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)

The Best Day Ever!!
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By Mr & Mrs Gibson, on 17 Oct 2013

I don’t even know where to begin, we literally had the best day ever!! Everything was perfect we had such fun. All our guests are saying it’s the best wedding they have ever been to! Thanks so much again Amy, you and your team were amazing thank you does not seem enough. Missing it all already, thinking may have to host an after party ;) (25th August 2013)

Highly Recommended
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By Mrs B Walpole, on 17 Oct 2013

Amy, thank you so much for all your help and support over the last few months as we've organised Caroline and Toby's wedding. You and your team were superb and everyone said how smoothly the evening went and what an excellent time the guests old and young had. We couldn't fault anything about the evening and we'd certainly recommend Butley Priory to anyone who asked us. The food by Events Couture was exceptionally good. Special thanks too to Thomas for helping look after us too.

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By Sophie and Chris, on 17 Jun 2013

We had the most amazing and perfect day and loved every moment. Every single guest was amazed with the venue and they all really loved it. The snow really set it all off perfectly! Please pass on our thanks to everyone else at butley as well as everything was so lovely we really couldn't have had a more perfect weekend. Well definitely be back as we really didn't want to leave yesterday! Thanks so much again! - 24th March 2013

Such a Perfect Day
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By Emily Greenwood, on 17 Jun 2013

We had an absolutely perfect day, it was everything we could have wished for - thank you so much to everyone at the priory for helping make it so special. Wish I could do it all over again, thank you!!! Emily

Everything we wanted....and more!
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By Emma & Steve, on 17 Jun 2013

Just want to say a very big thank you to you and everyone at Butley Priory for making our wedding so amazing, we truly had the best day of our lives, it was everything we had planned for and wanted it to be and more! We’ve had so many lovely comments about the venue – everyone was so impressed, it really is such a special place. Steve and I felt quite sad to walk away from it on the Sunday, we love it so much! Everything on the day was fantastic, simply couldn’t have asked for better. Karen’s flowers were absolutely beautiful, so thank you for the recommendation. The food and service from Events Couture was spot on and really personal, they even said our guests’ names as they brought out the dinner plates – a very nice touch. And food was absolutely delicious – canapés, main course and dessert, I will write a separate thank you to Clare as well but wanted to let you know too.Finally a very big thanks to Amy and Jenny for all your help both in the lead up to the big day and on the day itself – you made everything so relaxed, easy and nothing was too much trouble. Steve was especially grateful for the pre-ceremony whiskey! And of course to Thomas for taking care of us late into the evening and the next morning. Really everything was just brilliant (25th August 2012)

Thank You!
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By Amanda & Chris, on 06 Jul 2012

A huge Thank You for helping to organise our wedding. You guys were so helpful and made everything ten times easier, especially as it was so last minute! As soon as we saw Butley Priory back in February we knew it was the place we were going to get married and we hadn't even come inside! It was dusk and the ground was covered in snow and we drove past on the road and Butley was all lit up and it was like something out of a fairytale. It was the perfect place to get married. The venue and the wedding were so laid back and relaxed, which was exactly the atmosphere that we wanted. It ran exactly like clockwork, which i now know in hindsight was down to you guys, so thank you so much for that. Loads of people commented on how lovely Butley Priory was and how gorgeous the food was, so i am so glad it happened with you! (10th May 2012)

The ultimate professional, personal service.
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By J Burgess, on 05 Jul 2012

Married in Late October. Beautiful venue has buckets of eclectic style with loads of picture perfect interior choices and exterior too! Management team were a pleasure to work with, flexible and helpful and very professional. Our wedding day ran like a dream. We have no regrets and would highly recommend Butley Priory. Quite spooky at night when we were left entirely alone on our wedding night! An unforgettable experience.We loved it!

perfect venue, staff needed chasing up though!
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By 2011, on 16 May 2012

We fell in love with Butley Priory instantly. Such a gorgeous venue for our special day. Only bad point was our "wedding planner" forgot to let us know catering & drinks were through a separate company. We found out a week before by chance then was a rush to organise it ready for the big day. I'm not sure how but she messed up our playlist for the service too which was quite upsetting after the hours we spent compiling it to flow through. We had some random song I'd not heard before on repeat. But again venue was gorgeous just make sure you chase the staff!

We cannot thank you enough!
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By Paul and Georgia, on 08 Nov 2011

The staff were wonderful and made our wedding weekend so much better than we could have imagined. They made us feel totally relaxed and comfortable but also completely confident that every tiny detail was being managed with absolute professionalism and grace. We loved every moment of it.

Beautiful Venue
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By Toby and Lou, on 03 Sep 2011

We had such a wonderful wedding. Everyone commented on how it was such a beautiful venue, and how friendly and helpful all the staff were. Those of us who stayed at Butley were blown away with how welcome they made us feel, which made the whole experience extra special!

Our wedding day went so perfectly!
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By Debbie and Steve, on 25 Aug 2011

We had a wonderful day and the staff were a massive help. Nothing seemed too much trouble and you kept us calm and reassured! Thank you for helping to make our dreams come true!

A very special day indeed!
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By Penny, on 20 Aug 2011

The day went smoothly thanks to the help, and the politeness and efficiency of the staff - and Butley Priory was beautiful - the perfect venue. I would certainly recommend it!

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