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Hockering House

£5500 - £6000 for a package
Up to 150
5 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Open May through to September - design your own Norfolk wedding. Looking for an intimate woodland experience or an elegant affair with real character? The day is yours to create with Hockering House.
Pricing & Costs

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Number of Guests Included
Open from May through to September ONLY - This is inclusive of exclusive hire of the Hockering House Estate inc a beautiful lined, tradi...
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Usual Access Time
12:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted

Cultural Experience

Asian Weddings
Jewish Weddings
Muslim Weddings
Open to all, you just
Full Description
With 8 years wedding experience, we at Hockering House help you to create a wedding individual to you. Each week is different and with only one event per week, we dedicate our time to you and your experience. Nestled in the heart of Norfolk’s beautiful countryside, yet is just 15 minutes from Norwich, Hockering House is a truly unique venue with no set packages, no set menus - the only limitation is your imagination. Hockering House is licensed to conduct both civil marriage weddings and partnerships, duo ceremonies, and is also the perfect venue for your renewal of vows, naming and humanist ceremonies. We offer ceremonies both on the lawn or in the woodland. The grounds and parkland of this handsome country house are exclusively yours for your day and we only have one wedding per week so there is plenty of time to set up with family & friends. With over 15 years of event experience, from the first meeting to your last dance, owners Oliver and Sam Berney will help you create your bespoke and unforgettable wedding day. Whether you are looking for that beautiful elegant wedding or maybe wanting something unique and fun, then Hockering House is your unique-to- you Wedding Venue in Norfolk. You are guaranteed a warm welcome, our home becomes yours. So, if you are the slightest bit intrigued and want to know more, just send Sam Berney an enquiry now. Finally, we are able to offer the ultimate glamping experience for you and your wedding guests. Gorsey Meadow provides a rural escape of tranquillity and natural relaxation. With brand new bell tents that sleep up to 22, a 'pitch-your-own' spot and two fire pits, the estate is fully yours for the day and night. All the tents must be purchased and costs start at £41 per head for two nights. Not a glamping fan? Not to worry! We have a full list of local and trusted accommodation spots.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Sam
As this is our home we take huge pride in ensuring every little detail of your day is exactly as you want it. No wedding is ever the same as we encourage individuality at each and every event.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Niall & Abbi
Married in June 2018
June 2018
Perfect is the only word to describe our experience at Hockering House. From the first time we met Sam through the next 18 months she was fabulous to work with. Nothing i...
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David & Charlann
Married in July 2017
July 2017
Heaven for children and adults!
Why choose Hockering House? Apart from the beautiful and tranquil surroundings reminiscent of many an English postcard, the most important thing for us when choosing the ...
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Katy & Elliott
Wedding: July 2017
July 2017
Ice creams!
What a lovely venue, I served ice creams at Katy & Elliott's wedding on Saturday & Sam ( the owner ) was so friendly & accommodating , was a pleasure to meet you Sam Tha...
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Mr & Mrs Murrell
Wedding: July 2017
July 2017
We could not have been looked after better
We went to my grandson and his new wife wedding reception in June and it was the most amazing and beautiful place and we could not have been looked after better by all th...
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Mr & Mrs Snowling
Married in July 2017
July 2017
Where do we start with writing this review. Me and my husband had our wedding at Hockering House last Friday (7/7/17) and we can not thank Sam enough for all of her hard ...
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Claire & Simon Riches
Married in June 2017
June 2017
Truely Amazing
Hockering House......what a TRULY AMAZING place to get married!!! Me and my husband had our wedding there on 3rd June 2017 and what a day it was. From the start when we c...
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Location & Contact Details


Dereham, Norfolk, England

Nearest Town

Dereham, Norwich

Nearest Train Station

Wymondham / norwich

Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They are all happy occassions but we had a Chinese Groom once who's uncle headed up the Dragon Dancers in London. They came and danced at the wedding, an incredible performance to watch.

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

Have fun! Don't have what you feel you should have, have what you want!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Secluded, beautiful, relaxed, memorable, grand

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The avenue in the parkland

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

Yes but our privacy rules mean we can't disclose.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini roast beef in yorkshire pudding

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A sweet Crepe from Christophe's Crepes

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The space & peace and quiet

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The incredible testimonials we continually receive

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Special OfferHockering House are excited to offer a £500 discount on our remaining 2018 dates including the 23rd & 30th June, the 7th July, and the 4th & 18th August.