Wedding Planning Advice
10 of the Best Barn Wedding Venues in Norfolk
2nd December 2020
Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It is a largely rural county with around 40% of the population being spread between Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Thetford. Without doubt, Norfolk packed full of some amazing wedding venues. With its rural nature, one area where it really excels is with Barns. With this in mind, I put together a list of 10 of the Best Barn Wedding Venues in Norfolk.
For couples looking for a rustic vibe for their wedding. You will find no venue more perfect than a barn. With natural walls, neutral colours and rustic natural decoration most wedding barns are a great blank canvas. Barns are very versatile. With high ceilings and large spaces, you can dress them up to fit your style.
One thing I love about weddings in barns is they are often set in an idyllic, rural setting. When the sun starts to go down you can’t beat a walk across the countryside. With all the space, there is often the opportunity for an outdoor wedding ceremony. An outdoor ceremony under the big beautiful Norfolk skies is something that I would always highly recommend you looked into.
1. Southwood Hall
Southwood Hall is one of the most popular wedding venues in Norfolk. It is a Grade II thatched Coronation Barn set in the heart of rural Norfolk. Only 15 minutes from the city of Norwich this exclusive venue feels like it’s miles away from everyone. With plenty of accommodation on-site, there are plenty of reasons why you should think about booking Southwood Hall for your big day.
Southwood Hall is the perfect venue if you would like flexibility for your wedding ceremony. Obviously, the gorgeous Coronation Barn is the centrepiece of Southwood Hall. There are plenty of other choices for your ceremony. If you would like an outdoor ceremony. You can be married under the rotunda in the grounds, a woodland ceremony area or in the historic walled gardens. You can rest assured the team are fantastic at what they do. The food for your reception is always also fantastic. A little note must be mentioned here for the sausage sizzle, pizza oven and doughnuts. When you are having your evening party your guests can enjoy some unique fun food.
2. Hales Hall
Hales Hall and The Great Barn is a stunning wedding venue nestled near the small village of Hales. The grade 1 listed Tudor country estate and the thatched barn are 13 miles from the city of Norwich. The hall largely dates from the 15th century and was once the seat of the Hobart family. The barn is fully licensed for weddings. With a capacity for ceremonies of 200 and 300 plus in the evenings, Hales Hall is a fantastic barn wedding venue if you have a lot of guests.
There are many other spots on site where you can have your wedding ceremony. From having an outdoor ceremony on the lawn or a more intimate affair in The Music Room you can get married here whether your wedding is big or small. When you hire Hales Hall you can also accommodate 25+ guests in 5* Gold comfort across the four properties in the estate. The Hall, Cottage, Gatehouse and Garden Rooms are all stunning. With all this in mind, Hales Hall is well worth a spot on any list of the best barn wedding venues in Norfolk.
3. Oxnead Hall
Oxnead Hall is an award-winning wedding venue in the Norfolk countryside. One of the largest wedding venues in Norfolk. It gives you the perfect space for your wedding day. A 16th-century hall complete with a great barn it provides a stunning backdrop to any special day. It has plenty of accommodation for you and your guests on-site and a huge variety of locations for your ceremony.
Having your wedding ceremony overlooking the tranquil river is beautiful. The Fountain Room sits 140 guests and is a lovely space bright and airy. St Michael and All Angels church is a medieval church next to the Hall. Finally, if you are having a smaller ceremony, The Orangery can seat 50 guests and is a beautiful intimate space. The gardens are a special space for your couples shoot and for your guests to take a stroll. Oxnead Hall is definitely one of the best wedding barn venues in Norfolk.k.
4. Godwick Hall
The Great Barn at Godwick Hall is a stunning wedding and event venue and luxury accommodation in Norfolk. It is set amongst the deserted medieval village of Godwick. With epic architecture, stunning landscape and beautiful and historic surroundings. The wedding venue blends classical features of a Georgian Hall with modern luxury. Godwick Hall is suitable for small intimate celebrations as well as huge parties. The barn will seat up to 160 guests and gives you flexibility for your wedding day.
For your preparations, there is the accommodation on site. This is great for both you and your guests to get ready in the morning. With your wedding ceremony. The barn can be a stunning backdrop for when you say your I dos. Once you are married you can hop onto the tractor and head to the Godwick Ruins. The barn itself is huge! Once party time comes there is plenty of space for a packed dancefloor! Godwick Hall is definitely a worthy member of any list of the best barn wedding venues in Norfolk.
5. Fishley Hall
Fishley Hall is a dry hire wedding venue in Norfolk. It is a working farm and set in 350 acres of Norfolk countryside. The Old Grain barn at Fishley dates back to around 1750. It was used for generations storing and drying wheat and barley until 2002. In 2007 it held a first wedding reception, the owners Candice and Phils! The dry hire nature of Fishley Hall means you have total flexibility. Hire in your own caterers, decor and have your wedding exactly how you want.
For getting ready in the morning there is a huge conservatory which is perfect. As with most of the venues on this list, there are different options for your wedding ceremony. The church of Fishley is just down the drive or you can choose inside or outside the Grain Barn itself. With Fishley being a working farm you have lots of opportunities for your wedding photographer to get some great shots. The long barn gives you plenty of space for your evening festivities.
6. Hunters Hall
Hunters Hall is a lovely working farm wedding venue in mid-Norfolk. With is rustic Victorian Barn and the blank canvas of the Starlight Barn. Hunters Hall has plenty of options for your wedding plans. The Victorian Barn is a great space for up to 130 guests.
If you are looking for something a bit bigger the Starlight Barn is great for up to 300. Fully licenced for wedding ceremonies and great for small or large weddings. Hunters definitely deserve its place on a list of the best barn wedding venues in Norfolk. Nothing is too much trouble for Matthew and Jenny who run the venue. You can be sure that you will receive a fantastic service and have a memorable day.
7. Manor Mews
Manor Mews is a huge barn wedding venue run by Unique Norfolk Venues. It is a rural rustic barn in Norfolk and a perfect space for your wedding day. With its ample high-quality accommodation. It is the perfect place to plan a full getaway wedding with those who mean the most to you. There are 10 separate properties onsite including several converted cottages and barns and the original Manor House. These can accommodate up to 80 guests.
Manor Mews is located in beautiful rural surroundings which makes it perfect for capturing your memories. Once you are married it is easy to take a walk with your wedding photographer and videographer along some of the footpaths. There is plenty of space for your celebrations, with a large dancefloor to dance the night away.
8. Chaucer Barn
Chaucer Barn is, without doubt, one of the best wedding barn venues in Norfolk. It is an award-winning converted barn conversion in North Norfolk. You will find so many different options at Chaucer Barn for your wedding ceremony. On one hand, within the barn itself, you can have your ceremony in front of the light and bright windows. Rather have an outdoor ceremony? Why not choose the stunning meadow or even a gorgeous woodland ceremony.
With exclusive use, you have true flexibility with your plans. Once you are married, you have so many choices of places to go and capture some stunning memories. Ideal for an intimate getaway wedding. Chaucer Barn is very popular with people from outside of Norfolk for a destination wedding.
9. Curds Hall Barn
Curds Hall Barn opened its doors in 2020 and offers 3 day venue hire for your wedding. With its idyllic rural setting, Curds Hall Barn provides a peaceful and unique wedding venue. It is a blank canvas which, without doubt, allows you to create their own individual and bespoke wedding day. Curds Hall Barn is great for intimate weddings from around 30 people and up to 120 guests.
For your ceremony choose between the barn, woodshed or into the grounds for an outdoor ceremony. Fransham the next village has two churches which can both be seen from the venue. Surrounding the barn is a glorious rural setting which is perfect for your amazing photographs and film. This unique new venue is definitely one of the best barn wedding venues in Norfolk.
10. Waxham Great Barn
Waxham Great Barn is the last but no means the least venue on the list of barn venues in Norfolk. It is a historic, Grade 1 listed barn dating from the late 16th century. Nestled away in Waxham, on the glorious Norfolk coast, it is the perfect, unique space to host your wedding. A dry hire venue, it is perfect to create a grand DIY rustic wedding. One big selling point is the proximity to the coast.
The Norfolk Coast is such a special place and getting married at Waxham is perfect for a quick pop to the beach to capture some magical memories.
So there we go. Norfolk is, without doubt, blessed with some stunning Norfolk Wedding Barns. There will be many that didn’t make this list but I wanted to keep it to ten. If you are looking for something rustic as a backdrop to your wedding day you won’t go wrong with a barn.
With the barn wedding venues in Norfolk listed above, you will find a variety of excellent suppliers who will help create you create the perfect wedding. Happy Planning!
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Mike Savory is an award-winning Wedding Videographer from the UK.