Smeetham Hall Barn

£3299 - £5899 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

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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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

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
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
Marie and Ian
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
We were recommended Smeetham Hall by a local hotel, it was so easy to book an appointment and view, the venue was just perfect, intimate, yet with enough space for our amount of guests approx (100). We cannot fault any aspect, from the beginning planning stages, the ongoing communication, help and support throughout, not only from the wedding co-ordinators, but all other services included in the package we chose. Every question or worry we had was answered immediately and we were able to plan everything easily. Having access the day before the wedding to decorate was wonderful, and being able to hire items for decoration was so essential. We were able to have full input in every aspect. Our Wedding Day was managed smoothly, we didn't have to think about anything, the barn looked stunning as did the Marquee, every one of our guests thought the venue was beautiful, not only inside, but the grounds outside, the photo opportunities' endless. We felt special as a couple from day one, not just a number, we were treated as "the only couple" which was lovely and a sign of true professionalism, We really couldn't have chosen a more perfect, beautiful venue. The Wedding Package at Smeetham included catering from a local company, which was "faultless" attention to detail just perfection, a videographer, who was passionate about every aspect in making our day perfect, and a wedding disco who managed our whole days music. There really is nothing we can fault, the whole day felt relaxed yet managed discreetly, If we could do this all over again, there is nothing we would change, We cannot thank everyone involved enough, for giving us the most wonderful and memorable day of our lives. We can only highly recommend Smeetham Hall to anyone in the process of planning their wedding. Wedding: 9th September 2022
Sadie & Ollie
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
From our first visit to Smeetham Hall Barn we knew it was the venue for us. The barn is absolutely beautiful and a perfect size, and the outside area is a great place for your drinks reception. The surroundings are gorgeous. Bridget made our whole experience so easy and was always available when we needed her. Could not recommend Smeetham Hall Barn enough.
Megan and Jake
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
I don't even know how to begin to explain how exceptional this venue is. The entire team at Smeetham Hall Barn were absolutely incredible from the first viewing, right up to cleaning up the day after our wedding. The barn is absolutely stunning and the Suffolk countryside provides the most gorgeous setting, but truly the most special thing about Smeetham is the team. We were always made to feel so welcome. No question was too silly or request too big or small. It sounds a cliche but its absolutely true that we had our perfect wedding and a large part of that was due to the venue and how smoothly the day ran so that we could completely relax and throw ourselves into the festivities. Thank you so much Bridget, Sophie and the rest of the team - you are absolutely wonderful and masters of what you do!
Sammy & Nick
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Would highly recommend
Amazing venue!! Made our big day perfect. Would highly recommend When we were initially looking for our wedding venue, Smeetham wasn't our top choice from online viewing. However, from the moment we stepped foot on the premises we were amazed by its sheer beauty. The grounds are picturesque, the lake makes fantastic photo opportunities. The barn itself is rustic and stunning. We fell in love and would not have wanted our wedding anywhere else, perfect is the only word for it. Bridget and Sophie were so welcoming and helpful, we cannot fault them. Our big day itself was so magical, the venue was complimented by all guests, the staff were amazingly helpful right from the start through to the very end. They are flexible, we were able to supply our own drinks which meant we could make these personal to ourselves. The food was amazing, all of our guests agreed and the timing was fantastic, cannot fault it. We had the package with the DJ and videographer. The DJ was happy to fit around our band which worked perfectly for us and the videographer worked amazingly with our photographer and captured our day perfectly, its such a lovely reminder of the day as it goes by in a flash! We cannot thank Smeetham Hall Barn and their team enough for making our day faultless and perfect in every single way! The new Mr & Mrs Jenkins x
Laura and Andrew
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
Perfect venue for us
Smeetham Hall Barn was the most perfect wedding venue for us. We loved the grounds, the barn and everything they offered. We loved the flexibility of being able to supply the alcohol without corkage, the option to choose caterers and the packages they offer. Bridget and Sophie were brilliant at communicating and always answered any questions we had quickly. Splinters Caterers provided the most amazing meal which guests raved about, saying it was the best wedding food they'd eaten. We had the most amazing day at Smeetham and can't thank them enough
Mr & Mrs Cooper-Smith
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
5th time lucky for us!
We finally got our happily ever after on Thursday and just wanted to say a huge huge thank you to Bridget and Sophie for all of their help since we originally booked SHB back in September 2019 (which feels like a lifetime ago now!) Like so many couples, we had to move our wedding date due to Covid but I think we win the competition for the most date changes! It was 5th time lucky for us, and throughout every date change both Bridget and Sophie were so helpful and understanding, and did everything they could to find us a suitable alternative date - even when we asked to change one date when I got pregnant and realised our wedding date was to be 3 weeks after my due date! But we got there, with our 1 year old son present (and 2 years, 3 months and 3 days later than planned), we had the wedding of our dreams! Every single minute of our wedding day was absolutely perfect. The grounds are just beautiful - I can’t wait to see our photos! The day felt so relaxed and all of our guests commented on what an amazing wedding it was. Thank you to all the suppliers linked with SHB too. Lizzie from Wilton and Flower - the barn looked amazing! The service from Splinters was impeccable and the food was delicious (some said it was the best wedding food they had ever eaten!) Thank you to Katrina from Cloud Hill for our stunning flowers - they were just what we wanted and we loved them! Thank you to the videographer Chris who put us as ease all day and worked so well with our photographer, and thank you to Your Wedding Disco. The day was filled with such love and happiness for us and all of our family and friends - it really was the best day of our lives! The day went by so quickly - we just wish we could go and do it all over again!


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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

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