Smeetham Hall Barn

£5999 - £9439 for a package
Up to 150
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Although still a working farm, Smeetham Hall is a stunning setting for your wedding and is widely known to be a leading wedding venue in Essex.
Pricing & Costs

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
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Take a look at our website ( and read through our SPECIAL OFFER packages for weekends in March 2020 and any remaining weekends for April to December 2020. These both include a videographer!

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Prices Start At
Maximum Price
Number of Guests Included
Midweek package prices cater for 50day guests and weekend packages cater to 80 guests. 2019: Our midweek packages, £5,649 (inc. VAT), cater for 50 day guests/100 evening guests; DJ 2020: Save £500 on any March 2020 weekend package: Friday: £6,655 Saturday: £7,155 Sunday: £6,155 60 day guests for a 3-course sit-down wedding breakfast/catering for 100 total evening guests Videographer - 8 hours of filming DJ No corkage AND Save £500 on any April to December 2020 weekend package: Friday: £8,939 Saturday: £9,439 Sunday: £8,439 80 day guests for a 3-course sit-down wedding breakfast/catering for 100 total evening guests Videographer - 8 hours of filming DJ No corkage Additional guests charged at £36-38 per head.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Bridal Suite
Changing Only
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


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

Ceremony & Reception

Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Dancefloor Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Full Description
When it comes to weddings, we know that there is no 'one size to fit all' package. Whether you are looking for a venue for your wedding reception, civil ceremony or both, we are sure to have something to suit you. For a Saturday wedding, the Barn is available from 9am on Friday until midday on Sunday. For a Tuesday wedding, for example, the Barn is available from 2pm on Monday until midday on Wednesday. Charges for a weekend include bank holidays. A booking fee of £750 is required to confirm a booking and the balance is due eight weeks prior to the wedding date. No corkage! A huge saving!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Bridget
Our couples are very important to us and we look after them from the minute they book until the end of their wedding day - they are welcome to come and see the Barn as many times as they like, or, they can call and chat to ask as many questions as they like! We never mind. We want them to have a wonderful experience in planning their wedding.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Catherine & Damien
Married in February 2020
February 2020
Everything we dreamed of!
Hello all at Smeetham, Damien and I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the most amazing day yesterday. It was everything we dreamed of and we are over the moon with how it all went - largely due to all your help! So many people commented on how beautiful the place was, how helpful and gracious the staff were, and you did everything possible to make our day so amazing. THANK YOU! We will send you some snaps soon!
Mr & Mrs Mapham
Married in January 2020
January 2020
Truly perfect day
An amazing venue, an incredibly supportive team and honest to god the best day of my life. If you are looking for a beautiful, versatile space to celebrate your wedding day then look no further. I love looking at all the couples styling choices that have got married here as it really can look so different and personal and that’s why I fell in love with it so much. Thank you so, so much for everything. Truly was the perfect day.
Gerry & Trevor
Married in December 2019
February 2020
We had such a fabulous time!
Dear Bridget Just writing to say a huge thank you to you and your team for making our Wedding Day so special. We had such a fabulous time. All of our guests loved the venue as much as we did. All of your suppliers were great to deal with and made the whole experience so stress free. This is of course a reflection on you and confirmed our confidence in you formed at our first meeting about a year ago! Sending our best wishes.
Mr & Mrs Andy Snowling
Married in December 2019
December 2019
Absolutely perfect
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so absolutely perfect. You were totally amazing! We will cherish the day and memories forever. I could not have asked for anything more and you will hold a special place in my heart forever (sorry getting emotional again!). You are all amazing at what you do!
Lauren & Sam
Married in November 2019
January 2020
Bridget and the team, THANK you from the bottom of our hearts for everything. Our wedding day was simply PERFECT! Love, Lauren and Sam
Lauren and Warren
Married in November 2019
March 2020
We felt so loved and looked after!
Dear Bridget, Sophie and all at Smeetham, We wanted to send you (a little belated) a huge, huge THANK YOU for all you provided for our beautiful wedding. We have finally got settled after a wonderful honeymoon, Christmas and New Year and look very fondly over our wedding day! We could not have asked for more at Smeetham. You gave us a perfect day and we are honestly so grateful. We felt so loved and looked after and wish we could do it all over again! Wishing you the best for 2020.

Spring Open Day

26th April 2020
Come and enjoy seeing our beautiful Barn set up for a wedding. A glass of fizz and bacon roll will greet you - what better way to spend a Sunday!! 11am-2pm. No appointment necessary.
Location & Contact Details


Smeetham Hall Lane, Sudbury, Essex, CO10 7EU, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Don't Tell the Bride

Industry Awards (1)

Venue of the Year 2019 for the South East

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They truly are all special in their own ways.

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

To ask as many questions as they need and to visit Smeetham as much as possible to feel at home.

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

The wedding cake made by the groom!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, personal, historic, romantic, relaxed

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

There are so many but a sunset shot in our wild flower meadow in the summer.

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

Yes! But the secrets are ours!

What’s your favourite canapé?

We only get to look! Mini shepherd's pies always look amazing.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Hard to decide!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The romantic atmosphere - lots of fairy lights, lots of beams and lots of candles

What part of your business are you most proud of?

I get great joy in showing couples around the Barn - it speaks for itself.