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Glemham Hall

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Civil Ceremonies & Partnerships...

Licensed for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships for up to 100 guests, your wedding can take place in the very elegant surroundings of the Great Hall. Furnished with oak panelling, wooden columns and original oak floorboards, the Hall exudes a warmth and character that will delight your guests as they take their seats for the ceremony. For smaller weddings, the Drawing Room can hold ceremonies for up to 40 guests.

A suite of rooms are available for the Bridal party where preparations can begin on the morning of the wedding. From here the Bride can descend an enchanting oak staircase directly into the Great Hall a true fairytale entrance!

Outdoor Weddings...

We can also host outdoor civil ceremonies from The Summerhouse. During the Summer months, we invite your guests to take their seats at the far corner of the rose garden. Surrounded by traditional roses and lavenders and with Glemham Hall as a splendid backdrop, the Summerhouse is the perfect outdoor venue for your wedding.

Church Weddings...

St Andrews Church on the Glemham Estate is a five minute stroll from the Hall. After your marriage, lead a procession of your guests through the avenue of yew trees back to Glemham Hall to begin the celebrations.

Receptions...

Following your welcome drinks in the walled Rose garden, your guests can take the secret-garden-style entrance, under an archway of twinkling fairy lights, to our beautiful marquee. With its own bar, underfloor heating, dancefloor with starlight canopy above and is furnished with ivory linings, glass chandeliers and strings of fairy lights, our marquee is the perfect setting for your reception. Capacity: 60-200 guests.

In addition to the charming walled rose garden, there is the Summerhouse, a lily pond and classical urns. The gardens display traditional English symmetry, while classic yew hedges frame the wide lawns and garden.

There is plenty of free parking available and guests are welcome to leave their cars overnight if required. For those who want a different arrival or getaway, helicopters can take off & land on site.

Accommodation...

We have a hand-selected list of wonderful accommodation options that we offer you the perfect place to stay near to Glemham Hall.

At Glemham Hall, we pride ourselves on paying attention to every detail ensuring that you have the wedding day you’ve always dreamed of. We are able to assist you with as much or as little planning as you require and will offer you constant support in the months leading up to your Wedding Day.

  • Excellent rates for mid-week and weekend weddings
  • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies & Partnerships for up to 100 guests
  • Exclusive Use of our 300 acre estate
  • Licensed for Outdoor Civil Ceremonies in The Summerhouse
  • Ceremonies and Receptions can be hired separately or together

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Sporting
Coastal Weddings
Unusual Weddings
Asian Wedding
Stately Home
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Church
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Allows Private Catering
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Allows fire ceremony
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Holly B. Married on 10/04/2021
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    Stay clear of this wedding venue!

    My partner and I originally chose Glemham Hall because of the beautiful house and outstanding grounds. We put our trust in Glemham Hall to provide an amazing service, however I am extremely disappointed with the way we have been treated.

    Our first wedding date was unable to go ahead due to lockdown and no refund was offered to us. Therefore, we rescheduled for early 2021 in the hope that our wedding would be able to go ahead as agreed.

    When it became apparent that the whole wedding and planning process would be affected by restrictions for at least six months, we made the heartbreaking decision to cancel our wedding with Glemham Hall.

    As soon as my partner phoned Glemham Hall to cancel, their tone of voice changed and it was clear they were not happy with our decision.
    We cancelled 7 months in advance so managed to get some money back. However, they refused to refund £1000 for the venue hire and another £1500 for catering. 

    No service has been provided, apart from having our names booked into a diary. We had no tasting sessions for catering. My partner has repeatedly asked for a written breakdown of costs incurred to justify Glemham Hall retaining £2500. They have failed to provide this.

    From the moment we cancelled, Glemham Hall were very unsympathetic and seemed unwilling to reach a fair compromise despite us repeatedly trying.

    I really would not recommend this venue, or Peter Harrison catering to anyone. As a young couple it has taken us years to be able to save for our dream wedding. I would hate for this to happen to anyone else.

    My advice to other couples would be to stay clear!

    Glemham Hall's reply:

    Dear Holly,
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. I will now offer you the same reply that I have already provided to your partner in that we pride ourselves on having a good reputation and excellent customer service and have built many fantastic relationships with all our couples over many years.
    It’s clear to say that 2020 has been a remarkably difficult year for everyone; couples, venues and suppliers and we have worked tirelessly to support those affected, either by offering to postpone their wedding or by offering to host a smaller wedding/ceremony on their original date, with a larger reception planned for a future date.
    Therefore it is very sad that in September, you decided to cancel your rescheduled April 2021 wedding with us. We have fully honoured the refund due to you which was given in good faith and according to the cancellation terms in the agreement we both signed. The agreement is in place to protect both parties.
    At the time of your cancellation, there was no way of predicting what restrictions may or may not be in place in 7 months time. In choosing to cancel your wedding, you were very aware that the deposit would be forfeited, as per our terms. To avoid this, we were fully prepared to offer you a second postponement or to discuss other options.
    We have exchanged numerous emails with your partner, where we have replied politely, professionally and in a timely manner explaining that we are keeping to the terms of our agreement, as you would come to expect from a reputable venue.
    We fully understand how heartbreaking and frustrating it is to have to postpone a wedding and we continue to be very open to discussing all possible options for our couples.
    If you are now not happy with your decision and would like to re-think it, we will be more than happy to chat through some more options for you. Please just get in touch...

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    Lewis G. Married on 10/04/2021
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    Unethical Practises - Refusing Refunds

    I am writing this review to share my appalling experience with the wedding venue, Glemham Hall.

    My partner and I were due to get married earlier this year, but were unable to do so due to the ongoing pandemic. As we had already paid a large deposit, and had heard of the difficulties with wedding venues refusing to refund couples, we decided to reschedule for April 2021.

    With announcements made by the Government in September, we realised it would have been impossible to plan our dream wedding, so we decided to cancel. Luckily we were within the agreed terms and managed to get back some money.

    Glemham Hall have refused to refund the remaining £2500, despite us receiving no services. £1500 was paid towards catering, and £1000 to reserve the date. Apparently, these are incurred costs, even though we cancelled 7 months in advance!

    The caterer (Peter Harrison) has already been paid, even though we have never met him or attended taster sessions. No specific arrangements have been made towards our wedding.

    Peter Harrison has refused to discuss the matter with myself, and is quite happy to keep £1500 for doing no work.

    Glemham Hall are happy to keep £1000 for writing our names in the diary.

    I have asked for an itemised breakdown of incurred costs, but Glemham Hall are unable (or unwilling) to produce this.

    They have described themselves as 'good people' and not a 'money-grabbing' business. However, actions speak louder than words. They have dealt with this matter appallingly, with no sympathy towards us.

    It is a shame, as the venue itself is lovely.

    I would not recommend Glemham Hall or Peter Harrison catering to anyone.

    Glemham Hall's reply:

    Dear Lewis,
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We pride ourselves on having a good reputation and excellent customer service and have built many fantastic relationships with all our couples over many years.

    It’s clear to say that 2020 has been a remarkably difficult year for everyone; couples, venues and suppliers and we have worked tirelessly to support those affected, either by offering to postpone their wedding or by offering to host a smaller wedding/ceremony on their original date, with a larger reception planned for a future date.

    Therefore it is very sad that in September, you decided to cancel your rescheduled April 2021 wedding with us. We have fully honoured the refund due to you which was given in good faith and according to the cancellation terms in the agreement we both signed. We have agreements in place to protect both parties.

    At the time of your cancellation, there was no way of predicting what restrictions may or may not be in place in 7 months time. In choosing to cancel your wedding, you were very aware that the deposit would be forfeited, as per our terms. To avoid this, we were fully prepared to offer you a second postponement or to discuss other options.

    We have exchanged numerous emails to you, where we have replied politely, professionally and in a timely manner explaining that we are keeping to the terms of our agreement, as you would come to expect from a reputable venue.

    We fully understand how heartbreaking and frustrating it is to have to postpone a wedding and we continue to be very open to discussing all possible options for our couples.

    If you are now not happy with your decision and would like to re-think it, we will be more than happy to chat through some more options for you. Please just get in touch...
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    Rhiannon Married on 21/09/2019
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    Truly magical, everything I could wish for!

    Myself and Luke would just like to say a huge thank you for everything you did over the past 2 years to ensure we had the best day possible. It was truly magical, everything I could have wished for!
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    Mr Married on 19/09/2019
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    I cannot thank you enough

    Dear Donna & Emma,
    Thank you so much for all you have done for us to make our wedding day so perfect!
    I can't thank you enough for responding to the countless emails I have sent over the last two years! Our wedding was truly the best day of our lives and it wouldn't have been like that without your hard work.
    Love, Mr & Mrs Mutch!
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    Bettina Married on 03/08/2019
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    Little touches

    Thank you for being so amazing! Grabbing the iron and ironing board for the guys, answering all our questions on the day and making it so great.
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    Hannah Married on 27/07/2019
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    Incredible behind the scenes organisation

    Everybody was raving about how beautiful the venue was and how seamlessly the day seemed to flow together. That is absolutely testament to your incredible behind the scenes organisation. We are so grateful for your efficiency and assistance in the lead up to the day, and on the day itself - you took care of so many small (and large!) details, and always with such a calm and helpful approach. A huge thank you from us both.
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    Tayla Married on 22/06/2019
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    Just perfect

    We had such a wonderful day and we are so pleased at how well it went. So many people have said what a lovely relaxed wedding it was and what fantastic grounds they are. A really big special thanks goes to you for all of your hard work in making the day so perfect, you couldn’t have done anymore and even leading up to it you have been so helpful, it was just perfect.
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    Vicky Married on 02/02/2019
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    Guests said it is the BEST venue they have been to

    We just wanted to take the opportunity to say the biggest heart felt thank you for honestly the best day of our lives. You were all just incredible and we can't thank you enough.
    Some of our guests have been to the most expensive and exclusive venues up and down the country and they said it is the BEST venue they have ever been to! We agree but I think we are biased!
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    Lauren Married on 19/05/2017
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    Thank you again for making our day truly magical!

    We had the most perfect wedding day and cannot thank you and Tori enough for all your help and advice over the last few months and for making our day just how we wanted it.
    Glemham hall is such a stunning venue and lots of our family and friends have commented on how it was the best wedding they've ever been to! Thank you again for making our day truly magical! Lauren & Jaimin
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    Mr Married on 01/12/2016
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    Finally our wedding day arrived and it was perfect

    We cannot thank you enough for all your help in planning our special day. Donna was amazing throughout everything, nothing was too much hassle (even last minute guest changes the week before!) Victoria joined the team slightly later on and, again, was there to help whenever we needed it.
    Finally our wedding day arrived and it was perfect. Everything ran smoothly and we couldn't have asked for a better day. Both Donna and Victoria were wonderful, and even offered to take my elderly Nan home when she felt unwell.
    Michael took over for the evening celebrations and we cannot fault his care either, he was brilliant.
    The catering staff were also lovely and we felt very well looked after.
    We fell in love with the venue as soon as we visited and are so happy we got to celebrate at such a stunning house. We would definitely recommend Glemham Hall as the perfect Wedding venue.
    We are very grateful to everyone involved in creating and looking after our day.
    From Mr & Mrs Canham
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    Emily Married on 25/06/2016
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    The day massively exceeded all my expectations.

    Dear Donna,
    A huge thank you for making our wedding on Saturday such a roaring success. So many of the guests commented that it was the best wedding they had ever been to and were overwhelmed with how beautiful the hall and gardens are.
    I have to admit I was quite nervous before the day that it wouldn't live up to my ridiculously high expectations of my fairytale wedding. However, the day massively exceeded all my expectations. Everything about a wedding a Glemham hall is perfect.
    You and Victoria were so kind and helpful in answering my hundreds of emails and requests for 11months before the day. On the day you were so organised and everything ran so smoothly. You were even happy to give the floors an extra hoover at my request!
    Despite the rain on our wedding day I can honestly say it has been the best day of my life so far! Glemham hall is in my opinion in the best venue in Suffolk ( and we look at many!) and I would have no qualms in recommending you to anyone getting married in the area.
    Many thanks again, Emily and Ceirnan
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    It all ran so smoothly...

    We just wanted to say a big thank you before we head off on Honeymoon to you and all the staff at Glemham Hall for helping us to have such a perfect wedding day. Glemham was the most amazing place for a wedding reception and all our guests thought it was absolutely beautiful. The whole day ran so smoothly and we know that we have you to thank for that. We couldn't have asked for a better day or a better venue!
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    Quirky, charming and beautiful...

    With family and friends living across the country, we searched across London, Yorkshire and Suffolk for a Wedding venue. Glemham Hall was the perfect venue for us- it’s quirky, charming, beautiful, and full of character.
    Its classic beauty, gorgeous gardens and Donna’s flexible approach created a unique atmosphere that made the day feel really special.
    We had an absolutely amazing day, and it really was everything we could have wished for. Everything went incredibly smoothly, and Donna and the team exuded professionalism. From start to finish nothing was too much trouble, whether it was creating cocktails in jam jars, or accommodating unexpected guests!
    Many of our guests commented on what a fabulous day it was, and we can’t thank the team enough for making it such a special occasion.
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    we just wanted to send you a quick note to say thanks to you and the team at Glemham Hall so much for all the help and organisation for our long-awaited wedding.
    I think it's fair to say that, from Wendy's point of view it was a very relaxed, very chilled and happy affair while from my point of view it was a little chaotic, a little hungover, rambunctious and with no small amount of drama (specifically in regards to the timing of my arrival at Glemham!)
    One thing that we both know is that we (finally) got wed in exactly the right place for us and had exactly the right people organising exactly the right day. We can't thank you enough for the massive amount of work you put in to make it a success.
    We wanted our wedding to be a small, intimate affair and you, Events Couture, Sole Bay Strings (who I think I may have sorted out a gig with the Charlatans on Twitter!) and everyone else made sure that it happened that way.
    It's a funny thing getting married after you've been together for yonks (since the last millennium I'm constantly reminded!) You want to do something different to all the other weddings you've been to, but at the same time, we're not the kind of couple that wanted to have a huge performance with all bells and whistles.
    I think you and the team at Glemham Hall ensured that everyone had a great time and I also reckon you may be getting a few phone calls about house tours from a couple of our guests who loved the venue too.

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