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Last update: November 2023

Happy Valley is a charming woodland wedding venue located in a stunning part of the County just 15 minutes from King’s Lynn in North West Norfolk. Boasting nine acres, consisting of Woodland, open glades, open countryside and waterside options, this stunning Venue offers two event barns, an array of rustic & Luxury accommodation, and endless outdoor settings for special occasions. This family-owned-and-operated establishment offers comprehensive wedding packages and attentive service to make your day unforgettable.

Facilities and Capacity

As well as large, family gatherings, Happy Valley also has the perfect set-up for more intimate, micro weddings and elopements.

Happy Valley provides an almost endless amount of countryside settings for all kinds of wedding celebrations. From open glades to the shade of ancient trees, you and your beloved can choose to set your outdoor ceremony almost anywhere here. Willow Island, which is surrounded by a little lake and accessed via a footbridge, provides a secluded spot for heartfelt ceremonies. The smaller of the two event barns, the Hay Barn, is ideal for those that wish to exchange their vows indoors. This barn benefits from the warm glow of a wood burner and features a stripped-back, rustic aesthetic. The Hay Barn can comfortably accommodate 80 seated guests or over 120 standing attendees. This space also offers a bar area and festoon lighting, allowing your party to effortlessly transition to the drinks reception here after your ceremony. The Dutch Barn provides a spacious setting with an industrial ambience for your wedding breakfast and main reception. Here, up to 150+ seated guests can enjoy panoramic views across the breathtaking landscape as they drink, dine, and dance. This venue also offers onsite, luxury, glamping accommodation for up to 28 guests for those that wish to turn their celebration into a multi-day affair. Guests can choose from bell tents, shepherd huts, cosy cabins, and more for their overnight stay. Year-round hot tubs and fire pits are also available on the grounds for guests to enjoy.

Services Offered

Happy Valley offers both midweek and weekend wedding packages to choose from. Their mid-week option, from Tuesday to Thursday, includes two nights of exclusive use of the entire property. Their weekend package runs from Friday morning to Sunday afternoon. This venue can also supply a wide range of rustic and vintage wedding props, as well as a collection of vintage wedding dress options. The wedding events team here can recommend an array of tried and trusted vendors, such as caterers, florists, entertainment, and more, to serve your special day.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Historic
Woodland and festival
Barn
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Health suite

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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5.0 out of 5 rating
14 reviews
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100% Recommended by couples
Rosalind
Rosalind H. Sent on 21/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Magical forest wedding venue in Norfolk

We had our wedding celebration at Happy Valley in July 2023 and it was the best weekend of our lives. The happy memories will last us a lifetime. We truly believe that this is a magical place, you can feel the love that has been channelled into the site. From our first visit in November 2021, we knew this was the place we wanted to get married. The venue has everything you need and more for the perfect wedding!

Our priorities were - a venue where our wedding party could stay on site, so we could spend as much time as possible with them, and a venue where we were surrounded by nature. Happy Valley gave us both of these in abundance. When you quietly walk around the site you can hear the trees gently creak as they sway in the wind, and it feels like they are offering blessings, it's pure wedding magic.

Led by Katy, the staff are super kind and helpful, and communication is always clear and friendly. They have worked with many local suppliers and we really felt the sense of community that has been built here as a business. Marie at The Cattle Yard bar put together the perfect drinks package for us, complete with local wines & bespoke cocktails. All the bar staff were so lovely to all our guests and instantly understood the vibe of our day. Our coordinator Alex was super calm and friendly and was always on hand with encouragement and support. We noticed every single kind word and gesture from the Happy Valley staff and we will always be grateful. If we haven't made it clear enough already - this is the dream team you want on your wedding day.

The venue has so many gorgeous spaces to chose from, both indoor and outdoor so you are covered whatever the weather. It looked like it might rain on our wedding day (it didn't in the end) but we can honestly say that wherever you have your ceremony on the Happy Valley site, there will be a beautiful backdrop.

The accommodation is beautifully put together and it really felt like the best possible (luxury!) festival with our nearest and dearest. The time you are allowed on site is really generous, so we never felt rushed and we felt like we had plenty of time to settle in and then to clear up. Checking all our friends into their accommodation was so much fun! Whether we were having breakfast together in Keeper's Cabin or a post-disco hot tub at Toad Hall, the accommodation was a huge part of the magic of our wedding weekend spent at Happy Valley.

If you are looking for a versatile wedding venue, full of magic and beauty, and run by the coolest, kindest people - look no further, this is it. Have your wedding at Happy Valley and the special memories will last a lifetime. A&R x
Daniel
Daniel S. Sent on 07/07/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

The best alternative wedding venue in East Anglia

Stunning location, multiple options for ceremony, awesome accomo. Book it 👍
Zandra
Zandra F. Sent on 03/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue

We had a beautiful wedding at Happy Valley- the venue, being a blank canvas, lends itself perfectly to those who want their own style, ideas and finesse put into their wedding day. You can’t beat the outdoor setting, having the beautiful barns, woodlands and lake gives a variety of settings for you and your guests to enjoy and it’s so so picturesque, especially on a summers day. To top it all off the accomodation on site means you can enjoy your wedding day and night then wander over to luxe accomodation for a late night spa, bliss! Katy and the team are also super helpful, flexible and lovely and helped make the experience so enjoyable.
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Asha P. Sent on 09/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Happy Valley Wedding

The most beautiful venue for our intimate wedding of 10 that we were determined to have despite being amidst a global pandemic. Katy and Kirsty were the perfect hosts and throughout the pandemic and with one already rescheduled date, they worked with us and we could not have asked for more. They were accommodating, understanding and so patient and helped us to still have the most perfect wedding day. Happy Valley itself is also so perfect, beautiful and is full to the brim with wonderful natural and idyllic views and accommodation and we cannot wait to return and be back in our Happy Valley bubble once again.
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Natalie Sent on 03/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Feels like a second, more glamorous home

As an eco wedding florist I LOVE working with Happy Valley. The first time I went there was on a site visit with a prospective couple. There were soooooo many ceremony and party options and we loved walking around picturing the wedding. We definitely jumped up and down and did some excited clapping when we decided on the woods next to Toad Hall. As a designer, there was so much to take inspiration from - not only is the site full of lushness but the surrounding fields are dreamy.

I was impressed by the eco credentials too, which included eco friendly products in the toilet blocks and sympathetically built and planted facilities.

Katy and Scott are so welcoming and great to work with. Happy Valley feels like a second, more glamourous and exciting home. I can't wait to get back there to unleash a frenzy of fabulous floral creations.

- Natalie WildFolk Flowers
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Julia Sent on 11/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A gem of a venue

Happy Valley is a gem of a venue in Norfolk , it has everything that a couple could wish for on their wedding day, outside beauty, stunning views,
fabulous accommodation and magical barn to party, entertain and celebrate a wonderful day and evening . I love working there, the team are outstanding and I just love
the happy faces that Happy Valley brings every time.
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Alicia Sent on 15/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The Perfect Woodland Wedding Venue

Happy Valley is a unique and picturesque venue, full of incredible, natural spaces that create the perfect ambience for your wedding day. Outdoor ceremonies and rustic barns make Happy Valley the perfect woodland wedding venue and is one of my absolute favourite spaces to photograph. You can really make it your own and spend a few days chilling out with your wedding party. The team are fantastic and will go out of their way to help and make you feel as relaxed as possible. Of all the venues I photograph, this is certainly one of the most inspiring! I would highly recommend it for that super cool, boho vibe! - Aurora Grey Photography
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Joanna Sent on 15/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The most magical place

We had our wedding here and it is the most magical place you could get married in! It was perfect for a festival wedding as well as camping. Thank you for the most amazing day and for being so helpful xxx
Received on 15/11/2019
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Nikitta Sent on 06/07/2020
5 out of 5 rating

I cannot put into words how wonderful it is

Happy Valley was our wedding venue of dreams - we have quite big families so were looking for a large venue in Norfolk with enough space for all the kids to run wild & free!

The venue is perfect as it has endless beautiful outdoor space but also the most beautiful indoor barns. We were able to have our ceremony outdoors surrounded by trees and looking out to the Norfolk countryside. To be able to spend the weekend on site with our friends and family was just perfect and made our wedding so much more special - we will absolutely be back for future weddings!

Katy & Scott have made the most beautiful venue, I can’t quite put into words for wonderful it is! It has been made with such love & care and absolutely made our wedding so special. Each accommodation was beautiful and perfect for our guests.

Happy Valley is the perfect woodland getaway and made our wedding day the most special day.

Thank you for everything!!!

Nikitta & Neezam
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Katie Sent on 11/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

An absolute dream venue

Happy Valley is the most incredible place. We were lucky enough to hold our September wedding there and we still can't believe how beautiful it was. With little gypsy caravans and bell tents in the woods, us and our closest friends and family could stay all weekend, making it feel extra special. It is such a child friendly venue, with acres of space (literally!) for our 6 little flower girls to run riot, I don't think they ever really left the rope swings! If the weather isn't the best, there is plenty of beautiful inside space that offers a great peace of mind in the run up to the day. Katy, Scott and Gemma make the whole process so relaxing and completely stress free. They are there when you need them but very much stay in the background to leave you to enjoy your weekend. I can't think of any other wedding venue where you can spend your wedding morning drinking champagne in a wood fired hot tub in the forest, before having your ceremony under a willow tree on an island on a lake, before sitting around a fire pit toasting marshmallows with your guests whilst the sun goes down. The following morning was just as fun, with all of our guests who'd stayed overnight milling around in their pyjamas and wellies, eating bacon sandwiches cooked on the bbq, whilst reminiscing about the day before. We honestly cannot recommend Happy Valley enough.
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Laura Sent on 15/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

The venue speaks for itself

Leon and I were fortunate enough to hold our dream "festival" wedding at Happy Valley. From start to finish Katy and Scott were extremely welcoming and made planning our perfect day even more relaxed. The venue speaks for itself and we managed to get all 80 guests on the idyllic island in the middle of the venue for our ceremony. Afternoon drinks, listening to an acoustic duo looking over the lake, followed by dancing the night away to a live band on stage inside the Dutch Barn was the exact vision we had planned. We were lucky with the weather so our day time catering set up the BBQ in the court yard, however if needed there was plenty of shelter in the hay barn. As for photographs, were do you start. Our wedding photographer 'Darina Stoda' was spoilt for choice with endless photo opportunities. After a few drinks we even got pictured on the tyre swing, lets face it, the dress was never going to stay white. We can't recommend Happy Valley enough for giving us our most perfect day. Hopefully we get to renew our vows in years to come with another celebration at this hidden gem.

Mr & Mrs Dixon - 7th Sept 19
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Face Sent on 11/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

A stunning venue in the most idyllic location

Happy Valley is the most stunning venue in the most idyllic location.
We were lucky enough to be booked with our Glitter Bar here for a September wedding last year and it was truly amazing.
Katy and her wonderful team are so lovely and welcoming and put great care and attention to detail into everything they do.
I would highly recommend this venue to all couples looking for a care-free, relaxed wedding in the beautiful outdoors.
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Hannah Sent on 31/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Happy Valley - Stunning venue that keeps on giving

We were fortunate enough to hold our wedding reception at Happy Valley, an idyllic and peaceful spot hidden in West Norfolk's beautiful countryside. The venue has it all: a lake with a bridge to a little island in the middle (you can also get married on this island), magical woodland accommodation and facilities (including hot tubs), huge party barns and all surrounded by nothing but peaceful woodland and glorious Norfolk sunsets. It really is the perfect, private wedding venue and you will be spoilt for choice with photograph opportunities. We had our drinks reception and canapés on the edge of the pretty lake, using the lean-to of the Dutch barn as our outside bar area, and had a band playing outdoors near the willow trees to accompany. We then moved inside to the incredible Dutch barn which has stunning views across the lake, to eat and party the night away - it was just amazing. There's a built-in bar area already in the Dutch barn which is a lovely touch, a stage was set-up for the band to play on in the evening and our caterers set-up camp in the Hay barn. We were very lucky with the weather, but both barns at Happy Valley offer great (and dry!) spaces to be in whatever the weather. Katy and Scott, the owners, really are the most fantastic hosts, and we couldn't thank them enough for everything they did to help ensure we had the perfect day. None of us wanted to leave at the end of the weekend, and it will forever remain the most special place for us. We can't recommend Happy Valley highly enough, and have spent most days since wishing we could do it all over again. The venue really is a gift that keeps on giving.
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Hannah Sent on 19/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

I would be back at Happy Valley like a shot

When we started searching for a wedding venue I had a fairly clear idea of the kind of place we were looking for - I just wasn’t sure if it existed! When we met Katy at Happy Valley, however, these fears were alleviated. Happy Valley is, put simply, wild. A secluded setting with all the natural beauty of the forest, nearby fields for those coveted ‘golden hour’ portraits, a rope swing and even its own lake and island! Happy valley provided more than the ‘blank canvas’ we were after to create *our* day, it was a stunning backdrop upon which we were able to have a unique celebration with our friends and family.
There was flexibility around all aspects of the day - we were able to choose our own caterer, bring our own alcohol, have a ceilidh and a band and even a guest appearance from the horse I learnt to ride on!

Katy is the coolest lady, she was able to provide recommendations of local suppliers, we even had the same wedding florist (Jo Flowers is the dream!)

Our wedding pictures and video are the beautiful reminder of a truly amazing day - my best people all in one wonderful, unique place. It’s our 5th anniversary this year (how has this happened?!) and if we could do it all again I’d be back at Happy Valley like a shot!

http://www.happyweddingfilms.com/portfolio/uk-countryside-wedding-film/

https://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2016/04/lovettes-hannah-rustic-whimsical-woodland-wedding-jane-bourvis.html
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