Alpheton Hall Barns

£3500 - £6600 for Venue Hire
Up to 250
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COVID-19 Update
We are Now Open for on site viewings or show rounds at Alpheton Hall Barns. If preferred an initial virtual viewing (WhatsApp / Skype) is also available. We look forward to meeting you.
All the romance of 1,000 years of history! Historic Suffolk Barns 'blank canvas' wedding venue set in rolling countryside.
Pricing & Costs

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Base price includes rental of South (Reception) Barn with optional rental of West (Ceremony) Barn together with all essential service areas (kitchens, WC's, Children's room etc) and extensive grounds (confetti arboretum, Wedding garden for reception drinks & garden games plus woodfired pizza courtyard). Further grounds available to couple for wedding photographs including mediaeval fish ponds with oak bridge, green lane (for wedding car / couple shots) meadows and woodland areas. Outside Ceremony areas available. Extensive lighting package included (full colour changing LED lighting, fairy lights both inside and outside the Barns) and full AV sound systems. Couple able to use our systems for their play lists.
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

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Minimum Number of Guests
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


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

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Full Description
If you are looking for a stunning 'blank canvas' barn venue where all the practical elements are provided and you just need to add your choice of suppliers and your creative flair then Alpheton Hall Barns could be your perfect venue. Licenced for up to 250 guests for a civil ceremony and space to seat the same for a reception (but flexible enough that parties of 30 or even less don't look 'lost'), Alpheton Hall Barns offers separate (linked) ceremony and reception barns together with smart WC's, kitchens & a dedicated children's room. Guests can enjoy the confetti garden (arboretum), a drinks reception in the Wedding Garden and evening pizza in the woodfired pizza courtyard. You will have access to the grounds around Alpheton Hall (including green lane, meadows, medieval fishponds and woodland) for your photographs. Camping is an option in Summer months.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Carol and Nic Willcocks
Alpheton Hall Barns offer everything you need for your wedding so all you need to add is those personal touches that make your wedding 'your wedding'; your choice of food, drinks, entertainment and decoration. Our 48hr hire over 3 days offers plenty of time to set up and relax before your wedding day and the morning after. With over 10 years of helping couples host their weddings at Alpheton Hall Barns we are confident we can help you achieve the wedding you want.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Married in November 2020
January 2021
in good hands
The most important thing to me was the 'feeling' I got from the venue. I wanted to be reassured I was in good hands, that I could leave the running of the day itself to people who know what they are doing so I wouldn't have to worry and ultimately to have my wedding at a venue that cares. You care and that's what I love about the Barns. I also love the confetti garden and the pizza oven and the awesome AV system, the fact that the Barns are so beautiful I don't need to add lots of decorations. Loved it all to be honest.
Sunita & Danny
Married in September 2020
January 2021
We could not recommend it highly enough.
To say Nic and Carol went the extra mile is an understatement. The grounds are beautiful, the venue stunning and the relaxed atmosphere worked perfectly for us. If you are looking for a unique wedding, full of personal touches and a lot of fun this is the venue for you. We could not recommend it highly enough.
Josephine & Matthew
Married in February 2020
January 2021
My wedding was everything I hoped it would be ..
My husband & I had the most wonderful wedding in this beautiful space. The barns are picturesque AND practical with all the facilities you could wish for to make a big event run smoothly. But the most important asset is Nic, the venue manager; helpful, creative, a great sense of humour and really invested in making sure every wedding he hosts is the best it can be. He and Carol were so welcoming and adaptable to our needs, both on The Day and in all the months of preparations. I can't thank them enough for all they did and my wedding was everything I hoped it would be.
Georgia & Michael - Cupids Wish
Wedding: October 2019
January 2021
We love working with people like you Alpheton
As a UK wedding band, we have played the length and breadth of the UK and we can honestly say that in the past 11 years we can count on one hand the number of hosts who go so incredibly above and beyond. Nic and his lovely wife are amongst this rare find and they really blew us away with the TLC they showered our couple with. They made us feel very welcome too and very much in safe hands as suppliers. They made our service feel valued and understood the importance of teamwork and together we proudly made the magic happen for our couple and it was a pleasure to be part of the super professional team at Alpheton Hall Barns. We will always recommend you as the most incredibly caring venue, brilliant for live music and dancing and superb for creating the desired party atmosphere every couple wishes for. We love working with people like you Alpheton.
David & Fiona
Married in February 2019
January 2021
A wedding at AHB will be a belter!
My wife & I celebrated our marriage at Alpheton in December (2018) and it was an incredible occasion! The barns are full of character and provided us with the perfect canvas to put together our day. The lights, curtains, pulleys etc. are there already to make sure it's not a total 'DIY' job and this helped us to add our own unique touch without being overwhelmed with days of decoration planning! Not to mention the great facilities for pizza in the evening and solid kitchens to boot for our caterers on the day. A note to anyone having a winter wedding - the barn is definitely warm enough! Nic gets his industrial heaters going and you'd never know the cold as long as people aren't leaving doors open. In terms of the man himself, Nic was a great asset in the build up and on the day - especially going out of his way to help us unload vans, unpack decorations and tidy up, which we were very grateful for. I'm sure he won't mind us saying that he has plenty of ideas, some a bit 'out there! But that's his job and he doesn't mind which ones you take him up on (we hope!). Nic will give you a chance to really add some character to your wedding rather than be another one on the conveyor belt that applies to some venues. All in all - if you are thinking of getting married or are wondering what an upcoming event will be like, don't worry. A wedding at AHB will be a belter!
Married in June 2018
November 2018
The best day ever
Our wedding day could not have gone more perfectly and the overwhelming factor of this was Alpheton Hall Barns and Nick, the venue owner. He went over and above the call of duty, helping out with all the set-up the day before, putting us at ease with lots of jokes and offering lots of advice. On the actual day it was like there was five of him - taking photos, fixing the sound/lighting, organising the suppliers and getting the photographer/videographer in place when needed. Amazing!
Location & Contact Details


Church Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, 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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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 or the bhangra dancers and the list goes on ..

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Stunning, historic, rustic (interior), quasi industrial (exterior), secluded.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Probably the evening sunset in the arboretum and wild flower garden although in mid October our 'green lane' becomes the red, russet, amber lane and is truly breathtaking.

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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