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11 Best Wedding Venues in Suffolk

Author: Sue White

Bride to be in Suffolk? There are several hidden gems that you and your partner might not have come across, so we’ve put together a list of the best wedding venues in Suffolk to give you some ideas and help make that all-important decision a little easier. Why tie the knot in Suffolk? This beautiful East Anglian county features endless acres of countryside as well as the Heritage Coast, the rural Suffolk Heaths and Deadham Vale. The venues on this list boast unrivalled views and beautiful gardens so you won’t be short of photo opportunities. If Suffolk isn’t the region for you, don’t panic, we have a variety of wedding venues in other locations to choose from.

1) Woodhall Manor, Woodbridge

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Close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast, Woodhall Manor is a privately owned Elizabethan manor house surrounded by picturesque gardens. This exclusive-use wedding venue can accommodate anything from intimate gatherings to lavish celebrations. Want to extend your special occasion? Woodhall Manor has 12 luxury rooms and suites that you and your loved ones can book for the night. But that’s not all. There is also a cosy cottage that guests can stay in as well. Weddings at Woodhall Manor are completely bespoke so couples can add personal touches to make their special day individual. From a hearty wedding breakfast to fuel your day followed by a bountiful buffet, their experienced team will make it happen. Woodhall Manor also has facilities for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies, so whatever the weather, this wedding venue is an excellent choice.

2) Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa, Woodbridge

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Nestled in 34 acres of landscaped grounds, Seckford Hall is a wedding venue steeped in history and full of character. Their friendly team is experienced in planning all types of weddings to suit all faiths, cultures, and religions. They are also more than happy to tailor their service to suit your individual needs to ensure that your special day is bespoke to each couple. What’s special about Seckford? They have 42 individually designed bedrooms in their hotel and a luxury spa that you and your guests can book. This is perfect to help relieve the stress that naturally comes with wedding planning so you can wake up on your big day feeling your best! This wedding venue has a selection of indoor and outdoor spaces to choose from for both ceremonies and receptions. Sounds like the perfect wedding venue to me.

3) Hungarian Hall, Woodbridge

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Explore Hungarian Hall in Woodbridge, Suffolk, for your dream wedding. With exclusive access and versatile spaces like the elegant Danube Suite or the charming Victorian Summerhouse, Hungarian Hall offers tailored packages. The well-maintained grounds and expert chefs ensure a seamless transition from ceremony to reception. Experienced in hosting Asian weddings, Hungarian Hall caters to diverse traditions. For a unique and memorable celebration, book a visit today to start planning your special day.

4) Potton Hall, Woodbridge

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Next up is Potton Hall in Woodbridge. This fabulous venue offers couples a blend of elegance and natural beauty. Nestled in Suffolk’s countryside, Potton Hall exudes charm and sophistication, set in immaculately landscaped gardens with Waterfalls, Wild Flower Meadow, scented Rose pergolas and walkways. With indoor and outdoor ceremony options, personalised décor, and bespoke catering, Potton Hall ensures every detail reflects your unique style. From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, this exclusive venue promises a truly unforgettable wedding experience.

5) Hockwold Hall

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Located near three counties, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk, Hockwold Hall is in the ideal location. This wedding venue is set near 35 acres of parkland, and they have 5 acres of their own beautiful gardens that create the perfect backdrop for those all-important wedding photos. Hockwold Hall has a selection of function rooms available, so every couple will find one that suits their wedding vision. Their elegant dining room can host up to 50 guests, and their large garden marquee can host up to 180 guests, so they can accommodate weddings of all sizes. This wedding venue has bespoke wedding packages for couples to choose from that can be tailored to their needs and preferences so weddings here are extra special. Here’s the best part. This beautiful wedding venue and all of its facilities can be exclusively yours!

6) Easton Grange

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Next on the list of Suffolk wedding venues is Easton Grange which is an exclusive-use barn wedding venue. The River Deben flows right past this wedding venue which creates unique photo opportunities with a truly gorgeous backdrop. Weddings with up to 250 guests can be hosted here. The two adjoining wedding barns are versatile spaces. They can accommodate any aspect of your wedding day. The ceremony barn is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships, and then you and your guests can spend the evening in their reception barn. This beautiful barn wedding venue has a cosy and intimate feel which can create a romantic ambiance. Their dedicated team will be on hand to help with your wedding plans and preparations, from your initial enquiry to the special day itself. In terms of accommodation, they have a stunning bridal suite and 7 additional bedrooms with en-suites.

7) Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, Ipswitch

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Milsoms Kesgrave Hall is an impressive Georgian mansion nestled in 40 acres of breathtaking parklands which provides stunning views and a beautiful backdrop for pictures. Sounds like the perfect location to me. This unique wedding venue has a civil ceremony license for 60+ guests for indoor and outdoor ceremonies. Their woodland ceremony area is a great option for Summer weddings as you will be surrounded by natural beauty and tranquility. This unique wedding venue also has a hotel with 23 luxury bedrooms, an award-winning spa with a hot tub, sun deck, sauna, and relaxing treatments. There is also a dance floor, stage, microphone, and background speakers which can be sued for your wedding reception so you and your guests can dance the night away and celebrate the newlyweds. Their dedicated team will help you every step of the way, including their experienced chefs who can help to create a bespoke menu.

8) Fynn Valley Terrace, Ipswitch

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This countryside wedding venue boasts beautiful grounds, a golf course, enchanted woodlands, and a wraparound terrace. This wedding venue has both contemporary and rustic features, so you get the best of both worlds. This Suffolk wedding venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and couples have the option to exchange vows in their function room that overlooks their unforgettable surroundings. A wedding breakfast can be held in the Oak Room which is a light and airy space, with elegant furnishings. Cocktail receptions generally take place on their patio and terrace area. This gives guests the chance to mingle and use this opportunity to take photos and capture memories. Their marquee is also available during the warmer months and it’s wheelchair accessible so it’s perfect for everyone. This can host anywhere from 40 to 250 wedding guests, so it’s ideal for both intimate weddings and grand celebrations.

9) Retreat East, Ipswitch

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Next on the list of Suffolk wedding venues is Retreat East, which is a restored dairy farm. This wedding venue is surrounded by 35 acres of gorgeous Suffolk countryside and wildflower meadows. The barns are bursting with character and charm, and are suited to intimate weddings. Their farmhouse was designed with sustainability in mind so it makes the perfect venue for eco-friendly weddings. This stunning wedding venue is completely licensed for civil ceremonies and can accommodate up to 54 guests. Couples can exchange vows in their romantic Great Barn or the Farmhouse garden with up to 100 wedding guests with you. They can also host wedding receptions with up to 120 guests. Before the wedding or after, couples can enjoy the treatments at The Spa at Retreat East which can help relieve all of the stress that can come from this occasion.

10) Hengrave Hall

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This exclusive-use wedding venue Grade 1* listed Tudor mansion is surrounded by a 350-acre estate with a lake and an impressive outdoor wedding ceremony area. What makes this venue special? It has its own church just a few steps away from the wedding venue which is ideal for couples who are dreaming of a traditional ceremony. If these options weren’t enough, most of their function rooms on the ground floor are also licensed for civil ceremonies so you’ll be spoilt for choice. This wedding venue also features a terrace which makes the perfect location for a wedding reception in the Summer. Their exclusive caterers Milsom Catering deliver a high standard of service, food, and wine and will take the couple through every aspect of the planning process so they can be involved in creating their bespoke menus.

11) All Manor of Events

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Last on our list of wedding venues in Suffolk is situated just a few miles north of Ipswich in Suffolk. Couples can start their special day with a ceremony on their stunning grounds, and exchange their vows under the romantic archway. This space also provides the perfect backdrop for wedding day photos. Cocktail receptions can also be held in this versatile space. Alternatively, there is also the option to use their two indoor function rooms for a ceremony. Their Chestnut Barn can host up to 220 guests with plenty of room for seats, a dance floor, and live entertainment so you can party through the night. What more could you want? Couples can choose from their bespoke wedding packages, their collection includes a hearty breakfast, sparkling wine after the ceremony, a choice of a three-course meal, a spacious dance floor, and DJ, and more.

That’s all for the list of our favourite wedding venues in Suffolk. Be sure to check out all of these options and then you can find out more information if any of them caught your eye. Hopefully, these amazing venues have helped your search as we know it can be quite daunting when you don’t know where to start looking through the endless options. Remember, it doesn’t hurt to enquire about more than one as you can never have too many options, and you don’t want all of the dates to fill up. If sadly none of these wedding venues captured your heart, we have several other guides that you can use for inspiration!

Or if you would like to dive deeper into Suffolk and the surrounding areas to search for your dream wedding venue, then click here.

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5 Fun facts about Suffolk:

1) Ed Sheeran’s “Castle on the Hill” was written about a 12th-century castle in Framlingham, Suffolk.

2) Suffolk and Cheshire have the highest densities of ponds in the UK.

3) Jane Taylor, a young poet from Suffolk, wrote“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in 1806.

4) A few famous faces were born in Suffolk, including writer George Orwell, TV cook Delia Smith, actors Bob Hoskins, June Brown, and Ralph Fiennes, composer Benjamin Britten, and others.

5) Bury St Edmunds houses the smallest pub in Britain.

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Sue White

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