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

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