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!

Nat & Jacob

Space and Facilities at Suffolk Barn A wonderful space to make your own Perfect for your bespoke event

flexible seating at Suffolk Barn wedding and events venue

flexible formal seating areas

Separate Areas at Suffolk Barn

separate meeting / reception area

There is a dance floor at Suffolk Barn

dance floor

Staging area at Suffolk Barn


Suffolk Barn has a ktichen area for outside caterers

kitchen area for outside caterers

LED Lighting at Suffolk Barn

led lighting

Marquee space at Suffolk Barn

space for a marquee

Expansive outside space at The Suffolk Barn at Hawstead

expansive outside space

Countryside views at Hawstead Suffolk Barn

stunning countryside views

Packages at Suffolk Barn

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.

Suffolk Barn wedding & events venue set up for a civil ceremonyImagine your civil ceremony at Suffolk Barn

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

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