Norfolk wedding venues: 22 perfect places

Glen Lodge, Bawburgh (photo: James Neale)

Glen Lodge, Bawburgh (photo: James Neale) - Credit: Archant

From eco-friendly field venues to magnificent mansions, there is a world of choice out there

Hales Hall and The Great Barn

Hales Hall and The Great Barn - Credit: Archant

- Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett

Exciting times at the Colney Suite as the hotel is currently undergoing an extensive makeover. Renovations should be finished in March, with a more neutral colour scheme and country house theme which is likely to prove popular with couples planning to tie the knot from spring.

- Hales Hall and The Great Barn, Loddon A medieval treasure, Hales Hall and Great Barn is a majestic venue surrounded by lavender-filled gardens and topiary hedges and meadows, fields and woodland. If you're looking at a big day with up to 300 guests to entertain this could be your venue, but it is also set up for more intimate affairs. - Glen Lodge, Bawburgh

The new Glen Lodge wedding venue opened in April last year, with a beautiful veranda decking area overlooking the golf course and the Yare Valley with stunning oak interior and ample space for your wedding ceremony, breakfast and reception - all in one room if you wish. The spacious rooms, with impressive wooden beams, a brick feature wall and wooden floors, create a visual blank canvas for your wedding, with endless possibilities to dress in your desired colours and decorations and can take up to 180 guests.

- Titchwell Manor, Titchwell

If you've set your hearts on a dream wedding in north Norfolk then Titchwell Manor must be on your list. This boutique 26-room hotel faces the gorgeous coastline, has a contemporary feel with beautiful styling and gardens and has earned a reputation as a must-visit place to eat, so your guests will be very well fed!

Mannington Hall (photo: Mark Bullimore)

Mannington Hall (photo: Mark Bullimore) - Credit: Archant

- Mannington Hall, Aylsham

Looking for an historical twist to your venue? How about the grounds of a hall built in 1460? Mannington Gardens has room for large marquees on the lawns opposite the hall and tearoom. For smaller parties use of the tearoom and alternative sites for small marquees/party tents can be arranged.

- Hautbois Hall, Little Hautbois

Another historic venue, Hautbois Hall offers several different places to hold your wedding ceremony including inside the barn, in the grounds overlooking the River Bure or on the tennis court lawn. Another option is a twilight ceremony, with a service at 7pm and the entertainment following straight on without many of the traditional formalities.

- Stower Grange, Norwich

Handsome Stower Grange Hotel, a 17th century former rectory, is set in two acres of pretty wooded grounds. The picturesque front of the house and magnificent mature trees make an ideal backdrop for photographs and the venue can take up to 100 guests for a wedding breakfast in either one of two special rooms.

- Dunston Hall, Norwich

Stoke Mill Restaurant in Stoke Holy Cross (photo: Sonya Duncan)

Stoke Mill Restaurant in Stoke Holy Cross (photo: Sonya Duncan) - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

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Set in 150 acres of beautiful Norfolk parkland, this superb venue offers a choice of beautiful reception rooms accommodating up to 250 guests and has a lined, purpose-built marquee set in the hotel gardens. If you're going to the Norfolk Bride magazine wedding shoe there this month you can see for yourself!

- Knights Barn, King's Lynn

One of West Norfolk's highest points with panoramic views of the countryside and across to the Wash, this beautifully converted 16th century country farm house and barns provides the perfect setting for a wedding with facilities for up to 180 guests and has a leisure club and Imagine Spa, formal gardens and grassland stretching to 11 acres.

- Ketteringham Hall, Wymondham

With 40 acres of woodland grounds, walled gardens and leafy avenues, Ketteringham Hall offers a most romantic wedding reception. Family and friends will be entertained in a marquee on the front lawns against the stunning backdrop of Ketteringham Hall and have 36 acres of grounds and a lake to enjoy.

- The Barn at Woodlands, Stokesby

Built in 1864, The Barn is full of traditional features and character and can be decorated any way you wish. The courtyard beside the barn and the landscaped reception gardens make both a lovely backdrop for wedding pictures and a really attractive setting for the drinks reception, a venue that makes the most of Norfolk's big skies and beautiful countryside.

- Wellington Wood, Northwold

Heacham Manor Hotel (photo: Chris Bishop)

Heacham Manor Hotel (photo: Chris Bishop) - Credit: Archant

This is a venue with a very different feel, offering eco-friendly, pet-friendly, family-friendly weddings in 70 acres of wildflower meadows and ancient woodlands. In the meadow you have a choice of temporary marquees for the wedding reception, from giant tipi hats to a vintage marquee, and from boho to bunting.

- Assembly House, Norwich

A fairytale wedding needs a fairytale setting and this historic house in the heart of Norwich offers a touch of Georgian splendour from glittering chandeliers to a gorgeous Grand Hall, which will bring your wedding photographs to life and become the backdrop to a stunning, stylish and magical day. With the Assembly House's reputation for fine dining your guests will also eat very well!

- Holkham Hall, Holkham

This magnificent Palladian hall has been hosting lavish celebrations for centuries and makes a stunning wedding venue. Options include the Lady Elizabeth Wing - a blank canvas to bring your dream wedding to life - the idyllic Temple tucked away in the parkland, or the magnificent setting of Holkham by the lake.

- Stoke Mill, Stoke Holy Cross

There has been a mill across the River Tas at Stoke Holy Cross for seven centuries, so if you're looking for a venue with character this could be just the ticket. The handsome restaurant has recently undergone major refurbishment to create a beautiful space for your guests and there are some lovely spaces outside to enjoy as well.

- King's Lynn Town Hall, King's Lynn

Titchwell Manor

Titchwell Manor - Credit: Archant

The town hall in King's Lynn can boast over eight centuries of heritage and a wealth of architectural features which give its rooms character and a sense of occasion. From the Grade I Listed medieval Stone Hall, with its impressive stone floor and oak beamed ceiling to the ornate Georgian Assembly Room, the complex offers elegant rooms perfect for hosting your special day.

- Heacham Manor, Heacham

This grade II listed manor house offers a charming and tranquil venue alongside the north west Norfolk coast. A particular attraction is that it can easily cater for 100+ guests for the ceremony, reception and bedroom accommodation and has a boutique spa, 18-hole golf course and the Mulberry Restaurant.

- Barnham Broom, Norwich

The space and flexibility of the complex at Barnham Broom is ideal for ceremonies, meaning that you can enjoy your entire day at the same venue. You can choose to have your ceremony in a suite overlooking the golf courses, or step outside for an al fresco celebration surrounded by views of the stunning Norfolk countryside for a truly romantic day.

- St Giles House Hotel, Norwich

The hotel's star feature is the wood-panelled Walnut Suite with its amazing chandelier lighting, which seats up to 50 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast and can accommodate up to 80 evening guests. The art deco styled, boutique hotel also has 24 rooms, from fabulous doubles to gorgeous and opulent suites for you and your guests.

- The Hoste, Burnham Market

Park Farm Country Hotel in Hethersett (photo: Park Farm Country Hotel)

Park Farm Country Hotel in Hethersett (photo: Park Farm Country Hotel) - Credit: Archant

Those wanting an intimate country chic celebration will be looking at The Hoste, near the north Norfolk coast. The Hoste features the stunning Garden Room with its own bar, which opens onto a walled garden and accommodates celebrations for up to 200 guests. The Hoste's 62 bedrooms make it ideal for accommodating wedding guests as a group.

- Wensum Valley Hotel, Norwich

Set in 250 acres of stunning Norfolk countryside, Wensum Valley Hotel, Golf and Country Club provides unique and romantic surroundings for your special day. With idyllic views across the magnificent Wensum Valley, the marquee-lined function room and beautiful patio area offers a tranquil and romantic atmosphere for you and up to 250 guests.

- The Boathouse, Ormesby

Looking for something different? How about arriving at your ceremony on an Edwardian launch called Gentleman Jim? That is one of the highlights on offer at The Boathouse, as well as the option of getting married either under a beautiful wedding arbour outside on the decking or inside with the backdrop of the Ormesby Broad.