Wedding Reception Venues in Suffolk

Your ceremony complete, now it's time to celebrate in style with your friends & family so we've brought together a selection of fabulous receptions venues in Suffolk for you to choose from.


If you and your guests really want to get away from it all and enjoy the Suffolk Countryside then a weekend wedding reception at Suffolk Retreats, Hundon Grange is the place for you. Set in 9 acres of Private Grounds this unique venue is exclusively yours for 2 nights. There is luxury accommodation for up to 24 guests in a combination of The Granary which sleeps 10, 3 handcrafted luxury Yurts, and delightful cottage room for the bride and groom. During the day, they can cater for up to 150 guests in their own traditional luxury marquee which will seat up to 150 guests, or you are welcome to arrange your own. Everything else is up to you - you can arrange your own catering, bar, entertainment etc giving you the flexibility to control your budget. And did we mention, there are also 2 reindeers?! Find out more here - Suffolk Retreats

Kenton Hall Estate, Stowmarket


Located in the heart of the Suffolk countryside, Kenton Hall Estate is a beautiful venue for your wedding reception. Driving down the tree-lined avenue, past English Longhorn cattle grazing as you approach the beautiful Tudor Hall will give you a real sense of this charming, unique and relaxed setting. The stunning traditionally styled marquee, with rare scalloped roof shape and clear window walls is perfect for an intimate event, or large celebration. To ensure the highest quality of service Kenton Hall only ever holds one wedding or party over a weekend. This gives you exclusive access to the venue and allows you to create an entirely individual experience for you and your guests. The venue and team are friendly and relaxed and you can even enjoy a 'woodland blessing' to make your day extra magical, and if you are a nature lover, you can stay in their incredible honeymoon yurt and sleep under the stars! There also bell tents and shepherds huts on site which can accommodate up to 20 guests. Please click on Kenton Hall Estate for more information about this lovely venue.

Wedding Receptions Venues in Suffolk



High Lodge, Hinton

High Lodge, Saxmundham is an impressively large venue set within 100 acres of delightful countryside, very easily accessed from the A12. There are picturesque lakes making wonderful photo opportunities and luxury lodges on site, some with their own hot tubs, for you and your guests to enjoy. High Lodge offers excellent value wedding packages meaning you can hold not only your reception there but your ceremony too if you wish. You will have exclusive hire of the Champion Suite, which can cater for more than 300 guests for evening receptions, with a bar until 12 midnight; stage for chosen band or disco; all staff; white linen tablecloths & napkins; arrival drinks; extensive choice of menus for reception meals; Toast drinks; and ample parking.

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Tuddenham Mill


If you're looking for a luxury, stylish yet historic venue for a smaller reception then Tuddenham Mill must be at the top of the list. This beautifully restored former watermill in the wilds of Suffolk bursts with character, the oak beams and many original features combined with classic modern decor means you instantly feel that you are somewhere special. Offering exclusive use, bespoke packages and impressive accommodation, Tuddenham Mill is a top choice for your venue. The Terrace Room is a charming private dining room, ideal for smaller, intimate weddings of up to 36 people, or more if the weather allows use of the terrace. For weddings of up to 60 people, the elegant restaurant, is perfect or, for up to 120 guests they can offer an exclusive ‘house party’ wedding. For full details of your options, see Tuddenham Mill



Anglia Coastal Marquees
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If you're on a tight budget then you might want to consider creating a unique venue in your own back garden?! Anglia Coastal Marquees can supply Wedding Marquees for up to 350 guests & with their attention to detail a piece of land can be transformed into a stunning wedding reception venue. They can even include specialist clear sections if you have a unique view or feature you'd like your guests to enjoy. Click on their link above to see an extensive portfolio of previous marquee hires and take advantage of their free colour design services.


Ufford Park, Woodbridge


If you prefer a more modern, relaxed venue for your reception then take a look at Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa, set in 120 acres of historic parkland overlooking the Deben valley. There are nine air-conditioned function rooms, which can host any sized wedding from intimate up to grandeous. The Deben Suite is the largest function room offering spectacular views over the golf course from both balconies, with it's own bar and can accommodate up to 250 for a wedding breakfast and 300 for evening buffet. They are also licensed for civil ceremonies. The hotel has 90 comfy rooms so this is a great venue if you have a lot of guests! They offer a range of reasonably priced packages, including their very popular Afternoon Tea wedding, and you can choose to hold your reception on any day of the week.


Wantisden Valley

For an unusual wedding reception with a bit of rustic country chic, Wantisden Valley is perfect. This unique venue set in the heart of the Suffolk countryside offers three buildings for receptions and ceremonies if required. For intimate gatherings, try the picturesque 18th century Shepherd’s Cottage with gothic windows and an open log fire in the winter, this is perfect for up to 40 guests. There is also an enclosed garden for a summer reception and with a medieval wood and lakes on the doorstep, some great photo opportunities at any time of year. For larger gatherings, you can hire the barns - with the Main Barn holding 100 to 400 guests and the Mixing Barn available for 150 guests. Both Barns have been designed so that all original features, such as flint walls and interior beams, are still intact. The Main Barn has a marquee roof lining inside and is fully carpeted with a large dance floor, stage and bar which can run until 1:00am. Find out more about the buildings and your options here - Wantisden Valley

See here for our selection of Barn Wedding Venues in Suffolk

The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall


Surrounded by fabulous woodland, The Hangar is a modern venue nestled away to the rear of Milsoms Kesgrave Hall. There is a relaxing reception area with sofas, silk-lined walls, mesmerising star cloth ceiling lighting display, dance floor and stage. The dedicated kitchen will provide you with all the catering options you need and outside there’s a tree-lined landscape garden which is perfect for a drinks reception and the ideal backdrop for photos of your special day. The Hangar has a capacity of 80-120 wedding guests and is available to hire all year round – making it the ideal wedding location any time of year. Find out more about the exciting Hangar at Kesgrave Hall



The Westleton Crown


If you fancy an intimate private reception with a select few loved ones than The Crown is a great choice. More than just a pub, this 12th century, traditional Suffolk coaching Inn retains the character and rustic charm of its heritage but with the added sophistication and comforts of contemporary living. It sits in the centre of Westleton village just opposite the 650 year old thatched village church. There's a crackling log fire in winter, and a picturesque terrace in the summer, with real ales, a well stocked bar and award winning food served all year round. The Inn offers a variety of areas and flexibility for you and your guests to enjoy, from the stylish garden room, cosy snug and elegant parlour through to the charming terraced gardens. You can hire the entire pub for exclusive use including the 34 stylish bedrooms. Contact The Westleton Crown to start planning your cosy country wedding.


Rookery Meadow, Harleston

If you're a bride (or groom) with you're own unique vision, and you need a blank canvas than look no further than Rookery Meadow! This exclusive nine acre meadow with its own private lake is a totally different outdoor wedding venue and it doesn’t have a format for you to follow. Arrange your own food, entertainment, music, marquee and get everything exactly how you want it in order to wow your guests and create a day you and your guests will never forget! Find out more about Rookery Meadow



For other informal reception venues, see our guide here

Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa



Tucked away in 300 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside - Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is a picturesque location that inspired painter John Constable - the hotel overlooks a private lake making the perfect backdrop to your special day. There are several function rooms to choose from which have private terraces overlooking the grounds and the Hotel has 80 contemporary bedrooms as well as 10 luxury Country Lodges so you're guests don't need to worry about traveling. These guys have been hosting weddings and receptions for years so are experts, and their friendly staff will work with you to plan your bespoke day, making sure it goes smoothly. This is a great choice for an inclusive venue that can provide everything you need including accommodation, there's even a spa onsite incase you need a post-wedding massage!

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Felixstowe Wedding Receptions

Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club

Combining the best of all worlds here, with sea views and stunning countryside, Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club Weddingsoffers a range of facilities and functions rooms to suit all size receptions and budgets. They also have a license for civil ceremonies, so you can 'tee off' married life with everything under one roof. Check them out now by clicking on the link above.

Glemham Hall


Glemham Hall

Catering for up to 160 guests for your wedding breakfast and 200 for the evening reception, the glorious Glemham Hall setting in 300 acres of Suffolk parkland is everything a newly married couple could hope for. Set your date at Glemham Hall now!

Wedding Receptions Venues in Suffolk


Suffolk Inns are a great choice for an informal party and reception, allowing guests to relax in a warm and friendly atmosphere whilst taking in the character and charm of the building – and, of course, sampling some of the tasty beverages and delicious food on offer! Find Informal Reception Venues in Suffolk here

Now we've given you some great wedding reception venue inspiration, see our guide to Suffolk Registry Offices and don't forget the other important celebration - Hen Party!
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