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The Bell Hotel, Thetford

Thetford, Norfolk View map Visit website
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Menus from £35
6 to 100 Guests


The Bell Hotel, Thetford, is a historic wedding venue situated in Thetford, Norfolk, in East Anglia, England. This enchanting hotel was once a charming tavern that dates back to the fifteenth century. Its traditional exterior and refurbished modern interiors set the tone for celebrations steeped in relaxed refinement. The welcoming events staff delights in bringing couples’ dreams to life, creating the perfect backdrop, and providing excellent customer care from start to finish.

Facilities and Capacity

The Bell Hotel, Thetford has a capacity for up to 100 guests. From civil ceremonies and intimate gatherings to lavish receptions, there is something for everyone at this characterful destination. Civil ceremonies are held in the main ballroom, an elegant space characterised by tasteful decor, authentic architectural details, and ambient lighting. Wedding breakfasts and evening parties are hosted in this space also, with ample space for dancing after dinner. The staff supplies chair covers and wedding guest books if required. The resident DJ can provide musical entertainment if required, or you can select a performer of your choosing. This is a wheelchair-accessible venue with ample parking on-site and permission for traditional confetti. You can bring your four-legged VIP guests along for the occasion as this is a pet-friendly hotel that welcomes dogs with open arms.

Services Offered

An in-house wedding coordinator will be by your side to plan every detail of your day. They offer a range of all-inclusive packages that consist of catering and beverage solutions and can be tailored to suit your requests. From buffet service to formal plated meals, the catering personnel will see to it that your tastes and preferences are accommodated. A seasoned Master of Ceremonies is on hand to oversee the smooth running of events, from announcements and introductions to welcoming guests upon arrival.


There are 46 ensuite guest rooms at The Bell Hotel. Decorated in a lavish, classic style that is in keeping with the venue’s history, these bedrooms are ideal for restful overnight stays and relaxing mini-breaks. There are suites and superior rooms available, with the option of four-poster beds in some instances. From this location, you can explore local attractions and heritage sites such as the Dad’s Army Museum, Thetford Priory, and Lynford Arboretum.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Pub or Restaurant
Civil Ceremony Licence
Large Hotel

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

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:


Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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    Beautiful Venue

    We got married at The Bell hotel on 15th September 2018. We chose a wedding package that included a glass of fizz & canapès on arrival, 5 course breakfast dinner & use of the venue for our whole day & night. And it was absolutely perfect from start to finish.

    It really was a day to remember and every one of our guests commented on how amazing the venue looked, how delicious the food was and how great the service was.

    A massive thank you needs to go to Brigitte for helping us plan & organise our day, Marlon for helping us get everything set up (& serving us & our guests until the early hours!!!) And Rachel for being my go to lady whenever I needed assistance or reassurance. The whole team did an amazing job and really pulled together to help make our day just how we wanted it. The chefs should be extremely proud of themselves - the meal was to die for & the evening buffet was just as amazing too.

    It's difficult to explain in words just how excellent our big day was and everyone at The Bell should be extremely pleased with themselves for everything that they achieved. Thank you all so much xx

    The Bell Hotel, Thetford's reply:

    It was a pleasure from start to finish.

    A very special day for a lovely couple that made my job an absolute joy.

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