Your East Anglian Wedding - December/January 2023/2024 (Issue 64)

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27 REGULARS 6 EDITOR’S LETTER What to look out for in this issue 9 NEARLYWED NEWS Catch up on the latest from around the region 10 FREEBIES & OFFERS Great giveaways and discounts up for grabs 53 HOT TOPIC Our experts answer your questions 97 COMPETITION Win a mini-moon in Rhodes worth £1,300 CONTENTS DECEMBER/JANUARY 2023/2024 FEATURES 57 ROMANTIC REFLECTIONS A team of local suppliers worked together to create this styled shoot on the River Cam 67 ROCK THAT FROCK The latest wedding dress trends 77 TIME TO SHINE Must have jewellery and accessories On the cover... This issue’s front cover has been sponsored by Heacham Manor, a Grade II listed country house wedding venue in North Norfolk ( It was captured by Alice Cunliffe Photography ( at the wedding of Leila and Jon Allen. 86 VENUES 19 SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE Discover some of the best venues in the area 27 SNOW IS FALLING Tie the knot in a gorgeous venue perfect for a festive celebration 3

REAL WEDDINGS 35 WHERE THE WIND BLOWS Kylie and Joe incorporated their love of lavender into their wedding at Cley Windmill 40 OUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER Chloe and Ryan instantly clicked and knew they were meant to be 47 THE BEAUTY OF NATURE Carla and Matt opted for a rustic celebration for their big day at Isaacs on the Quay FASHION & BEAUTY 60 FASHION FOCUS The latest bridal fashion news and launches 61 IN VOGUE These model looks showcase the hottest bridal trends for 2024, with delicate details, texture takeovers and playful shorter styles 73 A TOUCH OF COLOUR Winter isn’t about wearing a white wedding dress, pick a fruit-pastel inspired shade or something a little bolder 82 BEAUTY BUZZ Get the look with the latest must-haves 84 BEAUTY QUEEN We chat to Hannah Martin about her new book, Makeup, and all things bridal beauty 86 BEAUTY Q&A Local professionals solve your problems 47 HONEYMOONS 90 HONEYMOON NEWS Our travel editor reveals the newest openings and honeymoon essentials 92 AN ICONIC ISLAND A honeymooners’ paradise, Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts in Montego Bay have it all 94 THE ITALIAN DREAM Discover the delights of Sardinia with a stay at the impressive Forte Village 96 WHAT A TREAT! The stylish Retreat at Elcot Park is country-house comfort at its best GROOMS 88 GROOMS’ NEWS The latest best buys and product launches 89 MANE ATTRACTION Influencer Eyal Booker and his brother Ariel reveal their top hair care tips for grooms-to-be 35 40 61 90 4

WHY NOT RETREAT TO THE COUNTRYSIDE FOR YOUR SUMMER WEDDING? And extend your celebrations to a memorable weekend with your friends and family. Oak Lodge Glamping provides a perfect location for your wedding reception, and with glamping accommodation for up to 75 people you can extend your celebrations over the whole weekend. Situated in the Breckland area of Norfolk close to Thetford and Swaffham, and nestled in a beautiful 10 acre meadow, the 16 fully furnished bell tents are made up to a very high standard, with real mattresses and delightful little touches. There’s a large dome for your use, fire pit, fire bowls, large BBQ, luxury toilet block, room for more structures such as marquees or domes, lots of parking, and all in our lovely meadow with large trees and dappled shade. If there are children in your wedding party then there is room for them to play and enjoy nature, as well as the wooden pirate ship, rope swings and visiting our animals. Everyone is welcome! At Oak Lodge you can create your wedding your way, with outdoor fires, music, dancing under the stars, your own choice of caterers. It is more than a blank canvas, it’s a beautiful, rural, personalised and unforgettable celebration. 07891 506305 Set along the elegant Ipswich Waterfront, our Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings offer picture-perfect views and photo opportunities all around. T: 01473 284000 [option 2] A Magical Location for Your Wedding Day Isaacs Weddings Advert_Half Page_AW.indd 1 06/12/2021 13:30

Just like that, it’s the end of another year. I don’t know about you, but the older I get, the quicker time seems to fly by. It seems like only yesterday that I was writing about my upcoming wedding, and here we are over a year later. If you’ve recently become engaged and the wedding feels like it’s forever away, trust me, it will be here before you know it. The best piece of advice I can offer is to enjoy the planning process and celebrate the small things. If you’ve said yes to the dress or booked that special venue that you’ve had your eye on, take the time to celebrate – go out on a date, treat yourselves, and make a scrapbook of those key moments. Once the wedding is over, you’ll love having those memories to look back on. It’s been wonderful seeing the wedding industry flourish again this year. I’ve loved seeing your nuptials, businesses beginning to return to normal, and new companies opening their doors, so to celebrate and end the year with a bang, we’ve gone all out with an issue full of must-see venues, photography and wedding dresses. Happy planning! Melissa x Melissa Cullen, Senior Editor Festive cheer ISSN 2052-0514 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. EVENTS & PUBLISHING cwe COUNTY WEDDING EVENTS 40 97 57 Chloe used to be a barber when she met Ryan, her future husband, while cutting his hair. They bonded over their love for Harry Potter and years later tied the knot at Hintlesham Golf Club. @CountyWeddingMagazines @CountyWeddings @countyweddingmagazines Visit us online at and DESIGN 01376 535 616 ACCOUNTS 01376 535 616 MANAGING DIRECTOR Sarah Ellis | 01376 535 602 EDITORIAL Senior Editor Melissa Cullen | 01376 535 611 Carrieanne from Happy Moments Co. worked with a host of local suppliers to show how you can create the wedding of your dreams on the water. Win a romantic break in Rhodes, Greece, worth £1,300. ADVERTISING Account Manager Julia Owen | 01376 538 495 77 Jewellery is a key part in helping you achieve your desired look, but finding pieces that will complement your gown without upstaging it can be tricky! To help, we’ve asked local suppliers to share some of their favourite ontrend pieces. 6

35 27 Kylie and Joe met 14 years ago thanks to a mutual friend. They discovered that they had a similar sense of humour, which quickly brought them closer together. Check out the hottest bridal trends for 2024, with delicate details, texture takeovers, and playful shorter styles. 47 53 90 61 67 You said ‘yes’, the rings on your finger, so what’s next? The dress, of course! For many brides-to-be, it’s one of the most exciting parts of the wedding journey, so to help inspire you, we’ve asked local bridal boutiques to send in some of their favourite seasonal dresses. Looking for the perfect venue for your big day? Check out our venues features. Read about the latest openings and honeymoon destinations. Carla and Matt opted for a rustic celebration for their big day at Isaacs on the Quay. To help you create the perfect wedding, we’ve asked local suppliers for their top planning tips.’ EDITOR’S LETTER 7

NEWS Nearlywed All the latest from around the region HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Susan McGregor Celebrant is celebrating one year as a wedding celebrant – congratulations! “I have loved officiating the weddings I undertook this year; the highlights include my first wedding in a beautiful family garden in the Suffolk countryside and another marrying a fabulous couple who, having married each other over 35 years ago and then sadly divorced, decided they were ‘better together’ and tied the knot for a second time,” says Susan. “Next year I have a range of bookings already; June and August are the busiest months so far, and I’m looking forward to giving them all a wonderful ceremony to cherish and remember forever! I would love any couple looking for a beautiful, personalised wedding ceremony to get in touch with me for a no-obligation chat to talk over their plans. Having a wedding ceremony planned and prepared with love and attention is what every couple deserves. “I will be exhibiting at the Hintlesham Hall Wedding Show in January and the Newmarket Wedding Show in February. It’s a lovely time to chat with and meet wonderful couples who are beginning to plan their wedding day and already know they want something more than an ‘ordinary’ ceremony.” Head over to for more information. DATES FOR THE DIARY Beau’s & Belle’s Event Planners, a team of event planners covering Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, and the surrounding areas, has launched a range of wedding fairs taking place throughout spring 2024. The first fair will be at Copdock Hall in Ipswich on Sunday 14th January 2024 between 11am and 4pm. All of the events are free to attend, and there are lots of suppliers exhibiting who can cater to all your wedding needs. What’s more, if you pre-register for an event by midnight the day before, you’ll receive a free goody bag including a show guide, floor plan, and a welcome drink. More events will be announced shortly, so keep an eye on for more info. JUST THE TWO OF US The Guildhall in Bury St. Edmunds is offering a special deal for micro-weddings. Priced at £400 for the ceremony (normally £550), the deal is perfect for couples looking to tie the knot in January, February, or March 2024, from Tuesday to Thursday, with up to eight of their nearest and dearest. The ceremony will be held in the Robing Room, which was used in the past for the mayor and other dignitaries of the town to change into their ceremonial robes. The price includes access to The Guildhall on your wedding day for 45 minutes before the ceremony and up to one hour afterwards. You can arrange for drinks to be served either in the garden, the Robing Room or the Royal Observer Corps Ops Room after the ceremony, if you wish. You have access to the courtyard and gardens (weather permitting) for photographs, and volunteer witnesses can be provided if required for a small donation to Guildhall funds. As The Guildhall has a fully fitted catering kitchen, you can have an intimate lunch or dinner served to your guests, and the team can recommend a selection of excellent caterers who will be happy to provide pricing. For more information, visit, email or call 01284 247 037. 8

FURRY FRIENDS A dog-friendly property in the beautiful village of Trunch on the picturesque North Norfolk coast has been built with four-legged friends in mind. Ha’penny Cottage promises a warm, friendly welcome for up to four pooches free of charge, whilst also retaining an air of luxury in a first-class location. Perfect for mini-moons, Ha’penny Cottage sleeps up to four people in two bright bedrooms and has a light and airy open-plan design complete with a cosy wood burner and sofas on which people and pets can comfortably relax. The underfloor heated, textured slate floors make it easy for dogs to walk on easily without slipping, and the secure garden, with its furnished patio and six-foot fence, is a real draw for pet parents. Owner Sue Flynn said, “People travelling with their pets deserve to be able to stay in a wonderful property in a pooch-friendly location. We are delighted to welcome dogs so that visitors don’t have to compromise on style or facilities.” See for further information. JEWEL OF THE AISLE Fraser Hart has launched its new lab-grown diamond collection in its Norwich store. Optically, physically, and chemically identical to an earth-grown diamond, cutting-edge technology has been used to create timeless diamonds in a laboratory setting. Blending craftsmanship with innovation, the diamonds are breathtaking in their clarity, delivering the same sparkling wow factor as traditionally mined gems but with a more accessible price tag. The Born Collection includes a stunning choice of ‘buy now, treasure forever’ heirloom jewellery pieces with a wide choice of cuts, carat sizes and settings. Discover more at A FOND FAREWELL 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 and North Norfolk Coastline. The property has recently been taken over by new owners, James and Tom Ellis. The previous owners, Andrew and Hannah, tell us: “We’ve employed a team of wonderful humans, enjoyed laughter with so many guests, been part of some epic wedding days, stroked many friendly dogs, won a few awards, and been listed in The Michelin Guide. Plans are afoot to give this beautiful B&B guest house a new lease of life. The new owners will continue to provide a wonderful place to stay in the eight iconic bedrooms, while downstairs will become home to a scrumptious new Bread Source shop and cafe serving the Reepham and wider Norfolk community.” Discover more at A SPECIAL OFFER Caley Hall Hotel, a charming wedding venue offering a relaxed atmosphere with a country-chic feel, is running a special offer. Couples will receive free venue hire when all of the hotel’s bedrooms are booked by wedding guests. This fabulous offer is available until March 2024. Tastefully decorated and recently refurbished, the property has wooden beams and tartan carpet, long tables with white cloths and hessian runners, teamed with gypsophila and candlelight, perfect for a simple but stylish celebration. Set around the original manor house, which dates back to 1648, Caley Hall Hotel offers 37 chalet-style bedrooms, a bar, a lounge, and a restaurant. The patio areas are decorated with greenery, and the beach at Old Hunstanton is only a 10-minute walk away. The beach huts and sand dunes all offer a fabulous choice for album-worthy backdrops. To find out more, visit LOCAL NEWS 9

Take advantage of these gorgeous giveaways and fab offers PRETTY AS A PICTURE Samantha Jayne Photography is a Suffolk-based lifestyle photographer specialising in weddings and family portraits. “I’m always searching for new ideas, different places, and awesome people to work with,” says Samantha. “I love the outdoors, so all my photographs are taken in natural settings and aim to capture every bit of emotion, as each person has their own beauty and truth to tell. I will also do everything I can to make you feel at ease and have some fun, as I know being followed around by a gal with a camera can be quite daunting for some! My clients are always at the centre of what I do and it doesn’t matter where I’m based, all I care about is where we’re heading.” To help make wedding planning simpler, Samantha offers one package, which includes full coverage of your big day and an online gallery. There is also a choice of add-ons available for those who want to personalise their day. Exclusively for Your East Anglian Wedding, Samantha is offering our readers a 10 per cent discount on her wedding package. To claim the discount, email and mention the magazine at To find out more about Samantha’s style, visit WIN TWO STRIKING ACCURIST WATCHES WORTH UP TO £538! County Wedding Magazines has teamed up with British heritage watch brand Accurist to offer readers the chance to win this ultimate prize package for nearlyweds. Brides-to-be have the choice of a stunning set from Accurist and Sarah Alexander collaboration ( Priced from £209 to £289. This curation of nine unique giftsets, combines Sarah Alexander jewellery with Accurists best-selling, vintage-inspired Rectangle and Jewellery collections. All gift sets have been hand curated to showcase a coordinated look, featuring bangles, bracelets, earrings and necklaces with a wide variety of unique gemstones such as Rose Quartz, Mother of Pearl and Blue Kyanite − winners will be hard-pressed to choose! Grooms-to-be have the tough choice of selecting a dashing watch from one of Accurists men’s collection ( Priced from £119 to £249. Whether you go for a 1950s-inspired ‘Classic’ collection or the bold design of its ‘70s bestseller ‘Origin’ collection, all of Accurists’ collections have taken inspiration from 77 years of British watchmaking. Each watch comes with quick-release interchangeable straps, a five-year extended warranty and unique features in each collection. What’s more, whether you require the above two sets, or two brides or grooms, both come presented in Accurists watch roll gift packaging and can be personalised with engraving on the case back − perfect for the happy day. Check out Enter online via the website by 31st January, 2024. Terms and conditions apply. Freebies& OFFERS 10

Huntingdon Town Hall The beautifully restored Grade II* Listed Georgian Town Hall is situated on the historic Market Square in Huntingdon. The building boasts two renovated Court Rooms to provide a unique and intimate setting for up to 60 guests. For larger ceremonies and receptions, the Assembly Hall and Council Chamber provide elegant spaces for parties of up to 120. The Town Hall is available for viewing via appointment. Should you wish to visit, please contact Hayley Burns on 01480 410380 or email For more information, visit our website

SUN, 25 FEB 2024 CAVE HOTEL Brickfield Lane, Boughton, ME13 9AJ 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. WEDDING SHOWS SPRING 2024 KENT SUN, 4 FEB 2024 PENHURST PLACE Penshurst, TN11 8DG SUN, 3 MAR 2024 BRADBOURNE HOUSE New Rd, East Malling, ME19 6DZ SUN, 12 MAY 2024 FRASERS ColdHarbour Farm, Barhams Mill Road, Egerton, TN27 9DD

SUN, 14 JAN 2024 ORSETT HALL Prince Charles Avenue, Orsett, RM16 3HS ESSEX SUN, 7 JAN 2024 HEDINGHAM CASTLE Bayley Street, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3DJ SUN, 21 JAN 2024 PRESTED HALL Feering, Colchester, CO5 9EE SUN, 28 JAN 2024 BRAXTED PARK Braxted Park Estate, Great Braxted, CM8 3EN SUN, 17 MAR 2024 LAYER MARNEY Layer Marney, Colchester, CO5 9US SUN, 11 FEB 2024 CRONDON PARK Stock Road, Stock, CM4 9DP SUN, 24 MAR 2024 VAULTY MANOR Osea Leisure, Goldhanger Road, Heybridge, CM9 4SA SUN, 14 APR 2024 THAT AMAZING PLACE Hubbards Hall Farm, Harlow, CM17 0NH SUN, 21 APR 2024 CHANNELS ESTATE Belsteads Farm Lane, Little Waltham, CM3 3PT SUN, 14 APR 2024 HOUCHINS Houchins Lane, Coggeshall, CO6 1RT SUN, 28 APR 2024 OLD ESSEX BARN Cranes Lane, Kelvedon, Colchester, CO5 9AX SUN, 12 MAY 2024 BRAXTED PARK Braxted Park Estate, Great Braxted, CM8 3EN 12pm-4pm Fashion Show

ESSEX SUN, 19 MAY 2024 ST OSYTH PRIORY West Field Lane, St Osyth, CO16 8GW SUN, 12 MAY 2024 NUTFIELD PRIORY Nutfield Road, Nutfield, Redhill, RH1 4EL SURREY SUN, 18 FEB 2024 DENBIES WINE ESTATE London Road, Dorking, RH5 6AA SUN, 24 MAR 2024 KIMBERLEY HALL Estate Office, Wymondham, NR18 0RT NORFOLK SUN, 3 MAR 2024 SPROWSTON MANOR Wroxham Road, Norwich, NR7 8RP SUN, 4 FEB 2024 THE MILSOMS Hall Road, Ipswich, IP5 2PU SUFFOLK SUN, 7 JAN 2024 HINTLESHAM HALL Hintlesham, Ipswich, IP8 3NS SUN, 25 FEB 2024 FYNN VALLEY Witnesham, Ipswich, IP6 9JA SUN, 21 APR 2024 RAVENWOOD HALL HOTEL Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 9JA 12pm-4pm CAMBRIDGESHIRE SUN, 17 MAR 2024 SWYNFORD MANOR London Road, Six Mile Bottom, CB8 0UE

SUN, 21 JAN 2024 SANDON MANOR Sandon Bury Farm, Buntingford, SG9 0QY HERTFORDSHIRE SUN, 14 JAN 2024 MICKLEFIELD HALL Sarratt Road, Sarratt, WD3 6AQ SUN, 25 FEB 2024 AUDLEYS WOOD HOTEL Alton Road, Basingstoke, RG25 2JT HAMPSHIRE 12PM-4PM SUN, 14 APR 2024 RACKLEYS Marlow Road, Cadmore End, HP14 3PP BEDFORDSHIRE SUN, 17 MAR 2024 LUTON HOO Estate Office, Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, LU1 4LF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SUN, 3 MAR 2024 WARE PRIORY High Street, Ware, SG12 9AL SUN, 18 FEB 2024 RUSHTON HALL Desborough Road, Rushton, NN14 1RR LEICESTERSHIRE SUN, 28 JAN 2024 STAPLEFORD PARK Stapleford, LE14 2EF NORTHAMPTONSHIRE 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

• Free entry • Goody bag for each couple • Up to 200 stands • 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 DATE TO BE CONFIRMED | 11AM - 3:00PM MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD High Street, Berkshire, SL5 7JX SUNDAY 7TH APRIL 2024 | 11AM - 3.30PM ASCOT RACECOURSE

Pre-register for all of our events at ASCOT RACECOURSE, 7TH APRIL 2024 MERCEDES-BENZ WORLD, 28TH APRIL 2024 X Sarah Here at County Wedding Magazines and Events HQ we’re looking forward to kickstarting our Spring 2024 wedding show season – perfect for all those couples that got engaged over the Summer 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... GREAT EXPECTATIONS

BOOK YOUR DREAM WEDDING VENUE IN CAMBRIDGE REGENT STREET, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 1AD TELEPHONE 01223 606066 EVENTS@UNIVERSITYARMS.COM WWW.UNIVERSITYARMS.COM For over 175 years, University Arms has been the destination for classic parties and elegant weddings in Cambridgeshire and beyond. We are a location of unparalleled character, service, glamour and luxury. Your wedding or civil ceremony is the most important event we will ever organise, and we will take care of every detail, ensuring you enjoy every perfect moment of this most special of days. Our expert team will make your dream a reality, from early planning all the way to the day itself. With delicious menus composed and executed by our culinary experts, this is your opportunity to discover Cambridge’s most iconic venue, the perfect setting for the wedding or civil ceremony you have always imagined. Wellington Wood, Northwold IP26 5NP 01842 879 574 | | inspiring and personalised wedding venue within wildflower meadows and ancient woodlands. Private Se ing | Eco- Friendly | Pet- Friendly

SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE SHEENE MILL, SG8 6DX 01763 261 393 | Sheene Mill in Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, is a tranquil haven set among acres of blissful countryside. Nestled along the meandering River Mel, this elegant country venue can be exclusively yours on your wedding day. History embraces you as you say your vows in the 400-year-old flour mill or outside in the outdoor wedding pavilion suspended across the river. There is space for more than 55 vehicles to park at the venue, so your guests can enjoy the day without worrying about moving their cars. The venue has an exquisite shabby chic interior design, beautiful landscaped gardens, luxurious accommodation, and an award-winning catering and events team to help make your special day perfect. Celebrate in style Every celebration at Sheene Mill is completely bespoke, whether you’re planning a lavish wedding for 110 or an intimate wedding reception and fine-dining experience with 20 of your closest friends and family. With exclusive use options, the versatile spaces offer numerous options for your vows, wedding breakfast, and evening celebration of up to 180 guests. The boutique-style venue is a hidden gem on the River Mel. The 16th-century traditional building boasts original features, open fireplaces, exposed beams, and an elegant interior throughout. Each room is made to look and feel different, enhancing the character throughout the building and giving you the opportunity to make the space your own. We love... There are 10 boutique bedrooms for you and your guests to choose from, and Sheene Mill has a late license, meaning the party can continue into the night. Once you’ve booked your wedding, you will have the help of a dedicated wedding coordinator to ensure your day is planned to perfection. Spotlight on... SWYNFORD MANOR, CB8 0UE 01638 592 609 | Swynford Manor is a luxurious country house combining contemporary style with rural charm. As you arrive down the gravel drive, flanked by plush lawns, you’ll catch your first glimpse of the distinctive timber-framed building. Step inside, and the magic continues with a gleaming black and white checkered floor in the hall and a crystal chandelier above the grand staircase, perfect for making a grand entrance. The rest of the rooms are dressed to match the chic monochrome colour scheme. Surrounded by seven acres of green lawns and paddocks, all neatly framed by trees, you can be sure of privacy on your big day. Celebrate in style There’s a choice of stylish spaces for your ceremony, including the Garden Room with its stylish décor, beams, and sumptuous furnishings. You can exchange vows, and after the drinks reception, sit down for a wedding breakfast with up to 150 people. The versatile space has an impressive dancefloor and room for a live band or DJ. You can host an evening reception for up to 220 loved ones and party the night away, sip drinks at the adjoining bar, or head off to the study for a little downtime. We love... The two outdoor ceremony spaces look stunning in photographs. SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE VENUES 19

CAMBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB, CB23 2TT 01223 247 365 | Situated within 120 acres of beautiful countryside in the heart of Cambridgeshire, Cambridge Country Club is a stunning wedding venue in the village of Bourn. Recently renovated, the property boasts a picturesque 18-hole golf course set amidst rolling hills and ancient trees. There is also a river flowing through the course with small bridges, perfect for those all-important photographs. The venue has a state-of-the-art fitness club, which comes complete with a 15-metre deck-level swimming pool and whirlpool, a sauna and steam room, luxury changing facilities with rainfall showers, a high-tech spin studio, and a golf simulator. At The Spa, your journey to tranquility begins with a range of exquisite treatments. Whether you’re seeking deep relaxation, rejuvenation, or a touch of indulgence, the treatments and packages are tailored to meet your every need. Celebrate in style Ceremonies take place in the Garden Suite. Boasting access to the landscaped terrace area, it provides a spacious and inviting atmosphere with bifold doors that open to the fresh air and scenic views of the championship 18-hole golf course. The terrace area with a wooden pergola can be transformed into your outdoor wedding space while the team sets up the Garden Suite in case the weather changes. For an experience of pure luxury, look no further than the Royal Suite. This 300-square-foot space can accommodate up to 250 seated guests. The suite is adorned with an elegant and neutral colour palette, creating a sophisticated ambiance for your event while providing a canvas to make it your own. With a private entrance leading to this first-floor facility, you can watch the sun set over the golf course while enjoying your bespoke wedding breakfast menu, thoughtfully curated in collaboration with some of the best local catering companies. The Royal Suite also features a private bar, dedicated toilets, and a cloakroom, providing a comprehensive and luxurious event experience. We love... When you book your wedding at Cambridge Country Club, you’ll receive a complimentary menu tasting. GRADUATE CAMBRIDGE, CB2 1RT 01223 259 988 | Tucked away just off Mill Lane on the banks of the River Cam is Graduate Cambridge. Modern and bold, the front exterior of the hotel stands out amongst the Gothic buildings the city is known for while still maintaining Cambridge’s quirky charm. Your guests will step through the front doors to be met with a space paying homage to its roots, relishing in the hotel’s luxurious and eclectic style. Following a complete interior renovation that includes all rooms, common spaces, the fitness club, and the pool, Graduate Cambridge’s interiors are made up of colours, patterns, and textures that reflect the green surroundings of the pastoral English countryside. The event spaces, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river, are light and bright with bold design choices. Graduate Cambridge’s crowning glory is its Garden Terrace. Relax on comfy, classic chairs while enjoying the punts go by with a beer or cocktail from the Garden Bar. Blue and white-striped parasols dot the garden, and across the river, guests can look out at the green fields of Cambridgeshire, where cows come to graze. Celebrate in style The riverside gardens are an intimate gathering space situated next to the River Cam, so you can have an exquisite celebration while watching the punts glide by and the British countryside flourish. Alternatively, the River Suite provides an inspiring backdrop for your special day with views of the River Cam. Its striking floor-to-ceiling windows and access to the riverside garden make for a romantic wedding ceremony, reception, or banquet. Say ‘I do’ in the Riverside Garden Gazebo while the punts glide by for a quintessentially Cambridge ceremony. The Cayley Suite is a romantic space overlooking the river that opens directly onto the riverside garden and can be accessed through the Garden House bar. Receptions are held in a choice of six spaces, capable of accommodating between 40 and 220 of your friends and family. We love... The charming ceremony spaces and location. 20

Brome Grange Hotel Norwich Road, Brome, Nr Eye, Suffolk IP23 8AP T. 01379 870 456 E. W. A rural retreat on the Norfolk & Suffolk border Wrapped up in four acres of grounds, you’ll be hidden away in the village of Brome. The Hotel, one of the best hotels Diss has to offer, is close to the historical market town centre of Eye. Whether you’re coming in for a well needed break or just a quick bed and breakfast stop off, our staff will go the extra mile to make sure your stay is enjoyable and comfortable. “For moments that matter” HEACHAM MANOR HOTEL, HUNSTANTON ROAD, HEACHAM, NORFOLK PE31 7JX ON WINTER WEDDINGS 2024/2025 Book your wedding January - March 2024 or January - March 2025 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: East23 OUR BEAUTIFUL VENUE.

CLAYTON HOTEL, CB1 2FB 01223 792 888 | Clayton Hotel Cambridge is ideally located just a one-minute walk from Cambridge train station, a short walk from Cambridge city centre, and the Botanical Gardens are just five minutes’ away. The four-star hotel offers the perfect base to explore the ample history that Cambridge has to offer and take breathtaking photos. During your stay, enjoy a hearty breakfast, gourmet lunches, and delicious dinners in the bar and restaurant, carefully created by the expert chefs using fresh, local ingredients. Celebrate in style The hotel can accommodate nuptials of all shapes and sizes. Choose between the Library for more intimate weddings or the Garden Suite for a larger celebration. We love... The dedicated team can help you find the perfect suppliers for your big day and ensure your needs are seamlessly catered for. GONVILLE & CAIUS COLLEGE, CB2 1TA 01223 763 064 | Gonville & Caius is the fourth oldest college in the University of Cambridge, founded in 1348. The college is located on Trinity Street, one of the most historic streets in Cambridge. The main college site boasts stunning architecture and courts that provide the perfect backdrop for weddings and photographs. There is detailed ornamentation over doorways, coats of arms, and statues of benefactors that adorn the buildings. As you arrive at the college and enter Tree Court, famed for its avenue of hornbeams, you’ll fall in love. Beyond this lies the manicured lawn and sunny aspect of Gonville Court, which offers an excellent location for a drink’s reception. The West Road site is near the famous ‘backs’ and provides the perfect setting for outdoor wedding ceremonies, surrounded by landscaped gardens. The cedarwood pavilion based here is specifically designed for wedding ceremonies. Celebrate in style The property offers weddings in a range of elegant, historic rooms as well as in the gardens at the West Road site, where the cedarwood pavilion can be used for ceremonies. Members of the college who are within their current residence can host their ceremony in the College Chapel. Gonville & Caius College offers grand, traditional rooms in peaceful settings in which to hold civil ceremonies in the Old Courts. The magnificent Old Courts Main Hall can seat up to 186 diners, comprising of four banquet tables and a top table. The room has striking stained-glass windows that depict representations of famous Caians such as John Venn and Francis Crick. We love... The venue’s rich history and beautiful ceremony spaces. 23 SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE VENUES

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Snow is falling Tie the knot in a venue perfect for a festive celebration WOODHALL MANOR, IP12 3EG 01394 411 288 | Woodhall Manor is a privately owned Elizabethan manor house that’s perfect for weddings. Surrounded by Suffolk countryside and landscaped grounds, the manor is nestled at the end of a tree-lined driveway that’s sure to wow your guests when they arrive. Exclusively yours for your whole wedding, you can tie the knot in a choice of stunning spaces with up to 130 guests for the ceremony and 200 loved ones for the reception. Celebrate in style You’ll be spoiled for choice on where to wed, with five different licensed ceremony spaces available to suit the style and scale of your day. Inside the manor, there’s the glamorous ballroom, the Bishops, Nelson, and Cherry Blossom rooms to choose from. The Nelson and Bishop Rooms are also available for evening celebrations, and you won’t have far to go at the end of the night as there are 12 beautiful rooms to choose from, including a choice of two bridal suites. If you’re planning an al fresco celebration, then the romantic walled garden with its pretty dovecote is ideal. The heart-shaped flowerbed and water fountains and are picture-perfect spots for those just-wed shots. The venue even has its own private nightclub, which is ideal for getting the party started. We love... The bridal preparation space and the venue’s picturesque gardens. THE BOATHOUSE, NR29 3LP 01493 730 342 | Just a few miles from the coast and the popular seaside town of Yarmouth is The Boathouse. Set in an idyllic spot on Norfolk’s Ormesby Broad, the venue is in a picturesque location where your guests can relax on the terrace and take in the stunning views while waiting for you to arrive for the ‘I dos’. Celebrate in style Wonderfully light and airy, The Ceremony Room is big enough for up to 120 of your friends and family. The sliding glass doors open onto the spacious terrace, and beside it, there’s a pretty wedding arbour where you can say your vows. After tying the knot, you will proceed to the beautiful wedding breakfast and celebration rooms, a perfect blend of modern and classic styles, and enjoy a sit-down meal with your loved ones. Between the two main rooms is a reception and private bar area, ideal for drinks and canapés. Alternatively, you and your guests can head out to the decked terrace for an al fresco celebration. We love... You can arrive at the ceremony via a boat, which looks great in those all-important photographs. 27 WINTER WONDERLAND VENUES

CLEY WINDMILL, NR25 7RP 01263 740 209 | Cley Windmill is a beautiful wedding venue situated on the North Norfolk coast that’s considered a local landmark. Instead of a traditional garden, the venue is surrounded by reeds and marshland with the sea in the distance, creating an idyllic setting for those in search of an original big-day backdrop. You can take over the whole windmill for your big day, with space for up to 22 people across 10 bedrooms. Celebrate in style Hold your ceremony in the round-beamed Dining Room, which is full of character, or in one of the many outdoor spaces, including the decked area among the reeds. Enjoy a cosy reception in the windmill or dance the night away in the marquee in the garden. We love... The gallery at the top of the tower provides the ultimate photo opportunity, with the windmill sails as the backdrop. THE SWAN HOTEL & SPA, LAVENHAM, CO10 9QA 01787 247 477 | The Swan Hotel & Spa stands proudly in the centre of the historic town of Lavenham. Named one of the prettiest villages in the UK, there are plenty of places to explore and take those all-important photographs. Dating back to the 15th century, the hotel is steeped in history and boasts stunning features throughout. From private rooms and a gallery restaurant to a historic Airmen’s Bar, lounge, and rooms, this venue will transport you back in time and allow you to focus on what truly matters on your wedding day. The Swan Hotel & Spa can help you plan your dream wedding, from small and intimate to exclusive use. With on-site accommodation available, your guests can also stay before and after the wedding, so you can turn your big day into a longer celebration. Celebrate in style The ceremony, wedding breakfast, and reception will all take place in your dedicated private room, either the McCallum, the Suffolk, the Woolhall or the Gallery. Each of the private rooms has 15th-century character and differs in size to best suit your guest list. McCallum is the smallest room, seating up to 20 guests, followed by the Suffolk, which holds up to 30, the Woolhall seats up to 40 loved ones, and the hotel’s Gallery Restaurant can accommodate 100 people. We love... The venue has many standout features, but our favourites are the luxurious spa and the fact that the venue was used in one of the Harry Potter films. 28

Fynn Valley Terrace Weddings the setting for a wedding to remember.... The oak-beamed Terrace opened in Autumn 2018 and has panoramic windows overlooking the golf course and surrounding countryside, complemented by extensive outside terrace and bi- fold doors to bring the outside inside. Every wedding day is individual and no one package suits all. We work with you to build your perfect day to suit your own tastes and requirements, Also offering on-site accomodation, 5 star luxury lodges to make your special day even more memorable. Our expert wedding planners can help you every step of the way to ensure your day is seamless perfection in our fabulous new facility. Licensed for civil ceremonies, with outside ceremonies an option. Book in for a no-obligation show-round today! 01473 785267

Set on the edge of the stunning Ormesby Broad, The Boathouse offers a unique setting for your Wedding Ceremony or Celebration. The beautiful Wedding arbour overlooking the water provides one of the most romantic venues you and your guests will ever experience. THE BOATHOUSE Ormesby Broad, Eels Foot Road, Ormesby St. Michael, Norfolk NR29 3LP Telephone: 01493 730342 Email:

THORPENESS COUNTRY CLUB, IP16 4NU 01728 451 021 | Built in 1912, Thorpeness Country Club is a charming venue located directly next to the beach, with sea views and day-long sunshine during the summer months thanks to its south-east-facing position. This beachside wedding venue will wow your guests and provide an array of truly memorable photo backdrops. Celebrate in style The Tennis Room, where inside ceremonies take place, is mostly white in colour with large double doors along the entire side of the building, allowing natural light to flood the room. Outdoor weddings are also available on the sea view lawn. Wedding breakfasts and receptions are held in the Grand Ballroom. With space to seat up to 150 guests, the room effortlessly adapts to suit a range of formats for your wedding breakfast. From long tables venturing from one end of the venue to the other to a series of round tables set out banqueting style, the choice is yours. The Grand Ballroom offers ample space to not only increase your evening reception by 50 guests, totalling up to 200 standing, but it also provides room for a dancefloor and your evening entertainment. There is a dedicated stage area, ensuring your DJ or band is perfectly placed to entertain your guests. You’ll also find the bar at the far end of the room, allowing your guests to enjoy their drinks and mingle without ever having to leave the party. Within the bar area, there is ample space for any evening additions you would like to add to make your day extra special. We love... All the wedding packages include exclusive use of the entire venue, including the sea view lawn, the Tennis Room, the Grand Ballroom, and the rear-side lawn. Packages also include a night’s stay at Thorpeness Golf Club & Hotel, a wedding tasting for two, venue furnishings and linen, as well as a dedicated venue wedding coordinator and team on the day. THE TERRACE, FYNN VALLEY, IP6 9JA 01473 785 267 | Nestled on the outskirts of Ipswich in the Suffolk countryside, this hidden gem provides a versatile space to create a bespoke wedding. Set within the grounds of Fynn Valley Golf Course, the distinctive three-peaked building, with its wood cladding and natural colours, blends beautifully into the breathtaking landscape. Built in 2018, the natural internal décor includes touches of decadence, all wrapped within sliding panes to make the most of the panoramic views. The raised, open-framed ceilings give the reception area a wonderfully spacious feel, suitable for all kinds of weddings. Celebrate in style The Oak and Acorn Rooms are licensed for ceremonies for up to 120 and 80 guests, respectively, or 200 combining both rooms. Encompassed within the oak-framed building is a south-facing terrace, and the flexible spaces provide a range of options to suit different needs, with a maximum capacity of up to 300 loved ones for the evening reception. We love... You can enjoy a golf-buggy ride to a picturesque spot for an unforgettable experience and an album-worthy photo opportunity. 31 WINTER WONDERLAND VENUES

Ceremony: 130 (additional capacity in connecting rooms); unlimited if outside. Wedding breakfast: 130 seated in West Wing (total capacity 250). Unlimited space for marquees and car parking Luxury accommodation for 48 on site in the Hall, estate holiday lets and ground-floor apartment Walled Garden glamping with hot showers and WC's available for a further 50+ guests State of the-art West Wing events area with upstairs lounge, giant mirror ball, lasers and atmospheric lighting Underground nightclub with vaulted rooms (6,500 sq. ft) and late licence WEDDINGS CORPORATE PARTIES OPEN-AIR @kimberleyhallnorfolk Email Follow us on social media 'Having looked at many venues across Norfolk, we decided on Kimberley Hall as it presented such a unique and romantic setting with its fantastic lakeside location, beautiful grounds and variety of interior spaces.' THE VENUE FOR ALL SEASONS Kimberley Hall, Wymondham, NR18 0RT Contact us WEDDING VENUE A wedding at Ravenwood Hall is a charming and picturesque affair, set against a backdrop of stunning grounds that radiate classic English countryside elegance. Imagine your ceremony in The Pavilion, a spacious and airy room that can comfortably accommodate up to 130 guests. This room is adorned with elegant décor, large windows letting in natural light, with it’s own private garden, creating a serene and romantic atmosphere for both the ceremony and reception. Alternatively, the Summer House offers a slightly smaller, yet equally enchanting setting for up to 100 guests. This space is ideal for a ceremony, surrounded by the natural beauty of the hall's gardens, featuring a more garden-inspired theme with an intimate, cosy feel. For more intimate weddings, the Tudor Rose Room, accommodating up to 50 guests, provides a historical and warm ambiance. This room is filled with period features like wooden beams and Tudorstyle windows, offering a unique and memorable setting for a smaller gathering. Throughout the grounds of Ravenwood Hall, guests can enjoy the beautifully manicured gardens, with a variety of flowers and greenery, making it a perfect location for your wedding photos. The hall itself, steeped in history and character, adds a sense of grandeur and timelessness to the occasion. Each space at Ravenwood Hall offers its own unique charm, ensuring that whether a grand affair in The Pavilion, a garden ceremony in the Summer House, or an intimate gathering in the Tudor Rose Room, a wedding there would be an unforgettable experience filled with elegance, romance, and beauty. If you would like to enquire about any dates or any of our offers, please speak to a member of the wedding team on 01359 270345