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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-bedroom cottage in the grounds

Just outside the sleepy village of Shottisham you'll find Woodhall Manor, a hidden gem of a wedding venue that presents an all-inclusive experience like no other. A stunning Elizabethan manor house, Woodhall Manor simply oozes charm and elegance and offers an absolutely superb environment in which to celebrate your special day.

However long or short your guest list, you can be sure you'll have the wedding of your dreams here. Whether you're hosting an intimate ceremony for 24 guests in the manor house or putting on feast for up to 200 in the Ballroom, they can create a bespoke collection just for you. When you're all partied out, retire to one of the luxurious bedrooms or the cosy two-bedroom cottage.

History

Dating back to 1566, Woodhall Manor is a true Elizabethan manor. Its age and exquisite architecture have even granted it a prestigious Grade II listing. Having previously served as a farmhouse and a hotel, today it has been lovingly refurbished and has thrown open its doors as an exclusive wedding venue.


Spaces

Woodhall Manor has a vast selection of stunning spaces to celebrate your special day. Inside, there are a number of intimate nooks and crannies that are perfect for intimate gatherings, as well as the grand Ballroom which is perfect for larger wedding parties of over 200 guests. Prefer an outdoor setting? No problem; the stunning walled gardens and Dovecote certainly won't disappoint!

The Bishop's Room

Located in the manor house itself, the Bishop's Room boasts ornately-carved Jacobean wood panelling, a moulded ceiling and a roaring log fire. A cost and welcoming space, it's licensed to host intimate civil ceremonies of up to 50 guests.

The Nelson Room

Affording a splendid outlook across the manor's stunning gardens, the Nelson Room is a perfect space for cosy ceremonies and receptions for up to 40 guests.

The Ballroom

A grand a spacious room, the Ballroom features pretty doors that open out directly onto the grounds. The perfect location for wedding breakfast, seating up to 130 guests, the Ballroom is the ultimate blank canvas to bring your big day to life. After your wedding breakfast, continue on to the Long Bar - complete with a built-in stage and its own bar - to dance the night away in an evening reception for up to 200.

The Walled Gardens

A wonderful backdrop for photographs, a stunning setting for drinks and canapés, and a charming option for your civil ceremony too, the beautiful Walled Gardens are ideal for weddings in the warmer months. With a true English country garden feel, up to 130 guests can witness you say your vows on chairs provided on the lawn.

Food

Woodhall Manor boasts its own in-house catering team led by expert Head Chef Tom Plant who strives to source local, seasonal ingredients as much as possible. With a varied choice of cuisine to suit your tastes and theme, you and your guests can expect to be treated to truly delicious food here at Woodhall Manor.

Stay the Night

Choose from 14 luxurious bedrooms, including the amazing Honeymoon Suite with its lavish bathroom and four-poster bed. There's even a fabulously cosy two-bedroom cottage in the grounds with its own open-plan kitchen.

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

Woodhall Manor
Woodhall Drive
Sutton
Suffolk
IP12 3EG

Reviews

  • 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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