The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House is a privately owned rural D.I.Y. function venue situated in the beautiful Blackmore Vale on the Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire borders.
As the name suggests, the building is a former milking parlour dating from the 1700s. It is built of local stone and so retains it’s old-world rustic charm.
The Old Milking Parlour is available to hire for wedding receptions, civil partnership celebrations, christening parties and other family occasions. It is also available for seminars and training workshops.
There is no corkage or preferred suppliers – which means that when you hire The Old Milking Parlour, you are able to create your own bespoke occasion which is as unique as you are.
Unlike many D.I.Y. venues, The Old Milking Parlour has all the infrastructure you need already in place and included in the price. There are high quality toilets – Ladies, Gents and Disabled – a bar area and a 56 vehicle car park. Not to mention a professional quality sound system and a dance floor.
There are twenty 6ft tables and 120 chairs included in the hire fee. But if you’d prefer to hire in tables and chairs of a different style, that’s just fine. There is a level south facing lawn for chatting and mingling – and plenty of room for a marquee (there is no surcharge for setting up a marquee).
There are twelve acres of grounds made up of paddocks, lawns, woods, a stream, winding paths and sun-dappled glades. Panoramic country views abound.
If you want yurts, a marquee, bouncy castle or even a place to land your helicopter there is plenty of room.
You can dress The Old Milking Parlour in your own taste and style, so presenting a unique experience to your guests. Your personal control of every aspect (including cost) of the big day is assured at The Old Milking Parlour – there are no hidden extras.
The hire fee includes exclusive use of the venue for set-up, preparation as well as for your big day – so you can enjoy the build up (and maybe even have a few practices to perfect your first dance in private if you wish!).
Accessibility is no problem at The Old milking Parlour; it is close to the A30 and approximately seven miles south of the A303. The main-line station of Templecombe is about 3 miles away and for those arriving by air, Henstridge Airfield is close by.
We’d love to show you around our little slice of paradise.
So if you think The Old Milking Parlour might be the place for your perfect day, please contact us.