£1200 - £8500 for Venue Hire
Up to 110
1 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Set in the Suffolk countryside, Upthorpe Wood is THE COOLEST woodland venue with 2 large fairy lit barns, a woodland deck and 2 reception areas. Licensed for woodland civil ceremonies and elopements.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
3 day exclusive hire, including overnight stay in Bluebell cabin, in house bar, staff, 2 barns plus lots more. We are a blank canvas venue. You may choose your own suppliers and catering to suit your style and budget. We offer ceremony only hire, elopement hire or a full 3 day weekend package.
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Couple accommodation included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Choice of preferred caterers
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM


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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
Upthorpe Wood is a Dry Hire woodland venue, set on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, 9 miles outside Bury St Edmunds. Our amazing package includes 3 day weekend exclusive hire and allows you to bring in your own suppliers and caterers although we can recommend some of the best in the area if need be. We have a great bar company which we require all our couples to use. Upthorpe Wood is the perfect woodland wedding venue for the Couple looking for something totally different and extraordinary, we are proud to announce that untraditional and quirky rock our boat and therefore, we're a wedding venue unlike any other venue around, Upthorpe Wood will lead you on a journey...an adventure. A wedding never to be forgotten! Set in 2 acres the venue is wheelchair accessible and includes all amenities. Our rustic barn and cartlodge along with a woodland chill out lounge provide loads of undercover space, more than enough for all your guests. Holding just 15 weddings a year we are an exclusive venue and love it when our couples get creative with the space. Our hire period is for 3 days over the weekend so allows plenty of time to decorate and clear down, we also have a campsite for guests to stay over and a cute little Cabin for couples to use as a honeymoon suite.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Allan
We host 15 weddings maximum, per year to ensure that each and every one is spectacular. We love to hear all your amazing wedding plans and ideas, so please get in touch to come and have a chat.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jenny and Tom
Happy couple married in September
September 2018
We fell in love with Upthorpe from our first visit, it's a dreamy place where dreamy weddings take place.
We had our woodland wedding at the truly special place which is Upthorpe Wood in August this year. We fell in love with Upthorpe from our very first visit, it's a dreamy place where dreamy weddings take place � Our day was PERFECT and we created the fun, wonderful and ‘boho' day we had always dreamt of. We loved designing our day, especially as we wanted it to reflect us and be something we had fun planning and getting excited about rather than having the restrictions which a normal wedding venue has! It was absolutely magical seeing all of the hard work come together on the day! SO many special and beautiful memories created in the build up the day and the weekend of the wedding. The Bluebell cabin is totally gorgeous! Waking up, looking over the fields with our delivered picnic breakfast hamper the day after was so cute, whilst looking through our Polaroid snaps from Fox & Braces! Sarah and Alan are such lovely, friendly and supportive people too who allow all of the magic of your day to happen- our visits to the wood and many phone calls will be missed- thank you SO much Upthorpe for creating a magical place we could use for our wedding venue! We used many awesome suppliers too, who would HIGHLY recommend... My Kitchen your place for catering, Fox & Braces, Foxgloves & Alice, One curious Dream, Camilla Andrea, Anthology Vintage hire �� � Jen & Tom
Emma & Mark
Happy couple married in September
October 2017
So many lovely things to say, the setting is beautiful and full of natural backdrops.
We had our day here on 12th August. It was AMAZING! So many lovely things to say... The setting is beautiful and full of natural back drops, making for fantastic photos. Alan delivered the ceremony wonderfully and added his funny bits in with impeccable timing! There wasn't a dry eye during the ceremony, with tears of both laughter and joy. Sarah and Clair had decorated beautifully and we had a rainbow / village fete feel, with lots of colourful bunting and snail races. The donkeys were a real talking point, they were very photogenic and the kids loved riding them. We fear that the day will be remembered as 'the wedding with the donkeys' rather than Emma and Mark's wedding day! Clair and her team did an excellent job of delivering delicious, locally sourced, handmade 'street food' with all the condiments you can think of (in drooling just thinking about it!) The bar really comes alive with twinkly lights at night. We finished the day with a disco in the barn which was the perfect end to the perfect day. Sarah et al were totally supportive of our ideas and also gave us plenty of ideas to match our budget. They were always on hand for advice and recommendations and never pushy. The wanted us to have our day the that we wanted it and were absolutely AWESOME about all of it! If you want a wedding that's cool, outdoorsy and relaxed in a beautiful setting, I would recommend you talk to the guys at Upthorpe Wood!
Location & Contact Details


Readings lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2AP, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Bury St Edmunds

Nearest Motorway & Junction


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Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We love each one for its own uniqueness

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

Do it your way, after all it's your day.

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

Woodland dining as well as a first dance held under the stars to an acoustic guitar!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique, cool, untraditional, magical, gorgeous.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Oh here’s sooooo many, I wouldn’t know which to choose!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Toasted starbursts

What is your venue's most unique feature?

All of it!! The whole venue is totally unlike any other... Woodland Feasting possibly

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our friendships with the all our couples.