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10 of the best wedding venues in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 14:56 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:08 09 March 2018

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With gorgeous stretches of stunning coastline, wonderful rolling countryside and magnificently historic towns and villages, it’s easy to see why Suffolk is such an attractive place to have your wedding. Here are 10 of the best venues the county has to offer

1) Thorpeness Country Club

Thorpeness Country Club is an utterly unique and charming beachside hideaway, just a pebble’s throw from the sea on the Suffolk coast. Nestled in the heart of Thorpeness village, the Country Club is cosseted by history, beauty and coastal charm.

The building is set over two floors, making it ideal for hosting your entire day. The beautifully intimate ground floor room makes the perfect location for your ceremony. Upstairs greets you with vaulted ceilings, wooden floors and boasts stunning views of the sea. Our exclusive beachside lawn with its spectacular views makes a truly wonderful backdrop for your photographs and a perfect setting for your guests to enjoy drinks and canapés. Our bespoke menus allow you the flexibility to create your perfect meal or if you are looking for something different simply let us know and our chef will create a menu especially for you.

Create the most wonderful memories that will last a lifetime and transform your wedding day into something extraordinary with our exclusive hire. From the moment you book your celebration until the day you say ‘I do’, our dedicated wedding specialists are on hand to help you organise your day from start to finish. They’ll make sure that everything happens just as you want it to.

Say ‘I do’ at our charming 1920s venue and bring your ideas to life your way at Thorpeness!

The Benthills, Leiston IP16 4NU

Phone: 01728 451021

Thorpeness Country Club Thorpeness Country Club

2) The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

What makes The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall special? When asked this question it’s incredibly difficult to sum up in a few words but we’ll try! Catch anyone walking in the door for the first time you will see their eyes light up, as one of Suffolk’s most unique event venues it has definitely got plenty of WOW factor. The area has been designed with huge attention to detail from the silk-lined walls and leather sofas to the fabulous lighting and black starlit ceiling. In the evening, part of the fun is to turn down the lights (which can be themed to match the colour scheme), turn up the music and the haze machine and party.

Gwenny, the Event Organiser, has a wealth of experience when it comes to organising weddings and she will be with you every step of the way from the first planning meeting to the day itself. The Kesgrave Hall team will run the day with huge attention to detail allowing the wedding party to relax and enjoy their special day.

The menus have been specially chosen by executive head chef Stuart Oliver, with delicious food cooked in the Hangar’s dedicated kitchen. Photo opportunities abound in the upper garden which is dedicated to weddings, parties and events in the Hangar.

To complete the picture Milsoms Kesgrave Hall has 23 bedrooms which can be booked for the bridal party. Another idea is to arrive and stay the night before by booking The Bunker with its own terrace and enjoy an informal barbecue with family and close friends.

Give Gwenny a call on 01473 333741 and let your wedding planning begin!

Hall Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk

The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

3) Bruisyard Hall

Bruisyard Hall is available for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships of all sizes. From a beautiful 140-capacity barn wedding, with a marquee on the lawn for larger occasions, to a more intimate family-only ceremony in the spectacular main hall.

There are twelve luxurious bedrooms, including a very special suite for newlyweds. All suites in the hall have cosy and energy efficient underfloor heating to give guests modern comfort in a period setting.

The grounds themselves are a wedding photographer’s dream. The hall is nestled away in 700 acres of quintessential Suffolk countryside which includes a private lake and plenty of opportunities to catch a beautiful sunset. Guests can even enjoy some pre or post-wedding pursuits such as fishing or shooting.

With rustic open fires, an attic bar and a games room with snooker tables, the house itself offers plenty of choice for keeping guests entertained beyond the ceremony.

Bruisyard Hall, Bruisyard IP17 2EJ

info@bruisyardhall.com - 01728 639 000 - @BruisyardHall

Bruisyard Hall Bruisyard Hall

4) Isaacs on the Quay

Offering the perfect location to say ‘I Do’, Isaacs on the Quay is a Grade I and Grade II listed building which has stunning views over the Ipswich Waterfront.

Helping you achieve a wedding day which is unique to you, the Wedding Coordinators will make you feel at ease every step of the way. The Ceremony Room accommodates up to 72 guests and has exposed timber beams, vaulted ceilings and atmospheric lighting.

With a variety of reception rooms and a private garden, up to 150 guests can be accommodated, allowing you to choose the perfect room to host your welcome drinks, wedding breakfast and evening reception. Isaacs on the Quay also has your wedding accommodation sorted as The Merchant’s Guest House offers the ideal accommodation for the night before and the night of your wedding.

To find out more about weddings at Isaacs on the Quay call 01473 284000 weddings@isaaclord.org

Isaacs on the Quay, 7 Wherry Lane, Ipswich, IP4 1AS

Isaacs on the Quay Isaacs on the Quay

5) Ashlar House

Your wedding reception is no ordinary get-together and we know you want everything to be just right.

At Ashlar House, you and your guests will enjoy the highest standards of service in impressive surroundings, with every comfort and convenience to add to the sense of occasion.

Our main function room can accommodate up to 300 seated without dancing (or 250 seated with dancing). It also divides into three smaller, self-contained spaces: the Saxon, Norman and Tudor Suites, separated by substantial partitioned walls and each with its own dance floor.

The spacious St Edmunds Bar adjoins the function suites and has plenty of tables and seating for your guests to take a break from dancing and enjoy a relaxing drink. In the summer months, we can serve cocktails or a welcome drink on the patio, which has direct access to the three function suites.

Ashlar House, 23 Eastern Way, Bury Saint Edmunds IP32 7AB

Phone: 01284 754462

Ashlar House Ashlar House

6) Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf & Spa

Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the award-winning Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa makes an idyllic venue for your big day.

Our stunning function suites - which cater for up to 250 guests - boast tasteful décor, private terraces and panoramic views to provide the perfect backdrop to your wedding. Exquisite catering from our talented chefs, an 80-bedroom 4-star hotel, luxurious self-catered lodges, beautiful spa and two championship golf courses blend together to make SbN the destination of choice for your wedding.

We offer a range of all-inclusive wedding packages or can build a bespoke package to suit your needs and budget with our experienced team always on hand to guide you through every aspect of your wedding journey. Book our late availability packages for Summer and Autumn 2018, and enjoy extra perks worth up to £450!

Call our team on 01206 265818 or email weddings@stokebynayland.com to book your show round today.

Keeper’s Ln, Leavenheath, Colchester CO6 4PZ

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf Club & Spa Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf Club & Spa

7) Culford Hall

Culford Hall and its 480 acres of beautiful grounds will provide a wonderful, relaxed environment for your wedding day. We aim to create the special day of your dreams and our dedicated team will be delighted to work with you to achieve this.

The impressive 18th century house, gardens and parkland of the Culford estate offer stunning surroundings in which to celebrate your special occasion. The Parish Church is located in the grounds, enabling you to walk from your wedding ceremony, across the beautiful lawns, to the Reception venue of your choice.

Culford can cater for any size party, from an intimate wedding of 50 to a large reception consisting of 300 guests.

Come and see for yourself: The best way to find out more about Culford is to come and visit us.

To arrange a visit, please ring 01284 385350 or email weddings@culford.co.uk.

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6TX

Culford Hall Culford Hall

8) All Manor of Events

Manor Farm Barn, the perfect wedding venue for your perfect day! All Manor of Events is the wedding venue with a difference based in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, just outside of Ipswich.

With a choice of 3 stunning ceremony rooms and a newly added Woodland ceremony option, as well as having use of the beautiful marquee-lined reception barn, All Manor of Events offers the flexibility not found at other venues.

The barn is very versatile and can cater for small or large weddings from 30 or up to 220 guests. A large sprung black and white dance floor set to one side of the barn offers ample space whilst allowing guests to talk freely to each other at their tables. The Garden Room and large courtyard provide beautiful spots for photos and welcome drinks.

Contact the team on 01473 831263 or on team@amoe.co.uk to discuss your requirements!

Manor Farm, School Road, Henley, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 0RG

Facebook: @ManorFarmBarn - Instagram: allmanorofevents - Twitter: @allmanorofevent

All Manor of Events All Manor of Events

9) Crows Hall

Crows Hall is like borrowing a close friend’s stately home with access and help from time of booking up to your wedding day. No corkage or commissions charged, you are free to choose your own suppliers or we can provide you with suggestions from our extensive list.

A typical hire is from Tuesday to Monday, giving time to spend with friends from afar and to decorate the barn entirely to your choice. Accommodation in the hall and camping is included. Stabling and a paddock is provided for couples wishing to bring their horses and friendly well-behaved dogs are welcome.

The magnificent barn at Crows Hall can spaciously seat 160 guests. Larger, marquee weddings for over 400 guests are also easily accommodated and the vast space is wonderfully versatile in poor weather conditions. Beautiful gardens, amphitheatre, lawn areas, oak avenue and open surrounding farmland provide beautiful settings for blessing ceremonies and photographs.

Debenham, Stowmarket IP14 6NG

Phone: 07860 921031

Crows Hall Crows Hall

10) The Venue at Kersey Mill

Nestled in rural Suffolk countryside near Hadleigh and Ipswich, The Venue at Kersey Mill combines historic period features with the atmospheric charm of a wedding barn. Wooden beams and cosy eaves make The Venue an intimate setting for your wedding, but large enough to accommodate bigger party sizes.

The main room seats 120 and can host up to 200 for an evening party. Working with renowned local caterer Jamie Lee Smith, who is based at the mill, The Venue make sure guests are well fed with superb food and wine.

The secluded grounds of the listed mill and picturesque Suffolk countryside make a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. Whether you are planning a church service nearby or a civil ceremony in the Maltings Room, The Venue at Kersey Mill makes for an exceptional wedding venue.

Stone Street, Ipswich IP7 6DP

Phone: 01473 823380

Facebook: TheVenueatKM - Instagram: thevenueatkm - Pinterest: TheVenueAtKM

The Venue at Kersey Mill The Venue at Kersey Mill


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