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Suffolk Libraries is a historic wedding venue in Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. This delightful property is conveniently located in the heart of Ipswich and is steeped in local history. The library was built in 1924 and features high vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, and oak wood bookshelves. This venue is perfect for couples seeking a historic wedding location with style, class, and sophistication. The dedicated team at Suffolk Libraries prides themselves on creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere and loves working with newlyweds to create their dream wedding.

Facilities and Capacity

Suffolk Libraries can cater to intimate weddings with up to 76 guests. The team offers the stunning Northgate Room of the library for wedding ceremonies and receptions. This magnificent space is 100 feet in length and features intricate coffered ceilings, warm lighting, and sumptuous décor. Famous literary figures from the past, including Geoffrey Chaucer, Francis Bacon, and Thomas Wosley, adorn the painted glass windows, adding to the rich sense of history and old-world feel. Guests will be delighted and impressed in equal measure by the cosy and inviting ambience of this elegant space. It provides the perfect setting for an unforgettable celebration with friends and loved ones.

Services Offered

The experienced wedding team at Suffolk Libraries offers a range of packages that can be tailored to each couple's needs. A dedicated wedding planner will ensure that the occasion runs smoothly and will cater to the client's every need. Catering is available in-house from a team of culinary experts who will create a menu to each couple's specifications. Alternatively, couples are free to use external caterers if they wish. There are numerous hotels and bed & breakfasts in the locality that can accommodate guests. Suffolk Libraries is easily accessible, has plenty of parking for guests, and has good disabled facilities.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
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Northgate Street, IP1 3DE Ipswich (Suffolk)
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