Your wedding day is the most special day of your life, so it’s understandable that you want to make it as memorable as possible. This starts with picking the right wedding venue – one that’s beautiful and picturesque for your dream wedding. Here are some great ideas for wedding venues in Suffolk, from wedding barns to venues in the breathtaking landscape that are sure to please both you and your guests!
This truly exquisite luxury wedding venue presents an all-inclusive experience beyond compare. Woodhall Manor is a Grade II listed, Elizabethan manor house and one of the best wedding venues in Suffolk.
It makes for both an exceptional outdoor or indoor wedding venue, boasting a number of intimate and atmospheric rooms to host an intimate civil ceremony or reception, as well as the main banqueting suite, situated in a converted barn, for larger wedding receptions.
Meanwhile, the walled garden provides the perfect spot for an outdoor Summer wedding, making for a truly gorgeous backdrop to your wedding photography! Situated on 4 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside with stunning gardens, Woodhall Manor offers everything you could ever wish for when it comes to hosting your wedding day. With its close proximity to the suffolk heritage coast, this really is one of the best wedding venues in Suffolk.
It makes for the perfect setting for indoor and outdoor ceremonies, and it is available as an exclusive use wedding venue, find out more about Woodhall Manor.
Bruisyard Country Estate
Bruisyard Hall describes itself as “Probably The Best Wedding Venue in Suffolk” and who am I to disagree with that. She’s an absolute beauty of a venue for either your vows, your wedding reception or for your whole wedding day!
A stunning country house, with a beautifully refurbished medieval barn, all set within 700 acres of gorgeous Suffolk countryside. Bruisyard Hall is sure to wow your wedding guests!
For any couples looking for something different this place ticks every box. With its rich history it would be hard not to find inspiration here when planning the perfect Suffolk Countryside Wedding, find out more about Bruisyard Country Estate.
The Tudor Barn, Belstead
The Tudor Barn Belstead is located in seven acres of beautifully kept, open wooded grounds in the village of Belstead. It is in Suffolk close to the Essex border. The Tudor Barn provides the idyllic venue for your special day as a barn wedding venue. Immaculately finished, the barn itself has an abundance of natural light and space to comfortably seat 120.
Additionally, it has a maximum indoor capacity of 150, for your wedding breakfast. During the summer months, even more seating can be achieved on the raised terrace and covered former horse yard. Consequently, in the evening portion of your celebrations, the capacity extends to 200 people.
The venue is a short walk to the picturesque Belsted Church. Many couples lead their guests down the short drive to the barn. The steps at the back of the barn provide a perfect location for group photos. Afterwards we can take the couple around the varied grounds of this wedding location.
The 7 acres of landscaped wooded grounds that surround the barn provide the perfect backdrop for wedding photographs. They can also be used to site additional marquee space. For example outdoor games can be enjoyed on the lower meadow. There are also fire pits for toasting marshmallows or keeping warm. You can even stage spectacular fireworks displays and so much more, find out more about The Tudor Barn.
Marquee and Tipi Weddings
Hiring tipis for your event is simple, and creating the right space is easily achieved. So if you have the vision to create a celebration that is loved by everyone, and to leave all guests with amazing first impressions and lasting memories, then finding a venue where you can have a Tipi may be for you. There are quite a few Suffolk wedding venues that have space for tipis too, one of my favourites is Tuddenham Mill.
Bursting with limitless opportunities to design your own wedding venue, tipi weddings provide a blank canvas to let your creativity and imagination run wild. Are we talking free-spirited festival vibes? Beautiful boho stylings? A modern day with traditional fairy-tale twists? Organic, earthy and DIY? Unlike traditional marquee hire, our tipis provide the opportunity to transform your wedding venue into a space that completely reflects the both of you as a couple.
Tipis are just so original and magical – the feeling you get when first walking into an enchanting tipi set up is utterly indescribable. There’s no doubt that they’re the kings of the wedding tent world! Whatever style you choose, you can be sure that your teepee wedding is exclusively yours, and completely different from a typical white marquee wedding!
The Hangar Kesgrave Hall
As one of Suffolk’s most exciting wedding venues, The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall in Ipswich is a truly spectacular and stylish setting for your day. With elegant silk decor draped along each wall accented with state-of-the-art lighting, it won’t take you long to understand why so many people have fallen in love with this magical atmosphere.
The Hangar is one of Milsom’s finest wedding venues in Ipswich, featuring suspended lighting creates the perfect ambience for your first dance, and oversized leather sofas provide your guests with the opportunity to recline in the height of luxury in this Suffolk wedding venue.
If a stunning wedding venue in Ipswich is what you’re looking for, this great wedding reception venue in Suffolk has a total capacity for up to 250 wedding guests. Milsoms Kesgrave Hall also holds a civil wedding licence, so there’s no need to go elsewhere for your civil ceremony! Enjoy your wedding at this elegant Suffolk venue from start to finish, and savour the reality of every moment of your special day while it lasts.
Hungarian Hall offers the perfect wedding venue near Woodbridge for those couples looking for a chance to have a unique and exclusive wedding. We’re able to offer wedding ceremonies and wedding receptions in the same place, ideal for guests travelling from afar.
Wedding receptions are held in the luxurious marquee which can hold up to 200 seated guests but can also be extended to accommodate up to 400 guests for Asian style weddings. We can also cater for smaller receptions inside our Danube suite or by reducing the size of the marquee.
The wedding marquee is nestled into landscaped gardens for which you and your guests have exclusive use. The marquee interior can be tailored to individual colour schemes and themed weddings to provide a truly bespoke wedding venue.
Wilderness Reserve Weddings
You may say I've saved the best till last with the Wilderness Reserve on the Sibton Estate. Rolling Suffolk landscapes are unmistakably English, set amongst 8,000 rural acres, seven miles inland from the seaside town of Southwold and two hours from London. Wilderness Reserve consists of two adjoining estates: ‘Chapel Barn Estate’, a 15th century thatched long barn, and ‘Sibton Park Estate’, a Grade II* Georgian mansion. Both are set in their own private parklands with a collection of beautifully appointed barns, spa farmhouses and cottages offering a total of 86 bedrooms in 18 houses, and a wide variety of wedding reception venues (60-300 guests) both inside and outside.
Each estate is available separately or together. Your wedding at Wilderness Reserve comes with the freedom to create your own unique wedding. We are happy for you to treat this 8,000-acre nature reserve as a blank canvas. They cater for a maximum of 10 weddings per estate each year, either over a long weekend or mid-week, all on an exclusive estate use basis. The experienced wedding coordinators, hosts and chefs, together with other support staff, can work either directly with you or with your wedding planner to create a unique and memorable wedding in one of the most remote areas in England.
Once you’ve chosen Wilderness Reserve as the ideal venue to celebrate your wedding, they will even arrange a complimentary night’s stay in one of their cottages or, alternatively, if you are rushed for time, a day-return helicopter up to one hour each way flight for up to six people (London is 40mins each way). During your overnight stay or day trip, you will meet the entire team of experienced wedding coordinators, hosts, florists, sample our chef ’s cuisine, meet our spa manager and head ranger, visit the houses and various ceremony and reception venues, and discuss every detail to ensure that your wedding is exquisitely planned and truly memorable.