Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
1 to 9 guests
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Every wedding is unique .. no packages here
- Separate Reception & Ceremony barns .. so no turn round
- Wood fired pizza oven courtyard
- Plenty of space for outdoor drinks & games
- A restored Barn not a Barn conversion
- Our wildlife .. buzzards, deer and bats!
- Set up the day before & take down day after .. relaxed wedding day!
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
Yes, we are an exclusive use venue and hire includes from 12 noon the day before your wedding to set up and decorate until 12 noon the day after your wedding to take down.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes, we are licenced for Civil Ceremonies for up to 250 but prefer up to 200. The Barns are equally suitable, with a change of layout, for much smaller ceremonies. To date our smallest wedding has been just 32 guests.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Yes, we have various woodland or meadow locations where you can hold your ceremony in front of your loved ones and then have a short legal ceremony in our licenced Barn.
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
No, we do not charge corkage and you are welcome to provide your own wine and or drinks for the entire ceremony or to have a pay bar (further details of pay bar options on request).
Can we use our own caterers?
Yes, you may use your own caterers and we do not charge your caterer to use our kitchens. Full Terms & Conditions can be found on our website.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
12 noon the day before the wedding. Ideally we would like you to leave before 6pm in order that you can celebrate the eve of your wedding with your family and or gain some much needed rest! You are welcome to bring a few creative friends and a picnic with you when you are setting up the Barns.
What time does the reception need to finish?
12 midnight with the exception of New Year's Eve when we would be happy to request a 1 hr extension to our licence.
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
Yes, we do have a sound limiter for your own safety (further details on request) but we do not have close neighbours. We have amazing acoustics in the Barn and would be happy to talk to you or your band or Disco.
Are fireworks allowed?
No, we have too many animals and wildlife for fireworks to be safely set off but sparklers are permitted (subject to collection of spent sparklers).
Is confetti allowed?
Yes, but please only natural petal confetti.
Are candles allowed?
Yes, but only within fireproof containers which extend beyond the height of the candle flame eg tea lights in jars.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
Is there accommodation on site?
No, although Camping may be possible during Summer / Early Autumn
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
Yes, we are fortunate to be surrounded by some beautiful market towns and villages which offer plenty of hotel and B&B accommodation.
About Alpheton Hall Barns
Stunning exclusive use Barn wedding and reception venue close to the Suffolk / Essex border. The interlinked Barns are licensed for ceremonies and available for you to create your unique wedding and reception. No packages, corkage or commissions.
We are ideally located between the Suffolk market towns of Bury St Edmunds (10 miles) and Sudbury (5 miles) on the Suffolk / Essex border. The Barns can be found on a no through road tucked into a valley less than a mile from the village of Alpheton (A134). We are close to the historic wool town of Lavenham and to Long Melford and there is plenty of local accommodation nearby.
Our stunning wedding Barns are licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 250 guests. However, due to their layout they are also ideal for smaller weddings, ceremonies or celebrations for 40+ guests.
The Grade II Listed Barns have been carefully restored to retain their original character and in good weather the beautiful full height double barn doors can be opened up to bring the outside in. The black featherboarded exterior, honey-coloured oak and lime plastered interior and vintage tin roof are the perfect backdrop to any colour scheme.
To get your party started the barns have been fitted out with discrete hi-tech full colour changing LED lighting, heating and sound systems as well as professional standard kitchens and smart services and are suitable for year round use. Extensive outdoor space includes the woodfired pizza oven courtyard, wedding garden with brick drinks terrace and natural wildflower 'confetti' garden with woodland photo spots.
Surrounded by beautiful Suffolk countryside full of wildlife and wild flowers, Alpheton Hall Barns are the perfect backdrop to your wedding.