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Weddings at Norwich Cathedral

by:   on: 14th April 2015

Personally I absolutely love the Cathedral. The mix between old school and modern architecture, exclusive grounds and exceptional hospitality team. Above all – this wedding venue has THAT ‘feel’ to it.

It is no ordinary wedding venue. It is a lot more than that. You must see it to appreciate scope of this place. 

Norwich Wedding Venue

Norwich Cathedral is a stunning hidden gem in central Norwich. Founded in 1096 by the first Bishop of Norwich, Herbert de Losinga, Norwich Cathedral boasts a wealth of Romanesque features, with later Gothic additions, creating one of the most atmospheric sacred spaces in Europe. For over 900 years the awesome beauty of this Norman building has reached out and touched people. The Cathedral’s architecture is justly famous, its history fascinating and its collection of art and objects outstanding. 

It’s rich history and heritage makes it an exclusive venue for wedding receptions and other personal celebrations in central Norwich. 

There are a few areas where you can create your own wedding haven at Norwich Cathedral: 

The Close 

With its unique blend of historical listed buildings and green open spaces – all overlooked by the famous Cathedral Spire – this really is the most beautiful of settings for you to capture wedding photographs to be cherished for years to come.

The Cloisters

Steeped in history and equally elegant during the day or when lit of an evening, the Cloisters are a favoured location to greet guests with arrival drinks and canaps. 

The Weston Room

Located on the upper floor of the Hostry, the Weston Room is an ideal space for your wedding breakfast. With its high oak ceilings and glass panelled exterior, the room is flooded with natural light during the day and offers a stunning view of the Cathedral Spire at night. Can accommodate large or more intimate receptions, with a private bar and dance floor available. 

The Refectory

Can be viewed as an alternative to the Weston Room, but frequently chosen as the setting for evening receptions. The Refectory is a similarly light and modern space, where you can celebrate as a small party or set up to dance the night away. 

Wedding Venue in Norwich / Norwich Cathedral / Norfolk Brides

Image: Paul Hurst

Wedding Venue in Norwich / Norwich Cathedral / Norfolk Brides

Image: Paul Hurst

The Wedding Team at Norwich Cathedral 

This stunning venue has a dedicated hospitality and events team led by Simon Abel who has an undeniable passion for customer care and service. Mr Abel will be your point of contact at Norwich Cathedral should you choose to hold your celebrations at the venue. 

Simon works closely with each couple to meet their needs and wants when it comes to liaising and planning their event.  

Simon Abel / Norwich Cathedral Hospitality Manager

Norwich Cathedral Hospitality Manager Simon Abel // Image: Paul Hurst

The wedding venue prides themselves with the quality of food and exceptional service. The award worthy catering team serves freshly prepared food using local seasonal produce. You can see examples of their wedding breakfast menu in the wedding brochure online. Should you prefer something different or if you would like a bespoke menu – the team will be on hand to offer you options and arrange the wedding breakfast of your choice. 

Catering for weddings in Norwich Cathedral / Norfolk Brides

Image: Paul Hurst

SPECIAL OFFER for 2016 Weddings at Norwich Cathedral

For those considering a later autumn or winter wedding this great offer will come as a warm welcome. All weddings that will take place in January, February or November 2016 will receive a 10% discount on their wedding venue hire and catering costs. 

Contact Cathedral’s hospitality team for more information and offer details today >> SAY HELLO 

Image: Paul Hurst

If you are looking for a unique and grandeur wedding venue in Central Norwich – you really should consider a viewing at the Cathedral.  If you do – let me know how you get on – I hope you like it as much as I do! 


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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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