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£40 or less.
Banquet, music, planning of weddings and events, catering.
In the countryside.
Banquet halls, gardens, parking.
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A beautiful country wedding venue, the Chequered Skipper has opened 'The Green Room', its new function room and wedding venue which promises to be to be a very special location for your country wedding reception.
Set upon the village green in the picture postcard thatched village of Ashton in Northamptonshire, The Chequered Skipper is a wedding venue that offers a tranquil setting for your very special day. Whether you are planning a large all day event or intimate wedding breakfast with evening guests, we promise to make your wedding reception a unique celebration.
The main function area can seat up to 60 with plenty of space for an evening buffet if you are planning to invite further evening guests. Should you be planning for a larger guest list you may adjoin a marquee to the wedding venue which can then accommodate up to 150 seated diners.
We are a family owned business with an experienced team who will be happy to help with the planning of the event as much or as little as you wish. Nothing is set in stone as we aim to be as accommodating as possible to suit your requirements and budget considerations. On the day we will make sure everything runs smoothly so you can enjoy the occasion without worrying about the details.
The Country Pub and Restaurant
Chef Patron, Ian Campbell took over the Chequered Skipper in 1997 with his brother Colin following the complete refurbishment and rebuilding of the pub after it was gutted by fire. Every building in the small country village of Ashton is built of stone and thatch. This country pub and restaurant, set upon the village green has long been a favourite with ramblers, cyclists and those looking to take a trip to unearth a country secret in a village that might have been lost in time.
Following a four year sabbatical pursuing another restaurant venture, Ian has recently returned full time to the Chequered Skipper and is looking to build on his reputation of serving fresh, simple country cuisine accompanied by carefully chosen real ales and quality wines.
The menus at The Chequered Skipper reflect the current seasons and are changed every ten weeks. The emphasis is on simple quality food which is applied to the a la carte dishes as well as to the lighter bar snack menu. With a recent conversion of some nearby barns the pub and restaurant area has been extended to provide new opportunities for larger parties as well as wedding receptions and business functions.
Ashton is located a pleasant ten minute walk from the historic market town of Oundle in Northamptonshire and only 12 miles from Peterborough. Once a year in early October, the village is taken over by 5,000 people who attend the World Conker Championships that are contested on the village green.
The Chequered Skipper is listed in The AA Good Pub Guide, Alistair Sawdays Special Places to Eat and the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. The country pub and restaurant are open daily serving food for lunch or dinner as well serving drinks all day on Saturday and Sunday.
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Is there a minimum number of guests required to contract a menu? Yes
What is the charge for not reaching the minimum? Dependent on time of year and day of week.
Private photographer? No
Do you provide your own music? No
What kind of cuisine do you offer? Seasonal, Traditional, Regional
Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu? Yes
What is included in the menu? All aspects of Wedding Menu's, from traditional 3 course 'sit down' to Hot Buffet style, BBQ's, Hog Roasts.
Do you offer special menus? Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge? No surcharge.
Is there a time limit for celebrations? Yes
How does the open bar work? Pay per drink, Set amount per person with limit (drink tickets), General fixed amount without time limit
Do you celebrate more than one event per day? No
Do you provide disabled access? Yes
Form of payment: Cash, cheque, credit or debit cards, BAC's. Deposit of £500 to secure the date, payment after the event, invoiced to be paid within 3 weeks of event.
The Chequered Skipper
The roof terrace
Bride from the Balcony
Balcony and patio areas
Wedding breakfast area
Wedding table arrangements
Into the green room
Newly restored function room
Simple and tasteful decor
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