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Woodhall Manor
  • All-inclusive wedding venue in Suffolk
  • 16th-century Grade II*-listed manor house
  • Several rooms licensed for civil ceremonies
  • Wedding ceremonies with up to 130 guests
  • Formal receptions for up to 130 guests
  • Evening receptions for up to 200 guests
  • Outdoor ceremonies in gorgeous Walled Gardens
  • Fantastic in-house team of caterers
  • Honeymoon suite, 14 luxury bedrooms
  • Two-bedroomed cottage in the grounds

Just outside the sleepy village of Shottisham in the Wilford Hundred, this truly exquisite luxurious venue presents an all-inclusive experience like no other. Woodhall Manor is an Elizabethan manor house that simply oozes charm and elegance, and offers a superb environment in which to get married, celebrate your big day and even stay the night.

Host an intimate ceremony with up to 50 guests in the impeccable ivy-clad redbrick 16th-century manor house, then moving on to the venue's Banqueting Suite, seating up to 130 for a formal wedding breakfast, and finish off the day with a party for up to 200. After, Woodhall Manor has a wealth of luxurious bedrooms and even a two-room cottage.


Woodhall Manor is dated to 1566 making it a true Elizabethan Manor House. Its age and exquisite architecture has granted it a prestigious Grade II* listing, reserved for the most interesting buildings that are in need of preservation.

Rejoicing under many names over the years, including Sutton Hall Farmhouse, Wood Hall, and even having served as a hotel, today the manor exclusively serves as an events venue, throwing open its welcoming, venerable doors.


Woodhall Manor contains an opulent selection of spaces to offer couples planning to marry there. The main house showcases a number of intimate and atmosphere-rich rooms for brides and grooms wishing to host a fairly small ceremony or reception, with the main Banqueting Suite being more suitable for wedding parties of over 100 guests.

The Bishops Room

Located in the house itself, featuring richly carved Jacobean wood panelling and a moulded ceiling and showcasing a roaring log fire, this cosy and welcoming space is licensed to host an intimate civil ceremony with up to 50 guests.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 50 Guests

The Nelson Room

With a splendid outlook across the lovely gardens, this intimate space is great for ceremonies with up to 36 guests.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 36 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 36 Guests

The Banqueting Suite

This is the principal reception suite, reserved for larger wedding gatherings of up to 130 for a ceremony and formal meal. Situated in a converted barn, it exudes plenty of character, with a timber-beamed ceiling and further features. Continue on to the Long Bar for your evening party, with a built-in stage and bar to entertain your guests all night!

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 130 Guests
Formal Reception Capacity - 130 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 200 Guests

The Walled Gardens

For drinks and canapés, enjoy Woodhall's exquisite walled gardens, a wonderful backdrop for wedding photographs, with the additional option to stage your legally-recognised civil ceremony outdoors under the Dovecote. Ideal for fair weather, up to 130 of your family and friends can witness your exchange of vows, with chairs provided on the lawn.

Civil Ceremony Capacity - 130 Guests
Drinks Reception Capacity - 130 Guests


Woodhall Manor boasts its own in-house catering team led by Head Chef Tom Plant, who strives to source locally and seasonally as much as possible. He's also quite adept at catering for specific dietary requirements! Their menu selector has further information about pricing, and which combinations of cuisine you can choose for your big day.

You and your wedding guests can expect to be treated to absolutely delicious, wholesome and traditional cuisine.


Woodhall Manor boasts 14 luxurious bedrooms, ranging from amazing four-poster Honeymoon Suites with lavish bathroom, doubles, twins - not to mention the fabulous two-bedroom cottage which has its own open-plan kitchen.

Special Offer

Friday 12th October 2018 - from £5995

Occasionally, Special Feature Dates become available which is an excellent chance to enjoy the spectacular Manor and everything it has to offer at a very cost-effective price. Indulge in afternoon tea and a relaxed BBQ banquet for the evening celebrations; available now for this Feature Date! This offer is based on 50 guests and includes the following:

  • Exclusive use of Woodhall Manor, estate and gardens
  • A choice of several beautiful spaces for your indoor or outdoor ceremony - (4 pm ceremony)
  • 2 glasses of prosecco or orange juice per guest following the ceremony*
  • Indulgent Afternoon Tea (sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, varieties of cake)*
  • Pitchers of Pimms and Beers served with Afternoon Tea (2 glasses per person)*
  • BBQ Banquet for the evening celebration*
  • Dedicated Wedding Coordinator

Reserve this one-off date now before it goes.

*Upgrades available. Guest numbers include the wedding couple, additional guests can be added. Price includes vat at the current rate. Offer applies to new bookings only. T&Cs apply.

Get in touch with the team at Woodhall Manor via their contact details provided at the bottom of this page.

Woodhall Manor
Woodhall Drive
IP12 3EG


  • Katherine and James

    We want to forward our heartfelt thanks to everyone at the Manor for such a wonderful and special occasion. Every aspect of the day was so perfect and surpassed our expectations. Woodhall Manor is truly stunning and we even managed to secure the first outdoor Wedding Ceremony of the year! We cannot truly the find words to express how exceptional the Wedding planners and the rest of the team are at the Manor. It’s such a magnificent setting, with comfortable and luxurious accommodation, copious and outstanding cuisine! All the team were so attentive from beginning to end and maintained extraordinary attention to detail throughout. We are eternally grateful!

  • Steffi and Richard

    We had a truly amazing day and absolutely everybody at Woodhall Manor went out of their way to make sure it was a fantastic day for everyone. Every guest, and we really do mean EVERY guest, commented on how beautiful the Manor is and how smoothly it all went. The attention to detail, the friendliness of the staff, the wonderful food, everything was perfect. Thank you all so so much, it was the best day ever.

  • Eva

    My brother-in-law and his wife-to-be got married at Woodhall Manor on a sunny Sunday in July 2016. It is a surprisingly large venue with multiple areas and rooms and perfectly manicured gardens; the scenery is truly magical and made the day all the more beautiful. The sit-down meal was delicious and the staff were very attentive and accommodating.

    We also spent the night in one of their rooms (room 14, which is slightly set apart, so perfect for some privacy); everything was beautifully designed and spotless. The view over the rear gardens was wonderful in the morning.

    If you are thinking of having your wedding here, I can say that as a guest, it was awe-inspiring and felt very much like a fairytale.

  • Val

    Simply wonderful venue for any size wedding. The grounds are extensive in this Elizabethan Manor - great places for those wedding pics. The food was spectacular! The bedrooms are very well furnished with good linen and treats. All the staff were very helpful and worked hard (and quietly!) to make your stay memorable.

  • Daisy

    I recently had my wedding at Woodhall Manor and it was simply beautiful. The staff looked after us really well and made sure everything was how we wanted it. The ceremony was stunning and the food was incredible, not a single complaint from us; it was the best food I’ve ever had at a wedding. The venue was beautiful, the decorations looked fantastic and the presentation was just out of this world! Our wedding photos look amazing with the manor and gardens in the background. I would definitely recommend Woodhall Manor to anyone looking for an exquisite manor house to hold their wedding.

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