Getting the party started at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

PUBLISHED: 14:15 18 February 2014 | UPDATED: 14:15 18 February 2014



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Work has been going on at Kesgrave Hall during the last few months to deliver Suffolk’s latest party venue.


Probably the biggest change is that Kesgrave Hall, just outside Ipswich ,will have a wedding licence for up to 60 in the Mess and up to 300 in the Hangar, so the answer to the most frequently asked question is, ‘Yes, you will be able to get married at Kesgrave Hall in 2014’.

Extensive work has taken place landscaping ‘the secret garden’, an area to the side of the hotel which will be used exclusively for parties and weddings. Work has also been completed to the front of the hotel, enabling guests to arrive in style.

Inside, the building has been transformed with state of the art lighting, silk lining for the walls, a stunning starry effect black ceiling, reception and bar area.

The result is a seriously glamorous venue, ideal for all types of events for 80 to 300 guests, whatever the time of year – from weddings and parties, to product launches and conferences.

To ensure that the new venue immediately achieves the high standard of service that Milsom Hotels and Restaurants are known for, Geoff Hare, who has been the catering manager at the company’s properties in Dedham for several years, is moving to Kesgrave Hall to mastermind events in the Hangar.

More than 1,200 lucky Christmas partygoers were the first to experience the ‘new look’ Hangar and the reaction was a definite thumbs-up. It’s what Suffolk has been waiting for!

Need to know more? Give the Kesgrave Hall team a call on 01473 333741 or visit

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