Due to Covid-19, The Woodyard at Worstead Estate are offering fully refundable deposits should a wedding not be able to go ahead due to the pandemic.
The Woodyard is a beautiful new wedding and events venue situated within the historic Worstead Estate.
Ensconced in the North Norfolk countryside, the 16th Century Worstead Park forms the centrepiece of the estate, whilst the wider 2000-acre estate includes a working farm run by the Paterson family since the 1930s. The farm is carefully managed to provide a home for nature as well as to create a number of local products including Norfolk’s first Wagyu beef herd, ethically reared using sustainable farming methods.
Once upon a time a sawmill, The Woodyard, which includes a thatched barn and the surrounding outbuildings, has been lovingly restored with modern amenities fit to cater your every need whilst keeping true to the history of the building.
For couples who would like to get married at the Woodyard, the bright and airy Mulberry Room is ideal for ceremonies. With high ceilings and plenty of natural light, the room provides a romantic backdrop for you to exchange your vows surrounded by your nearest and dearest. The Woodyard at Worstead Estate is fully licensed for marriage ceremonies and partnerships. Alternately, couples exchange vows in the beautiful thatched barn. The cosy space can be dressed up with drapes, twinkling fairy lights and indoor trees to create a completely different look or feel in comparison to the Mulberry Room.
Following your ceremony, guests can venture on to the sun-kissed terrace for an alfresco cocktail hour with stunning views of the country estate. Couples can explore the many picturesque photo spots within the grounds, including Lake Island, and the dramatic lime-tree boulevard. In the event of inclement weather, newlyweds and their guests can easily move through to the Main Barn without the need to venture outside.
Dinner will be served in the Main Barn, a rustic yet sophisticated dining room that will take your breath away with its vaulted ceiling, exposed timber, red-brick walls and magnificent chandeliers. 20-110 guests can be comfortably seated for dinner. The stylish space can be decorated as you like, be it with lanterns and candles for a romantic feel or with twinkling fairy lights from above – the space is yours to create your dream setting.
After dinner, guests can move on to the terrace to take in the sunset and views of some of the original 16th century features of the country estate including the 400-year-old mulberry bush and the authentic icehouse once used to store fresh fish over the summer months. Wander down to the lakeside for sundowners before heading back up to the Woodyard for music, dancing and cake.
- Exclusive use of The Woodyard – comprising of the thatched barn, the Mulberry room, the courtyard, and West terrace for the day of your wedding.
- Access from 12noon until 5pm the day before your wedding to style and decorate
- An oak table and 110 Chivari chairs for your ceremony
- 11 Round tables for your wedding meal (chairs for the meal to be hired in)
- An integrated sound system for all day use – including the use of a microphone for speeches
- Contemporary facilities including bathrooms, a cloakroom for hats and coats, a fitted industrial kitchen and a fully stocked, staffed bar on the evening of your wedding
- Dedicated and experienced Events Management team available during the lead up to and on the day of your wedding
- Outside seating for guests on the West terrace during your drinks reception
The Estate Cottage is a stone’s throw from The Woodyard and is booked on a 2-night stay basis alongside 16th century thatched barn for the weekend of your wedding. The Estate Cottage sleeps 6 guests with 3 ensuite bedrooms, living room, kitchen and library. In addition, the sofa bed in the library allows the cottage to sleep up to 8 guests. The Estate cottage comes complete with a woodfired hot tub, table tennis table and a BBQ to entertain your nearest and dearest guests on the weekend of your wedding.
There are also other accommodation properties on the Worstead Estate which are available for the weekend of your wedding such as Holly House (sleeps 15), and New Lane Cottage (sleeps 4) all of which are completed to a similar high quality, luxury standard and similar amenities.
We have a selection of hand-picked caterers for you to choose from.
All of our caterers have been chosen upon merit, for their professionalism and for expertise. Your caterer will be responsible for running your wedding day, keeping to the timing schedule they’ve set out with you, along with pouring and serving all food and drinks throughout the day (minus the evening bar). If you would like to choose outside of this list, they will need to be a registered catering company with a 5-star hygiene rating and public liability insurance.
Yes. We offer the option of corkage so you can provide your own wines for the table, toasting drinks and reception drinks.
We charge a corkage fee of £10* per 750ml bottle for wines, Prosecco and Champagne (or £16* per magnum).
You can also provide your own reception drinks for time between your ceremony and taking your seats for the wedding breakfast and is typically worked out on a £4.50* per person basis for this part of the day – this can be discussed upon viewing as there are a couple of different corkage options available.
Alternatively, drinks can be pre-ordered off the Worsted Bar and will be available ahead of time for your caterers to prepare and serve. Our wine list includes wines starting at £17.50* a bottle and Prosecco from £25*.
We are fully licensed for music. Bands can play until 10:30pm and DJs until 11:30pm. We ask that all band and DJ equipment is PAT tested.
We have an integrated audio system throughout The Woodyard which bands and DJs plug in to and this also provides amplification for speeches and background music during the ceremony and afternoon if needed.
Un-amplified music outside during your reception drinks on the West Terrace is also permitted.
Worstead Estate is pet friendly, meaning you can have your favourite four-legged friend with you on your wedding day. There is space for 50 cars, plus disabled parking. There are high quality sound systems in both ceremony room and main barn. Projector and screen available. We have many preferred suppliers including photographers, caterers, cake makers, stylists, florists and more.