Stylish Suffolk venues for weddings, parties and conferences
PUBLISHED: 13:48 18 March 2011 | UPDATED: 18:54 20 February 2013
Looking for somewhere to host your special occasion? There's no shortage of choice here is Suffolk. Just take a look at the list below...
Looking for somewhere to host your special occasion? There's no shortage of choice here is Suffolk. Just take a look at the list below
Woodhall Manor, Sutton
The perfect setting for your wedding, party or conference. Choose from the stunning banquet hall, impressive dining room or garden for your event, which can cater for 60-200 people, with accommodation provided in 12 beautifully furnished en-suite bedrooms. Tel. 01394 411288
Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Rougham
Steeped in history and set in seven acres of beautifully cultivated gardens, this 16th century Hall is a memorable venue. The renowned Edwardian Pavilion sets the scene for a fairytale wedding, peaceful break, or celebration for up to 130 guests and evening receptions of up to 200. For a more intimate setting the dining room can accommodate up to 40 guests whilst delicious dining is provided all year round, with roaring log fires surrounded by an eclectic mix of comfy sofas and chairs throughout for the chilly days or a pool side retreat during the summer.
Tel. 01359 270345
Fynn Valley, Witnesham
From an intimate meal for two to parties of up to 180, the charming Edwardian farm buildings at Fynn Valley Golf Club are an ideal venue for such events such as birthdays, meetings, conferences and corporate entertainment. Drinks can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the golf course.
Tel. 01473 785267
Priory Hotel, Bury St Edmunds
The three AA star tastefully furnished hotel and secret garden are a fitting backdrop for conferences, civil ceremonies or family events. Select from the three eating venues and the 38 well-appointed bedrooms to ensure you can relax in comfort.
Tel. 01284 766181
Bedford Lodge Hotel, Newmarket
The only four star hotel in Newmarket, Bedford Lodge retains the charm and character of a country house yet offers the very best in modern comfort and luxury. The six stylish state-of-the-art dedicated conference and events rooms with the very latest in technology are some of the most advanced in East Anglia. For weddings there are three self-contained banqueting suites, which can host 10 to 150 guests.
Tel. 01638 663175
Spice Outside Catering, Woodbridge
Spice Outside combines traditional cuisine with the Eat meets West style of its sister company Spice Bar and Restaurant in Woodbridge to meet your exact needs. This catering service works with many venues around Suffolk, not least providing fine food but also staff and equipment.
Tel. 01394 461313
Hotel Victoria, Lowestoft
Sea view hotel catering for corporate occasions and other private, events with its variety of venues. The newly refurbished function room can cater for 120-150 for a sit-down meal and up to 130 guests for an evening function, whilst the smaller Coastside Room is a more intimate.
Tel. 01502 574433
The Angel, Bury St Edmunds
The Angel Hotel is an ideal location for your wedding, corporate or social event. With an array of awards, including the 2009 and 2008 Best Large Hotel East of England Award, this quintessential English hotel offers the licensed Edmund Suite hosting up to 70 guests, ideal for your cherished wedding, accompanied by 2 AA rosette food to create a 3 course feast. The Angel also boasts 3 stylish conference suites, accommodating 8 to 70 delegates, and several value packages.
Tel. 01284 714000
The established catering and event management arm of The Grid Restaurant in Bury St Edmunds can cater for all your event needs, from magicians and marquees to florists and ice sculptures whilst providing creative, quality food to suit your budget.
Tel. 08448 006480
The West Wing, Ickworth
Nestled in wooded parkland this National Trust property offers a sublime setting and award winning conference and banqueting facilities. Begin your event with reception drinks in beautiful gardens and then proceed to the first floor Gallery overlooking the Italianate gardens, licensed for civil ceremonies. Wedding breakfasts can be served for up to 200 guests and photographs can be taken in the picturesque Temple and Rose garden. New for 2011, a stunning marquee area on the grass area in front of The West Wing has been created, surrounded by beautiful trees and a view of the magnificent building.
Tel. 01284 735957
Leiston Abbey, Leiston
The medieval Guesten Hall creates a special atmosphere for your event. A champagne reception on the terrace takes in picturesque rural views with food served in a traditional thatched barn.
Tel. 01728 832500
Bruisyard Hall, Saxmundham
This former abbey of historical importance combines grandeur with comfort and homeliness. Bruisyard Hall is let as a whole, and available for private hire throughout the year. Its the perfect setting for all kinds of events: wonderful weddings, private parties and corporate meetings. The house itself can hold a reception of up to 50 guests whilst larger gatherings can be entertained in the garden marquee.
Tel. 01728 638712
White Lion, Aldeburgh
This licensed seaside location caters for up to 80 seated wedding guests and as the evening dancing sets in can accommodate 120. The White Lion also offers a choice of 3 conference venues accommodating up to 40.
Tel. 01728 452720
Le Talbooth, Dedham
With over 50 years of event planning experience, the professional team has created many memorable events in this lovely hotel in the heart of Constable Country. Overlooking the terrace and the River Stour, The Weavers Room offers the perfect location for every occasion and is ideal for parties from a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 34 people. For a more intimate space, the River Room Restaurant can be hired, with the marquee in the grounds providing a brilliant option for summer receptions.
Tel. 01206 323150
Seckford Hall, Woodbridge
This beautiful Tudor Hall offers absolute opulence and a complete event service to ensure the smooth running of your day. Licensed for civil ceremonies, choose from the oak panelled Great Hall for up to 30 guests or the Tudor style Lakeside Suite for 120 guests for your wedding or party Continue into the evening in the Minstrels Gallery with dancing for up to 140. Two conference rooms are available at Seckford Hall hotel, together with smaller rooms that can be used individually or as syndicate rooms.
Tel. 01394 385678
With unparalleled views across the River Alde the concert hall at Snape Maltings offers an enchanting venue for your event. Providing multi-purpose and flexible spaces for all your needs, the Maltings also boasts The Oyster Bar and Restaurant serving fabulous gastronomy.
Tel. 01728 687171
Thorpeness Country Club
Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and seating up to 150 guests the club is highly flexible in what it can provide. Firstly, as a wedding venue, exclusive use of the club ensures your ceremony and wedding breakfast take place in the same building. Thorpeness Country Club also provides a number of rooms for meetings and conferences depending on your requirements some with glorious views of the Suffolk coastline.
Tel. 01728 452176
Ufford Park, Woodbridge
Situated in 120 acres of historic parkland in the tranquil heart of the Suffolk countryside, Ufford Park has a selection of air-conditioned function rooms, all decorated to a high standard with the majority enjoying panoramic views over our fabulous 18-hole golf course. The largest function room will accommodate 175 guests for a dinner dance and up tp 300 guests for a fabulous finger buffet reception. With our 87 en-suite bedrooms, extensive golf, spa and health club facilities (including a swimming pool), its an ideal venue for all events.
Tel. 01394 383555
Wantisden Valley, Woodbridge
Set in a picturesque and private location, Wantisden offers a variety of buildings for civil ceremonies and receptions, private parties and corporate events including the Shepherd's Cottage for up to 40 guests; the Mixing Barn for 40 to 180 guests for civil ceremonies or partnerships and the Main Barn, a reception room for any number of guests up to 300.
Tel. 01394 459995
Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich
One of Suffolks most treasured buildings and set in the attractive grounds of Christchurch Park; this 16th century mansion is a beautiful setting for your special wedding day. Civil ceremonies are held in the panelled Lower Tudor room, which can seat 45 guests whilst the Grand Hall provides a majestic setting for your reception and can accommodate a seated or buffet style function.
Tel. 01473 433690
Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Ipswich
A four star venue renowned for its contemporary and sophisticated edge, provides award winning food and 43 luxury bedrooms for your exclusive wedding party use. Make your reception an event to remember in the boutique restaurant or dine alfresco on the waterfront.
Tel. 01473 226789
Belstead Brook Hotel, Ipswich
The purpose built conference and banquet facilities at Belstead Brook Hotel can accommodate 200 people, and with the dedicated wedding and conference coordinators is the ideal place to host your next event. The civil ceremony licence has made it popular to hold both the wedding ceremony and celebration at the hotel, with the picturesque gardens proving ideal for photography.
Tel. 01473 684241
Trinity Park, Ipswich
Create the day of your dreams, from small and exclusive to comfortably seating 500 guests at your wedding breakfast, the perfect setting for your memorable photographs. As Suffolks only purpose built meeting and event centre, Trinity Park can host a conference for 1000, a dinner for 400 or a business meeting for 10 and is the perfect venue for all manner of special celebrations from weddings to balls and private parties.
Tel. 01473 707121www.trinityparkevents.co.uk
Kersey Mill, Kersey
Ideal location for outdoor events such as team building activities, private parties and wedding receptions. Choose from the chestnut beamed Victorian Maltings, the intimate Kiln Room and Mediterranean Harwood Room. With seating from 20 to 120 guests and dining for up to 170, a marquee can also expand your party to 300 guests.
Tel. 01473 820200
Black Lion Hotel, Long Melford
The event venue for all seasons sees you relaxing by a log fire with your guests in the winter or in the secluded walled Victorian garden in the summer. Wedding ceremonies are held in the Garden Dining Room and the Study seating 30 to 70 guests, exclusive use of this historic hotel can also be arranged. For corporate events, the Georgian Room seats 50 theatre style or 20-boardroom style, whilst smaller meetings are held in the Study seating up to 16 people.
Tel. 01787 312356
The Bildeston Crown, Bildeston
This newly renovated, award winning hotel draws upon its 15th century history and beautiful setting to create an atmospheric venue. The two private rooms can seat up to 18 people to celebrate a private dinner party or civil nuptials followed by a wedding breakfast for up to 120 guests, or for that special event, why not try our eight course Tasting Menu?
Tel. 01449 7450510
Priory Hall, Hadleigh
Every bride dreams of idyllic surroundings on her wedding day and few are more stunning than the beautiful Priory Hall in Hadleigh.
This stylish wedding venue can cater for up to 120 wedding guests in the Tudor hall and around 20 in the drawing room.
Tel. 01473 823185
Swan Hotel, Lavenham
Recently voted within the top twenty Top UK Hotels by Cond Nast, The Swans unique private dining rooms are the perfect setting to celebrate special occasions from intimate parties from 10 to a more lavish affair for up to 100 guests. For corporate events, the three meeting rooms seat from 2 to 30 delegates. Tel. 01787 247477
The Mill Hotel, Sudbury
Retaining its working features, this historic building with polished wood floors and oriental rugs offer a twist on tradition and a warm reception for up to 80 people. It has two main conference suites, four syndicate rooms and a full range of conference equipment.
Tel. 01787 375544
The Swan Hotel, Southwold
This wonderful retreat offers two lovely rooms to suit the seasons. The light and airy Reading Room is available for civil ceremonies seating 54 guests, while the dining room can cater for a larger reception and corporate parties of up to 80.
Tel. 01502 722186
The Ickworth Hotel and Apartments,
Bury St Edmunds
The east wing of Ickworth Hotel set in 1,800 acres of picturesque National Trust parkland offers a variety of rooms to suit parties large and small. The perfect place to entertain family, friends and colleagues, whether you are celebrating a birthday, christening, wedding or require a conference setting.
Tel. 01284 735350
Woodbridge School Enterprises
Historic Woodbridge School offers a magnificent backdrop whatever your occasion. Along with the fantastic scenery, the dedicated and experienced event team will ensure the smooth running of your day, whether it be a wedding, private party or corporate occasion.
Tel. 01394 385547
Impressive red brick Elizabethan mansion for your idyllic English countryside wedding, celebration or conference. The Grand Hall is licensed for ceremonies and private events for up to 100 guests. A marquee positioned in 300 acres of parkland is a popular choice for any size of wedding up to 200.
Tel. 01728 746704
Satis House Hotel, Yoxford
Elegant and stylish, Satis House is a Grade II listed Georgian House set in woodland. Licensed for civil ceremonies which can host up to 30 guests and advanced business and function facilities, you will find an in-house team to ensure your event runs smoothly.
Tel. 01728 668418
Belchamp Hall, Sudbury
This Queen Anne Style house, set in 1500 acres, offers an enchanting rural venue. Ideal for wedding ceremonies, the brick and flint parish church of St Mary is just a short walk from the house where you can indulge in the reception and celebrations. Groups of varying sizes, whether part of a wedding party or a corporate function, can be accommodated right up to 500 guests in a marquee on the lawn.
Tel. 01787 882216
Isaacs, Ipswich Waterfront
Recently refurbished, this historic waterside location is a good venue for your event. Isaacs is licensed for civil ceremonies and the romantic setting offers plenty of variety for photographs against the backdrop of the bustling marina. Inside, there are three rooms that can be used for weddings receptions, parties or corporate functions.
Tel. 01473 231177
Tuddenham Mill, Nr Newmarket
For intimate weddings, celebration dinners or for simply entertaining a group of business colleagues or friends, Tuddenham Mill offers an exceptional venue. Surrounded by 12 acres of countryside, this converted watermill provides two exclusive venue rooms. The Race Room, separated from the bar by the water wheel and with views of the original mill workings is perfect if you are looking for a secluded dining experience or party for a group of up to twelve people. Alternatively, the Terrace Room offers an intimate and unique environment for entertaining groups of up to 30.
Tel. 01638 713552
Shire Hall, Woodbridge
In the heart of Woodbridge, the magnificent 16th century Shire Hall is a stately setting for any event. Licensed for civil ceremonies, you can make your grand entrance via the steps into the frosted pink airy council chamber that can hold up to 80 people (seating for 50). Shire Hall can also be hired for meetings, presentations and private parties.
Tel. 01394 383599
Hengrave Hall, Bury St Edmunds
An exquisite Grade I listed Tudor manor house, Hengrave Hall offers the perfect ambience for any number of memorable occasions. Wedding ceremonies may be held either in the hall or the church next to it, with the wedding breakfast in the beautiful Long Gallery with its charming views of the west garden or in the dining room with its wonderful Jacobean fireplace.
Tel. 01284 768024
Butley Priory, Woodbridge
Originally an Augustinian Monastery (dating back to 1171) and now a beautiful wedding and event venue, Butley Priory is privately owned meaning that the cottage, grounds and whole house are available on an exclusive use basis. Weddings and events of different sizes can be easily catered for with space for up to 50 people inside the house and up to 120 guests in the marquee outside in this idyllic countryside venue.
Tel. 01394 450046
Contemporary health spa set in listed gardens thats all about health and wellbeing. All kinds of classes and workshops are held here so there is much on offer for day and corporate guests.
Tel: 01255 860050