Butley Priory

(37 reviews) 37 5
Nr Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 3NR
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About Butley Priory

Nr Woodbridge
Suffolk, IP12 3NR

Once a 14C Augustinian monastery, and later much loved by Mary Tudor, the house has often been called "the most romantic house in England." Butley Priory is now a fairytale wedding venue just 2 hours from London, with accommodation for up to 15 people and huge wild meadows for glamping. Situated in the wilds of the Suffolk Coast, we also host breathtaking parties, dinners and receptions.

At Butley Priory, the whole of the house and grounds are available on an exclusive basis, giving you complete privacy and the feeling of being 'at home'. We have been holding weddings here for more than a decade and we are confident that our highly experienced wedding team can make your dreams come true! We have two licensed ceremony rooms offering capacity for up to 100 guests. Clients can choose from our house wedding packages which include a delicious 3 course meal (various menu styles available) for up to 70 guests and then evening receptions with up to 100 guests can take place; or if you're looking for something different our team will be more than happy to offer a more bespoke experience. 

For those wanting to have a larger festival or fete style party for up to 200 guests, we can put you in touch with some fabulous marquee and tipi companies who will be more than happy to work with you to create a truly bespoke day. Our wedding coordinator will also be on hand to assist you throughout your planning.

We would be delighted to show you around the venue and discuss how it could work for you to help create a truly individual wedding day.

• Licensed for up to 100 people to attend a Marriage Ceremony in the Great Hall or an intimate 45 guests in the Drawing Room. • Ample parking is available in the grounds. • A grand piano is available for romantic music during dinner or for a live band • Beautiful accommodation for up to 15 guests, with Super king size beds and quirky en suites • Excellent in house catering team • Atmosphere guaranteed!

Facilities at Butley Priory

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Tipis and Yurts
Marquees and Tents
Unique Weddings
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Butley Priory Reviews (37)

We loved every minute. Thank you so much!
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By PollyAnna Bella Hermes, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Dec 2018

Had such an amazing day yesterday at our wedding at the Butley Priory. The staff were fantastic, the food was lovely and the atmosphere was so perfect. It’s everything we dreamt of and more. Couldn’t fault it whatsoever. Everything was seamless. It flowed so perfectly and we really loved every minute. The staff throughout the whole day were so attentive and helpful. It was truly wonderful ?? we loved every minute. Thank you so much!

Butley priory is a really magical place for a wedd
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By Laura & Mark, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2018

Butley priory is a really magical place for a wedding. We got married here in October, the south face Garden means the light was flooding and was beautiful, it also makes for a really grand yet homely feel in the evening with the fireplaces. It was truly enchanting. We can not praise or thank Emma at Butley enough, she was incredibly helpful, nothing was too much hassle and she was incredibly calm and organised on the day. It wouldn't have been as easy without her.

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By Hester & Asaf, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2018

Me and my husband were fortunate enough to celebrate our wedding day at this gorgeous place. Such character, charm and charisma, needless to say we had the most special day ever! Special thanks to Sarah, Clare and all the staff who helped to make it that much more perfect. We look forward to celebrating many more occasions there.

It is seeped in history, has the most extraordinar
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By Karen Cozens, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2018

Located in a beautiful, tranquil forest setting, Butley Priory is the most enchanting and romantic venue to hold a wedding. The rooms in the priory are stunning but also comfy, warm and inviting. My husband and I instantly fell in love with not only the look of the place but also the special feel it gives you. We booked our wedding day for 14 April (2018) and what a fabulous day it was! Everything was perfect - even the clement weather. The ceremony was held in the Great Hall and the atmosphere felt so intimate and relaxed. The room looked stunning, having been decorated with country flowers and candles! We loved the fact that we were permitted a free hand to decorate the rooms ourselves, although very little was required as the priory is very beautiful as it is. Photos and bubbly under a blue sky in the gardens full of sunny daffodils was followed by a marvellous wedding breakfast. Thank you to Paul the chef and all the catering staff who produced a delicious three course meal and dealt seamlessly with the various dietary requirements. Our guests praised the meal and said it was the best food they had ever been served at a wedding. Clare and Sarah had great organisational skills leading up to the wedding and everything was sorted with very little fuss. Thank you also to Emma who worked tirelessly on the day to ensure everything ran smoothly.....which it did! You cannot help but fall in love with Butley Priory. It is seeped in history, has the most extraordinary architecture with soaring ceilings, open fireplaces and quirky nooks and crannies. It is truly a most charming, intimate and romantic venue for a wedding. I would thoroughly recommend this venue.

Good food and great setting.
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By Tom Hobohm, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Mar 2018

What a beautiful wedding venue. Good food good and helpful staff and great setting in Butley woods.

Staff couldnt have been more helpful
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By Fraser Hale, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Feb 2018

Absolutely wonderful venue, host and staff couldn't have been more helpful. What a beautiful wedding venue.

Beautiful wedding venue
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By G W, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 11 Mar 2017

Beautiful wedding venue and escape from the city. In one of the most outstanding buildings, Butley Priory brings grandeur and comfort into one bespoke experience.

An absolute treasure
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By Andrew Simpson, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Feb 2017

Suffolk's best kept secret venue. We got married here on a Sunday in February 2017. We stayed the night and had just the best time. The in house food was excellent and some (very)special dietary requirements catered for without a glitch. Such a wonderful building and marvelous help in the planning. I can't believe that we lived in the locality for so long without knowing that the Priory was there! An absolute treasure. We are looking to book again for a family reunion. It's such a pleasure to be able to recommend a place so unreservedly.

What a shame you only do it once!
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By Isabel Carter, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 28 Jan 2017

We got married at Butley Priory in January 2017 and had the most beautiful day. The venue is so unique and elegant, it was the first and last venue we looked around, and decided straight away we wanted to get married here. We had a small ceremony and chose the in-house food and drinks package which worked perfectly. We have had so many compliments on the food, the venue, everything was perfect and stress free. What a shame you only do it once!

Holds a very special place in our hearts
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By Sarah Bonshor, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 17 Sep 2016

We held our wedding Butley Priory in September 2016 and it was absolutely amazing. The venue is stunning and such a magical place to host such a special day. Holds a very special place in our hearts

Totally magical and every element was perfect
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By Emma Pelan, on 12 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 10 Apr 2010

We got married here in 2010 and it was the most unique, stunning venue. So different than the formualted weddings on offer at hotels elsewhere. Totally magical and every element was perfect, as we could choose everything ourselves, not from a menu. Perfect.

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By Neda & Raleigh, on 18 Nov 2015

Everything was perfect- the team were all amazing and we are very grateful to you all for everything.

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