Smeetham Hall Barn

(304 reviews) 304 4.99
Smeetham Hall Bulmer Sudbury, Suffolk/Essex border Essex CO10 7EU
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About Smeetham Hall Barn

Smeetham Hall, Bulmer, Sudbury, Suffolk/Essex border
Essex, CO10 7EU

Located in the picturesque Belchamp countryside, Smeetham Hall Barn dates back to the 16th century and has been transformed into one of the top wedding venues in Essex. Set against a stunning rural backdrop and within breathtaking gardens, complete with a willow bordered lake, this venue is sure to provide beautiful wedding photographs for you to treasure forever.  

The Barn is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and it offers the perfect, country setting for making your vows followed by your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. We offer either a package at amazing prices or, if you would like a little more flexibility with your menu, you may choose the ‘venue-only’ hire.  You can then choose one caterer from our list of six.

We are also very happy for you to provide your own alcohol and soft drinks for the day. The caterers will serve these for you and there is NO corkage charge, allowing you total freedom to choose your favourite tipples without the worry of extra costs!

The Barn, for a Saturday wedding, is available to you from 9am on the Friday until midday on the Sunday.

The Barn has a large dancefloor with the bar close by!  

Smeetham Hall Barn is a wonderful wedding venue for all seasons (the Barn and the marquee are heated to an ambient temperature) and can accommodate small, intimate weddings or more extravagant celebrations of up to 150 guests for the wedding breakfast.   

While the venue boasts a truly stunning countryside location, there are excellent transport links making it easy to travel to and from London, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Kent.

We understand how important your wedding day is and we are committed to doing everything we can to give you the day of your dreams.

• Beautifully restored 16th Century barn and marquee • No corkage charge • Ideal for summer and winter weddings • Licensed for civil ceremonies • Picturesque countryside setting • Flexible catering options

Facilities at Smeetham Hall Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome

Smeetham Hall Barn Reviews (304)

Thank you for all you did
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By Ann Norton mother of the groom, on 24 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Aug 2019

Dear Bridget, I just wanted to write and say thank you for all you did to make Will and Becky's wedding such a memorable day. Your help and advice was much appreciated and the way everyone pulled together to make the day go without a hitch was amazing. Smeetham Hall is a beautiful venue but your help was invaluable and I am glad you enjoyed the decorations and the personal touches that Will and Becky added. You are a perfect host for the venue and clearly love what you do. A wonderful, memorable day filled with love, affection and fun. Thank you so much.

Thank you is not enough!
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By Adam and Amanda Webster, on 14 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 03 Aug 2019

We would like to thank everyone involved in our wedding at Smeetham Hall Barn. Bridget and her team were absolutely amazing at helping us to have the wedding of our dreams and making us feel special. The communication before our wedding was perfect and everyone was on hand to support us while setting up and during our wedding day itself. The venue is truly stunning and had plenty of space for all our guests. Our guests were very complimentary about the venue - at least 3 couples from our guests had their wedding celebrations at Smeetham too! We would wholeheartedly recommend Smeetham Hall Barn as a wedding venue to anyone.

Bridget Hyde Parker, Owner at Smeetham Hall Barn responded to this review on 16/08/2019 13:53:03

Thank you, Adam and Amanda, for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure hosting your wedding - what a wonderful day it was! All best wishes to you both, Bridget

Thank you all so much
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By Mr & Mrs Holland, on 28 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Jul 2019

We had a great time yesterday - a huge thanks to Bridget and everyone at Smeetham for making it a perfect day. We couldn’t have wished for a better venue!

Thank you so much
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By Mrs Getley, on 10 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2019

I can not rate the venue or service highly enough! From the moment we stepped through the doors to view and our daughter falling in love with the venue to the big day, Bridget has supported throughout. The big day was so perfect, the gardens pristine with roses in full bloom, the barn gorgeous and the catering outstanding. Professional perfection to its best. I would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you once again for such a perfect day and a lifetime of memories

Thank you
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By Mrs Fran Arnold, on 31 May 2019Date of Wedding - 28 May 2019

Bridget, Wanted to just thank you and your staff again, in the cold light of day , for making Lianne and Arthur’s day such a comfortable and seamless affair. Everyone was very complimentary about the venue. There were a number of local parents of soon to be engaged sons/daughters present, who were very expressed with the venue so hopefully there will be a knock on effect Once again thank you so much, a great day !! Best wishes Fran Arnold Mother of the Bride 28th May 2019

Thank you
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By Mrs Bridget Conway, on 19 May 2019Date of Wedding - 18 May 2019

Beautiful venue with really helpful people dedicated to making your wedding special for you. DJ and catering in the package both great. Lots of personal touches and the freedom to do some of the scene setting yourself.

Thank you will never be enough
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By Mr & Mrs Aitken, on 03 May 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

Dear Bridget, What can we say?! Thank you will never be enough for our beautiful wedding at Smeetham Hall Barn on 20th April 2019. Everything was perfect and the day was more amazing than either of us ever hoped it could be. Thank you for being amazing with emails and so helpful from start to finish. Much love, Garry and Deborah Aitken

Amazing venue
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By Mr & Mrs Gary Aitken, on 22 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 20 Apr 2019

Amazing day, amazing venue, amazingly organised. Amazing wedding. We had the best day of our lives. Thank you smeetham xx

Best day of our lives
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By Mr & Mrs Luke Baker, on 20 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 30 Mar 2019

Hi Bridget Hope you are well? We just wanted to drop you a message and say a huge Thank you for everything you did for us to make our wedding day the best day of our lives!!!! We had the most amazing day and could not of wished for any better. All our guests haven't stopped complimenting on how beautiful the barn and grounds are and how amazing and attentive all the staff were. The food was absolutely delicious and Cyla from Splinters really did go above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of as well of our guests.

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By Mr & Mrs Quilter, on 24 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 23 Mar 2019

Dear Bridget We have enjoyed every single minute of planning at Smeetham Hall Barn. All of you have been so lovely and helpful, nothing was ever too much trouble. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with my spare time now!! Thank you again Bridget, you helped make our day the most beautiful with amazing memories that will last a lifetime xxxx

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By Mr & Mrs Wright, on 07 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Mar 2019

Dear Bridget It was a truly amazing day. Thank you so much for looking after us xx

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By Mr & Mrs Wright, on 07 Mar 2019Date of Wedding - 02 Mar 2019

Dear Bridget, It was a truly amazing day. Thank you so much for looking after us xx

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