Hockering House

£6000 - £6000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
5 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Open May through to September - design your own Norfolk wedding. Looking for an intimate woodland experience or an elegant affair with real character? The day is yours to create with Hockering House.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Beautiful lined marquee, tables, chairs, dancefloor, stage, bar, luxury loos, stunning gardens, 5 acres of parkland, full wedding coordination and much more!
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
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
12:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Muslim Wedding Specialist
Asian Wedding Specialist
Full Description
With 12 years wedding experience, we at Hockering House help you to create a wedding individual to you. Each week is different and with only one event per week, we dedicate our time to you and your experience. Nestled in the heart of Norfolk’s beautiful countryside, yet is just 15 minutes from Norwich, Hockering House is a truly unique venue with no set packages, no set menus - the only limitation is your imagination.. Hockering House is licensed to conduct both civil marriage weddings and partnerships, duo ceremonies, and is also the perfect venue for your renewal of vows, naming and humanist ceremonies. We offer ceremonies both on the lawn or in the woodland. The grounds and parkland of this handsome country house are exclusively yours for your day and we only have one wedding per week so there is plenty of time to set up with family & friends. With over 20 years of event experience, from the first meeting to your last dance, owners Oliver and Sam Berney will help you create your bespoke and unforgettable wedding day. Whether you are looking for that beautiful elegant wedding or maybe wanting something unique and fun, then Hockering House is your unique-to- you Wedding Venue in Norfolk. You are guaranteed a warm welcome, our home becomes yours. So, if you are the slightest bit intrigued and want to know more, just send Sam Berney an enquiry now. Finally, we are able to offer the ultimate glamping experience for you and your wedding guests. Gorsey Meadow provides a rural escape of tranquillity and natural relaxation. With brand new fully equipped bell tents that sleep up to 23, a 'pitch-your-own' spot and two fire pits, the estate is fully yours for the day and night. Private hire of Gorsey Meadow is £1375 for two nights or £1625 for three nights. Not a glamping fan? Not to worry! We have a full list of local and trusted accommodation spots.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sam
As this is our home we take huge pride in ensuring every little detail of your day is exactly as you want it. No wedding is ever the same as we encourage individuality at each and every event. We have hosted weddings here for over 12 years and look forward to another 12 successful years!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr & Mrs Saunders
Happy couple married in August
October 2021
What an amazing wedding we had!
What an amazing wedding we had at the very beautiful Hockering House from start to finish it was all we had hoped for and imagined , nothing was too much trouble and was organised all by the fab owner Sam who was on hand all day seeing the day ran smoothly , the house to the grounds and marquee were exceptional , cannot recommend this wonderful venue enough ! Lots of love Mr & Mrs Saunders xx
Tom & Emma Saunders
Happy couple married in August
January 2022
What an amazing wedding!
What an amazing wedding we had at the very beautiful Hockering house, from start to finish it was all we had hoped and imagined. Nothing was too much trouble and all was organised by the fab owner, Sam, who was on hand all day making sure everything ran smoothly. The house to the grounds and marquee were exceptional, can not recommend this wonderful venue enough. Thank you!
Mr & Mrs Webster
Happy couple married in August
December 2018
Memories to last a lifetime
It was an absolute pleasure! We can’t thank you enough! 💕☺️ I am so glad we found your beautiful venue. Memories to last a lifetime xx
Ami Webster
Happy couple married in August
January 2022
Memories to last a lifetime
Sam, we can’t thank you enough. I’m so glad we found you and your beautiful venue. Memories to last a lifetime.
Trio's Catering & Events Ltd
Wedding: April
April 2021
Our favourite venue!
As an outside caterer we work at many wedding venues around the county but we always LOVE working at Hockering House alongside Sam and her team. The venue is stunning and nothing is ever too much trouble for them however large or small the request, each Wedding couple is treated to her attention to detail and enthusiasm and she mucks in and helps ensure the day runs smoothly often working alongside us until late into the night. We can't wait to be back for 2021!!
Mr & Mrs Adams
Happy couple married in August
April 2021
Honestly...we had the best day!
Not quite sure where to start to be honest. If you’re thinking of getting married then quite honestly, you will struggle to find anywhere as intimate, professional and beautiful as Hockering House. What we liked initially about the venue was that the actual owner (Sam) lived on site and was personally involved in almost every detail. We also liked that only 1 wedding a week is held there and therefore the whole thing feels so much more personal. You will not find anyone more conscientious, driven and accommodating than Sam. Without her, there is no way we’d have had the wedding we did. She is amazing, nothing is too much trouble. On the day itself you don’t have to worry about anything, Sam communicates with all suppliers, oversees the running of everything, even acts as a waitress! Whatever you need, she just does. The venue itself is just beautiful and the suppliers Sam works with are all brilliant. Our food was gorgeous, the bar was excellent, marquee beautiful. Honestly we just had the BEST day, in the grounds of a beautiful house with beautiful people and we are so thankful to Sam for helping to make it all happen.
Location & Contact Details


Dereham, Norfolk, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Dereham, Norwich

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Wymondham / norwich

Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They are all brilliant of course but we had a Chinese Groom once who's uncle headed up the Dragon Dancers in London. They came and danced at the wedding, an incredible performance to have the honour to watch.

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

Have fun! Don't have what you feel you should have, have what you want!

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

Hockering House is deigned for personal touches, the whole point of choosing a venue like this is to make it individual to you. One couple who were festival goers designed and illustrated their invitation as a festival entry ticket with a perforated end to return, set up a entrance gate that looked just like a festival with 'security guards in day glow jackets & metal fences, gave out lanyards and arrival packs, table centre pieces were wellies filled with flowers, festival flags everywhere, the groom made giant wooden colourful letters over 1m high 'Wilsonbury', Wilson was his surname, ladies were given flower crowns and the list goes on. Their own personal festival!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Secluded, beautiful, relaxed, memorable, individual

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The avenue of trees in the parkland especially at sunset

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

Yes but our privacy rules mean we can't disclose.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini roast beef in yorkshire pudding

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A sweet Crepe from Christophe's Crepes

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The space, peace and quiet

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The incredible testimonials we continually receive

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