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

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