Thurning Hall is set in a perfect rural Norfolk location, 16 miles from the city of Norwich and just 10 miles from the coast. For exquisite country luxe gatherings, eclectic extravaganzas or relaxed garden party vibes, Thurning Hall is the perfect backdrop to design the wedding of your dreams.
This country house setting is the epitome of a dry hire venue with so many options to host your special day. When you book Thurning Hall couples receive on hand wedding support from the owner, herself with 27 years experience passed down from mother to daughter. This truly is a much loved family residence offering all couples the opportunity to experience a beautiful, memorable day against an authentic backdrop carefully preserved for your enjoyment.
Thurning Hall has a classical vibe coupled with rustic romance, a grand elegant backdrop which sets the scene and focal point to offset your wedding day. Two indoor spaces are licensed for ceremonies. One being the drawing room inside the house with south facing dual aspect windows overlooking the Norfolk landscape. Used for film and television dramas, these rooms are historical in their appearance and atmospheric in their appeal. Once you’ve said your “I do”s, exit through the French doors onto the lawn for drinks and laughter with your loved ones. The other is the newly restored Georgian room within the coach house. A grand hall with exposed brick and lime plaster, this room is ideal for rustic romance and intimacy within a private entertainment space.
The large Victorian walled gardens, likened to ‘The Secret Garden’ are informal with masses of established English roses all planted to soften the landscape deliberately so your professional photographs are timeless, elegant and memorable, but above all, steeped in romance. Should you wish, Thurning’s garden provides the perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony against the wisteria trees, complete with ceremony benches and pretty arches all made from their own timber.
The largest walled garden is surrounded by trees and is the perfect hiding spot to place a beautiful marquee within. Couples are able to choose a marquee setting to suit, from a traditional poled structure, to clear span marquees and tipis, the garden has the capacity to host them all. Accessed via a pretty hidden doorway, this really is a modern day fairytale, where country luxe meets classical elegance.
The final twist in the Thurning Hall tale is the Coach House. A wonderful addition to an already established wedding business, this perfect undercover building is much more than just a barn space. The Coach House and stables are completely original and a former dwelling for the horses who were an important part of the estate up until the 1920s. The building is comprised of a series of interconnecting rooms which transition into one another, helping your event flow seamlessly. With the stable stalls still intact, all the historical features are still visible and perfect for dining areas or photo booths. The Tack Room is perfectly suited as a lounge / breakout area and there are four additional (large) areas to turn into a dancing floor, dining halls and bars. This wonderfully versatile area even has its own outdoor courtyard and BBQ terrace, which all lead back to the rambling gardens.
We are a private residence so there is no accommodation on site. We are lucky enough to have two fabulous B&Bs 1/4 mile away from the house. Both within the Thurning boundary and able to provide transport links to and from the wedding. Glamping can also be arranged on site. Holiday cottages and hotels are also very close by.
Thurning Hall is a dry hire venue, which means we work very hard to provide a beautiful place to host your wedding. Dry hire is a term we use to explain that only the venue and grounds are on offer to use and all other needs such as catering, marquees, bars etc are from 3rd party suppliers. As a venue, we concentrate on the foundations and the appearance only, which then allows us to provide you with our full attention in choosing the right suppliers for your needs. The owner is on hand to assist you with your choices as much or a little as you wish.
Both in-house floristry requirements can be arranged, and in-house on the day co-ordination is available, at additional cost. Speak to us for pricing.
Luckily for you we don't charge corkage!
The couple are allowed to bring their own beloved pet, however, guests are kindly asked to leave theirs behind for the day.
Yes we allow fireworks but only from our own recommended supplier. Thurning is secluded but in a rural and agricultural area with livestock and horses. Home firework packs are strictly forbidden.
Sadly fire pits are not permitted due to the nature of our rural landscape and adverse weather conditions.