Abbey Hall

(5 reviews) 5 5
Hoxne Road Eye Suffolk IP23 7NJ
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About Abbey Hall

Hoxne Road, Eye
Suffolk, IP23 7NJ

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.

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.

Opposite Abbey Hall is a wonderful bohemian artist house that has 4 double and four single rooms for B&B, that way you can stroll across the garden without needing a car.

For more information on how Abbey Hall could play host to your ideal wedding, please do not hesitate to contact them.

• Situated on a Scheduled Ancient Monument and boasts a proud 1000-year history • Nestled in the Suffolk countryside with glorious views perfect for your wedding photos • The hall itself has been lovingly restored with a contemporary touch • The local church is just across the meadows • Small and dedicated wedding team are on hand to help you create your dream wedding • The local town, Eye, has a great range of nearby accommodation perfect for you and your guests

Facilities at Abbey Hall

Venue Type :
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Marquees and Tents
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :

Abbey Hall Reviews (5)

An Evening to Remember....
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By Katie Gunn, on 02 Sep 2019Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2019

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. 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!

Abbey Hall Wedding
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By Megan Hornsby, on 26 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 01 Jun 2019

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.

Olivia Pomp, Owner- Creative Director at Abbey Hall responded to this review on 27/06/2019 11:36:48

Dear Megan and Seb, thank you for this wonderful review. It was a delight to help you create your magical wedding. We wish you all the happiness and love for your future. Come back on your anniversary and stay in the shepherds hut for free! Just call me ! Warmest regards, Olivia

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By Barbara Benton, on 13 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Dec 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.

The best wedding ever
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By Farquhar McKay, on 17 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 01 Aug 2018

We certainly had the most wonderful day when our son was married in the wonderful Abbey Hall. It is an astounding place. You feel you're standing in the middle of a painting by Constable - the view over the fields to the delightful town is perfect. The barn is very grand, beautifully restored, with a lovely informal gallery. It is set in beautiful gardens rolling into fields. Gary and Olivia thought of every possible thing and more ~ the place was dressed elegantly ~the catering was excellent ~ they even organised astonishing weather! I can't think of a more delightful place to celebrate any grand event, or better people than Gary and Olivia to help you make a perfect day.

Magical setting
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By Mel Sullivan, on 12 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Jul 2017

My daughter married in Eye in July 2017, and had her marriage blessed by her grandfather under the 500 year old oak tree in the grounds of Abbey Hall, surrounded by family and friends. It was a truly special occasion. They were able to decorate the stunning 15th century Abbey Hall to their own design, providing an intimate and personal setting, and the owners could not have been more helpful. The recommended caterers were amazing - helpful and professional throughout the whole process, and only too willing to adapt menus to suit the event. There is a wide range of hotels and B&Bs, as well as self catering options, to suit any budget - and all within a 10 minute drive - so our 100 guests were all able to find accommodation. I would definitely recommend Abbey Hall - it is a very special place with a unique atmosphere in a lovely market town in the stunning Suffolk countryside - and we were made to feel special throughout.

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