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The Garden Pavilion at Thursford

Fakenham, Norfolk View map Visit website

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The Garden Pavilion at Thursford is a stunning wedding venue located in beautiful countryside in picturesque North Norfolk. One of Norfolk’s newest wedding venues, the Garden Pavilion can seat up to 240 guests. The Garden Pavilion is spacious and airy and offers you the opportunity to host your wedding in as lavish or unassuming style as you wish. We are fully licensed for civil weddings or, alternatively, there is local church just confetti throw away.

The Garden Pavilion is situated in landscaped gardens featuring immaculate lawns and flowering borders. We have plenty of outdoor space so your guests can relax and enjoy the stunning panoramic views. Our traditional cottage style garden is the perfect place for romantic and intimate wedding photos.

The Garden Pavilion is the perfect canvas for your special day and our wedding team are on hand to make sure your every desire and wish is fulfilled. Often it’s the little things that make your wedding so unique to you, so whether its afternoon tea for all your guests, or taking a ride on Thursfords famous carousels and Gondola, our team can help you plan the perfect day to suite you.

The Garden Pavilion truly is the perfect Norfolk wedding venue for your unique and special day.

  • The Garden Pavilion is spacious and airy and offers you the opportunity to host your wedding in as lavish or unassuming style as you wish.
  • Whatever you need on your big day, we can help you with everything from planning, food, drink, flowers, to entertainment, music and magician...
  • We are fully licensed for civil weddings.
  • The Garden Pavilion at Thursford has the capacity to accommodate wedding receptions for up to 240 seated guests.
  • On request we can provide you and your guests exclusive access to our world famous carousel and Gondola rides.
  • Stunning traditional English Cottage style garden perfect for beautiful wedding photos.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Civil Ceremony Licence

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Pets Welcome
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    Nikita Married on 07/10/2017
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    Wow, what a venue!

    We have only positives to say about our incredible wedding venue... Everything about the wedding day was incredible from start to finish. Charlie and his team are amazing and we are truly so proud that we could have had our wedding at this venue. Everything was cleared up and nothing was too much trouble. We are so so grateful for all of the support and guidance from the team! We were treated so well, even when I was frantically emailing a few weeks before the big day. Every single guest said what a beautiful venue it is and how they wish they’d all knew about it when they got married. We will 100% boast about our day forever at this incredible place.
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    Rebecca Married on 09/09/2017
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    Fantastic Fun

    Thursford is a breathtaking venue for a wedding, we were absolutely delighted with everything. Charlie is very attentive and organised and made us feel relaxed from the initial meeting, the outside lights in the evening are just amazing and very romantic, we had many guests comment on this and they walked around the garden because it was just so beautiful, more than I actually expected it to be.
    The fairground was also amazing and so enjoyable, our guests certainly enjoyed themselves, definitely a fun addition to have and well worth it.
    A massive thank you to Charlie and his team for everything.
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    Rachel Married on 17/08/2017
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    So much more than we could have hoped for!

    'Our wedding at Thursford was so much more than we could have hoped for. All of the staff were amazing right from our first viewing, nothing was too much trouble, everything went smoothly and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Everything we wanted was taken care of.. We hadn't seen the garden all lit up at night before so it was magical for us to see too as well as our guests. Lots of our guests said it was the best wedding they had been to! We can't thank you enough for such a perfect day!'
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    Neil Married on 24/06/2017
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    supremely professional

    Charlie and his team at Thursford Garden Pavillion were supremely professional and helped to make our wedding day in June 2017 so special. From our initial meeting through to the day itself, the team were fantastic at communicating with us. We had a number of small detail changes in the run up to the day itself and Charlie was very accommodating to these. So many friends and family commented on the day how amazing the venue was and that the carousel rides had lent a fairytale edge to proceedings. The lighting in the trees outside the Pavillion in the evening were sensational and served to enhance the ambience inside. Normally tables have to be cleared away at wedding receptions I have been to to make room for a make shift dance floor, but at Thursford they have a beautiful dedicated dance floor with fantastic lighting again. Charlie showed great attention to detail, and when we arrived in our wedding car we were greeted by him personally with drinks and within 60 seconds all our guests were led to the funfair rides which were lit up and working. Everything ran so smoothly, leaving us to just enjoy the day. If you want the perfect wedding venue in Norfolk, and a team who will ensure your day goes without a hitch I would unreservedly recommend the team at Thursford Garden Pavillion. Thank you so much Charlie and the team for making our day so special. Neil & Crystal
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    Darren Married on 15/04/2017
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    Exceptional Customer Service

    We had the most amazing day and made some very special memories with a great bunch of people.

    We cannot thank Charlie enough for his involvement; he really made it such a special day for us. The whole team looked after our guests so well and I have had nothing but positive comments not only about the venue which is spectacular but about Charlie and his team.
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    Mathew Married on 16/02/2017
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    Perfect in Every Way

    We would just like to say a massive thank you to the Thursford Garden Pavilion team for an amazing Wedding. You were all very helpful and dealt with all our needs perfectly and in a very professional and friendly way, you all made the whole day run very smoothly and gave us the perfect venue and setting for our wedding. We honestly had an awesome day and we are 100% sure we made the right choice in choosing the Thursford Garden Pavilion for our wedding day.

    Once again thank you for all your help and leading up to the wedding and on the day itself.
    We will definitely be coming back to Thursford in the future with the girls and maybe even as guests at another wedding.
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    Hanna Married on 08/10/2016
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    Best day of our lives

    Thursford is a spectacular venue and and was the perfect location to get married. Charlie was great to work with in the lead up to the big day and always available to answer any questions (of which I had many!). We also found that our other suppliers had no problems with making arrangements at Thursford which meant no additional stress for us.

    It was great to have access the day before the wedding to ensure that everything was set up and ready and we were pleasantly surprised to find a number of extra finishing touches that Charlie thought would add that little bit more to the venue.

    The day itself could not have run any more smoothly – Charlie was always there to ensure everything was running to schedule and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. He was also very good at liaising with other members of the wedding party when we were busy and everyone found him to be approachable and accommodating. Nothing that was asked of him was too much!

    A number of our guests hadn’t been to Thursford before and couldn’t believe how gorgeous everything looked. It was particularly stunning for our evening guests who arrived after dark and got the full impact of the lights! It looked magical and our photographer got many shots that really captured the mood. We also had a great time on the carousel and gondola rides which were a real highlight of the day – many of our guests had been looking forward to these in particular and were not disappointed!

    All in all we would not have changed a thing about our wedding day as it really was perfect and I have no doubt that Thursford and Charlie in particular were big contributing factors!
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    Kay Married on 11/06/2016
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    Immaculate grounds and vintage rides

    I honestly don't know where to begin with praising the amazing staff and explaining just how truly perfect our wedding day was. We booked to have our reception at the Thursford Garden Pavilion just over two years from the date and from the moment we signed our contracts the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Being quite a perfectionist myself I knew very quickly exactly how we wanted our wedding and had a certain vision in my mind. I cannot praise Charlie, Emma and Chris enough for all their help, advice and replying to my many emails and phone calls.

    They were constantly polite and efficient and really could not do enough for us. Emma & Chris were absolutely brilliant the day before the wedding and went through everything with us. We felt more than comfortable to leave everything in their capable hands, nothing on the day was too much trouble.

    We viewed many venues before picking ’ THE ONE ’ it blew us away with its old English charm and not forgetting the Carousel which was a hit with young and old, their smiles told us everything.

    The day was truly amazing, everything ran just like clockwork. All our guests commented on the uniqueness of the venue and that they have never been to a wedding like ours before, a true fairy tale.
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    Stuart Married on 23/04/2016
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    Truly unique

    Thank you so much to Charlie and the team for making our special day perfect.

    From our meetings with Charlie at the planning stage to the day itself everything ran so incredibly smoothly, and that is a testament to him and the staff around him. Nothing was too much trouble, and they went above and beyond to be of assistance.

    All the guests commented how magical a venue it was, with several now keen to book it themselves.
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    Nick Married on 10/04/2016
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    Perfect pictures

    It is not every day you get to shoot at a brand new wedding venue, but this year was the first time I have been able to capture a wedding at the Thursford collection, or as its to be known to the wedding industry The Garden Pavilion. It certainly looks as though it could be one of the top wedding venues in North Norfolk. Brides and Grooms love to be unique and this is the perfect place for that.. Thursford just oozes unique features including its own steam collection and carousel. Away from the location of the Christmas shows sits The Garden Pavilion a wonderful marquee brimming with modern touches and still maintaining the classic wedding feel couples love.

    Becky and Ryan unfortunately were unable to get married in the secret garden due to the rain the night before, however Thursford offers a stunning old barn ceremony room as an alternative and it does not disappoint. The raised floor at the front of the barn allows all the guests a perfect view of the service. This was a fabulous wedding with two people very much in love everyone had an amazing day in a wonderful location.
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    Leanne Married on 02/02/2016
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    Friendly and fun staff in an amazing venue

    Thank you for everything on our big day we had a lovely time and everyone commented how beautiful the venue is and how friendly all the staff were.

    Our Thursford Wedding surpassed all expectations
    The venue was unique, perfect for celebrations
    With magical rides and a whirling of snow
    Our guests were so enchanted, as all the photo’s show!
    The day was fun and memorable
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    Were just beyond compare
    We loved the informality,
    The music and lighting too,
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    Really made our dreams come true!
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    Brenda Married on 03/10/2015
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    First class service

    From the moment we booked the venue nothing was too much trouble and on the day it was absolutely perfect.
    A wonderful wonderful day. So many people have been in contact with me to say how much they enjoyed themselves.
    I thought the Barn looked beautiful for the ceremony and as we walked out afterwards to the sounds of the organs playing it was magical. I have never seen so many happy smiling faces as I did of the guests in all their finery riding the Gondola and Carousel.
    The Pavilion was perfect for the large number of guests that we had and with sixteen tables we still had such a lot of space.
    How magical did it look outside in the evening with the lights in the trees.
    The final surprise for everybody was when the curtains opened for Tina and Andrew's first dance.
    I think I speak for everybody when I say we had a truly wonderful, amazing and happy day.
    Many thanks once again
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    John Married on 25/09/2015
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    A hidden gem

    "We are so pleased that we chose Thursford for Hazel and Mike’s wedding as it provided the perfect experience we’d hoped the day would be."
    Our guests were both surprised and delighted by the Carousel and Gallopers and the delight didn’t end there. The Marquee looked stunning,
    the gardens were perfect and as the day passed the twinkling fairy lights that illuminated the grounds completed that magical feel.
    Several guests also remarked how pleased they were to be surprised by the “reveal” of a whole dance-floor with band as they’d expected to
    be asked to clear tables away as they had at previous weddings.
    A special thanks are owed to Charlie and his staff who carried out our wishes efficiently and with charm and good humour. Nothing was too
    much trouble and it was so reassuring to have Charlie’s attention throughout, not overbearing, just there which mean’t we as hosts were able
    to relax and enjoy the day as much as our guests.
    As a near neighbour we look forward to seeing Thursford grow as an inevitable venue of choice for weddings in the future, we feel privileged to be one of the first.”
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    Martin Married on 01/08/2015
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    A new and inspirational venue

    Not only is the Garden Pavilion set in stunning surroundings with lovely photo backdrops, but the attentive nature of the staff ensured our special day went smoothly. Having Charlie's cheery responses and attentive nature helped both on the day and in the lead up.
    Nothing was too much trouble and having the freedom to decorate the pavilion as we wished meant my copious lengths of bunting could be hung beautifully. The large dance floor allowed guests to party with the band, while the directional sound system allowed those who wished, to talk without interruption. The perfect balance. We are privileged to have been 'Wedding 1' and see the Pavilion develop into the wonderful wedding reception it is.
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    Scott Married on 25/07/2015
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    An outstanding venue

    Thursford is a new and exciting venue and it was able to offer us what we wanted which was a mixture of the old with the new. So much care has been put into this new location for weddings that at times we had to pinch ourselves to make sure that we were not dreaming.

    Charlie was top notch and kept us on our toes during the planning part of the wedding and on the day of the wedding nothing was too much trouble for him and he made our guests feel welcome and comfortable. The guests were entertained by the rides on the gondola and carousel and by the slick service of the drinks after the ceremony. We were made to feel like one of the Cushing family which made the whole process so much easier as we felt that we could call up and ask any questions and this helped to reduce the pressure and stress of planning our wedding.

    In short this is a truly unique venue with so many unique photo opportunities and it will have your guests talking about your wedding for weeks and weeks afterwards.

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