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Top 7 Alternative Wedding Venues in Norfolk

by:   on: 24th December 2017

Unusual Wedding Venue in Norwich. Festival Boho wedding venue. Norfolk Brides

Kiera + Aiden at The Keeper and the Dell. Photo: Jordanna Marston Photography

Official wedding planning starts once you’ve found that perfect wedding venue. Not only it will set the scene for the days antics, but it can also set the tone for the day. Bellow we compiled a list of some of the quirky wedding venues for your wedding day in Norfolk.

Woodland Wedding Venue in Norwich. Hush Wedding Venues . Norfolk Brides

Photo: Katherine Ashdown Photography

1. Hush Venues, Postwick 

Hush is one of those rare gems that has it all: A secluded woodland setting, full license for civil ceremonies, and absolutely stunning views.

Designed explicitly with outside weddings in mind, it comprises a collection of natural outdoor spaces crafted within the wild Norfolk landscape only a stone’s throw from Norwich.

On site accommodation includes converted farm cottages with bags of characters, and camping/glamping on the adjacent meadow. Only a limited number of weddings are held at this hidden location each year, making it a very special place to tie the knot.

Don’t wait to get in touch if you want to secure one of their rare weekend long slots.

REAL WEDDING : Shani + Craig at Hush Venues.

Unusual Wedding Venues. Applewood Hall And Banham Zoo Wedding Norfolk Brides

Photo: Ross Harvey

2. Applewood Hall, Banham

Situated in the quaint village of Banham, one of Norfolk’s best-kept secrets Applewood Hall offers an undeniably unique wedding venue for your special day in the heart of Norfolk.

Once the grounds of the Grove Farm orchard, Applewood Hall served as the apple store during the harvest season. Now an elegantly decorated entertaining space, it offers a licensed bar, dance floor, stage and seating for up to 200 guests, Applewood Hall is a harmonious combination of rustic charm and contemporary style.

And if that wasn’t enough, Applewood Hall is located next to Banham Zoo, so if you fancied something a little bit different whether it’s a giraffe feeding experience, a ceremony within the zoo grounds or photos with some of the stunning animals – anything is possible!

Contact Applewood Hall to find out more about the venue and what it has to offer. 

Norwich Puppet Theatre Unusual Wedding Venue in Norwich. Norfolk Brides

Photo: Caversham Photography

3. Norwich Puppet Theatre 

Whether your special day is a wedding, a civil partnership, a renewal of vows or a naming ceremony, Norwich Puppet Theatre offers a unique setting for you and your guests.

The Theatre is in the converted Grade 1 listed church of St James, and offers two distinct options for your ceremony.

The Main Auditorium offers the ceremony on our stage with seating for any number of guests up to 150. The setting  is a blend of mediaeval tradition with the excitement and style of a professional theatre.

The Octagon Studio is ideal for smaller and more intimate gatherings of up to 30 people in a more contemporary setting.

In addition to whichever room you choose for your ceremony the foyer area and grounds around the church are available for you and your guests for photographs and to mingle.

Download the Wedding Brochure with more information from Norwich Puppet Theatre Website. 

The Long Bar at Fakenham Racecourse Wedding. Matt and Amy. Norfolk Brides

Photo: AJ Feather Photography

4. Fakenham Racecourse – The Long Bar 

The Prince of Wales stand at Fakenham Racecourse has spectacular, uninterrupted views across the racecourse and onto rolling Norfolk countryside.

For those couples who want a dramatic arrival or a romantic departure from their wedding venue, the Racecourse has plenty of room for the landing and taking off of helicopters or the more sedate pace of a horse and carriage.

Ample free Car Parking adjacent to the Prince of Wales Stand and Disabled access and facilities throughout the building.

Nevertheless, for someone who is after a more rustic affair – the rustic country Long Bar may be a better option – with exposed wooden beams and ample of horse racing ‘props’ The Long bar is an ideal choice for a more relaxed party.

Contact Trudi at Fakenham Racecourse for more information and to arrange a viewing.

Cinema City Wedding Venue in Norwich . Norfolk Brides

Photo: BFF Architects

5. Cinema City Norwich 

The Country’s oldest independent art house cinema, Cinema City is housed within and on the site of the elegant Suckling House and adjacent Stuart Hall in the historical heart of Norwich. Despite renovation and restoration through the ages, properties were recorded on the site as early as the 13th Century.

For a truly memorable function or event, Cinema City is available to hire. You could even have your own private film screening with the film of your choice (which the cinema will arrange for you – ideal if a particular film has special meaning for you or your guests) or your own personal film or slides.

Contact the venue for more information, or downlod their brochure from their website.

Cley Windmil Wedding Venue North Norfolk. Norfolk Brides

Photo: Steven Brooks Photography

6. Cley Windmill, Holt

It is possibly the most intimate wedding venue on this list seating ony up to 22 people in their cosy sitting room, which is the only room licensed for ceremonies. Couples are welcome to choose, whether they’d like to have their full wedding at the Windmill or, wheather they’d prefer to have a larger evening wedding reception elsewhere on the Norfolk coast.

There are some other options also available, including a chance to stay at the onsite B&B and slightly larger party options.

Check out Cley Windmill Website for more information.


The Keeper And The Dell. Norwich wedding venue. Norfolk brides

Image from The Keeper And The Dell Facebook Page

7. The Keeper and The Dell, Ringland 

Okay, so this has got to be one of the coolest wedding venues in Norfolk if you are a bohemian inspired, freespirited couple who want’s to do THEIR OWN thing.

The Keeper and the Dell is a wonderfully secluded, outdoor wedding venue in Norfolk.  A beautiful collective of a traditional canvas marquee in a pretty woodland dell, an eighteenth century Gamekeeper’s barn and a Birch Garden with camping and pretty wooden sleeping huts ~ making it the most perfectly romantic of places to host a unique Norfolk wedding.

The Keeper and the Dell is nestled below the trees of a woodland estate, in private grounds where you can happily enjoy your celebration with your close friends & family, just the way you always dreamed.

And although the venue is not licensed for wedding ceremonies – you can always get hitched in your local church or registry office and carry the party on at the dell.

This uber trendy venue gets booked up VERY fast ( up to 3 years in advance!) so if you have your heart set on getting hitched there – chat to Loly about pricing and availability.

REAL WEDDING: Kirsty + Luke

You know, there are SO many AMAZING wedding venues in Norfolk, that I am struggling to fit them all in one list. Do feel free to check out some other fabulous wedding venues on our directory too and keep checking back – we are adding new venues and suppliers all the time!

And just in case you have missed it – read our blog listing 5 reasons to chose Norfolk for your wedding. 

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Dalia Courridge

Founder and managing director of Norfolk Brides. Social Media and Marketing consultant by day. Obsessed with all things creative and beautiful - form eclectic weddings, to stunning interiors and abstract art. Addicted to working out and weightlifting. Cannot start the day without a strong coffee.

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