Local Services

Photographers

The Light Painters

The Light Painters

We are The Light Painters, a creative duo from Surrey specialising in wedding photography and capturing your big day from two unique perspectives.
www.thelightpainters.co.uk
e-mail: hannah@thelightpainters.co.uk
Sally Lane, Someplacenice Photography

Sally Lane, Someplacenice Photography

I am a Surrey and Sussex based wedding photographer. My aim is simple...to provide you with photographs that capture beautiful memories and tell the story of your day.
www.someplacenicephotography.co.uk
e-mail: someplacenicephotography@gmail.com

Aerial Photography

Airview Solutions

A fully insured, CAA licensed aerial photography/video company using commercial drones flown by qualified pilots. Everything is recorded in 4K High Definition to capture your day from above perfectly.
e-mail: info@airview.solutions
telephone: 0795 110 1912
View our latest work: www.youtube.com

Celebrants

Jenny Knight

Jenny Knight

Jenny Knight is the Surrey wedding celebrant and founder of Knight Ceremonies. She writes and conducts completely bespoke and personal ceremonies for couples across the south east. Professionally trained and insured, she has 22 years experience as a wedding planner and consultant which allows her to guide you through the flow of your ceremony, and indeed can provide useful information to enable you to plan the rest of your special day.

Unlike registrars, celebrants are able to conduct ceremonies, anywhere, at anytime and containing any music or wording that you choose. The ceremony can be as formal or relaxed as you like, and can include elements of the traditional (exchange of vows and rings etc), and even more unusual or off-beat ideas!
www.facebook.com/knightceremonies
www.knightceremonies.co.uk

Make-up Artist

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Kimberley - Make-up Artist

Kimberley is an experienced freelance makeup artist. During her time as a makeup artist she has had the pleasure of working with many brides, helping to create their perfect wedding day makeup. Kimberley takes pride in her work and ensures each bride has an enjoyable make-up experience. She loves creating different makeup styles as wedding makeup can range from natural and fresh or glamorous and celebrity inspired looks to vintage and smokey eyes. If you'd like to book a makeup trial or find out more about the services Kimberley provides, please get in touch.
www.kimberleylmakeup.com

Tania Claire - Airbrush Makeup Artist

Tania Claire - Airbrush Makeup Artist

Tania is a highly experienced mobile Makeup Artist specialising in Airbrush Makeup and has over 20 years experience in the makeup industry. Weddings are her passion and she has a wealth of knowledge regarding them having worked with hundreds of Brides/Bridesmaids and Mum's of the Brides over the years. She loves to show her clients how amazing they can look on their wedding day and can create looks to suit every clients requirement whether that be soft and natural or full on glamour.

Wedding Industry Awards Regional Finalist for 2014/15/16/17 and 2018 for London and the South East.

To find out more information and to see pictures of her Brides visit her Website or Instagram page.
www.taniaclaire.com
www.instagram.com/taniaclaire_makeupartist

Bridal Boutique

BRIDE by Aster BRIDE by Aster

BRIDE by Aster

A stunning bridal boutique in the heart of Dorking, located in the main shopping high street. Offering first class service, a friendly and warm welcome and private appointments, Hannah offers her brides an exclusive and unforgettable experience with their nearest and dearest. With a wide variety of unique and stylish gowns, BRIDE by Aster offers a relaxed atmosphere and the chance to feel totally at ease in your very own fantasy dressing room.
Tel: 01306 880 567
team@bridebyaster.com
www.bridebyaster.com

Wedding Cakes

Hetty's Cake House

Hetty's Cake House

Hetty's Cake House creates beautiful cakes of the highest standard, whilst combining a fair price for the quality of work received. Helen specialises in traditional to contemporary wedding cakes as well as designing and making pretty cookie favours which can each be personalised and used as table place settings. Complimentary tasting consultations are available to book on request, please get in touch for more information.
Tel: 01403 790376 | 07825 987084
contact@hettyscakehouse.co.uk
www.hettyscakehouse.co.uk

Wedding Stationery

Ink & Thimble

Ink & Thimble

Ink & Thimble is a bespoke Wedding Stationery and Embroidery service created by illustrator and designer, Julia Bethan. Specialising in illustration, calligraphy, and bespoke embroidered items, this service prides itself on handcrafted authenticity and customer experience. inspired by individuality, Ink & Thimble is wholly committed to creating unique and memorable items to both enhance your special day, and be cherished as keepsakes for many years to come.
julia@inkthimble.com
www.inkthimble.com

Entertainment

The following entertainers are all approved to perform at Gildings and have received high recommendations from our clients. You are welcome to use any of these for your event at Gildings, or source a performer via the listed agency, 'Tailored Entertainment'. If you wish to use others performers please obtain approval from the Gildings team first.
Tailored Entertainment

Tailored Entertainment

Tailored Entertainment specialise in exclusive representation of the UK's finest live bands for weddings and events. Their select roster features professional party bands and musicians in a range of styles from Soul/Motown to Indie/Rock and Jazz to Vintage/Festival style. Contact Tailored Entertainment for a friendly chat about what they can do for your special day.
Tel: 0800 564 2240
info@tailored-entertainment.com
www.tailored-entertainment.com

d'Arcy Spice

d'Arcy Spice

d'Arcy Spice are one of the best ceilidh bands performing in the south-east and have built up a huge following in the 30 years that they have been playing their unique blend of music. When you book d'Arcy Spice you can relax in the knowledge that they bring with them a complete package of wonderful music, caller, PA system and lights.
www.darcyspice.co.uk

Climax Ceilidh Band

Climax Ceilidh Band

Climax Ceilidh Band have had thousands of satisfied clients since forming in 2003, playing barn dances at weddings, parties and corporate functions, as well as major folk festivals in the UK and Europe such as Sidmouth, Towersey, Chippenham, Rudolstadt. Ceilidhs are great fun and suitable for everyone, no matter what age or dancing ability. You don't need a partner so everyone can be included.
climaxceilidhband@gmail.com
www.climaxceilidhband.co.uk

The Melody Gal

The Melody Gal

The Melody Gal is a vintage vocalist who has a repertoire of over 2,000 songs. I perform music from the 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's - Modern day, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Big Band and Country & Western. All shows are bespoke and tailor-made for your special day. With over 20 years experience, I pride myself on my professionalism, warm & engaging personality, vintage look and sound. Various wedding day packages available.
Tel: 07538 724047
melodygal4050@yahoo.co.uk
www.themelodygal.com

The Redfords

The Redfords

The Redfords are passionate about making the best day of your life even better! As well as music that will keep you dancing all night long - we offer a variety of packages to suit every couples taste, DJ, photos, party hats included as standard, all resulting in the same thing - a party to remember!

The Redfords acoustic duo. During the day, The Redfords acoustic duo are able to play live music during the ceremony and drinks reception. This would include music before your guests take their seats and around 5 songs of your choice for the ceremony. Then approx. 3 x 35 min sets during drinks reception.
Call Matthew on 07967 125091
theredfordsband@gmail.com
www.theredfords.com   |   www.facebook.com/theredfords

DJ2K Professional Wedding DJs

DJ2K Professional Wedding DJs

DJ2K are a Multi Award Winning Professional Wedding DJ & Mobile Disco Specialist. As trusted suppliers for Gildings Barns, DJ2K are experienced and very passionate about the entertainment for your big day. Consultations available free of charge upon request.

Winners of Best DJ Category - London and the South East - The Wedding Industry Awards 2014. Voted in the Top 5 Most Popular DJ Companies Worldwide - Wedding Expert Awards 2015.
Tel: 0800 783 2928
info@dj2k.co.uk
www.dj2k.co.uk   |   www.facebook.com/DJ2Kevents

Equipment Hire

Creative Spark

Creative Spark Services Limited

Creative Spark is a family run company specialising in lighting and sound for weddings and events. With over 15 years' worth of experience and knowledge, working with you to help create the day you've dreamed of is our main priority.
We are very proud to be a preferred supplier at Gildings Barn and love the effect that lighting has in all of the different spaces. Dan and Claire have lots of suggestions to create the perfect atmosphere for your special day so get in touch and see how we can help.
Tel: +44 (0) 1342 457220
info@creative-spark.co.uk
www.creative-spark.co.uk

Strobe Events

Strobe Events

Strobe Events exists to help you get the most out of your day. Whether you're planning a wedding, birthday, corporate event or something different, we have a wide selection of event equipment hire that will add that extra something special. We're also on hand to offer advice or guide you through the various options available to you. From star cloths to a mirror photo booth, sound equipment and lighting, we can add that wow factor to your venue.
Tel: 01403 839017
enquiries@strobeevents.co.uk
www.strobeevents.co.uk

Wedding Flowers

Nordic Twigs

Nordic Twigs

Our team are passionate about gorgeous flowers. We offer a first class consultation service from the very start of your creative journey. We have excellent relationships with leading growers and suppliers, offering reassurance that the scent, colour tone and overall look is stunning. View more pictures »
Tel: 07813 171806
caroline@nordictwigs.co.uk
www.nordictwigs.co.uk

The Oak & The Owl

The Oak & The Owl

The Oak & The Owl offer a truly unique style of wedding and event flowers. Chloe's passion is apparent from the moment you meet her; she just oozes with creative ideas, and her love for what she does shines through in her stunning work.
www.theoakandtheowl.co.uk

Alcohol Suppliers

Ranmore Wines

Ranmore Wines

Ranmore Wines are a local independent wine merchant stocking wines from around the world and with a big emphasis on French wines especially champagne. We can offer you advice on wine selection with a tasting at our premises, free loan of flutes and wine glasses, sale or return for part of your order and delivery to site. We offer a personal, friendly and efficient service with wines we have selected with great care for their quality and taste. Many of our wines are imported direct from small growers we have worked with for many years. Please contact us to discuss the perfect wines for your special event.
Ranmore Wines, Unit 17 Dunley Hill Court, Ranmore Common, Dorking RH5 6SX
Tel: 01483 284584
email: info@ranmorewines.co.uk
www.ranmorewines.co.uk

Accommodation

The White Horse

The White Horse

The White Horse hotel in the heart of Dorking High street has just re-opened following a £4 million refurbishment. There are 56 en-suite rooms from doubles to decadent suites. Located just under 7 miles from Gildings Barn our front office team will be more than happy to assist with organising taxi's to and from the Barn. To take advantage of our preferential rates please call and quote 'GILD18' or click here to book on line.
The White Horse, High Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 iBE
Tel: 01306 881138
email: info@whitehorsedorking.com
www.whitehorsedorking.com

Trumbles Guest House

Trumbles Guest House

A 4 Star Silver Award family run Bed and Breakfast offering 6 spacious en-suite rooms, located just a 5 minute drive away from Gildings Barns.
Mrs. Julia Roberts, Trumbles Guest House,
Stan Hill, Charlwood,
Surrey, RH6 0EP
Tel: 01293 863418
www.trumbles.co.uk

Blackbrook House

Blackbrook House

Located just 5 miles from Gildings Barns.
Emma and Rae Burdon, Blackbrook House,
Blackbrook, Dorking
Surrey, RH5 4DS
Tel: 01306 888898
Mob: 07880 723512
www.surreybandb.co.uk

Springwood Guest House

Springwood Guest House

Beautiful large Edwardian Bed & Breakfast. Art deco themed interior, with individually appointed guest bedrooms. Exclusively for adults aged 21 and over. A convenient 20-minute drive from Gildings, or the delightful owners are happy to arrange taxi transport for you.
Tel: 01293 775 998
www.springwoodgatwick.co.uk

Taxi services

Due to the remoteness of the location, guests at Gildings needing taxis at the end of an event are strongly advised to book in advance. We have had several instances of people being stranded until the early hours. The following are local taxi firms familiar with the venue:

A-2-B Dorking Taxis: 01306 884411
www.a2bdorkingtaxis.com

Abacab Taxis: 01306 881008
www.abacabdorkingtaxis.com

A-Star Taxis: 01306 882299
www.astar-taxi-dorking.co.uk

FBR (Dorking) Taxis: 01306 885533
www.fbrtaxis.co.uk

B&D Cars (Brockham): 01737 842446
www.banddcars.net