Boasting beautiful countryside, sweeping coastlines and bustling market towns, Suffolk is a very romantic county. We also have a huge variety of top Wedding Venues to choose from, including stately manor houses, traditional barns, quiet country hotels, secluded coastal retreats and chocolate box Inns and guesthouses.
We’ve narrowed down the options to the best Venues available – and there’s a choice to suit any budget too! All the venues below hold a wedding and civil partnerships license & to find out more about them simply click on the links below.
Farmhouse Garden Ceremony
Our beautiful Farmhouse garden temple is licensed for weddings. You can arrange your guests on either side of our lavender walk, amidst the fruit trees and pleached hornbeams of the intimate and romantic farm house garden. An English garden ceremony can be the most romantic of options, and because at Retreat East you have other indoor options, we will be able to adapt on the day to suit the weather and remove any stress on that front.
Great Barn Ceremony
Our Great Barn is an oak framed triple height space at the heart of Retreat East. The magnificent brick fireplace is the heart and soul of the building. The room is perfect for wedding feasts and celebrations but can also be adapted for a large ceremony if you require one indoors rather than in the farmhouse garden. Adjacent to the Great Barn is the bar area and Rose Room where guests can mingle before and after the ceremony.
You won’t find a more stunning mix of historic and modern than the 17th Century converted watermill at Tuddenham. This venue is truly unique and exclusive use of its many areas plus beautiful countryside surroundings, top quality food produced by AA rosette winning chefs and truly impressive accommodation make it the ideal place for a very special wedding day. The professional team will help you get every detail right and they can cater for up to 120 guests. Find out more about your options by contacting Tuddenham Mill
For a truly breathtaking venue in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, close to the picturesque village of Kersey and lovely town of Hadleigh, visit Kersey Mill. The Mill is set in 17 acres and dates back to the Doomsday Book. There’s a choice of suites – the larger Maltings function suite can cater for up to 180 while the smaller Kiln room, pictured above, seats up to 30. There’s also an option to hold a Marquee at Kersey Mill as they are licensed for music indoor and outdoors. But whichever venue you choose you can sweep up the driveway surrounded by beautiful gardens and large grounds, see Kersey Mill for more information on this extraordinary venue.
The 16th Century Ravenwood Hall, just outside Bury St Edumunds is a historic fairytale wedding venue. Steeped in history, the Hall has been restored over the years and has 14 double rooms – perfect for luxury accommodation for wedding guests. There are four locations for you to choose from for your big day; The light and airy Edwardian Pavilion with its own pretty garden, the alfresco Summer House by the pool, the Dining Room with a large Inglenook fireplace and original oak beams or The picturesque Lawns. The food is award winning and this venue is sure to make you and your guests feel special.
The Westleton Crown
Dating back to the 12th century, this traditional luxury Inn is situated in the heart of the pretty village of Westleton, just opposite the thatched village church. With indulgent AA 2 rosette award winning menus and fine wines, the charming Westleton Crown is a perfect choice for an intimate country wedding. They are licensed to hold civil ceremonies in 3 of the public rooms for up to 90 people or for something less formal how about a house-party wedding for up to 120 guests? You can have exclusive use including the 34 stylish bedrooms, not to mention the lovely terraced gardens in the summer months. Plan your visit to The Westleton Crown now.
The Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe
The Orwell Hotel is an independent 60 bedroom wedding and events hotel with a Civil Wedding Licence. This historic hotel, near the centre of the lovely seaside town of Felixstowe can provide a variety of options for your special day. Their largest function room can seat up to 200 guests for the wedding breakfast and up to 300 for your evening reception.
Wantisden Valley Shepherd’s Cottage
This beautiful and unique venue set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside provides wedding ceremonies, partnerships and receptions. The 18th Century Shepherd’s Cottage is a thatched building with gothic windows with an open log fire and enclosed gardens. Nestled on the edge of a medieval wood and lakes and licensed for intimate gatherings of up to 40 guests, it is the perfect wedding venue if you’re looking for something a bit unusual and very private. Find out more here – Wantisden Valley. They also have 2 barns for larger parties.
Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Village
Stonham Barns can create that perfect day just for you. Located in the stunning Suffolk Countryside this peaceful and romantic venue offers wonderful facilities in beautiful surroundings ideal for those perfect photographs. Our friendly and helpful team are always available to organise a personal package to make your dream wedding perfect and will be on hand to turn any ideas you have into reality. Offering a fully licenced bar, wedding entertainment arrangements, bespoke catering and much more see Stonham Barns Leisure & Shopping Village for full details.
The Northgate Room
If you or your partner are a bit of a bookworm or you just love Suffolk’s historic buildings, then take a look at The Northgate Room at Ipswich County Library. Built in 1924, 100ft long with a vaulted ceiling and old oak bookshelves and tables, this room has a very special feel to it and the incredible coloured glass windows depicting famous Suffolk figures make it all the more striking and unusual. The room is licensed for weddings and civil partnerships and can hold up to 40 people and they offer great prices for those on a budget. Click the link above for more photographs and to contact the Library.
High Lodge, Hinton, Nr Saxmundham
In an excellent location just off the A12 close to the coast and set amongst 120 acres of countryside, High Lodge Leisure offers modern facilities with a rural feel. You can choose between an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, they offer tailored packages to suit in their self contained Champion Suite, or you can choose a marquee in the grounds. The golf course and lakes act as a stunning backdrop for photographs. Their wedding planner will assist you with every detail of your big day and the on site accommodation consisting of 15 luxury lodges, 6 of which have private hot tubs means that you and your guests can relax and enjoy the party. To find out more see High Lodge Leisure
Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa
Located within 300 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside this 80 room hotel overlooks a private lake making the perfect backdrop for stunning photographs. There are several modern function rooms to choose from all with private terraces catering for all sizes of wedding parties. The excellent staff and talented chefs will make sure all aspects of your day are perfect. There are also 10 luxury Country Lodges to house your guests in style plus an excellent spa for some pre or post wedding pampering.
Trinity Park Events, Ipswich
Trinity Park Events, Ipswich, is the home of a premier wedding venue, offering exclusive use for your wedding ceremony and reception. The contemporary and flexible venue is set within 300 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds, a wonderful background for your wedding photographs, and perfect for outdoor receptions during the warmer months. The venue can be decorated to a theme of your choosing and fine, modern catering is available using the best locally-sourced ingredients.
Ufford Park, Woodbridge
Set in 120 acres of historic parkland overlooking the Deben valley, the modern Ufford Park Hotel boasts nine air-conditioned function rooms, which can host any sized wedding from intimate up to grandeous, the largest of which is the Deben Suite which offers spectacular views over the golf course from both balconies. Perfect for larger wedding ceremonies, the Deben Suite can accommodate up to 250 guests for a wedding breakfast. Or for smaller gatherings, try one one of the smaller suites. The hotel also offers 90 contemporary bedrooms plus of course a golf course and a lovely spa. Find out more here – Ufford Park Hotel
Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Ipswich
Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Ipswich is perfect for those of you who want you wedding to be a grand affair with an added ‘wow’ factor. This exquisite Grade 1 Listed Elizabethan Manor House is a truly spectacular sight, and more than caters for your celebration’s every need. In addition, Hintlesham Hall offers preferential B&B rates for wedding and civil partnership guests.