Get Married in: Suffolk

Suffolk is a truly romantic wedding location and offers couples great value-for-money too. Just over an hour from London by train but a million miles away in character, this beautiful county offers couples a lots of choice of venues - from grand stately homes to natural meadows, plus romantic boutique accommodation, talented wedding photographers, creative cakemakers and much much more! Here's our guide to getting married in Suffolk -

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If sprawling grandeur is your style you’ll love the sweeping grounds of Woodhall Manor, situated just outside of the pretty market town Woodbridge. Or, just to the west of Ipswich, the stunning Hintlesham Hall Hotel offers three opulent rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and a choice of grand or intimate dining rooms for your reception. Garden lovers will adore Helmingham Hall Gardens, magnificent Grade 1 listed gardens and the backdrop to a moated Tudor Hall set within a 400 acre deer park. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in The Coach House and with Helmingham Church in the grounds, you can enjoy the gardens and surrounding parkland at Helmingham Hall
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Getting married in Suffolk

Wedding Hotels in Suffolk

Suffolk Wedding Venue

The problem with Suffolk isn’t finding a wedding hotel, it’s narrowing it down to just one! Wedding hotels can offer you a complete package, including the ceremony, catering, evening reception and peace of mind. Suffolk has a superb choice of lavish hotels and traditional manors to choose from, many of them with their own event planners who will ensure your special day runs smoothly from start to finish.

You could plan an elegant wedding and reception at the Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa situated in stunning Constable country between Ipswich and Sudbury. With a variety of function rooms on offer you can choose exactly the right one for your day. But if the romance of a Riverside venue appeals to you then be sure to take a look at Tuddenham Mill, a sympathetically converted historic watermill set in a picturesque location on a mill pond, surrounded by 12 acres of Suffolk countryside. Each of these venues boast idyllic waterside views and offer a variety of wedding packages to suit your needs.

Wedding Reception Venues in Suffolk

Suffolk Wedding Reception

Suffolk has a wonderful variety of wedding reception venues available, from modern waterfront eateries to picture-perfect countryside gastro pubs.

Couples in search of traditional cuisine will feel right at home at the Fox and Goose in Fressingfield where the culinary team serve up a very high standard of traditional and modern cooking with great attention paid to the quality and selection of ingredients.

Registry Offices in Suffolk

A Registry Office ceremony provides couples with a good value, religious-free alternative to a traditional church wedding and can range from just ten minutes up to about 20 minutes in length.

There are six main Registry Offices in Suffolk, based in the following towns: Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Stowmarket, Sudbury and Woodbridge.

Use this link for location, opening times and contact details for all Suffolk Registry Offices

Wedding dress boutiques in Suffolk

Suffolk bridalwear

Once you've booked the venue, the real fun begins, starting with finding your perfect wedding dress! There is a wonderful variety of Suffolk Bridal Boutiques to choose from, with many able to dress the bride, groom, bridesmaids, best man and the rest of the bridal party too.

Situated in Grade II listed Moot Hall, Clare Bridal Studio carries a beautiful and varied collection of modern designer and vintage-inspired wedding gowns. Bridesmaids are well catered for too and as well as adult sizes, this bridalwear studio can also cater for teens and flower girls. Accessories are plentiful and include sweeping veils and jewel encrusted headpieces, sidebands and combs. For winter brides there is an essential collection of faux-fur and feather stoles, shrugs, wraps and jackets to shop for.

With a range of international designers in stock and wedding dresses to suit all tastes and budgets, Stradbroke based Lavender and Jude pride themselves on guiding brides to their perfect wedding gown. Brides really are spoilt for choice at this bridal boutique with collections from Jim Hjelm, Charlotte Balbier, Venus Bridal, Atelier Diagonal, Chanticleer, Marylis and The White One. So whether you want to look stunning in silk, lovely in lace or terrific in taffeta, chance are you’ll find just the dress you’ve been dreaming of.

Wedding Photographers and Artists in Suffolk

Your wedding photographs will provide a lifelong memory of your special day so it’s important to choose a photographer whose style and way of working matches your expectations. Suffolk, and Ipswich in particular, has an excellent choice of Wedding Photographers available to choose from and you can view examples of each ones work by clicking the links in their adverts.

Click on this link for a full list and information on Suffolk Wedding Photographers.

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Wedding Cakes from Suffolk

Wedding Cake Suffolk

Your Wedding Cake is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of your wedding celebration. It may form the centre–piece of the head table, or be brought out during the reception to amaze the guests… either way, all eyes will be on that icing!

At Cakes for all Occasions each cake is made to order in Sharon's country kitchen based in Badwell Ash near Bury St Edmunds. She offers a variety of cakes, including traditional wedding cakes and cupcakes and has even perfected Prince William's cake of choice - the 'refrigerator cake' which comes in many different flavours including fruit, nut, marshmallow, malteser or just plain chocolate. Hand-made sugarpaste flowers and decorations can be matched to your colour scheme and as a keepsake of your special day.

Click on this link to discover even more talented Wedding Cake Makers from Suffolk!

Wedding Caterers and Mobile Bars in Suffolk

There are a few unusual and different options to consider in our Wedding Caterers from Suffolk article.

Of course, ask any wedding guest and they'll usually tell you that drinks rate just as highly on the scale of wedding importance as the food! Get married in Suffolk and you'll find that mobile bar service Cellar 27 can take the hard work out of choosing and ordering drinks for you. Serving up a tempting selection of local lagers, cider, bitter and ale as well as premium spirits and fresh juice, the mobile bar is a fantastic addition to your wedding reception. They can even supply a cocktail station along with an expert mixer who teaches your guests how to make their own cocktail (as well as serving up a few of course!)

Click on this link for a full list and details of Mobile Bar Hire for your wedding.

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Extra special Wedding services in Suffolk

Suffolk Wedding Creche

Often it's the little things that can make the biggest difference at a wedding, whether it's the convenience and reassurance that comes with knowing everyones children are being cared for (or maybe kept out of that way!) or the romance and utter fun of getting a lucky wedding day kiss from a genuine chimney sweep.

Armed with over 27 years of combined experience, Suffolk childcare experts Sue and Emma have created the ideal solution for combining romance and runny noses.Little Guests Wedding Creche provides a professional, reliable and fun alternative to the dreaded ‘no kids allowed’ rule. What's more, their mobile creche facility can be set up at Wedding Venues all over Suffolk.Kids are entertained with toys, games, doodle pads and craft activities and after dark a ‘cosy corner’ is set up where little ones can relax in front of a dvd whilst mum and dad let their hair down.

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