Helmingham Hall Gardens

£800 - £4000 for Venue Hire
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Helmingham Hall Gardens is a stunning wedding venue in Suffolk, with 500 years of history that will give you a magical and fairytale wedding.
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*Our pricing includes venue-hire pricing only. *We offer flexible options to suit your size and style of wedding. *You can choose from doing reception only, to ceremony only, or have both. *Choice of preferred in-house caterers available. *Number of people at ceremony: 70 to 350+ *Licence: Civil, religious, and celebrant-led. *Registrar/minister: To be booked by couple. *Child friendly: Yes, under supervision as both the Hall and Gardens are surrounded by deep moats and there are also two lakes near the church. *Disabled facilities: Yes. *Car parking: Yes. *Dog friendly: Yes. *Catering: Preferred suppliers (Marquee). *Marquee: Yes, through venue’s suppliers only. *Accommodation: No – extensive recommendations available. *Drinks: Welcome drinks provided on arrival at an additional cost, bring your own wine to the wedding breakfast, evening bar and bar staff provided by venue. *Corkage charged: No. *Bar / bar staff available: Yes. *Music: Your choice of DJ or live band – recommendations available. *Late licence available: Yes, for £100 fee + VAT
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity


Venue Type


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
Imagine a moated Tudor Hall set within a 400 acre deer park, with magnificent Grade 1 listed gardens as the backdrop to one of the biggest day of your life. Helmingham Hall Gardens is a truly picturesque venue for your ideal country wedding. We are fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies in The Great Hall or St Mary's Church is a short stroll away. Take full advantage of the gardens and surrounding parkland for your photos while your guests enjoy Champagne and canapés on the Parterre, before heading to a marquee in front of the Hall for the evening’s celebrations. Wedding ceremonies or blessings can also be held in the beautiful gardens and parkland, giving you more freedom and flexibility when planning your dream ceremony. Wedding Receptions Marquee wedding receptions in our 400 acre deer park are held adjacent to the magnificent Tudor Hall, just a short walk from the gardens. Your chosen structure – be it traditional or modern marquee, tipi or stretch tent – will be put up for your wedding to your exact specifications. With limited dates available per year, our marquee wedding receptions are a unique and exclusive way to celebrate your special day. As your guests sit down to the wedding breakfast, the views of the moated Hall, ancient oak trees and rolling countryside are truly second to none. There is no maximum limit to the number of guests you can have for your wedding breakfast, and your guests are also free to explore the gardens during the day.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Alex & Sophie
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
HUGE thank you
Just a little note to say a HUGE thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding, and the lead up to! You guys were brilliant & its a day we will never forget.
Gracie & Nick
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
Dream wedding....
The exquisite setting of the vibrant, wild and charming gardens of Helmingham Hall was indeed the dream wedding we had always envisioned. Katy and Sam, welcomed us with friendly smiles and long chats in helping us navigate all of the sudden changes that took place during a time when weddings were cancelled. An unsettling time for a bride! Their kind and professional approach and trust in us and our vision was such a precious gift and shone brightly during so many unknowns. They are a true testament of how to handle pressure. Helmingham will captivate anyone’s heart with the majestic beauty of nature blooming in it’s full glory, as it entwines with the love and time of those that’s plant and shape the gardens. We went back to celebrate our two-year anniversary, with a picnic in the apple orchid; our dream continues. A big thank you to everyone at Helmingham Hall for being part of our story.
A & S
Happy couple Married on August
September 2022
The team at Helmingham Hall went over and above
My husband and I stumbled across Helmingham Hall as a wedding venue on the Hitched website soon after getting engaged. We thought straight away that it was a breathtaking venue due to the beautiful moated hall, set in wonderful gardens, and the surrounding area that happens to be a deer park! The venue itself is so unique and has so much character, given its fascinating history. The team at Helmingham Hall went over and above to make our day unforgettable. They also accommodated our wishes in terms of adding or changing things to the venue set up when requested. All our guests (some from abroad) were stunned by the beauty of the venue and said how charming the location was. For the 2 years while we were planning, Sam was there as a point of contact answering any questions we had and provided invaluable advice along the way. We also were briefly in contact with Katy, who was so kind and helpful. The immaculately maintained gardens and grounds really do speak for themselves! We are so grateful we found Helmingham Hall and we fondly look forward to returning there for many years to come.
Claire & Steve
Happy couple Married on July
September 2022
Intimate couple only Wedding
Katy was our Wedding planner, an active listener, thoughtfully turning our ideas into reality. Her friendly and professional communication keeping us informed in the weeks before the event. Approaching along the tree lined avenue gave a sense of occasion as we first arrived. The Hall reflecting in the moat setting the scene for a special day. Our ceremony took place in The Great Hall, a magnificent, historic and unique room with gravitas; its intimate atmosphere was perfect for our small gathering. A thoughtfully placed vase of flowers sat on a table. The fragrance of sweetpeas as we said our vows was lovely. A memory we often recall together. The gardens, cherished for generations and now in the hands of a Chelsea Flower Show winner, were a delight and pleasure to roam as a newlywed couple. We felt we had all the time in the world. We never thought we would have such a wondrous day. Helmingham Hall shared its charm. Our Wedding could not have been better and was truly even more than we ever hoped for. Even in the rain.
Andy & Samantha
Happy couple Married on June
July 2022
We really couldn't of wished for anything more
Just to say a huge thank you for such excellent planning and service at our wedding last Saturday. We had so many positive comments and both the day itself and the evening went so well, with so many brilliant comments about the venue itself and the drinks and canapés , as well as the organisation and service. You seemed to be everywhere and controlling every aspect! We really couldn’t have wished for anything more, and your patience and help in planning ahead of the big day was really appreciated. Thank you for contributing to our special day so brilliantly.
Stewart & Simon
Happy couple Married on September
July 2022
Beautiful venue and gardens
From start to finish Sam and Katy were a delight to work with. They were both efficient, kind, friendly and made the whole process easy. We got married on 11 July 2020 during lockdown (we literally got the okay 4 days before the wedding) Even though we had covid restrictions and limited numbers to 15 - due to the extra work and kindness Of Katy & Sam - they day still felt magical and perfect.
Location & Contact Details


Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 6EF, England

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