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Hockwold Hall

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
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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    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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    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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    Trudy Married on 01/06/2021
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    Great for both intimate and extravagant weddings

    This hall is great for both intimate wedding and larger ones too. The hosts are very flexible and helpful. The marquee looks amazing when decorated and the gardens are beautiful for photographs.
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    Kelly C. Married on 30/05/2021
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    Fantastic venue, perfect wedding!

    We had an amazing time hosting our wedding at Hockwold Hall across 2 days! The hall, grounds and marquee all looked incredible and the whole Hockwold team could not have been more helpful throughout our stay.
    I can't recommend this venue enough and look forward to returning in the future!

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Hello Kelly, It was an absolute pleasure to host you. Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you had a fantastic time.
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    Roger M. Married on 24/09/2020
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    Wedding Refund

    My wife and I had a wedding booked for 2020, but due to COVID it had to be cancelled. We applied to have our money refunded as per the contract we signed, and the owners are refusing to stick to their part of the contract. Unfortunately, the lack of professionalism in dealing with this case has lead to only one thing, a court case. It could have so easily been sorted out, again, as per the contract regarding refunds. More information will be added once the court case is over.

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Hello Roger Moore, I have no record of you booking a wedding here at Hockwold Hall. Unfortunately I am unable to comment on your accusation as we have no outstanding court cases as a result of COVID I think you may be leaving a review for the wrong venue?
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    Chloe E. Married on 22/08/2020
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    The most perfect weekend

    Well, where do I start?! From the moment we viewed the venue 2 years ago we just knew this was the place for us. We booked it straight away and had no hesitation in doing so. We fell in love with the beauty of the old building and grounds. What really sold it for us was the personalised nature of it all. We didn't feel like we were on the conveyer belt of one in one out. We had the venue for the whole weekend which worked perfectly. It allowed everyone to get to know each other a bit better before the main event. The really helped create the relaxed feel we were going for. You would never have known we got married in the middle of a worldwide pandemic (apart from the reduced numbers) and the grand size of the marquee made social distancing very easy. Richard was so accommodating to my many requests and nothing was compromised. If anything, it made it all even more extra special. I cannot thank the whole team at Hockwold Hall enough for making our day happen! We look forward to coming back to the Christmas Fayre. Thank you again, all the best, Chloe and Sam Everett.
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    Victoria L. Married on 01/06/2020
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    Get married here!!!

    Best day of my life. Everything went so well and I couldn’t of wished for a better wedding. The venue is so gorgeous and the food was incredible!! All the guests were so full and happy. Thank you so much for making our day one to remember for the rest of our lives.

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Hello Victoria, thanks for the kind words and for your review. It was an absolute pleasure to host you. We are glad you had a fantastic time. We look forward to welcoming you to Hockwold Hall in future.
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    An amazing two days at a venue that could not have been better.

    We could not be happier with our wonderful wedding experience at Hockwold Hall. A beautiful venue that exceeded our expectations and helped provide memories that will last forever.

    Hockwold Hall's reply:

    Hello Simon, it was an absolute pleasure to host you both. Thank you again for choosing Hockwold Hall.
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    Laura Married on 29/02/2020
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    Beautiful wedding venue

    Location was fantastic and the team at Hockwold couldn’t do more for us the whole weekend. There was 1 minor issue with heating (we got married in feb) that was out of Hockwold Hall’s control and they handled it brilliantly.
    Would highly recommend the venue and the owners made us feel so welcomed and at home the moment we walked in the door.

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30 Jan
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Hockwold Hall will be hosting its 2022 Wedding Fayre on Sunday 30th January 2022. We hope you can join us! To register for FREE ENTRY, please go to http://weddingfayre.hockwoldhallnorfolk.com

Date: From 30/01/2022 to 30/01/2022 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: 38 Station Road, Thetford, Norfolk

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