Unlike many similar venues, we do not insist upon you using suppliers of our choosing.  The choice remains entirely yours at all times.  However, we have worked with some excellent providers and we can recommend them to you.  The list is fairly small as we only add to this list when we have seen them in action at Four Oaks and can vouch for them personally.


Please feel free to contact all or none of them but if you do, mention us as it should help !






Great Outdoors

We have worked with the Great Outdoors on several occasions and would highly recommend them.  A family run business but highly professional and helpful with a wide range of different styled marquees to choose from.  
Bill Seager and son, Lloyd contact details on the website.








A Sussex based company who have been here several times and the quality of service and product are both of the highest standard.  Most helpful and professional and we would highly recommend them.  
Becky and Andy, contact details on the website.



Ab Fab Food
Ab Fab have been at several receptions here thus far and have never disappointed.  Brilliant, versatile caterer, very reasonable and a lovely guy.   Steve contact details:  01323 899063. Certainly worth a chat and always plenty of food.

His partner can also run the bar for you brilliantly at very little extra cost. 

The Secret Restaurant

Here many times and highly successful both in term of food and service on all occasions.  They recognise our own principle that everyone approaches

weddings in their own individual way. Some people like them to take care of

everything, while others do everything themselves and just ask them to provide the

delicious food and a bar. You may want a delightful formal dinner with additional

food in the evening, or a premium barbeque with table buffet and a gypsy swing

band. From elegant canapés to pulled pork rolls with Boston baked beans everything

will be delicious. Have what your heart desires, it's your day and they will help as much or as little as you'd like, you’re in safe hands.

Hog Roast - The Party Pigs

Matt Hall created the Sussex based The Party Pigs in 2014. Having a passion for food and an appetite for success, Matt decided to turn up the gas up and transform what was just an idea, into reality.  Today The Party Pigs is a small but growing family orientated business, sourcing the finest of foods, to serve to you.

The Party Pigs offers a range hog sizes and options with mouth watering crackling,

salads, canapes and desserts at reasonable and easy-to-understand prices.



We do not have first hand experience of Makatipi but they come highly recommended and feature the slightly unusual white tipis which look stunning. Worth a look for something slightly different.


Bar, Beer & Wines


Calais Wines 

Calais Wine Superstore is a British company based in Calais.  The savings are phenomenal and they offer a free return Eurotunnel ticket for orders in excess of about £300. All wines can be tasted beforehand. 

C.O.D. Beers

Peter and Jon run this small Brighton based beer wholesaler and carry all the main branded barrelled bitters and lagers (including the very popular Sussex bitter “Harveys”) at very reasonable prices and have been most effective and efficient at receptions here.  They will set everything up or supply only. Barrelled lager can be sale or return for whole barrels which can help with quantities.

Highly recommended.

Vintage Bar Box

Based in Sussex, Vintage Bar Box lovingly restores horseboxes and converts them into stunning event bars. They can provide a full bar service for the day, cash bar for the evening, or you can simply hire just the horsebox trailer. Which is ideal if you want to provide your own drink or ask your caterer to serve drinks from the horsebox.  Complete with refrigeration, freezers and draught keg dispensers. Kerry is the creator and happy to help.


Toilet Hire


Topflush is a small Sussex based company that we have worked with successfully. Lovely product. Carrie & David contact details on the website.

Wedding Planning

Wedding Planning

Nicola Austin – Weddings & Events

Having had first hand experience in outdoor weddings for a number of years they remain my absolute passion. As your wedding planner my job is to work discretely behind the scenes to bring your vision to life. I offer a flexible service from Full Planning to On The Day Co-ordination. If you’re struggling with one particular element of the wedding I’ll happily step in to offer some advice or suggestions.


Dynamic Fireworks

An Essex based company have done all the displays here and they have all been amazing and they are highly recommended.  They have various packages available and they have a package just for us comprising a ring of white fireworks around the lake and an aerial display after that - quite spectacular.  All for £850 that one (at current prices).

We can probably get the best price with them.



The Brighton Flower Company

Highly recommended.  Traditional styles that work well at Four Oaks, your ceremony requrements or anyything else of your choosing. Contact details on the website or speak to Kate on 01273 770966.


Joanna Nicole Photography

Jo Nicole took a lot of the lovely photographs on

this website, notably many of those featuring Tipis.

You can contact Jo by e mail on 

Samantha Pells Photography 

Hi! I'm Sam, based in East Sussex specialising in natural and fun wedding photography. My approach is very informal and I strive to document weddings as they happen....  natural, funny moments are what I capture for you to look back on years after your wedding.

Wedding Insurance

John Lewis

A lot of companies offer this but for a good solid company with easy booking online, try John Lewis. Highly recommended and not expensive relative to the total costs involved.

Fridge Trailer Hire

Simon Turner Refrigeration Services Limited

This is a Sussex based company that seem to be a bit cheaper than many others, although the product is excellent.  There is a delivery and collection charge which you can avoid if you know someone with a decent sized vehicle with a tow bar. Hire charge is around £250 for a long weekend for the basic model which is plenty big enough – and they usually include a freezer compartment.  Contact details on the website.

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