“One of the most stunning wedding venues in the world” – VOGUE
Butley Priory is a Grade I listed former gatehouse, now a privately-owned luxury wedding and events venue in Suffolk, with four newly refurbished bedrooms and additional farmhouse and cottage accommodation for up to 40 guests. Surrounded by woodland, close to the pretty market town of Woodbridge and with the Suffolk coast on its doorstep. Butley Priory is situated just two hours from London and 90 mins from Stansted.
An exceptional boutique venue, perfect for smaller, luxury weddings or add a tipi for larger, festival-style celebrations – all expertly coordinated by the most friendly and professional team. Stay for two nights, become a part of Butley’s history and immerse yourself in the character, curiosity and glorious surroundings of this enchanting family home.
Yours exclusively, enjoy an exceptional drive through the forest which leads you to Butley Priory, appearing majestically as the jewel in Suffolk’s crown.
The Great Hall, with its vaulted ceiling and magnificent stonework, is the most exquisite intimate space for your ceremony while the South Garden provides an enclosed setting with the perfect backdrop for your drinks reception. Up on the first floor, you’ll discover four of the most romantic bedrooms, furnished with pretty fabrics, four poster beds and roll top baths – all with views of the surrounding Suffolk countryside.
Seating up to 80 guests for dinner, the space is once again magically transformed for the evening celebrations, where you’ve discovered the Priory makes for the best party house ever! Wait until your guests discover our secret bar…
Just a short walk away, our luxury Georgian farmhouse sleeps an additional 24 guests in twelve bedrooms, and our very cute Priory cottage sleeps up to 6.
If you’re seeking a beautifully intimate, light and airy venue steeped in history for your celebration, Butley Priory has it all in abundance. With the help of our professional and friendly team, you’ll be expertly guided from start to finish, ensuring your day is every bit as wonderful as you imagined.
Butley has ground floor accessible toilets. It does not have accessible bedrooms or disabled access to the first or second floors across any of our three properties.
Up to 80 guests.
When you choose to book Butley Priory for your wedding, we'll make an introduction to our catering team where you'll be able to discuss your menu. We prefer that each couple has the option to create something entirely personal and bespoke for their day. Allow our chef to guide you with the best locally-sourced, seasonal produce available for your wedding date, ensuring a delicious and memorable feast for your guests.
We have a choice of drinks packages for you and we've partnered with a local wine supplier who can help you create a more bespoke selection. If you prefer to supply your own, we also offer a corkage option.
- Arrival 2pm (Guest bedrooms from 4pm)
- Departure 11am
We absolutely do! Up to two dogs to attend your wedding day along with a responsible, designated carer.