Your East Anglian Wedding - February/March 2023 (Issue 59)

GROOMS, FASHION, BEAUTY, HONEYMOONS, AND MORE… A minimoon to Ireland WIN! A room with a veiw Be inspired by 2023 venue styling trends FEB/MAR 2023 £3.55 MARRIAGE MATERIAL Be inspired by local couples NORTH NORFOLK Where to wed in the region A story to tell Historic wedding venues

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REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER What to look out for in this issue 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on all the latest from around the region 13 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 89 HOT TOPIC Local experts offer stellar advice 96 COMPETITION A fairytale escape awaits at Ballygally Castle in Northern Ireland CONTENTS FEBRUARY/MARCH 2023 VENUES 19 GOING LOCAL Where to wed in North Norfolk 29 A STORY TO TELL Wedding venues steeped in history FEATURES 59 FROM CAMBRIDGE WITH LOVE The historic city of Cambridge provides the perfect backdrop for this shoot 63 A ROOM WITH A VIEW Discover the 2023 venue styling trends to be inspired by 67 LOVE LOCAL Check out these lovely wedding products made by local companies On the cover This issue’s cover has been sponsored by Cambridgeshire-based Eternity Hall Photography ( which was captured at a shoot at Kimbolton Castle. 59 29 67 3

REAL WEDDINGS 35 SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW Kerry and Chip had a colourful wedding day at Chaucer Barn 40 LOVE AND LAUGHTER Lucy and Teejay’s wedding had a very special guest 47 FULL STEAM AHEAD Kevin and Samantha had a glorious autumnal day at Mid Norfolk Railway Station 53 CHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTS Madeleine and Michael’s day had a gorgeous burgundy, navy and blush colour scheme HONEYMOONS 94 HONEYMOON NEWS The newest openings and honeymoon destinations FASHION & BEAUTY 74 STRIKING SILHOUETTES Make your entrance in style in a fabulous fishtail dress, a fairytale-inspired ballgown or a slinky little number 80 SUSTAINABLE STYLES These designers offer something green as they promote their latest collections created using eco-friendly fabrics 84 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with these must-haves for the bride-to-be 86 BEAUTY Q&A Our local professionals solve your problems 40 94 GROOMS 93 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 84 74 93 4

The Haycock Suite, this iconic venue guarantees the grandest of arrivals and is ideal at keeping you and your wedding party together for the entire day. With its own private entrance featuring a traditional fireplace, stylish bar, high ceilings, original oak beams and enchanting garden, this is a space that captures hearts. Enjoy planning your wedding, from saying yes to the dress, choosing beautiful flowers, selecting a delectable menu, hiring a talented photographer and other elements that will make for a stunning day. Please contact or 01780 782223. Haycock Manor Hotel, Wansford - in - England, Peterborough PE8 6JA T: 01780 782223 | E: | Your Perfect Location TO S AY ‘ 1 DO ’

I feel really lucky to have been able to work on Your East Anglian Wedding for the last two issues, it’s been a pleasure. After the legend that was Sarah Reeve, who had been on the title for many a year and moved on to pastures new in October 2022, there was only one option for me: I wanted to look after the readers, advertisers and wedding industry friends until I knew you would be in safe hands. Step up, the lovely Melissa Cullen. She’s taking a leap from editing Your Surrey Wedding, and moving up north oh very slightly, to take the helm of Your East Anglian Wedding. There’s only one thing I needed to say to her, ‘You’re going to love it!’. For a nature lover like me you’re blessed with the coast and countryside, with a town or two thrown in for some metropolitan vibes. The love of nature and sustainability has shone through in all the real weddings and features I’ve worked on in this short time. The venues are certainly to die for, from grand historic mansions to rustic barns and boutique hotels, there’s something for everyone and I’m going to miss learning more about the region. This issue, check out where to wed in North Norfolk on page 19, and if it’s a venue with history you’re looking for take a look at page 29. We love to champion local businesses here at Your East Anglian Wedding, and on page 67 to 71 we meet a handful of professionals in the local area. For 2023, there’s a whole host of wedding trends to be inspired by which we cover over on page 63 and finally, for true inspiration, read our local couples’ stories in four real wedding features this issue from page 35 to 56. All the best, take care Danielle x Danielle Harvey, Managing Editor Thank you ISSN 2052-0514 EDITORIAL 01376 535 611 Danielle Harvey | Managing Editor Kelly Andrews | Deputy Managing Editor and Beauty Editor Melissa Cullen | Senior Editor, Grooms and Travel Editor Claire Ridley | Fashion Editor DESIGN 01376 535 616 Graphic Designers Stephanie Hodder | Vicky O’Connor Artwork & Content Coordinator Lorna Butcher Digital Marketing Coordinator Katie Laley Web Development Manager Stuart Weatherley ADVERTISING Sales & Events Director Sarah Ellis | 01376 538 490 Account Manager Penny Potter | 01376 538 482 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 Accounting Manager | Derrick James Your East Anglian Wedding is solely owned, published and designed by KD Events & Publishing. Whilst every effort was made to ensure the information in this magazine was correct at the time of going to press, the publishers cannot accept legal responsibility for any errors or omissions, nor can they accept responsibility for advert content, or of the standing of advertisers or by the editorial contributions. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher. Your East Anglian Wedding is published six times a year. @YourEastAnglianWedding @CWM_YEAW @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and EVENTS & PUBLISHING cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS 10 An on-trend design from Marnies Bakery. From barns to hotels, North Norfolk is where it’s at. 19 89 29Awe-inspiring historic wedding venues I adore these Peaky Blinders-style cars. 6

Lucy’s gorgeous horse was certainly a scene-stealer at her wedding to Teejay. Get to know your local wedding suppliers. 63 67 Madeleine and Michael’s day had a gorgeous burgundy, navy and blush colour scheme. Cambridge provided the perfect backdrop for this shoot. 53 59 40 I love the micro-wedding trend that’s set to stay. 47 It was all aboard the love train for Kevin and Samantha. EDITOR’S LETTER 7

NEWS Nearlywed The latest news from around the region 2023’S CAKE EXPECTATIONS Marnie’s Bakery, based in Sudbury, Suffolk, is known for its unique and creative wedding cakes. Using locally sourced ingredients – free range eggs from Knights Hill Farm in Cockfield – and homemade jams, curds and fillings ensure the most outstanding flavour and uphold its sustainable practices. Baker and owner Lillie Marnie will guide you through the process of choosing your big-day bake allowing you to have a truly memorable experience. Call 07895 141 025 or visit Psst! We love this on-trend pressed-petal wedding cake design which will be huge in 2023! NEW SPA OFFERINGS Weavers’ House Spa at The Swan at Lavenham Hotel, Suffolk has a new offer for some much-needed me-time. Our Place, Your Face includes three blissful hours of using the facilities incuding Weavers’ heat and relaxation suites. Indulge in the outdoor vitality pool, heated to 38 degrees, spend time in the sauna and steam room, and unwind in the peaceful lounge – fluffy robe, slippers and towels are provided! Also included is a DIY facial where the Weavers’ team will pick out a selection from the Temple Spa range to match your skin type, and an instruction card will explain how to apply the products for the best possible results as you cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturise, all while unwinding at Weavers’. Priced at £55 per person, Our Place, Your Face is ideal for individuals or groups of up to six people, pre-booking is recommended but essential for larger parties. To book call 01787 246 246 or email For more information visit NEW ACCOMMODATION West Barsham Estate in North Norfolk, is an ideal holiday retreat for friends or families pre- or post-wedding! Enveloped by vast Norfolk skies, 2,500 acres of farmland and just a few miles inland from the county’s popular coastline, the remote and beautiful retreat is now offering travellers a special place to stay and explore. Extensively and comprehensively decorated by renowned interior designer Flora Soames, Barsham Barns now comprise six luxury self-catering barns sleeping from four to 14, while Meadow House – the former dower house – sleeps up to 14. Ideal as a couple’s getaway or for week-long parties with friends and family, the elegantly decorated barns are also dog-friendly, so no member of the family need be left behind. When taken together, the estate can host up to 66 guests, providing the perfect venue for a magical Norfolk wedding, paired with a ceremony at one of the charming local parish churches. Check out 9 NEWS

RIVERSIDE WEDDING PACKAGES Graduate Cambridge is a handcrafted hotel inspired by the prestigious University of Cambridge and its surrounding town. The hotel offers riverside event spaces, inspiring service, and a wide range of customisable catering capabilities. The riverside Gazebo offers the perfect location overlooking the River Cam for a quintessentially Cambridge wedding. What’s more, the hotel has launched its 2023 wedding packages from £34 per person based on a minimum of 30 guests which includes: Menu tasting for the couple - dedicated hotel coordinator - room hire for the wedding breakfast and evening reception - red carpet reception - white linen tablecloths and napkins - use of cake stand and knife - reception glass of prosecco for the couple - easel stand for your table. Visit the website DESIGNER LAUNCH From showstopping separates to head-turning accessories, British brand The Pantry Bridalwear is doing things differently. First opening in the leafy town of Saffron Walden in 2019, its new home, as of September 2022, is in Cambridge city centre. Founded by Eloise Rigby, also the force behind The Pantry Underwear, the store stocks a modern edit of British designers such as Rita Colson and Bon Bridé. However, excitingly, The Pantry Bridalwear has unveiled its first-ever own label collection aiming to help the contemporary bride make a statement on her wedding day. The 31-piece Originals collection features items such as jackets, skirts, tops and dresses as well as a range of accessories that are created from the waste fabric produced during the making of the main collection items. Brides will be able to browse designs featuring fabrics such as silk, organza and honeycomb waffle, with added details such as raw hems and pockets. Discussing the collection, founder and designer Eloise says, “I wanted to create a collection with the purpose of helping brides to feel like themselves on their day by offering a modern take on bridalwear which will truly reflect and elevate their existing personal style. “We’ve deliberately explored original texture and silhouettes to bring a refreshing twist to the bridal industry. You’ll also find items that can be added or removed with the choice of complementing accessories such as our oversized hair bows and waffle belts. Each piece in the collection is lovingly designed and manufactured responsibly here in the UK; each garment is unique as it’s made to measure ensuring minimal wastage. This very much echoes our ethos of ‘do you on your day’.” Check out INNOVATIVE NEW GUEST BOOK Launched this year, Bable & Co.’s audio guest book will literally be the talk of your guests as they leave you a message on your big day! Based on a retro GPO telephone, the new guest book from this Suffolk-based company is easy to use, simply pick up the receiver and leave your message after the newlyweds’ pre-recorded greeting. Clients are supplied with a link to listen back to messages, or you can have them on a USB or even a bespoke vinyl LP – keep the voices of your wedding day forever! Call 01473 928 722 or visit KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR… Bake a Shoe’s newest range of handmade wedge cake handbags! Hand-iced to order with realistic faux frosting, fruit and sprinkles they’re perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth and eye for glamour. Made from a mixture of felt, vegan leather, foam, polymer paste and Bake a Shoe’s secret icing recipe, they’re hand-painted for a master finishing touch. Currently available in Victoria Sponge and Rainbow Sprinkles, although handbags can be made into any requested cake by the Bake a Shoe team in five to six weeks weeks. Priced £185, available from 10

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FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ENTER ONLINE VIA OUR WEBSITE WWW.YOUREASTANGLIAN.WEDDING SIMPLY BOOTH-IFUL Based in Suffolk, Bable & Co. provide a luxury photo booth hire service across East Anglia. Made in England, its Everybooth design is the most luxurious in the world with high-end technology; it’s been handcrafted to perfection, guaranteeing studio-quality photos every time. As well as a DSLR camera, the booth is equipped with professional lighting, a top-of-the-line printer and touch screens. As well photos you can make GIFs and videos, and immediately share and print them for guests. I​n addition to this, the booth is fully portable without the need for power or cables from the mains. We’ve teamed up with Bable & Co. to offer the following: If you mention Your East Anglian Wedding magazine when booking the Booth Prints Package you’ll receive the audio guest book worth £249 for free! The Prints Package (£495) includes three-hour hire, including personalised guest book and two prints per visit. The Audio Guest Book launched this year and is based on a retro GPO telephone. Guests simply pick up the receiver and leave a message. A link is supplied for couples to listen back to messages, but why not get them all on a USB or even on one of the company’s bespoke vinyl LPs? Check out Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs WIN A TEAM HEN BUNDLE Fresh to Team Hen’s digital shelves are these new bride-to-be must-haves. The new Bride Make Up Bag (£14), complete with gold and chenille sewn-on patches, is ideal for stashing all those daily make up essentials in – and will look pictureperfect in the getting ready snaps on the big day! The matching Bride Weekend Bag (£38) is your new go-to holdall for both the hen do and honeymoon and can be paired with the coordinating Bride Travel Pouch (£16). All of the items are available to order in the brand’s blue Wifey design too! Check out County Wedding Magazine readers have the chance to win a Team Hen Bride bag bundle including a make up bag, weekend bag and travel bag worth £68! Freebies &OFFERS FREEBIES & OFFERS 13

Pre-register for all of our events at ASCOT RACECOURSE, 26TH FEBRUARY, 2023 WEMBLEY STADIUM, 8TH OCTOBER, 2023 MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD, 16TH APRIL, 2023 THE BRENTWOOD CENTRE, DATE TO BE RELEASED SOON X Sarah Here at County Wedding Magazines and Events HQ we’re looking forward to kickstarting our Spring 2023 wedding show season – perfect for all those couples that got engaged over the festive period. From must-visit local fairs in some of the region’s best wedding venues to our larger Signature Wedding Shows, we can’t wait to welcome nearlyweds to our events and help plan their wedding day. Each event will boast a huge range of specialists who will be on hand to talk through your planning ideas and requirements; venues, bridal boutiques, photographers, florists, cake makers and more, there’s everything you could need to plan your wedding under one roof. On the day refreshments will be available to purchase from each of the venue’s on-site restaurants, bars and cafés. Couples will need to pre-register in advance for an allocated arrival time, although on the day visitors are always welcome, and attending our shows are free! For more information, visit County Wedding Events’ website. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events. Sarah Ellis, Sales and Events Director County Wedding Events. Psst! Our pre-registered Signature Wedding Show visitors will have the chance to win a £250 gift voucher courtesy of A date for your diary... GREATEXPECTATIONS

WEDDING SHOWS SPRING 2023 ALL EVENTS 11AM - 3PM unless otherwise stated /CountyWeddingEvents @CountyWedEvent @countyweddingevents At County Wedding Events each show is professionally and meticulously run to ensure a variety of suppliers are on hand to help you plan your big day and are hosted by some of the loveliest premier venues in your area. All our shows offer you free entry and parking, a goody bag each containing gifts, and useful local information to plan your wedding. You will also have the opportunity to enter prize draw competitions and take advantage of exclusive offers and discounts on the day. BERKS, BUCKS & OXON SUN 12 MAR | RACKLEYS CHILTERN HILLS Marlow Road, Cadmore End, Bucks, HP14 3PP SUN 2 APR | THE COMPLEAT ANGLER Bisham Road, Marlow Bridge, Marlow, SL7 1RG

As part of KD Events and Publishing Ltd, County Wedding Events (CWE) is ideally placed to offer you a wealth of experience organising events in the wedding industry. If you would like more information about either holding a wedding show at your venue or exhibiting at any of our shows, please contact us at, call 01376 514000 or visit WORK WITH US ESSEX LONDON SUSSEX EAST ANGLIA SUN 26 MAR HAYCOCK MANOR Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6JA SUN 16 APR SELDEN BARNS Selden Lane, Patching, Worthing, BN13 3UL 12PM-4PM SUN 19 FEB MORDEN HALL Morden Hall Road, SM4 5JD SUN 14 MAY MORDEN HALL Morden Hall Road, SM4 5JD SUN 14 MAY BRAXTED PARK Great Braxted, Witham, CM8 3EN SAT 1 APR HOUCHINS WEDDING VENUE Houchin’s Lane, Coggeshall, Colchester, CO6 1RT 12PM-4PM SUN 12 MAR LAYER MARNEY TOWER Layer Marney, Colchester, CO5 9US WEDDING SHOWS SPRING 2023 ALL EVENTS 11AM - 3PM unless otherwise stated

• Free entry • First 100 couples receive a free wedding journal keepsake • Goody bag for each couple • Up to 200 stands • Bridal fashion shows • Huge number of wedding specialists including venues • Demonstration areas • Competitions • Entertainment • Refreshments • And more... Pre-register and attend the show to have a chance to win a fabulous spa break worth £250 courtesy of Pre-register at Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, KT13 0SL SUNDAY 16 APRIL 2023 | 11AM - 3:30PM MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, CM15 9NN DATE TO BE RELEASED SOON THE BRENTWOOD CENTRE High Street, Berkshire, SL5 7JX SUNDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2023 | 11AM - 3.30PM ASCOT RACECOURSE London, HA9 0WS SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 2023 | 11AM - 4PM WEMBLEY STADIUM Sponsored by

Kimberley Hall, Wymondham, Norfolk NR18 0RT @kimberleyhallnorfolk The Venue for All Seasons Accommodation: 18 in Hall / 12 in Garden Cottage / 6-8 in Ground Floor East Wing Apartment / 2-4 in Gatehouse CIVIL CEREMONIES WEDDINGS PARTIES CORPORATE HOSPITALITY SEMINARS MUSICAL & OPEN AIR EVENTS DINNERS @kimberleyhallnorfolk @Kimberleyvenue Bespoke wedding receptions in a unique and exclusive location in North Norfolk. Catering by Walpoles Kitchen and others - special food for your special day 01263 584175 Image by David Blake

NORTH NORFOLK Where to tie the knot North of the county CURDS HALL BARN 07377 138 882 | Dating from the 17th century, Curds Hall Barn is set within 12 acres of parkland and arable fields, including mature woodland, a pond, and a lawn which is surrounded by uninterrupted views of the Norfolk countryside. Curds Hall Barn is made up of two conjoined rooms: The Main Barn is the venue’s showpiece. Light and airy, it has whitewashed walls showcasing unique chequered brick and flintwork, high vaulted ceilings with original beams and contemporary lighting. The Woodshed provides a contrasting space with its darker wood cladding and atmospheric lighting – the perfect blank canvas for a romantic and intimate wedding breakfast. Festoon lighting and a firepit outside the main entrance create a welcoming atmosphere into the evening and make a great space for food trucks to pull up. Ceremonies for up to 120 loved ones can take place in the following: The Main Barn, as previously described is a bright room with huge, glazed doors and underfloor heating. The Woodshed, a contrasting setting to the Main Barn, has dark wood-clad walls, upright beams mark a natural aisle down the centre of the room and can be dressed with swags of fabric or fairylights for a magical feel. For al fresco nuptials, couples can tie the knot under the Old Oak Tree, positioned on the edge of the woodland, or outside on the lawn to the rear of the barn with stunning uninterrupted views of the Norfolk countryside. It has an adjoining open-fronted Cartshed with beautiful original brickwork and upright beams which can be decorated. Post-vows, wedding breakfasts and receptions can take place for up to 120 loved ones in both The Woodshed and Main Barn. The Woodshed has long rustic dining tables and limewashed Chivari chairs and can host an evening reception for up to 200 guests with ample space for a band and dancefloor. Long rustic dining tables can fill the length of The Main Barn for banquet-style dining and can take tall floral arrangements due to the high vaulted ceilings. Alternatively, this space is used for an evening reception for up to 200 guests with a bar in the same room as the dancefloor and access to the loft area – the perfect space for a snug breakout area. When tying the knot here, couples have access to a dedicated wedding coordinator and, although Curds Hall Barn is a dry hire venue, it can provide many of the services needed such as heating, lighting, tables and chairs, lavatories, a PA system and a staffed bar, leaving couples to focus on the elements that they want to enjoy putting together. LOCAL VENUES 19

THE WOODYARD AT WORSTEAD ESTATE 01692 536 226 | Arriving in Worstead Park, via a grand lime tree avenue, guests travel through 300 acres of historic parkland to The Woodyard. The centrepiece of the landscape is an 11-acre lake complete with lake island, boathouse and summerhouse – all of which are part of the hire. The Woodyard includes a lovingly restored thatched sawmill, courtyard and west-facing terrace to enjoy the evening sun. The listed building is around 300-years-old; the walls supporting the thatched roof are a patchwork of traditional red brick and lime mortar and is in keeping with the other Georgian buildings within the park. For each element of the wedding day there’s a dedicated space. Ceremonies can take place either in the Mulberry Room (120 guests), Thatched Barn (120) or on the lake island (60) – where you may choose to arrive for your ceremony via the venue’s very own vintage rowboat! Inside The Woodyard, the interior design makes the most of the historic building and reflects the industrial heritage of the space but with all the modern amenities you could require. The venue has the capacity for a wedding breakfast of up to 120 guests and evening receptions of up to 160 across any of the following areas. The Thatched Barn, with its vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, Georgian brick walls and soft lighting, is the venue’s most romantic space. Later on, when the sun is setting, enjoy afterdinner drinks on the West Terrace and your first dance in the barn. Forming the southern wing of The Woodyard, and once home to the sawmill which now stands just outside, The Mulberry Room is a light and bright blank canvas for the wedding breakfast. Alternatively host your wedding ceremony in The Mulberry Room before retiring to the Thatched Barn for a candlelit supper. Opposite the venue is Estate Cottage which constitutes the bridal accommodation and has its own private walled garden. While 31 additional guests can stay across the estate in the Estate Cottage, Holly House, New Lane Cottage and Gate House North. THE DIAL HOUSE 01603 879 900 | Nestled within the heart of Norfolk The Dial House is a grand Georgian, Grade II listed building set in the picturesque and historic Market Town of Reepham – just 30 minutes from the Norfolk Broads National Park as well as the North Norfolk Coastline. To the front of this historic property, the terrace is quite the sun trap, with shade for those that want it, and is the perfect place to enjoy a drinks reception of local tipple! The interior is an eclectic mix of Georgian elegance and playful, contemporary, mid-century modern influence. The venue boasts a retail wing ‘Vegas Vintage’ which means all you can see you can buy. When couples choose this big-day venue, they can tie the knot in the quaint Drawing Room perfect for intimate weddings. Or, for a larger wedding, there’s a beautiful church just opposite. For the reception, couples have exclusive use of the venue, you get the entirety of the venue as your playground, all eight bedrooms and all the quirky spaces within ‒ from formal dining rooms, secret rooms behind bookcases and neon-lit cellars it’s yours for the day. Tatum Reid @tatum_reid Aurora Grey Photo @auroragreyphoto 20

Find us on North Walsham Rd | Crostwick | Norwich | NR12 7BG Civil Ceremonies and Wedding receptions 25 years experience in wedding events Over 3 acres of beautiful grounds for photos Free Deluxe room for newlyweds Professional in house catering and bespoke menus 16 Comfortable and spacious ensuite rooms Beautiful setting in rural Norfolk WWW.OLDRECTORYCROSTWICK.COM 01603 738513 Exclusive Wedding Venue Fun & Flexible | Exclusive Hire | Bespoke Packages | Luxury Glamping TO REQUEST A VIEWING CALL 01953 715319

HEACHAM MANOR HOTEL, HUNSTANTON ROAD, HEACHAM, NORFOLK PE31 7JX ON WINTER WEDDINGS 2023/2024 Book your wedding for a Sunday or Thursday between 1st November 2023 - 31st March 2024 and save £1000! SAVE £1000! Terms and conditions apply. Minimum 50 Guests for Ceremony and Wedding Breakfast required. Excludes ceremony and reception only weddings. More info at To arrange a viewing or to speak to our team please call 01485 536030 or email PLEASE QUOTE REF: East22 OUR BEAUTIFUL VENUE. Your Special Day. HM WEDDING OFFER EAST ANGLIAN WEDDINGS HALF SEPT22.indd 1 21/10/2022 16:49 Home to the © Steve Mulvey Photography Marry. Celebrate. Meet. Dragon Hall is a magnificent 15th century trading hall and courtyard garden located in the heart of Norwich. Blending historic detail with sleek, contemporary touches, it’s a stunning creative canvas for weddings, parties, and important events. Fully licensed for marriages and civil partnerships, Dragon Hall is the perfect all-inone wedding venue for your special day. We are also happy to host just your evening reception. To arrange a viewing please email our team: Find out more

HANSE HOUSE 01553 775 678 | Situated in historic King’s Lynn, Grade I listed Hanse House is the last surviving Hanseatic Warehouse in England. It has a delightful, enclosed courtyard for photos, canapés and drinks! Ceremonies take place in the Hanse Suite Ceremony Room with 40 guests which boasts gorgeous beams with a view over the quay and the courtyard. Post-vows the Hanse Suite Ceremony Room can host 40 people, and the Gallery 80 for seated receptions and evening dos of up to 100 loved ones. What’s more, when tying the knot here there’s also on-site accommodation available. HOLKHAM HALL 01328 713 108 | Nestled amid a 3,000-acre rolling deer park, you’ll find Holkham Hall, an 18th-century mansion with the grandest of staterooms, each as captivating as the next. From the sumptuous Saloon with its gilded coffered ceiling and rich caffoy walls, and the suitably roman Statue Gallery, to the showstopping Marble Hall with its 50ft domed ceiling, towering columns and sweeping staircase. Its splendid colonnade was inspired by the Temple of Fortuna Virilis, while the breathtaking ceiling is reminiscent of the Pantheon, both in Rome. Overseeing your ceremony from the niches above are statues of ancient Greek and Roman Gods, brought home from Italy by the first Earl of Leicester. Palladian in style, Holkham Hall boasts a grand exterior. Its iconic south façade, with a breathtaking portico overlooking the parterre gardens and Grade II listed fountain, makes for a perfect backdrop. Couples can tie the knot in The Marble Hall with up to 170 loved ones, The Statue Gallery (100) or al fresco in the Temple with 25 loved ones, and a further 100 guests outside. Tucked away in a Bohemian Woodland among ancient trees the Temple lends itself perfectly to a more relaxed whimsical wedding. Post-vows, The Lady Elizabeth Wing seats up to 200. Originally built as a Victorian bowling alley it’s steeped in history. Alternatively, dinner for 150+ can be held in one of three marquee locations: Holkham by the Lake, a magnificent setting, the Walled Garden adds an enchanting, botanical feel, next to The Temple romantic and whimsical. Holkham has just a limited number of wedding dates available each year to ensure every couple receives undivided attention. The team are on hand throughout the whole planning process and on the big day itself to guarantee that you have an unforgettable day. 23 LOCAL VENUES

THE OLD GATE HOUSE 07801 243 927 | The Old Gatehouse is located at Bexwell, Downham Market, designated as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade II Listed building, it’s been interpreted as the surviving 15th-century gatehouse of Bexwell Hall. This unique ancient building provides a wonderful venue for your wedding or private function. The exterior has been landscaped and also has a woodland area at the rear complete with a shepherd’s hut, which provides an excellent backdrop for photographs. Licensed for ceremonies and receptions, the interior has been beautifully but sympathetically restored and fitted with modern amenities. Seating up to 80 guests for a wedding reception (120 if standing), your whole wedding can be at the one venue. SENNOWE PARK 01603 757 658 | Sennowe is a large and impressive Edwardian Grade II* listed house set on a knoll overlooking terraced gardens and sweeping parkland. Offering picture-perfect settings in abundance, its Edwardian Garden statuary, flower filled urns and topiary make for a stunning location for a marquee. While The Italianate gardens overlook rolling parkland and offer glimpses of the romantic Boathouse on the park lake – the perfect place for a honeymoon. Ceremonies of up to 120 people can take place either in the panelled Long Room in the house or in the beautiful 70ft flower-filled Winter Garden. The colonnade around two sides of the house is the perfect place for a string quartet to play for guests during the reception. After the ‘I dos’, the terraced gardens or parkland are ideal locations for a marquee with capacity up to 250 guests, with the Winter Garden suitable for smaller weddings of 50. The latter is unique, filled with geraniums and climbing flowers all spring and summer, the central marble fountain creates a charming feature. This conservatory is regularly used for films and photoshoots, it creates a magical venue for a wedding ceremony or reception. When tying the knot here couples have exclusive use of the venue and a one-night stay for the wedding party which includes; access to bedrooms from 9am on the wedding day plus a complimentary light continental brunch for up to 10 people. A complimentary bottle of champagne is also included in the Bridal Suite; the bedrooms have been decorated to a high standard and are extremely comfortable with stunning views across the terraced gardens and parkland. Included in the venue hire is the help of an event management team to guide and assist you from the moment of booking through to and including your big day. 24

HAPPY VALLEY NORFOLK 01485 600 719 | Happy Valley Norfolk is a unique and secluded woodland wilderness venue, boasting a lake and wide Norfolk sky views. The woodland gardens and open glades, with little lake and bridged island, make a picture-perfect setting for weddings. The site comprises a traditional carrstone and flint barn with an indoor bar, and a larger industrial-style barn with a cocktail bar plus undercover adjoining courtyard ‒ perfect for al fresco celebrations! For vows, the woodland and the island are very popular, followed by a reception utilising the outdoor areas for a wedding breakfast of up to 180 guest and reception (300). There’s plenty of indoor space should the weather not be suitable. For staying guests, the site offers glamping accommodation, a luxurious treehouse, log cabins with private hot tubs and shepherds huts. STABLES 01485 600 210| Situated in King’s Lynn, away from the bustle of Ffolkes hotel, the Stables is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day boasting its own private courtyard with large rustic wooden stable doors, fairylights and a pergola with outdoor heaters. Many couples take to decorating around the pergola with flowers as a great feature-piece for outside; there’s plenty of space for a DJ, live band or anything else in mind. The Stables has its own ceremony room, main function room, bridal suite, and licensed bar, all light and airy spaces with neutral colours. For the ‘I dos’, depending on the time of year, the private courtyard is the perfect location for a ceremony with up to 120 guests, or inside within the function space which also caters for 120 loved ones. For smaller nuptials, the ceremony room seats 60. Post-vows, receptions take place in the main function space which has access to the beautiful courtyard and its own private bar. It holds 120 seated guests, and up to 200 for evening receptions. However, the space can also contract using partition walls to make the space feel much more intimate for smaller weddings. When tying the knot here, couples benefit from a wide range of recommended suppliers and a two-night stay in the stunning bridal suite, The Hayloft. Included with wedding packages this suite is complete with hot tub and is the perfect space for the bridal party to stay the night before the wedding. With lots of natural light and plenty of mirrors (!) it’s the ideal location to get pampered on the morning of the wedding. Housekeepers ensure it’s refreshed ready for the wedding night - it really is the cherry on top of a Stables wedding! What’s more, outside the venue is Ffolkes famous ‘container golf’, treat your guests by exclusively hiring out the space for an hour or two on your wedding day. If not, it’s the perfect place to relax the night before your wedding with your friends and family. 25 LOCAL VENUES

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CHAUCER BARN Venue contact details: 01263 577 733 | Set in the rolling hills of North Norfolk, the award-winning gardens (2nd place Royal Horticultural Society 2019 garden photography competition) are a mixture of unique contemporary formality (including a Yew pyramid forest, and Japanese Newaki garden), and informal nature, including a wildflower garden, and Piette Oudolph inspired wild borders. The grounds are a re-wilded magical valley, with Oak Avenue, leading to a stone circle. Chaucer Barn is a traditional Norfolk flint barn, built in 1836. The East wing is a contemporary conversion of the old flint milking parlour, featuring a two-story wall of glass which runs along the complete length of the west side in order to show off the stunning view over the main lawn, with it’s topiary pyramid forest and parkland with woodland behind. The tone of the award-winning Chaucer Barn is one of stylish informality, ranging from the cathedral-like space of the main hall to the contemporary chic of the pink sitting room. Filled with textiles and artefacts brought by the owner from far eastern travels. The layout is open plan, with many hidden corners for guests to relax. The conversion is a masterful juxtaposition of ancient and modern. For ceremonies, couples have plenty of al fresco options; the sheltered, sunken patio is a suntrap and host weddings of 80 guests; the main lawn (200) boasts formal grandeur beside, glorious herbaceous borders with jaw-dropping view of topiary and pyramid forest. Wildflower lawn (200) is informal and intimate with view of a living willow tunnel and heavenly wildflower garden. Woodland Grove (250), enter through a glorious wisteria tunnel, you will be completely surrounded by trees, wild and natural it’s the venue’s most popular ceremony area. Finally, the Stone Circle (150), is at the end of the oak avenue. In the middle of the circle, sitting on top of a massive upside-down tree stump known as The Druid’s Portal is a huge, crystal of Merlinite. Inside, the Main Hall is a stunning cathedral-like space of oak and stone for ceremonies with up to 100 loved ones. Post-vows, receptions take place in the East Wing (Winter 80, Summer 110) where guests can dine under the massive oak beam ceiling. With two open fires in winter and in the summer, extend out onto the patio under an elegant stretch tent canopy. Alternatively, a marquee can be position on the top lawn with its glorious view over rolling parkland, or below in the valley on the Wildflower Lawn. When tying the knot here, Chaucer Barn’s prices include accommodation, sleeping up to 18 in the main building, plus the option to sleep another 10 - 20 in its five eco-lodges, nestled in the trees with a view over the magical stone circle valley. Also included is help planning your wedding and support on the day from the Chaucer team. 27 LOCAL VENUES

MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME BESPOKE LUXURY WEDDINGS SET IN 3 ACRES OF GARDENS IN THE HEART OF SUFFOLK. To arrange a visit please call 01638 663175 or email Receive a complimentary glass of champagne on presentation of this advert. Civil Ceremonies, Wedding Receptions, Contemporary Accommodation, Exceptional Dining and Award-Winning Spa. Hadleigh Guildhall provides Wedding options rich in diversity. Your special day can be small and cosy in the medieval rooms, or a much larger celebration in the Victorian Grand hall. A ceremony overlooking one of the most unique clusters of architecture in the country, followed by a reception flowing between the prestigious Guildroom and the prettiest of walled gardens. Catering can be traditional with silver service and velvet chairs in the beamed Old Town Hall, or relax with fairy lights and street food, it couldn’t be easier. Hadleigh Guildhall provides a back drop to endless possibilities, and being charity run, provides one of the best value for money Wedding venue options in Suffolk. Booking Clerk, Veronica Morris | | 01473 822544 HA D L E I G H G U I L D HA L L

Tale as old as time Fall in love with these historic wedding venues HOLMEWOOD HALL, CAMBRIDGESHIRE 01487 829 555 | Nestled in the Cambridgeshire countryside, Holmewood Hall offers 10 acres of well-kept grounds and parklands that provide a secluded retreat for couples who want to enjoy an escape to a country manor. A characterful and charming Gothic Tudor-style house, its imposing red-brick exterior offers a striking backdrop. Steeped in history, the hall is bursting with 18th-century period features, from its grand fireplaces and ornate ceilings to floor-to-ceiling windows and wooden panelling. Holmewood Hall offers either an indoor ceremony room the Gold Room, seating up to 77, or a picturesque al fresco option in the Bandstand. If you want to make an entrance, the Gold Room has a 50-foot-long aisle with an ornate 18-carat gold leaf ceiling, a beautiful period fireplace, aisle mirror and stained-glass windows. The wedding breakfast takes place in the Dining Room; guests can enjoy a fine dining experience with exceptional service and mouthwatering food, all created by a dedicated team of experienced in-house chefs. There are three bars that guests can choose betw en throughout the event including the Vault Bar – the perfect evening reception space complete with dancefloor and DJ booth! Holmewood Hall has capacity for 350 guests in the evening. When tying the knot here, the venue is exclusive-use from midday to midnight, with the option of also hiring accommodation (available for 40 guests), allowing you to extend your day with an exceptional breakfast included as well. The Renaissance Honeymoon Suite with a traditional fireplace, gold accents and plush furnishings is an ideal place for couples to spend their first night together as a married a couple. What’s more, prior to the wedding The Courtyard Cottage is a cosy hideaway for six guest; boasting three en suite bedrooms, hot tub and kitchenette, it means you don’t have to get up as early the next day to travel to the venue. THEMED VENUES 29

ALPHETON HALL BARNS, SUFFOLK 01284 830 200 | Alpheton Hall Barns are part of an ancient settlement comprising Alpheton Hall and the Church of St Peter & St Paul. Set in meadows and woodland at the end of a no-through road, the site was founded by Aelfflaed, whose husband Bryhtnoth, Earl of Essex, was killed at the battle of Maldon in Essex in AD 991. The venue’s two traditional, timber-frame Suffolk Barns, with black timber cladding, are set between the Stackyard Wedding Garden – ideal for your welcome drinks – and Confetti Arboretum; a young wooded area surrounded by long grasses and wildflowers, with a mown grass ‘heart’ perfect for your confetti run, drone shots and golden-hour photographs. Rustic, unspoilt and sympathetically restored rather than converted, the barns offer everything you need for your wedding including tables and chairs, fully fitted caterers’ and bar kitchens and smart WCs. Couples have a choice of two licensed ceremony spaces. The West Barn, with 13th-century origins, has oak-beamed walls and a stone floor, it can seat from 50 to 200 guests; or, the new Woodland Ceremony Glade with natural tree aisle, oak-framed ceremony shelter and bench seating, can seat 200+ loved ones. Should couples wish to consider a church ceremony, the barns are ideally located adjacent to the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Alpheton. Post-vows for up to 250 guests, the main South Barn provides all the space you need for your wedding breakfast, bar, band or DJ and dancing. The barn, with its timber-framed walls, flowing silk drapes and thousands of fairylights, hanging ‘hoop’ lights and vintage ladders (all with pendant rope lights), is a beautiful backdrop to photographs. What’s more, the barn courtyard with covered cart lodge bench seating (heated in cold weather), outdoor kitchen with woodfired pizza oven and twinkly fairylights is popular for evening food and as a breakout space. BEDFORD LODGE HOTEL, SUFFOLK 01638 663 175 | Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa is a 17th-century Georgian house built originally as a hunting lodge for the sixth Duke of Bedford. Set back from the road, the impressive entrance draws you around the sweeping driveway past the perfectly manicured lawns and avenue of trees to the beautifully elegant white stucco building entrance. Set in three acres of perfectly manicured gardens, with established rose gardens and a beautiful wisteria-clad ivory pillared walkway, the Classics Garden is a formal garden which can be exclusive to the bridal couple. This space allows guests the freedom to relax during the day in quieter surroundings. The hotel provides the perfect blend between old and new, retaining the charm and character of a country house but with the modern luxury and comfort of an exquisite boutique hotel. For ceremonies, couples have the choice of the following: The Classics Suite, an elegant and sophisticated space, can seat up to 150 loved ones; the Derby Room (created when The Classics Suite is reduced in size) offers a smaller space for up to 80 guests; the Cambridge Room, for the more intimate wedding, hosts 20; while the Classics Garden, a beautifully secluded formal garden boasts a mix of mature trees and shrubs giving this space a very timeless feel. Post-vows, The Classics Suite, boasting crystal chandeliers, natural tones and an opulent feel seats up to 150 guests for a sit-down meal. Similar in style, the Derby can seat up to 80 guests for a formal dining experience. The Cambridge and Bury Rooms seating 20 and 12 respectively, can be offered separately or together for the smaller wedding. Both rooms together form an L shape layout and offers a warm and stylish elegance to the day. When tying the knot here, every wedding package includes a Rasul Spa Day for two and a manicure and pedicure for two prior to the big day. A complimentary Tasting Dinner is offered to all couples, choosing a couple of options for their big day including wines; additionally, couples benefit from complimentary leisure passes and complimentary Executive Suite for the night of the wedding. 30

Wood Farm Barn is a one-of-a-kind, relaxed and informal venue, somewhere memorable and elegant for your wedding ceremony or celebration. Located in Suffolk in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the barn was built in around 1840. Surrounded by thatched outbuildings, the refurbished Victorian barn is enclosed by a walled garden. Within the grounds there is a natural pond teeming with wildlife, a copse and a beautiful tree-lined avenue, perfect for photographs. The exclusive 3 day hire gives you a blank canvas to create the day of your dreams and the flexibility to hire your own suppliers. Wood Farm Barn makes a wonderful venue for any occasion. WOOD FARM BARN T. 01502 675029 E. WOOD FARM BARN B ENACR E , B ECCL E S , SUF FOLK NR3 4 7 L J — SUF FOL K — Book your Wedding for 2023 at the Shire Hall Woodbridge Contact us via email: or telephone 01394 383599 The Shire Hall Market Hill Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 4LP Photos by Hayley Denston Photography  Historic 16th Century building  Grand stone steps entrance  64 seat guest capacity  Bluetooth soundbar  Disabled access  Wedding car parking C O N T A C T C L A I R E 3A Wellington Road, Dereham, NR19 2BP 01362 288124 Bright &Beautiful Flowers the barn BY FIELDS Brand new hire space in East Bergholt, Suffolk. Incredible countryside views, with the most colourful sunsets. Romantically rustic, perfect for creating your bespoke special day. Call: 07442 837688 Email:

2 NIGHT EXCLUSIVE USE PACKAGE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2023 This unique package is all encompassing, spans three days and includes a two night stay for all 16 bedrooms, exclusive use of our Manor House and grounds, a three course wedding breakfast, reception drinks, multiple ceremony locations, a dedicated event management team, and so, so much more. Only £21,400. Enquire today. 01353 663 275 @theoldhallely T H E O L D H A L L E L Y , S O H A M R O A D , E L Y , C A M B R I D G E S H I R E , C B 7 5 T R YOUR EXCLUS IVE USE , DESTINATION WEDDING VENUE