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Last update: April 2024

Your ancient Barns and Woodland Wedding Venue close to Sudbury, Suffolk (on the Suffolk / Essex border). Alpheton Hall Barns forms part of the ancient settlement of Alpheton Hall at the end of a mile long no through road. Surrounded by rolling countryside, meadows and woodland the Barns are adjacent to Alpheton Church as well as offering Barn and woodland ceremony spaces.

Facilities and Capacity

Comprised of two interconnected timber frame barns Alpheton Hall Barns offer plenty of space for your civil ceremony and wedding reception. Restored rather than converted the Barns still feature their original big Barns doors which can be open in good weather allowing the outside in. The ancient honey coloured oak beams and lime plaster interiors together with the black feather-boarded exteriors work with any colour scheme.

The Barns are furnished with tables and chairs and essentially everything you need for your ceremony and wedding reception. The South 'Reception' Barn is strung with a myriad of twinkly fairy lights and has lots of rustic detailing such as our big iron hoop lights and vintage wooden ladders all with hanging Edison light bulbs, which look stunning on their own or dressed in foliage or flowers. And you are welcome to add your personal decorations to make it 'your' wedding venue.

Outside guests are invited to explore the heart-shaped wildflower confetti arboretum, the wedding garden with brick 'drinks' terrace and space for garden games and the Barns courtyard with woodfired pizza oven, ideal for evening food. Whilst the couple can wander into the gardens and meadows around the Barns for their couples photographs.

Services Offered

The Alpheton Hall Barns is an exclusive use 'blank canvas' venue. Prices are for Barn rental only but local trusted suppliers would be more than happy to put together a food and drinks package for your day or you can choose your own (subject to approval). Owners Nic and Carol have more than 14 years experience in helping couples host their weddings and love that each wedding is personal to the couple.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Historic
Woodland and festival
Church
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
Horse baraat permitted
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Reviews for Alpheton Hall Barns

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42 reviews
99% recommend it
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Jess A. Sent on 18/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

It pretty much boils down to: They're great - book them!

From the moment we met Carol and Nic, we knew we were going to be in a safe pair of hands. Not only is their venue absolutely breathtaking, but they are clearly so passionate about making sure their couples have the best time at AHB.

From Nic's beautiful carpentry, passion for delicious pizza, and brilliant ideas of how to make the day even more unique (we love the dance floor confetti balloon), to Carol's thoughtfulness - making sure we had some moments alone as a couple, considering the best place for pictures, and how flowers can be used across barns - they've thought of absolutely everything.

They were brilliant at communicating with our suppliers - offering flexibility when needed - and were always on hand when I had tiny, annoying questions.

The morning after the wedding, Nic sent us off with some lovely pictures and videos he had captured from the day on a USB stick, which put massive smiles on our faces.

I could write so much more about this amazing couple and their fantastic venue and work, but it pretty much boils down to: They're great - book them!
Rebecca
Rebecca P. Sent on 14/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

THE most perfect venue and day!!

Everything was so perfect it's hard to know where to start! The venue is utterly beautiful inside and out, nothing has been overlooked from the chill out room for the couple after the ceremony (or anyone who needs a bit of time out, mothers with babies etc.) to the catering facilities, the heart shaped meadow for amazing confetti photos (with drone flying above to capture it!), the band stand etc. etc. The barns are stunning even before they are dressed with flowers, the grounds are just wonderful. Carol and Nic were incredible both before and during the day, always on hand, took every potent little stress away, always going above and beyond to make our day what it was - utterly perfect.
Ellie
Ellie C. Sent on 22/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives!

The only thing we need to say about our small wedding at Alpheton Hall Barns is 'perfect'!
When we first visited AHB we were blown away by it's rustic character and charm, it's history and the beauty of the barn and its surroundings.
Carol and Nic, the owners, were with us every step of the way from initial planning, supplier recommendation, setting up and throughout the wedding day itself.
They bith went over and above all our expectations with many lovely touches and their thoughtfulness. Carol seamlessly moved our floral displays and other decorations from the ceremony barn to the main reception bar, whilst Nic discretely took photos and videos which were shown during the evening.
We cannot recommend AHB highly enough. Thank you for making our day 'perfect' and we look forward to visiting again on our first anniversary!
Holly
Holly D. Sent on 03/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Perfect quirky vegan boho wedding

Carol and Nic were fantastic from start to finish. From the second they showed us around the beautiful venue, to guiding us through planning and finally making our special day perfect. I couldn't rate this venue more highly. They helped us to come up with some quirky plans and tailored our special day so that it felt personal to us. They've even invited us back to visit on our anniversaries
Madeleine
Madeleine D. Sent on 18/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A fantastic venue with wonderful owners


Alpheton Hall Barns was the perfect venue for our wedding. The woodland glade was stunning for the ceremony, and the barn gave the perfect rustic vibe we wanted for the reception. There was plenty of space for the ceilidh in the evening, and our guests enjoyed being able to explore the venue. Nic and Carol were really helpful, both during the planning and on the day, nothing was too much trouble. They were genuinely passionate about making our day individual and special to us. We mostly used suppliers recommended on their website and all of them were great.
N Pimm
N Pimm Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible

We had the most amazing wedding at the Barns this weekend!! Nic and Carol went above and beyond to make our day go smoothly, and it was an absolutely beautiful day. The pizza ovens were incredible, the woodland area was gorgeous, and the whole venue looked fantastic. We would not change the venue at all- it was 100% the right choice.
Tuppence
James Sent on 08/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect venue for your perfect day

The effort that Carol and Nic go to so that your day is special at their venue is amazing. We were so pleased that we chose Alpheton, there was soo much beauty to take advantage of for your day that you'll struggle to fit it all in to your photos.
They clearly care a lot about your day and not just taking your money, you'll definitely feel like every penny was worth it.
They are responsive and if you are looking for inspiration of how to take advantage of the space they have great ideas.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Thank you Carol and Nice
Charlotte
Charlotte B. Sent on 23/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A simply stunning venue with owners who go above and beyond to make your day special.

Carol and Nic - you exceeded our expectations and truly went above and beyond to make our day better than we could have hoped for. We cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work. From answering questions on the run up, to preparing the woodland so we could have the ceremony of our dreams, to sending us home with a USB full of beautiful memories at the end of the night, it all made our day the happiest one of our lives.

Alpheton is a special place and we’re so glad we picked it for our wedding. The woodland ceremony is rustic and natural, yet with all the hidden features to ensure you can have music and seat everyone comfortably. The reception barn is full of charm and everything has been thought of to make it the perfect choice for both the wedding breakfast and then the disco at the end of the night. Being a dog-friendly venue was essential for us and our pups loved exploring your beautiful grounds.

You offered so many personal touches, including programming the lighting to our entrance song and letting us use your beautiful campervan on the drive up to the woods. Not to mention your excellent array of props that allowed us to make the venue feel more personal. A special mention must go to Nic: his charisma and charm made our guests feel at ease and we really appreciated his beautiful footage from the big day. All of this makes Alpheton stand out from other venues and we would recommend you to anyone.

All in all, we will look back on our day with such happy memories and are so grateful for your help in making the day what it was.

Charlotte and Steve Lambert
Rachel
Rachel S. Sent on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

our special day made even more perfect in Suffolk

From our first online meeting we knew Nic & Carol were the right people to host our wedding at this stunning location that was in our beloved county of Suffolk.
The barn is so beautiful & just what we were looking for with its gorgeous features from rustic beams to a heart shape meadow we knew this was the place for us. Nic & Carol were so helpful & supportive throughout all our planning & answered all our question & guided us along the way with their experience of what would work best , they couldn't have been more helpful and took away a lot of the stress for us. We can honestly say that they helped make our dream wedding come true & looking back on our beautiful photos they also enjoyed themselves too. Our only sadeness is, that it all went too fast as we & our guests had too much fun, if that's possible & that was because of Nic & Carol.
Maria
Maria G. Sent on 14/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond

Firstly stunning location, a beautiful woodland setting which makes for a very personal and intimate wedding. Stunning gardens with spectacular views in glorious Suffolk countryside. We could not of picked a better venue for our perfect day. Add in to that the lengths that owners carol and nic went too, we booked our wedding with only 6 weeks notice and they perfectly orchestrated the whole day. The barns are steeped in history and are absolutely beautiful and if we could do it all again,it would be with Alpheton Hall Barns.❤️
Natalie
Natalie G. Sent on 14/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So much more than a 'venue'

We had our dream wedding day in April this year and we couldn't have wished for anything to be different. The historic barns are breathtaking and so practical to cater for guests. We were able to personalise our day in whatever way we wanted which made it special and individual to us.
What truly made this venue special, are the wonderful owners, Carol & Nic. From the day we had our viewing, to the day after the wedding when we were clearing out, they couldn't be anymore helpful. Both Carol and Nic offered us some amazing advice and all of our wishes were turned into reality without hesitation. They cared not only for us, but our guests and suppliers throughout our big day. It was so wonderful to see our caters, bar, band and venue all working together and having a wonderful time together. Exactly the relaxed and fun atmosphere we wanted.
From moving flower arrangements, to capturing photos/videos and sharing them both on the screen in the evening and with us at the end of the night, they really go above and beyond. Special shout out to the youngest member of the AHB team who came over to help us make our entrance and tidy up at the end of the night!

We honestly cannot thank team AHB enough, our day was beyond perfect and we will treasure the memories forever.
Jodie
Jodie B. Sent on 21/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

We wouldn't change anything

We couldn’t recommend Alpheton Hall Barns highly enough. One of the first things we said when we woke up after our wedding was that we wouldn’t have changed anything. We would pick the barn again, we would pick all of the same suppliers again, many of whom were recommended to us by Nic and Carol. Knowing they had all been recommended was a huge weight off our shoulders and their knowledge of the venue helped the day run more smoothly.

AHB was more than just a beautiful venue (and the barn and grounds really are beautiful), it was a continued source of help and guidance. From being picked up by Carol from the church in the campervan and brought to the woodland area, so we could catch a moment of quiet together, to the slideshow of photos and videos that Nic put together during the day, Nic and Carol went out of their way and far beyond their requirements to help make the day even more special for us.

I am so glad we found AHB. It was a perfect venue, that allowed us to put together the wedding that we wanted, with plenty of support along the way.
Matthew
Matthew G. Sent on 29/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning rural wedding venue

Alpheton Hall Barns is an amazing venue in a beautiful countryside location, with the most wonderful owners. Nic and Carol really go above and beyond in terms of the support they provide on the day. They're constantly on the ball to ensure that the day runs smoothly and are keen to help with many additional touches in order to really put on a show for the guests. The venue is well equipped with plenty of additional props for decoration and a pizza oven for late night snacks!

We had an absolutely amazing day (as did all our guests). We're so grateful that we were able to hold our wedding and reception at Alpheton Hall Barns, especially as Nic and Carol stuck with us through two covid-related postponements. It was the most perfect day, we couldn't have asked for more.
Charlotte
Charlotte M. Sent on 18/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect wedding venue

We are so happy we chose Alpheton barns for our wedding! Not only is it the most beautiful barn but the owners, Carol and Nic, could not have done more for us to ensure our day was perfect. They allowed total flexibility with our day and go over and above to make each wedding special and unique. Our day was everything we hoped it would be and we cannot thank them enough!
Robyn
Robyn R. Sent on 20/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Wedding to Remember

Where do we begin? From the moment we stepped foot in the barns almost 2 years ago we fell head over heels in love and just knew it was the perfect place for us however it wasn’t just the venue that we were sold on, it was Nic and Carol too.

Together, they went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding day was absolutely perfect. They supported us throughout the planning process, helped us set up, and ensured our day was completely personal and they took away every ounce of stress that we could have had.

On the day itself, they made sure that not only us but our guests were well looked after, that everything was running according to plan, and most importantly, they arranged a few surprises for us both which really took it to the next level.

The woodland ceremony area was magical and the barns were exactly how we envisioned. We’ve even had friends say they wish they got married at the barns after visiting!

We wouldn’t change a single thing and would absolutely love to do every singly minute all over again. If you’re thinking of having your wedding at the barns, take this as a sign to go for it!

Robyn & Perry
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Church Lane, Alpheton, Sudbury Suffolk CO10 9BL CO10 9BL Sudbury (Suffolk-Essex Border) (Essex)
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