Smeetham Hall Barn

£3,499 - £6,729 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
Exclusive Use
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Although still a working farm, Smeetham Hall is a stunning setting for your wedding and is widely known to be a leading wedding venue in Essex.
Smeetham Hall Barn Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Our venue-only hire includes tables and chairs. You choose from our list of five caterers and pay them directly.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Choice of preferred caterers

In-house catering
(price per head)

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What is included in this pricing:
No corkage fee
Cutlery included
Table linen included

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Number of Guests Included
We believe that your wedding day should be unique to you as a couple and planning your big day should be an enjoyable experience. Our packages include the fee for our beautiful 16th Century Barn wedding venue, catering, staff, cutlery, crockery, glassware, linen, tables, chairs, table plan easel . A wedding video is included in most of our weekend packages (not in 2025) and you are invited to book a complimentary consultation with Wilton & Flower, our in-house accessory supplier.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Smeetham Hall Barn Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Smeetham Hall Barn Full Description
When it comes to weddings, we know that there is no 'one size to fit all' package. Whether you are looking for a venue for your wedding reception, civil ceremony or both, we are sure to have something to suit you. For a Saturday wedding, the Barn is available from 9am on Friday until midday on Sunday. For a Tuesday wedding, for example, the Barn is available from 2pm on Monday until midday on Wednesday. Charges for a weekend include bank holidays. A booking fee of £1,000 is required to confirm a booking No corkage fee

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Bridget
Our couples are very important to us and we look after them from the minute they book until the end of their wedding day - they are welcome to come and see the Barn as many times as they like, or, they can call and chat to ask as many questions as they like! We never mind. We want them to have a wonderful experience in planning their wedding.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mrs Parkington
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
Incredible venue
Smeetham Hall Barn was the most magical venue for our winter wedding. The whole team made everything effortless for us and were always there when we needed them. I cannot express in words how great they are and what an amazing day we had. Everybody went above and beyond to make our day so special.
Mr & Mrs Clark
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
Perfect Venue
Smeetham hall barn was the perfect venue for our wedding with Bridget and Sophie making everything run smooth and effortlessly. It really did make the process so enjoyable throughout having so much help, guidance and warmth towards us from everyone involved. The team were always happy to help towards our requests and changes were made without any hesitation. It was very professionally run throughout with Wilton & Flower and Splinters working alongside Smeetham Hall Barn really completing the day. We would highly recommend choosing Smeetham hall barn and can’t thank everyone enough for making our day so special
Katie & Maria
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
Amazing from start to finish
From the moment we first visited SHB we knew it was the venue for us, everytime we visited the sun said hello including on our wedding day which we thought would be rainy. Beautiful grounds which made amazing photos. Sophie and Bridget, What can we say about these ladies besides.....incredible.......Made us feel so welcome, loved and cared for its unreal. Your not only getting an amazing venue but also such an incredible team supporting you every step of the way. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for an unforgettable day we will cherish always ❤️
Ellie & Owen
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
AMAZING - Our Perfect Day!!
Our wedding at Smeetham Hall Barn was everything we dreamed of and more. The venue was the first and only we looked at - we just knew! Thank you to Sophie & Bridget for making our day so perfect and run so smoothly. We were in the safest of hands! Owen & Ellie October 2023.
Response from the venue
Thank you! Thank you! Sending you both our very best wishes, Bridget and Sophie
Venue responded
Ella & Matt
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Perfect venue for a perfect day
We had the best day of our lives getting married at Smeetham Hall Barn. Sophie, Bridget and Zoe were absolutely fantastic. The day was perfect and we couldn’t have asked for it to go any better - we wish we could do the it a thousand times over!
Response from the venue
What a beautiful day it was and what a fab picture you've posted! BW Bridget
Venue responded
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
Fantastic venue, amazing day!
From the moment we first walked in to Smeetham Hall Barn and met the lovely Bridget and Sophie, my husband and I knew that this was the place that we wanted to get married! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful before even being dressed for the day. Bridget and Sophie were enthusiastic, responsive and supportive all the way through the process. They were well organised and ensured the day went smoothly for us. It was a wonderful day and all our friends and family were very impressed and complimentary. The recommended suppliers at Smeetham Hall - Wilton & Flower Accessories and Splinters Caterers - were also fantastic and I would highly recommend going with them too. If you get married at Smeetham Hall Barn, you will not be disappointed!
Response from the venue
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review - it means a lot to us! Love, love the pic you have posted here! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness. Bridget and Sophie
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Open Day

21st January 2024
Sunday, 21st January 2024 10.30am - 2pm Let us show you around our beautiful barn and gardens and chat to some of our favourite wedding suppliers. No appointment necessary.
Smeetham Hall Barn Location & Contact Details


Smeetham Hall Lane, Sudbury, Essex, CO10 7EU, England

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Smeetham Hall Barn Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Don't Tell the Bride

Industry Awards (1)

Venue of the Year 2019 for the South East

Bridebook Awards (4)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Smeetham Hall Barn?

They truly are all special in their own ways.

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

To ask as many questions as they need and to visit Smeetham as much as possible to feel at home.

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

The wedding cake made by the groom!

Describe Smeetham Hall Barn in 5 adjectives

Beautiful, personal, historic, romantic, relaxed

Where’s the best photo spot at Smeetham Hall Barn?

There are so many but a sunset shot in our wild flower meadow in the summer is spectacular!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at Smeetham Hall Barn?

Yes! But the secrets are ours!

What’s your favourite canapé?

We only get to look! Mini shepherd's pies always look amazing.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Hard to decide!

What is Smeetham Hall Barn most unique feature?

The romantic atmosphere - lots of fairy lights, lots of beams and lots of candles

What part of your business are you most proud of?

I get great joy in showing couples around the Barn - it speaks for itself.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftYes
Bridebook Special OfferYes