The Keeper and the Dell

Up to 100
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
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.
Features & Capacity


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


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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering 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


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Wedding: October 2018
December 2018
Beautiful Venue, fully recommend.
Members of my family had their wedding at The Keeper and the Dell. Beautiful Venue, fully recommended.
Natalie & Sam
Married in October 2018
December 2018
Beautiful Venue, Amazing Team
An amazing team of helpers who without we wouldn't have had such a wonderful day. We feel so grateful to have been able to create memories at The Keeper and the Dell.
John & Brittany
Married in September 2018
December 2018
Thank you personally for hosting what was the best day of mine and Brittany's lives. Went off without a mentionable hitch and enjoyed every minute once the anxiety subsided. Brittany looked stunning and so did the venue. Everything came together so THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU.
Anya & Tim
Married in September 2018
December 2018
A FAB day at The Keeper and the Dell!
We all had a fab day and all of your team made it all happen seamlessly-so very much appreciated.
Married in 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
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 💜
Location & Contact Details


Norwich, Norfolk, England

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


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (5)

Bride Magazine
Festival Brides
Rock and Roll Bride
Norfolk Brides
Venue Report

Industry Awards (1)

Brides Magazine - 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Top Wedding Venue Guide

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

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

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

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

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

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.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Eclectic, Rustic, Unique, Bohemian, Romantic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

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

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

yes, but we don't divulge

What’s your favourite canapé?

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 for all your canapes & nibbles.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

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

What is your venue's most unique feature?

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 part of your business are you most proud of?

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.