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Woolverstone Hall
  • 19th Century flint church on-site
  • Classic Palladian architecture
  • Situated along the River Orwell
  • Set in 80 acres of rural parkland
  • Grade I-listed house
  • Spacious grounds for firework displays
  • Blank canvas for a DIY wedding
  • Spacious Orangery with high ceilings

This grand country manor offers a vast canvas to tailor to your own personal requirements. Ideal for a DIY wedding, there are several venues on-site from which to choose from. Woolverstone Hall is licensed for both civil ceremonies and traditional church weddings and even holds its own parish.

The extensive parkland across the estate allows for firework displays if you're after that extra sparkle and there is an option to have an Events Executive present on the day to assist you, if you choose. You can also opt to erect a marquee and the reception area can double up as a bar.


Founded in 1776, Woolverstone Hall sits proud on a rural estate along the Shotley Peninsula, and is steeped in local folklore. The grand country residence has changed little in the 200 + years since. Though it is now home also to Ipswich Girls High School, the site remains a prime location for great occasions in Suffolk.


Woolverstone Hall offers both period and contemporary locations in which to host your ideal ceremony or dream reception. You can take to the spacious Orangery, declare your love in the Leggett Room, or tie the knot in the local on-site parish.

Leggett Room

Exchange you vows within the classic period interior of the Leggett Room. With pastel shades and ornate panelling, this historic setting is simple but elegant.

Ceremony capacity - 75 guests


The Orangery provides an open canvas for any occasion, with floor to ceiling windows.

Ceremony capacity - 120 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity - 130 guests

Reception capacity - 120 Guests

Sports Hall

If size matters, then there is room for all in the sports hall.

Ceremony capacity - 400 guests

St Michael's and All Angels Church

If you're keen to hold a traditional church ceremony, look no further, as there is a 19th Century flint church on-site in a quiet, rural setting.

Ceremony capacity - 200 guests


Woolverstone Hall ask that you provide your own caterer of choice. They also allow you to distribute your own alcohol, with no corkage charge. A great way to save pennies, that you can spend elsewhere on the day.

To find out more about what Woolverstone Hall has to offer, get in touch using the buttons to the side and below this listing.

Woolverstone Hall


  • Mark & Sue

    Sue and I just wanted to extend our thanks to you both for organising our reception do on Saturday, and we also wanted to pay tribute to the bar and floor staff who were constantly busy all night but gave great service. We were especially touched that the wedding cake was kindly cut into portions for us, as we thought we'd have to do it! The buffet food was great as well. All in all, the day couldn't have gone any better and everyone who attended had great fun. Many thanks again, and we will have great pleasure in recommending the services of yourselves in particular and Isaacs in general should anyone ask.

  • Dougie & Hannah

    Woolverstone Hall was the most idyllic venue for our wedding. It offers a jaw dropping Grade I-listed building set in the most beautiful surroundings and has a friendly, picture perfect church on the grounds. From booking to planning and the day itself, we felt entirely at ease and had full support of all the staff at Woolverstone Hall. We decided to use the main reception as a cocktail bar, the Orangery was set up for high tea with vintage china and bunting and the surrounding rooms for games and a relaxed sofa space for all the ‘little extras’.

  • Lee & Katie

    One of the great things about Woolverstone Hall was the flexibility. We had free reign to do whatever we wanted and were able to provide our own alcohol . The events team were really helpful right from the beginning, we were easily able to arrange appointments to visit and we had plenty of time to set up. The venue and setting were gorgeous – we fell in love with the hall just driving up the drive. Everything was so perfect we could really enjoy what was such a magical day.

  • Ruaidhri and Laura

    We had our entire wedding day at Woolverstone Hall last Easter and we couldn’t have picked a better venue for miles! From the moment we booked to the morning after, we were so impressed by the communication and flexibility of the team, and loved that we could decorate the venue exactly how we wanted and bring in our own suppliers. Our family and friends were amazed by the grandeur, space and setting, it couldn’t have been more perfect for an Easter wedding! The Hall provides a stunning backdrop for photos and it really transforms from day to evening.

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