The Keeper and the Dell

£6,000 - £7,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
2 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
A Unique & Bohemian, fully licensed Norfolk Wedding Venue with Rustic Barn and Traditional Marquee set in a beautiful and exclusive Dell, with camping & wooden huts in pretty woodland gardens.
The Keeper and the Dell Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Every celebration here is individual and has a wonderful ‘homespun’ feel to it, our charges therefore do vary slightly depending on what is hired and for how long, but as a guideline our rates are between £6000~£7000
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.)
The Keeper and the Dell Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Open Flame Permitted
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
The Keeper and the Dell Full Description
The Keeper and the Dell is a wonderfully secluded, outdoor wedding venue in Norfolk. A beautiful collective of a traditional canvas marquee in a pretty woodland dell, an eighteenth century Gamekeeper's barn, camping gardens, firepit and a little wood cabin ~ making it the most perfectly romantic of places to host a unique Norfolk wedding. ​ Take your Vows in any of our beautiful outdoor spaces, such as the Dell, the Birch Garden or on the Terrace, completing the service either in our Outdoor Ceremony Den or in the Barn. The Keeper and the Dell is nestled below the trees of a woodland estate, in private grounds where you can happily enjoy your celebration with your close friends & family, just the way you always dreamed.​​​ ​ Bookings are made with exclusive use over a weekend, for up to 100 guests ~ giving you space and time to make the most of this delightful venue to create your own wedding in the style you love. Whether it be simply rustic, classic chic, bohemian hip or vintage homemade ~ the possibilities are delightfully endless. ​ ​ Surrounded by a medieval grove, The Keeper and the Dell offers the Bride & Groom and their guests a pretty, romantic venue with the wonderful chance to celebrate & sleep under the stars, all within a beautiful country setting. We help with all your planning, offer on the day coordinating, can introduce you to great local vendors, but we don't tie you to any particular suppliers and better still no table corkage fees.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lolly
As a wedding venue owner with a keen interest for the nostalgic and a love of the outdoors, I adore that our venue, with its amazing history immersed in the countryside around it, has the chance to be a chapter in a couples very own love story


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Alice Cunliffe
Happy couple married in August
April 2023
I'm a wedding photographer so have been witness to so many incredible wedding venues in my time, but The Keeper and The Dell has to be one of my absolute
I'm a wedding photographer so have been witness to so many incredible wedding venues in my time, but The Keeper and The Dell has to be one of my absolute favourites! They stand out from the crowd with their warmth, joy, free spirit and seamless organisation. If you book this venue for your wedding you're in for an absolute treat!
Gary & Nicki
Happy couple married in April
April 2023
We feel so lucky to have gotten married at The Keeper and the Dell
We feel so lucky to have gotten married at The Keeper and the Dell. Its an amazing venue and Lolly and Gemma will ensure everything runs perfectly on the day.. They also gave us recommendations on which food catering companies to use, florists and bands all of whom were brilliant.. Thank you so much for everything!
Hannah & Alex
Happy couple married in July
July 2020
We can highly recommend it, it won’t disappoint!
We had our wedding at The Keeper and the Dell in July 2019. From the moment we first visited the venue, we were both completely hooked and knew we had to get married there. The venue is surrounded by beautiful trees and greenery with wild flowers and twinkling lighting at night. We loved the unusual dell area with the marquee at the base of a grassy stepped type amphitheatre (where our guests sat for the ceremony) and the vintage barn full of quirky odds and ends and colourful decor (which reminded us both of our own house and why we felt so at home there). We also loved that The Keeper and the Dell had lots of variety in the setting with different areas to enjoy so you weren’t just confined to one marquee/hall for the day. We just immediately felt relaxed and comfortable there. Lolly and Gemma who helped coordinate our wedding from start to finish were so helpful and organised, sending detailed emails and keeping us fully in the loop. As well as making suggestions for vendors and helping with everything from timings to drink suggestions. As well as our initial visit (it looked just like the pictures but better!) we had two additional site visits which were really helpful but all the information discussed was always forwarded to us in a comprehensive email and Lolly was always on hand to answer any questions (and we had a few!) so they mostly just gave us more opportunities to enjoy the venue. However, if site visits aren’t possible right now I imagine it would just make it even more exciting turning up there on the day! We loved the flexibility The Keeper and the Dell provided (bringing our own drinks, adding our own decor and choosing our own music) but because it is such a beautiful place with so much character and charm we really didn’t have to do much (which was great as we had a 7month old at the time!) and you could easily just add some colourful flowers, hire some of the lovely extras the venue offer and it would look great. All our guests commented on what a lovely setting it was and how helpful all the staff on the day were. If you have seen photos of The Keeper and the Dell and are thinking of getting married there, we can highly recommend it, it won’t disappoint! We are just sad we can’t do it all over again! Hannah and Alex
Ashley & Janine
Happy couple married in June
July 2020
Just Imagine getting married at a wonderful venue!
We simply can not recommend the Keeper and the Dell highly enough. Just Imagine getting married at a wonderful venue! It is so different to the halls you often see. It offered the most beautiful back drop for our photos, our guests loved it almost as much as we did and visually, no other venue in Norfolk comes close. The Keeper and the dell is just so idyllic. Visually it’s perfect, but it was the attention to detail from Lolly and her amazing staff that really made us feel at ease and left us to simply enjoy our perfect day. A&J
Lindsay & Scott
Happy couple married in August
August 2019
A Perfect Wedding
We’ve just been reflecting on our wedding and wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all your hard work and support planning our wedding and making sure things ran smoothly on the day. It really was perfect and we wish we could do it all again. Please pass on our thanks to the venue helpers also. They were lovely and very helpful throughout the day and evening. We will treasure the day always and want to thank you for letting us use your gorgeous grounds to celebrate it - we received lots of compliments about how lovely the venue was!
Wedding: October
October 2018
Beautiful Venue, fully recommend.
Members of my family had their wedding at The Keeper and the Dell. Beautiful Venue, fully recommended.
The Keeper and the Dell Location & Contact Details


Norwich, Norfolk, England

Travel Notes

We're slightly off the beaten track, so it's best to pop our postcode into Google Maps first. There are some great local taxi companies who know us well and are very reasonable. Let them do the driving and you can enjoy yourself all the more!

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The Keeper and the Dell Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Top Wedding Venue Guide

Bridebook Awards (1)

Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at The Keeper and the Dell?

All of our weddings have been so special & individual in their own way, we really couldn't choose a best.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

K.I.S.S. ~ Keep It Simple, Stupid!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

All the little DIY touches that Brides or their friends & family have made are very sweet. I also love when they bring old family photos, of parents & grandparents weddings etc, to pop around the Barn, to really make it feel like their own personal space for the weekend.

Describe The Keeper and the Dell in 5 adjectives

Eclectic, Rustic, Unique, Bohemian, Romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at The Keeper and the Dell?

The whole venue is filled with the perfect spots for photos!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at The Keeper and the Dell?

yes, but we don't divulge!

What’s your favourite canapé?

For those on a budget, bowls of popcorn work well around 'Prosecco & Photos' time, but if you can push the boat out a little further, it's also nice to keep to Norfolk Vendors who can supply local grown produce, particularly amazing local shellfish for all your canapes & nibbles.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

We love it when the Street Food Trucks rock up, and one of the most popular is the Crepe Van.

What is The Keeper and the Dell most unique feature?

It's an idyllic location, the Dell, the 18th century worker's barn, the pretty cabin & vintage caravan, the bohemian off beat touches ~ the list goes on! Also our individual care & expertise in helping couples create their Day.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We have been in Conde Nast's Brides Magazine's Top 100 Venue Guide for four years in a row, but we are most proud of the personal feeling of truly connecting with our couples and understanding their needs & wishes.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferWe offer to our Bridebook Couples, complimentary Hygge Hut Accommodation for the Wedding Night