Showcasing scenic coastlines, panoramic views of the countryside, and eventful towns, the county of Suffolk is the ideal destination for your special day. Suffolk boasts a myriad of incredible wedding venues, including peaceful country hotels, traditional farm barns, stately manor houses, chocolate box Inns, guesthouses, and secluded seaside retreats.
With countless options suited for any budget, we have narrowed down the best wedding venues for your consideration. Below are some of the top wedding venues in Suffolk, all holding a civil partnership and wedding license.
Retreat East Farmhouse Barn Ceremony
The awe-striking Farmhouse garden temple is the ideal place for a lovely wedding with a natural flair, being fully licensed. Arrange your guests to be seating on both sides of the lavender walk, immersed in the pleached hornbeams and fruit trees of the romantic and intimate garden. This is an idyllic location for an authentic English wedding. You will have a choice of hosting your guests indoors or outdoors, and our team will adapt your special day according to the weather and all other elements.
It would be hard to find a more beautiful combination of modernity and history than this converted watermill from the 17th century. This venue provides an exceptional and exclusive experience with its multiple areas and picturesque countryside surroundings, in addition to excellent food created by AA rosette-winning cooks and excellent accommodation. It is, therefore, an excellent location for a distinct and memorable wedding day. The team of professionals will assist you in getting everything exactly as you want it, and they can accommodate 120 guests.
Great Barn Ceremony
The Great Barn is a triple-height, oak-framed area and is the heart of the venue. To add ambience and atmosphere to the day, the incredible brick fireplace serves as the soul of the building. The room can house a large ceremony and is ideal for a lovely wedding feast if you prefer an indoor reception. The Rose Room and the bar area are both adjacent to the Great Barn, so guests can relax and get to know each other prior to and after the memorable ceremony.
The beautiful setting of Kersey Mill, situated in the heart of the countryside, near the charming village of Kersey and the quaint town of Hadleigh, offers an unforgettable experience. The mill sits on 17 acres and is listed in the Doomsday Book. There are several different suites to choose from, including the bigger Maltings function suite, which can accommodate 180 guests, and the Kiln room, which is a bit smaller and can accommodate 30. You can also make use of Kersey Mill to hold a marquee as they are authorised for music both indoors and outdoors. You may gather up the driveway immersed in the gorgeous gardens and expansive terrain, regardless of the venue you decide on.
The Hall, situated just outside Bury St Edmunds, is a historic fairy-tale wedding venue. Over the years, Ravenwood Hall has been restored, and it now has numerous double rooms for luxurious wedding guest accommodation. Your wedding can take place at the Summer House next to the pool, The Edwardian Pavilion, the Dining Room, which has authentic oak beams, an impressive Inglenook fireplace, or the scenic Lawns, all of which are beautiful, light, and airy. The food here is outstanding, and your guests will undoubtedly be wowed.
Wantisden Valley Shepherd’s Cottage
Weddings, partnerships, and receptions can all be held at this unique and beautiful location set in the Suffolk countryside. Shepherd’s Cottage is a thatched structure with gothic windows and open log fires in addition to enclosed gardens and gothic windows. Wantisden Valley, a picturesque setting on the edge of a wood and lake, is an excellent venue for a small, private wedding if you’re seeking something a bit different. Barns are also available for larger, more extravagant parties.
The Westleton Crown
Westleton Crown Inn is a historic 12th-century pub located in the village of Westleton, near the thatched church. With excellent AA 2 rosette award-winning cuisine and premium wines, Westleton Crown Inn is an outstanding place for a quaint country wedding. You and your guests can celebrate in style in one of the inn’s three public rooms, reserving them for a civil ceremony for 90 guests, or for a more informal setting, a house-party ceremony for 120 people. In addition to the elegant terraced gardens, you may have exclusive use of 34 elegant bedrooms.
The Orwell Hotel (Felixstowe)
There are 60 independent wedding and event hotels in Orwell in the beautiful coastal town of Felixstowe. The Orwell Hotel is one of these, and it has a Civil Wedding License. Whatever type of event you are planning, you may find what you are looking for here. Their biggest function room can accommodate 200 guests for a wedding breakfast or up to 300 for a charming evening reception.
Stonham Barns Leisure and Retail Village
With Stonham Barns, you can create the perfect day. Situated in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, this tranquil and serene venue offers excellent services in incredible surroundings, making it the perfect environment for taking the ideal pictures to fill your wedding album. Our team is always on call to help you create the perfect wedding by putting together a custom package. You can count on Stonham Barns Leisure & Shopping Village to provide everything from a fully licensed bar to entertainment to bespoke catering.
High Lodge, Hinton (Saxmundham)
High Lodge Leisure is situated near the coast and amid 120 acres of serene countryside, providing modern facilities in an idyllic setting. You may host a large party or a small gathering in their Champion Suite, which is self-contained, or you may use a marquee on the grounds. Every aspect of your big day can be coordinated by your wedding planner, and the gorgeous setting of the lakes and golf course provides the perfect backdrop for pictures. You and your guests can enjoy the party and relax in one of six private hot tubs in one of the 15 on-site lodges.
The Northgate Room
If you or your partner is a bit of a bibliophile or if you love Suffolk’s historic structures, check out the Northgate Room. This 100-foot-long room with an arched ceiling, age-old oak bookshelves and desks, and colourful glass windows featuring renowned Suffolk historical figures are quite fascinating and unusual. Up to 40 people can be accommodated in the library room, which is licensed for weddings and civil unions.
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
This 80-room hotel is situated on 300 acres of stunning countryside, overlooking a secluded lake. There are numerous contemporary function rooms to accommodate wedding parties of all sizes, all of which have private terraces. Everything will be taken care of by the talented chefs and well-trained staff on your special day. In addition to the ten luxurious Country Lodges, there is also a wonderful spa to provide post or pre-wedding pampering.
Ufford Park (Woodbridge)
Ufford Park Hotel, situated on the banks of the Deben River, can host a massive range of wedding events, ranging from intimate to extravagant, thanks to its nine function rooms with modern amenities, such as air-conditioners. The Deben Suite offers magnificent views of the golf course from both terraces, making it an ideal venue for bigger wedding ceremonies such as a wedding breakfast for 250 people. Also, the hotel features 90 contemporary rooms, in addition to a reviving spa and a world-class golf course.
Trinity Park Event (Ipswich)
Trinity Park Events is an exclusive wedding venue in Ipswich, where you can hold your wedding reception and lovely ceremony. The venue’s gorgeous landscaped grounds provide the perfect setting for wedding photos and outdoor receptions in the warmer summer months and are a flexible and contemporary venue. Your chosen theme can be implemented in the venue, and excellent, locally sourced food will be provided.
Hintlesham Hall Hotel (Ipswich)
Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Ipswich, is the ideal location for those wishing for a grand wedding with an ‘awe’ effect. This magnificent Elizabethan Grade 1 listed manor house is a wonderful sight, and it fulfils every need of your celebration. Furthermore, B&B rates are offered for weddings and civil unions at Hintlesham Hall.