Smeetham Hall Barn

£3199 - £5799 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
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COVID-19 Update
At last! We are back in full force! We are so enjoying seeing our lovely couples being able to mingle without restrictions and to dance the night away!
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
Rachael & Steven
Married in September 2021
September 2021
How we loved you all!
Oh my god how we loved you all !!!! Splinters, cloud hill flower, Adam Your Wedding Disco the most perfect DJ !!! And sophie and Bridget you are both the absolute best !!!! I can’t thank you enough you all did us so proud the best wedding venue EVER so beautiful ! We had the best day ever !!!!!! I just wish I could remember it ! Ha !!! Xxxxx I actually can’t put it into words how much I want to thank you all !! X
Abbie and Ryan
Married in September 2021
September 2021
Hi Bridget and Sophie Ryan and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your help and making our day just perfect. Your venue is absolutely beautiful and I’m so glad the weather was perfect for us. Running up to the day, you have always been so quick at responding and so so helpful. We have never been to a wedding before so this guidance was super appreciated! We are now able to reminisce of the day whilst relaxing in Greece. Thank you so so much again!
Carly & Josh
Married in August 2021
September 2021
The best day...
We had our wedding here and it was amazing. Their packages cover a lot for the price you pay, and it makes things much easier to manage as its all linked! They also had Sophie and Bridget the day before and on the day to oversee everything and keep the day running smoothly.
Beth & Harry
Married in August 2021
August 2021
I honestly cannot thank Smeetham Hall enough. Bridget and Sophia made our special day just perfect. Everything ran so smoothly and everyone has complimented us on the venue. We always wanted a barn venue and this did not disappoint. As soon as we walked in we knew it was the place we wanted to get married. The barn is beautiful and the grounds allow for some incredible photos and some garden games. We first met Bridget at an open event and she continued to support us throughout our whole wedding experience. We later met Sophie who was amazing! Both ladies helped make our day perfect and they were always there when we needed them. One thing that really made our day run so much better is having the venue for setting up the sat before. We set up the barn on the Friday, married on the Saturday and picked up everything on the Sunday. It was amazing and meant it was really personalised to us. This felt far from the ‘conveyer belt’ weddings that you hear of. Not only is this venue absolutely stunning but it’s good value for money. They really did give us the dream wedding that we always wanted! Thank you so much
Vicki and Jamie
Wedding: August 2021
August 2021
Massive thank you
Subject: Jamie and Vicki 14/8/21 Message: Hi I just want to say a massive thank you to all your staff yesterday. They were all so polite and couldn’t have been anymore helpful. Really brilliant job. Well done.
Carrie and Ashleigh
Wedding: August 2021
August 2021
Excellence! What an amazing venue! Our Daughter and Son in Law married here on the 09/08/21. From viewing to organising the day, Bridget, Sophie, Splinters and all of the team were amazing. The day was cancelled twice due to covid and there was never any problems with reorganising a date. Everyone was absolutely wonderful! Cannot fault this venue, we would highly recommend it! So many positive comments from all of the guests too! Thank you so much for everything! Sending lots of love,
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