Alpheton Hall Barns

£3600 - £7330 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
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All the romance of 1,000 years of history! Historic Suffolk Barns wedding venue set in rolling countryside.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
The base price includes rental of the South (Reception) Barn together with all essential service areas and extensive outdoor spaces (for confetti, drinks and Barn courtyard) all for up to 100 guests. Rental of the West (Ceremony) Barn and / or Woodland Ceremony Glade incurs a small additional charge. More than 100 guests can (up to 250) can be added for a nominal charge per head.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
We work with trusted local caterers who can provide a range of options from street food to fine dining with prices quoted inclusive of linen, cutlery, crockery & glassware. All caterers are happy to adjust menus to suit your requirements including cultural preferences.
What is included in this pricing:
No corkage fee
Bespoke menu available
Minimum numbers apply
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
Cutlery included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 PM
Usual Finish Time


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

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

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
Alpheton Hall Barns are part of an ancient settlement comprising Alpheton Hall and the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Alpheton, all set in meadows and woodland at the end of a no through road. If you are an independent minded couple looking for a stunning ‘blank canvas’ Barn venue where you can create your dream wedding then Alpheton Hall Barns could be the venue for you. Just add friends, family, your choice of food, entertainment and your creative flair for your perfect wedding! With space for up to 250 (but suitable for 50+ guests), Alpheton Hall Barns offers separate (linked) ceremony and reception barns and the option of a woodland ceremony in warmer months. Both Barns have been carefully restored to retain their original rustic charm and feature honey coloured oak beams and lime plaster walls under vintage tin roofs with big Barn doors opening directly outside (no glass walls). The main South (Reception) Barn has space for your wedding breakfast, bar and dancing / entertainment keeping all your party together in one space. Whereas the West (Ceremony) Barn with it's stone floor and beautiful 3 storey timber framing is a stunning space for your ceremony. Smart WC's, a children's room and quiet room plus professional caterer & bar kitchens complete the offer. The Woodland Ceremony Glade is a magical space with a natural tree aisle and our new (2022) oak ceremony shelter offers protection for the couple, witnesses and celebrant or registrar. In addition, guests can enjoy the confetti garden (arboretum), a drinks reception in the Wedding Garden and evening pizza in the woodfired pizza courtyard. Whilst you will have access to the grounds around Alpheton Hall (including green lane, meadows, medieval fishponds and woodland) for your photographs. You are free to choose your own suppliers for your day or we can guide you towards one of the many excellent suppliers who have previously catered for or worked with couples at Alpheton Hall Barns.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Carol and Nic Willcocks
We are so pleased you have found Alpheton Hall Barns! If the idea of a historic Barn wedding venue, set in rolling countryside with plenty of outside space, the choice of a Barn or Woodland Ceremony and a big Barn for your Reception where guests can eat, drink and party all in one big space sounds perfect, then AHB could be the venue for you. We would love to discuss your ideas and show you round .. why not make an enquiry today? Carol & Nic


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Alex and Taylor
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
Phenomenal venue and hosts.
I don't even know where I start.. The venue itself is breathtaking, Especially with the new outdoor ceremony area right in the heart of the woods. ( Where we got married ). Nic and Carol are outstanding! They helped us every single step of the way, Even if we did email every other day and visited the venue numerous times. Nothing was to much for them, They are so accommodating and genuinely lovely people. The venue itself is/was such a talking point, Even without all the decorations the barn is stunning. The drive up to the venue is very scenic, From start to finish everything was so perfect and beautiful. We will be forever grateful to you both .
Louise & Cheryl
Happy couple Married on August
September 2022
Best venue and owners EVER!
We have just had the most perfect wedding day at AHB. As soon as we saw the barns, and met Carol and Nic (the owners), we knew this was the venue for us! We knew the kind of thing we were looking for, and AHB had it all and more!! And to top it off, Carol and Nic really went above and beyond to bring all our ideas to life (even throwing in some special extras too!) The venue is so unique and stunning, and there are so many diffferent spaces to use and we loved making use of them all. The woodland ceremony area is such a beautiful space which all our guests loved. We also loved how big the main reception barn is, allowing all our tables to remain in situ all day and also has a brilliant separate dancefloor (with special confetti balloon!) The pizza oven was also a key selling point for us, and our guests loved their late-night pizza! When you book AHB, you are getting much more than ‘just a venue’. The audio and tech equipment throughout the barns, even in the woodland, is AMAZING. Meaning that our guests were able to hear all those special songs, vows and speeches. And the lighting is spectacular, the barns look beautiful regardless, but the lighting on the day really made the barns ‘pop’ and looks incredible in our initial photos. Carol and Nic are wonderful owners/hosts and were so helpful and always on hand to guide us every step of the way; both in the planning and on the day. They really cared and did all they could to make sure we made the most of the barns and had the best day ever (which we did!) You get the barns for a full 48 hours which meant we had plenty of set-up and clear-down time, which was perfect for us as we wanted to add our own personal touches. And an added bonus is that there are also lots of props available to use which definitely helped us with our budget. We loved our day, and so many of our guests commented on how incredible AHB was, it’s safe to say that we can’t recommend AHB enough! Thank you again!
Joe and Lucy
Happy couple Married on August
September 2022
Perfect rustic wedding venue
The venue and location are absolutely perfect to provide you with a rustic and rural wedding of your dreams! The owners Nic and Carol are friendly and helpful, and go out of their way to enable couples to put their plans into action for their big day. Would recommend one million percent!
Charlotte and Alex Goodenough
Happy couple Married on August
September 2022
The best day
Nic and Carol went above and beyond to help us on our wedding day. From the moment we booked Alpheton Hall Barns, over a year in advance of our big day, Nic and Carol were so helpful in organising and giving advice to make the day perfect. The barns are beautiful and all the decorations available to use are incredible. During the wedding they were both running around behind the scenes, to ensure everything ran smoothly including changing some flower arrangements to make sure we had some flowers added onto the wedding cake, something we forgot to organise! Nic and Carol have thought of everything needed for a perfect wedding at Alpheton Hall Barns. Honestly the best hosts going and would trying stop at nothing to ensure couples marrying at the barns have the best day. Couldn't recommend more!
Matt & Andrea
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Stunning rural wedding venue
Alpheton Hall Barns is an amazing venue in a beautiful countryside location, with the most wonderful owners. Nic and Carol really go above and beyond in terms of the support they provide on the day. They're constantly on the ball to ensure that the day runs smoothly and are keen to help with many additional touches in order to really put on a show for the guests. The venue is well equipped with plenty of additional props for decoration and a pizza oven for late night snacks! We had an absolutely amazing day (as did all our guests). We're so grateful that we were able to hold our wedding and reception at Alpheton Hall Barns, especially as Nic and Carol stuck with us through two covid-related postponements. It was the most perfect day, we couldn't have asked for more.
Charlotte and Sam
Happy couple Married on July
August 2022
The most perfect day and venue
We are so happy we chose Alpheton barns for our wedding! Not only is it the most beautiful barn but the owners, Carol and Nic, could not have done more for us to ensure our day was perfect. They allowed total flexibility with our day and go over and above to make each wedding special and unique. Our day was everything we hoped it would be and we cannot thank them enough!

Alpheton Hall Barns Autumn Open Day 12 noon - 3pm

16th October 2022
View the Barns dressed for a wedding and enjoy a glass of prosecco and some woodfired pizza whilst chatting to trusted local wedding suppliers. Free entry but please register on
Location & Contact Details


Church Lane, Sudbury, Essex, CO10 9BL, England

Travel Notes

Sat Nav systems may say that you've reached your destination whilst still in the village. Keep driving and you will find the Barns about a mile out of the village at the end of the no through road.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Stansted (Private landing strip 1 mile away)

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The best weddings are where the couple are incredibly happy with their day. We have had glorious big budget weddings and weddings which by utilising the particular skills of the couple and the talents of friends and family cost significantly less but are really personal and 'them'.

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

Don't be afraid to ask questions! Hopefully you only do this once and no one expects you to know what you are doing. Your venue (and suppliers) should be more than willing to discuss your options and point you in direction you want to go. We are always happy to give as much or as little help as you want or need to plan your day.

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

We are always amazed by the originality of our couples .. but if we had a list at the top might be the Harley Davison Ice Cream Trike or the food served from a dinghy under sail or the family singing troupe the list goes on ..

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic Romantic Rustic Natural Personal

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Probably the evening sunset in the arboretum and wild flower garden although in mid October / November our 'green lane' becomes the red, russet, amber lane and is truly breathtaking .. and our little oak bridge by the medieval fish ponds .. the list goes on.

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

Yes, several but we maintain high standards of privacy.

What’s your favourite canapé?

The one everyone else has already eaten!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Knowing that everything has gone to plan, our couple have had the wedding they wanted and we've helped them get there

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Wildlife! The Barns are surrounded by organic farmland and we have Buzzards wheeling overhead, a myriad of deer, hares, badgers and bats!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our reputation - we are a family business and do not have a high turn over of weddings. This means that we get to know all our couples individually and even after the wedding many come back to revisit the venue (and us) year after year with their growing families.

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