Alpheton Hall Barns

£3,900 - £7,900 for Venue Hire
Up to 220
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Historic Suffolk Barns and woodland wedding venue set in beautiful rolling countryside close to the Suffolk / Essex border. Family run, flexible and friendly.
Alpheton Hall Barns Pricing & Costs

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Prices Start At
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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)

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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
Alpheton Hall Barns Features & Capacity


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

Ceremony & Reception

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


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
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

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Alpheton Hall Barns 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 200+ (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 3 tiers of 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 an oak ceremony lodge offering protection for the couple, witnesses and celebrant or registrar. In addition, guests can enjoy the confetti garden (arboretum), a drinks reception in the Stackyard wedding garden and evening pizza in the Barns courtyard with woodfired pizza oven. 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 an 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 .. just drop us a message with your availability. We look forward to meeting you Carol & Nic


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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No. of People In Team
Mr & Mrs Ashby
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
I wish I could relive this day again and again..
We really did have the best day EVER! We absolutely loved this gorgeous venue, the surroundings and everything about it. So many of our guests said it was one of the best weddings they had been to :-) I wish I could relive this day again and again - it was perfect and I cannot thank you enough - Mr and Mrs ASHBY x
Ella Addison
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Incredible Venue & Hosts
Carol & Nic at Alpheton Hall Barns were incredible from the moment we first viewed the venue. They couldn’t have done more for us especially when our caterers went bust 6 months before our wedding day, they were a supportive and calming influence on us. Both have nearly infinite wisdom on how to pull off an amazing day. The day itself was wonderful, so many of our guests commented on how naturally beautiful the barns were & the woodland ceremony is truly unique.
Joe & Lily
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
The best day every!
Nic and Carol were amazing, and made our wedding so special. They were really helpful with all the logistics in the months leading up to the event, gave us loads of great ideas which we incorporated, and were on hand to help with everything on the day! No task was too small or question too insignificant. We'll always be grateful that we used AHB for our wedding, and loved every minute of it.
Natalie & James
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
Incredible Wedding
We had the most amazing wedding at the Barns this weekend!! Nic and Carol went above and beyond to make our day go smoothly, and it was an absolutely beautiful day. The pizza ovens were incredible, the woodland area was gorgeous, and the whole venue looked fantastic. We would not change the venue at all- it was 100% the right choice.
James and Tuppence
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
Amazing Venue, Great Hosts
The effort that Carol and Nic go to so that your day is special at their venue is amazing. We were so pleased that we chose Alpheton, there was soo much beauty to take advantage of for your day that you'll struggle to fit it all in to your photos. They clearly care a lot about your day and not just taking your money, you'll definitely feel like every penny was worth it. They are responsive and if you are looking for inspiration of how to take advantage of the space they have great ideas. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Thank you Carol and Nice
Holly and Oli
Happy couple married in August
October 2023
If you're looking for a quirky and friendly venue that genuinely cares about you, pick AHB!
Carol and Alice were fantastic from start to finish. From the second they showed us around the beautiful venue, to guiding us through planning and finally making our special day perfect. I couldn't rate this venue more highly. They helped us to come up with some quirky plans and tailored our special day so that it felt personal to us. They've even invited us back to visit on our anniversaries.
Alpheton Hall Barns Location & Contact Details


Church Lane, Alpheton, 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.

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Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Stansted (Private landing strip 1 mile away)

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Alpheton Hall Barns Press & Awards

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Alpheton Hall Barns?

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 Alpheton Hall Barns in 5 adjectives

Historic Romantic Rustic Natural Personal

Where’s the best photo spot at Alpheton Hall Barns?

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 Alpheton Hall Barns?

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 a day beyond their expectations and we've helped them get there

What is Alpheton Hall Barns most unique feature?

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