The Keeper and the Dell

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£6000 - £7000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
We had planned to reopen for Viewings & Visits at by now but looks like they may be pushed into early Summer. This is all still good as we're making the most of this extra downtime in getting The Keeper and the Dell lovelier than ever. We're also still taking 'Bookings without Viewing' and also happy to chat by email or phone if you need any more details than I've added here. 
A Unique & Bohemian, fully licensed Norfolk Wedding Venue with Rustic Barn and Traditional Marquee set in a beautiful and exclusive Dell, with camping & wooden huts in pretty woodland gardens.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£6,000
Maximum Price
£7,000
Every celebration here is individual and has a wonderful ‘homespun’ feel to it, our charges therefore do vary slightly depending on what is hired and for how long, but as a guideline our rates are between £6000~£7000
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
100
Reception Capacity
100
No. of Bedrooms
3
Sleeps No. of People
60
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
11:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
11:00 AM

Venue

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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Full Description
The Keeper and the Dell is a wonderfully secluded, outdoor wedding venue in Norfolk. A beautiful collective of a traditional canvas marquee in a pretty woodland dell, an eighteenth century Gamekeeper's barn, camping gardens, firepit and a little wood cabin ~ making it the most perfectly romantic of places to host a unique Norfolk wedding. ​ Take your Vows in any of our beautiful outdoor spaces, such as the Dell, the Birch Garden or on the Terrace, completing the service either in our Outdoor Ceremony Den or in the Barn. The Keeper and the Dell is nestled below the trees of a woodland estate, in private grounds where you can happily enjoy your celebration with your close friends & family, just the way you always dreamed.​​​ ​ Bookings are made with exclusive use over a weekend, for up to 100 guests ~ giving you space and time to make the most of this delightful venue to create your own wedding in the style you love. Whether it be simply rustic, classic chic, bohemian hip or vintage homemade ~ the possibilities are delightfully endless. ​ ​ Surrounded by a medieval grove, The Keeper and the Dell offers the Bride & Groom and their guests a pretty, romantic venue with the wonderful chance to celebrate & sleep under the stars, all within a beautiful country setting. We help with all your planning, offer on the day coordinating, can introduce you to great local vendors, but we don't tie you to any particular suppliers and better still ~ there's no corkage!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lolly
As a wedding venue owner with a keen interest for the nostalgic and a love of the outdoors, I adore that our venue, with its amazing history immersed in the countryside around it, has the chance to be a chapter in a couples very own love story

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
12
Reviews
(14)
Denise Grey
Wedding: August 2018
December 2018
Mrs Denise Grey
This place is literally a little piece of heaven. You can feel how much thought and feeling goes into making your stay special. Found it very sad to go back to reality 💜
Lizzi
Wedding: July 2018
December 2018
World Class venue with a Family Atmosphere
We attended a celebration and had the best time - the landscaping is so stunning and the people and staff who work here are really lovely. It’s a great place to let your hair down and party and you will be well looked after.
Claire
Wedding: August 2018
December 2018
Gorgeous wedding
Attention to detail is what caught my eye at this wedding , it made it all so special, unique and wonderful fun. A real sense of calmness
Vicki and kiki
Wedding: July 2018
December 2018
Gorgeous venue
I've been lucky to attend a few events at the gorgeous venue. It's a fairy tale setting with its rustic charm it looks like a film set and perfect for unique weddings with a twist and similar celebrations. The hosts are so welcoming and cater for every detail. I couldn't think of a more beautiful spot for a wedding
Rachel + Andy
Wedding: July 2018
November 2018
Nothing quite like it!
I photographed a wedding at the Keeper at the start of the Summer. I'd been looking forward to it for a while and it didn't disappoint. It lent itself to the Bride and Groom's extremely laid back plans so incredibly well. There's a magic and atmosphere about the place that makes it easy to forget where you are and just get on with enjoying yourself which, is exactly the way it should be! From a photographers perspective, it's got some great scenery to play with in both candid captures and for portraits. I can not wait to go back again!
Rachel + Andy
Wedding: July 2018
November 2018
Nothing quite like it!
I photographed a wedding at the Keeper at the start of the Summer. I'd been looking forward to it for a while and it didn't disappoint. It lent itself to the Bride and Groom's extremely laid back plans so incredibly well. There's a magic and atmosphere about the place that makes it easy to forget where you are and just get on with enjoying yourself which, is exactly the way it should be! From a photographers perspective, it's got some great scenery to play with in both candid captures and for portraits. I can not wait to go back again!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Norwich, Norfolk

Travel Notes

We're slightly off the beaten track, so it's best to pop our postcode into Google Maps first. There are some great local taxi companies who know us well and are very reasonable. Let them do the driving and you can enjoy yourself all the more!

Nearest Town

Norwich

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A47

Nearest Train Station

Norwich

Nearest Airport

Norwich

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Press & Awards
(7)

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Top Wedding Venue Guide
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

K.I.S.S. ~ Keep It Simple, Stupid!

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

yes, but we don't divulge

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

All of our weddings have been so special & individual in their own way, we really couldn't choose a best.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Eclectic, Rustic, Unique, Bohemian, Romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

All the little DIY touches that Brides or their friends & family have made are very sweet. I also love when they bring old family photos, of parents & grandparents weddings etc, to pop around the Barn, to really make it feel like their own personal space for the weekend.

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

For those on a budget, bowls of popcorn work well around 'Prosecco & Photos' time, but if you can push the boat out a little further, it's also nice to keep to Norfolk Vendors who can supply local grown produce, particularly amazing local shellfish for all your canapes & nibbles.

What’s your favourite canapé?

We have been in Conde Nast's Brides Magazine's Top 100 Venue Guide for four years in a row, but we are most proud of the personal feeling of truly connecting with our couples and understanding their needs & wishes.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

It's an idyllic location, the Dell, the 18th century worker's barn, the pretty cabin & vintage caravan, the bohemian off beat touches ~ the list goes on! Also our individual care & expertise in helping couples create their Day.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

We love it when the Street Food Trucks rock up, and one the most popular is the Crepe Van.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The whole venue is filled with the perfect spots for photos!
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