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Smeetham Hall Barn

£2999 - £5199 for Venue Hire
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

Venue Hire Only

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Our venue-only hire includes tables/chairs. You choose from our list of six caterers. Our packages include a 3-course, sit-down weddi...
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We offer different packages for different times of the year and for both mid-week and weekend weddings. We also offer twilight wedding ...
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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

Church Within Walking Distance
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.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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No. of People In Team
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Bridget Hyde Parker
Married in March 2019
March 2019
The most amazing wedding day
It was a truly amazing day. Thank you so much for looking after us xx
Bridget Hyde Parker
Married in December 2018
December 2018
Thank you so much
On behalf of my husband and I we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved at making our wedding day perfect on 1/12/2018. From our first visit to Smeetham ...
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Katrina Skybak Doyle
Wedding: December 2017
November 2018
Amazing venue - could not recommend enough!
A totally amazing venue to do wedding flowers and fantastic place to work! Bridget and her team are utterly brilliant and will help you at any turn - could not recommend ...
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Bridget Hyde Parker
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Thank you so much
Thank you all so much for your hard work and everything you did to make our wedding day perfect. You were amazing at being there every step of the way and answering all ...
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Chris Hewitson
Married in December 2016
August 2017
A Perfect Day!
Dear Bridget,  Happy New Year to you!  We had such a wonderful wedding at Smeetham Hall Barn on Saturday 17th December. Our day was just perfect! Thank you so much for al...
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Chris Hewitson
Married in October 2016
August 2017
Best Day of Our Lives!
Dear Bridget, We wanted to say a huge thank you for helping to make our wedding day the best day of our lives!  You were incredible on the day, a true unsung hero, that m...
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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
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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They truly are all special!

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.

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?

I don't have one!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

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

What part of your business are you most proud of?

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

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook DiscountSENSATIONAL special offer for all remaining 2019 weekend dates: £6,199 (incl. VAT) catering for 80 day guests/a total of 100 evening guests; DJ