Alpheton Hall Barns

£4250 - £5500 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
An historic venue with a real difference
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence


Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Cultural Specialists

Jewish Wedding Specialist
Full Description
The fact that it is very rare for us not to receive an unprompted hand written letter of thanks after the wedding says it all. We are not your usual commercial venue, we don't do back to back weddings, we do give exclusive access over 48 hours. We don't charge corkage or unnecessarily restrict your choice of suppliers. We do have separate reception / dancing and ceremonies spaces, no being kicked out in the rain whilst things are reorganised here. We can cope with 200 for both ceremony and meal (licensed for 250) without needing to move anything about during the day, yet weddings for 40 don't feel lost. It is your wedding not ours and the whole day should reflect this with our being available to discretely assist, guide and prompt, if, as and when appropriate. Whilst a rural location we are only 1 mile off the main road and are accessible by double decker buses and artics. The barns, arguably constituting the oldest remnants of a timber framed barn in Europe are understood to have been instigated by Aefflaed sister in law to Edmund I when she settled here and gave the village its name after the death of her husband Bryhtnoth at the Battle of Maldon 993. With sympathetic restoration, oak being self scourced from the bounds of the original (10th century) estate the barns are timeless yet they benefit from fibre internet and discrete high tech wifi controlled PA systems, lighting and heating. Viewings are generally available between dawn and dusk as long as they do not clash with a wedding or the wine bottle.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nicholas (or Carol)
Perhaps out last wedding sums me and the venue up. The father of the Groom booked the venue on behalf of his Son and Daughter in Law to be. When asked by them for the pros and cons he replied to them in both instances - The owner! I am still not quite sure how to take this.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Married in June 2018
November 2018
The best day ever
Our wedding day could not have gone more perfectly and the overwhelming factor of this was Alpheton Hall Barns and Nick, the venue owner. He went over and above the call of duty, helping out with all the set-up the day before, putting us at ease with lots of jokes and offering lots of advice. On the actual day it was like there was five of him - taking photos, fixing the sound/lighting, organising the suppliers and getting the photographer/videographer in place when needed. Amazing!
Location & Contact Details


Church Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BL, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Stansted (Private landing strip 1 mile away)

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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Tragically the wedding where the event came between the death of the bride's mother and her funeral. The bride and her family were amazing emotional but incredible. We were all in awe of them. Everyone could not do enough for them. Save for the tragedy it was the unachievable perfect wedding.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

It's your wedding!

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Either the Harley Davison Ice Cream Trike or the Food served from a dinghy under sail.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Unique and impossible to copy!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Probably the evening sunset in the newly plated arboretum and wild flower garden.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Yes, several but we maintain high standards of privacy.

What’s your favourite canapé?

The one everyone else has already eaten!

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What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our reputation