The Keeper and the Dell

(16)
£6000 - £7000 for Venue Hire
Up to 100
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
shortlisted
COVID-19 Update
We are now open for Viewings & Visits! 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

Ceremony & Reception

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

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
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
(16)
Hannah & Alex
Married in July 2020
July 2020
We can highly recommend it, it won’t disappoint!
We had our wedding at The Keeper and the Dell in July 2019. From the moment we first visited the venue, we were both completely hooked and knew we had to get married there. The venue is surrounded by beautiful trees and greenery with wild flowers and twinkling lighting at night. We loved the unusual dell area with the marquee at the base of a grassy stepped type amphitheatre (where our guests sat for the ceremony) and the vintage barn full of quirky odds and ends and colourful decor (which reminded us both of our own house and why we felt so at home there). We also loved that The Keeper and the Dell had lots of variety in the setting with different areas to enjoy so you weren’t just confined to one marquee/hall for the day. We just immediately felt relaxed and comfortable there. Lolly and Gemma who helped coordinate our wedding from start to finish were so helpful and organised, sending detailed emails and keeping us fully in the loop. As well as making suggestions for vendors and helping with everything from timings to drink suggestions. As well as our initial visit (it looked just like the pictures but better!) we had two additional site visits which were really helpful but all the information discussed was always forwarded to us in a comprehensive email and Lolly was always on hand to answer any questions (and we had a few!) so they mostly just gave us more opportunities to enjoy the venue. However, if site visits aren’t possible right now I imagine it would just make it even more exciting turning up there on the day! We loved the flexibility The Keeper and the Dell provided (bringing our own drinks, adding our own decor and choosing our own music) but because it is such a beautiful place with so much character and charm we really didn’t have to do much (which was great as we had a 7month old at the time!) and you could easily just add some colourful flowers, hire some of the lovely extras the venue offer and it would look great. All our guests commented on what a lovely setting it was and how helpful all the staff on the day were. If you have seen photos of The Keeper and the Dell and are thinking of getting married there, we can highly recommend it, it won’t disappoint! We are just sad we can’t do it all over again! Hannah and Alex
Ashley & Janine
Married in June 2020
July 2020
Just Imagine getting married at a wonderful venue!
We simply can not recommend the Keeper and the Dell highly enough. Just Imagine getting married at a wonderful venue! It is so different to the halls you often see. It offered the most beautiful back drop for our photos, our guests loved it almost as much as we did and visually, no other venue in Norfolk comes close. The Keeper and the dell is just so idyllic. Visually it’s perfect, but it was the attention to detail from Lolly and her amazing staff that really made us feel at ease and left us to simply enjoy our perfect day. A&J
Lindsay & Scott
Married in August 2019
June 2016
A Perfect Wedding
We’ve just been reflecting on our wedding and wanted to say a huge thank you to you for all your hard work and support planning our wedding and making sure things ran smoothly on the day. It really was perfect and we wish we could do it all again. Please pass on our thanks to the venue helpers also. They were lovely and very helpful throughout the day and evening. We will treasure the day always and want to thank you for letting us use your gorgeous grounds to celebrate it - we received lots of compliments about how lovely the venue was!
Oli
Wedding: October 2018
June 2016
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
June 2016
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
June 2016
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

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?

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, particularly amazing local shellfish 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.