Otley Hall

Otley Hall is a Grade I listed 15th-century, moated Tudor Hall set within 10 acres of beautiful English gardens. Just two hours' drive from London and on the doorstep of Suffolk's scenic coastline, Otley Hall is an exceptionally romantic venue.
  • Indoor furniture for your wedding ceremony and reception
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • Use of the Oak Room in the Hall for getting ready
  • Exclusive hire for your wedding day, with access to set up in the afternoon before your wedding day
  • Onsite overnight parking for guests
  • Cake knife and table
  • Wooden easel for displaying table plans
  • In-house staffed evening bar (including evening glassware)
  • Natural colour 15m x 10.5m stretch tent (if required)

Not included:

  • Food and drink
  • Linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware hire
  • Outdoor furniture (for outdoor ceremonies and dining)
  • Overnight accommodation
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Need To Know
  • Ceremony Capacity : 50 - 80
  • Dinner Capacity : 80
  • Standing Capacity : 150
  • Licensed for Marriage : Yes
  • Catering : Preferred supplier
  • Bar : In-house
  • Accommodation : No
  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Pets Welcome : Yes
  • Late License : 11pm
  • Exclusivity : Yes
  • Disabled Facilities : Yes
Contact Details
Otley Hall
Hall Lane

The Setting

A captivatingly beautiful Grade I listed, moated Tudor Hall set within 10 acres of enchanting gardens and surrounded by serene Suffolk countryside.

As one of the oldest houses in Suffolk, Otley Hall has a magical, timeless atmosphere where the present is inextricably linked to the past. It is from here that Bartholomew Gosnold planned his voyages to establish the first permanent English settlement in North America, Jamestown. The Hall also has links to Sir Cardinal Wolsey, the Earl of Essex, Francis Bacon and Shakespeare.

The village of Otley is 9 miles from Ipswich by car, which offers direct rail services to London Liverpool Street in just over an hour.

The Vibe

Intimate, exclusive and enchanting.

Remaining a private family home today, only a handful of weddings are hosted at Otley Hall each year. Combined with its historic charm, fairytale backdrops and secluded countryside setting, Otley Hall is a truly one-of-a-kind venue for couples looking for somewhere extraordinary for their special day.

With a highly personalised and flexible approach, every wedding hosted at Otley Hall feels unique. Alongside the Hall’s extended team of talented suppliers, a personal wedding coordinator from the Hall will work with couples every step of the way to help bring their dream day to life.

Your Ceremony

The Hall has a number of stunning indoor and outdoor settings licenced for Civil Ceremonies. Overlooking the rose lawn, the atmospheric Great Hall with its original 16th century features is perfect for intimate ceremonies of up to 50 guests. For those looking to say ‘I do’ surrounded by nature, the thatched Summer House provides a magical backdrop for outdoor ceremonies. Larger ceremonies of up to 85 guests can also be held in the Hall’s charming oak-framed barn, Martha’s Barn.

Your Reception

Exclusively yours for the day, couples and their guests can enjoy all 10-acres of sensory gardens and make themselves at home in their very own historic hideaway. With vibrant borders, an Elizabethan knot garden, vine tunnel and a fabulous croquet lawn, the gardens provide endless romantic settings for drinks receptions, photographs and garden games.

Wedding breakfasts can either take place in either Martha’s Barn, which is full of character and can seat up to 80 guests, or Otley Hall’s stretch tent which boasts glorious garden views and is perfect for couples dreaming of dining al fresco. Couples are also welcome to hire their own marquee or tipi to be set up on the lawn opposite Martha’s Barn for larger receptions of up to 150 guests.

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