Luxury, Relaxed Wedding Photography at Worstead Estate, Norfolk
Everything you need to know about having your beautiful, relaxed wedding at The Woodyard at Worstead Estate, Norfolk
Choosing The Woodyard at Worstead Estate to host your relaxed, luxury wedding celebration is a complete no brainer; quintessentially English, beautiful Norfolk countryside as the backdrop and an exquisitely designed venue to celebrate in. Your Wedding photography will be the lasting reminder of your incredible celebration of love. The Worstead Estate is exclusive use, so you’ll enjoy the entire 150 acres of historic parkland to yourselves, with your guests able to stay in the beautiful accommodation options on site. “This gorgeous 2,000 acre estate in idyllic East Anglia is the place to live out your period drama fantasies in glorious seclusion” (Source: Great British Food Awards)
Which Worstead Estate Venue should you choose for your wedding?
It is true you could hold a wedding blessing at any of the beautiful wedding venues Norfolk has to offer, however when you’ve seen the Worstead Estate properties and venues, you’ll realise that some lend themselves to hosting your wedding celebration more than others! Here’s what Worstead Estate have to offer…
The Woodyard: The Thatched Barn
The Thatched Barn was a sawmill in a previous life, having now been lovingly restored to celebrate the history written in to it’s patchwork walls! The iconic Thatched Barn can host 120 guests for dining, although you can add an extra 40 guests in to the evening after your wedding breakfast. After your ceremony, you can spill out on to The West Terrace for drinks and canapés. The Thatched Barn has high ceilings with ancient beams, it’s beautifully rustic. The space makes a perfect space for your wedding reception dance floor after all the formalities. The Woodyard is exclusively yours for 3 days, meaning a leisurely set up the day before and gentle start the day afterwards. Getting married here will be nothing short of incredible; Worstead is one of our favourite venues to photograph at!
The Woodyard: The Mulberry Room
The Mulberry Room in days gone by used to hold the saw mill which you can now find just outside! It’s a gorgeous blank canvas for you to make your own; it’s beautifully bright, light and airy. You can choose to host your ceremony in The Mulberry Room and retreat to The Thatched Barn for a sumptuous dinner by candlelight, or host your wedding breakfast in this space after drinks on the west terrace. I’ve photographed luxury weddings and joyous gatherings at The Woodyard and am kindly a recommended supplier by the team at Worstead. It’s such a fabulously styled, special space to hold a wedding. The views are location are incredible and hard to be beaten.
Holly House at Worstead Estate
Holly House at Worstead Estate is one of the grandest properties on the estate, which as well as hosting your guests overnight, can also be used as a stunning, intimate wedding venue. Holly House is a grade two listed building, styled impeccably with three acres of it’s own private grounds and gardens outside. You can host 24+ guests. Make the most of your stay here by using it’s own hot tup and BBQ within it’s walled garden.
Lake Island is a really unique, beautiful space available for ‘Duo’ ceremonies – which is when you do the legal part in the registered spaces but say your vows elsewhere. You can even arrive by boat to the island – the 1930s wooden racing boat aptly named the ‘You and I’.
Church Wedding locations near to Worstead Estate
If a church ceremony is what your heart desires, you can hold your traditional ceremony at St Mary’s located in Worstead Village itself and surrounded by lots of picturesque thatched cottages! Once you’ve seen St Mary’s, you won’t want to consider any other church. Conveniently for your guests, it’s only a 3 minute drive from Worstead Estate.
Worstead Estate Wedding Guest Capacity
How many guests can Worstead Estate hold? Well, it all depends on the property you choose! Depending on whether you choose The Woodyard, Holly House or a Lake Island ceremony, the number of guests you can have differs. However, The Woodyard – the largest venue – can hold 120 guests for dining and 160 guests while standing – i.e. for your evening party.
Overnight, Worstead Estate can accommodate 31 guests in the four properties. Nearby, but off the estate, there are an array of beautiful hotels to choose from to extend your stay in Norfolk.
How much does it cost to get married at Worstead Estate?
Wedding Prices: The Woodyard
If you choose The Woodyard to hold your Worstead Estate wedding, the pricing is as follows:
For three day venue hire in low season the price is from £5200, £6500 in mid season and £7700 in high season. If you choose to also hire the full estate accommodation for 31 guests for two nights, the total (including 3 day venue hire is) – low season from £10,510, mid season from £13025, and high season from £15465.
Worstead Estate Recommended Wedding Photographer
I’ve been lucky enough to be recommended by the lovely folks at Hardesty Event Design who manage Worstead Estate weddings for the last few years now; in that time I’ve photographed multiple exquisite Norfolk celebrations at The Woodyard and in the accommodation on site also.… Every celebration is as special and unique as those holding it. Last year I was named one of the top photographers in the area which I’m very humbled by. If you’re looking for a relaxed, luxury wedding photographer to know that you’re in safe hands; it would be my absolute pleasure.
Making your luxury Wedding Photography at Norfolk’s Worstead Estate unique
The backdrop of both The Woodyard and the Worstead Estate parkland itself are what makes it such an exceptional place for wedding photography. Both during the warmer and colder months, the estate offers picturesque, quintessentially Norfolk views. Even a very casual, relaxed stroll before your wedding breakfast in these grounds offers the opportunity for incredible couples portraits. As a luxury wedding photographer, there are few venues I love photographing at as much as Worstead Estate.
Dining and Your Wedding Breakfast at Worstead Estate
For your wedding breakfast at Worstead Estate, there is a list of trusted suppliers for you to choose from. The catering teams have been hand-picked for their excellence, professionalism and expertise, so you know you’ll be in good hands. I’ve been lucky enough to sample various dishes kindly offered while working at Worstead Estate over the years and they have always been show stopping.You are welcome to provide your own drinks for your reception, with a corkage charge of between £10-£20 per bottle. Worstead Estate has its own bar which is fully stocked and staffed appropriately for your wedding party. The bar opens after the wedding breakfast but can be opened earlier if required. In to the evening, if you’d like to have street food style food trucks, the estate are happy for you to use the ample outside space for this.
Wedding Weekend Activities
If you choose to make a real weekend of it, or to extend yours and your guests stay further, you should definitely try to experience some of the wonderfully rustic countryside activities Worstead Estate can offer to entertain your guests. Think beer tasting, horse riding, canoeing, axe throwing, floristry or slowing down with a massage the morning after the wedding – these are just some of the exciting options available to you.
Worstead Estate Map – Featuring The Woodyard and on-site accommodation
It can be hard to imagine the beautiful Norfolk Worstead estate with it’s sprawling grounds and parkland; sometimes only a map of the site will do! Map images taken from Worstead Estate weddings brochure.
Below you’ll find the site map for Worstead Estate in Norfolk. You can see all the properties and their proximity to one another, imagining how you and your wedding guests will celebrate and enjoy your wedding on the estate before wandering back to your individual accommodation.
Guest Accommodation at Worstead Estate
The vast estate has four properties, each with it’s own gorgeous charm. The four properties combined can sleep a total of 31 of your guests, allowing for your nearest and dearest to stay onsite the night before and afterwards, should you wish. All Worstead Estate properties are luxurious, with their own private outside spaces, BBQs and hot tubs. They are also dog friendly! In addition, there is lots of other local accommodation off-site, for any of your other guests that have travelled from afar.
How to Book your Worstead Wedding
The Woodyard & Estate Address:
Worstead Park, Sloley Road, Worstead, Norfolk, NR28 9RS
What 3 Words: https://w3w.co/annual.buzzing.member
More information about your Wedding Photography
An overview on our photography style, would be that it’s mainly journalistic and documentary with a very relaxed, natural approach. Our approach is to get to know your favourite people and blend in as part of your celebration, to allow us to get the most emotive, honest portraits of the day. We include group photos, but we keep these down in time to ensure you can get back to enjoying the relaxed day you’ve planned for.
We want your photography to feel easy and enjoyable. In the run-up, we offer to work with you both on creating a timeline that allows you to enjoy the day & get the most from your photography too. We have a wonderful list of recommended Norfolk wedding suppliers, should you like to see it. Our packages include coverage from getting ready through to the evening celebrations so no part of the story is untold. Your high-res images go onto an online gallery after the wedding. You and your guests (should you wish) can view the story of your day for 9 months. You will own the personal license to share & print your images from your gallery however you like. We also offer beautiful, timeless albums and other print products. If you’ve got any questions about wedding photography or you would like to arrange a phone call to chat about your plans; don’t hesitate to ask – get in touch.
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