Situated in the beautiful Suffolk countryside and located on the site of a former Benedictine Priory of St Peter, Abbey Hall is a beautiful barn bursting with character and charm perfect for your wedding day. Having been lovingly restored to former glories over the last 5 years, Abbey Hall now invites you to create a day of unforgettable memories with them.
Abbey Hall itself is a Scheduled Ancient Monument having been originally built in 1583. Today it sits proudly restored and is a delightful marriage of exposed wooden beams, distressed walls and contemporary luxury features, which exude a unique atmosphere ideal for your both your reception dinner and evening party.
Abbey Hall sits in 10 acres of glorious natutal water meadows, leading to the banks of the river Dove, ideal for glamping or camping.
The venue has ample parking and there is plenty of accommodation for all your guests within a short walk or drive. Let your guests choose between high end local hotels and B&Bs to wonderful Barns.
When booking with Abbey Hall, there is truly no limit to the day’s proceedings, their small and dedicated team work with you to help you realise the wedding you always dreamed of having. Whether you wish to celebrate within the Hall itself, by the historic castle, or outdoors under their glorious old oak tree, Abbey Hall has a stunning variety of fabulous spaces for you to make your own for the day.
For your ceremony, Eye Town Hall is within walking distance and gorgeous and intimate setting for you to say 'I do' to that special someone. The town hall is a historic building in the middle of Eye and has a large spacious hall and upstairs council chamber for hire. It is situated in the heart of the Town with ample free parking on its doorstep. and is an ideal function venue that can be set up in a variety of ways.
Eye is a ten minute taxi drive from Diss train station that has regular direct trains (90 minute journey) into London Liverpool Street. Stansted airport is 1.5 hours drive away. Eye offers a range of accommodation from 5 star hotel to simple B&Bs.
The owners of Abbey Hall work with a large range of specialist suppliers, who can help with anything from superb catering and bar companies to creative florists, photographers, hair and make-up artists and tent hire.
For more information on how Abbey Hall could play host to your ideal wedding, please do not hesitate to contact them.
Reviews for Abbey Hall
Recommended by 100% of couples
Katie Gunn · Married on 31/08/2019
An Evening to Remember....
Beautiful Abbey Hall was the setting for a joint celebration for two big family birthdays - a 21st and a 50th and provided the most spectacular and intimate backdrop. Drinks and canapés were served in the setting sun as we looked over the stunning water meadows in the field adjacent; with the cows grazing and the reeds gently swaying in the breeze it was the epitome of Suffolk loveliness.Sent on 02/09/2019
The barn itself is infinitely adaptable with a big hall (we sat 94 for our party), with dance floor and stage plus a gallery area that is just perfect for escaping to chat. The hundreds of lit candles everywhere looked enchanting as darkness fell - and it was wonderful that this was not only allowed, but both supplied and encouraged.
Olivia and Gary were wonderful throughout the planning of the party, during the event and afterwards and we can't recommend the venue more highly. If you're looking for a unique, historic and beautiful location that will be completely yours for as long as your occasion requires, look no further!
Megan Hornsby · Married on 01/06/2019
Abbey Hall Wedding
We were fortunate enough to hear about Abbey Hall through a mutual friend of the owners of this venue. We knew immediately that we would get married there. Abbey Hall is not any ordinary wedding venue. This medieval barn has been lovingly restored with impeccable attention to detail (my husband is an architect so this was a massive draw for us). Olivia and Gary (the owners) have created a cool contemporary feel, without losing any of the charm of the original building. I feel that so often wedding venues lose the personal feel, appearing to be churning out one wedding after another. This is certainly not the case for Abbey Hall. The venue is exclusively yours for the wedding and the days surrounding it, there is scope to be creative with the space and the owners are the most wonderful hosts. They are a fountain of knowledge and are able to advise on wedding suppliers and are helpful throughout the planning process. On top of this, they were on hand to help on the day of the wedding and assisted with everything from venue styling to problem solving electrical issues. They went above and beyond to give us the best day possible and we will forever feel grateful for this. We can not recommend Abbey Hall highly enough. Our personal highlights of this incredible space include; the setting (it overlooks meadows, on which the sun sets low, giving the most spectacular sunsets), the way the sunlight changes in the Hall during the course of the day (we had the most incredible warm sunlight flood in as the sun was setting) and the relaxed, personal nature of the venue. The most wonderful wedding venue in every way.Sent on 26/06/2019
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Barbara Benton · Married on 08/12/2018
Looking for the perfect place to hold a 100 strong big birthday party we found Abbey Hall just outside Eye and what a find it turned out to be. Perfect in size and in a beautiful setting it is a stylish yet practical conversion of a medieval brick barn with a grand space for mingling and dancing, plus a mezzanine balcony level that provided a wonderful escape space for the children while the grownups chatted, danced, drank and munched below. Exquisite canapés kept arriving through the evening (prepared by Master Chef Tristram Abbs and his most talented team). We were mesmerised by stunning fireworks, serenaded by Paul McClure (a very gifted singer song-writer), sustained by wonderful food and plied with excellent beverages. The entire event from start to finish was beautifully choreographed and managed by our hosts Olivia and Gary supported by a team of polite and attentive waiting staff. A perfect venue and a perfect team, thank you, we will be back now we have found you.Sent on 13/12/2018