The Woodyard at Worstead Estate

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£4900 - £7700 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
16 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
booked
A beautiful thatched barn set within a private 300 acre park in North Norfolk. A lake frames the beautifully restored Georgian buildings, space and time for you and your guests to celebrate.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£4,900
Maximum Price
£7,700
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Barn
Dining Capacity
120
Reception Capacity
160
No. of Bedrooms
16
Sleeps No. of People
31
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List

Venue

Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Landscaped Gardens
Disabled Access
Marquee Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
On-Site Parking
Pet-Friendly
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Your guests will arrive in Worstead Park via a grand lime tree avenue and travel through 300 acres of historic parkland to The Woodyard. The venue itself includes a lovingly restored thatched sawmill, courtyard and western terrace to enjoy the evening sun. For your ceremony you will have the choice of vaulted ceilings in the thatched barn, the bright and airy mulberry room or alfresco on our lake island. You may chose to arrive at the lake island for your ceremony in our vintage 1930s row boat. Your wedding breakfast will be prepared on site in our fully equipped kitchen. You will be able to support our sustainable practices by enjoying beer brewed on the estate as well as other estate produce. The West Terrace features the Worstead Mulberry, a 400 hundred year old mulberry bush, where you can take in the sunset with cocktails. The venue has a state-of-the-art sound system and everything you need to make this a party to remember. There are four beautifully renovated Georgian cottages on the estate sleeping a total of 31 guests. Each period cottage has been restored to the highest luxury standards and includes a hot tub. The bridal accommodation is directly opposite the venue and has its own private walled garden - ideal for gatherings the evening before the wedding. You're not just hiring a venue, you will be looked after by our experienced team and can enjoy everything the estate has to offer. Our equestrian centre can arrange private hacking or you can enjoy estate reared Wagyu beef in a private chef experience. We have beautiful walks on the estate and we are only a few minutes drive from the beaches of North Norfolk and the Broads National park.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Emily Hardesty
Welcome to Worstead Estate, a family run working farm where we take great care in everything we do. We invite you and your loved ones to join us and become part of the estate's rich history. We will be on hand to make you and your guests feel at home on the estate just as we have done for so many years.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1952
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
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Harriet and William
Happy couple Married on September
September 2022
Gorgeous Wedding
Dear Emily and the rest of the team at Worstead, Thank you so much for all your help in the lead up to, and on our wedding day. It has been exciting to have been one of the first few weddings at Worstead and to have seen the venue going from construction site to the beautiful venue it is today! We had a great day, and the venue looked absolutely gorgeous in the sunshine. We wish you all the best as a venue and hope to come back and visit the farm shop (coach house) once open! Best wishes, Harriet and Will x
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Amy and Greg
Happy couple Married on July
September 2022
Recommendation to anyone planning to get married.
Myself and Greg got married at Worstead Estate in July 2022, Emily was able to make sure the day ran smoothly and we really appreciated all the hard work that went on behind the scenes. We had an amazing day and would recommend her to anyone planning on getting married.
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Kat and Jonny
Happy couple Married on May
September 2022
Wonderful Memories
Thank you, Emily, for all your help and support to make our wedding day run so smoothly and for your extra sprinkle of styling expertise to help everything come together. We have so many wonderful memories and look forward to future stays on the estate! All the best with HED [Hardesty Event Design], love Mr and Mrs B x
Location & Contact Details

Address

North Walsham, Norfolk, England

Nearest Town

Norwich

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M11 J9

Nearest Train Station

Worstead Station

Nearest Airport

NWI or STN

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

The best weddings are always the most relaxed weddings. Harriet, William and their guest enjoyed the beautiful weather and setting in such warm and relaxed company. Everyone one was there to enjoy themselves and that's what counts.

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

Enjoy the process. It will all come together in the end so enjoy the planning process, and try not to stress or compare your ideas with others. Your wedding is meant to be about the two of you, and what the two of you love and enjoy, rather than worrying about the most recent trend or craze.

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

A firm favourite has to be the time a bride snuck off for dhol drum lessons every Sunday for 6 months. They had booked dhol drummers to announce the two of them into the room for the evening party - a nod to his Indian heritage, and once they were on the dance floor, she surprised him (and all the guests) with a solo dhol drum performance.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, natural, spacious, characterful and charming.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Lake Island during the golden hour before sunset is a favourite for couples. Dragonflies dance around the glass surface and a family of swans is often seen there as they nest on the island.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

We are not in a position to mention our clients or guests by name.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Sukiyaki Wagyu beef canapé - they really do melt in you mouth.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Has to be a hog roast - there are many fantastic street food vans you can book for your wedding.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The setting of the venue is Worstead Park - a Humphry Repton landscape untouched for 100 years until now. It plays host to all kinds of wildlife including deer, otter, water birds and dragonfly. You really are isolated in nature with only your loved ones and wildlife for company.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are most proud of the care taken by all our staff in hosting guests on the estate.