SPOTLIGHT ON: Kenton Hall Estate

When The Kenton Hall Estate told us they offered couples camping accommodation on their wedding night we needed a little convincing. Armed with bivvy bags and a mini stove we went to find out more...

Kenton Hall Estate Suffolk

Let us get this right, you want your newly weds to spend the night in a tent?!
Not a tent, but a gorgeous full-sized yurt! ‘Glamping’ is a super-luxurious way of camping. And when we say luxury we mean it! Think king size beds, 100% cotton sheets, log burning stoves and private bathrooms, all in a tranquil woodland setting.

So we don’t need to bring dry shampoo for the morning after then?
Absolutely not! We have two luxury choices for couples; The Yurt and The Travellers Hut and both have private shower rooms. Our Honeymoon Yurt has a beautiful Moroccan themed interior giving that extra little touch of romance. The fun of glamping is being close to nature with all the comfort of a hotel suite. What could be more romantic than spending your wedding night under the stars?

Kenton Hall Estate Glamping

“Amazing place and superb hospitality. So happy to have discovered this gem and want to recommend to everyone who wants a super cool break in an idyllic setting.”
Happy Glampers, June 2012

Ok, we’re convinced. So tell us more about the Kenton Hall Estate.
We’re set in the rural heart of Suffolk; On entering the Estate you drive down a pretty tree-lined avenue and past our eye-catching English Longhorn cattle before approaching the beautiful double moated Tudor Kenton Hall. The entrance gives you a real sense of grandeur.

We aim to provide couples and their guests with the highest quality service in the most relaxed setting. And because our unique venue offers only eight events per season we can create an entirely individual experience for each wedding.

And what wedding services do you offer?
We are an exclusive-use venue and offer a wedding blessing, reception and party venue and our beautiful wedding marquee is set in the tranquil grounds of the 12th century Kenton Hall, which provides a beautiful backdrop. We don’t currently hold civil ceremonies but the pretty Kenton Church is nearby and if couples meet the attendance requirements they may be able to marry there. We can provide contact details for the local clergy.

Kenton Hall Estate Marquee

Sounds like you’ve got everything covered!
We like to think so! Our basic reception venue hire includes exclusive use of the fully fitted and lined marquee with chandelier and up-lighting, round dining tables and chairs, dance floor, WC facilities, 80 space car park, use of the formal gardens and grounds as well as event co-ordination leading up to and on your big day. We can accommodate 200 guests.

Food is an essential part of any wedding reception, do you offer a catering service or do couples need to arrange their own?
We have a fabulous list of four preferred caterers. We work closely with Cellar 27 Events Bar, enabling us to provide fantastic bar packages. We do allow couples to bring in their own caterer, provided they are vetting by us, but we’re confident that our fantastic suppliers can cater for any dietary needs. In addition, we don’t charge corkage at the Kenton Hall Estate.

“Thank you for all the hard work you put in for us to help create our perfect wedding. We are really grateful!”
Sarah and Tim, April 2012

What’s the most challenging part of your business?
Without a doubt the weather. Suffolk is well-known for it’s dry climate but this year has really thrown everyone. We always try to have a back-up plan in place for unexpected weather changes! We love a creative challenge so couples are always welcome to test our skills out!

What’s the best part of your business?
As we only hold a small number of weddings each season, we treat every couple as complete individuals. This allows us to give time and attention to each couple and truly address their needs. It is fantastic to be part of their wedding planning journey from the initial booking right through to the day itself.

Kenton Hall Estate Suffolk

Finally, what advice would you give to couples looking for the prefect venue?
Couples looking for the perfect venue should go with their heart but also try to consider the practical needs for their day. At Kenton Hall Estate we’re here to help ensure your day runs smoothly and that all the practical needs are met whilst not compromising the special feel of the day. I also feel its vital to be enthused by the events team at a venue, the team you work with will truly affect the way your day is planned and executed.

“The venue, the setting and the attention to detail was truly fantastic and reflected the theme of event. The venue is certainly one of the best I have seen.”
Tory, Suffolk Young Farmers Ball 2012

To find out more about this stunning Suffolk venue please visit theKenton Hall Estate page.