£5000 - £5000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
1 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Rookery Meadow is a unique outdoor wedding venue offering a beautiful blank canvas with private lake & meadow to make your own. Enjoy exclusive use for 3 days, plus free prop hire & an event manager.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£5,000
Maximum Price
£5,000
We charge a fixed hire price of £5,000. For this you will enjoy three days exclusive use, room to camp, separate car park, unlimited hire of accessories from the barn of curiosities, help to source and contact suppliers, help to set up and breakdown, event management on the day, luxury toilet unit and a generator to provide power. You can also spend your wedding night under the stars in our bridal bell tent complete with wooden double bed, and you and any other campers will have access to a private shower, toilet and utility room (single shower room can cater for up to 15 campers).
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
150
Usual Access Time
10:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Rookery Meadow is a true blank canvas venue, meaning you have complete creative and financial control over every element of your special day. Whether you are seeking a relaxed day, festival wedding or classic marquee wedding, our flexible approach gives you a genuine chance to create something truly unique. Campers are welcome whilst you can spend the night under the stars in our bridal bell tent. Benefit from free unlimited hire of props from our Barn of Curiosities, including the rustic old oak bar, tree of cake, milk urns, log slices, jam jars, straw bales, blanket boxes and much more. The lake features a jetty and lake walks, offering a beautiful spot for a ceremony or reception. Or have your marquee/ tipi away from the lake in the meadow, where ancient oak trees offer shade and there are two acres of grass ready for you to fill with guests and games. Hire is from £5,000, there is no VAT to pay and the price includes: - exclusive use for three days (Friday to Sunday) - generator and wiring - unlimited free prop hire from the Barn of Curiosities - support to research and contact suppliers - event manager on the big day - freedom to camp - bridal bell tent - shower room - luxury toilets Facilities such as a marquee/ tipi, catering, drinks, entertainment, celebrant and flowers are not included and are hired in by each couple. We support you in seeking out the things that meet your needs and have a list of recommended suppliers to inspire you. There is no corkage! The average total cost of a Rookery Meadow wedding, including hire, is £18,000.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gemma and Rob Walpole
When we became engaged there was no question about venues - the best place we could think of celebrating our special day was Rookery Meadow. Nowhere else could offer the freedom to choose everything we wanted, and nowhere else could match the beauty and tranquillity of the natural surroundings. We know that not everyone is as lucky as we are. Most people don’t have a fairy-tale meadow at the bottom of the garden. So we are giving you the opportunity to share ours.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(24)
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Ruth and Will
Happy couple married in October
October 2021
So much more than just the venue
Rookery Meadow was perfect. Gemma & Rob provide so much more than just the venue. Their contacts & experience in the industry helped to guide us through from start to finish. Nothing was too much & they worked tirelessly to ensure everything was as we hoped. They were so very flexible to our ideas & even put on an extra date so we would not have to delay our wedding further. Everything ran so smoothly thanks to their efforts. We will be eternally grateful to them for helping us to create exactly what we wanted for our wedding day. Thank you so much.
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Lauren and Shane
Happy couple married in October
October 2021
Best decision ever!
Well what can we say other than thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We had the most amazing day on 11/09/2021. We could not have wished for anything better! What an incredible job you do creating and making magical days for special couples. You supported us, guided us, even listened to our stresses and woes! You made us feel loved and supported every step of the way. Please continue to be wonderful humans and guide others in the name of love. PS If you ever have prospective couples dropping in to see the site, please allow them to see this card and I can tell them that they won't be making a mistake if they choose to be in your capable hands. Our friends and family still talk about the tremendous time they had and how beautiful the setting was. Best decision ever!
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Katie and Matt
Happy couple married in September
October 2021
Cannot recommend this venue highly enough!
We held our wedding reception at Rookery Meadow last weekend and cannot recommend this venue highly enough! Gemma and Rob were amazing throughout the whole planning process, especially when we postponed our wedding (twice), helping us find new dates and rearrange with suppliers. The day seemed to flow perfectly and a lot of our guests have commented on how beautiful the setting was and how well it was run. When our evening caterer broke down Gemma quickly arranged a replacement for us so we had nothing to worry about and we still got pizza in the evening like we planned! Thank you Gemma and Rob, we couldn't have asked for more! Katie & Matt
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Hilary and Barry
Wedding: August
October 2021
What a totally wonderful venue
A big thank you for making our granddaughter's wedding sooooo special. What a totally wonderful venue you have. Everything was perfect, thank you both so much.
M
Mike and Lisa
Happy couple married in August
October 2021
The whole weekend was fantastic
A huge thank you to you both while we continue to get over what was for us an amazing day! Absolutely everybody thought the venue, the food, the bands, the whole weekend was fantastic and that is in no small way down to you. From the moment we first visited Rookery Meadow we knew it and you would be everything we wanted it to be and it was. Not even some rain could spoil it. Hopefully our wedding day can help advertise how awesome Rookery Meadow is!
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Kathryn and Andy
Happy couple married in June
October 2021
The most special moment of our lives
Thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding dream a reality! As soon as we met you we knew Rookery Meadow was right for us. Sitting under the 400 year old oak tree, listening to the birds and watching the ribbons flutter in the breeze was the most special moment of our lives. Thank you!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Harleston, Suffolk, England

Travel Notes

A map and instructions on how to find us can be found on our website. A we only have six weddings a year there is only a sign outside on event days, ensuring we stay a little bit secret! Please therefore book visits in advance.

Nearest Town

Bungay

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M11

Nearest Train Station

Diss

Nearest Airport

Norwich

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Will and Ruth's giant tipi wedding with a lakeside ceremony, mac'n'cheese food van, free bar and the most gorgeous chill out area complete with fire pit, bunting and sofas from our Barn of Curiosities. Such a beautiful day and a unique set up.

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

Don't worry about pleasing everyone else - it is your day so create what you want. If you don't want a first dance or a sit down meal, then don't have one! And equally important is enjoy every bit, from the planning to the day itself. It will go quickly so treasure every second.

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

Every wedding at Rookery Meadow is completely unique so they are all full of personal touches. One of our favourites was a handmade sweetshop built by the bride and groom.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique Rustic Relaxed Alternative Flexible

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

On the jetty overlooking the lake

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

Not that we know of!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Sausage rolls (they go very well with Pimms!)

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Walkways lit with fairy lights

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The beautiful lake or the 400-year-old oak trees

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The personal support we give each couple

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