Venue Fact File: Hales Hall & The Great Barn, Norfolk

07 Sep 2017

Hales Hall & The Great Barn in Loddon is a magnificent medieval estate that exudes luxury, comfort and elegance

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The Great Barn echoes centuries gone by with its vast vaulted roof and 180 arrow-slit windows that glitter into life when individually lit by candles. With the flick of a switch, the place bursts into the contemporary era with its state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. Step through one of the grand doors into the Hall itself and you feel instantly at home in your own private mansion. Every bedroom is furnished with the finest antiques. The gardens are the venue's pride and joy, with acres of topiary hedges and floral avenues surrounded by towering woodland, moats, and panoramic views across of the East Anglian farmland. The venue's food philosophy also takes centre stage with kitchen gardens spilling over with fresh fruit and vegetables and chefs available to create incredible menus for you from all the finest local produce.




Facilities and services

The Great Barn is licensed for civil marriages and civil partnerships in conjunction with the ceremony team at Norfolk County Council and can seat up to 200 guests for a ceremony. The venue also offers the option of a duo ceremony, enabling you to hold your ceremony in the beautiful landscaped gardens. The Great Barn with its imposing queen post roof, exposed timbers and thatched roof creates a feeling of spacious elegance for your special occasion. It is the largest brick-built barn in the country, has 180 loop-hole windows and can comfortably seat up to 200+ guests and 300+ standing for a party. It comes complete with a fully licensed bar, integrated lighting and sound system, four-metre projection screen, underfloor heating and a Gallery upstairs - the perfect place to relax or serve champagne and canapés.




Availability and pricing

With Hales Hall & the Great Barn offering three-day exclusive hire, midweek or at weekends, the country estate really is all yours for your wedding. The pricing structure is flexible and the team will tailor a quote to your individual requirements. Three-day exclusive hire of the Great Barn starts at £5,000 for a mid-week wedding

Photo: Simon Buck


Best spot for photographs

The beautiful gardens of Hales Hall,including established herbaceous plants and trees, topiary and a moated area with a fountain, are available to provide a stunning backdrop for your wedding photographs.



Team and catering

The in-house events management team will help couples to conduct their planning: Briony De'ath and Emily Hardesty. Picnic Catering, the venue's preferred supplier, offers a wide range of options for you and would be more than happy to quote upon booking. However, you are welcome to bring in your own caterer.



The stunning estate, dating back to 1478, includes Hales Hall, The Cottage, The Gatehouse, The Garden Rooms, and acres of walled moated gardens. The venue can accommodate 25+ guests across all four properties.


Customer testimonial:

“We had the most magical day at Hales Hall & The Great Barn. Truly perfect. I cannot begin to explain how amazing everyone was and how hard they worked to make it all happen. Amazing venue, amazing people. Thank you so much.”


Access Bride's Online Venue Guide, featuring Hales Hall & The Great Barn. 

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