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Rookery Meadow is a unique outdoor wedding venue offering a beautiful blank canvas with private lake & acres of meadow to make your own. Enjoy exclusive use for three days, plus free accessories.
Features & Capacity
Venue Type
Garden / Outdoor
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-house Wedding Coordinator
Marquee Permitted
On-site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View
Food and Drink
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
Pricing & Costs
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We charge a fixed hire price of £3,000. For this you will enjoy three days exclusive use, room to camp, separte car park, unlimited hire...
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Rookery Meadow is beyond perfect
Rookery Meadow is beyond perfect and made for the most incredible day. From the moment we first visited the meadow, we knew it would be... 
By Barney and Becs on 26th January 2018
A happy couple
Married in February 2017

The venue is stunning
Gemma and Rob are brilliant, attentive and thoughtful hosts. The venue is stunning whether there's rain or sun. Such a beautiful spot to... 
By Dazed Photography on 26th January 2018
see publication here

A huge thank you
Read their own words on the card pictured below!
By Matt and Steph on 26th January 2018
A happy couple
Married in November 2017

Incredible from start to finish
My brother got married here this weekend and it was incredible from start to finish. Rob and Gemma are so helpful, accommodating and fri... 
By Laura on 26th January 2018
see publication here

Full Description
  • Rookery Meadow is a true blank canvas venue, meaning you have complete control over every element of your special day. Choose your style of marquee or tipi, bring your own food or caterers, or choose from our recommended suppliers. From festival feel tipis to traditional marquees, pizzas, afternoon tea or a three course meal, the choice really is yours. There is no cokage charge or hidden costs, so you have financial as well as create control. With room to camp, you and your guests can pitch a tent, park up a camper van, or hire a beautiful bell tent. As you will enjoy three days exclusive use, why not have family bbq the following day? Our hire price inclues help and support to source and book suppliers, plus help to set up, break down, and event management on the day. Benefit from free unlimited hire of accessories from our barn, including rustic old oak bar, tree of cake, milk urns, log slices, jam jars, straw bales, blanket boxes and brollies. The lake features a jetty, row boat, island and lake walks, offering a beautiful spot for a ceremony or reception. Or have your marquee/ tipi away from the lake in the main meadow, where ancient oak trees offer shade and there are two acres of meadow grass ready for you to fill with guests and games. Whether you are seeking a relaxed day, festival wedfing, classic marquee or something totally wacky, our friendly, flexible approach gives you a real chance to create something truly unique.
  • Personal Message from the Manager
    Name of Wedding Contact: Gemma and Rob Walpole
    When we became engaged there was no question about venues - the best place we could think of celebrating our special day was Rookery Meadow. Nowhere else could offer the freedom to choose everything we wanted, and nowhere else could match the beauty and tranquillity of the natural surroundings. We know that not everyone is as lucky as we are. Most people don’t have a fairy-tale meadow at the bottom of the garden. So we are giving you the opportunity to share ours.
  • Experience
    Year Business Was Established
    # Of Weddings Hosted
    Between 10 and 30
    # Of People In Team
    Public Liability Insurance
Location & Contact Details
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  • Directions
    • Address
    • Saint Margaret South Elmham, Suffolk, England
    • Nearest Town
    • Bungay
    • Nearest Motorway & Junction
    • M11
    • Nearest Train Station
    • Diss
    • Travel Notes
    • A map and instructions on how to find us can be found on our website. As ee only have six weddings a year there is only a sign outside on event days, ensuring we stay a special secret. Please therefore book visits in advance.
    • Nearest Airport
    • Norwich
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?
A rugby themed wedding! The whole day was relaxed with children and families playing games (including rugby!) in the meadow, a gorgeous tipi, live band and lots of smiles, before spending the night under the stars in luxury bell tents.
What’s your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Don't worry about pleasing everyone else - it is your day so create what you want. If you don't want a first dance or a sit down meal, then don't have one! And equally important is enjoy every bit, from the planning to the day itself. It will go so quickly that you neef tp treasure every second.
What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?
Every wedding at Rookery Meadow is completely unique so they are all full of personal touches. One of our favourites was a handmade sweetshop built by the bride and groom.
Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.
Unique Rustic Relaxed Alternative Flexible
Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?
Jetty overlooking the lake
What’s your favourite canapé?
Sausage rolls (they go very well with Pimms!)
What’s your favourite midnight treat?
Walkways lit with fairy lights
What is your venue's most unique feature?
Complete freedom
What part of your business are you most proud of?
The tree of cake!