Smeetham Hall Barn

£3,299 - £5,899 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 and chairs. You choose from our list of six 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

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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 and DJ for your evening party. A wedding video is included in most of our weekend packages 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.)
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
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
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
Charlotte and Luke
Happy couple married in March
March 2023
Perfect day
SHB is the perfect wedding venue!! Our day was perfect because of them!! The venue itself is absolutely beautiful and we fell in love with it as soon as we saw it. The team however are just out of this world!! They are so relaxed and accommodating and just work so hard to make the day exactly as you want it! I'm incredibly grateful to the team & I would recommend this venue to anyone!
Mel & Dan
Happy couple married in February
February 2023
Fantastic wedding day
Myself and my husband had a absolutely fantastic wedding day at Smeetham Hall barn. Great communication throughout with planning and always quick to respond to questions. The venue was stunning and we had so many amazing compliments about our day. Would highly recommend Smeetham Hall for the perfect wedding
Jo & Adam
Happy couple married in February
February 2023
The perfect day
We got married on the 28th January at relatively short notice at Smeetham Barn Hall. Right from the off Bridget and Sophie were extremely helpful, so friendly and always on hand with answers and advice about preparing for a perfect wedding day. Along with Splinters Catering, they provided the perfect day for us. Everything ran so smoothly, we didn’t have to even think about anything. The mix of facilities they offer along with being able to provide some alcohol yourself (they amazingly charge no
Jo and Adam
Wedding: February
February 2023
Beautiful venue
Hello to you all, Just sending a HUGE thank you to everyone involved on Adam and Jo's wedding celebrations on 28th January. A beautiful venue with everything running seamlessly. So impressed with how courteous and friendly all the staff were - nothing was too much trouble and all done with a smile on their faces. Most importantly it all went as Adam and Jo wanted - perfect.
Jenny & Shaun
Happy couple married in January
January 2023
Saved the day!
I cannot fault the service at Smeetham and the level of autonomy they allow you to have at your wedding. The level of support they give is so much better. They rescued our wedding at 6 months out as our previous venue was horrific for hidden costs; what you see is what you get with Bridget, Sophie, Lizzie and the team. The caterers were fantastic! So many happy guests. Thank you to Georgina and the team for being a fab support to us!
Katy & Will
Wedding: December
December 2022
Look no further!
Went here for the Will and Katy Roe wedding and what an amazing occasion. Fantastic space with wonderful, attentive service. From the beginning serving canapés and drinks to the end of the evening providing drinks and appetisers they excelled. The staff are amazing and did their job with kindness and enthusiasm and really helped make my friends' wedding wonderful. I encourage anyone considering this area to look no further.

Open Day

23rd April 2023
Once again, we are holding our popular Open Day where couples are free to come and enjoy a glass of Buck's Fizz whilst experiencing the beauty of Smeetham! Meet some of our favourite suppliers!
Location & Contact Details


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

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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)


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 is spectacular!

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