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£3000 - £3000 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
18 Bedrooms
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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.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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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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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space
Water View

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Barney and Becs
Married in February 2017
January 2018
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 the place for us and there was no...
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Dazed Photography
Wedding: October 2017
January 2018
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 get hitched, highly recommend!
Matt and Steph
Married in November 2017
January 2018
A huge thank you
Read their own words on the card pictured below!
Wedding: September 2017
January 2018
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 friendly and they work so hard to mak...
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Location & Contact Details


Saint Margaret South Elmham, Suffolk, England

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.

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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 is your No. 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!