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#1

Ipswich & Suffolk Club

Archdeacon House, Northgate St, IP1 3BX, Ipswich, Suffolk
Up to 100 guests
The Ipswich and Suffolk Club is a private members club that offers a varied range of social, sporting and fine dining benefits to its members and is also available for hire to both members and non-members as a fine venue for small to medium-sized meetings, conferences, civil weddings, private parties and functions.

Tucked unobtrusively between Northgate Street, and Tower Street, in the shadow of St Mary Le Tower Church, the club has provided a haven for its members since the 19th Century and The Ipswich & Suffolk Club has long been referred to as one of Suffolk’s best-kept secrets.


Formerly the residence for the Archdeacon of Suffolk, Archdeacon's House was built on the site of the original Archdeacon's Palace and is steeped in history. The building today is mainly 18th/19th Century but does retain some of the 16th/17th Century structure. The 15th Century gatehouse fronting Northgate Street was originally commissioned by William Pykenham in 1471 and is the oldest remaining evidence of the original building. More information on the Pykenham Gatehouse can be found here.


Inside Archdeacon’s House, the club offers a comfortable and elegant venue for its many social activities and its grounds provide a convenient town-centre parking facility exclusively for its members.
#2

Wherstead Park

The Street, Wherstead, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 2BJ, Ipswich, Suffolk
Up to 300 guests
We are home to one of Suffolk and East Anglia’s most versatile party venues; our glass-roofed Atrium with a year-round temperate climate, has space for up to 320 for a formal dinner or 500 for an informal affair. Alternatively (or additionally!), our lovingly restored Grade II Listed Georgian Mansion provides a dramatic and sumptuous space for an informal reception up to 150 or a meal for up to 60. Our grounds are perfect for fairs and festivities, too!

We know that a great event demands great food, and our partnership with the fantastic Patricia Sharman and Company means we offer an occasion worth remembering. From school proms to Christmas party nights in Ipswich, Wherstead Park will deliver your event seamlessly and our events professionals will be on hand throughout, meaning you can relax and enjoy yourself.


• Stunning Georgian mansion

• A modern, contemporary Atrium

• Every occasion held here is a completely bespoke event

• Spectacular, beautiful staircase

• Superb food and drinks

• Ideally located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
#3

Woolverstone Hall

Ipswich High School, Main Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP9 1AZ, Ipswich, Suffolk
£3500
Up to 200 guests
Woolverstone Hall is simply a stunning location for your wedding day. The Grade I listed building has a rich and interesting history which, combined with our 84 acres of parkland and beautiful river views offers a unique and beautiful setting for your big day.

Most of our couples choose to have their ceremony in the ornate Leggett Room within Woolverstone Hall, while those looking for a more traditional service opt for our on-site flint church, St Michael’s. Find out more about our ceremony options.


Our Orangery, with incredible natural light via decorative doors out to our beautifully maintained gardens offers the perfect reception space. The Orangery can seat 120 people for the wedding breakfast and additional evening guests. Our licence enables you to party until 1am, considerably later than many similar venues.




With no fixed packages, no fixed menus, no limitations on your choices of photographer, florist, caterer and no minimum number of guests, your wedding day will be every bit as personal and special as you could wish for. That said, we are happy to recommend local trusted suppliers for your big day.


And to really put the icing on the cake (cheesecake or cupcake – the choice is ultimately yours!) when you book Woolverstone Hall you can be assured that the venue is exclusively yours for the day. Ready to find out more? Contact us now for your private tour.




• Exclusive use of the venue

• Beautiful surroundings by the River Orwell

• Grade I listed 18th Century Mansion

• Convenient location close to Ipswich

• Church on site for traditional ceremonies
#4

Woodhall Manor

Woodhall Drive, Sutton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3EG, Woodbridge, Suffolk
£5000
Up to 200 guests
Woodhall Manor is an exclusive wedding venue in Suffolk with the pleasure of offering a number of different rooms for your wedding day, from the beautiful reception rooms of the Manor House steeped in history, to the Banqueting Suite and Long Bar for your evening reception. With all you need for every aspect of the perfect wedding day, however big or small your guest list is, you can be sure to have the wedding of your dreams at Woodhall Manor.

For luxury weddings in Suffolk with up to 36 guests, you can enjoy an intimate ceremony in the Manor House, with room for the perfect celebration for up to 50 guests in the evening.


Our Banqueting Suite can seat up to 130 guests for the wedding breakfast, once the meal is over all guests are able to move through to our purpose built Long Bar for the evening party. With a stage built in and lighting included, this is the perfect room for up to 200 guests to dance and celebrate the night away before retiring to one of our exquisite Manor luxury bedroom suites.


Choosing your wedding venue in Suffolk is a big decision. It is the framework upon which you build your perfect day, so we understand the importance of making sure that all the elements are in place to create a wonderful, memorable experience for you and your guests.


At Woodhall Manor we don’t just rely on the stunning appearance and charming ambience of our house and gardens to make your wedding special. Our superior event rooms, first-rate accommodation and attentive service all play their part at making your big day truly special, especially with our expert wedding and event managers on hand to help make sure everything goes smoothly.


And if that’s not enough to reassure you, take a look at our testimonials page to discover why we’ve been voted The Wedding Industry Experts’ Most Popular Ceremony Venue.


• Formal wedding breakfasts for 140 guests or buffets for 200

• 14 individually designed en-suite bedrooms

• Four beautiful reception rooms including a private bar

• Evening entertainment in the ‘Long Bar’ with a stage, bar, dance floor and disco lights

• Exclusive, bespoke menu choices
#5

Le Talbooth

Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7, Colchester, Essex
£1750
Up to 180 guests
Set beside the natural beauty of the River Stour lays one of the finest wedding venues in Colchester, Le Talbooth, where you can enjoy your wedding your way.
Providing a magical setting for any wedding, whether dining in the riverside restaurant or dancing in the Marquee on the upper terrace, the setting is picture perfect. Working seamlessly with nearby country house hotel Maison Talbooth that offers 12 luxury bedrooms, pool house and spa, this wedding location is sure to impress.

Le Talbooth caters for every kind of wedding reception, from small and intimate in the Weavers Room to larger parties in the River Room. The Marquee on the upper terrace, with its unrivalled position beside the river Stour offers a flexible space and is perfect for an intimate wedding for 50 as well as a larger party for up to 150 guests.

Established in 1952, this Essex wedding venue is located in the heart of Constable Country and enjoys a stunning natural backdrop to help create memories that will last a lifetime.
#6

Maison Talbooth

Stratford Road, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6HN
Up to 50 guests
WELCOME TO MILSOM WEDDINGS
We have a number of outstanding venues for you to choose from with a variety of formats and configurations. We invite you to book a viewing today and look forward to showing you around.


Our aim is to help you to reduce any hassle and heighten the anticipation, planning the smallest details so you don’t have to worry. Explore our stunning wedding venues in Essex and Suffolk, feast your eyes on our delectable catering menus, and experience the finest accommodation and exceptional service.


Whether you are planning a small wedding reception for your closest friends and family, or something more grand with 300 guests, we’re here to help and would love to hear your wedding day ideas.


• Highest rated hotel in Essex complete with spa, outdoor pool, hot tub and tennis court

• Located in the heart of the constable country

• Stunning views across the Dedham Vale

• Licensed for civil ceremonies for small occasions with up to 50 guests

• 12 bedrooms for luxury overnight accommodation

• Great transport links via train and motorway
#7

Kenton Hall Estate

Kenton Hall, Estate, Kenton, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6JU, Stowmarket, Suffolk
Up to 200 guests
Kenton Hall Estate is privately owned and family run. In recent years, the estate has been developed into a successful and diversified rural business which incorporates four main enterprises: productive arable farm, Longhorn cattle herd producing high quality beef, wedding venue, glamping site and cookery school. At Kenton Hall Estate, we extend the warmest of welcome to friends and guests alike. Our aim is to always provide a wonderful experience, personal service and very special memories.

THE KENTON HALL ESTATE PROMISE

As a privately owned, family run estate we are proud that our firm belief in quality is expressed in all that we do. We understand that our venue can only be enhanced by a commitment to providing a wonderful experience, personal service and the highest standards in every venture we undertake, and that is what makes Kenton Hall Estate so unique. It is our promise of quality, to you.This will give you a real sense of our charming, unique and relaxed setting. Kenton Hall Estate offers a stunning Suffolk wedding venue with glamping accommodation.


YOUR WEDDING AT KENTON HALL ESTATE

Your day is completely unique so we tailor a bespoke service to suit your needs. Together with our experienced events team, chef and bar company we will help to create and deliver the Kenton Hall promise of a wonderful experience, personal service and very special memories. With Kenton Hall Estate you can get the following:


Exclusive use of a stunning venue in the heart of the countryside

Unique Woodland wedding blessings

Wedding receptions for up to 150 seated guests, with evening receptions for up to 200 guests

Expert event Co-ordination on-the-day

Glamping accommodation for up 20 guests

Expert catering service led by renowned Suffolk chef, Peter Harrison

Fantastic bar service with local bar company Cellar 27
#8

Glemham Hall

Little Glemham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 0BT, Woodbridge, Suffolk
Up to 200 guests
A choice of three locations in which to hold your wedding ceremony. The Grand Hall (for up to 95 guests), the Drawing Room (for up to 40 guests) and our outdoor venue, the Summerhouse (for up to 95 guests).

All three areas are very distinctive and we pride ourselves in offering a very personal service to ensure you have the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of.


In the walled garden, our luxurious marquee is available all year around making it suitable for Summer and Winter wedding receptions. Ivory linings and glass chandeliers create a stylish backdrop for you to decorate as you wish. A wooden floor with under-floor heating ensure that your guests remain warm and cosy throughout the colder months.


In warmer weather, the window walls of the marquee can be rolled up allowing your guests to view the gardens and feel the gentle Summer breeze whilst enjoying dinner.


A fully licensed ‘proper’ bar and a dance floor (with starlight cloth above) are provided to create the perfect location for your wedding reception – with everything in one space ensuring that the party is kept flowing to the end of the night.


Located at the top of the Grand Staircase at Glemham Hall is what is affectionately known as, Lady B’s Room, named after the owner’s late grandmother Lady Blanche Cobbold.


A suite of three rooms includes a bedroom, dressing room and bathroom allows the bridal party a time to relax and prepare on the morning of the wedding.


• Excellent rates for mid-week and weekend weddings

• Licensed for Civil Ceremonies & Partnerships for up to 100 guests

• Exclusive Use of our 300 acre estate

• Licensed for Outdoor Civil Ceremonies in The Summerhouse

• Ceremonies and Receptions can be hired separately or together
#9

Sibton Park

Sibton Park, Sibton, IP17 2LZ, Suffolk, Suffolk
Up to 200 guests
The first thing you see, as you drive towards Sibton Park, is a semi-circle of tall Ionic columns welcoming you to the manor.

Heavy boots crunch over grey gravel to reach the dramatic front of house.


This Georgian country house is the luxurious heart of the estate, designed by the celebrated architect Decimus Burton, and ready to be your home-from-home for the trip.


Staff welcome you in, bags are forgotten about and guests run through the entrance to check out the large rooms, soft beds, cosy cinema room and roll top baths.


The rest of your guests are scattered around the cottages, barns and stunning farmhouses around the estate. They divide up bedrooms, padding across heated floors to claim their en suite, and making cups of tea in modern kitchens.


The lucky head go off into the parkland (5,000 acres they’re told) and find Hex Cottage, the spot for romance. Electricity-free, this is where long chats are had by candlelight.


Bird enthusiasts in your party head out to discover over 100 different species. They trek from meadow to meadow looking for the Reed Warbler and meeting a host of other creatures on the way. Meanwhile the estate cooks start the preparation for this evening’s feast for 24.


They’ll dine under the stars and then retreat to the Orangery to dance into the night.
#10

Thorpeness Country Club

The Benthills, Thorpeness, IP16 4NU, Suffolk, Suffolk
£70
Up to 200 guests
Wow your guests with a wedding at this never to be forgotten... one of a kind venue. Thorpeness Country Club is an utterly unique and charming beachside hideaway, just a pebble’s throw from the sea on the Suffolk coast. Nestled in the heart of Thorpeness village, the Country Club is cosseted by history, beauty and coastal charm. Our exclusive lawned area has direct access to the beach making a truly wonderful backdrop for your photographs and a perfect setting for your guests to enjoy drinks and canapés. From the moment you book your celebration until the day you say ‘I do’, our dedicated wedding specialist is on hand to help you organise your day from start to finish. We’ll make sure that everything happens just as you want it to.

We believe that the very best wedding receptions are underpinned by creating and serving you and your guests’ exceptional food. Our chefs use only the best, fresh seasonal produce and will be more than happy to tailor any menu to match your theme and personal taste. Whether it’s a wedding breakfast, light bites, afternoon tea, buffet, barbecue or a five-course sit down meal; we can create your perfect reception menu. We can accommodate up to 140 guests for a sit down meal and up to 200 for an informal reception.



• Exclusive venue hire

• Two beautiful rooms licensed for civil ceremonies

• Extensive gardens perfect for outdoor marquee receptions

• Direct access to the beach

• Dedicated wedding co-ordinator to help you create your dream wedding

• Bespoke menus from our team of chefs
#11

The Coach House, Marks Hall Estate

Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1TG, Colchester, Essex
£3350
Up to 250 guests
The Coach House is situated within Marks Hall, a 250 acre arboretum nestled within 2,500 acres of rural estate. An 18th Century Coach House with brick and exposed timber frames was once used to house horse drawn coaches for the Mansion House. With its own private garden, which flowers throughout the summer season, the coach house is filled with charm, ambience and character. The perfect location to hold your wedding.

• The perfect setting for your big day

• The Coach House is full of charm and character and is the perfect space to tailor to your own theme and style

• Available for venue hire only (source your own suppliers) or you can choose from our wedding packages

• The stunning garden is the ideal space for your outdoor ceremony

• The Arboretum is a wonderful setting for photographs

• Easily located from Braintree, Chelmsford and Colchester, just off the A120 at Coggeshall
#12

Prested Hall

Feering, Colchester Essex, CO5 9EE, Colchester, Essex
£7500
Up to 150 guests
Prested Hall is a charming exclusive wedding venue in Essex. A beautiful 15th century part-moated manor house, Prested is probably one of the county’s best kept secrets. Set in 75 acres of beautiful parkland, Prested is relaxing, stylish and peaceful.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing boutique hotel, a spa day in Essex, or an exclusive wedding venue in Essex, Prested Hall delivers. With stylish interiors, beautiful grounds and friendly accommodating staff, it remains unequalled in north Essex.


In contrast with many other wedding venues, when you hold your wedding at Prested you’ll have exclusive use of the whole manor house. This enables you to really relax and make Prested your own.


Not Just A Hotel

Prested has hosted many weddings, celebrations and special occasions. Our brides regularly refer to us as “just perfect” due to our emphasis on making everyone feel relaxed and looked after. Other than your guests and staff, no one else will have access to Prested on your special day. The 16 beautiful bedrooms and lovely period reception rooms are exclusively yours.


Adjacent to the Hall itself stands the health club & spa. Prested has a large well-equipped health club, a 20 mtr pool and sauna. For those who like to be pampered, there is also an Elemis spa and holistic treatment rooms and a variety of racket sports including real tennis and Padel tennis. All hotel guests are welcome to use the health club facilities, as well as booking treatments in the spa.


Exclusive wedding venue in Essex

Most importantly, at Prested, we’re committed to you having the best day ever. Each and every one of our weddings has a personal wedding manager assigned to look after them. Experienced and professional, they’ll liaise with your suppliers and confirm timings and schedules for the big day.


Consequently, our wedding managers keep everything running smoothly, leaving you to enjoy the day. Certainly nothing is too much trouble for us, we are here to help and keep your stress levels to a minimum. Furthermore, every wedding is of equal importance to us. Whether you are rocking the marquee with 140 guests or enjoying an intimate package with just 34, you’re more than just another booking to us.


Prested is just off Junction 24 of The A12, near Kelvedon and Feering. Within easy reach of the A12 yet a world away from the stresses of life. Come and see for yourself, a warm welcome awaits you at Prested Hall.
#13

Compasses At Pattiswick

Compasses Road, Pattiswick, Essex, CM77 8BG
Up to 150 guests
Aside from weddings and corporate events, The Compasses at Pattiswick provides an ideal location to gather friends and family to celebrate your special occasion. Our venue is perfect for anniversaries, christenings, birthday parties or simply an excuse to gather your nearest and dearest in beautiful surroundings with attentive service and excellent food.

With so many years of experience in event management, The Compasses team will work with you to put together your perfect party – taking care of all the arrangements for you or working alongside you as we tackle the exciting arrangements together.


From formal seated dinners to buffets, BBQs and hog roasts, our flexible catering team allow us to tailor any event to suit your requirements, leaving you free to relax with your guests and a glass of bubbly!


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Bespoke packages to suit all budgets and requirements

• Exclusive hire available, with grounds to accommodate marquees or teepees

• Tailored menus created using fresh, locally sourced produce

• In house florist and prop hire available

• Countryside setting, located just off the A120 and just 20 minutes from Stansted Airport
#14

Braxted Park

Braxted Park Estate Essex, CM8 3EN, Witham, Essex
Braxted Park is a beautiful Queen Anne house set in its own historic and unique parkland setting in the heart of Essex. It has been the family home of the Clark family since it was purchased on behalf of the Plessey Company by Sir Allen Clark in 1946. Since that time it has been developed by successive generations of the family into a highly successful and diversified rural business which incorporates five main enterprises: weddings and events, property management, a 9 hole parkland golf course, one of the best partridge shoots in the UK and a productive arable farm.

Braxted Park welcomes your interest. It is not only a beautiful and unusual place. It is also an important feature of the local community and environment and has a vital role to play in terms of local employment as well as heritage conservation. All our businesses contribute to this beautiful estate’s maintenance as one of the jewels in the Essex landscape and we thank you for visiting our website.
#15

Forrester Park

Forrester Park Beckingham Road, Great Totham,, CM9 8EA, Maldon, Essex
Forrester Park is available for private daytime and evening celebrations throughout the year and we are open every day from 7.30am for eating, drinking and socialising. We also have beautiful gardens and grounds.

The first floor Forresters Suite accommodates 200 a dance and 120 for a sit-down dinner while the Clubrooms can hold 200 for a dance and 40 for a sit-down dinner. Each has its own bar, dance floor and cloakrooms.The two areas can also be hired together (the ‘whole house’) if you wish to have separate areas for dining and dancing.


The Clubrooms and Willow Room are open every day for lunch and there is no hire charge for group bookings. Our Forresters Suite and Oak Room can be hired for private lunchtime dining for groups of up to 20 (Oak Room) or 120 (Forresters Suite).
#16

St Peter’s Hall

St. Peter's Hall South Elmham Near, NR35 1NQ, Bungay, Suffolk
St. Peter’s Hall and Restaurant is nestled in beautiful, unspoilt countryside on the Norfolk/Suffolk border. St. Peter’s is a much loved, iconic, historic and romantic building dated from 1280 with a picturesque moat, outside terrace and lawned beer garden.
#17

Spains Hall Estate

Finchingfield, Braintree CM7 4NJ, CM7 4NJ, Braintree, Essex
£1200 
The Estate is the perfect place to enjoy the countryside. Get away from it all in rural North Essex, just a stones throw from Braintree, Saffron Walden, Haverhill, Stansted Airport, the M11, Cambridge and Chelmsford. As a working farming estate we care deeply about our environment, woodlands and the wildlife we provide a home for. Check out our blog for the latest news.

Stay with us in a lovely self-catering holiday cottage or our seculded campsite.

Whilst here why not also spend some time carp fishing, or endulge your passion for photography in one of our dedicated wildlife photography hides? In winter months enjoy the fruits of the forest with our sustainably produced wild venison. If you live near us why not join our farm rides scheme and ride your horse over 12 miles of private off-road tracks.


It's not all about your time off either. Our cottages are available for business accommodation, and as gap accommodation when you need a place to stay between house moves.
#18

Hatfield Place

The Street, London Road, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2ET, Witham, Essex
Hatfield Place is an exquisite Georgian country house set in fifteen acres of undulated rural parkland adjoining the River Ter…. the perfect setting for your wedding celebration and all exclusively yours.

The venue is located half mile from the village of Hatfield Peverel in Essex with excellent transport links to the A12 and M25, making us within easy reach of London, Kent, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.


We offer privacy, exclusivity and of course flexibility whether you decide to have one very special day or a wedding weekend.the choice is yours. Our experienced wedding team and dedicated wedding co-ordinators will be on hand throughout your planning and preparations to ensure the smooth running of your day.
#19

The Granary Estates

The Estates Office, Parsonage Lane, Woodditton, CB8 9RZ, Suffolk, Suffolk
Up to 200 guests
THE GRANARY ESTATES OFFERS TWO OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND EXCLUSIVE COUNTRYSIDE VENUES ON THE SUFFOLK AND CAMBRIDGESHIRE BORDER

Found in the charming village of Woodditton just outside Newmarket, stands The Granary Barns. From the classic flint walls on its approach, the original timber beams on display throughout, to the picturesque cornfields surrounding the grounds, the 18th century Granary Barn is the perfect setting for a relaxed and intimate wedding day.


The venue consists of two original barns linked by an open glass walkway with a stunning private courtyard in between, ideal for a relaxed drinks reception. Holding a license for ceremonies, the barns are perfect for intimate celebrations and can also accommodate larger weddings for up to 175 guests.


The Estates’ dedicated and enthusiastic Events Team have the knowledge and experience to provide full support in assisting couples to organise their special day from the early booking stages right through to the end of the evening reception.


Both venues combine luxury and professional services making sure your event is one to remember.
#20

The Warren Estate Weddings

The Warren Estate Woodham Walter,, CM9 6RW, Maldon, Essex
Setting the scene for your special day is our spectacular driveway, meandering towards The Rose Barn through ancient parkland. The venue nestles in a gentle and peaceful valley, with first sight for your guests being our manicured lawns and stunning borders with climbing roses. As an outside setting for spring and summer weddings The Warren Estate is unique.

Our highly trained Chefs are passionate about what they do, offering an extensive choice of delicious options for canapes, wedding breakfast and evening food. We aim to exceed your guest’s expectations, with beautiful presentation, generous portions and exquisite flavours.

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