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The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House

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Licensed by Somerset County Council for civil wedding ceremonies (click for info)

Preferred Suppliers


For your wedding at The Old Milking Parlour, the bar, the caterer and the marquee (if you have a marquee) must come from our list of preferred suppliers below. The reason for this is that we have on file all the legal and insurance paperwork relating to these specially chosen suppliers. You don't have to worry about any of these details. Just chat to one, some or all of these superb suppliers and book your choice.


Please rest assured that these suppliers are people and companies who have previously done a superb job for our wonderful wedding couples and have been specially chosen for their honesty, reliability and value for money.


Please also be assured that we do not receive any kickbacks or make any charge to these suppliers to be on our preferred list.  They are chosen completely on merit.



Outside Bars Dorset (Chris Young)

The Paddock Bar - horse box and indoor (Gemma and Lee)

The Digby Tap (Nick Sargent)



Dorset Delights Catering (Alice and Louise Conway)

Creative Catering (Donna Pearce)

HostaRoast (Julian and Heidi)

Victoria O'Brien Cakes, Bakes and Catering (Victoria O'Brien)

Pieminister (Faye and Katie)

Country Plate Catering (Sophie Miles)

The Foodie Queen (Heather Slack)

Ethic Street Pizza (Fi)

Fairfoods (Clare Persey) - vegetarian and vegan catering

Helen Furness Catering Ltd. (Helen Furness)



Maidman's Marquees (David Brooker)

Ernest G Hart Marquees (Jon Ross)

The Marquee Hire Company


Recommended Suppliers


All the suppliers listed below are highly recommended by The Old Milking Parlour. All of them have done a superb job for our lovely couples at previous weddings. Please have a chat with one, some or all of them and make your choice.


Of course, you can choose your own suppliers in these categories. But it's worth mentioning that, in some instances (for example - bands, discos, bouncy castles), we will require public liability insurance and PAT paperwork. Chat to us about this if you're not sure - we're always friendly and will be as helpful as possible to make sure your wedding is just the way you want it.



The Clementynes (Tom Clements)

Boogie Wookie (Kirsty)

Daniel Benisty (Danny)

Chris Toyne - Barn Dance, Ceilidh (with caller) -T: 01963 210 403 E:

Skylark Live Music (Leona Passow)


Dinner, Acoustic and Atmosphere Music

Tom Clements Acoustic (Tom Clements)

Daniel Benisty: pianist/singer (Danny)

Ed Wren: pianist (Ed)

Skylark Acoustic (Leona Passow)

Boogie Wookie Live Acoustic Lounge (Kirsty)

Keysworth String Quartet (Michael Moorsom)


Outside Entertainment (bouncy castles, fun fair stalls, skittles etc.)

Funtasia (Russel and Louise)


Wedding Air Shows (yes, really)

Yakovlevs Display Team (Matt Kitson)


Wedding Co-ordinators/Planners

Tasha-Mae Wedding and Events Co-ordinator (Tasha Gilchrist)

Leanna Elizabeth Weddings (Leanna Haskill)



Wild Revive - Lotus Bell Tents (Natalie Ward-Jollie)

Herald Caravans (Mary) - delivered on site and ready-to-go


Straw Bales

Wedding Bales (Ben Allard) - bales delivered and collected


Wedding Stationery

Pastel Designs (Charlotte Cobb)

Sophie Amelia Designs (Sophie Sullivan)


Photo Booths

The Little Red Bus (Laura Farmer)

Bloc Photo Booths (Matt and Becky) www.blocphotoboot


Wedding Transport

Lewis Coaches - vintage 1940s coaches - (Mark Withers) 01963 363 787

Damory Coaches -


Props and Venue Styling

Swingletree Vintage China Hire (Mandy Hart) - Props and Styling -

Sweet Pea Wedding and Event Hire (Lisa Discombe) Prop hire for DIY & rustic weddings

5 Star Celebrations  (Jill Bowen and Jess Mason)

Coast to Coast Laundry Ltd. (Stacey) - Tablecloths and Napkins -


Beauty and Make Up

In Harmony Beauty Salon (Lisa Galvani)

Bournemouth Bridal Hair and Make-up (Mel)

Marybeth Trigwell Bridal Hair and Make-up (Marybeth)



Lauren Gosling Bridal Hair Specialist

Bridal Hair in Hampshire (Michelle Crosser)

Marybeth Trigwell Bridal Hair and Make-up (Marybeth)

Sapphire Styling (Wendy)



Tessa's Tiaras (Tessa Corney)



The Somerset Celebrant (Carol Smith)

Celebrant, MC and DJ - Roger Knight


Wedding Dresses

Exclusively Yours Bridal Boutique (Kayleigh Harty)

Bridal Reloved (Kate Rushall)


Wedding Cakes

Joanna Pyda Cake Studio

Ice Maiden Cakes (Julie Gibson)

Midnight Cake Creations (Teresa Baxter)

Dainty Bakes (Megan)



James and Kerrie Photography (James and Kerrie)

Cummins Photography (Charlene Cummins)

Malthouse Photography (Mark Cornwell)

Photography by Chantel (Chantel Fudge)

Stephanie Atkins Photography (Stephanie Atkins)



Twigs and Twine Floral Design (Laura and Ella)

Flourish and Grace (Zoe)


Bridal Cars

Lovebug Wedding Cars - VW Beetle wedding car - (Maxine and Paul Jones) -

Dorset Vintage Wedding Cars (Jonathon Elliott)



Thompson Wedding Videos (Becky Maidment)


DJs and Discos

DJ Nick Burrett (Nick Burrett)

Max's Sentient Juke Box (Max Jones)

DJ Roger Knight (Roger Knight)

DJ Dave Lucas (Dave Lucas)



Bridge House B and B Henstridge (Wayne and Wendy) 01963 362 796

Clockhouse B and B (Christine Drake)

The Ship Inn at West Stour (Gavin Griggs)

Gable Cottage B and B (Lorna Julius-Sadler) -


Also: Best Western Hotel at Shaftesbury and Premier Inn at Wincanton