Welcome to Ramster

Welcome to the Ramster website, we are delighted you are holding your wedding with us, and hope the information below helps your wedding planning a little easier!

The section below is updated with new information and suppliers as we get them so keep an eye on it.

If you need anything please just give me a call or email


Useful info and helpful hints

Thank you for choosing Ramster for your party.  We will do everything we can to make it a happy occasion for you and your guests.  Ramster is our family home so we would be most grateful if you would observe the following notes.  This is a quick glance useful list but please refer to our T&Cs for the hire of the hall.

  • PLEASE send your guests a map and a copy of local accommodation with your invitation, as well as the local taxi numbers. I will email you the enclosed accommodation list and map nearer to your wedding date, along with a few other useful things and updated information.
  • PLEASE DO also inform your guests that stiletto heels are not allowed in the Halls, they do irrepairable damage to the polished wooden floors.  (kitten heels or those with rubber tips are acceptable) If you are having a barn dance or ceilidh it is essential you ask your guests to wear suitable shoes or supply heel stoppers (see misc suppliers) as a rule any heel less than 1cm is not acceptable.
  • PLEASE DO NOT put balloons or other decorations on the front gate.  The sign on the road clearly indicates the entrance.
  • PLEASE DO NOT throw confetti or any similar substance, either inside or outside the hall.   Bubbles or sparklers outside make an attractive alternative.  Equally ‘table confetti’ and glitter gets stuck between floor boards and is impossible to clean, and even real petals have to be cleared up afterwards, please consider the bride who comes after you!  Please no bubbles inside, if spilt the floor is incredibly slippery and dangerous, they are great outside.
  • PLEASE note that children get easily bored at weddings and then get up to all sorts of mischief while their parents are happily enjoying themselves.  Ramster is not a suitable place for children to play unattended and we cannot take any responsibility for them. There are many dangers in the gardens, ponds and car parks. While we recognise that children are an important part of a family wedding, we do request, for your peace of mind as well as ours, that a qualified person is employed to look after them.
  • PLEASE make sure your florists do not arrange flowers on the dance floor or spill water on our polished floors. They must also adequately protect our furniture and light fittings and not hammer any nails into our property (see conditions of hire). Florists are expected to provide their own step ladders/ sheets to protect floor.
  • PLEASE ensure your guests respect the private areas of the house and grounds.  Of course we want your guests to have the best day along with you, but as a host please keep an eye on their behaviour to avoid accients and upsets!  (these usually involve alcohol, our caterers are not able to clear this up due to food handling regulations so an over all nominated person in charge will be responsible, we will have a note of this person in the diary)
  • PLEASE DO use our own bottle disposal service unless you want to do your own, this costs £25 and can be added to your invoice.
  • PLEASE  note that we have a locked storage area where items may be left, at your own risk, prior to the wedding. Please ask if you wish to use it.
  • PLEASE note that we will happily open the hall for delivery of drink or goods if you warn us of its arrival, but cannot hang around to sign for items delivered.
  • PLEASE DO check with us that the Hall is free if you, your caterers, florists or wine merchants wish to have access to the Hall the day before your event.
  • PLEASE note that if you need to be contacted during the function the number of the payphone in the Hall is  01428 656209. The office number is usually on answer phone at weekends. Mobile phones do not always work in the Hall area, as it is in a hollow.
  • PLEASE DO note that we do not mind cars being left on the premises over night, at your own risk, but please collect them by 10am the following day.  We highly recommend ordering taxis in advance, particularly on a Saturday night, otherwise guests face a long wait at the end of the party.
  • PLEASE DO ensure that the Hirer or the responsible person appointed by him/her remains on the premises until the last guest has departed.
  • PLEASE DO try to use suppliers who are local and know us and the halls well, we are not paid any commission by these suppliers, we just like them and they are good!
  • PLEASE note due to the  proximity of the stables and farm we do not allow fireworks.
Ramster Long Hall

Most important of all PLEASE DO have a wonderful day and don’t hesitate to call if you need any help or advice!


Please let us know your requirements at least a fortnight before the date needed. You will be able to log into Britevenue to complete your suppliers information and timing, if you haven’t had a log in please let us know or check your spam folder.

We have an easel that can be used for your seating plan, it can be used portrait or landscape, it can take card from any size (A2 – A0 ideal). Children’s high chairs (2 available, the caterer can hire in more if needed)

We have the following tables to choose from

  • Small oval top table (1 available) 10 seated all round or 6 on one side (8ftx4ft)
  • Big oval top table (1 available) 14/16 seated all round, 8-12 on one side (14’x4′)
  • The oval tables can be used with guests on one side or all the way round
  • 6′ round table to seat 12 (2 available)
  • 5’6″ round table to seat 10 (12 available)
  • 5’ round tables to seat 8-10 (10 available)
  • Table numbers with stands
    (stands also can take your own table names/numbers if desired, we recommend you use a stiff A5 card – double sided)

We have 120 chairs, if you require more we can hire them in at aprox £4.50 per chair plus delivery cost (approximately £35)

Extra 6′ trestles aprox £13.00 per trestle plus delivery cost (approximately £35 or included if included above)

Bottle Disposal

Bottle disposal service (Glass bottles only) £25.00 this can be added to your invoice.


Framed water colour pictures of the Long Hall at Ramster available to buy – make a great wedding present! There is a slot to put your names and wedding date Mounted but unframed £50.00 I can email you a picture if you want just get in touch.



_— Can we use the grounds for photos?

Yes, we are surrounded by beautiful gardens, so do go for a wander with your photographer and get some lovely pictures, we don’t mind the bride and groom using the garden around the house for photos, but please respect the marked private areas and please don’t bring the whole wedding party with you, group shots are best done from the gallery in the drawing room or in the courtyard.  We have a secret spot a photographer can get high up to get a group shot while you are in the courtyard if you would like.

Technical kit

We have a CD player in the Drawing Room with an ipod docking station, if you want music in the Long Hall and you are using Mark Parker (our in  house DJ) for your music you should be able to use his kit to play music during the meal. Sorry, we don’t have any AV equipment, but can recommend a company locally if you want to hire a projector / screen for speeches etc.

Time of departure, band finishing and bar closing.

Our strict time for departure of all guests is 12 midnight. The bar will close 30 minutes before and music will stop 15 mins before the departure time.  Taxis should be booked for midnight or before.


No confetti is allowed, sorry!  If you decide to use bubbles you must not hand them out inside the hall, if spilt on the wooden floor it is dangerously slippery, but they are lovely outside in the couryard.  Please dont use table confetti or glitter in the halls, it gets down between the floorboards and is very hard to clear up!

Payment and cancellation

Your deposit is not refundable in the event of a cancellation.  You will receive an invoice usually about 6 months prior to the wedding which should be paid well before your booked day.  The invoice will be for the full amount of the hire less £1500 of your deposit, then the remaining £500 will be returned after the wedding day, less hire of the bar, any additional tables / chairs that may have been required or any damage to the halls or surrouding areas. You are liable to pay the full amount if you have to cancel your wedding 10 months prior to the booked day.  Please refer to the T&Cs.


Metal tipped heels do permanent damage to the floors, any heels less than 1cm in width at the point can do damage to the floors, all shoes must be in good condition on the tip of the heel with no metal protruding. It is a good idea to get some heel stoppers for your guests. We recommend


We have lots of on-site parking, guests are welcome to leave their cars overnight, please collect by 10am the following day.


We love seeing our suppliers listed here so do try to use them, wherever possible its great to keep the business local – they all have the benefit of knowing Ramster Hall well and will make your planning easier!


We only allow the following caterers at Ramster.

They all have an excellent reputation for very special food and fantastic service, so do get in touch with them in the first instance for some ideas about your food for your day.

For more information and a quote please contact the caterers directly.


We have a CD player in the Drawing Room with an ipod docking station, if you want music in the Long Hall and you are using Mark Parker (our in house DJ) for your music you should be able to use his kit to play music during the meal.  Sorry, we don’t have any AV equipment, but can recommend a company locally if you want to hire a projector / screen for speeches etc.

If you require a DJ please contact Mark Parker Freephone: 0800 970 5577, 07989 422636, do get in touch with him doesn’t automatically come with the hall but will be available if booked in advance and is an additional cost. He can provide mics for speeches, do the music for the ceremony and background music as well if you require.

The Great Drawing Room has a grand piano as well as a CD player/ ipod player for civil marriages. The CD player is located on the gallery, if Mark is not doing it you must provide someone to operate the music system, you can plug in an ipod into our docking station, we recommend you do try the music out before the day.

For live music for the ceremony or in the evening we recommend:

  • Impromptu, 01323 896625. Can provide Pianist to function bands (including Jazz), Neal is excellent on the Piano for ceremonies.
  • Pianist David Bennett <>

  • Pianist Jane Fletcher <>
  • The Wedding Music Company, David Guest, Tel 0208 2933392 (Civil ceremony specialists, String Quartets, pianists, singers, trumpeters, live bands. can also supply less usual entertainment)
  • Spotlight Entertainments, Classical, jazz and world music for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Function Bands and Dance Bands covering a wide range of music, plus Tribute Bands and Themed Bands. or call Chris 01825 713213
  • The Kingsmead String Quartet Tel/Fax 01372 720807
  • Two Cellos:- Andrew Adams, Tel/Fax 0208 5497755 also have ‘Thames Trio’ and a String Quartet
  • Harpist:- Elizabeth Jane Baldry,01647433635 (great for civil marriages or backgound music)
  • Harpist:- Kate Hartley 07866 914319 or 01306 730471
  • The Amante String Quartet. Amy Carruthers 07881 622 372 or at
  • The Galadriel Ensemble:- Zoe Booth 01727 765511 or 07976 613750 Flute and Harp, Flute and Strings, Flute and Keyboard
  • Buzz Music Group Ltd Cressida Wislocki 07939 976 456 Buzz provide professional live musicians for weddings and events.
  • Claire Delaney Classical Soprano 
  • Opera d’Amici  Hannah Kirk 07884 353802 They offer a range of packages from soloist singers with backing tracks for the ceremony to between two and four singers with live pianist for whole afternoon or evening.
  • For bands we recommend no bigger than a 5 piece , both in terms of space and noise!
  • Roller Coaster  professional local party band, 60s to present day with Irish fiddle thrown in to the mix
  • 01252 703294 07958 226863 or e-mail
  • 29 Fingers, Amazing party band… like you haven’t seen before! Ivan McCormick, mobile:07958 350802, email:
  • Fake Tan Contact Dan
  • Shine On  contact Ian – 07793158350
  • The Talent Band
  • After Sun call Dan on 07979651000
  • Fully Funktional Rocks
  • *Licence to Ceilidh  Ali Ingham Tel:07855 050778, great Ceilidh band, great band who know Ramster well
  • *Ceilidh Tree  Folk band & caller Contact Will Rutter
  • The Playlist is a 5-piece band with female lead vocals Nick Leigh 07920 855911
  • Steel Band, Contact Eugene 01737 240922 or 07889 799793  great in the summer!
  • Fabulous Fug Band 01798 861851 an effervescent seven-piece Soul Rhythm and Blues band, (a tight squeeze for them if you are having a wedding of over 100 people as 7 piece)
  • The Dukes of Havoc Julian: 07888 819415
  • Cheese Cake Tel: 01483 823836
  • The Nick Rye Ensemble Eclectic mix of rat-pack, swing, rock’n’roll and contemporary tunes. Tel: 07740 586761
  • The Notes Acoustic vocal, piano and guitar duo. Beautiful natural sound.  Tel: 07905 455077

* if you are using a ceilidh and would like me to take the dance floor up I am happy to do so as long as you have asked guests to bring sensible dancing shoes.

Where you want something else but don’t know where to start please use an agency I recommend…


The Function Junction Call Jonny Stoll  01869 320360 or email  Offer a wide variety of high quality pop, rock, soul, jazz and ceilidh bands.  They provide very high level of service including unique online booking coordination form.  Jonny knows the halls and has some great bands on his books.

  • Gigz Management, Dave Jordan, can provide great bands of all sorts Freephone: 0800 0329844  Mob: +44 (0)7811 453293 Email:
  • Event Muse everything from background jazz,salsa,classical, soloist to 7 piece
  • Monitor Music Tel: 0845 0941162  Mob: 07950 729708 Any music needs throughout the ceremony and evening.
  • Function Central Ltd Tel: 0333 242 0560


Our professional photographers have the added advantage of knowing the venue and the best places to have photos taken.

  • Henry Wells Tel: 01243 574714
  • Murray Clarke Tel: 07885 822226
  • Katy Tanner, Ginger Snaps
  • Sarah Legge Tel: 07789 770537
  • Tony Hart Tel: 01252 910792
  • Matt Penberthy Tel: 07723 379866
  • Married to my camera 01483 338268
  • Emmie Scott Tel: 07772 379431


  • Ioannis Crouch Films Ioannis: 07977 460439



Our recommended florists all have the advantage of knowing us and Ramster extremely well, they can cater for all tastes and requests and are known and trusted by us!  Please when possible use local suppliers!



  • Country Style Cars, Midhurst Tel: 01730 816127 (wide selection of lovely cars) E-mail
  • The Classic and Vintage Car Company Have been coming here over 20 years and know us well.  Tel: 01252 875222
  • Talisman Chauffeur Cars 01483 453350 m 07768 801007
  • Simon Lee Rodgers  based in Dunsfold   Tel: 01483 200188/07771 993498
  • AHW Private Hire of Haslemere Andrew 07973 323240






If you would like specific party lighting we can arrange this please contact us for information.  The strings of fairly lights are owned by us and give an extra lift to the Long Hall.  We have remote controlled pin spots on the beams of the Long Hall, so can pin spot the top table and some surrounding (depending on numbers of tables) for more lighting, props or outside effects we recommend Doug at Stress Free Hire




Stephanie Forster, Humanist Celebrant
Silver Bee Ceremonies. Tel 07786 268446  

Vivienne Donnithorne has conducted blessings here at Ramster. Tel: 01372 843757

Zena Birch  is very personable and friendly and does a lovely ceremony

Amanda Waring Events – creating & conducting a beautiful, bespoke ceremony. tel: 07970 027744

Lisa Von Fircks conducts Humanist Ceremonies tel: 07812 345 826

Petre Holden Celebrant, Bespoken Together 07506181919

Helen Noble | @celebrantofsurrey | 07787 530720



Please make sure your guests pre book taxis.

  • Haslemere Independent Taxis 01428 787222
  • Haslemere Station Taxis 01428 642221
  • C & C Taxis 01483 415866
  • Speedwell Taxis (minibuses available) 01483 423333
  • Beeline Cars (Guildford) 01483 823232
  • Fives and Sixes, (Guildford) 01483 565656
  • Gastonia Coaches 01483 277011
  • Godalming Cars 01483 666999
  • Guildford Cars Tel   01483 331000

Coaches / Mini Buses

I strongly recommend you use one of the following if you can, it’s not funny when a coach company doesn’t show up at midnight!  If you are having a coach please let us know so we can contact them to give parking directions.  Coaches can get all the way down the drive, but it can be hard for them to turn around if lots of cars in the car park so they usually go in the top car park or in front of the house.

  • Greenshades Travel (Guildford) Ltd 8-53 seaters Tel: 01483 418012
  • Safeguard Coaches Guildford Tel: 01483 61103
  • Richardson Travel Tel: 01730 813 304
  • Country Liner Coaches: Mark Chandwick Tel: 01483 506919
  • AMK  (16 seater mini coaches and people carriers)Tel01428 751675
  • Hale Mini Coaches 01252 727475
  • Pink Panther Travel 4×16 seater minibuses & 29 seater coach 07818 018218 e:


For Weddings where children are included on the guest list this service is invaluable, allowing supervision of children at all times, so that you can enjoy your day.




  • Spotlight Entertainment.  In addition to Magicians, Caricaturists and Silhouette Artists, this agency will help with a variety of more unusual ideas, from “undercover” opera singers to stilt walking aliens.
  • Close-Up Magician  Surrey Close-Up Magician of the Year 2011   Tel: 07545 973567
  • Twilights Candy Cart Keith Connors
  • Pipe Major Graham Waller  07803 010564
  • South Surrey Candy Carts Our exclusive handmade cart is available to hire for weddings, birthdays and events.



May & Grace Bridal Boutique in Haslemere has a stunning selection of wedding dresses and bridal accessories. Tel: 01428 288012


From the traditional to the unusual, designed to your own specifications.

  • Bakes by Hester




Props and bits!

  • Stress Free Hire, Doug and team have lots of ideas and props to help with theming and or lighting
  • Heel Stoppers If you think some of your guests may be wearing unsuitable shoes please refer them to heel stoppers to protect our floors!
  • Guildford Registry Office. Guildford conduct ceremonies here Telephone 0300 200 1002



We do not have any AV equipment here, please tell your best men!  You can hire if needed from

Insurance For peace of mind please take out wedding insurance. Please ask me for a form of a company we recommend, if something unplanned happens and you have to cancel the wedding the last thing you want is still to have to pay for it.








Other Info/ Website

Natasha Charlez

Horseshoe House, Henley Hill

Haslemere, GU27 3HG


07528 204497



Gemma Monk

Woodside Road, Chiddingfold



Heather Laybourne

The Little Barn Bramshott Chase

07769 211359


Melanie Scadding

High Barn Farm, Haslemere

07973 513282



Mrs Wilkinson

Hillcrest, Mill Lane, Chiddingfold, Surrey, GU8 4AB

01428 685198





Steve and Sally Brunning

Longbourn, Plaistow
West Sussex  RH14 0NT

01403 871522


Mrs Jo Allen

Highfield , Park Road Haslemere, Surrey

01428 643565











Mrs Ellie Kinnear

Orchard Park Farm, Lurgashall, Petworth, West sussex GU28 9EU

01428 707381




Mrs Joanna Turner


Saddlers, Skinners Lane

Chiddingfold  Surrey GU84XT

01428 683218




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Strathire, Grayswood Road,

Halsemere, Surrey

01428 642466




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York House Easebourne St, Easbourne, Midhurst, W Sussex

01730 814090




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Marina Allan

Colliers Farn, Fernhurst W Sussex GU27 3EX

01428 652265



Elaine Allerton

The Bush House, Plaistow,  RH14 0NT

01403 871133


Anita Wolsley

Garden Cottage, Petworth, GU28 0DS

01798 342414



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Ashleigh, Fisherstreet Northchapel, Nr Petworth, W.Sussex GU28 2SX

01428 707229




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Holly Tree Cottage, Mousehill Lane, Milford, Surrey. GU8 5BH

01483 426578




Ensuite twin

Mrs Church

Old Railway Station Coultershall Bridge Petworth GU28 0JF

01798 342346




min two night bookings only all ensuite

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Deerfell, Blackdown Park, Fernden Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3LA

01428 653409




One is a family room

Liz and Paul Eden

The Barn at Weavers, Drungewick Lane, Loxwood RH14 0RP

   01403 752344  





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Stag Cottage, Balls Cross, Nr Petworth, West Sussex

  01403 820623

1 (or twin)



Self contained suite.

Annabelle Manuel

High Hampstead

  01798 861288

2 db &  appartmt

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The Bothy in Grayshott

High Pitfold, Hindhead GU26 6BN

01428 607710


Lindsey Pepper

Cherrimans, Liphook Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1NR

07947 079088

2 Kingsize

Carole Muir

The Pool House, The Old Rectory, Petworth GU28 0DB

01798 343335

07990 540512

Sleeps 6


Jane Barber

Pook Hill Cottage GU8 4XR 


01428 683274

Richard Hodgson

Penthouse Petworth


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The Rockery B&B, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2EA, 

01428 643178



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Tillington, Petworth

01798 344556


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01428 682920




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01730 812423





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01403 871522

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Funtington Road, Funtington, West Sussex PO18 9LG 

01243 575 029



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Rose Cottage

Haslemere, GU27 3DN


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The Hay Loft



07733 548335


The Hay Barn



07733 548335 1



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The Swan Petworth Road, Chiddingfold,Surrey

01428 684688




All ensuite, good food too.


The Crown Inn, Chiddingfold,  Surrey

01428 682255



The Mulberry Inn,  Petworth Road, Chiddingfold

01428 644 460




5 mins walk


The Merry Harriers

Hambledon, Surrey GU8 4DR


07717 359184





Have a chalet in the garden with 6 doubles. 

6 Shepherds huts in the garden opposite the pub.



The Halfway Bridge Lodsworth, Petworth  GU28 9BP

01798 861281



Wheatsheaf Inn, Grayswood Road Grayswood, Haslemere, Surrey. GU27 2DE

01428 644440





Stonemasons Inn North Street, Petworth, West Sussex GU28 9NL

01798 342510



+1family room


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01798 342651


all ensuite


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Fernhurst,GU27 3HA

01428 641165




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01798 344288



The Horseguards Inn, Tillington, West Sussex, GU28 9AF

01798 342332

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The Stag on the River 
Lower Eashing Lane
Eashing, Surrey.GU7 2QG




1 family room


Angel Inn, Petworth

01798 344 445

7 Also has a beautiful 3 bed cottage for rent.


Cowdray Golf Lodge


4 doubles & 1 suite


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01428 656644




Holiday Inn Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey. GU2 5XT

0871 9429036



leisure facilities available

Quote “Ramster Hall” for special rates.


The Lythe Hill Hotel Petworth Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3BQ

01428 651251


leisure facilities available


Harper Steak House Lower Street, Haslemere GU27 2PD


01428 776560



Great Tangley Manor,Wonersh Common
Wonersh, Surrey GU5 0PT

0207 526 4852



The Park House

Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29

01730 819020

Spa Hotel


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01730 816911

Spa Hotel


Premier Inn, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9QL









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Three Magnificent

We invite you to experience the rustic charm of our Long Hall, the splendour of the Drawing Room and beauty of our English courtyard garden, all of which are exclusively yours for the day.