Approved 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 Approved Suppliers below (the list contained in this pink-ish box). The reason for this is that we have on file all the legal and insurance paperwork relating to these specially chosen suppliers - and we are confident that they will give our valuable couples absolutely top-rate service and the best value for money. Just chat to 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 commission from - nor do we make any charge to - these suppliers to be on our approved list. They are chosen completely on merit.



Outside Bars Dorset (Chris Young)

The Paddock Bar (Gemma and Lee)

The Digby Tap (Nick Sargent)



Dorset Delights Catering (Alice and Louise Conway)

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

Dorset Porkers Hog Roast

Pieminister (Faye and Katie)

Hostaroast - Else Family Butchers - banquet catering and evening hog roast/BBQ -

Country Plate Catering (Sophie Miles)

Dikes Kitchen Event Catering

Ethic Street Pizza and Grill (Fi and Mark)

Fairfoods (Clare Persey) - vegetarian and vegan catering

Helen Furness Catering Ltd. (Helen Furness)

Great Tastes Barbecues and Sharing Platters

Black Cat Catering - Grazing Platters/Boxes/Buffets - (Sarah)

Underwoods Fish and Chips (James)



Maidman's Marquees (David Brooker)

Ernest G Hart Marquees (Jon Ross)

The Marquee Hire Company


DJ and Disco

Included in the price of your wedding at The Old Milking Parlour is a fabulous party evening provided by TJ's Disco. Rich and Paul, TJ's friendly, experienced and totally professional DJs, will keep the dance floor full and your guests bopping away all evening long. A fun time is guaranteed for all.



Preferred Suppliers

Hand-made Artisan Genuine Italian Gelato

Bo Bom Gelato (Marilena and Luca)



Boogie Wookie (Kirsty)

The Clementynes (Tom Clements)

Big Town Boppers

Daniel Benisty (Danny)

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

Skylark Live Music (Leona Passow)


Dinner, Acoustic and Atmosphere Music

Boogie Wookie Live Acoustic Lounge (Kirsty)

Wedding Guitarist (Dave Roberts)

Tom Clements Acoustic (Tom Clements)

Daniel Benisty: pianist/singer (Danny)

Skylark Acoustic (Leona Passow)

Mariachi Bands

Mariachi Rey



Siona Stockel

String Quartets

Keysworth String Quartet (Michael Moorsom)


Ed Wren (Ed)


 Atma 'cello and Guitar Duo



The Bath Magician (Grant Maidment)

Cartoonists and Caricaturists

Cornwall Caricatures (Cassie Kemp) - hilarious live portraits of you and your wedding guests -

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

Funtasia (Russel and Louise)


Owl Ring-Bearers and Birds of Prey

FAB Falconry (Florence Barker)


Wedding Co-ordinators/Planners

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


Hay and Straw Bales

Mike Kerby - Bagber, Sturminster Newton - (calls only, no texts please) 078 16 601 538 

Wedding Stationery

From Sally with Love (Sally Harflett)

Sophie Amelia Designs (Sophie Sullivan)

Personalised Wooden Signs, Favours, Gifts and Laser Cutting

Copper Frog Designs (Martin Kearvell)


Photo Booths

Bloc Photo Booths (Matt and Becky)

Pikabooth (Sophie and Matt)


Props and Venue Styling

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

Nanny Nellie's Attic - vintage china and prop hire (Sarah)

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

5 Star Celebrations  (Jill Bowen and Jess Mason)


Venue Decoration Supplies

Table Decor/Chair Decor/Venue Decor - Event Decor Shop -


Beauty and Make Up

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)

NLS Bridal Hair (Natasha)

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

Blue Box Cake Company (Wendy)

Midnight Cake Creations (Teresa Baxter)



Becky Weir Photography (Becky Weir)

TP Photography (Greg Thurtle)

Malthouse Photography (Mark Cornwell)

Cummins Photography (Charlene Cummins)

James and Kerrie Photography (James and Kerrie)

Photography by Chantel (Chantel Fudge)

Stephanie Atkins Photography (Stephanie Atkins)

Jasmine Shiner Photography shiner photography



Old Chapel Flowers (Sue Carter)

Flourish and Grace (Zoe)

The Flower Shed (Lea)

The English Florist (Oonagh)


Silk Flowers

Pene Dene Flowers (Pene Dene)


Bridal Cars

Premier Wedding Cars -

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


Wedding Transport for Guests

Excelsior Coaches -



Thompson Wedding Videos (Becky Maidment)

Kyle Forte Films (Kyle)

Laundry Services

Helliar Laundry Services -


Clockhouse B and B (Christine Drake)

The Ship Inn at West Stour (Gavin Griggs)

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

The Crown at Marnhull

Priors Oak B and B, Stalbridge

The Eastbury Hotel, Sherborne

The Royal Chase Hotel, Shaftesbury

Travelodge, Wincanton