Hold your Wedding in Suffolk!
Suffolk offers engaged couples everything they need to for the most romantic wedding of their dreams: breath-taking venues, beautiful countryside, wide-open beaches and hidden gems round every village corner. Still need convincing that Suffolk is the destination for your wedding? Here are ten fantastic reasons to tie the knot in Suffolk -
1. Breath-taking wedding venues
The challenge couples face in Suffolk isn’t finding a wedding venue; it’s narrowing it down to just one! From the elegant grounds of Woodhall Manor to the modern architecture of Trinity Park Events, the idyllic surroundings and long, sweeping country driveway of Kersey Mill, the variety of venues available will delight you. Choose from extravagant manor houses, luxury hotels, historic mansions, traditional barns, contemporary event spaces like The Hangar at Kesgrave Hall, chic country pubs or airy marquees. In fact, whatever wedding style takes your fancy, you’re guaranteed to find it in this beautiful county. Find a range of breathtaking Wedding venues here
2. Beautiful Beaches
If you’re dreaming of a beach wedding (or a seaside honeymoon) then Suffolk’s 45-mile long coastline is bound to please. Suffolk’s stunning beaches hold four quality coast awards and two blue flag awards. They stretch from Lowestoft in the north through the popular coastal villages of Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh and down to Felixstowe in the far south of the county. In between these well-known coastal communities is a hidden treasure chest of quaint local villages such as Dunwich, Westleton, Bawdsey. Must-sees include the award-winning pier and pretty beach huts at Southwold, Walberswick Nature Reserve and the local fish and chip shops in Aldeburgh.
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3. Picture Perfect Countryside
From the rolling hills and romantic chocolate box villages of the Dedham Vale to the wild, unspoilt beauty of the coastal heaths, the unforgettable Suffolk countryside has inspired poets, artists and countless visitors for hundreds of years. An ideal location is the secluded woodlands surrounding High Lodge Leisure Ltd. Whichever landscape you choose when planning your Suffolk wedding we can guarantee that your Wedding Photographer will have no shortage of exceptional shots.
4. Delicious Local Food
A wedding in Suffolk wouldn’t be complete without a taste bud tantalizing wedding breakfast and both local venues and Suffolk wedding caterers certainly serve up a fantastic range of local delicacies. Suffolk’s reputation for fabulous food is well deserved, with producers across the county producing delicious – and in many cases award-winning food and drink. Local produce includes meats, cheeses, melt-in-the-mouth chocolates, strawberries, smoked meats, fruity preserves, locally reared meats, freshly caught oysters and lets not forget Suffolk’s world-famous beers and ciders.
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5. Wonderful Bridal Boutiques
Ask any bride what her first thought was when planning her wedding and she’ll probably talk about her dream wedding dress. Suffolk has a wonderful selection of bridal boutiques, all of them packed with beautiful, stylish and unforgettable wedding gowns, shoes jewelry and wedding accessories. The Clare Bridal Studio near Long Melford carries a beautiful and varied collection of modern designer and vintage-inspired wedding gowns and there’s also a range of fabulous 50's and 60's retro style gowns too.
Of course it’s not all about the bride on the big day and the great news is that many of Suffolks bridal boutiques also stock a fantastic range bridesmaid and flower girl dresses to. There’s even a suit hire service for the groom and his men!
6. Budget Friendly Deals
Whether you’re looking to blow the budget or get married on a shoestring, Suffolk has the wedding to suit your pockets. Whilst brides with an unlimited budget will love the luxury and privacy of Suffolk’s range of exclusive use wedding venues, there’s a great range of venues to suit smaller budgets too. In fact with a bit of creativity and careful planning you can create a big wedding on a little budget.
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7. Warm Welcome, every time
Nothing says romance like celebrating each new year of your marriage in the very destination where everything began. Not surprisingly many out-of-town couples that choose get married in Suffolk often find themselves back in this pretty county, year-after-year. The whether it’s your first, second or fifteenth visit to Suffolk you’ll always be guaranteed a warm welcome - it’s no wonder that couples in love can’t help but fall for this charming county.
8. Activities and Attractions
Plan your wedding in Suffolk and you may find yourself unable to leave! After getting married in Suffolk, many couples choose to stay on in this wonderful county and enjoy some of the attractions it has to offer. Suffolk is packed with romantic castles, bustling market towns, medieval villages, coastal walks, cultural events, sporting pastimes and relaxing golf and spa hotels. For a complete guide to the many attractions in Suffolk take a look at the Suffolk Tourist Guide.
Why not enjoy a romantic Cottage Honeymoon in Suffolk after your wedding?
9. Fabulous Weather
Every couple hopes for sunny skies when they plan their wedding and although we can’t guarantee sunshine in Suffolk, the odds are certainly on your side. Suffolk is famous for being one of the driest counties in England, often experiencing two hours more sunshine per week than the national average, just half the rainfall of the southern counties and as little as one fifth of the west counties wet wedding weather. The coast in particular often seems to bask in the warmth of it’s own micro climate making a beach wedding or outdoor wedding reception a realistic possibility.
10. Reliable Transport links
Whilst transport may not be at the top of your list when planning your wedding, it will certainly be an essential need for your guests! Luckily for them Suffolk is well served by road, rail and air. Regular train services run through the county from London Liverpool street, with most towns and villages taking under two hours to reach. Drivers from across the country can zoom into Suffolk via the A12 from the south and A14 from the north. International guests can fly into airports at Norwich or Stansted, both of which are just a short drive from your wedding and the wonderful sights of Suffolk.
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