£3500 - £3500 for Venue Hire
Up to 150
1 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
Rookery Meadow is a unique outdoor wedding venue offering a beautiful blank canvas with private lake & meadow to make your own. Enjoy exclusive use for 3 days, plus free prop hire & an event manager.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,500
Maximum Price
£3,500
We charge a fixed hire price of £3,500. For this you will enjoy three days exclusive use, room to camp, separate car park, unlimited hire of accessories from the barn of curiosities, help to source and contact suppliers, help to set up and breakdown, event management on the day, and a generator to provide power! You can also spend your wedding night under the stars in our bridal bell tent complete with wooden double bed, and you and any other campers will have access to a private shower, toilet and utility room.
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
150
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
1
Sleeps No. of People
35
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
01:00 AM

Venue

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

Ceremony & Reception

Dancefloor Available
Confetti Permitted

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
Rookery Meadow is a true blank canvas venue, meaning you have complete control over every element of your special day. From a festival-feel tipi to a traditional white marquee, pizzas, afternoon tea or a three course meal, the choice really is yours. There is no corkage charge or hidden costs, so you have financial as well as create control. Campers are welcome whilst you can spend the night under the stars in our bridal bell tent. As you will enjoy three days exclusive use, why not have family bbq the following day? Our hire price includes 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 props from our Barn of Curiosities, including the rustic old oak bar, tree of cake, milk urns, log slices, jam jars, straw bales, blanket boxes and much more. 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 meadow, where ancient oak trees offer shade and there are two acres of grass ready for you to fill with guests and games. Whether you are seeking a relaxed day, festival wedding or classic marquee wedding, our flexible approach gives you a genuine chance to create something truly unique. Hire is £3,500, there is no VAT to pay and the price includes: - exclusive use for three days (Friday to Sunday) - generator and wiring - unlimited free prop hire from the Barn of Curiosities - support to research and contact suppliers - event manager on the big day - freedom to camp - bridal bell tent - shower room Facilities such as a marquee/ tipi, catering, drinks, entertainment, celebrant and flowers are not included and are hired in by each couple. We support you in seeking out the things that meet your needs and have a list of recommended suppliers to inspire you. The average total cost of a Rookery Meadow wedding, including hire, is £16,000.

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
2015
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
(16)
Barney & Becs
Wedding: September 2016
January 2019
Magical Venue for a magical day
Rookery Meadow could not have been any more than we could have wished for. We were really hoping to make our wedding very personal and our own and Gemma and Matt allow you complete autonomy to do that and the big added bonus is they help you do it! It's a magical setting that even on a rainy day that we had still looks beautiful. Gemma and Matt are the best managers, offer so much flexibility and are very hands on- not like you would get in most places. We would not have had the day we had without them. We were able to make the marquee completely our own, get our own caterers and bring all of our own booze to cater for everyone. We had a pub marquee added on where the venue offer an actual pub bar which looked amazing. We got to extend our wedding overnight and in the morning with our guest camping next to us in the field so got to relive it all the next day. I can not recommend this place enough for your wedding day. It was absolutely perfect, so much so that we can't help but take ourselves back there every year on our anniversary. Thank you for such a magical day!
Lizzy and James
Wedding: August 2016
January 2019
The best DIY wedding ever!
Rookery Meadow is a stunning wedding venue. If you want a personalised wedding where you have a blank canvas and can create whatever you want then this is the place for you! It sounds overwhelming but with Gemma and Rob’s help and advise anything seemed possible! They have so many contacts for everything and anything to do with weddings. We had tipis, outdoor games, an oak bar, live band, the boat on the lake and camping for guests. Our wedding is still widely talked about with our friends and we loved it! You can create whatever you want. I would highly recommend.
Helen Cobbin
Wedding: July 2017
December 2018
Absolutely stunning location run by an amazingly helpful couple
We searched everywhere for our perfect location and then we came across this meadow. It is absolutely stunning and really has to be seen to be believed. Gemma & Rob were incredible and their hard work really did make the day completely perfect for us. They have thought of everything and ensure that the day runs smoothly and they could not have done any more to help. We had the most amazing weekend and have gorgeous photos plastered all over our house to prove it (there were so many incredible shots that we could pick just a few to have framed!). I cannot recommend this place enough you will not be disappointed!
Helen Cobbin
Wedding: July 2017
December 2018
Absolutely stunning location run by an amazingly helpful couple
We searched everywhere for our perfect location and then we came across this meadow. It is absolutely stunning and really has to be seen to be believed. Gemma & Rob were incredible and their hard work really did make the day completely perfect for us. They have thought of everything and ensure that the day runs smoothly and they could not have done any more to help. We had the most amazing weekend and have gorgeous photos plastered all over our house to prove it (there were so many incredible shots that we could pick just a few to have framed!). I cannot recommend this place enough you will not be disappointed!
Trish
Wedding: August 2017
December 2018
Just Perfect
Rookery Meadow was just the perfect place for our wedding, space and freedom to create the most relaxed day you could wish for. Over a year ago and so many fond memories from the amazing Gemma and Rob who could not have done more for us both on the day and in the creation. The lake is such a great frontage for tipis and the addition of being able to camp over with friends and family just made for a perfect weekend. We cannot speak highly enough of these two......
Rosie and Johnny
Wedding: August 2016
December 2018
Amazing day at a stunning location with wonderful people!!
Our day at Rookery meadow was so perfect - Gemma and Rob pulled out all the stops to ensure we were 100% happy. The location is remote and peaceful with plenty of amazing photo opportunities - Gemma and Rob helped us with all the planning and offered great ideas and tips which made the whole process so easy and enjoyable. We really couldn't recommend this place enough - special, unpretentious, beautiful, value for money and our guests loved it! Rosie and Johnny x
Location & Contact Details

Address

Harleston, Suffolk

Travel Notes

A map and instructions on how to find us can be found on our website. A we only have six weddings a year there is only a sign outside on event days, ensuring we stay a little bit secret! Please therefore book visits in advance.

Nearest Town

Bungay

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M11

Nearest Train Station

Diss

Nearest Airport

Norwich

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FAQ
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Unique Rustic Relaxed Alternative Flexible

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 quickly so treasure every second.

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

Not that we know of!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Walkways lit with fairy lights

Where’s the best photo spot 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.

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

The beautiful lake

What’s your favourite canapé?

Sausage rolls (they go very well with Pimms!)

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

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.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

On the jetty overlooking the lake

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The personal support we give each couple
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