Small weddings have always been some of my favourites, they are always super chill, personal, emotional and just down-right lovely. There are big advantages to a small wedding and I freaking love them. I’ve put together a little post on some of the mini venues I’ve shot at over the years. If you’re planning a small wedding these could work well. They’ve each got their own unique style and vibe which I think’s even more important if you’ve got a mini guestlist. All of these are in Suffolk, so perfect if you’re based in East Anglia or if you’re looking for somewhere just outside London. For small wedding venues in Essex check out my other blog post.
Small Suffolk wedding venues
For the romantics. Tucked away in the beautiful Suffolk countryside Butley Priory is a real hidden gem. Again there’s accommodation for the guests and an intimate space for a ceremony and meal plus lots of wonderful grounds to explore and coast and countryside round there is insanely lovely.
The perfect place for film lovers or anyone who likes to take centre stage. The Electric Palace is still a working cinema and oozes charm and character. You’ll love all the details and the ceremony can happen on the stage in front of all your guests.
For the foodies. If you love your food you can’t go wrong with the Swan. A hotel and Spa, you can spend the weekend here relaxing and indulge in amazing food. You’ll have your own ceremony room and a courtyard away from the main pub. Lavenham is a quintessentially English town with tonnes of history.
For the countryside lovers. If you want a real treat on your wedding day you can’t go wrong with the amazing Ickworth House. A National Trust property with acres of gardens and grounds to explore. The ceremony room is in a library and your guests will be spoilt for choice with marvellous rooms to stay in.
This lovely venue was a mill and it makes a really fun ceremony space for a mini wedding. In the main part of the venue there’s space for a bigger reception with a dancefloor and bar etc. But you could also keep that part small too or have a smaller ceremony followed by a larger reception. It has lovely gardens to explore too.