Norfolk and Suffolk are bursting with beautiful wedding venues waiting to be explored; here are seven stunning settings for your big day
1. Cley Windmill, Holt, Norfolk
Unique, memorable and so romantic, Cley Windmill weddings are held in the round sitting room - accommodating up to 22 guests and the balcony and walled gardens offering fabulous photo opportunities. Enjoy champagne and canapes in the gardens or beamed dining room, a Norfolk Cream Tea or a delicious fine-dining wedding breakfast with Cley Windmill as your reception venue or book the entire windmill with B&B accommodation for you and your guests.
2. High Lodge, Nr Darsham, Suffolk
Offering tailored packages to suit individual requirements and budgets, High Lodge is situated within 120 acres of Suffolk countryside with lakes. The venue provides a large blank, but modern, function suite which can be decorated to suit your tastes. A full catering service and accommodation in the on-site luxury lodges is also available.
3. Swynford Manor, Newmarket, Norfolk
Swynford Manor offers exclusive hire for weddings of 50 people upwards, a full planning and coordinator service, amazing catering, food tastings and accommodation. Couples can marry in the light and elegant Study or outside beneath the Pergola. Featuring a grand staircase and chandelier, black and white sparkling floors and chic moden decor, this venue presents photo opportunities aplenty.
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4. Stower Grange Hotel and Restaurant, Drayton, Norfolk
A beautiful building, excellent service, fantastic food and a range of flexible bespoke packages make Stower Grange a top choice. The 17th century former rectory is located in two acress of grounds, only four miles from Norwich and is particularly suited to small weddings. The venue boasts two function rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and also houses 11 bedrooms.
5. Ravenwood Hall Hotel, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Ravenwood Hall presents three stunning locations to hold your special day. Offering a beautiful 16th century country house set in seven acres of private grounds, the team has 30 years’ experience of hosting weddings and offers a bespoke and personal service for any couple arranging their wedding. They have the knowledge to guide you through the day and take care of every detail for you.
6. Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft, Suffolk
Ivy House Country Hotel sits in 21 acres of spectacular grounds, partly in and bordering the nature reserve of Carlton Marshes and Oulton Broad. It’s a very special place for weddings, and the hotel’s motto is ‘Your Wedding, Your Way’. Ivy House offers a complete wedding experience – everything from planning the ceremony and flowers to the food and entertainment. Its aim is to provide a ceremony and a reception that is tailor-made for every couple.
7. Downham Market Town Council, Norfolk
Downham Market Town Hall is a beautiful, iconic and historic building, a blank canvas for your chosen theme with packages to suit every budget. The attractive Assembly Room is the perfect space to exchange your wedding vows, while the Grand Hall offers a charming environment for your wedding breakfast and the Clock Room caters to canape and drinks receptions.