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Hales Hall & The Great Barn is a romantic, five-star, luxury boutique venue in Norwich, Norfolk, for couples seeking a unique wedding. We offer exclusive 3-day hire and are fully licensed for Civil Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Duo Ceremonies. A private paradise for your exclusive wedding. Sleeps 25+. Hosts 50-200+ guests.

Facilities and Capacity

Seating 50-200+ guests for wedding receptions, the majestic thatched Grade 1 Tudor Great Barn features an impressive vaulted roof with exposed timbers, The award-winning thatched Great Barn offers breathtaking weddings and receptions with a fully licensed bar, 180 candlelit feature 'loop-hole' windows, integrated sound and lighting system, projection screen, underfloor heating and a large gallery reception room upstairs offering breath-taking views across Hales country estate. The Barn and Gallery offer a unique setting. Use the Gallery for your intimate wedding or as a 'quiet area' for friends and family...the space is yours to enjoy.

Marry in the Hall, the grounds or The Great Barn. Hales offers a flexible wedding venue with the opportunity to make it truly your own. Couples may use our recommended award-winning wedding caterers or select their preferred supplier. We can create a 3-day celebration catering for intimate ceremonies to large celebrations - your wedding - your way.

The parkland grounds are partially moated with beautiful walled gardens, including lavender, tumbling old English roses and a clipped topiary offering the perfect setting for your wedding photographs. Flanked by wildflower meadows, the private estate offers all the romance and seclusion for the ultimate celebration. Guests may enjoy drinks and games on the lawn or relax on the sun-filled terrace by The Great Barn with outdoor seating.

Services Offered

We would be delighted to welcome you to Hales Hall & The Great Barn to hear plans for your big day and to show you around our magical venue. We are completely flexible and happy to work with any suppliers you chose, although equally happy to recommend people if that helps.

We have a real passion for excellence in creating exclusive wedding celebrations in our romantic heritage setting. With our own dedicated wedding planner and award-winning catering team, we get the details right. We pride ourselves on personal attention and expert guidance, ensuring our couples experience a magical day with every detail carefully managed. Please do get in touch. We look forward to meeting you soon.


Hales' five-star luxurious modern country accommodation offers four enchanting individual residences, all within the enchanting grounds.

The heritage properties feature individual stylish interiors offering a relaxed yet elegant ambience with open fires, unique furnishings, luxurious bedrooms, well-equipped kitchens and stunning bathrooms. Enjoy luxury self-catering hire or our fully catered option.

The dog-friendly accommodation includes Hales Hall and the enchanting Gate House offering the perfect honeymoon hideaway. Hales Hall estate sleeps 25+ and is exclusively yours for the entirety of your joy-filled stay.

Hales Hall | The Gate House | The Cottage | Garden Rooms

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
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

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Mr And M. Sent on 20/09/2021
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The perfect day.

Hales Hall and the team that come alone with it are simply fantastic. My wife and I could not have been happier with how the day went and would like to thank the team for all the hard work that they put in. The venue and accommodation are stunning and the team never said no to even out most ridiculous requests, they always seemed to find a way to make our day magical. I would also like to thank them for getting back to us so timely and helping us to plan the wedding through Covid when at times we thought the wedding would not be able to go ahead.
Mrs Sent on 14/10/2019
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Mr and Mrs Dalziel

Once again thank you so much for making our special day so perfect. The team at Hales Hall were absolutely fantastic all weekend from the moment we arrived. You should be so proud of the venue and the service that you provide to Brides and Grooms
Anonymous Sent on 14/10/2019
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Mr and Mrs Ward

Thank you so much to you & your team for everything you did last weekend. We had so many comments on how smoothly the day went & also how amazing the food was. It was perfect, couldn't of asked for anything more.
Anonymous Sent on 14/10/2019
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Mr and Mrs Thompson

I want to thank you a million times over for providing the most incredible service throughout our wedding. You were so brilliant and professional and so many people have mentioned to us how impressed they were with the slickness of your team on the day.
Anonymous Sent on 14/10/2019
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Mr and Mrs Collinge

Just also wanted to say a huge thank you to both yourself and Briony for all of your help in the run up and throughout our wedding weekend. You guys are such pros, everything was thought of and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you!!
Anonymous Sent on 14/10/2019
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Mr and Mrs Cavanagh

We also wanted to say thank you for all of your support over the last few months up to the big day itself. The day was amazing and was absolutely seamless thanks to both You, Emily and the team and we wouldn’t change a thing.
Parents Sent on 14/10/2019
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Harriet and Oscar

It was fantastic, amazing, beyond all expectation despite the rain!! Harriet and Oscar's wedding was just beautiful. We all noticed how you and your team calmly and so so efficiently made everything work so smoothly. It was one of life's highlights. Thank you thank you so much.
Parents Sent on 04/05/2017
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super professional service and organisation

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the way you and your team coordinated and managed Carly and Liam’s wedding. A super facility and a super professional service and organisation.
Anonymous Sent on 04/05/2017
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best day ever

Thank you Hales Hall & The Great Barn for the most amazing day, it was just the best day ever, and Briony and the team were fantastic at helping create our perfect day!
Parents Sent on 04/05/2017
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Cant thank you enough

I can't thank you enough for the part you played to make Justine and Jase's wedding day so special and memorable. Your advice along the way, attention to detail and the fantastic way you and your team worked with the other people we had asked to help us with the day, was amazing. The service of the food was something else sp please thank Denise and her team for all the hard work they put into the day, I know only too well how much work goes into service like that. Despite the weather you all made it such a perfect day!
At the end of the evening Justine and Jase said it had been the most perfect day.
Laura Sent on 04/05/2017
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thank you for everything you did for us for our we

Just got back from our honeymoon. Just want to thank you for everything you did for us for our wedding day. From the lead up to the day itself you have been amazing. Can you please thank Denise for us for being so lovely and helpful and thank you to all your staff. We had the best day, all our guests cannot speak highly enough of yourselves and are still talking now about how absolutely amazing the barn is! You have such an amazing job! I wish I could go to a wedding's such a wonderful time! Thanks again!
Anonymous Sent on 04/05/2017
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everything ran so smoothly under Brionys supervis

We held our Wedding here in May 2016 and it truly was the best day of our lives, held at the BEST venue. From the moment we stepped foot in the barn back in November 2014 we knew that it would create the perfect backdrop to our special day. Throughout the whole planning process Briony was there to offer her help and advice whenever needed. The day before the Wedding we had access to the barn to set up, and again Briony was there to help with those bits that we (I) had forgotten! On the day, everything ran so smoothly under Briony's supervision, and we cannot thank her enough for everything.... even ensuring that a couple of our guests made it home safely that evening!
Anonymous Sent on 05/05/2017
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Breathtaking venue, amazing team!

Breathtaking venue, amazing team! I have no doubt that the day, and all the planning, would not have run so smoothly without the help of Briony and her team! We had the perfect day and could not recommend Hales Hall enough!
Anonymous Sent on 04/05/2017
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magnificent building, so beautiful and is the most

The Great Barn itself is such a magnificent building, so beautiful and is the most perfect wedding venue.
My husband and I knew as soon as we walked in that it would be our venue.
Briony and her team were impeccable through the whole planning process. They made planning our wedding stress-free! We would always be able to get in contact with them and we were able to visit the barn pretty much whenever.
The day before the wedding, we were allowed the whole Friday to set up, with the help of the staff, it was easy to set up our vision in the barn. We couldn't have been happier with how it looked and the staff listened to any of our requests and would deal with them straight away.
On the day, Briony and the team were truly incredible. They made sure the day went ahead without any hitches allowing myself, my husband and our guests to enjoy our day without any worries. They ushered guests, dealt with requests and knew exactly what was going on at all times. It was seamless!
When you book The Great Barn, you're not only getting the most amazing venue, but the most amazing team with it.
Elliott and I cannot thank you enough for providing us with the perfect wedding day!
Anonymous Sent on 04/05/2017
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Amazing venue, amazing people. Thank you so much!

We had the most magical day on the 19th September. Truly perfect. I cannot begin to explain how amazing everyone was and how hard they all worked to make it all happen. Amazing venue, amazing people. Thank you so much!
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