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 to create the perfect Wedding Day is good company, great food & drink, and comfortable surroundings – so if you invite the guests, the following venues on the Suffolk Weddings Guide will provide the rest!

Informal Wedding reception venues in Suffolk tend to suit more intimate celebrations, but are fabulously flexible. Our selection features venues that can cater for for just a few guests to over 100! Whatever the guests numbers your party will be one to remember in a such friendly and classic environment – and all 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.

The Rutland Arms Hotel, Newmarket
Set in the historic horseracing town of Newmarket and fully licensed for civil ceremonies, the Rutland Arms Hotel is built around a historic cobbled courtyard dating from the reign of Charles II (c.1651). The distinctive and attractive building retains many original period features all of which add to the hotels charm and character.


The hotels Wolverton Room can cater for 50-120 guests and a dedicated team will see to all your needs personally. The hotel also has 46 stylish en suite bedrooms that are individually furnished and perfect for an intimate weekend away.

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.

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

For more wedding reception ideas please also see:

Wedding Reception Restaurants in Suffolk

To celebrate your forthcoming wedding with the girls please see Hen Parties in Suffolk.

Suffolk Weddings Guide

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