Get Married in: Ipswich

Ipswich wedding

Romance resounds in Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk, which offers couples a wonderful choice of grand hotels, boutique venues as well as modern, riverside eateries. Couples looking for a traditional venue will love the period wedding hotels whilst others will feel right at home amongst the innovative modern architecture and fresh young feel of Ipswich Marina.

Top reasons to get married in Ipswich

Ipswich is a wonderful wedding location and offers couples great value-for-money too. Just over an hour from London by train, but a world away in character, Ipswich offers all the amenities of a bustling town with a lively Marina, and is surrounded on all sides by the beautiful Suffolk countryside and the nearby coast.

Ipswich Weddings

Suffolk is steeped in history and is famous for its wool towns such as Lavenham, but we also produce lace and weave silk too for wedding gowns. In fact the silk for both HM Queen Elizabeth IIís coronation dress and Princess Dianaís wedding dress was hand-woven in nearby Sudbury.

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Ipswich is served by two major road routes, (A12 and A14) and within easy reach of two international airports (Stansted and Norwich). There is also a busy rail station in the town centre with regular trains to and from London Liverpool Street and Norwich/Lowestoft/Felixstowe. So wherever your guests are coming from, they'll have no problems reaching this pretty market town.

Wedding Hotels in Ipswich

Wedding Hotels can offer you a complete package all in one place, including the ceremony, catering, evening reception + accommodation, so full peace of mind & maximum convenience! Ipswich has a superb choice of hotels for you to choose from, many of them with their own event planners who will ensure your special day runs smoothly from start to finish. Here are our top choices -

Kersey Mill
Kersey Mill Ipswich

This idyllic venue is set in 17 acres of glorious Suffolk countryside and dates back to the Doomsday Book, but has been fully refurbished and provides a truly unique Wedding venue. For further information see:Kersey Mill

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Fynn Valley Golf Club
Offering a truly scenic setting for your wedding, Fynn Valley Golf Club & The Valley Restaurant is set in a sympathetically converted Edwardian barn, with high ceilings, unique period features and fabulous views of the 18-hole golf course. Fynn Valley prides itself on exceptional service and gourmet food. Discover this wonderful venue by visiting the Fynn Valley Golf Club page now.

Hintlesham Hall Hotel
For a grand country wedding look no further than Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Ipswich. This Grade I Listed Manor House is set within breathtaking gardens and offers a selection of complete Wedding Packages that cover every aspect your day.

Wedding Venues in Ipswich

Whether youíre looking for a modern waterfront location or a quiet countryside venue thereís a lovely choice of Wedding Venues in Ipswich.

Suffolk Wedding Reception Venue

Trinity Park Events
Pictured above, this premier Ipswich venue can cater for intimate weddings and receptions of family and a few friends, or a huge wedding celebration of up to 500 guests. The Trinity Park Events team aim ensure that your wedding day is a special event that you will treasure forever. The sleek architecture of the venue and 300 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds make the venue ideal for wedding photographs and perfect for outdoor receptions during the warmer months. The venue can be decorated in a style of your choosing and a premium catering service is also available. Click the link above for more details.

The Hangar at milsoms Kesgrave Hall was fully refurbished in 2014 and caters for weddings from 100 - 300. You can enjoy the best of all worlds here as the Hangar offers first class facilities for your wedding and reception with silk lined walls, black starlit ceiling, laser lights and even a haze machine to set the mood, while the landscaped gardens upper area is used exclusively for receptions and photographs, and Kesgrave Hall itself provides on-site accommodation for your honeymoon night and your guests. As you'd expect from a milsoms establishment, delicious menus with wines to match have been designed by the Executive Chef & there's something for everyone. Find out more & contact their wedding organiser here - The Hangar, Ipswich

Entertain the children with Little Guests Wedding Creche
If you have lots of children at your wedding then speak to Little Guests Wedding Creche who can provide a whole host of entertainment and activities to keep the little ones happy. All ages can be catered for.

If you are looking for an unusual wedding venue that won't break the bank try The Northgate Room at Ipswich County Library. Right in the middle of town, and full of history and character, this 100ft long room with a vaulted ceiling and old oak bookshelves and tables, was built in 1924 and is usually used as a study area. It is now licensed for weddings and civil partnerships and can hold up to 40 people. The coloured glass windows depicting famous Suffolk figures make it extra special. Click the link above for more photographs and to contact the Library.

Ipswich Registry Office

Ipswich Registry Office is the largest in Suffolk and can seat over 80 guests in the Neptune suite. This modern and eye-catching building can be found at:

St Peter House
16 Grimwade Street
Telephone: 01473 583050

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If youíre dreaming of a church wedding Ipswich has plenty to choose from, including the pretty St Margaretís Church. You can find this and other churches throughout Ipswich, including those close to the waterfront, by visiting the Ipswich Churches Website.

Wedding Receptions in Ipswich

After the romance of your ceremony, relax and enjoy the hospitality of Ipswichís finest Wedding Reception venues. One of our favourites is...

Mariners Restaurant
Another truly unique and memorable Wedding Reception venue is Mariners Restaurant (pictured above) on the Ipswich Marina which is also hard to beat. This first-class French Brasserie offers fine dining on board an ancient Dutch boat moored at Neptune Quay. The experience will inspire your guests and create a reception that will stand out in the memories of everyone forever. Step on-board and find out more about this unique reception venue by clicking the link above.

Find more Ipswich Reception venues here

Wedding Photographers in Ipswich

Your wedding photographs will provide a lifelong memory of your special day so itís 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 below.

Wedding Photography by Jeny
Photography by Jeny

Photography by Jeny offer a bespoke wedding photography service, covering all styles of photography from traditional through to modern including fusion weddings and short notice events. Included in the price is a second shooter (subject to availability), all post production work an an archive of your shoot just in case anything happens to your prints so they can be replaced because you can't put a price on memories.

L&M Studio

The unique services of L&M Studio, based in Ipswich provides two photographers for the price of one! These best friends offer two times the imagination and creativity to make your special day one to remember. With extensive skills in both photography and photoshop, they produce high quality creative images regardless of budget. Contact them to find out more - L&M Studio

Make an entrance with Open Top Touring
Fancy something a little different to the standard wedding car then why not hire a classic sports car for the day?! With several vintage beauties to choose from, you won't be disappointed.

Ross Dean Photography
Award winning portrait and wedding photographer Ross is based in Ipswich. He shoots stylish images and his experience and calm style will instantly put you at ease. Click here to view his advert and see his website for an impressive portfolio. Ross Dean Photography

Wedding Caterers and Mobile Bars in Ipswich

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Cellar 27
Serving up a tempting selection of local lagers, cider, bitter and ale as well as premium spirits and fresh juice, the Cellar 27 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!). A professional, uniformed team and quality glassware is provided as standard and the well-informed staff can help you obtain the correct licence for your event if required. And the best bit... The bar is suitable for halls, barns, marquees and gardens and can be hired for free if you have 100 guests or more. Get in touch today!

Happy planning!

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