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On since 2021

Last update: June 2024

Located outside Fressingfield near Framlingham in Suffolk, The Sancroft Barns is a wedding venue for those seeking to wed or celebrate in England's fabulous East Anglian countryside. This lightly renovated Barn venue combines both rustic features with a classic heritage exterior that is essential for a celebration that will live long in your memory. With a plethora of indoor character and outdoor event space available, The Sancroft Barns can host the wedding of which you've always dreamed – with a dry-hire venue you get a blank canvas and flexibility to create your very own special day. With lovely panoramic views of the countryside, this setting provides an idyllic romantic atmosphere.

Facilities and Capacity

You and your loved one can kickstart your day by tying the knot either in the gorgeous Tudor Barn (seats 115, licensed for 125), which is complete with massive wooden beams, vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls and more, or outside in the glorious sunshine or shade of the trees. After your ceremony (whether it is here or at a nearby church or registry office) you and your guests can make their way to the stunning courtyard or farmyard for a splendid drinks’ reception. Here, you can chat and mingle with friends and family, sip on drinks of your choice, and admire the beauty of the buildings and venue. You will probably follow this with a delicious wedding feast in the Stackyard Marquee, using a caterer of your choice. This expansive area can accommodate your entire guest list (plus a few more as it seats 135) and can set the tone for your magical day. A night of laughter and dancing can then unfold back in the Barn with music and stunning light-show. There is space for seated guests, a bar, dance floor, and live entertainment or disco again of your choice. With the option for smaller (or winter) weddings of using only the Barn (up to 50) or having a giant marquee in the paddock (200+), you can perfectly tailor your exact requirements around the venue.

Services Offered

Upon booking your big day at The Sancroft Barns, the venue staff will be on-hand to ensure that everything runs smoothly. But being a dry-hire venue, you have the freedom to work with all outside suppliers to best match your specific requirements. The venue staff can advise you in the complete setup of the venue, which you will then transform into the venue of your dreams for this very special day.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Tipis and yurts

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for The Sancroft Barns

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Mikayla D. Sent on 10/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

the most amazing wedding

Thank you so much to Jeremy and Rachael and the team for helping us make our wedding day so special, everyone loved the venue and praised it so heavily and it was exactly what I was looking for for our wedding! The Sancroft Barn crew were so responsive and lovely during the planning process and made everything so smooth for us and our vendors. Everyone had a great time and was happy not to have to go too far after all the celebrations to get some sleep! Everything on offer from the venue itself was so useful, and being able to pick our own vendors made the day so special and unique to us! I also really appreciated having the list of vendors trusted by the venue shared with us to have a head start in finding people to make the day special. 🩷 thanks again for helping our vision come true and hosting the most perfect day, Mikayla and Sam
Sophie T. Sent on 28/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect wedding venue

Matt and I got married at the Sandcroft Barns on the 25th May 2024. We choose the venue as it fitted our requirements these being mainly flexibility and versatility, the day and venue did not disappoint. Providing us and our guests with the most laidback, fun, stress free but professional wedding. The barn itself has been beautifully restored and makes for the most stunning backdrop for photos. The grounds are perfect for camping and also offer picture perfect settings. Jeremy and his family were amazing from the first contact, nothing was ever to much trouble and they made sure the day ran smoothly, effortlessly without us even noticing. We had so many comments about the venue and the way it was run, so high praise for Jeremy and his “team” We would highly recommend The Sandcroft barns for anyone getting married or even wanting to hold a party or event, we will definitely be having parties here in the future.
Matt and Sophie
Dan C. Sent on 30/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dan & Amy’s Wedding

We had been looking about for a barn venue for ages and we were recommended Sancroft Barns.
As soon as we saw the venue we booked straight away as we both fell in love with the rustic barn look.
Jeremy & Rachel were amazing and we couldn’t have been happier with what they did for us.
Nothing was too much trouble and everyone loved the barn.
We loved the way we were able to plan our wedding in the amazing barn just how we liked it.
A day we will never forget and we thank you for helping make it a special day for everyone.
Sophie D. Sent on 02/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful owners and a brilliant venue

We planned our wedding party at the Sancroft Barns (which we’d had to postpone numerous times due to covid) from Bangkok without having visited the venue, which could have turned out to be a complete disaster! But our experience couldn’t have been further from it. The barn is beautifully restored in gorgeous rural Suffolk but the best thing about it is Jeremy, Rachel and their team. They couldn’t have been more helpful, flexible or accommodating right from the first enquiry I sent to them. They were completely unflappable on the day of the event when storm Anthony hit - we were camping in bell tents at the venue and they offered us their guest room inside the farmhouse to get ready, met our guests with umbrellas in the car park, had a basket of towels ready and really had everything covered too in terms of a wet weather plan. We really felt that they bought into the spirit of our party too and helped make it a brilliant afternoon and evening. I wholeheartedly recommend the venue, especially if you want to avoid the cookie cutter wedding venue conveyer belt - they are the opposite of this but still utterly reliable and professional. We’ll be forever grateful to them for hosting our wedding party and ensuring it was just as we wanted.
Charlotte S. Sent on 28/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect wedding venue

Jeremy & Rachel were amazing I cannot fault them!! Made everything so easy to sorting so much out for us! I cannot thank them enough and cannot recommend them highly enough, the day ran smoothly thanks to them and their venue is beautiful!! A real gem of a venue hidden in Suffolk which is really worthy of being so reckognised! Thanks again for all your hard work and efforts to make our day so so special
Dan F. Sent on 16/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A wonderful experience at The Sancroft Barns

We couldn’t have found a better place to have our wedding celebration. Jeremy, Rachael, and their team were unbelievably helpful throughout the whole process. There was ample room for our guests, a self-contained catering tent and kitchen, along with more than enough room for a stage, band and dancefloor inside. The surrounding grounds and barn itself are beautiful, which provided an amazing backdrop in wedding photos. We couldn’t recommend this venue more! Thank you Jeremy & Rachael!
Kate S. Sent on 12/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect venue

Tom and I got married at Sancroft this year and it was perfect!
From start to finish Jeremy and Rachel were incredibly helpful. No random request was too much work (even when Tom suggested he might sky dive into the wedding!) and they were easily contactable. They were full of local recommendations for food/drink/accommodation. You can really sense their enthusiasm for other peoples happiness, treating you as individual not just a client. It was a really nice touch having them around for the celebrations, mixing with our guests and generally having fun!
The venue was beautiful; great balance of indoor and outdoor space - exactly what we wanted! We were really lucky with the weather but even if the heavens had opened, it would have still been gorgeous.
We highly recommend Sancroft Barns, whatever your occasion!
Olivia Sent on 13/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue

Myself and my husband got married at the Sancroft Barns in July 2022, it was the most perfect day and we loved every second of it! During the lead up nothing was too much trouble, the venue were more than happy to accommodate varies queries and questions and multiple visits beforehand.

Again following the theme of nothing being too much trouble, the day ran completely seamlessly - it had has such a lovely relaxed vibe, which many of our guest picked up on and complimented. Jeremy and Rachael went above and beyond, getting fully involved in helping with the running of the day which was amazing.

We loved that we could choose our own suppliers and weren't restricted to a certain list like many venues, anyone being put off by a 'DIY' venue I would seriously consider it, I was worried it may be a lot of effort arranging everything but it really wasn't and I would definitely do it again and recommend to other couples, so you can make the day completely as you want it!

We chose to glamp in the paddock and again anyone on fence about this I would highly recommend it, our guests loved it as well and it was lovely to wake up in the morning with friends and family so the celebrations felt a little longer.

We were extremely lucky with the weather and had some beautiful pictures taken in the grounds.

We hired 2 air bnbs very close to the venue for the night before the wedding to get ready separately with our bridesmaids and groomsmen, there were plenty to choose from and also for guests travelling to the areas who didn't fancy the glamping.

We would highly recommend the venue and hosts to anyone!
Emily W. Sent on 09/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A magical Day

Our wedding at Sancroft barns was so amazing, such a beautiful venue and our day was just perfect.
Jeremy and Rachael and the family were brilliant and made the day and process absolutely seamless, they couldn't do enough to help out wherever possible. Also the lead up to the wedding was fantastic from allowing you to view the barn for ideas to instantly answering many questions we threw at them.The hire companies they also suggest to use,for us,were brilliant and between sancroft and said companies made hiring and getting everything there,as and when very easy.Most of which was there ready and waiting for us before we even knew it as they keep in contact with sancroft as well as us. Somehow they made it feel like the most laid back day going, (probably wasn't for them),which I expect alot of couples getting married can't say and everything flowed exactly as we hoped. We had so many people say it was the best wedding they'd been to which says alot in itself. Thank you so much for a beautiful and perfect day.

Chris & Emily - 19th August 2023
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