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Retreat East is an idyllic countryside wedding venue located in Ipswich, Suffolk. This setting in England can easily suit various wedding and related event needs. This venue is a lovingly restored dairy farm that offers a classic backdrop for couples to celebrate their love and commitment. We are situated 80 minutes from London, 60 minutes from Cambridge, and 30 minutes from Colchester, making it a conveniently located venue.

Facilities and Capacity

Retreat East is surrounded by 35 acres of countryside and wildflower meadows. Exclusive use of the venue is offered but is equally suited to smaller gatherings. Throughout the property, barns are brimming with character and a 16th-century farmhouse is designed with sustainability in mind. They also feature a rustic chic style. This venue is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and accommodates up to 68 people. The vows can be exchanged in the Great Barn or The Farmhouse Garden with 100 people in attendance. The venue is also able to accommodate receptions with up to 120 guests.

Services Offered

The wedding coordinator at Retreat East can assist couples in making arrangements for their special occasion. Before the wedding or after, couples can enjoy The Spa at Retreat East. This includes warming thermal facilities, including a steam room, sauna, hot tub, and ice bucket shower. Other services include manicures, pedicures, massages, and facials. Couples and guests may also immerse themselves in outdoor activities, like countryside walks, cycling, and archery.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Chapel or temple on-site
Fire ceremony
Civil ceremony licence
Religious ceremony license

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Horse baraat permitted
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Retreat East, Sandy Lane, Hemingstone, Suffolk, IP69QE IP69QE Ipswich (Suffolk)
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