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Wantisden Valley is a charming and unique venue for your wedding. Set in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk countryside, the venue enjoys a picturesque, private location for an unforgettable celebration. The venue boasts a variety of buildings to suit all of your wedding needs. There is also plenty of stunning outdoor space, perfect for your photographs or drinks.

The stunning Shepherd’s Cottage is an elegant 18th-century thatched building. The cottage sits on the edge of enchanting medieval woodland, overlooking extensive lakes. The space is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and intimate receptions with up to 40 guests. Inside the cottage, there is a cosy open log fire and original brick floor, perfect for a winter wedding. The enclosed garden and patio area outside offer the perfect private space for you and your guests.

Alternatively, The Mixing Barn is ideal for slightly larger occasions with between 40 and 170 guests. The space is also licensed to hold civil ceremonies. The Mixing Barn is attached to the Main Barn, which is ideal for large receptions with between 100 and 300 guests. The fully carpeted flint and brick barn has a marquee lining in the roof. The space is the perfect party setting with a large dance floor and licensed bar.

The Suffolk venue is located approximately 80 miles from North East London, 15 miles North of Ipswich and six miles from the A12. The venue also has ample parking.

  • Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and receptions in a beautiful, private Suffolk location
  • In the heart of the Suffolk countryside on the Heritage coast
  • A unique, colourful and exciting location for an unforgettable occasion
  • Several building available including an 18th-century cottage and a brick and flint barn
  • Large areas of grass, ideal for outside exhibitions and shows
  • Approx. 80 miles from the northeast of London, 6 miles off the A12 and 15 miles north of Ipswich.
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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Woodland and festival

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Leanne Sent on 21/01/2017
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The best day I could of asked for!

Had the most fantastic wedding here. The manager was brilliant and was very accommodating, and let us have how we wanted our dream day.Everything was perfect.
Sue Sent on 24/06/2007
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fantastic unique venue, with excellent service

we got married in the cottage, and had the most fantastic day, the staff do everything they can to help you, and are fairly relaxed about what you can do. The venue is fantastic, and the prices are very reasonable too. we liked it because it is so private, and so quiet well untill we got there An amazing place
Will Sent on 27/04/2007
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Fantastic venue and service!

A lovely venue made even better with the exceptional service we received! The manager "bent over backwards" to make our day very special indeed! We can't praise them highly enough!
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Wantisden IP12 3PQ Woodbridge (Suffolk)
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