You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which venue to hire for your wedding reception in Suffolk. You can choose to hold it in a pub or inn, in a hotel, in a restaurant or even in a barn!
Suffolk inns and pubs are fantastic for those of you hosting an intimate gathering of close friends and family, or for those of you on a budget. Most inns and pubs offer a menu of your choice, sit down or buffet style. Some fine examples are The Black Lion in Long Melford, the Pheasant Bar, restaurant and Borley Smokery in Gestingthorpe, and The Sorrell Horse Inn in Shottisham near Woodbridge.
For a more formal occasion, Suffolk hotels offer a wealth of choice, and are sure to have enough rooms available to conveniently sleep your guests some even offer a discounted over night stay for wedding parties. Two to look into are High Lodge in Saxmundham, an impressively large venue set within 100 acres of delightful countryside, and The Olde Bull Inn Hotel near Bury St Edmunds which is a truly tradition British Inn dating back 500 years with 14 boutique bedrooms.
If you want to treat yourselves and your guests to some of the best quality food or your reception meal , Suffolk restaurants are a great choice. You could opt for fine French cuisine at Maison Bleue in Bury St Edmunds ; dine aboard an ancient Dutch boat at Mariners, docked in Ipswich; or sample the exquisite European delights of the award-winning Case Restaurant with Rooms in Sudbury.
For a wonderfully unique Suffolk wedding reception with plenty of room for even the largest of parties, check out Suffolks wedding barns. Wedding Barns are impressive buildings located within beautiful countryside scenery, and are licensed to hold civil ceremonies. These venues are more than adequate to accommodate even the largest of gatherings. Check out Alpherton Hall Barns, Alpherton, one of the oldest timber-framed barns in the country, and the Wingfield Barns Art Centre, which contains a restored Grade II listed timber-framed barn originally built in 1537.