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Situated on historic South Quay in Great Yarmouth the Elizabethan House is a unique merchant's house built in 1596. There are two rooms for ceremonies and photo opportunities in our courtyard garden.


  • Venue Type: Museum / Attraction
  • Seated Dining Capacity: 40
  • Reception Capacity: 40
  • # Bedrooms: 0
  • Sleeps # of People: 0
  • Usual Access Time: Invalid date
  • Late Night Extension Available: No
  • Bridal Suite: None


  • Exclusive Use
  • In-house Wedding Coordinator
  • Outdoor Reception Space
  • Disabled Access
  • On-site Parking
  • bridal Changing Facilities
  • Marquee Permitted
  • Open Flame Permitted
  • Pet-Friendly
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Water View
  • City view
  • Grade I/II Listed Building
  • Ballroom
  • Spa On-site

Ceremony and Reception

  • Licensed for Weddings and Civil Ceremonies
  • Outdoor Ceremony Licence
  • Church Within Walking Distance
  • Sound System Available
  • Dancefloor Available
  • Fireworks Permitted
  • Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

  • In-house Catering
  • External Catering Permitted
  • Alcohol License
  • In-house Wine List
  • Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
  • No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Cultural Experience

  • Historical property


    Detailed Description

    Built in 1596, Elizabethan House was once home to prosperous merchants and the great and good of Great Yarmouth society. It stands today as a testament to four centuries of social and domestic change. Wood panelled rooms, richly decorated ceilings and period furniture tell the story of this quayside house which has survived the fall of the fishing industry, town expansion and bombing raids during the World Wars.

    The house, its courtyard garden and quayside setting offer the perfect setting for stunning wedding photographs.

    Ceremonies can be held in two of the Elizabethan House rooms, both with many period features.

    The Dining Room on the ground floor can seat 25 guests.

    The Conspiracy Room on the first floor, reputed to be the venue for the signing of the order which sealed King Charles 1’s fate, can seat a party of 40 guests.

    The property can be hired for exclusive use for half or full days with packages available for wedding breakfasts in association with the nearby Quayside Plaza Restaurant on South Quay.

    Personal Message from the Manager

    Name of Wedding Contact: Andrew Smith

    A warm welcome awaits you at the historic Elizabethan House on South Quay. Please get in touch for more details or to view the property and facilities on offer.


    • Year Business Was Established: 1900
    • # Of Weddings Hosted: Less than 10
    • Public Liability Insurance: Yes

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    Getting here

    • Address:
    • 4 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QH, England
    • Nearest Town:
    • Great Yarmouth
    • Nearest Train Station:
    • Great Yarmouth
    • Nearest Airport:
    • Norwich
    • Travel Notes:
    • situated on historic South Quay in Great Yarmouth near the A47 and A12