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On since 2022

Last update: February 2024

Nestled on nine acres of enchanting grounds, Woodhall Manor is a truly magical wedding venue. Full of character and historic charm, this Elizabethan manor house is situated in Woodbridge, England, near the Suffolk Heritage Coast. This is a spectacular setting for your special day, where you can host an affair as intimate or as lavish as you've always dreamed.

Exclusively Yours

When you arrive at Woodhall Manor, you will be greeted by a stunning red brick façade that is dripping with ivy. This breathtaking backdrop will create an air of exclusivity and elegance from the very beginning of the event. From here, you can choose between indoor and outdoor spaces for your ceremony and wedding breakfast. Inside, you will find a Tudor-style dining room with exposed beams and large French windows. Outside, you can wander to the walled garden, where your occasion will be surrounded by verdant foliage and brick archways.

Services Offered

The staff at Woodhall Manor are experienced in helping to create weddings that suit all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. Whatever your vision is for the big day, they will bring it to life. The venue is licensed for civil ceremonies both indoors and outdoors, and you will have exclusive access to the property throughout your stay. The manor is also open year-round, meaning you can throw either a spring celebration or a winter wedding, depending on your preferences. After the festivities, you and your loved ones are welcome to the 12 opulently-designed bedrooms. Here, you can relax together and soak in the romance of the centuries-old mansion.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Asian wedding
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for Woodhall Manor

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244 reviews
100% recommend it
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Natalie F. Sent on 06/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue and amazing support

Our day could not have been more perfect! Woodhall manor is just stunning and the support through the day was excellent. Jacqueline and Jade made sure everything run as smoothly as possible and the venue/staff were very attentive.
Tina N. Sent on 02/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous wedding day

We held our wedding at Woodhall in January 2023 and could not have asked for a lovelier venue. The staff were very friendly and helpful, everyone commented on how great the food was and how much they liked the accommodation. Beth was very organised both prior to and on the actual day, everything ran to schedule which was fantastic, we did not have to worry about anything. It was so nice having the use of the whole venue and ending the night with friends and family in the Rock Bar was just perfect. Would definitely recommend.
Howe Sent on 28/04/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wedding 23/04/23

We felt at ease with woodhall manor, the food was excellent. The venue was perfect, Beth coordinated our big day and was brilliant, she answered all of our queries. The room we stayed in was lovely, our guests loved it. Five stars definitely!
Keira G. Sent on 11/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue!

We had our wedding day at Woodhall Manor in November 2022 and genuinely had the most perfect day imaginable, in the most stunning venue we could hope for.

Firstly, a big thanks to our wedding coordinator Beth, she was absolutely fantastic. She helped us organise the wedding while we were abroad and was always there to answer any questions we had. Beth relieved any of our stresses on the day, we can't believe how smoothly everything went and how chilled out she was! The staff at Woodhall made sure we had a few moments to ourselves during the day and there were so many moments where we turned to each other in disbelief at how perfectly everything was going. We were really able to enjoy the day in a truly stunning venue that has so many picture opportunities - even in November!

We would also love to say a huge thank you to Steve, the Woodhall chef and the rest of the kitchen staff. They crafted us an incredible fully vegan menu which far surpassed our expectations. Our guests absolutely loved the vegan dishes, some not even believing us! We are blessed to have had them work so hard on such a special menu for us, we never imagined we would find somewhere not only accommodating but so creative in making tasty dishes.

The Manor itself is stunning, set within beautiful fields and quaint gardens. We loved way we had access to every part of the manor with so many areas available, it is set out perfectly for each part of the day. We particularly loved the charming ballroom where we had the wedding breakfast and the stunning completely renovated evening area which has a modern Gatsby vibe - we accidentally matched this to our theme of green and gold!

There really is nothing we wish was different or anything we would change. We couldn't have had a more perfect day and will be forever grateful for Woodhall and everyone who works there for providing us the most special day we could ever ask for.
Louise B. Sent on 19/11/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Our beautiful November wedding

We had a magical 24 hours at Woodhall Manor in November for our wedding day. We wanted a smaller ceremony and afternoon tea for all the guests who would stay overnight in the Manor, with a larger party starting in the early evening with a hog roast and DJ.
Woodhall Manor was the perfect venue for this and Jacqueline and her team made this work perfectly.
The day couldn't have been any better, and all our guests have commented on how beautiful the venue was, how lovely the food was, and for those who stayed overnight, what a treat it was.
Thank you for giving us the best start to our married life and helping us to create those special memories with family and friends.
Margaret L. Sent on 12/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Totally amazing

Held our wedding here. A ‘mature couple’ so have experienced many weddings in all types of venue. Initial visit was to an open day when we not only fell in love with the look of the venue, but was impressed by the can do attitude of everyone we spoke with. At every stage the planning was stress free. The day ran seamlessly thanks to Beth our wedding manager and the rest of the team.
There is a lovely well appointed room for the bridal party to get ready in. We were well looked after during the morning. Bacon rolls and Prosecco plus endless pots of tea and coffee.
All our guests commented on the friendly and professional service. Canapé on the terrace we’re delicious. Dinner was beautifully presented and tasted fabulous. “ The best wedding food we’ve ever had” was voiced by many of the guests. The ‘street food’ evening menu was equally well received.
The room for evening disco has a real nightclub feel. We supplemented this with a casino (supplied by Red & Black- brilliant).
Lovely overnight accommodation followed by a hearty high quality breakfast was the perfect finale.
N.B. Cashless venue
I ensured all our guests were aware it was a cashless venue, so it was not a problem.
Woodhall gave us the perfect day. I have no hesitation in recommending this venue. Big thank you to each and every member of the staff.
Penny P. Sent on 14/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The most Perfect Day

We literally don't have enough words to convey how grateful we are to the whole team at Woodhall Manor - they went above and beyond to make our day completely unforgettable!
Our WEM Jacqueline, Federica, Helen, Jade and Alesha, along with the entire wait & kitchen staff, everyone was SO friendly, hospitable and couldn't do enough to make sure us and our guests were having the time of our lives.

The food was INCREDIBLE - if you get to try the Braised Beef Cheeks, they are 10/10! From start to finish, through the planning meetings, the Taster Day and organising all the details and suppliers, they have made our wedding day truly the best day of our lives, and we are endlessly grateful to each and every single one of them.

Do not hesitate to go and visit Woodhall Manor - exclusive use, amazing bedrooms, beautiful atmosphere and simply the best wedding venue I've ever been to. You will never regret organising an event here, 100%.
Hayleigh Sent on 11/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect venue for your wedding!

We got married on 17th February at Woodhall and it really was the best day of our lives! The sunshine came out and Woodhall Manor was the perfect venue for our special day.
Jacqueline was our WEM and we can’t thank her enough for everything she did before and during our wedding. She was always at the end of the phone or on email and noted everything we wanted to be included on our day. So many of our guests fell in love with the venue and couldn’t stop talking about the food! The food was incredible and they even adapted the menu to cater for our guests with allergies. The staff that worked on our day were fantastic!
Woodhall Manor is THE place to get married! Once you visit, you’ll fall in love!
Hollie C. Sent on 29/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding Wedding Venue

My husband and I got married here on the 6th April and the day was fantastic from start to finish! The staff were incredible, so polite and always there if you needed something! Big shout out to our wedding coordinator Beth, from planning our wedding to running our day Beth was outstanding! We 100% recommend Woodhall Manor, the lead up to the wedding and the planning is great, cater to any of your needs or wants! Communication by telephone or email is great, always reply by the next day! The food was delicious, all my guest said how nice the food was.
Accommodation was outstanding, the rooms are all beautiful and worth it with breakfast the next day included which was also delicious!!
So we would 100% recommend this venue!!
Molly O. Sent on 05/11/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue - Can't Recommend Enough

Woodhall Manor was the perfect venue for my husband and I's wedding (approx 40 people). It was the perfect size to feel as if we were at the best house party ever and the staff at the venue couldn't do enough for us on the day, they were all wonderful, professional and incredibly organised.

The fact that everything happens under one roof (ceremony, reception, food, drinks, decorations, accommodation) and the fact that they assigned us a dedicated wedding co-ordinator (Beth, who was a superstar) took so much of the stress out of the day and everyone was remarking on how relaxed we seemed in the run up to the wedding!

The food was delicious, the decorations were beautiful and the accommodation itself is gorgeous, with options to facilitate every need (including the need to bring furry friends).

We had the best day ever thanks to Woodhall Manor and we cannot recommend them enough!
Aisha B. Sent on 04/11/2022
2.8 out of 5 rating

Not recommended for dry hire

The venue is beautiful and we had really high hopes for our wedding. However, having booked the venue as dry hire, in order to be able to have our own catering, we unfortunately encountered many issues which was such a shame as we had read so many positive reviews. The wedding planners who we were communicating with were inconsistent and we were getting different responses from different people about things that did and did not come under the price we had paid. It led to a lot of confusion, false promises and disappointment when it came to finalising our plans. The venue were very insistent on honouring the dry hire and as a result, we’re not forthcoming in supporting us on the day as much as we would’ve hoped, and on top of this we were informed on the day that we had to clear the bridal suite by a certain time during the wedding dinner, which we had not planned for considering it was an Asian wedding with a changeover and heavy outfits/jewellery etc. This subsequently led a vital suitcase being misplaced due the rush of packing up everything from the suite. It did not allow me to change my outfit as I had hoped and instead led me on an hour hunt for a suitcase locked up in the bridal suite, which I had hoped would’ve been, as promised, reserved for our use. I was in distress towards the end of my night as a result of this and looking back, it was a such a waste and time I just cannot get back again.

We have not received any compensation for the above failings despite being clear with the venue about our concerns and for this reason, I do not recommend the venue for booking especially for dry hire use. It is apparent that the venue would struggle to cope with anything other than what they have planned and executed themselves within their own packages and with their own suppliers.
Rhianna D. Sent on 05/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning surrounding and incredible team

From the very start, when Jacqueline showed us around the gorgeous manor and grounds, we were extremely looked after. We had our heart set on a late Summer wedding, and after Jacqueline's confidence and supportive advice, we chose a date that left only 5 months to organise absolutely everything. At every step of the process, whether it was food, decorations, registrars or accommodation, Jacqueline was a hugely appreciated fountain of knowledge! It was and will be the best day of my life. All of our guests remarked on how organised the day was, and that certainly was not down to me. Jacqueline has a unique gift of putting everyone at ease around her whilst keeping the excitement alive with her infectious positivity. We genuinely wouldn't of been able to have such a wonderful day if it wasn't for the staff at Woodhall Manor who worked extremely hard to deliver such an incredible day.
Clare M. Sent on 22/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely perfect!

We got married here in a small ceremony in 2020 and then had our ‘big day’ here in 2022. Both days were absolutely perfect. The venue is stunning, the staff were so helpful and the food was fantastic. Thank you!
Chelsey S. Sent on 22/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives

Our wedding day could not have been more perfect and the lead up to it was sensational. The support we had was incredible from start to finish. Absolutely stunning venue and amazing service. We loved every minute of our day and would do it all again in a heart beat.
Zoe Sent on 05/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!!!

The whole process from when we first booked our wedding to the actual wedding day was so easy and the stress free!!
We honestly had the most perfect day, the staff were amazing (special thanks to Charlotte) and the venue itself is just beautiful. All our guests were so complementary of the manor and it’s grounds. Highly recommend.
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Steph & Grace
29 photos · 28/11/2022
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25 photos · 01/11/2022
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27 photos · 29/04/2022
Jasmine & Shaun
40 photos · 18/12/2021



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