Smeetham Hall Barn

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£3,499 - £6,729 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Just £7999
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.
Smeetham Hall Barn Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,499
Maximum Price
£6,729
Our venue-only hire includes tables and chairs. You choose from our list of five 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

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£42
Maximum Price
£44
What is included in this pricing:
No corkage fee
Cutlery included
Table linen included

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£6,549
Maximum Price
£12,199
Number of Guests Included
80
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 . A wedding video is included in most of our weekend packages (not in 2025) 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.)
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Smeetham Hall Barn Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
250
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet Friendly
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
Smeetham Hall Barn 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.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2000
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(169)
Zoe and Richard
Happy couple married in June
July 2024
Stunning venue powered by excellent team!
We got married at Smeetham Hall Barn on the 29th June 2024, but our relationship with Sophie and Victoria (and Bridget) goes back to 2022 when we saw how amazing the venue was. Leading up to the day, visits were always welcomed, no question was too small and no detail was left unturned. We had what I would describe as the perfect day which could not have happened without the team. The venue looked stunning in the sun and we would absolutely recommend getting married here.
Emily & Mitch
Happy couple married in May
June 2024
The best day
We can’t thank Smeetham Hall enough, we had the most amazing day in the most beautiful grounds. From the very beginning all the team was so helpful but especially on the week leading up to the day. They put us completely at ease and I had every confidence that it would run smoothly. The barn itself is beautiful and the gardens so well maintained. All our guests said the same too Highly recommend!
Kelly and Katie Abinger
Happy couple married in May
May 2024
Everything we could’ve dreamt of and more!
Not only is this venue absolutely gorgeous, the staff are next level in terms of organisation, support, empathy and love! We originally planned our day with Bridget who exudes warmth and maternal energy and made us feel so at ease, and then when she passed the reigns to Victoria and Tom the transition was seamless and made us feel so confident in the lead up to our big day! No question was too silly, no viewings too many and they helped us plan everything down to the last detail including suppliers, how we’d organise getting both brides into the venue without seeing each other, and helping us plan for the multiple family members who used wheelchairs! I’m over the moon to say that Smeetham Hall Barn and its incredible staff went above and beyond to make the day fully disability friendly, and my (now) Mother in Law in the late stages of Huntington’s Disease was able to join us and love every minute thanks to the generosity and accessibility given by the staff! We spent the whole day in awe of the gorgeous venue, and just felt so loved, supported and cared for throughout the entire lead up and day of. The added bonus of being able to set up the day before and pack up the day after the ceremony was perfect for two anxious people like my wife and I, and it meant we could fully relax on the day without rushing round like mad! I can’t thank Victoria, Tom, Sophie and Bridget enough for their incredible help and letting us share our special day in their safe hands! Thank you so much!!!
Sue & Malc
Wedding: March
March 2024
Megan and Bertie Reading 8th March 2024
Wow! What an amazing day we had at Smeetham Hall Barn for my daughter Megan and Son-in-law Bertie’s wedding. It was just the most perfect wedding venue and is so beautiful. The staff were so friendly, helpful and professional, we had excellent food and service by staff. We had such an amazing time. Thank you so much to Sophie and her team and everyone involved.
Megan & Bertie Reading
Happy couple married in March
March 2024
Our dream wedding came true
Smeetham Hall Barn was the first venue we looked at when we got engaged. We immediately fell in love with the surroundings and how welcoming Bridget and Sophie were. They were so helpful along the way and helping us choose the right suppliers. Our wedding was absolutely beautiful and everyone still talks about it days later.
Mrs Parkington
Happy couple married in November
November 2023
Incredible venue
Smeetham Hall Barn was the most magical venue for our winter wedding. The whole team made everything effortless for us and were always there when we needed them. I cannot express in words how great they are and what an amazing day we had. Everybody went above and beyond to make our day so special.
Smeetham Hall Barn Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Travel Notes

Please go to the map on our website: www.smeethamhall.co.uk

Nearest Town

Sudbury

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M11/A12/A120

Nearest Train Station

Sudbury

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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