Welcome to the Suffolk Barn, we still have dates available for wedding bookings for 2024 and of course for 2025!
Suffolk Barn is the perfect bespoke wedding & events venue
As well as being suitable for any occasion, whether it be a ceremony, wedding reception, special occasion, birthday, anniversary or other social event, if you are looking for a venue which is exclusive and flexible with the utmost privacy the Suffolk Barn has it all
Suffolk Barn at Hawstead Place
The Suffolk Barn sits in a unique position on a southern slope within the ancient parkland of Hawstead Place just 2 miles south of Bury St Edmunds. The barn retains all the original character from its past and is available to use for wedding receptions and civil ceremonies, parties and all types of business and private events.
The barn has a huge timber frame and is traditionally clad. It has a unique setting with large threshing doors opening South and East onto historic parkland with stunning views, adjoining the parkland are ancient fishponds, a moat and additional historic features.
Suffolk Barn dates back to 1423 and was constructed in its day as a courtyard in front of one of the county’s grandest houses.
The entrance and drive way is lined with an avenue of lime trees and opens out into ancient parkland populated with the three largest oriental plane trees in England, planted by Elizabeth I in August 1578.
My husband and I chose Suffolk Barn to have our Autumn themed wedding back in October 2019 and honestly couldn’t have had a more beautiful venue.
It was nice and private, plenty of space to host all of our guests. It felt like with very little effort you can make the barn into whatever theme you want, which is good when planning something like a wedding!
Space and Facilities at Suffolk Barn A wonderful space to make your own Perfect for your bespoke event
flexible formal seating areas
separate meeting / reception area
kitchen area for outside caterers
space for a marquee
expansive outside space
stunning countryside views
create your ideal package
At Suffolk Barn we are able to offer bespoke wedding and event packages. We can provide all the services you may need for your event including food and beverage, DJ and entertainment and even the flowers in an all-inclusive package. Or you can pick and choose individual elements as required.
Here at Hawstead Place Events we know and understand that each event is unique and individual. We take great pride in ensuring this is the case for all our hosts and guests whatever their planned celebration or event.
For more information about what we can offer and our package prices, please get in touch.
Inspiration and Recommendations
We have worked alongside some fantastic caterers, florists, wedding planners etc and have put together some resources you might find of help when putting together your special occasion. Take a look at our hints & tips HERE
Your Wedding Venue
The flexibility of our Barn space makes it perfect for both small and large Weddings. Facilities available include capacity to seat formally up to 190 guests, a separate meeting / reception area, a kitchen area for outside caterers, loos, LED lighting, staging and a dance floor.
Whether it be a birthday, charity event, concert or somewhere for your family and friends to come together, the Barn is perfect for parties and all types of business and private events.
Music or Recording Events
The barn acoustics are literally second to none. We have hosted live recorded music ensembles, choirs, a micro live concert and even a big charity pop concert as well as multiple bands for parties and weddings. The options are endless with such a quiet and secluded setting.
Suffolk Barn can provide the space needed for small intimate meetings or big fundraiser events. We have tables and chairs for up to 160 people, as well as a fully equipped kitchen to cater for any occasion.
The Old Forge is a beautifully converted 2/3 bedroom barn adjoining an historic 15th century courtyard surrounded by organic grassland and set in undulating open countryside with stunning views.