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Last update: March 2024

This beautiful estate close to the Suffolk Coast promises you and your guests time to treasure, and time for pleasure.

Facilities and Capacity

Whether you want a sizeable gathering of 140 of your closest friends, or a handful of those most precious to you both, Bruisyard has a range of spaces designed to suit your ceremony.

For larger parties, the barns seat 140 people for the wedding ceremony in the Medieval Hall and around tables in the Banqueting Hall. With their lofty ceilings, ancient beams and large windows, the space is bright, elegant and easy to decorate to suit your theme. The Medieval barn also has en evening capacity for a total of 200 guests.

For smaller weddings and events, Bruisyard Hall has capacity for 28 guests to witness your ceremony and dine with you in the Hall’s elegant dining room.

Bruisyard Country Estate’s extensive formal and informal grounds are perfect for an outside wedding ceremony or a ceremony by a celebrant or friend. To be married to the sound of birdsong under Suffolk skies will be a truly special experience never to be forgotten by you or your guests.

Accommodation

Rich in history and atmosphere, you’ll find Bruisyard Hall at the heart of the Estate.

It’s a family home, and feels like it - comfortable, liveable and in great taste. Good books and well- chosen magazines are readily available, there are televisions with Sky Sports for down time, there’s even a billiard room and a card-table with the most wonderful view. You’ll find fun games for indoors and outdoor play, including the all-important rounders set!

Between the Hall and the barns you will find 14 beautiful rooms, accommodating up to 28 people. Within this range there are family suites, rooms designed for people with access needs, a bridal suite and other rooms each with their unique character.

Every wedding at the estate can enjoy excluisve use of the grounds and estate during their two or three night stay, creating a perfect long weekend or midweek wedding celebration for you and your close guests.

Services Offered

At the estate, you’ll find that your Event Manager can tailor the wedding day you dream of, to meet your exact wishes.

Whatever kind of reception you have in mind, Bruisyard Country Estate will work with you to make it an occasion to treasure.
From intimate candlelit dinners for two dozen in Bruisyard Hall’s dining room, to 140-seated meals in the Banqueting Hall; from fine dining to wood-fired pizzas, from rustic decor to modern elegance - if you can dream it, we can help you bring it to life!

The food is prepared by our expert catering team who will work with you to create amazing menus that meet your requirements perfectly, serving the best regional, seasonal produce for you all to enjoy.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Historic
Marquees and tents
Church
Barn
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser
Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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100% Recommended by couples
Caroline
Caroline Sent on 02/03/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Absolutely amazing venue. We booked the house for the whole weekend so our friends could come and stay and we had the wedding in the barn. It was so good having everything all on site. The venue and the grounds were beautiful. The staff were so helpful and kind. The food was amazing, they cooked everything that we wanted and no one went hungry. It was the best weekend of my life and I truly believe that the venue had a big part to play. Absolutely wonderful.
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Charlotte Sent on 10/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The most incredible magical venue!!

We booked our wedding at Bruisyard Estate and we cannot recommend it enough! You absolutely must book Bruisyard you will not be disappointed, it was the last venue on our list of places to see and we’re so glad we viewed it, once we saw the place we fell in love and just knew it was the one! Everything was perfect, the hall, the barn, the staff, the food & drinks all of it, we had the most magical day & so glad we chose Bruisyard as our wedding venue. Would highly recommend! ❤️
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Katie Sent on 27/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Most magical wedding ever

Where to begin?! Thank you so so much for all your hardwork that went into making our wedding so perfect. From day 1 you made it all so easy and stress free, even putting up with my constant emails! Every part of the day was perfect from the venue, food and even the weather! We really cannot thank you enough for the most magical wedding ever.
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Leah Sent on 26/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Such a special and memorable day

Thank you so much for putting on such a special and memorable day, and weekend, for us - you made everything so easy and stress free. All the guests loved it too!
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Jessie Sent on 25/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

So many compliments

Thank you so much for all of your help on our big day and in the lead up too - you've been amazing and we really appreciate it. We had so many compliments on the venue and how the day itself ran so smoothly. It was a perfect day.
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Hannah Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best weekend of our lives

We fell in love with Bruisyard Hall and Barn as soon as we visited it. We had the best weekend of our lives with our friends and family. Katie and the team completely took the stress out of the wedding planning (and tidying up!) and we enjoyed every minute of our experience at Bruisyard. Katie, you are an absolute asset to the team. Thanks again for everything. Hannah Churchyard and Pip Churchyard xxx
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Leila Sent on 16/04/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect intimate wedding

Bruisyard Hall is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding, as soon as we viewed the Hall we knew it was the ideal location for our wedding. The Hall itself is stunning, the bedrooms are all well decorated and comfortable, the communal rooms downstairs are all welcoming and a great place for family and friends to socialise. Staying at the Hall meant that we had plenty of time to relax so there was no rush on the day to get to the wedding venue, which was on less thing to worry about. The staff were amazing, there when you needed them but left us to it when we wanted privacy. The food was great and so much of it! The best thing was that we were able to take our dogs so the whole of our family was there. I wouldn’t have changed a thing, we had the perfect wedding day and an amazing time for our whole stay.
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Lindsey Sent on 27/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

We have had no end of compliments

I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for such an amazing day.

We have only been home a few hours however we have had no end of compliments from our family and friends saying how fantastic the day was and especially the venue.

We can’t fault you and your services. Thank you for all of your hard work making our day so very special.

The food was amazing so please pass our compliments onto your fabulous chef. Can we keep your pizza chef?! The pizzas were delicious! The music was also fabulous so please pass our thanks onto Dreamwave for putting on tunes that kept our guests dancing until the very last song!

Bethany,
Thank you for being so approachable and friendly yet still so professional, you answered all of our questions along the way and made us feel instantly at ease.

Alan,
Thank you for giving us the sunniest November day we’ve had in years! You promised me the day I booked the wedding last year that we would be looked after and have amazing weather and you were right!

You and your staff are fantastic!
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Hannah Sent on 20/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

You will not be disappointed with Bruisyard Hall!!

Bruisyard Hall was the perfect venue for our wedding last week. From the day we viewed the hall and barn, we knew it was where we wanted our wedding. Bethany has been so helpful in the planning and organisation over the last few months and we always had our questions answered quickly. The venue looked amazing on the day and I was so surprised at how smoothly everything went. The house is an amazing place to stay and made the weekend even more special. If you're planning a wedding, you will not be disappointed with Bruisyard Hall!!
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Robyn Sent on 20/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

An absolute dream

Wow what can I say? From start to finish the team at Bruisyard have been amazing! Katie we can’t thank you enough for your help in planning our wedding and making the day run so smoothly! It was an absolute dream and we couldn’t be happier!
So many people have said how amazing the food was and how spectacular the venue was!

The hall was amazing and made our wedding weekend so special having a place to celebrate before and after the big day!

Thank you for letting me create my dream, we honestly can’t thank you all enough
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Amy Sent on 16/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Buzzing with a range of emotions

Just wanted to say what an amazing day Michael and I had on Thursday. We keep reliving all the moments and are still buzzing with a range of emotions. All the guests said how lovely the venue was and how attentive and friendly the whole staff/team were. They loved the meals and canapés too. Can't believe it's all over now! Thank you for all your help.
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Caroline Sent on 20/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely amazing venue

Absolutely amazing venue. We booked the house for the whole weekend so our friends could come and stay and we had the wedding in the barn. It was so good having everything all on site. The venue and the grounds were beautiful. The staff were so helpful and kind. The food was amazing, they cooked everything that we wanted and no one went hungry. It was the best weekend of my life and I truly believe that the venue had a big part to play. Absolutely wonderful.
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Martin Sent on 16/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect

We couldn’t let the moment go without thanking you for your input towards what proved to be an excellent day for everyone. The weather was superb, the venue proved to be ideal. Everyone remarked how the event had come together and ran extremely smoothly. We were delighted by the reaction of family and guests resulting in a most memorable experience for us all. From the time Katie joined us to plan the final catering and hospitality arrangements for the event, we were confident that she would deliver at every level. The food proved to be excellent. Thanks to ‘Johnny’ , Izzy and the rest of the team for their tireless work on the day, working in the background to provide what appeared to be an endless stream of food! We would recommend Bruisyard Hall ‘outside catering’ to anyone considering such an event and would be very happy to discuss our excellent experience. As Katy would inevitably say, “perfect”.
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Megan Sent on 23/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Our faces in the pictures say it all

We cannot thank everyone at Bruisyard enough for everything you did to help to make our wedding day so special. The venue is utterly beautiful and all of our guests commented on what a gorgeous setting it was - a hidden gem in Suffolk.

Having the hall for the evening before just added to the whole occasion enabling all of our wedding party to spend that extra special time together. The rooms were all so beautiful and our evening meal from the kitchen was delicious!

All of you staff were incredible in helping our day to run smoothly and take away any stresses there could have been. You had everything in hand on the day, which meant that Stephen and I were able to completely relax and just enjoy being together with everyone we love. The permanent smiles on our faces in the pictures say it all! Even before the event, your communication and support in the planning was incredible so thank you.
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Sarah Sent on 16/11/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful experience

Alex & I just wanted to thank you all so much for making our wedding day such an incredible day. From the minute we decided to use your venue, you made this such a wonderful experience and everyone was wow'ed by the Hall & Barn. From my many (!) questions, our numerous visits, the set up on the day, the care & support you provided & the genuine joy you took in being a part of our day when you must see so many, really meant a lot, so thank you! With love, Sarah & Alex
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