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All about the Groom: wedding ideas in Norfolk

10 Dec 2018

Give your groom the best wedding experience possible by drawing on the products and services of these Norfolk-based businesses

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Grooms are playing an increasing part in wedding planning – a marriage is a partnership of equals so why shouldn’t organising the most important day of your lives be a joint effort? Here’s a look at Norfolk wedding professionals who are ready, willing and able to help the main man have a wonderful, stress-free time while he does his bit in the run-up to the celebrations and on the big day itself.

Stag at High Lodge Leisure Ltd

Nestled in 120 acres of Suffolk woodland, High Lodge offers the perfect stag and hen party. You will find a selection of superb packages to suit all from a full day of fun and activities to a peaceful weekend retreat relaxing in one of 19 luxury lodges, some with private hot tubs. Exciting activities include clay shooting, a nine-hole golf course, air rifle ranges, archery, fishing lakes and foot golf. The club house is open daily, so why not start your day with a hearty, full English breakfast or refuel midday with a range of lunches? Your day does not have to end there; continue your celebrations into the evening by staying on-site with friends and family in a luxury lodge. Whatever your group size or budget, the expert team will put together a bespoke package to meet your needs.


Vintage Occasions

Vintage Occasions owner Harry Sunderland says: “Our business was founded in 1990 with just one Rolls-Royce Phantom III of 1936 vintage. Such was the interest a second was required, this time a 1934 Landaulette-body style Rolls-Royce. Ths also proved popular and so two more Rolls-Royces were added to our fleet. All of our cars have been fully restored and are maintained by us. For almost 30 years they have been very popular, giving that Downton Abbey experience. We are often asked if we have something different, so after a search and more restoration we can now offer a Ford Zephyr MK 2 convertible and our very latest addition – a 1949 Chevy pick-up truck with full rat rod effect. Th Chevy is mainly aimed at the groom and best man as there is only room for two passengers but to our surprise many brides have shown interest too."


Pure Suit Hire

Pure Suit Hire is proud to offer gents the most extensive range of suits to hire in Norwich. Whether it’s slim-fitting lounge suits, traditional tails or a modern tweed three-piece suit, Pure Suit Hire has it all. The award-winning range of suits is complemented by a fantastic selection of accessories including waistcoats, ties, bow ties, hankies braces and shoes. The largest range of sizes is available to hire, from an age two up to a 58” chest, so Pure really can supply you with suits to fit all the gents in your party. The friendly and professional team are happy to give advice on styles, colours and outfit combinations. Look at the website or call the team to find out more.


The Wheel Ale House Norfolk

What if you could have the pub that you love at your wedding? The team at The Wheel Ale House Norfolk will tow their 1985 Rice cattle trailer with its rustic countryside charm and simplistic public house style to your wedding venue whether it be in a barn, farm, field, town or city. The trailer features a solid oak bar and tailgate bar perfect for a lean and chat with a drink. The Wheel Ale House Norfolk specialises in real ales and traditional cider as well as providing a bespoke bar, so you can select your favourite ales and ciders to drink alongside fizz, bottled lagers, craft beer, wines and speciality gins and spirits.


You Said It Speech Writing

You Said It Speech Writing offers a unique, professional service for the one occasion in life when speaking well really matters. After a confidential consultation the team at You Said It Speech Writing write your speech and offer to teach you how to deliver, ensuring that your words are remembered for the right reasons for years to come. Preparation is essential. Don’t leave your speech until the last minute or try to ‘wing it’. Seize the opportunity to impress your bride, surprise your in-laws and bring the house down. You Said It Speech Writing has 25 years’ experience in preparing grooms for the big day. With their help, when family and friends say: “You said it!” you’ll be glowing with pride from a job well done.

Packages include:

  • Speech only
  • Speech and public speaking tuition
  • Groom and best man action plan



For more than 140 years Dipples has supplied brides and grooms of East Anglia with a wide and varied choice of gifts and accompanying wedding jewellery. Built on reputation and its family heritage, Dipples’ success can be attributed to the service and products it provides. From platinum bands to titanium cufflinks, Dipples has something for everyone. The friendly teams in both the Norwich and Dereham stores are happy to help you choose your perfect gifts for your special day, offering their extensive knowledge and personable guidance to assist you in finding your wedding jewellery. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you are seeking something truly unique, Dipples draws on the skill and craftsmanship of expert designers based in Birmingham and London to create bespoke items just for you.


For more Norfolk wedding inspiration, pick up the latest edition of Norfolk Bride magazine

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