Price includes: Exclusive hire of Barns and their grounds over 3 days. Your choice of suppliers and no hidden charges.
Located close to the Suffolk / Essex border, the Barns are part of an ancient settlement at the end of a mile-long no through road and yet are easily accessible from the popular villages and market towns of Lavenham, Bury St Edmunds & Long Melford.
Together with the Church of St Peter & St Paul, Alpheton (and Alpheton Hall) they sit in approx. 25 acres of grounds surrounded by organic farmland often with sheep grazing nearby.
If you are looking for a ‘blank canvas’ venue where you can create your dream wedding but where all the practicalities have been taken care of, then this could be your ideal venue. All you need to add is your choice of suppliers and your creative flair.
Two separate but interlinked Barns provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding. Their beamed West Barn with edgy tin roof and stone floor is the perfect space for your ceremony whilst the impressive South Barn offers all the space you need for your wedding breakfast, Bar and entertainment. Caterers kitchens, smart WCs and a dedicated children’s room are included.
Guests can enjoy their Confetti garden (Arboretum) a drinks reception in the Wedding Garden and their Pizza oven courtyard for evening food whilst you have access to the wider grounds for photographs including Alpheton Hall gardens, medieval fish ponds and the green lane.
We are licensed for 250 guests but we suggest that we discuss your overall plans (for example your entertainment plans) prior to confirming numbers.
The layout of the Barns (twin aisles and bays) provides great flexibility so that we are equally suitable for smaller weddings, typically from 30 people although fewer could also work.
Yes, you are welcome to provide your own drink and are welcome to arrange for your caterer to serve it. Alternatively we can recommend local Bar services or you can choose your own provider. Our only requirement is that they should charge no more than local pub prices.
We do not have onsite accommodation although camping is an option in the warmer months.
The nearby and picturesque towns and villages of Sudbury, Lavenham, Long Melford and Bury St Edmunds offer a wide range of accommodation to suit all pockets, so why not encourage your family and guests to enjoy a few days exploring the area. A number of options are listed on our website.
We provide all tables (choice of rectangular or round) Chiavari chairs (limewash) and children's high chairs. You will also have use of garden seating and marble topped garden tables in the wedding garden.
We have our own PA and sound system and full colour changing LED lighting. We recommend that any band or DJ bring their own systems but you are welcome to put your playlist through ours. The roof space in the South Barn is strung with thousands of fairy lights and there are more outside along the front of the Barn and in the Pizza Courtyard so that night time is magical!
We love a winter wedding (particularly New Year's Eve). The Barns are double skinned with a layer of cosy sheep's wool insulation and a very efficient heating system. One of the main heating pipes runs through the Pizza courtyard seating so that you can sit outside and eat Pizza even on a chilly evening (just add cushions and throws for extra cosiness). Should it snow we have a tractor and can pull you back up to the village if required!