With over 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, stunning countryside, and towns and cities full of heritage and history, Norfolk is a beautiful county to marry in – and full of wonderful wedding venues.
Read on for our pick of the best wedding venues in Norfolk.
Holkham Hall, Wells-next-the-Sea
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On the north Norfolk coast is the historic Palladian house of Holkham Hall. Within the hall itself are four incredible locations to marry, including the stunning Marble Hall, but its hidden gem is found outside in the woods where The Temple is tucked away. From the secluded walled garden to the romantic deer park, you’re spoilt for choice for dazzling wedding photo spots. This is truly a fairytale venue.
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The Keeper and The Dell, Ringland
Take advantage of the glorious Norfolk countryside with an outdoor wedding at The Keeper and The Dell – a truly magical rustic barn and traditional marquee set in an ancient grove. Couples have exclusive use for the whole weekend so you have plenty of time and space to craft the wedding you’ve dreamed of – whether that’s rustic, boho, vintage or homemade. After your celebrations, there’s lots of boutique camping spots to lay your head: guests can sleep out under the stars or snuggle up in their hygge huts, while the couple get their own retro caravan, lovingly nicknamed ‘Pumpkin’.
The Garden Pavilion at Thursford, Fakenham
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Yes, that is a real carousel! A wedding at The Garden Pavilion at Thursford is full of little surprises for your guests, from their famous fairground rides to an ice cream parlour and outdoor play area for little ones. Set within immaculate gardens offering a panoramic view across North Norfolk, this light and airy marquee can fit up to 240 guests for a wonderful wedding day full of unforgettable entertainment.
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Godwick Hall & Great Barn, Tittleshall
With all the rustic charm and atmosphere you’d expect from a 450-year-old barn wedding venue, we love how cool and contemporary your wedding will also feel in Godwick Hall’s Great Barn. This amazing space seats up to 150 guests and not only does it look great, but the acoustics are perfect if you’re having a live band. Another blank canvas, you can dress this up for everything from cosy, informal autumn weddings to eclectic, festival-style ones in summer. If you’re looking for something much more intimate, you can marry in Godwick Hall itself, with up to 30 guests.
Oxnead Hall, Norwich
The Oxnead Estate is packed full of gorgeous spots to celebrate your wedding, including the elegant Tudor Hall, Great Barn, estate cottages, Orangery, Fountain Courtyard and fifteen acres of stunning gardens with their very own lake. As you’ll have exclusive use for the day, you have free reign to explore and take in everything the beautiful Oxnead Hall has to offer. The medieval St Michael’s Church on-site is licensed for ceremonies so you can enjoy your entire day here. It’s set up to host live bands too so the fun can carry on into the night with a swing!
Chaucer Barn, Gresham
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Set within 20 picturesque acres, Chaucer Barn is the perfect blank canvas for your rustic wedding. If you’ve ever thought about spreading your wedding over a couple of days to spend as much quality time with your guests as possible, Chaucer Barn is a fantastic choice, with nine bedrooms and lots of space inside and out for activities. Gorgeous in the summer sunshine, it’s also a magical choice for winter weddings when you can get the fires roaring, stay toasty with mugs of mulled wine and take breathtaking photos in their snow-covered woodland.
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Langley Abbey, Norwich
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Any history lovers will adore the stunning setting of the medieval Langley Abbey. Hold your ceremony in the rustic Abbot’s Chamber, enjoy a wedding breakfast to remember in the grand vaulted Main Hall, and dance the night away in their gloriously atmospheric Cellarium. Is there a more beautiful backdrop for photos than the ruins of the chapter house? And it’s not just the setting your guests won’t forget, nearby sister venue Brasted’s can cater everything from an informal BBQ to an incredible sit-down seven-course meal!
The Reading Rooms, Alby
Found next door to the ancient Church of St Ethelberts and a stone’s throw from some of Norfolk’s most beautiful churches, this lovingly-restored historic venue or their fruit tree-filled gardens outside are a spectacular spot for an intimate wedding of up to 80 people. The Reading Rooms is a hidden gem in Norfolk, reached by a short walk through enchanted woods and full of dramatic gothic windows – a truly unique spot for your special day.
Hockwold Hall, Thetford
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Rich in history and royal connections, the magnificent grade II listed manor of Hockwold Hall even has its own mention in the Doomsday Book. Today that character and atmosphere are the perfect setting for weddings, with every size catered for. Intimate groups can feast like kings in their Dining Room or in their charming oak-beamed barn Banquet Hall, while their Garden marquee can accommodate up to 200 guests. And this isn’t any old marquee, it’s a heated one with wooden floors – now that is fit for a queen!
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Bressingham Hall and High Barn, Diss
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Situated in secluded Norfolk countryside among the world-renowned Bressingham Gardens, the High Barn is a gorgeous rustic wedding venue full of character and style. There’s so many lovely spots for guests to explore here including the spacious courtyard which is perfect for reception drinks, and the grand Bressingham Hall itself is the perfect spot for close family and friends to stay overnight. From their award-winning in-house caterers to their cocktail masterclasses for guests, Bressingham Hall and High Barn is a real crowd-pleaser and ideal for drinking, dancing and celebrating your big day.
Set on the edge of an enchanting village, Voewood is a secret gem just waiting to be discovered. Shaped like a butterfly, this Arts & Crafts home has a real rock n’ roll vibe and plenty of romantic nooks and crannies to steal a few moments. With 11 acres of woods and gorgeous gardens, you can choose to marry in the house itself or outside. And unlike many venues, you can choose your own suppliers, although Voewood have experts on hand to help you plan if you’d rather relax and enjoy your engagement.
Cley Windmill, Holt
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Sir David Attenborough named Cley Marshes his top spot in Britain for wildlife so why not book this enchanting place to tie the knot and take in the stunning views over the marshes? Cley Windmill’s balcony is a totally unique spot for your wedding photos and any couple looking for something different have found it here. Follow the Norfolk theme with a traditional cream tea or let their talented chefs whip up a delicious menu to serve in their Windmill Dining Room. For those wanting to taste a little of the Jonathan Creek lifestyle, you can even stay overnight!
Manor Mews, Kings Lynn
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Just a few minutes from Norfolk’s charming coastline, this barn is a modern yet rustic spot to tie the knot. Fairylights wrapped around the wooded ceiling beams transform your venue from day into a cosy, romantic space as the sun sets and the party begins. Couples who are looking for a day they can make truly individual to themselves will adore the options on offer at Manor Mews – and for later in the evening, there’s a charming honeymoon cottage where the two of you can sneak away.
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Pentney Abbey, Pentney
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Just one hour from bustling Norwich is the peaceful, secluded venue of Pentney Abbey, set within 35 acres of beautiful grounds. Their Gatehouse promises an entrance any bride will never forget – at the top of a tree-lined drive, guarded by a romantic rose garden and framed by an ancient archway, you’ll take a secret antique spiral staircase up to their ceremony room where you can say your vows in front of 80 guests. Their in-house catering team will work up a bespoke menu for your wedding banquet in The Barn afterwards, before you enjoy a live band and drinks around their courtyard fire pit as the night draws in. Beautifully restored to its former glory, this Grade I listed abbey is a divine and dramatic backdrop to your wedding.
GreenAcres Colney, Norwich
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This enchanting cemetery and ceremonial woodland might seem an unusual venue for a wedding, but for alternative couples it might be the perfect place to celebrate one of life’s defining moments. The Woodland Hall at GreenAcres Colney is set among the tree canopies, with carpets of bluebells and wildflowers below. It’s the perfect location for an intimate, private and totally unique celebration.
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Gressenhall
There’s nowt more Norfolk than Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse – now the Museum of Norfolk Life. This former workhouse is now a unique and sought-after wedding venue: marry among the red-brick and wooden pews of the Old Chapel and host your reception in the courtyard marquee. Private tours of the museum can be arranged for those who want to throw themselves into the history of the area.