or 21st birthday parties.
    26. We have the right to cancel your event at any time before or during if we find that you have not abided by our terms and conditions above.
    27. We have the right to move you to a different location or cancel your event under exceptional circumstance or any circumstances out of our control, we will only refund payments made to us, you will not be compensated for any other payments.

  • Enquiry Form
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