Best of Britain - East of England

Britain has the best wedding venues in the world. Our Best of Britain campaign is here to celebrate just that. Check out the top venues in the East of England.

Hedingham Castle, Essex

Thank you for your interest in Hedingham Castle. Steeped in 900 years of history and with effortless romantic appeal, we have the perfect fairytale setting for your happily ever after. We are exclusively yours for as long as you wish, be it the whole day or the whole weekend, with many options to tailor your day to suit your wishes perfectly. We look forward to meeting you soon and making your dreams come true.

“Hedingham Castle is an unforgettable wedding venue setting for all styles of celebration. We host exclusive weddings each as individual as the couple at the heart of them.” – Demetra, Hedingham Castle

Micklefield Hall, Hertfordshire

Micklefield Hall is a totally exclusive venue, allowing you and your guests to enjoy the splendour of the our historic buildings, in total privacy.

“It has been such a tough year for everyone and especially couples wanting to get married and start their new lives together. We have worked tirelessly to support our couples through the ever.” – Jennifer, Micklefield Hall

Curdshall Barn, Norfolk

Our picturesque Norfolk wedding venue surrounded by parkland, offers everything you can dream of to ensure a memorable experience for you and your guests.

“We would love to be able to help you with your wedding plans and host your celebrations.” – Kevin, Curdshall Barn

Smeetham Hall Barn, Essex

Smeetham Hall Barn is an authentic rural English Barn wedding venue – a 16th century, beautifully converted and tastefully decorated building that creates the most romantic wedding venue in Essex. The venue and grounds offer incredible photo opportunities and a stunning location to begin married life. Hugely popular wedding packages include the venue fee, catering, the DJ for your evening party and a wedding video – removing the stress and strain of couples having to find their own reliable suppliers. Ideal for small and large weddings, the Barn can accommodate up to 150 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast and up to 250 for the evening party with a large dancefloor close to the bar. Personalised wedding planning advice and support based on 20 years of experience in delivering the day couples dream of – see the Reviews on our website.

“Since 1906, Smeetham Hall has been our family home and now our family would like towarmly welcome yours to join us for your wedding day. We have hosted weddings for 20 years and we are more convinced than ever that your wedding day should be one of the best days of your life! Sophie and I look forward to welcoming you here and working with you in the lead-up and planning of your wedding day to ensure every detail is taken care of. We are happy to be on hand to give advice and support, to answer any questions and to show you around the venue as many times as you like.Please contact us to arrange a visit or ask any questions you may have. We look forward to playing our part in your special day!” – Bridget, Smeetham Hall Barn

Alpheton Hall Barns, Suffolk

Alpheton Hall Barns are part of an ancient settlement which includes Alpheton Church, all set at the end of a no through road and surrounded by rolling Suffolk countryside. The Barns are an exclusive use blank canvas venue but with a host of added extras so that all you need to add is your choice of friends, food, entertainment, and a little decorative flair to make your day your own!

“We are no ordinary venue. Alpheton Hall Barns is a family owned business and Nic and I (Carol) have been helping couples to host their weddings for over 10 years now. Whilst we are a blank canvas venue we are happy to offer as little or as much help and advice (and a sprinkling of crazy ideas) as you want or need to make sure you get the day you are dreaming of!” – Carol and Nic Willcocks, Alpheton Hall Barns

Kimberley Hall, Norfolk

Unlike most venues, Kimberley is privately owned and exclusively yours for the duration of your hire. It is set in the most beautiful parkland with a vast lake that reflects Norfolk’s spectacular sunsets and skies. It has a multitude of interesting spaces that can be utilised throughout the seasons, ensuring your day is truly memorable.

“Kimberley has played host to multiple gatherings over the years and as the current custodians of this magnificent family home, it is an honour to share these historic spaces and spectacular landscape with you and your guests.” – Robbie & Iona, Kimberley Hall

Moor Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire

From Lords to Dukes and even Kings, Moor Park over the last 300 years has always been a home for the most spectacular celebrations. The stunning 17th architecture, bespoke menus and various sized private rooms to fit your needs perfectly. Moor Park offers you a one of a kind venue creating a magical setting to get married in style. But don’t just take our word for it… Become part of the history, experience the magic for yourself and start your happily ever after.

“We are here to make your special day as magical and breath-taking as our venue. We will stun your guests the moment they enter and there is no doubt of extraordinary photo’s to look back on for the rest of your lives. So whether you are planning a micro-wedding, civil ceremony, religious ceremony or wedding reception we would be delighted to hear from you and guide you and your partner on this important journey as you start your married lives together.” – Moor Park Golf Club

The Old House, Rochford, Essex

Our beautiful medieval Old House is located in the heart of historic Rochford, Essex and still boasts many of its original features, including hammer beam ceiling and alter inspired fireplace. Also offering garden space for photographs, a suite to get ready ahead of the ceremony and reception rooms to toast the happy couple, the Old House is perfect for intimate ceremonies.

“Hello, I’m Elizabeth and I look forward to discussing your special day with you with us here at the Old House, Rochford.” – Elizabeth, The Old House

Pendley Manor Hotel & Spa, Hertfordshire

Unforgettable memories are made at Pendley Manor. A beautiful Grade II Manor with the backdrop of the Hertfordshire countryside, it’s the perfect place to seal your love in the company of your dearest. Enter the enchanting tree-lit driveway before arriving at the stunning Manor House, enveloped with immaculate lawns, landscaped gardens and wooded surroundings. Pendley Manor’s dedicated events team and excellent Chefs ensure a memorable event within an ideal setting for intimate gatherings to sumptuous banquets. Both indoor and outdoor locations provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding and photography. With over 35 acres of grounds to call yours for the day (shared with our resident peacocks), it’s bound to be the wedding of the year.

“Thank you for letting Pendley Manor be part of one of the most special days of your lives, it is our honour & privilege to be assist you both in helping your dream & visions become a reality.” – Pendley Manor Hotel & Spa

Copdock Hall, Suffolk

Copdock Hall – a beautifully restored Tudor brick barn with tall ceilings, oak beams and romantic ambience – boasts its own wine and fizz from its on-site vineyard. The family-run venue is set in extensive grounds, next door to the parish church of St Peter’s and offers couples access the day before and an event manager for the day.

“I’m Diane and together with my husband Ian, we run Copdock Hall, taking pride in offering the best service as well as a stunning wedding venue. All our recruits from our fantastic event managers to our friendly bar staff follow the same ethos too and our attention to detail is second to none. We look forward to showing you the venue and helping you create exactly the day you are looking for.” – Diane, Copdock Hall

Houchins, Essex

The private estate has proudly been the home of the Brudenell family since 1514 and their beautiful gardens are offered for exclusive use fairy tale weddings on just a handful of dates a year. Set in tranquil parkland with lake views and framed by beautifully planted south facing gardens, the house provides a timeless and breath-taking backdrop for your wedding day celebrations – the perfect mix of grandeur and relaxed country garden charm.

Caistor Hall Hotel, Norfolk

Our venue is unique and stunning. Being an independent, small, boutique hotel we are one of a kind and this helps us stand out from others. Being at our venue is seen as a little retreat from the world, we are a hidden gem

“We pride ourselves on our friendly, attentive and enthusiastic team who are here to help prior and on your special day. We all love the venue, and do our best to make sure our guests feel the same way about the hotel as we do.” – Gemma, Caistor Hall Hotel

The Compasses at Pattiswick, Essex

We love our venue and we hope you do too! But weddings are really about people and the relationships between them.  Nothing means more to us than a couple celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary with a picnic in the garden at The Compasses on a beautiful sunny day! It is testament to their relationship with this beautiful location and testament to the relationships our team build with our couples.

“This year has been tougher than anyone could have possibly imagined. And that simply isn’t fair. But it doesn’t alter your relationship. If anything, it will make it stronger and it will make your journey down the aisle, whenever that happens, even more incredible and even more memorable.” – Claire, The Compasses at Pattiswick

Hockering House, Norfolk

For 10 years we have helped couples create individual, personal weddings. We do not offer set packages or price per head options, couples imagination is their only limitation. Every week is wonderfully different from festival and woodland weddings to top hat and tail quintessentially English garden parties, we love them all!

“We are always proud to show couples around our home and promise to personally do everything within our power to ensure your wedding is exactly what you hope for and more. Each and every wedding at Hockering House is exceptionally special and we feel great responsibility to ensure you and your guests have a day to remember. Come with a seed of an idea and we will help you develop it and support you through your journey.” – Sam, Hockering House

Happy Valley Norfolk, Norfolk

Happy Valley is a blank canvas, dry hire venue so you have the flexibility to create the wedding you’ve always dreamed of. Set in nine acres of enchanting woodland, Happy Valley Norfolk is an outdoor wedding venue like no other. Perfect for intimate weddings and elopements, or large family gatherings and festival style events, you can have a woodland ceremony, a barn ceremony or even get married on a private island. Complete with hot tubs, luxury, onsite, glamping accommodation for up to 28 guests and endless views of glorious countryside, this venue is perfect for the bohemian-chic, authentic couple who dance to the beat of their own drum.

“Welcome to Happy Valley! “We” consist of Scott, master craftsman, maker of all cabins and Katy, co-owner of Happy Valley and Founder of Tribe Norfolk. We are a small, family business, who believe in the magic of bringing people together and the endless possibilities created when friends and family are taken out of their normal day-to-day and introduced to a stunning haven of tranquillity. It’s a pleasure to share our piece of paradise with you and we hope you love it as much as we do xx.” – Scott & Katy, Happy Valley

That Amazing Place, Essex

That Amazing Place isn’t just a beautiful venue set in idyllic grounds, it’s much more than that. What really makes us unique is the relationships that we build with our couples. We really want our you to have the most amazing day and we put our heart and souls into making that happen. Why not check out our reviews to see what our lovely couples have said about us!

“Thank you for taking the time to look at our venue in consideration for your wedding day. I met the venue owners Paul and Jayne, around 7 years ago and they asked me to set up the wedding business for them. Since that day, I have put everything I have into making it the successful wedding venue that is today. I have been at every wedding I have organised and have personally made sure that the couple got to relax and enjoy the wedding day the have always dreamed of. We are a small independent venue and we LOVE what we do. Trust me, your wedding day is just as important to us as it is to you! Please let me help you to create a magical day, that you can cherish forever more.” – Angie, Paul & Jayne, That Amazing Place

Vaulty Manor, Essex

Our venue is the perfect mix of old and new with a beautiful barn for your Wedding but luxury accommodation and Manor House for a bit of elegance.

Holmewood Hall, Cambridgeshire

I believe that Holmewood Hall is unique because it is a stunning Tudor Gothic style mansion surrounded by 10 acres of manicured grounds and parkland, steeped in history and exuding elegance, Holmewood Hall is the perfect venue for your wedding. Holmewood Hall is part of Country House Weddings Ltd, a family owned and run wedding venue group that has collectively held over 10,000 weddings between our six exclusive use venues.

“I can assure you that you will have the most perfect wedding day here at Holmewood Hall as we have been making Wedding Day Dreams come true (as a group) for over 30 years. We are passionate about your day and will guide you through your planning from the moment you book your wedding day with us until the special day itself. You will have a Personal Wedding Manager to help you plan your day and to make sure your day runs exactly as you planned. Also rest assured that during these uncertain times your wedding day is protected by our Covid – 19 Promise ‘Should Government legislation surrounding Covid-19 prevent your wedding from going ahead, we will transfer your date to an equivalent package in the future with no additional fee’.” – Nick, Holmewood Hall

Ivy House Country Hotel, Suffolk

Situated on the edge of the Broads in Suffolk, Ivy House is a rustic, quiet, idyllic venue with all the class and style and a 17th century thatched barn where couples can say ‘I do’.

Gosfield Hall, Essex

I believe that Gosfield Hall is unique being a former Royal Palace set in ten acres of manicured grounds and overlooking Gosfield Lake. Our extravagant ballroom, reception rooms, bridal suite and a choice of Ceremony rooms makes this magnificent mansion a perfect wedding venue. Gosfield Hall is part of Country House Weddings Ltd, a family owned and run wedding venue group that has collectively held over 10,000 weddings between our six exclusive use venues.

“I can assure you that you will have the most perfect wedding day here at Gosfield Hall as we have been making Wedding Day Dreams come true (as a group) for over 30 years. We are passionate about your day and will guide you through your planning from the moment you book your wedding day with us until the special day itself. You will have a Personal Wedding Manager to help you plan your day and to make sure your day runs exactly as you planned. Also rest assured that during these uncertain times your wedding day is protected by our Covid – 19 Promise ‘Should Government legislation surrounding Covid-19 prevent your wedding from going ahead, we will transfer your date to an equivalent package in the future with no additional fee’” – Nick, Gosfield Hall

All Saints Hotel, Suffolk

All Saints Hotel is a contemporary hotel located on the outskirts of historic Bury St Edmunds with fantastic transport links. Offering a variety of function spaces and state of the art facilities we cannot wait to show you what we have to offer!

“Our experienced Events Team are here to welcome you to All Saints Hotel, from the moment you first walk through our doors to walking down the aisle, we will be with you every step of the way.” – All Saints Hotel

The Barns at Lodge Farm, Essex

The Barns at Lodge Farm is a unique venue just outside London, with all packages giving couples exclusive use of the entire venue for two days. Fully licensed for civil wedding ceremonies in a number of different spaces, we can accommodate anywhere from 50 to 250 guests. We firmly believe that as no two couples are the same, no two weddings should be the same – and we pride ourselves on giving you the time, flexibility and support to plan a wedding that is genuinely unique to you.’

“The first wedding ever to take place here at The Barns was my own wedding back in June 2016 – this is my family home, and I love every inch of the barns and the beautiful field that surround it. We are a family-run business, with my father running the working farm which sits alongside the venue, and my brother being responsible for setup and operations on the day. We all care deeply about every event that we host here, and you will always be welcomed with a cuppa!’” – Bryony, The Barns at Lodge Farm

Leez Priory, Essex

I believe that Leez Priory is unique whilst boasting many national wedding awards and one of the most sought after manor house wedding venues in the country. Located in the glorious Essex countryside within 40 acres of parkland and gardens but only just over an hour away from Central London. Ceremonies can be performed in any of 7 licensed settings, from outside to the historical tower. Leez Priory is part of Country House Weddings Ltd, a family owned and run wedding venue group that has collectively held over 10,000 weddings between our six exclusive use venues.

“I can assure you that you will have the most perfect wedding day here at Leez Priory as we have been making Wedding Day Dreams come true (as a group) for over 30 years. We are passionate about your day and will guide you through your planning from the moment you book your wedding day with us until the special day itself. You will have a Personal Wedding Manager to help you plan your day and to make sure your day runs exactly as you planned. Also rest assured that during these uncertain times your wedding day is protected by our Covid – 19 Promise ‘Should Government legislation surrounding Covid-19 prevent your wedding from going ahead, we will transfer your date to an equivalent package in the future with no additional fee’.” – Nick, Leez Priory

Kimbolton Castle, Cambridgeshire

Steeped in history, our four State Rooms and stunning castle courtyard offer a unique setting for your wedding and reception. The walls and ceiling of the castle’s main staircase feature some of the finest murals in England, by the 18th century Venetian painter Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini.

“We are with you every step of the way. We bring a professional approach and experienced eye, ensuring that your wedding is unique and personal to you both. Creating memories that will last a lifetime.” – Lesley

Holiday Inn Norwich North, Norfolk

From the small and intimate to the grand and lavish, here at Holiday Inn Norwich – North, we’re proud to be able to cater for both.

“Have the perfect wedding day at one special venue… From the small and intimate to the grand and lavish, here at Holiday Inn Norwich – North, we’re proud to be able to cater for both. Our experienced wedding coordinators know exactly what goes into planning your big day especially the details. With that in mind, we’re confident our beautiful suites and experience combined will be able to deliver you the most perfect day.” – Julie-anne Passey

Hales Hall & The Great Barn, Norfolk

Hales Hall & The Great Barn is one of the most stunning wedding venues in the country. The Norfolk estate, its unique luxury accommodation, Tudor Hall and magnificent thatched barn are available to hire. Licenced for civil ceremonies youmay marry in the stunning walled gardens, the Great Barn or The Hall with self-catering or fully catered options. An unforgettable setting the storybook venue is surrounded by wild-flower meadows, has a picture- perfect garden aisle, feature clipped topiary and part moated walled gardens. Hales Hall & The Great Barn allows you to create the wedding celebration of your dreams with breath-taking flexible spaces for alfresco weddings, elegant country house celebrations or resplendent receptions in the vaulted Great Barn with 180 candlelit loop-hole windows, bar and upstairs gallery. Our friendly dedicated wedding planner will help you create the wedding celebration of your dreams. Hales award-winning five-star accommodation offers four individual heritage residences set within the enchanting walled grounds close to the Great Barn. Hales Hall country estate sleeps 25+ and is exclusively yours for the entirety of your joy-filled stay, with the Gatehouse offering newlyweds the ultimate hideaway.

“We’d love to introduce you to Hales Hall & the Great Barn, its’ the ultimate private paradise for a unique wedding celebration. We offer ‘exclusive use’ packages allowing you to take-over the whole estate. Licensed for civil ceremonies you can enjoy an intimate wedding or a big celebration; or both! Specifically tailored for you, our 3-day hire packages allow you to make the most of every minute and our wedding planner will help you select the very best local suppliers.” – Helen

Fanhams Hall, Hertfordshire

We have a magical array of romantic locations at Fanhams Hall – Grade II listed Great Hall with a gorgeous original minstrel’s gallery and Jacobean fireplace; or for a more unusual wedding venue, our elegant Long Gallery has a wonderful sense of arrival and more than a touch of grandeur. Or venture outside to our Japanese Tea House licensed to host romantic wedding ceremonies. Our civil wedding venue in Hertfordshire is truly wonderful, you must come and see for yourself!

Colville Hall, Essex

Colville Hall was originally a tudor village which we have brought back to life with two thatched barns lovingly renovated into a separate ceremony barn and a separate reception barn. Our barns are set within stunning grounds with which you can find original historic artifacts around every corner!

“Congratulations on your engagement! We hope you come and visit our very special venue. Not only do we have 2 unique thatched barns with all the mod cons like underfloor heating and air conditioning, they are both blessed with plenty of natural light. Our grounds are stunning with amazing photo opportunities around every corner!  Please be assured that you will be well-looked after by our dedicated team, listened to and kept involved every step of the way. We look forward to welcoming you!” – Claire

Bressingham Hall & High Barn, Norfolk

We are a spacious, contemporary vintage Barn and Georgian Mansion house set within 17 acres of world renowned manicured Gardens. There is simply no better place as a backdrop to your wedding photos. Our style is serene, delivered within our pretty rustic barn, secluded courtyard and elegant magical marquee. Your guests will be wowed by our efficiency, delicious in house catering, creative cocktails and bespoke rustic oak Bar. You can even finish off the day with exclusive rides on the famous Bressingham Gallopers!

Sam and Team: “Welcome to Bressingham Hall and High Barn. We are a family run wedding venue who is passionate about making your special day carefree and totally perfect in every way.”

Hatfield House, Hertfordshire

Hatfield House is a stunning, unique and historical Jacobean country house venue in Hertfordshire, located just a short distance from Central London. The spectacular Hatfield House gardens provide the perfect backdrop and setting for your special day.

“We offer professional weddings packages and bespoke catering to help make your day truly magical. To find out more and view our image galleries, visit www.hatfieldhousehospitality.co.uk”

Jimmy’s Farm Weddings, Suffolk

Weddings at Jimmy’s Farm are beautifully rural, romantic and wild. When hosting your wedding at Jimmy’s Farm you say ‘I Do’ in our amazing Safari like Celebration Tent which sits proudly in our landscaped Herb Garden with our charming hand-built Eco Roundhouse for your ceremony. Stunning photo opportunities around every corner and once the reception drinks are done why not treat your guests to an Exclusive Wildlife Park visit, with your own park ranger and animal experience for the lucky couple. The 17th Century Barn will be waiting and set up beautifully after the fun of the Wildlife Park. Welcoming your guests to celebrate the first meal as a married couple and enjoy some of the best ‘Farm to Fork’ produce our region can offer.

“Our wedding was such an extraordinary occasion. A wonderful mix of friends and family made all the more special by the magical backdrop of the farm and wildlife park. Not too informal but enough so to make all our family and friends feel totally relaxed. It’s hard but try not to worry too much. I know, it’s easier said than done during what can often be a stressful time. Ultimately, it’s a day when everyone wants to wish you well and give you lots of love – so take your time to enjoy your special day. We found ourselves with a glass of bubbly, sitting together by the fire pit for five minuets and loved watching people laughing and dancing as the party kicked off. We would love for every single couple that gets married at Jimmy’s Farm to feel the same, if not more happy and relaxed as we were on our big day.”

Browning Bros, Essex

Browning Bros – Chalkley Water meadows is nestled within a water meadow, amongst ancient woodland and a beautiful tree lined lake. Humanist ceremonies take place on the willow tree pontoon with celebrations held in our giant tipis, with on-site accommodation in one of our luxury lakeside cabins, or “Nomadic” bell tents. Forget your commercial conveyor belt corporate wedding venues, booted out by midnight in preparation for the next couple in the doors the following day. Instead, allow yourself to imagine a celebration created entirely by yourselves (of us if you would prefer), in a magical setting.

“Firstly congratulations!! Now the fun begins, planning your big day! We’re here to help you every step of the way and want to make the wedding of your dreams come true. Enjoy the moment! So much planning, time and money goes into weddings which can be overwhelming at times! The overall message is to make sure your enjoy the day and don’t get stressed. Make it about you and your partner! Put your individual stamp on the day reflecting you as a couple and make it personal. It’s not about the glitz and glam, it’s about you two getting married.” – Becky

All Manor of Events, Suffolk

We are a small family-run venue in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk countryside. We offer 4 unique ceremony spaces including our stunning woodland area. Our reception area is a large marquee-lined barn which provides couples with a neutral starting point from which to personalise the area completely. The on-site Glamping Pods offer the perfect accommodation for couples and their guests to retreat to after their special day. For the animal-lovers out there, the goats and alpacas are always looking for a little bit of attention and make for a great photo opportunity!

“Thank you so much for considering us for your big day! We pride ourselves on the fantastic customer service we are able to offer each and every one of our couples and can’t wait to work with you to create some truly special memories for your wedding day.”

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