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

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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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


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
Outdoor Ceremony Available

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
Rosi & Jack
Happy couple married in November
November 2022
An incredible team
The team at Smeetham has been absolutely incredible. Since day one they've been on hand with advice and support to make sure the day went as smoothly as possible. And it did! The service was impeccable - everything ran even better than we had hoped for. The event management was fantastic - the minute we stepped into the venue on the day we didn't have to think about anything - we could just enjoy every minute. The barn and marquee looked beautiful and the food was perfect (and very generous portions - even the canapes!). The grounds are amazing and had so many great spots for photos. It was the most incredible day, all thanks to Bridget and team.
Jade and Alex
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
The most perfect day
Dear Sophie & Bridget We just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday! We had the most perfect day, it was better than anything we could have imagined. Thank you for all your help during the last few years whilst we planned the day, and for always answering my endless questions so quickly, it really was appreciated and so helpful. The barn and marquee looked wonderful, so many people have said how beautiful the barn and grounds were… we couldn’t have chosen a more perfect venue. Splinters were also incredible, I heard many guests saying it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had! Their service was excellent and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We can’t thank you all enough for being such a huge part of our special day, ensuring everything ran smoothly and being so accommodating… particularly of the all the confetti hahha ;) I can’t wait to see all the photos!
Erene & Andy
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
Professional, friendly and welcoming
We were absolutely amazed at how smoothly everything went on our special day. Everyone involved were so professional, friendly and welcoming. Splinters Caterers were outstanding from the service they provided, through to the quality of their food (so many guests commented on how good their meals were). Chris Hewitson, our videographer was enthusiastic, encouraging, friendly, and went above and beyond to ensure we had the most perfect footage of our day and evening. Sophie and Bridget were exceptional in the organisation of everything from beginning to end, and have been so incredibly easy to talk to with any queries we had throughout. Wilton & Flower were also outstanding in the accessories that were offered to us and provided the finishing touches to make an already beautiful setting even more idyllic. The in house wedding DJ was absolutely brilliant, as we had chosen his service for the whole day. We provided our playlist for him to play as guests arrived, and all the times in between, so there was always background music playing throughout. Ian was our DJ and was faultless in introducing speeches, and various announcements through the night.
Marie and Ian
Happy couple married in 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 in 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 in 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!

Open Day

15th January 2023
Come and enjoy a relaxing time at our beautiful barn and chat to some of our favourite wedding suppliers. We have a great special offer for any remaining weekends from April to December 2023!
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