Best wedding venues Norfolk
Are you looking for the best wedding venues in Norfolk for your wedding day? If you are, I’m here to offer my pick of the best, from my own experience and of course from my own point of view as a wedding photographer.
Norfolk’s finest wedding venues
There are wedding venues all over our beautiful county. Norfolk boasts some of the finest country estates, and we’re fortunate enough to have plenty of choice. It’s lovely to be able to support the maintenance of these beautiful buildings, and be part of their legacy as well as their future. I’ve always loved country houses, the larger ones with grounds or wonderful gardens. I’ve been fortunate enough in my time to have lived in gatehouses, wings or rooms within 3 of them over the years to my knowledge. One of them is mentioned below. Can you guess which one it is?
So in no particular order, here’s my list:
Near Wymondham and just south of Norwich, Kimberley hall is set in its own grounds with a beautiful music room for ceremonies. The plaster work in the room is so delicate, like intricate piped icing. A beautiful backdrop for your wedding ceremony photographs.
The gardens overlook the ancient woodland in the distance, with the lake in view for reflecting gorgeous sunsets during the summer months. the west wing can accommodate up to 120 guests seated, and you get help from Sarah’s team at Softley events too. The backdrops are wonderful both inside and outside this wedding venue, so whatever the weather your photographs will be great!
Built in the Arts & Crafts style, the art alone in this house makes my heart soar! The owner obviously has an exquisite eye. The entire house could be yours for more than your wedding night, and if you want a great party house this is it. With 17 incredible bedrooms Voewood can accommodate up to 41 staying guests. The house opens out on its south side to the formal and informal gardens, with a large lawn and incredible architectural features naturally forming a backdrop for great wedding photography. The lead windows are beautiful, too. Every room has its own character, every wall has art of on it. Creatives adore this wedding venue.
Just north of Norwich, Oxnead Hall boasts the most incredible formal gardens. It’s almost impossible to see it all in one wedding, and having discovered the venue just this year for Verity & Sam’s wedding, I can’t wait to document more celebrations there. You can choose which space you’d like to hold your ceremony in, and the Great barn can seat up to 200 guests for your wedding breakfast.
There are ancient walls remaining in the gardens, and some beautiful planting. I was shooting Verity & Sam’s wedding there in late summer, and the colours were beautiful. The barn, unlike many wedding barns, has great light. They’ve spent time thinking about the design of this place for weddings. Natural light in a barn is unusual. It makes for lovely light during speeches and dinnertime revelry!
Sennowe park is a stunning backdrop with beautiful grounds for a wedding marquee, and incredible rooms (in which you can stay) for bridal preparations and grooms’ alike. The light in the orangery is of course wonderful, and among the plants in this gorgeous room is where you can have your wedding ceremony.
The gold drawing room with its silk covered walls is a great room for a few couple shots. The family here are very generous, allowing you to use certain rooms and spaces for photographs if you wish (and if the weather’s inclement, shall we say). The staircase is wonderful, and each room sumptuous and elegant.
I can’t say enough how much I enjoy these weddings too! Among the best wedding venues in Norfolk is where venue is also the family home. There’s much personal history attached to your wedding photographs. The marquee on the lawn wedding is probably my most visited Norfolk wedding venue these past few years. I love that the bride is surrounded by her family as well as her friends in the morning. That her family’s personal effects will form the backdrop. And familiar wallpaper!
The kind of things that bring a bride ‘home’ when she’s looking back on her wedding album many years later. The wedding at home venue is why I started photographing families with their own home as a backdrop. The unique and personal is already there for you to embellish as you like.
I hope this post has been helpful! Feel free to share among those who may be interested! Massive congratulations to all of you getting married in 2019. I have just a few weekends available now, so do get in touch soon if you’re looking for a natural documentary wedding photographer!