Vintage Inspired Suffolk Weddings

Thanks to the themes huge rise in popularity, having a vintage inspired wedding doesn’t necessarily mean scouring second-hand or vintage shops for your wedding dress, accessories and other wedding essentials. Thanks to some carefully researched designs, your ‘something new’ can be your ’something old’ too!

Vintage Inspired Venues


A restored Barn is the perfect location if you're keen on a vintage theme. Oak Beams, rolling countryside and wild flowers all conjure up the perfect rustic feel. And you are spoilt for choice in Suffolk! Wantisden Valley (pictured above) near Ipswich provides a wonderful choice of Barns and is fully licensed for ceremonies, large or small. For many more choices, see our guide to Barn Wedding Venues


Historic venues - Manor Houses and Halls and County Hotels also make wonderful backdrops for your vintage wedding, there are several of these delightful venues tucked away in beautiful grounds across Suffolk. None more grand than the 16th century Ravenwood Hall pictured above, with its sweeping lawns and mature trees, you can even hold your ceremony in the Edwardian pavillion, sounds wonderfully vintage to me! See some more of our favourites in our guide to Wedding venues in Suffolk.

All Inclusive Wedding Packages from The Wedding Collection by Boleyn
If you love Vintage but you don't know where to start, contact The Wedding Collection by Boleyn. They offer a range of all inclusive wedding packages that arrange everything from your venue right through to your honeymoon, but you still have complete control so you can choose your theme and styling. Click on the link above to start your planning journey.




Vintage Inspired Suffolk Weddings


If you like to be in control, then try one of our more Informal Reception Venues. A fabulous choice for a vintage theme is Rookery Meadow near Harleston gives you the freedom to throw a great big vintage party, with exclusive use of their picturesque meadow, you can plan every detail yourself and with free use of any props from the 'barn of curiosities' we're pretty sure you could have a mad hatters tea party if you wanted!

Hire a Vintage Vehicle to arrive in style

Get your vintage wedding day off to the perfect start by hiring a classic car from Open Top Touring. You can wow your guests and your partner with a super stylish set of wheels.


Vintage Inspired Catering


Nothing says 'Vintage Wedding' like an afternoon tea party and Suffolk serves up some of the best in the UK! It’s a great way to throw a budget reception too, replacing the usual three-course wedding breakfast with a sumptuous spread of finger food, cakes and champagne (well you can’t drink tea for the whole day!). Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa set in acres of parkland just outside Ipswich offer a fantastic Afternoon Tea wedding Package.




Delight your guests with a visit from Rhubarb the vintage, Bedford Ice Cream Van! Polkadots and Moonbeams offer delicious locally hand made artisan ice creams, served from Rhubarb, the lovingly restored 1980's van. They offer flavours such as Bakewell Tart, Salted Peanut and Chocolate and Rosemary plus vegan sorbets, or a create your own option, so there's something to keep everyone smiling. You can hire Rhubarb for a minimum of 2 hours and ice cream packages can be tailored to suit your needs. Perfect for a lovely summer wedding. To view more pics and find out about getting your personalised quote, click the link above.


If you prefer a more modern approach to your catering then try our article above where you will find lots of top quality catering companies with a wealth of experience. All provide delicious menu's and are completely flexible to your ideas and needs.

Vintage Inspired Wedding Dresses

Our favourite Suffolk wedding boutiques all stock a wonderful range of vintage inspired dresses, shoes and accessories. Clare Bridal Studio in the pretty town of Clare, west Suffolk, has a wide range of 50's and 60's retro from Lou Lou and Boho-Chic from Yolan Cris, make an appointment with them here - Clare Bridal Studio . The incredible independent boutique Lavender and Jude in Stradbroke also has a wide range of stunning dresses and accessories, with many vintage inspired looks and all can be customised by their talented seamstress.

Vintage Inspired Suffolk Weddings



Vintage Bridal dresses


Vintage Inspired Wedding Photography

Your Wedding Photographs provide a lasting memory of your special day so it's important to get them right! Every Wedding Photographer works differently, so take the time to check out a variety of different photographers work so you can choose the style that suits you best. See our helpful guide to some of Suffolk's top Wedding Photographers.

The right composition and light is essential for capturing a vintage spirit in your photographs. Justine Ferrari has nailed it perfectly in this beautifully lit meadow shot, using the dusky light to bring the image to life.

Suffolk Wedding Photographer


If you are planning a registry office ceremony with a vintage reception then see our guide to Registry Offices in Suffolk, and don't forget to check out our Special Offers page for up to date deals and offers.
About the author - Sarah Quinlan is the owner of the Suffolk Guides. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahinSuffolk or Google+