Wedding venue, Suffolk : The elegant and enchanting Hengrave Hall

Hengrave Hall

This privately-owned, breathtakingly stunning Tudor mansion is surely one of the most desirable and romantic wedding venues in Suffolk.  A little piece of heaven quietly nestled in the undulating Suffolk countryside, Hengrave Hall is located just outside Bury St Edmunds and only 30 minutes from Cambridge.

A little bit of history

This is a building with 500 years of undisturbed history, and is one of the last surviving examples of late mediaeval manor houses in Britain designed around a courtyard at its centre. This can only make for a sumptuous and comfortably enclosed wedding reception experience. With an impressive array of visitors (Queen Elizabeth I included!), and after a succession of architectural alterations and restorations over the centuries, the building was purchased by the present owner in 2006.

The house, gardens and church have since then been lovingly restored with meticulous attention to detail to create a haven where, for a moment, time stands still.  Launched in 2009 as a boutique wedding venue, Hengrave Hall is fast becoming one of the leading examples in East Anglia; it has featured in OK Magazine, been shortlisted as one of Best British Wedding Venues by Wedding TV, and is the only venue in East Anglia selected to exhibit at the Designer Wedding Exhibition in London.

Marry at the church nearby

At Hengrave Hall there is something for everyone – ceremonies can be held in the Great Hall or in the charming church just a few steps away. Enjoy the wedding breakfast in the Long Gallery with its crystal chandeliers and breathtaking views of the west garden, or in the cosy dining room with an imposing Jacobean fireplace.  Champagne can be sipped on the terrace or in the courtyard, and with all the other wedding entertainment taking place in the house, there is no possibility of the English weather playing havoc with anyone’s special day!

The grounds

And the grounds are glorious – a tranquil courtyard, formal gardens (planted with over a thousand David Austin roses), lawn games, meadows and a lake complete with a swing where you can pause for a minute to take it all in.

Hire exclusive

Available on an exclusive basis only, all weddings at Hengrave Hall are entirely bespoke affairs and totally private. From the moment you first contact Hengrave Hall through to the big day itself, the venue will strive to offer only the highest level of service.  Whether the occasion is to be grand or intimate, formal or casual, the experienced events team are entirely focused on detail, quality, consistency and timing.


And why not extend your stay at Hengrave Hall.  There are sixteen magnificent bedrooms recently refurbished and complete with four-poster beds, crisp white linen, fluffy towels and contemporary bathroom facilities.


Breathtaking historic surroundings, scrumptious food, fine wine, beautiful flowers, gardens, meadows, family and friends, love and laughter, Hengrave Hall promises classic charm and exclusivity, and always with a touch of magic.


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