Alpheton Hall Barns

£3,900 - £7,900 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
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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
12:00 AM

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
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
Incredible Venue
We found searching for a wedding venue quite overwhelming with many choices, and not really understanding what we needed from a wedding venue. I am so glad we went with our gut with Alpheton Hall Barns, drawn in by the beautiful woodland ceremony space but we gradually discovered we’d hit the jackpot! Carol and Nic have thought of absolutely everything which was very reassuring, they are absolute experts that offered us great advice. The barns themselves were beautiful, we unfortunately had a downpour just before our planned woodland ceremony but the ceremony barn was so beautiful it really didn’t matter! The barns need very little decoration, but Carol and Nic have a massive collection of props to use and they also have a great supplier list which we utilised extensively and it gave us a great piece of mind on the day. Thank you again Carol and Nic!
Katherine & Jonathan
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
Everything we could ever ask for
Alpheton Hall Barns will forever now have a special place in our hearts. We fell in love with the venue when we first visited, the outdoor ceremony area was everything we wanted (and luckily the weather held for us to get married outside) and the barns themselves are beautiful. Carol and Nic were so helpful whilst planning our wedding, always on hand to answer questions and allowing us to visit the venue multiple times to measure up and check things out. They helped us make our wedding truly individual to us, offering us advice and adding their special touches. One of those was having two glasses of prosecco waiting for us in one of the smaller rooms after the ceremony, it gave us time to ourselves to take in that we had just got married, before confetti and photos. We highly recommend choosing Alpheton Hall Barns as your venue, you won't be disappointed. Thank you, Carol and Nic for helping us create a magical day to remember forever.
Ben and Cassie
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
A fantastic venue for any wedding
We had our wedding here in June, the space was rustic and wonderful, with plenty of freedom to customise to our (or your) taste. The owners are extremely helpful, don’t charge corkage, provide a slew of props, help with sound, can do a confetti balloon for your first dance, help with filming and photography, and even have a pizza oven on site. The value far exceeds the cost, the customisation is extensive, and we had a wonderful time there. They also have close ties to many good providers who know the venue very well and are very good value. The outdoor ceremony area is also a plus (weather depending). Really can’t recommend AHB enough. They even do a lovely social reel of the day you can watch. 10/10 would get divorced and married there again
Theo and Rebecca
Happy couple married in May
June 2024
Best venue and day ever!!
Everything was so perfect it's hard to know where to start! The venue is utterly beautiful inside and out, nothing has been overlooked from the chill out room for the couple after the ceremony (or anyone who needs a bit of time out, mothers with babies etc.) to the catering facilities, the heart shaped meadow for amazing confetti photos (with drone flying above to capture it!), the band stand etc. etc. The barns are stunning even before they are dressed with flowers, the grounds are just wonderful. Carol and Nic were incredible both before and during the day, always on hand, took every potential little stress away, always going above and beyond to make our day what it was - utterly perfect.
Gabriella Dymott
Happy couple married in May
May 2024
The best venue there is!
Alpheton is just the most stunning setting to get married if you’re looking for a rustic country wedding theme. Our day was absolutely perfect and that was only possible with the help of Nic and Carol who truly know how to host a wedding down to the smallest detail!
Ellie & Charlie Bond
Happy couple married in May
May 2024
The best day of our lives!
The only thing we need to say about our small wedding at Alpheton Hall Barns is 'perfect'! When we first visited AHB we were blown away by it's rustic character and charm, it's history and the beauty of the barn and its surroundings. Carol and Nic, the owners, were with us every step of the way from initial planning, supplier recommendation, setting up and throughout the wedding day itself. They bith went over and above all our expectations with many lovely touches and their thoughtfulness. Carol seamlessly moved our floral displays and other decorations from the ceremony barn to the main reception bar, whilst Nic discretely took photos and videos which were shown during the evening. We cannot recommend AHB highly enough. Thank you for making our day 'perfect' and we look forward to visiting again on our first anniversary!
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 Airport

Stansted (Private landing strip 1 mile away)

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