Top boutique hotel wedding venues in Norfolk
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If you’re planning a wedding in Norfolk, the Good Hotel Guide has picked some of Norfolk’s best boutique wedding venues with rooms
Many weddings have been cancelled this summer. One stat reported that as many as 64,000 couples in the UK have had to change the date of their special day until the Covid-19 health crisis subsides. While we might not be putting on our glad rags yet, we can look forward to celebrating with twice as much enthusiasm next year. With that in mind, here the Good Hotel Guide helps us to plan ahead with seven of the best boutique hotel wedding venues in Norfolk for celebrations to look forward to…
For something a little different on the north Norfolk coast, Cley Windmill is a characterful B&B and restaurant in a 19th-century grinding mill. A country aesthetic adorns the rooms, and small ceremonies take place in the beautiful round Sitting Room ,which can hold up to 22 people. Given the intimacy of the space, it’s all about bespoke occasions whether you opt for a daytime or an evening party - we’re particularly smitten with the option for dinner by candlelight.
• Titchwell Manor, Brancaster
A welcoming, red brick property, Titchwell Manor is a dedicated wedding coordinator and is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in two parts of the hotel. Opt for the bar area, which has views stretching out to sea, and log fires in the winter months, or the Conservatory Restaurant, which overlooks the walled garden. Guests can retire after the festivities to the 26 individually designed bedrooms.
• The Dial House, Reepham
‘I count only the sunny hours,’ reads the Latin inscription on the sundial set in the wall above the entrance to this eclectically decorated Georgian house. It is the faultless style that sets the whole place apart from other hotels. Each room takes its inspiration from an element of a 21st-century Grand Tour: China is done in blue and white to astonishing effect, while stepping into the Italian Palace room could create the illusion that you arriving in Italy itself.
• Congham Hall, King’s Lynn
Food is an important part of the experience at Congham Hall, where the herb garden plays a role in every dish thanks to more than 400 varieties that grow there. Understated and charming, this hotel near King’s Lynn caters for everything you need without being fussy. The grounds are beautiful and well cared for, and when it comes to weddings, the hotel can host small groups of 18 people in the Writing Room or up to 100 people in the restaurant. Afterwards stay in one of the 26 bedrooms.
• Morston Hall, Holt
Anne Boleyn’s birthplace (parts of Morston Hall date back to 1640) combines with a Michelin-starred restaurant to create a special atmosphere. Your wedding here can take place in the garden conservatory, or outside surrounded by nature and the Norfolk countryside. They will help with all the planning. Book one of the 13 bedrooms and enjoy afternoon cream tea on arrival, and full breakfast with fellow guests he following morning.
• The Assembly House, Norwich
This historic building makes a romantic setting for a wedding followed by an overnight stay. A Georgian gem in the centre of Norwich, the Assembly House invites you to visit in order to plan your day over complimentary canapes and fizz. Also licensed for civil and partnership ceremonies, it has a selection of rooms to choose from, or you can book the entire house for celebrations under glittering chandeliers in the Grand Hall, bedecked with your favourite flowers.
• Norfolk Mead, Norwich
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A lavish Georgian country house, Norfolk Mead makes a good s setting for a luxury wedding. Whether it’s an intimate ceremony for up to 40 guests, or a grand party of up to 250 people in the Garden Room, the hotel is licenced for civil weddings and civil partnerships, held in the beautiful grounds. From three-course wedding breakfasts to canape parties with champagne, all quotations are individually tailored for your big day.