9 Unique & Unusual Wedding Venues in Norfolk
Wedding Venues in Norwich & Norfolk
Something a little different
Looking for a wedding venue in Norfolk that’s a little outside the norm?
I’ve got you!
Here’s 9 alternative wedding venues in and around Norwich for your viewing pleasure.
I’ve photographed close to 200 weddings and I’ve been to all sorts of different wedding venue.
Church weddings and hotel receptions are still very popular (it’s how we did our wedding). But there is so much more out now than there ever was when we were planning our wedding.
There are wedding venues in Norwich and Norfolk today that just a few years ago didn’t exist or, simply, were not well known about.
So, here, to give you a little flavour for what’s out there – a little guide to help you explore your wedding venue options in Norfolk. Your guide to a few of Norfolk’s quirkier, alternative, wedding venues, venues that are sure to help you put your own stamp on things and wow your wedding guests!
If you’re looking to do things a little differently, to make your wedding really stand out, read on and see which one is your favourite!
1. The Halls
St Andrews, Norwich
The Halls is a relatively new kid on the block when it comes to weddings but I was lucky enough to have two weddings there this year. I love a wedding in the heart of Norwich and if it’s the heart of the city that you’re looking to get married in, then a wedding at the Halls should definitely be on your list.
St Andrew’s Hall, Blackfriars’ Hall and The Crypt (with Becket’s Chapel) are registered for civil ceremonies. If you’re getting married at the Halls, you can choose to host your reception there as well or, alternatively, why not explore what else the city might have on offer for your wedding reception.
The last wedding I photographed at the Halls included a wedding breakfast at the Belgian Monk and the wedding before, a wedding breakfast and reception at Cinema City!
2. The Keeper and the Dell
This outdoor wedding venue in Norfolk is a real gem.
An enchanting, one-of-a-kind outdoor venue, the Dell is a wonderfully secluded space, nestled below an ancient woodland that provides the most beautiful outdoor backdrop.
A fully licensed wedding venue, a wedding at the Keeper and the Dell is one you can truly put your own stamp on.
A family run venue, they will make sure you have the best time! If you’re keen on marrying under Norfolk’s big blue skies, this is a must-see!
3. Cinema City
A wedding at Cinema City and the Dining Rooms is very definitely not your usual wedding venue.
This venue is situated right across the road from the Halls wedding venue, mentioned above, in the heart of Norwich.
If you have a love of film and want to combine that with marrying the love of your life, this is the perfect Norwich wedding venue.
If you have your heart set on getting married in a church, this City centre venue is surrounded by them. Not planning on a church wedding? Then, all three of the cinema screens are licensed for weddings!
If I was getting married again (and I hasten to add, I’m not*) this would be a major contender. You can Skype your relatives on the big screen, those who couldn’t make the big day.
You can watch your favourite film or a personal video on screen (Indiana Jones or, a little Die Hard on your wedding day – OMG!). And on top of all that your choice of soundtrack in surround sound as you walk down the aisle (and that’s a “Yes” to the Jaws soundtrack)!
Plus, the food at the Dining Rooms is heaven and their courtyard garden is one of a kind – it’s like dining outdoors, indoors 🤯 (*decided – I am, at least, renewing my vows here!)
4. The Boathouse
Very much one of a kind, this stunning and unique wedding venue overlooks the Ormesby Broad.
Fancy arriving to your wedding aboard a boat? Then the Boathouse is the wedding venue for you. I don’t know of any or, many other places in Norfolk you can do that! ‘Gentleman Jim’, their Edwardian launch adds a very unique addition to your big day.
And it’s one of the most perfect settings to watch the sunset too – a wedding at the Boathouse is very definitely unique, it’s an absolute beauty of a venue.
5. Langley Abbey
This beautiful Abbey, nestled away in the Norfolk countryside, boasts beautiful views indoor and out.
With soaring wooden beams and exposed brickwork, you can feel the history in the building but the venue blends the old and new beautifully and it’s a venue that is bound to impress your guests.
Langley Abbey is a really picturesque choice of wedding venue and will look great in your wedding photos too. Not only that but the people running the show have years upon years of event planning and coordinating weddings and the food is to die for, after all, it’s run by Brasted’s!
6. Glebe Farm Barn
Another new wedding venue in Norfolk, Glebe Farm Barn is a dry-hire venue, meaning you have absolute control over how this venue can be styled!
Glebe Farm Barn gas absolutely loads of space for you and your guest to roam free. A courtyard area and fields, for food vans, camping, bell tents, bouncy castles, garden games or, simply for running around drunk and naked (*I’m not sure what the rules are about the nakedness so, please check with the venue before booking)!
No list of quirky wedding venues in Norfolk would be complete without this place.
Voewood has to be seen to be believed.
An Arts and Crafts style house in Kelling, near Holt, it is truly unusual, in all the best ways!
I’ve said it before, I’ve been there many a time but each time I go, I find something new about the place – I’m sure it’s alive. At the very least, it has a whole lot of soul! Check it out.
8. Bressingham Hall
How many places in Norfolk can your ride the Gallopers on your wedding day?
The three-abreast Gallopers are Bressingham’s centre piece and are available to hire on your wedding day. It never fails to entertain and brings out the child in everyone.
Bressingham Hall is famous for it’s, world renowned, gardens. These make for a beautiful space for your guests to wander and explore and for you to have some portraits taken for your wedding album.
But for me, at least, it is Bressingham Hall’s fair-ground attraction that really gives this Norfolk wedding venue it’s unusual edge.
Yes, Thursford Garden Pavilion may have a carousel but that’s not a Gallopers and if you don’t know the difference, it’s back to school for you!
9. Godwick Hall
A wedding at Godwick Hall is something special.
This spectacular, secluded, rustic barn, wedding venue is just perfect for an indoor or, an outdoor wedding in Norfolk.
Surrounded by unspoiled views of the Norfolk countryside, it is the most serene of settings.
Family run, Godwick pride themselves on their friendly and personal service. Much like the Keeper and the Dell, mentioned above, the folks at Godwick will do their utmost to accommodate you vision for your big day!
It’s a magical kind of place and although last on this list, it is very far from the last place you should consider.
You should, very definitely, add this one to your list of wedding venues to see in Norwich and Norfolk.
So there you have it, nine of my favourite, unusual wedding venues in Norwich and Norfolk. Each one with it’s own vibe and each deserving of your attention. Check them out, one of them is sure to sing to you!
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