Glemham Hall

Little Glemham, Sweffling (Suffolk) IP13 0BT Map · Telephone · Website
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About Glemham Hall

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
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33 Reviews for Glemham Hall

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value for Money 4.8
  • Response time 4.8
33 Glemham Hall Reviews
  • Holly

    Holly B. · Married on 10/04/2021

    1.2
    • Quality of the Service:
      1.0
    • Responsiveness:
      2.0
    • Value for Money:
      1.0
    • Flexibility:
      1.0
    • Professionalism:
      1.0

    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!

    Sent on 18/11/2020

    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...

  • Lewis

    Lewis G. · Married on 10/04/2021

    1.4
    • Quality of the Service:
      1.0
    • Responsiveness:
      2.0
    • Value for Money:
      1.0
    • Flexibility:
      2.0
    • Professionalism:
      1.0

    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.

    Sent on 18/11/2020

    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...
  • R

    Rhiannon · Married on 21/09/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Sent on 13/11/2019

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  • 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
    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
  • 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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