Smeetham Hall Barn

£3199 - £5799 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
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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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Our venue-only hire includes tables/chairs. You choose from our list of six caterers. Alternatively, our packages include a 3-course, sit-down wedding breakfast, evening catering for 100 guests; DJ and videographer
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Multiple course wedding breakfast
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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Number of Guests Included
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.)
Features & Capacity


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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence


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

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
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

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
The Cosfords
Married in December 2021
December 2021
HI Bridget and Sophie We just wanted to drop a note over to say thank you so much for making our wedding so smooth and easy. Honestly it couldn't have gone any better and we just had the most incredible day The barn looked absolutely magical and everyone commented how beautiful it was. Can't believe it's all over! I hope you both have wonderful Christmas breaks and get to relax a bit! All the best Tasha and James x
The Abreys
Married in December 2021
December 2021
Special place in our hearts
Oh'll always have a special place in our hearts. Our day couldn't have been better and I feel so lucky to have had the Smeetham hall team help to make our day absolutely perfect. As a couple looking to get married we were looking for: -A gorgeous venue where everyone could mingle in one big space -A romantic setting -a venue that would give us the flexibility to allow us to provide things for our day to give it the personal touch - A place close by to stay (The beautiful hotel recommended to us is a 6 minute drive -which the majority of our guests booked) -Delicious and beautifully presented food that would be a twist on our homely choices -i.e we asked for a 'posh roast dinner'. -For the venue to guide me when I was unsure.... (I'm sure like most people...I hadn't the foggiest how to plan a wedding!) We got all of this and more. Bridget and Sophie were not only incredibly professional but relaxed too: There were no stuffy airs and they encouraged us to feel totally at home with the barn. We were always welcome, emails always responded to the same day and we were greeted like old family friends. I know they always had our best interests at heart and their dedication to providing us with the day we always wanted was absolutely admirable. We had our wedding postponed during the pandemic and they were incredibly supportive and fair at a time that was devastating for them as a business. This is actually what I realised I had overlooked, but is the most important thing when choosing a venue -to have a compassionate and reliable team who actually care about you. Luckily we got a gorgeous venue complete with a gorgeous team. The food was absolutely delicious and there was loads of it! The reviews from our guests have been incredible and they're still talking about it now. Thank you Wilton and Flower for dressing the venue beautifully, Splinters for the incredible food, Chris Hewitson who was a dream to work with as a videographer and Your Wedding Disco for banging out all our favourite tunes. And of course to Bridget and Sophie. We are truly grateful xxx
Married in November 2021
November 2021
Couldn't do enough for us
Literally couldn't do enough for us helped make our day truly run smoothly and to plan. All the staff and management were exceptional. Thank you all so much really is a gem of a place.
Married in November 2021
December 2021
The most amazing day!!!
I can’t thank the team at Smeethan hall barn enough, they go above and beyond for their couples and anyone that attends. The venue is amazing, the staff are second to none and I just can’t rate it enough! Anyone that gets married here is lucky!
Michelle H
Married in November 2021
November 2021
Perfect, romantic, evening wedding
We had the most perfect romantic evening wedding! From the second we saw Smeetham Hall Barn we knew it was where we wanted to say I do! The team here are absolutely incredible, supportive, caring, and professional to the last detail. The catering was absolutely fantastic with rave reviews from all of our guests. Thankyou for what can only be described as the best day of our lives.
Michelle & Martin
Married in October 2021
November 2021
Forever grateful
Dear Bridget/Sophie, I just wanted to send a quick email to say a HUGGGGE thank you for making our day go so smoothly on the 10th of October. We honestly had the most perfect magical day and you both played a huge part in that. Seeing Bridget the day before and having her enthusiasm and excitement just kept my nerves down and had me leaving on the Saturday after setting up absolutely buzzing. And seeing Sophie on the day was just so reassuring, it was great to see a familiar face, I don't think I've ever been happier than the moment we left the ceremony and was greeted by Sophie holding some fizz. The barn was absolutely phenomenal and our guests couldn't compliment it enough. We are forever grateful that we found Smeetham and forever in your debt for helping us host our perfect day!! I wondered if there was any preferred place for us to leave you a positive review? Google, Facebook, hitched? All of the above?! Honestly just want to scream at the top of my lungs how wonderful the venue is and how brilliant you all are!

Open Day

16th January 2022
Come and enjoy a bacon buttie and glass of buck's fizz from 11am-2pm on Sunday, 16th July whilst wandering around our beautiful Barn. Meet some of our favourite suppliers, too!
Location & Contact Details


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

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Press & Awards


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Industry Awards (1)

Venue of the Year 2019 for the South East

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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 your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, personal, historic, romantic, relaxed

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many but a sunset shot in our wild flower meadow in the summer.

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

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 your venue's 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