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The Bull Hotel is a wedding venue located in Long Melford, Suffolk in the south east of England. Full of history and character, the property is located in the quintessentially English village of Long Melford, the ideal setting for a stunning wedding. This cosy venue was originally built in 1450 and established as a hotel in 1580. Serving guests for centuries, you can rest assured that this establishment will bring your vision to life for memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Facilities and Capacity

You'll arrive at the Bull Hotel to notice its traditional timbered exterior, which is a beautiful indication of what lies inside. This hotel can accommodate up to 120 guests for day time wedding and an additional 30 for an evening reception. The venue's interior boasts massive wood columns and beams, stunning fireplaces, carvings, and period furniture, with some original features still intact. A beautiful courtyard provides you and your guests with an outdoor setting to dine and dance the night away. The well-appointed interior features plenty of natural light during the daytime and a warm ambience in the evening. The hotel has 25 guest rooms, ideal for out-of-town guests, in addition to a full restaurant and bar, serving traditional pub fare and delicious drinks.

Services Offered

The Bull Hotel offers a number of packages to best meet the needs and budget of your big day. These packages may be all-inclusive, making planning easy but they can also be customised to your specifications. You can choose from a wide range of mouthwatering menu items and wine pairings for the perfect wedding breakfast. Seated dining is available for formal celebrations and their hot and cold buffets can be setup for more casual events. The hotel's dedicated wedding coordinator makes every effort to bring your wedding vision to life and helps to ensure a smoothly run gathering. This property is licensed for civil ceremonies, and they can accommodate evening entertainment such as live bands or DJs. On-site parking makes the venue conveniently accessible to your guests.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Pub or restaurant

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Bull Hotel

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Bryony O. Sent on 18/04/2023
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Just the perfect day, faultless.

Polly was so professional from start to finish, she dealt with all our queries and put up with my emails, phone calls and meetings with a smile on her face and a coffee. Gary, Will and the lovely staff on the day were just the best. The great food and service were commented on by all the guests, we have nothing but praise for this lovely venue.
Jess Sent on 14/05/2019
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Perfect Day

We had our wedding here on 27th April, it was the most perfect day!! All our family and friends were well looked after, as were we. Gary is such a friendly man and helped us out in any way he could, the day went so smoothly. Such a beautiful old building with a lot of character. I stayed here for two nights and the rooms were lovely and breakfast was delicious and freshly cooked!
Carol Sent on 14/05/2019
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Renewal of Wedding Vows

Gary, Soo and all of the team managed our celebration in a professional and friendly manner. They catered for 40 guests very efficiently. The 3 course meal was beyond expectations, with all guests enjoying the meal. This is the second major celebration the Bull Hotel has organised for us, and we can't wait for the 3rd! The Bull is a beautiful building which makes a magical setting for celebrations. Thank you very much for making our wedding vow renewal a very special occassion
Laura Sent on 14/05/2019
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Winter Wedding

We recently had our wedding at The Bull and couldn’t have been happier. The food and service were both fantastic and the day went perfectly. All of our guests commented on the beautiful venue and friendly staff. We also booked the majority of the rooms within the hotel and nothing was too much trouble, including the early check in’s we had requested for several members of the wedding party. We will have very fond memories of The Bull for years to come and very much look forward to visiting again soon
Lauren Sent on 14/05/2019
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Family Wedding

Visited the bull for my daughters wedding on Sunday 27 may and what a great venue. We also booked several rooms and they were very nice. Gary and his wonderful staff looked after us all incredibly well and nothing was too much trouble. We were blessed with wonderful weather which made it even better. We all met up for breakfast the following morning which was lovely. Although ours was the third consecutive wedding of the weekend nothing was under par and everything went like clock work. The meal was amazing as was the disco. Thank you to all the staff for making my daughter's and son in law day so very special
Hayley Sent on 20/01/2019
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Perfect day!

We had our reception at the Bull in May 2018 it was the most amazing day,Gary and the team did everything possible to make sure our day was perfect and I wish we could do it all over again it is truly a fantastic venue and it looked beautiful
Debbie Sent on 14/05/2019
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Fantastic Wedding

We had our wedding here a couple of weeks ago and it was Amazing, the venue looked fantastic and the staff were friendly and helpful, Gary did a great job and nothing was too much trouble, the drinks were always topped up and our wedding breakfast was delicious equally the bbq buffet in the evening too. Was a lovely touch sending guests who were staying in the hotel a breakfast invite so we could all have breakfast together the following morning as well, everything went so smoothly and we couldn’t have asked for more would highly recommend this venue.
Nat Sent on 14/03/2019
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Thank you

Over all was a lovely day, the bull hotel did everything for us. Was really organised and well planned.
Sarah Sent on 14/03/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Most amazing time

Me and my husband met at the bull hotel so seemed only right we got married there and what an excellent choice it was,

Our day was perfect the staff bent over backwards to accommodate all our needs, the food was delicious!!!!

Totally recommend the bull hotel!
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