Worstead Park, originally owned by Sir John Berney of Westwick in the 16th century, holds a rich history. In 1956, James acquired the adjacent farmland, including the parkland. An intriguing rumour suggests that James successfully defended against a late bid by a member of the royal family. For 60 years, the park remained mostly untouched and was never accessible to the public. However, now it is open for all to enjoy.
Immerse yourself in the charm of the lovingly restored barns at Worstead Estate. With original features, such as oak beams and Norfolk brick, these rustic yet luxurious spaces offer a truly unique venue. Each room tells a tale, from the detailed brickwork and chandeliers of the Thatched Barn to the airy Mulberry Room. The landscaped grounds provide a romantic backdrop for receptions and photos, including a private lake with a restored boat house. The Woodyard is available for weekend hire, accommodating 50-120 seated guests. Couples can personalize the indoor spaces and opt for an intimate ceremony on Lake Island for up to 50 people, surrounded by serene woodlands and calm waters.
The Thatched Barn
Experience the ultimate romance in The Thatched Barn, adorned with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, brick walls, and soft lighting. Their dedicated event management team will work closely with you to transform this space into a breathtaking setting for an unforgettable ceremony. As the sun sets, savour after-dinner drinks on the enchanting West Terrace and dance the night away for your first dance in the magical Thatched Barn.
The Mulberry Room
The Mulberry Room, located in the southern wing of The Woodyard, was once the home of the sawmill. Now, it offers a light and bright blank canvas, ideal for crafting the wedding breakfast you've always envisioned. Collaborating with our event management team, you can personalize The Mulberry Room to showcase your unique character and style. Alternatively, you can choose to hold your wedding ceremony in this elegant space before transitioning to the Thatched Barn for a romantic candlelit supper.
With an enchanting ambience, Lake Island provides a truly distinctive setting to exchange your vows. The picturesque scenery is enhanced by their newly-built summerhouse, creating a beautiful frame for the bride and groom as they make their heartfelt promises. Adjacent to the island, the boathouse serves as the docking point for "You and I," a charming 1930s wooden rowing boat.
If you're looking for something traditional and religious, St Mary's Church is located in Worstead Village and is just a three minute drive from the venue. Nice and easy!