The Setting

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse offers a unique venue for your marriage or civil partnership ceremony and reception.

Gressenhall has a fascinating history – With its Georgian symmetry and distinctive red brick façade, the main building was constructed in 1776 as a House of Industry, to tend to the poor of the local parishes under one roof. As a Victorian Workhouse and then home for the elderly, Gressenhall has evolved over the centuries. Since 1976, it has been the museum of Norfolk Life.

The Vibe

Ceremonies are held in the atmospheric Old Chapel, with its decorative brick patterning, high leaded windows and wooden pews. This can accommodate ceremonies of up to 100 guests. For more intimate ceremonies, their Boardroom offers a grand location on a smaller scale. Set within the main museum building, The Boardroom can accommodate ceremonies of up to 40 guests.

If you are looking for something a bit different then the venue are able to offer duo-ceremonies in their gorgeous Centenary Wood, perfect for a magical woodland wedding.

After your ceremony your guests can enjoy the Museum’s extensive grounds and gardens, spread over 50 acres of Norfolk countryside, while the historic buildings and natural landscape provide interesting and unusual settings for your wedding photographs.

Located within the main courtyard, their 70 by 30 foot frame marquee can accommodate up to 200 guests for your reception. The marquee provides a blank canvas for you to personalise with your own creative ideas!

The team are pleased to offer a range of different packages and options to make your wedding day at Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse truly memorable.

The gallery’s quite special folks…