Suffolk Barn
at Hawstead, Suffolk

seat formally 200+ people
separate meeting / reception area
kitchen area for outside caterers
dance floor

Suffolk Barn is ideal for all types of occasions

Facilities available include capacity to seat formally 200 plus people, a separate meeting / reception area, a kitchen area for outside caterers, loos, LED lighting, staging and a dance floor.

There is space alongside the barn for a further marquee to increase numbers.  The essence of the venue is to offer a basic package which allows you to create your own event, whether it be a ceremony, wedding reception, special occasion, birthday, anniversary or other social event, rather than be dictated to by others.

The barn is approached up a long drive through the parkland, along the drive way are the three oldest Oriental Plane trees in the country.

Pricing depends upon the facilities and level of service required, please contact for further information.


We are very fortunate that detailed documentation has preserved the history of the site over the centuries. Original documents reveal a large house had been built on the site in the 13th century and was known as Bokenhams. From then the Drury family (Drury lane, London) took ownership of the estate and built a large moated house in an elevated Park. The remains of this site are still to be seen today.

The Suffolk Barn made up part of the courtyard in front of the 15th Century house and would have seen many high profile visitors over the years including in 1578 the visit by Queen Elizabeth 1 whom (so legend has it) dropped a silver fan into the moat. Part of the Queen’s entourage included Lord Bacon who had previously been travelling in The Levant (Pallestine). He brought back with him some acorns which the Queen planted on a sheltered spot beneath the house. From these seeds the great Oriental Plane Trees grew. They stand in all their splendour and stature today living up to their majestic origins.

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