Price includes: Exclusive use of the wedding venue courtyard buildings which include two large reception rooms, the ceremony room, toilets, a boudoir room and disabled toilets; hire of the courtyard marquee which comfortably seats up to 100 guests; full use of the 10 acres of gardens, woodland, and meadow which can also be used for an outside civil ceremony as part of a duo service; use of the courtyard kitchen and kitchen equipment for catering staff. Equipment includes two large fridges, freezer and a dishwasher; use of the fire-pit including supplying the wood required; setting-up and use of various garden games, if required; full day access, immediately prior to the wedding day, for set-up and morning access following the wedding day for collection of personal belongings; use of the rooms within the wedding venue for bridal preparations on the day of the wedding; meetings to assist with planning the details of the wedding day and providing recommendations for various suppliers, based on individual preferences; drafting a wedding day timing plan to assist with the co-ordination of suppliers and timings of the various elements of the wedding day; a flower consultation meeting with their in-house Florist and providing recommendations for styling and decoration ideas, if required; complimentary use of various items to assist with styling a wedding including, potted plants and trees, easels for table plans etc, wedding signage, vases, candles; use of the amplifier to link devices to play music for the wedding ceremony, wedding breakfast and evening reception if required; being a point of contact for suppliers and taking delivery and overseeing the collection of any items as required (e.g. tables and chairs, wedding cake, drinks etc); ceremony rehearsal meeting (civil ceremonies only) to include the wedding party who will be involved in the service so everybody is familiar with the order or events; overseeing events on the day including assisting guests with parking, meeting with the Registrars and giving directions for the ceremony, assisting suppliers upon their arrival etc; and assisting with packing away personal items ready for collection on the morning following the wedding day.
Swanton Morley House is located in the heart of the Norfolk countryside and the venue itself is set within 10 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland and meadow.
The gardens which change greatly with the seasons and turn from the calm silhouette of winter, to the freshness of spring, to the riot of summer colour and then to rich and warm autumnal tones are sure to make each wedding special and memorable to everyone involved. Extensive planting of evergreens over 100 hundred years ago, including azaleas, holly, yew, rhododendron and Portuguese laurel guarantees that the garden remains vibrant all year round providing almost endless opportunities for stunning wedding photography.
As the wedding venue is exclusively yours and with no set plans with regards to any aspect of your day, Swanton Morley House weddings are tailored to each couple. They start with a beautiful and elegant setting which then allows each couple to add their own style and details to make their day truly unique. With an “anything is possible” philosophy and contacts with the best local wedding suppliers, weddings at Swanton Morley House are relaxed and personal.
The former stable block makes up the wedding venue buildings and incorporates the ceremony room, sofa “chill-out” room, gallery room, kitchen, toilets; surrounding a Mediterranean style courtyard. All of the rooms have recently been fitted out to a very high standard and feature double height ceilings and exposed oak beams. The ceremony room provides seating space for up to 100 guests and has been decorated in a neutral palette allowing couples to add their own finishing touches.
The courtyard is covered by a bespoke centre poled marquee roof with the brickwork and climbing plants remaining exposed. Together with the beautiful limestone paving, the courtyard retains its Mediterranean feel creating the illusion of the warmth of summer all year round. The surrounding rooms all connect to the courtyard via french doors which allow the “spaces to flow” but also provide the flexibility to close off some of the rooms from the courtyard.
You may choose to have a string quartet on the deck under the lawson cypress, drinks on the main lawn in front of the ha-ha or simply enjoy lawn games and tennis, the options are endless.
Swanton Morley House is passionate about their gardens, growing flowers and can even provide beautiful blooms for a couple’s wedding day. They work closely with florists who share the passion to use locally grown flowers and sustainable floristry methods and are happy to advise couples on seasonal availability.
Our licensed ceremony room can comfortably seat 90 guests or our maximum is 100 seated guests. We can also offer outside ceremonies and have many areas within the grounds which couples can choose for their ceremony and these areas include formal gardens, a decked area, an oak pergola, meadow and a circular glade area in our woodland.
Our courtyard marquee area comfortably seats 100 guests. For couples who wish to have more guests seated for a wedding breakfast, they may hire a separate marquee to be located in our gardens. This may be used for the day and wedding breakfast and then the courtyard marquee and surrounding wedding venue rooms would be used for the evening.
Our overall limit for the day and evening guests is 120 and for weddings on Fridays and Saturdays we do have a minimum day guest requirement of 60.
Yes, small mid-week weddings are offered on Wednesdays where guest numbers are up to 60 adults for a ceremony and afternoon reception.
In addition, a small wedding option is also available for a Saturday wedding where guest numbers are up to 60 adults for a ceremony and afternoon reception with the option to add an evening reception with a further 20 evening guests. With prices starting at £3,950 our smaller wedding options provide affordable luxury for a beautiful wedding.
We are delighted to offer ceremony only options for couples who are looking for an elegant wedding, which may be small in size but which does not compromise on the special feeling of a wedding celebration.
We can offer a ceremony only hire for weddings with guest numbers of up to 60. For an even smaller wedding (or even an elopement!) we also have a further option for weddings with guests of up to 30. These options are available on a Wednesday with further days (including Saturdays) being an option, subject to availability. Our ceremony only option prices start at £1,450 and we include time for preparations, your wedding ceremony, a drinks reception and photographs in our glorious grounds and gardens.
Couples may supply their own drinks at our venue and we do not charge corkage. For couples who wish to have a pay bar, we work with some great local mobile bar providers who are able to deal with all the necessary licencing and who can also offer a variety of bespoke bar options.
As a bespoke venue we do not offer any set plans or packages and we hope this gives couples lots of freedom to be able to choose the various elements of their day and have greater budget flexibility.