£2000 - £4500 for Venue Hire
Up to 160
9 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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Kentwell Hall is one of England's finest Historic houses, that is fully moated and set in beautiful gardens and grounds. The venue has to be viewed to really appreciate everything we can offer.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,000
Maximum Price
£4,500
We have a few options for you big day - A Paddocks Marquee Reception which is perfect for your main meal and party starting from £2000 - An Overcroft Reception - an indoor reception for up to 100 guests starting from £4000. - A Wild Wedding - exclusive use of the Barnsward, including the Great Barn Bower for a ceremony and the under-cover Alehouse area from £4,500 Option to add a Marquee for larger wedding receptions and cultural weddings at an extra cost.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
160
Reception Capacity
250
No. of Bedrooms
9
Sleeps No. of People
24
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
02:00 PM
Yes

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

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

Cultural Specialists

Other
Full Description
Kentwell Hall dates back to the 1500’s and despite its size is very relaxed, and is mixed with an individuality created by its current owners, that is not often seen these days in great historic venues. Kentwell is fully licensed and offers a wonderful setting for your special day. The Great Hall and Gallery, with many beautiful hanging tapestries can seat 120 guests for a ceremony. You can enjoy a drinks reception in the State Rooms or on the mazed courtyard, before strolling to the Cedar Lawn continue celebrations. Dining is in the stunning Oak beamed “Overcroft” that can seat up to 160 guests and is fully licensed. If you prefer a less formal day, Kentwell offers the Barnsword, with two traditional barns and grounds for camping. Alternatively a marquee can be erected in the grounds with views towards the house, moat and over gardens and parkland. Our experienced team can assist and guide you on all aspects of budgeting, planning and catering for your day. Kentwell Hall Accommodation: in the main house there are 2 four post double bedrooms. Hall Barn on the estate can sleep up to 14 guests and Lodge Cottage has two double rooms and can sleep up to 4 guests. We welcome couples to come and view everything that Kentwell Hall has to offer and to discuss your individual requirements.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lucy Howe
Thank you for your interest in Kentwell Hall as a wedding venue, I hope that you have enjoyed the pictures of the venue and we would be very interested to show you all our facilities. If you have any questions or would like to discuss in more detail, please call 01787 310207. Kind regards, Alix.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1971
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
(2)
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Leila & Marcela
Happy couple Married on July
October 2022
Wonderful wedding venue
We were delighted with our wedding at Kentwell Hall. The Cedar Lawn was beautiful in the summer sunshine, providing the perfect setting for our informal blessing, and with plenty of space for our guests to mingle and catch up. The Overcroft, where we had our meal, created just the atmosphere we were hoping for, and the top end doubled-up as dancefloor where we danced away to our band's music. The support provided by Lucy was fantastic, both in the lead up and on the day. We weren't always sure what would be needed when, and Lucy was able to answer all our questions and gave us confidence that all would turn out well on the day.
L
Lucy
Happy couple Married on July
September 2022
Dream wedding come true
We got married at Kentwell in 2019, and it was the most amazing day ever. The venue is simply stunning, the organisation was spot on, and we received really good tips and advice from Judith, the owner, when thinking about organising our day. The food supplied by Kentwell was delicious and high quality, the waiting and bar staff were fabulous, and everything ran so smoothly on the day. All of our family and friends had the most wonderful day celebrating with us, and often talk fondly about our day. It really was the most special venue and we were extremely lucky to be able to hold our wedding at Kentwell.
Location & Contact Details

Address

Long Melford , Suffolk, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Bury St Edmunds

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A14

Nearest Train Station

Sudbury

Nearest Airport

London Stansted

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FAQ
(7)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding at Kentwell Hall is totally unqiue because we offer so many different area's that couples can make in to their very own dream.

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

Communication, planning and set budget and have a great relationship with the venue.

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

Each wedding has a unique personal touch and each one is different but all favourites on the day.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Magical Beautiful Historic Unique Individual

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The lawns in front of the house, the moat, the enormous fish pond with its giant pots, the tree lined avenue, the lavender and rose beds, the wildlife pond . . . there are so many areas to choose from.

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

Kit Harrington visiting the house and gardens.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Kentwell Hall is truly a unique venue and a 'one off', seeing the estate is the only way to appreciate everything it has to offer.