If your countryside wedding dreams include an atmospheric barn full of characterful beams, exposed brick and high ceilings, plus beautiful grounds for your photos and plenty of space for your bridal party to stay, then Elms Barn on the Norfolk/Suffolk border near Beccles could be ‘The One’ for you.
It’s not just the stunning setting that makes this rural wedding venue stand out from the crowd though. The real beauty of holding your big day here is that you can have the whole venue on an exclusive use basis for three whole days! So, if you’re worried your celebration will pass by in a flash, you can hold events either side of your big day or simply use the extra days to prepare to perfection and take your time to enjoy the magical surroundings.
There’s no such thing as a cookie cutter wedding at Elms Barn, so you won’t have to choose between packages that don’t suit your exact needs and desires. Instead it’s a completely bespoke experience with Wedding and Events Director Ruth Melton working alongside you to create a unique big day and guiding you through the whole process from viewing the venue and menu and wine tasting through to ensuring the big day runs perfectly to plan. Forget compromises, the sky’s the limit here! And, if you like lots of choice you’ll be in your element with 20 acres of grounds, including a smart patio area with pond, a gorgeous 17th century barn and a luxurious marquee to make your own. Elms Barn works for all sorts of weddings too, with the ability to host intimate celebrations as well as large, grand affairs.
Planning your big day at Elms Barn is a completely stress-free experience, as everything from exquisite food to your big day transport is taken care of. Executive head chef Shel Gibbs and her team of talented chefs have created a selection of seasonal menus that celebrate the very best of Norfolk and Suffolk produce and work with each couple to ensure the wedding breakfast is a highlight of the day. The team can also provide food and drink for any pre- or post-wedding events with the choice of everything from fine dining to BBQs or street food.
Elms Barn also have a beautiful classic Brooklands Bentley car that you can use to make your grand entrance as well as an in-house florist, Teena Freeland, who will collaborate with you to bring your floral vision to life. The icing on the wedding cake? You can party hard knowing that at the end of the night your bed is only a short walk away, thanks to the stunning on-site accommodation that sleeps up to 24. The luxurious accommodation is split between two cottages and a self-catering lodge, with a wow-factor Bridal Suite for the newlyweds. If you’ve got a larger guest list, another 20 guests can be accommodated at the Loddon Swan, the venue’s sister boutique hotel and pub a short drive away. Step this way for your happy ever after!
Image credits: James Rouse Photography
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Elms Barn, Toft Monks, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 0EJ
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