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The Ickworth Hotel
  • Suffolk hotel venue with gorgeous accommodation
  • Individual room hire or exclusive use of country house
  • Choose from many stunning, stately reception rooms
  • Onsite treatment rooms for beauty and relaxation
  • Bespoke and tailor-made experience
  • From 30 - 200 guests, suiting all styles of wedding
  • Events Manager and Head Chef at your service
  • Custom menus and drinks list for your personal tastes
  • Afternoon teas, pamper days and more
  • Indoor-outdoor venue with marquee and terrace options

Find this architecturally stunning venue amongst 1,800 acers of National Tust parkland in Suffolk. Comprised of a gorgeous hotel with elegant reception rooms, a private country house, terraces and spa treatment rooms, The Ickworth is a luxurious and diverse estate to host your special day upon.

Prided on its fresh, modern style with a traditionally heritage atmosphere, any number of the areas available at the Ickworth would be a breath-taking backdrop for the wedding of your dreams. Here, the emphasis is on you as each element can be tailor-made to your unique style.


Having stood for some 200 years, your guests will be dazzled by Italian inspired architecture and the stunning surrounding National Trust parklands of the Ickworth in Suffolk. With plenty to see and explore, what says "fairy-tale wedding venue" more than spotting wild deer roaming the grounds?

Once a fine country home, this stately venue is transformed into a family hotel accented with original features and luxury facilities. With pool, spa rooms a crèche and dog-friendly accommodation, everyone at your wedding is assured the perfect stay.


The Library

Adorned with period décor reminiscent of venues family history, this is an elegant reception, ceremony or wedding breakfast location. Gaze through the tall windows of this spacious room over views of the gorgeous gardens as you and your guests raise a toast.

Ceremony capacity - 45 guests

Reception and Wedding Breakfast capacity - 40 guests

Full day hire of The Library - £1000

The Boardroom

Traditional, grand features make up this sophisticated ceremony, reception or wedding breakfast room. Complete with chandelier, wood panelling and stunning views, you will feel every bit of Italianate luxury.

Ceremony capacity - 35 guests

Reception and Wedding Breakfast capacity - 30 guests

Full day hire of The Boardroom - £750

Conservatory and Terrace

As part of exclusive-use weddings, your guests may flow freely between the rooms, conservatory and terrace. Open and bright, the conservatory is a beautiful spot with vines climbing the inner walls and room for up to 60 guests.

Treatment Rooms

Spend your pre-wedding celebrations in the comfort of The Ickworth's spa treatment rooms offering pamper packages available as a fabulous Hen Party option. Perhaps you would like to enjoy wedding morning beauty treatment on-site to relax before the big day begins?


The Lodge

For an exclusive wedding, stroll ten minutes from the hotel to The Lodge and its four acres of private gardens. With the transformable Garden Room, you can take your celebration from day to night, and even outdoors with a luxury marquee. Hire of The Lodge will also include food and drink, allowing you to relax and enjoy.

For a one night minimum stay, Monday - Thursday hire is from £13,020

For a two night minimum stay, weekend hire is from £15,120

The Hotel

To experience the very height of luxury, exclusivity and elegance you are free to jire the full hotel, with its grand 18th century home and fairy-tale gardens. Included is The Lodge and a further 27 bedrooms in the main hotel and three in the Butler's Quarters.

Further details of this incredible, exclusive package are available upon enquiry, and the Event Management at The Ickworth would be delighted to hear from you.


Liaise with the skilful and dedicated Head Chef to hand-craft your wedding menu according to dietary requirements and personal tastes, leaving no guest unsatisfied. Deliciously delicate canapés and both classic and modern wedding breakfasts can be selected from the catering menu and tailored to you. Please see the sample menu on The Ickworth's website for more.


Accommodation is available at both The Ickworth Hotel and The Lodge, beautifully styled to suit couples, kids and families and even dogs.

With three its three double rooms and twenty rooms across eight apartments, accommodation in The Lodge is included in exclusive hire. In this converted farm house you will wake up to lovely views of the surrounding private walled garden and breakfast served in the Garden Room. All facilities of the main hotel will be at your disposal, including luxury pool and restaurant.

For further options, the hotel provides everything from the snug and cosy to the grand and regal, with elegance assured in any room. 27 bedrooms are offered for your guests to choose from, accommodating their every need, and a further three bedrooms in the quaint Butler’s Quarters.

To begin planning a spectacular and special wedding day, please do not hesitate to enquire via links on this page.

The Ickworth
Bury St Edmunds
IP29 5QE


  • Anne Lacey

    Hired the Boardroom out for a bridal afternoon tea party and everything was fabulous: the events team leading up to the event, the freedom to decorate and most importantly the waitresses! The food was delicious and so fresh, the scones literally melted in the mouth. All 25 of us were waited on so well with filled glasses, requests for tea and offers of more food. We got through several wonderful bottles of Prosecco which were chilling in the room. We were never forgotten about, given 'doggy' bags and even helped with photos. Cannot thank you enough for helping me make the bride's special pre-wedding day!

  • Amanda Smart

    Stayed as part of a wedding party this weekend...what an amazing experience! The staff were incredibly attentive and nothing was too much trouble. A particular thanks to Beth and Emily for looking after us and keeping the Gin flowing (and the coffee the next morning!) Thank you also to Viv Thomas for overseeing a beautiful weekend. Food was amazing, the hotel itself is gorgeous and there is so much to do.

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