Beach Weddings on the Suffolk Coast

Beach weddings are something special and, with a long stretch of coast from Lowestoft in the north to Felixstowe in the south, here in Suffolk your dream of a romantic beach wedding can come true.

Get married on the Suffolk Coast


Beach Weddings on the Suffolk Coast


Although the UK law currently states that you cannot get married in the open air on a beach (generally, you will need a premises that is a permanent built structure) never fear as we've put together a Guide for you to some of Suffolk's fantastic coastal venues for a wedding or reception, or both. You can look out over the sea as you say your vows at many of these venues, and of course a sunny Suffolk beach is the perfect backdrop for your photographs. Just click on each link for more pictures, information and contact details.

The Westleton Crown, near Dunwich Beach
Westleton Crown

Just 2 miles inland from Dunwich The Westleton Crown is one of Suffolk's leading Inns and is a great choice for your Coastal reception. The Crown is located opposite Westleton's St Peters Church which is an old thatched church ideal for a country style wedding. However, the Crown is also licensed to hold civil ceremonies for up to 90 people so you have the choice of both fantastic options. Offering fabulous food (holders of AA 2 rosette for their award winning menus), luxurious, contemporary accommodation for your honeymoon and guests, The Westleton Crown can also be booked for your exclusive use if you don't want to share. William and Kate enjoyed their first wedding anniversary celebrations here so check out the Crown today!



A Ship shape wedding reception aboard the Mariners Restaurant

For something truly unique, why not hold your wedding reception in the Neptune Quay at Ipswich Marina on a 110 year old Dutch boat in a renowned French Brasserie serving top quality French food?! Wow your guests by welcoming them aboard this exclusive venue after your wedding ceremony - check it out here Mariners Restaurant

Hand made Artisan Ice Creams from Polkadots and Moonbeams
If you are planning a Summer Seaside Wedding then delight your guests with a visit from Rhubarb - the vintage Bedford ice cream van! Owned by
Polkadots and Moonbeams Rhubarb carries delicious, locally hand made artisan ice creams. With flavours such as Bakewell Tart, Salted Peanut and Chocolate and Rosemary plus vegan sorbets, or a create your own option, there's something to keep everyone smiling. For more pictures and a personalised quote, click on the link above.





Beach Weddings in Suffolk




Get married in the comfort of Felixstowe Ferry's Golf Club and enjoy spectacular sea views from their lounge and dining room. They are licensed for wedding ceremonies of up to 80 guests during the day or 120 for an evening reception. There's also a smaller function room upstairs if you prefer a more intimate gathering. They also have two self catering apartments for guests. Find out more here Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club



Open Top Touring, Suffolk
Drive in style

What better way to enjoy the Coast than in an Open Top Classic Car? Travel from your wedding venue to your reception in style! Choose from a classic MGB Roadster, a luxurious Mercedes SL, the quintessentially British Morgan, or maybe a stylish Italian Spider?




Beach Weddings in Suffolk


Flint Barn, Anchor Inn - Walberswick
Anchor Inn

Walberswick is one of Suffolk's most famous villages and the sandy beach is covered with wild dunes which makes it a beautiful location for those seaside wedding snaps. Close the beach the Flint Barn at the Anchor Inn is ideal for the a more intimate wedding reception. The Anchor has an impressive reputation for excellent seasonal menus, freshly baked bread and a variety of local beers and ciders plus some top quality wine and the experienced and professional staff will help you plan the perfect reception. They also offer accommodation in The Anchor with sea-view rooms above the pub-restaurant itself as well as recently refurbished garden chalets in the grounds. Find out more by clicking on the link above.



About the author - Sarah Quinlan is the owner of the Suffolk Guides. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahinSuffolk or Google+