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Butley Priory

Butley Priory

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Butley Priory

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  • Delightful wedding venue in Suffolk
  • Refurbished 14th century Monastery
  • 'One of the world's best wedding locations' - Vogue
  • In-house wedding co-ordinator
  • Multiple ceremony rooms
  • Outdoor Marquee for extra space
  • Exclusive use of venue
  • On site accommodation

Just a short two hour drive out of London lies this hidden gem of 14th century architecture, amongst lush greenery that many think would be impossible to find so close to the capital.

With on-site accommodation, multiple ceremony rooms, and sprawling grounds suitable for a marquee, Butley Priory is more than just a historical building. It's a complete venue, that mixes beautiful architecture with practical convenience.


Butley Priory was originally built in the early 1300s. It originally comprised of a collection of buildings, spanning 20 acres of land, all enclosed with in a stone wall. Over the years it played host to royals and noble men and women. However, being such a large manor, it slowly began to fall into disrepair.

In the early 20th century, Dr Montague Rendell took it upon himself to restore the property to its former glory. In 2016 Butley Priory was named by Vogue Online as one of the best Airbnb wedding venues in the world.


Though everyone gets married for the same reason, how they go about it is often quite different. This is why Butlery Priory offer a choice of ceremony locations that cater to different needs.

Drawing Room

Spend the day with your nearest and dearest in Butley Priory's Drawing room, ideal for small celebrations. Featuring homely, vintage décor, it perfectly captures feelings of warmth and intimacy.

Ceremony capacity - 40 guests

Great Hall

For those who would rather invite many friends and family to witness and celebrate their special union, the Great Hall provides space enough for all. With tall ceilings and rustic wooden beams, its stunning interior attracts many couples.

Ceremony capacity - 85 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 66 guests

Garden Marquee

For those that really struggle to strike people of the guest list, you'll have the option of erecting a garden marquee, giving your event a vintage summer festival vibe, and bumping your potential guest list up considerably.

Reception capacity - 200 guests


With their highly trained in-house catering team, you won't have to spend hours looking through brochures and trying endless amounts of samples to find the chefs who can serve up the perfect wedding breakfast.

Using local sourced, fresh produce, they can provide dining experiences that range from formal sit down meals, to a relaxed standing buffet. As well as this, you can make use of their extensive wine list and fully stocked bar, to make sure every one of your guests has the perfect tipple to go with their food.


Within the Priory itself, there is space enough for eleven of your wedding party to stay the night. You'll feel so much more reassured knowing you're never more than a few steps away from a comfy bed.

Each room offers pure cotton bed linen, and high quality down duvets for a guaranteed great night's sleep, and there's the option for en-suite facilities.

For those looking to stay the night but can't find the room inside, they'll be able to make use of Butley Priory's on site glamping facilities. With a range of glamorous tents and tipis available it wont feel like regular camping at all.

Use the contact buttons below and to the side to get in touch with the team at Butley Priory

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  • Hester & Asaf

    Me and my husband were fortunate enough to celebrate our wedding day at this gorgeous place. Such character, charm and charisma, needless to say we had the most special day ever! Special thanks to Sarah, Clare and all the staff who helped to make it that much more perfect. We look forward to celebrating many more occasions there.

  • Emma Tucker

    Best day of our lives! Everything we could have ever wished for and much, much more besides. Beautiful Butley xxx

  • Anne Bonshor

    Just want to say a huge thank you to everyone at Butley for making Sarah Bonshor and Paul Liner's (the new Mr and Mrs Liner) wedding on September 26th fantastic, the BEST ever. The food was superb, the venue beautiful. All that we could wish for and more. Made this Mother of the Bride very emotional and extremely happy. Keep up the good work.

  • Lucy Graham-Scott

    Butley Priory was the most awesome venue we could ever have imagined for our wedding. All the people involved with the planning of our wedding and the actual day itself were amazing and helped make our day exactly what we had dreamed it would be - and even more. We can't recommend Butley Priory highly enough! Thank you to everyone X

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