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

WOOD FARM BARN, BECCLES, SUFFOLK 01502 675 029 | Wood Farm Barn is situated in its own beautiful grounds, surrounded by a stunning rural landscape in an Area of Outstanding Beauty. The main barn and annex barn are surrounded by thatched outbuildings, a walled garden, a natural pond, a copse and a beautiful tree-lined avenue offering lots of opportunities for memorable photographs. At night the area can be lit with strategically placed lights giving enough illumination but without destroying the magical atmosphere of this rural venue. This attractive early 19th-century barn is spacious and bright with fullwidth stops leading up to the large picture window, allowing views of the stunning rural landscape in which the barn is situated. Many of the original features have been kept and the open beamed ceiling exposes the beautiful thatch. The couple have the choice of the ceremony being conducted in either of the two licensed buildings, main barn or annex barn, and after the ‘I dos’, as this venue is a DIY venue, it’s up to the couple to decide where they would like the reception to be. WOOLVERSTONE HALL, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK 07453 571 541 | With fields full of sheep on the approach and an abundance of trees the scene is set for Woolverstone Hall, a stunning Grade I listed curved Georgian mansion with all rooms overlooking the River Orwell. For ceremonies, The Leggett Room has classic panelling, an ornate ceiling rose and beautiful sash windows offering picturesque views. Steeped in history, it’s the most delightful of all the property’s Drawing Rooms and can host ceremonies of up to 75 guests. The breathtaking Orangery, bathed in an abundance of light and boasting panoramic views, has a classic lantern roof and walls of windows. The curved room is a brilliantly flexible space for your ceremony of up to 120 guests. St Michael’s Church is nestled amongst the trees on the Woolverstone Hall estate. With room for up to 200 guests, it’s a beautiful option for a church wedding. One of Suffolk’s few venues that can accommodate ceremonies for more than 200 guests, the Sports Hall can be transformed into an amazing ceremony location hosting up to 400 loved ones. Post-vows, all rooms are available for the wedding breakfast and reception; and when tying the knot here, a dedicated wedding planner is on hand to help every step of the way. 20