Village Hall Wedding Venues in SuffolkHave I mentioned how much I love a village hall wedding? In fact, as you’re considering one – can I just give you a massive HELL YEAH because I already think you’re awesome. I think village hall weddings are for super relaxed, fun couples; every one I’ve ever photographed has been an absolute blast and guests have had the best time. We had our wedding in a church hall and it was the best day ever (I know, I would say that). Weddings aren’t about having the fanciest venue – it’s about the people that are there to make the day what it is; plus, if you’ve got a creative streak you can go all out with your decor! So, to make your search a little easier as I was sat exactly where you are now a few years ago – here’s my pick of the best village hall wedding venues in Suffolk.
Ipswich Arts CentreOk, so technically this place isn’t a village hall. Ipswich Arts Centre is a converted church so it still has that DIY church hall vibe though. I had my own wedding in a converted church (The St Nicholas Centre in Ipswich which sadly no longer is available to hire!) and it made for a really beautiful, intimate atmosphere. The great thing about converted churches, is that even when you’re not religious, you can’t deny how beautiful they are and that’s before you even get started on the decoration! It’s in a perfect location for guests with bucket loads of accommodation around Ipswich Waterfront too.
Great Blakenham Village HallThis is the biggest village hall I’ve ever been to! It’s huge, light and airy! The last wedding I photographed here was Ella & Fabio and it was an absolute blast. It’s a completely blank canvas so you can really make it your own with some creative decor. There’s a stage and the outside space is truly massive too. There’s plenty of room for garden games if it takes your fancy, or simply lounging around with arrival drinks on the grass with your guests.
The Riverside Centre, SaxmundhamThis place feels really intimate but still holds loads of guests! One of my favourite things about it is that it just has that traditional village hall feel to it. Ahhh, have I mentioned how much I love village hall weddings? Anyway, this place has a patio area outside for drinks plus a large field area that you can even put up a marquee if it took your fancy – Katie and Matt put up a vintage scout marquee tent! To the side of the field there’s a kids play area so ideal for younger guests. For your photographer, there’s a gorgeous wooded area and a bridge hidden a stones throw away.
Cockfield Village HallI adore the wooden ceiling in this village hall, it’s super quaint and would look awesome in your photos. The room feels really warm and welcoming. They can host up to a whopping 150 so you won’t have to cut your guest list. The village of Cockfield is utterly gorgeous which will make for a very happy photographer when it comes to your couples portraits too!
Snape Village HallOn the outside the hall appears more like a barn than that of a village hall, it’s gorgeous. It’s in the heart of the village and there are plenty of ideal spots for photographs nearby. The hall itself feels quaint and charming, just as a village hall should. It’s light, warm and airy and would be the perfect setting for any relaxed couple celebrating with their favourite people. The village of Snape is truly lovely; it’s a really cultural area and is home to the world famous concert hall.
Boxford Village HallThis place has a really cute, countryside village hall feel to it. You can invite up to 130 of your nearest and dearest when seated, plus more for the partying later on! It has as it’s own stage too; whether you plug in your iPod, have a DJ or a band. There’s a fully equipped bar which is a plus.
I hope that this helps a little with your search for village hall wedding venues in Suffolk! Once you’ve found the perfect spot and are looking for your wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you. For more of my wedding planning tips, click here.
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