Kentwell Hall

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£4000 - £10000 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
9 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Kentwell Hall is one of England's finest Historic houses, that is fully moated and set in beautiful gardens and grounds. The venue has to be viewed to really appreciate everything we can offer.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Kentwell Hall offers exclusive use and if you are planning to arrange and use your own suppliers, venue hire is as detailed above. If you are looking for a less formal wedding and are conceding a rustic venue, our Barnsword will offer the perfect setting. This area offers two traditional barns, m bar area and facilities. Camping is available on-site for guests who may wish to.

In-house catering
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Kentwell Hall prefers not to advise pricing for catering as each couple will have their own preferences and we will discuss this with you, agree a menu and price. From the Kentwell Hall Estate we try to use as much of our own produce (seasonal) and meats from the farm as possible.

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Minimum Number of Guests
Kentwell Hall offers exclusive use and our wedding packages are a guide line. Included in the above is Venue Hire, Reception, Wedding Breakfast and Evening dining. Additional evening guests are from £35.00 per person.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
02:00 PM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Kentwell Hall dates back to the 1500’s and despite its size is very relaxed, and is mixed with an individuality created by its current owners, that is not often seen these days in great historic venues. Kentwell is fully licensed and offers a wonderful setting for your special day. The Great Hall and Gallery, with many beautiful hanging tapestries can seat 120 guests for a ceremony. You can enjoy a drinks reception in the State Rooms or on the mazed courtyard, before strolling to the Cedar Lawn continue celebrations. Dining is in the stunning Oak beamed “Overcroft” that can seat up to 160 guests and is fully licensed. If you prefer a less formal day, Kentwell offers the Barnsword, with two traditional barns and grounds for camping. Alternatively a marquee can be erected in the grounds with views towards the house, moat and over gardens and parkland. Our experienced team can assist and guide you on all aspects of budgeting, planning and catering for your day. Kentwell Hall Accommodation: in the main house there are 2 four post double bedrooms. Hall Barn on the estate can sleep up to 14 guests and Lodge Cottage has two double rooms and can sleep up to 4 guests. We welcome couples to come and view everything that Kentwell Hall has to offer and to discuss your individual requirements.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Alix Massey
Thank you for your interest in Kentwell Hall as a wedding venue, I hope that you have enjoyed the pictures of the venue and we would be very interested to show you all our facilities. If you have any questions or would like to discuss in more detail, please call 01787 310207. Kind regards, Alix.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
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Location & Contact Details


Long Melford , Suffolk, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Bury St Edmunds

Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

London Stansted

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding at Kentwell Hall is totally unqiue because we offer so many different area's that couples can make in to their very own dream.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Communication, planning and set budget and have a great relationship with the venue.

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Each wedding has a unique personal touch and each one is different but all favourites on the day.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Magical Beautiful Historic Unique Individual

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The lawns in front of the house, the moat, the enormous fish pond with its giant pots, the tree lined avenue, the lavender and rose beds, the wildlife pond . . . there are so many areas to choose from.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Kit Harrington visiting the house and gardens.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Kentwell Hall is truly a unique venue and a 'one off', seeing the estate is the only way to appreciate everything it has to offer.