Upthorpe Wood

Upthorpe Wood has been lovingly designed to lead you on a secret adventure. It's a place to create the coolest day ever! Whether your wedding is ultra-modern, festival-style, boho, or ethereal, this wedding venue will always be remembered.
  • Upthorpe Wood offers an exclusive weekend package, 8-hour elopement or 2-hour ceremony hire.
  • All include use of the entire venue (two barns with atmospheric lighting, chill-out lounge and woodland dens, toilets, ceremony area with seating and sound system).
  • Additional costs include catering, entertainment, decoration, and registry/celebrant fees.
For a personal quote please contact the venue and mention Coco
Need To Know
  • Ceremony Capacity : 100
  • Dinner Capacity : 100
  • Standing Capacity : 130
  • Licensed For Marriage : Yes
  • Catering : Couple's Choice
  • Bar : In-house
  • Accommodation : Sleeps 2
  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Pets Welcome : Yes
  • Licensed Until : 11.30pm
  • Exclusivity : Yes
  • Disabled Facilities : Yes
Contact venue for late availability and exclusive offers
Contact Details
Upthorpe Wood
Readings Lane
Bury St Edmunds
IP31 2AP

The Setting

Tucked away in the exquisite Suffolk countryside, Upthorpe Wood awaits, offering an intimate woodland and garden setting for your special day.

Situated on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, just 9 miles from Bury St Edmunds, this enchanting venue benefits from excellent road connections via the A14. Accessible train stations include Bury St Edmunds, Diss, Stowmarket, and Thurston. With a commitment to inclusivity, Upthorpe Wood ensures its woodland is accessible to all.

The Vibe

Prepare to be captivated by the unique charm of Upthorpe Wood, a woodland venue that exudes a refreshingly cool and industrial vibe. This is no ordinary woodland experience; it’s a distinctive and unconventional setting that invites couples to craft a genuinely individual and extraordinary day. From al fresco dining amidst the serene garden or enchanting woodland to captivating entertainment options like mariachi bands, acoustic duos, and wedding illustrators, the possibilities are as intriguing as they are varied.

Opening its doors from May to September each year, Upthorpe Wood welcomes a limited number of weddings, ensuring an intimate and exclusive atmosphere. The dedicated team is delighted to curate relaxed and vibrant celebrations marked by joy and shared with your dearest family and friends. Whether you envision a cool, modern, boho, or festival-style affair, the venue offers exclusive use of its remarkable spaces, including the unique woodland barn, the charming cart lodge ideal for dining, the sunset platform, the woodland decks, and the inviting chill-out areas. Each area has been thoughtfully designed to provide distinct settings that can be enjoyed throughout the day.

As a blank canvas venue, Upthorpe Wood takes care of the essential yet often overlooked details, such as water, toilets, lighting, catering areas, electricity, and parking. By handling these practical elements, you can focus on the truly exciting and captivating aspects that will bring your one-of-a-kind wedding celebration to life. Embrace the opportunity to design a wedding that reflects your unique style and personality in this exceptional, welcoming woodland oasis.

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