Informal Wedding Reception Venues in Suffolk

Not every wedding reception (or wedding) needs to be a formal affair – in fact, all that you really need for the perfect Wedding Day is good company, great food & drink and comfortable surroundings – so create a party that will be one to remember in a friendly and classic environment – and for a price that won’t break the bank.

The following venues are all available for private hire for your wedding reception and many are fully licensed for civil ceremonies too. Click on each venue’s link for more information, contact details and availability.

Informal weddings in Suffolk

Brick Kiln Barn is a stunning, timber framed newly restored barn in fabulous Suffolk countryside close to Sibton and Yoxford, and you can hire it for a relaxed and informal wedding celebration. Fully licensed, you can get married and hold your reception here, or just come over after your wedding at a local country Church. You can host a few drinks in the courtyard followed by a meal, dining informally at long tressle tables in the main barn. Gazebos are available for the courtyard if needed, there's plenty of space for the children to let off steam, and you can enjoy live or recorded music during your reception as you're in the middle of the countryside! Find out more here - Brick Kiln Barn, Sibton

The Fox and Goose, Fressingfield
The Fox and Goose is a foodies dream Wedding reception venue! The fine country pub and restaurant holds two AA Rosettes and has been featured in Michelin, Harden's and Which food guides. And what’s more a delicious three-course wedding feast starts from only £30 per person!


Set in the North Suffolk village of Fressingfield, this wedding reception venue has three rooms that can cater for private functions. The first floor dining room – seating a maximum of 38 guests, the ground floor dining room – for a maximum of 18 guests, and the pub restaurant – seating a maximum of 25. Special menus can be organised at varying prices so call them now or click on the link above to find out more!

The Black Boy Public House, Bury St Edmunds
Conveniently located in the heart of the medieval town of Bury St Edmunds, and just 15 minutes walk from the railway station, The Black Boy is easy for you and your guests to travel to. The bar sells the finest cask conditioned ales along with a large selection of beers, lagers and spirits, and traditional pub food created to your requirements is available. For summer receptions, the patio is a wonderful spot and looks lovely in photographs.

The Black Boy Public House, Bury St Edmunds - Informal Wedding Reception Venues

Black Lion wedding reception

The Black Lion in Long Melford is a relaxed, intimate venue where you can celebrate your wedding reception in style, but not in a stuffy way! Great food, local ales and a fabulous vista overlooking the much photographed Village green, and just 2 minutes walk from Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, this is a great venue for your reception. With a variety of function rooms on offer, you can host up to 70 guests exclusively here. Find out more about The Black Lion Hotel, Long Melford here

For more wedding reception ideas please also see Wedding Reception Restaurants in Suffolk
About the author - Sarah Quinlan is the owner of the Suffolk Guides. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahinSuffolk or Google+