Whether you are located in London searching for the perfect place for your special day, or already familiar with the stunning county of Norfolk, it boasts some of the most beautiful wedding venues and locations in the whole country.
From historical halls, idyllic countryside barns and luxury locations nestled amongst the hills and Broads of the county, Norfolk is the ideal setting to create memories that you will treasure forever.
Here’s our top 5 reasons why Norfolk makes the perfect destination for your wedding:
- Norfolk is home to a wealth of beautiful wedding venues
Photographer: Camilla J. Hards
Thurning Hall, located in the heart of the county, just a few miles away from the coast, is a stunning 18th century Georgian mansion home to period BBC dramas, woodland banquets and of course stunning weddings held in the walled garden.
Photographer: Charlie Campney
A grade II listed house, Voewood in Kelling is also close to the coast and the popular historical market town of Holt, Norfolk. The beautiful gardens of Voewood are of great renown, as is the house – built in 1903 regarded a wonderful expression of the arts and crafts aesthetic making it completely unique.
Based on the North Norfolk coast, Holkham Hall is an 18th century stately home set in the breath-taking coastal landscape of Wells and Holkham. It’s known for its lavish events, stunning backdrop, parkland and beautiful wedding venues.
- Norfolk’s stunning scenery makes the perfect backdrop
Norfolk is well known for its miles of award-winning spectacular coastline, rich wildlife and historic landmarks.
From the Victorian pier in Cromer to the pine woods in Holkham with sweeping golden beaches, Norfolk is rich in outstanding landmarks and landscapes making the perfect backdrop for your dream wedding.
Holkham hall surrounded by rolling parkland is a beautiful example of 18th century Palladian architecture.
The Broads are a certified national park made up of over 125 miles of waterways and 300 kilometres of nature walks, footpaths, and nature trails.
Norfolk is also home to Norwich, a city known for its medieval Romanesque cathedral, Saxon marketplace, and its historic links to the textile industry. Norwich museum also has Norman origins relating to Queen Boudicca of the Iceni, a tribe that occupied Norfolk hundreds of years ago.
- On-hand experienced local wedding and event planners
Because Norfolk has so many beautiful sights and venues, it attracts people from around the country searching for the perfect wedding and therefore some of the most knowledgeable planners around – experts in their local area.
Some of the most experienced wedding planners in the county work independently without commission from venues to ensure truly unbiased recommendations for a uniquely tailored experience for those seeking something extra special.
- Make it a long weekend and bring the family with exclusive use venues and private estates
A wedding often isn’t just about a singular day or the one experience but a multitude of special moments and days that bring together family and friends.
Photographer: Fuller Photography
A lot of the halls, houses and estates in Norfolk offer their venues on an exclusive use basis meaning you and your party will gain a unique experience, fully tailored to your expectations.
These venues know how to provide luxurious, tailored experiences and in harmony with an experienced local wedding planner can create something truly bespoke for you and your guests.
Most weddings last around 10 hours instead of spanning a weekend meaning you get more time to spend with your loved ones and celebrate being newlyweds!
- You’re more likely to make memories that last a lifetime
Which are the memories you look back most fondly on, or which weddings have you attended that were most memorable? Chances are that these memories are associated with a location that isn’t close to home.
A wedding in a completely different location makes for a far more memorable experience for all involved and will be associated with the beauty and exploration of this new location.
From outstanding natural beauty, unique venues and making memorable moments, you can see why Norfolk is an excellent county to hold your wedding.
Need more guidance? Contact me to discuss your dream wedding in Norfolk!