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

KING’S LYNN TOWN HALL, NORFOLK 01553 777 775 | Having been at the heart of King’s Lynn for more than eight centuries, King’s Lynn Town Hall boasts a wealth of architectural features, which give its rooms character and sense of occasion. From the Grade I Listed Medieval Stone Hall, with its impressive stone floor and oak-beamed ceiling, to the ornate Georgian Assembly Room, the complex offers elegant rooms for hosting weddings. The impressive building is easily identified by its flintstone exterior along with the stunning window of the Trinity Guild Hall (Stone Hall). Both the Stone Hall and Assembly Room are accessed via the historic porch. The carved wooden staircase offers a grand entrance and sets the tone for your event. Couples can choose to host their ceremony with up to 120 loved ones in either Stone Hall or the Assembly Room. The Stone Hall, also known as the Trinity Guildhall, dates from 1421. The great south window floods the room with light and along with the impressive Ketton stone floor and great oak beams, creates a real sense of occasion. The window contains numerous panes signed by plumbers and glaziers who worked on the window during the 18th and 19th centuries. The hall is decorated with imposing portraits including the first portrait of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, presented to the town by Queen Elizabeth II. The elegant symmetry of the characteristically Georgian Assembly Room, is complete with chandeliers, ornate golden mirrors, original fireplaces, period cornicing and grand portraits – ideal for civil ceremonies, wedding breakfasts and evening functions. After the ‘I dos’ the wedding breakfast takes place in the Assembly Room for up to 120 guests, while the evening reception utilises both the Assembly Room and Stone Hall for up to 180 guests. When choosing this big-day venue, there’s a wide range of accommodation offerings within close proximity for all budgets and plenty of pay and display parking nearby. HISTON MANOR, CAMBRIDGESHIRE 07880 701 845 | Only three-miles from Cambridge, Histon Manor is set within 11 acres of grounds, boasting formal gardens, lawns and woodlands. The imposing Grade ll listed Georgian house is situated at the top a winding gravel drive, framed by two huge 300-year-old yew trees with views of several acres of lawns. Its windows are surrounded by roses in early summer and Virginia creeper turning golden in early autumn. The site aspect looks on to the formal topiary garden and pond. Although you can’t tie the knot here, the adjoining church St Andrews has a gate from the church into the grounds. Post-vows, around the fountain provides a picture-perfect spot for the drinks reception, while the lawned areas offer multiple locations for marquees. The moat, island, woodlands and secret garden offer fun areas for guests to explore. Receptions take place in the garden with drinks usually hosted in the formal gardens. Marquees can be situated on the main lawns for a more formal backdrop or on the tennis court lawn surrounded by woodlands giving a more festival vibe. The venue’s ground can host up to 200 guests. 33 THEMED VENUES