Your East Anglian Wedding - December 2022/Januar 2023 (Issue 58)

BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE These venues would be perfect for nuptials over the festive season KIMBERLEY HALL, WYMONDHAM, NORFOLK 01603 759 447 | A romantic Queen Anne house built in 1712 affording breathtaking views of a vast lake and private park designed by Capability Brown. The house is distinguished by a classical redbrick façade and projecting central pediment, curved colonnades, wings, turrets, and architectural features that provide it with its unique character and a symphony of colour when illuminated at night. Ceremonies inside the house take place in the Music Room which seats more than130 with its grand piano, marble fireplace and huge arched window looking on to the garden. Guests are seated beneath historic plasterwork and a magnificent chandelier. This room connects to the garden via the spiral staircase with its coffered dome, or to the West Wing entertainment area via the octagonal China Room with intricate plasterwork. These areas can accommodate extra guests seated or standing. There is unlimited capacity for any sized gathering with or without a marquee. Post-vows, guests are initially received in the Hall and the Music Room where they can be welcomed with a blazing fire and huge Christmas tree for weddings during the winter. Then they can be ushered through the curved colonnade into the vernacular-chic West Wing entertainment area with its state-of-the-art illuminated bar to dine and dance in the double-height Talman Room. This has the capacity for 150 or more guests (with extra space upstairs for extra dinner and after dinner guests in the sumptuous lounge with its comfy sofas). This area has a balcony from which to view the party beneath, enjoy the sophisticated lighting and laser system and giant rotating mirror ball in action or converse in comfort whilst the music and dancing are in full swing. New to 2023 is a unique underground nightclub with vaulted rooms in the cellars with a late licence to go beyond midnight (currently being refurbished). When choosing this big-day venue, couples benefit from a wine and food tasting; tailormade day with flexibility and choice of caterers; inhouse advice and a professional wedding planner. What’s more, there’s ample accommodation for 40 guests in the main house or cottages on the estate, including four-poster beds and a Drummonds double shower in the bridal suite which has a raised bath to enjoy spectacular views of the romantic lake and beautiful landscape. WINTER VENUES 19