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Hockwold Hall

Thetford, Norfolk View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
40 reviews
Menus from £25
12 to 250 Guests

About

Hockwold Hall provides a truly stunning setting for your memorable wedding day. The venue is nestled in a small Breckland village near the counties of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

The spectacular grade II listed Manor is surrounded by 35 acres of stunning parkland and a 5-acre garden. The beautiful ornamental gardens, ideal for your all-important wedding photos.

Hockwold Hall was mentioned in the Domesday Book and is rich with history, boasting royal connections. The venue exudes historic charm and character throughout for a grand setting and atmosphere for your big day.

The Hall boasts a fantastic selection of rooms to hold your celebrations. From the intimate Dining Room for up to 50 guests to the Garden Marquee for up to 180, the venue has the perfect space to suit you.

Your wedding at Hockwold Hall will be tailored to you. We aim for excellence, creating bespoke wedding packages to suit all of your needs and requirements. We can also offer exclusive full day or Weekend Hire for a wonderful, private event with your guests in the glorious seclusion of Hockwold Hall.

  • Bespoke wedding packages, tailored to suit you
  • Historic charm and beauty throughout
  • Stunning grounds and gardens
  • Majestic function spaces
  • Exclusive use available
  • Warm welcome and excellent service
  • Black-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Castle
Stately Home
Marquees and Tents
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
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:

Health Suite
Fitness Centre

Other Features:

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

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    Courteney C. Married on 01/05/2022
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    Perfect Day

    From the very start from booking our first appointment to having our wedding day it was with ease. Any question we had over the 18 months prior to our wedding they were always answered quickly and we always got the answers we needed. Everything on the day was easy to access from the moment we got there and it made us feel calm knowing everything was on hand. Ourselves and our guests loved everything about our day and the house and grounds. It was so lovely that so many of our close family and friends could stay with us that night rather than trying to get everyone home. They were also very accommodating with us coming in the right before into the marquee and set up our table decorations as if we hadn’t been able to do that we would have really struggled in the morning getting it all finished. We are extremely grateful for them allowing us to do that as it made the wedding morning be a lot more calmer. We can’t thank Hockwold Hall enough for all they did on the day of our wedding either with making sure we were still wanting to go ahead with being outside even with the rain forecast which thankfully it didn’t rain! Anything we needed they sorted it was such a great experience and we would recommend Hockwold hall to anyone. Thank you again it honestly was the best day of our lives. Hockwold hall is so beautiful and it really felt like a fairytale day.

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Thank you Courteney, it was a pleasure to host you and your group - and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hockwold Hall again in the future
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    Beccy L. Married on 30/03/2022
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    Absolutely Amazing

    I really don’t know where to start, firstly the venue is stunning, every time we went to visit the place took our breath away. All our wedding guests complimented how beautiful for place was. Our photographer told us it was one of the most beautiful places she’s photographed at, they are tons and tons of absolutely great photos ops. We all stayed for two nights, this was a really treat and the facility’s were fantastic. Richard and his team, are incredible! We booked them in 2018, then had to delay due to covid, Hockwold were with us every step of the way. They allowed our wedding to be personal and unique to us. Not ask was too big, and nothing was ever a problem for them. On the day and the day before Richard was on hand but also allowed me and our family to set up and enjoy the house. On the day the bar staff were funny and friendly, even a group of guest got to see the animals they keep! At the end of the night the team moved all our decorations and belongings in the marquee to one table and the clean was so easy. There is such a joyful and relaxing atmosphere at Hockwold.

    Just everything Richard and his team done made our absolutely perfect and I can not thank them enough! I whole heartedly recommend this venue for the best wedding ever!!!
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    Kate A. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Above and beyond

    After 2 postponements we finally celebrated our wedding weekend at Hockwold Hall. Everything about it was ‘perfect’. When Richard told us, at our initial meeting that nothing was too much trouble or couldn’t be sorted, it was genuinely true. The venue is beautiful and both us and our guests felt truly relaxed, as though we were in our own home. If you are looking for a venue that enables your wedding to last for more than a day, then Hockwold is the perfect setting.

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Thank you, Kate, It was a pleasure to host you and thank you for your Kind Words. We are glad you managed to enjoy a few days here.
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    Mary-Jane R. Married on 21/07/2021
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    The most magical day

    We held our reception at Hockwold Hall, and it was the best choice we ever made. Not only is the venue the most stunning, beautiful, charming place we've ever been, but Richard and his team were incredibly flexible, easy-going, professional, and very helpful. We also stayed overnight, and the bedrooms are absolutely delightful and full of character. We couldn't have picked a better place to hold our reception, and had we not married in a church, we probably would've had our ceremony there too! 11/10, would totally recommend!

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Thank you Mary-Jane, it was a pleasure to host you and your group, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hockwold Hall in future
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    Mike S. Married on 13/05/2021
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    Outstanding Wedding Venue

    I have worked at Hockwold Hall many times, and I have to say it is one of my favourite wedding venues in Norfolk. Stunning location, gorgeous accommodation, idyllic outdoor ceremonies and a beautiful marquee for the wedding reception.

    Definitely well worth a visit!
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    Imagen G. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Micro wedding

    I was lucky enough to get married in Oct 2020, it wasn’t easy planning with the changing rules but Hockwold Hall were available and were so flexible for us. After over 2 years of planning it was a different wedding than I had originally planned but the day was perfect and the staff were so helpful. The day ran smoothly and we plus the guests enjoyed the facilities available. I found it very cost effective for what you got and would highly recommend.
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    Pete D. Married on 05/07/2018
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    Amazing Venue

    I'm a local wedding photographer who has shot many weddings at Hockwold Hall. It's a fantastic venue with beautiful grounds and an amazing team who really go the extra mile. Many venues are quite strict in what you can do, but the owners, Richard and Selica, are really flexible. It means that you can tailor your wedding to be exactly the way you want it to be. Hockwold Hall is one of the very best venues in East Anglia and I cant recommend it highly enough
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    Claudia W. Married on 29/04/2022
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    Top service

    Absolutely fantastic venue and service. No ask was too big or too small. Richard was so flexible and accommodating. We felt like the most important clients on the day.

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Thank you Claudia, it was a pleasure to host you and your group and we look forward to welcoming you all back to Hockwold Hall in future.
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    Natasha H. Married on 09/04/2022
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    Fantastic team and beautiful venue

    Hockwold is an absolutely stunning venue and Richard and the team are fantastic. They went over and above to ensure we had the most incredible day, allowing us to make it our own whilst also offering advice and support, the perfect combination of a laid back and super slick approach. We stayed an extra night with our wedding party and so glad we did as it allowed us to make the most of the fantastic facilities. Our wedding weekend was more than we could have hoped for and we would love to stay at Hockwold again in the future.

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Hello Natasha, Thank you so Much for Choosing Hockwold Hall. It was truly a pleasure to host you. Thank you again for your kind words.
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    Emily C. Married on 22/03/2022
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    Our amazing wedding!

    I could not have asked for more! They are pros at making bride's, groom, guests, everyone feel at ease, and it's such a beautiful location. They were so accommodating and went above and beyond to make our wedding day the best I could be!

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Hello Emily, it was truly a pleasure to be part of your special day. Thank you again for choosing Hockwold Hall.
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    Rebecca J. Married on 05/02/2022
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    Unbelievable venue. The best day of our lives!

    We booked Hockwold after seeing it on here and going to view it. We knew instantly that it was the one for us. The beautiful traditional house for the ceremony was absolutely perfect; moving out into the amazing marquee for our reception was just unreal. Julia from MyFleur decorated the marquee in the most beautiful way to which both us and our guests were amazed at, she is incredible. Every single one of our guests had the time of their lives and a day that none of us will ever ever forget. Thank you so much to Richard and his amazing team for everything we could’ve ever imagined our wedding to be and more. You’re all amazing!
    I cannot recommend Hockwold Hall enough.

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Hello Rebecca it was an absolute pleasure to host you both. Your Friends and family were a true delight. Thank you again for choosing Hockwold Hall for your wedding.
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    Lauren H. Married on 20/11/2021
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    Hockwold Hall amazing

    Disappointed with the in-house caterers that you are required to use. The food was second to none and absolutely delicious however issues with slow service on the day. However they were brilliant at catering for dietary requirements.

    Hockwold themselves were brilliant however weren’t always able to be found when needed on the day.
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    Emer P. Married on 14/08/2021
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    Perfect wedding

    We got married at Hockwold Hall in June 2021, straight after the covid restrictions were eased for weddings. Richard and his team could not be more accommodating in making sure we had the day we wanted after what had been a stressful time. Give the venue is large we were able to have all the guests we wanted while still social distancing. We hired the venue for 2 nights and were able to have an event the night before the wedding also, which made the celebrations even more special. We can’t stress enough how relaxed, professional and accommodating the Hockwold team were!
    The caterers that work with Hockwold were also incredible and we got so many comments on how delicious all the food was.
    MyFleur decorations company run by Julia also made the marquee and flowers look absolutely amazing.
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    Joshua A. Married on 29/07/2021
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    Our experience with the supplier was fantastic!

    Thank you so much for making our day so special. Me and my wife found Richard and the staff the be incredibly helpful, supportive and flexible. All our guests loved the venue and could not believe how stunning it was.

    We were able to have the wedding of our dreams at a very affordable rate. Transport links to Hockwold were very straight forward, the grounds were picturesque. We were allowed to use our own catering which was very important as we are Nigerian and so our guests had special dietary requirements.

    We wish Richard and the team all the best!
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    Parris L. Married on 19/06/2021
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    Fantastic Venue

    As soon as we view Hockwold Hall we knew it was the venue for us. Superb venue with stunning gardens. The flexibility of the day made it so easy for us to put our stamp on it. Even though Covid meant our plans had to change slightly, Richard and the team were so accommodating and really supported us in creating our dream wedding. We couldn't fault it, the only thing we didn't enjoy was leaving after a wonderful weekend.

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Hello Parris, thanks for the review and your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to host you. We are glad you had a fantastic time.

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