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Last update: May 2024

A hidden gem in the Suffolk countryside with exclusive use. Be prepared to fall in love all over again at Lanwades Hall!

Set in 12 acres of glorious English countryside its beautiful entrance is flanked by mirrored gate houses with striking wrought-iron gates which gives you an idea of what is about to come: a grand mansion, sitting proudly at the end of a sweeping tree-lined driveway half a mile long. The grounds are also home to woodland, mature trees swaying in the breeze and a wild flower meadow, all for you and your guests to enjoy whilst creating the perfect wedding photographs.

Impress your guests with the drinks and canapes Terrace which leads down the old stone steps to the stunning Sunken Garden, a unique and romantic space which can be used for outdoor ceremonies.

Beautifull Winter Weddings with roaring log fires to keep you warm against the backdrop of original oak paneling and the grandeur of high ceilings from a bygone era.

At Lanwades Hall we offer exclusivity and the flexibility all year round to build your wedding day as you like, so we are happy to offer a package-free hire.

Overlooking the Sunken Garden is the Grand Wedding Suite which is the most luxurious of all our rooms and has plenty of space for pre-wedding preparations with its Private Lounge area and extra-large en-suite. Family and friends can book our two luxury en-suite rooms located in the East Wing and we also have our other 12 bedrooms which are arranged in a very spacious social apartments with their own sitting room, kitchen/diner and a private roof terrace perfect for pre-wedding drinks the night before.

We offer:

- Ceremony and wedding breakfast capacity: 80. Evening capacity: 130

- Package free hire

- Multiday weddings

- Wedding suite for the couple complimentary

- Additional en-suite and apartment accommodation for 24 guests

- Licensed bar

- Drinks and canapes reception Terrace

- Real Log Fires

- Indoor and outdoor ceremonies

- choice of 2 ceremony rooms (Morning Room and Great Hall) or Sunken Garden for outdoor use

- Use of the ground

- Onsite parking

We are proud of our very personal service as we are incredibly hands on and will be with you throughout your journey.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Historic
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
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:

Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Lanwades Hall

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5.0 out of 5 rating
69 reviews
100% recommend it
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Lannie
Lannie S. Sent on 26/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Favourite Day!

We got married on the 20th September 2023 and had our wedding reception at Lanwades Hall. Ofcourse it was the actual day that the wind and rain all came at once but that did not stop us from enjoying our special day!

We’ve been eyeing Lanwades Hall at the beginning of our search as it was the perfect distance to the church that we were getting married at. But due to technical issues, we didn’t get a response from our inquiry in the beginning but when they did, it felt like the right timing as we were still searching for other places and once we saw the venue, we knew it was the perfect place to celebrate our wedding. The hall was beautiful and did not need a lot of decorating (as my then fiancé said) and we just envisioned everything. The rooms especially the wedding suite was immaculate and the night that we were there, we slept like a baby! The sunken garden was my favourite part of it and we managed to capture stunning photos though I was gutted our guests didn’t get to see and enjoy it due to the weather but they still enjoyed the day 😌

I guess, overall, we just wanted to say our biggest THANK YOU to the team at Lanwades Hall for letting us celebrate our milestones (10th year, Wedding and 30th Birthday) at their beautiful place. Shoutout to Sophie and most specially Charlotte who was always there, from answering endless queries and sorting out last minute issues. (also thank you for asking us to have a quick break after the ceremony- it was very much needed after the overwhelming experience! really appreciate it!) Thank you all for your professionalism and dedication and going the extra mile to make sure everything ran smoothly. THANK YOU from the bottom of our happy, grateful hearts! ♥️

So if you are looking to find a place to celebrate your milestones, Lanwades Hall is the place! We cannot recommend it highly enough!

Sending our best wishes,
Mr & Mrs Bautista
(Lannie&Ardon)
Sophie
Sophie W. Sent on 09/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The Best Day of our lives

My husband and I live only an 8 minute drive from Lanwades Hall. When I first saw the sign, I said when I'm engaged I'm going to look at Lanwades. In April 2022, we got engaged and I booked for us to view Lanwades. We both feel in love with Lanwades to be our wedding venue and booked it. We knew we didn't need to look at any other venues.
From first booking and right up to our wedding day the Lanwades team were there for us. They always replied promptly and answered any questions. Charlotte was amazing and I knew she was there with me every step of the planning and most importantly there on the day. Everyone kept telling me that I was really calm and that is all thanks to Lanwades and the catering team (Portfolio Events). I had complete trust in Charlotte and the Lanwades team and they ensured that we had the most perfect day. I'm sure they were extremely busy in the background for it all to come together but the team only came to us to check in on us and let us know where we needed to be.
Charlotte was amazing at helping us prepare the day before and always greeted us with a smile and instantly put us at ease.
We have had so many guests thank us for such a wonderful day. As Mike said in his speech, I always aim for perfection and Lanwades was perfect for our wedding day making sure it was everything and more than what I dreamed of.
We used the Morning room for our ceremony and the Great Hall was both excellent for the wedding breakfast and then to dance in the evening. I love that you have exclusive use of Lanwades so there is a space to cater for all guests. I got ready in the bridal suite which is gorgeous and was the perfect space for myself and my bridesmaids to get ready in.
We were lucky with the weather that we could use the gardens for our photos and the building is stunning for a backdrop.
We honestly can't thank the Lanwades team and Charlotte enough. I would 100% recommend using Lanwades Hall for your wedding venue.
Mr and Mrs Wearing
Michelle
Michelle C. Sent on 16/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful, picture perfect Venue with the staff to match :-)

So glad we chose Lanwades Hall, its the perfect setting for an intimate wedding and the staff could not do enough for us. Charlotte was our coordinator and made our day so special, nothing was too much trouble, an absolute gem of a coordinator :-)
It really is just a picture perfect location & all of our guests said how beautiful this place was xx
Sarah
Sarah L. Sent on 19/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue and grounds

Stunning venue and the staff were so attentive and made the whole day run smoothly
Patricia
Patricia M. Sent on 03/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing wedding venue!

After visiting many venues in and around Cambridgeshire, we had our first meeting with Elvis and decided straight away to book Lanwades Hall for our wedding. We knew we found the dream venue with the dream team. From the initial meeting until the wedding day, Elvis and Alex were so helpful, accommodating, friendly, and always
quick to respond to our emails; a dream to work with. Later on, Sophie and Charlotte joined the team and were also extremely helpful and professional, helping us with the last bits and final planning. Our wedding at Lanwades Hall was a dream day, amazing atmosphere, intimate feel, and super organised, all thanks to the Lanwades Hall team, especially Elvis, who was simply amazing to us, and Sophie, who was so professional, helpful and organised. We had so many compliments on the venue from our guests, everyone had a great time. If you want your wedding day to be a dream come true, book a meeting with them. We cannot recommend Lanwades Hall highly enough!
Madeleine
Madeleine W. Sent on 19/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day imaginable

Lanwades Hall is a beautiful venue, I knew I wanted to get married there the second I drove up the driveway and saw the building. The individuals rooms are all beautiful and cater for all types of guests, the gardens are so beautiful, a structured sunken garden and wilder walks through daffodils.

More than that though, the team were so thoughtful and attentive. I am a type A planner with a detailed spreadsheet but on the day, I didn't have a clue what time it was or what was next (I was just having a blast) but everything ran perfectly because they were so in control.

The suppliers list they have is a godsend as well, they have really scoped out these vendors and they not only know Lanwades Hall inside out they work really well together so it all felt like one cohesive team.

I had no idea I could enjoy a day so much and I was so surprised at how relaxed I felt and that I didn't have to worry about anything all day. Would highly highly recommend.
Grace
Grace M. Sent on 13/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The wedding venue of my dreams

Lanwades Hall was the most beautiful venue we could have ever dreamt of for our winter wedding. The venue balances intimacy with grandeur perfectly. Alex and Elvis looked after us and our families from the moment we had a virtual (covid!!) tour in 2020 to the moment we said goodbye the morning after our gorgeous wedding (December, 2022). The grounds at Lanwades would provide a beautiful back drop for a wedding at any point throughout the year but we feel particularly grateful that we got to enjoy them covered in snow!

All of the local suppliers love working with Lanwades and we felt like we were working with one, big family in order to put together our perfect wedding.

If you have guests travelling from far away then rest assured that the bedrooms at Lanwades (of which there are many!) are absolutely gorgeous and incredibly comfortable.

We'll never be able to thank you enough, Lanwades, for providing the perfect venue for our perfect day x
K And
K And B. Sent on 31/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Everything and more.

A sophisticated, intimate venue with the ability to add that personal touch - this place was everything we wanted and so much more!! If only we could do it again!
Laura
Laura P. Sent on 27/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect wedding

We had the most amazing wedding at Lanwades Hall. Alex and Elvis are so thoughtful and kindest and did all they could for us to make our day perfect and we are so grateful. We were made welcome from the moment we spoke to them and were able to meet with them as much as needed before the big day to make plans and arrangements and they kept in touch frequently via email and phone - it was a huge weight off our minds to have someone organised and experienced with such important special occasions looking after us and helping us. Fast forward to the big day and it was everything we could have wished for. The venue itself is beautiful and we were able to capture the most amazing photos inside and out. The rooms are immaculate, the wedding suite absolutely beautiful and they were so thoughtful providing breakfast the next morning. Everyone we spoke to also said how amazing the venue was, we are so pleased we chose Lanwades Hall, such happy memories. We hope to return soon to visit.
Amy
Amy A. Sent on 10/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing venue

We had the most amazing wedding day here. Alex, Elvis, and their small trusted team were very accommodating when we had to delay our wedding due to covid (twice!). They genuinely cared about us and understood the important they played in our special day.

The building is incredible, all of our guests were very very impressed. The gardens are very well maintained, with a mixture of manicured and wild parts. I'm so glad we paid to stay for 2 nights, with time for setting up the day before.

We're even thinking about spending a future wedding anniversary in their small apartment, it's such a lovely place that will forever hold a special place in our hearts.

It's definitely worth going to an open day to meet suppliers, we found our caterers, photographer, and entertainment at an open day.

Lanwades is perfect for smaller weddings, very comfortably accommodating our 45 guests. We'd recommend this venue time and time again.
Thomas
Thomas L. Sent on 06/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Lanwades Hall - A beautiful place to get married.

Beautiful, unpretentious and accommodating, Lanwades Hall provided us with that rare thing - a perfect day that felt both grand and intimate. Alex and Elvis were flexible, courteous and helpful in all their dealings with us, which certainly helped the day go off without a hitch. We are not natural organisers and lead very busy lives in the city, this venue is perfect if you are having a busy spell but still want to get married - Alex and Elvis were exceptionally helpful and guided us through many of the difficulties of the planning stages for the big day.

We had the pleasure of booking the wedding weekend, an experience to be most highly recommended. Friday we were allowed to set up the venue between 12-5, which really took the stress off the morning of the big day. Friday evening we had a lovely soiree on the terrace outdoors with the 26 guests that the hall accommodates all weekend. Saturday went without a hitch, in no small part due to Alex and Elvis being on site all day from start to finish, keeping an eye out for anything they could help with behind the scenes. The hall itself and the gardens are both exceptionally beautiful, quintessentially English in character and a delightful setting for all the guests, all the more special for those who had travelled from other countries.

Sunday, all the guests were treated to a wonderful English Breakfast in the Great Hall before saying their goodbyes. Thank you so much to everyone at Lanwades for making our wedding day such a special one, without regrets or compromises, only happy memories.
Michael
Michael S. Sent on 27/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Truly welcoming wedding venue

We would not change anything about our wedding at Lanwades. The venue is beautiful, and there’s something about it that we found very calming from the first time we visited. It feels like a very luxurious, very well-maintained home, rather than a hotel or a museum. That’s partly because of the décor, which really tells a story, but mostly because of Alex and Elvis, who made us feel like friends borrowing their place rather than just another set of clients. The two of them are incredibly kind, and they radiate calm, like the building. They (and Tasha) were on top of everything and had extraordinary attention to detail, and they never made us feel rushed or pressured. They gave us a truly stress-free wedding day. So many of our guests told us what a good feeling that had being at Lanwades, and we agree. We absolutely love this place and recommend it as highly as we can.
Jamie
Jamie M. Sent on 20/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you for our special day!

Cannot thank Alex and Elvis enough for making our big day so special. From the first meeting they made everything so easy, always quick to respond to queries and just lovely people to work with. You can clearly see from how beautifully maintained the hall and gardens are that a lot of love and care goes into running Lanwades.
We did a multi-day hire (highly recommend) and had family and friends arriving over two days, and there was always someone on hand to greet guests and show them around. On the day everyone was checked on throughout the morning and even helped my grandmother (who’s in a wheelchair) into the garden.
Alex and Elvis also introduced us to our caters Portfolio Events and our photographer Juan who were fabulous to work with and (again) would highly recommend.
Thank you so much to everyone at Lanwades!
Samantha
Samantha C. Sent on 20/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our magical day

We don't even know where to begin, we had the most beautiful wedding day and it was all thanks to Alex and Elvis for going above and beyond for us and our guests! After having to postpone our day twice due to Covid, Alex and Elvis were so understanding and flexible and helped us reschedule our date for the third time.
We couldn't wait for our day to finally arrive and when it did, we were over the moon with how it all went.
The venue and grounds are breathtakingly beautiful so the photos were always going to be amazing but so was everything else! The rooms were spacious and comfortable, the hall was plenty big enough for the number of family and friends we had invited and the additional rooms in the building were great for those who wanted to sit comfortably by a fire or by the bar and have a drink and a chat if they didn't fancy having a dance.
Even setting up the day before was great, we were able to set up a photo booth area which we created ourselves, a glitter make up station and a sweet station area and because the furniture was beautiful enough it didn't need much to make each station look amazing!
We just had the most magical day, Alex and Elvis were always close by to offer help, let us know when evening guests were arriving and to just chat to about how our day was going so far.
We couldn't recommend Lanwades Hall enough! It's beautiful, grand, everyone was so friendly and it's a very luxurious comfortable stay too!!
Thanks for everything, we couldn't be happier.
Kate
Kate W. Sent on 28/03/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Everything in one place, and beautifully done

Alex & Elvis are just delightful - extremely experienced in event management at Lanwades , they made every part of the organisational process feel calm and in hand, and ran the day itself so smoothly we just enjoyed the day and everything happened around us. Attentive, helpful, kind and on the ball - and as they partner with particular catering suppliers it eases the decision making process. The hall and grounds themselves make for an elegant and beautiful back drop to your day!
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Lanwades Hall, Bury Road, Kentford, Newmarket, CB8 7UA CB8 7UA Newmarket (Suffolk)
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