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On since 2022

Last update: January 2024

Holiday Inn Ipswich - Orwell is a wedding venue located in Ipswich, Suffolk. Whether you're planning a large event or a more intimate occasion, the hotel offers a variety of excellent functions rooms that are sure to meet your needs.

Facilities and Capacity

Licenced to hold civil ceremonies, Holiday Inn Ipswich - Orwell is perfect for hosting wedding celebrations from start to finish. From your heartfelt ceremony to your memorable reception, you can host your entire joy-filled day at this venue. The hotel's spectacular Gippeswick Suite can hold up to 100 day guests and 150 loved ones for evening events. Complete with its own private bar and dance floor, the setting is ideal for creating new, lifelong memories with your nearest and dearest. Alternatively, if you're hosting a smaller wedding, you can avail of the Bucklesham Room. Here, you can share a delectable buffet with 50 loved ones. What's more, thanks to the hotel's public entertainment licence, you can invite your favorite live band or DJ to add to the fun.

Services Offered

The friendly staff and dedicated wedding planning team at Holiday Inn Ipswich - Orwell will be on hand every step of the way to make your wedding a truly special occasion. The hotel offers exceptional, all-inclusive wedding packages to align with a wide variety of budgets and requirements. Each can even be tailored personally to your celebration needs. To begin envisioning your big day at this venue, the personable staff welcomes you to arrange a visit to the hotel.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Small hotel

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Holiday Inn Ipswich - Orwell

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
6 reviews
97% recommend it
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Terry F. Sent on 26/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect choice

We visited many venues, each more
Beautiful than the last but overall the quality of service received from the Holiday Inn was really second to none, Claire and the team were on hand throughout the planning process and made sure that nothing was forgotten. They made what could have been a very stressful experience into an easy one. The day itself couldn’t have gone smoother and everybody went out of their way to make sure we had the most memorable day as possible. Even when the meal and speeches ran over they still managed to turn everything around and have the room ready for the evening to start on time! With a three course meal, an evening buffet a DJ and accommodation for the couple included in the package it really did take all the worry out of the nitty gritty that so often gets overlooked or overwhelming. If you’re looking for a very reasonably priced venue with wonderful and attentive staff then this one is highly recommended. We were surprised at how easy everything was from the initial contact to the menu tasting right through to the day itself, and with discounted rooms for all wedding guests, the whole wedding party were able to stay making it all the more special at breakfast the following morning.
Terri Sent on 17/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Gluten free

I attended a friend's wedding recception of 16 April 2016. The food offering was of an afternoon tea. if you are gluten intolerant then this can be a nightmare and so I contacted the hotel before the day. I was connected to the Head Chef who asked me what I would like instead and he would prepare it. i said that I would like something that looked as much like the afternoon tea that the other guests were having as possible. i was so pleased with the goodies that were presented to me at the table and also found that a plate was prepared for me during the evening as well. First class service that I would recommend to anyone. Well done Holiday inn Orwell
Gemma Sent on 17/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic value for money wedding

The first time we met Tracey, we knew our wedding would be a success. We had our entire wedding here in March. The whole package was very reasonably priced and didn't disappoint us. The build up to the wedding was as smooth as silk, Tracey made everything easy. The whole day went very well. A few hiccups here and there but nothing that isn't common on every wedding day. There was more than enough food for everyone and it tasted great. We have nothing but great memories and we have the staff at Holiday Inn to thank for so much of them. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to have a great value for money wedding that won't disappoint.
Terry Sent on 17/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating

Our Wedding Day!

We had our wedding on the 30th April and cannot express how happy we were with the whole day. Charlotte and Laura were amazing and the Duty Managers, Stuart and Wayne could not have been more helpful. Everything ran like clockwork, the whole venue was beautifully presented, the food was amazing and we did not have to worry about anything.
Special and massive thanks to Tracey who organised the whole day. You made the day very special for us both and we will never forget the fantastic time that our guests and we had on the day - thank you to everyone
Terri Sent on 10/07/2009
5 out of 5 rating


Our day was brilliant thanks to all at Holiday Inn. They say ''Your day, your way'' on the brouchure and how right they were! Our package was perfect and at a great price, the food was brilliant and the service could not be faulted.
Vickie Sent on 22/02/2002
4 out of 5 rating

Professional staff who made our day special

From the moment we phoned the venue we felt as though the Courtyard valued our business and understood the stress of arranging a wedding day. The food was superb, served up by efficient friendly staff.After a good night's sleep we enjoyed a wonderful full English breakfast with the other guests that stayed before we made our way on honeymoon.
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