Wedding venue inspiration - Hotels

Deciding on your ideal wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning.

There is a huge choice of different venue types in East Anglia including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Check out these stunning wedding venues and those further afield in our listings below.

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Hotel Felix, Cambridgeshire

Just one mile from the city, this Cambridge gem offers a country setting with a blend of traditional charm and contemporary chic, including colourful, modern artwork adorning the inside spaces. A venue for all seasons, the Victorian mansion, with its open fire, provides a cosy welcome in the winter and in the summer, you and your guests can make the most of the three acres of landscaped gardens. You can tie the knot in the first floor Atlas/Calypso Suite which offers exclusive use of two interlinking rooms that can host up to 60 loved ones for a sit-down meal and 100 for the evening do. With beautiful views of the gardens from the bay window and its own bar, it's the prefect private space for your whole celebration. The original wooden staircase, with its large, arched picture window provides a great backdrop for those just-wed shots too.

The Ickworth Hotel, Suffolk

If you're dreaming of a romantic, fairytale wedding in a grand setting this splendid 18th-century stately home is sure to wow. Surrounded by 1,800 acres of parkland, be prepared for plenty of stop-stare moments from the moment you set eyes on the breathtaking grounds and building. The hotel retains its historic charm and grandeur with all the modern comforts you'd expect from a luxury country house hotel. There are a host of stand-out features including an Italianate garden and acres of far-reaching parkland views, providing the perfect backdrop for a stylish wedding. With a range of luxurious and elegant rooms licensed for weddings, the only problem is which one to choose – the Library, Boardroom or the Garden Room in The Lodge overlooking the private gardens? Think high ceilings, tall windows, wood panelling, traditional chandelier and more. And if you're looking to push the boat out post-vows, you can host up to 200 reception guests in a marquee in the grounds of The Lodge.

The Grange Hotel, Suffolk

For traditional country charm, check out this picturesque hotel. One of Bury St Edmunds' best kept secrets, set in its own private garden and surrounded by countryside, it's a romantic setting. Built in 1895, the Tudor-manor style building, with its wooden door and balcony over the entrance, makes a lasting impression. Inside, the tall ceilings, rich colours, original staircase and windows add to the charming atmosphere. You can tie the knot in the versatile Banquet Room which is big enough for 150 ceremony guests, 110 for a sit-down meal and as many as 300 for the evening reception. For more intimate affairs, the Coffee Room is licensed for up to 20 loved ones, while the Adam Room can cater for 40 seated diners.

Caley Hall Hotel, Norfolk

If you're on the hunt for a coastal wedding venue for your big day, this charming hotel is a must-see. Just a ten-minute walk from the glorious beach at Old Hunstanton, it's the perfect spot for a chilled celebration and toes-in-the-sand photos post vows. Fresh and bright, it's tastefully decorated and the recently refurbished public spaces create a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere with a country-chic feel. Think wooden beams, beautifully dressed long tables with crisp white cloths and hessian runners. Whatever your taste or style, it's a great venue for a stylish wedding. Set around the original ivy-clad manor house, which dates back to 1648, the hotel boasts 38 chalet-style bedrooms, a stylish bar and lounge and an award-winning restaurant which can host up to 80 people for the ceremony and wedding breakfast, plus a further 50 for the evening celebration. For intimate ceremonies the Old Barn is ideal and when the weather's fine, the patio areas are the perfect place to mix and mingle post-vows or just for taking time out to relax in the sun.

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Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Suffolk

This four red star luxury hotel oozes character and charm inside and out. The ideal blend of old and new it's surrounded by three acres of secluded gardens, next door to some of the most famous paddocks and horse training stables in the world. The elegant white stucco building dates back to the 17th century and the grounds offer a wealth of great photo opportunities. With meticulously kept lawns, herbs and plants surrounding the hotel, it's a riot of colour and fragrance in the summer. Ceremonies are held in the Derby Room, which seats a maximum of 80 guests or 120 with the St Leger Room. The beautiful rose gardens provide the ideal backdrop for a chilled drinks reception post-vows and there's a private garden for weddings where couples can relax and mingle. For larger affairs the Classics Suite can accommodate 150 for your 'I dos' and is available for exclusive hire for your whole day. Chandeliers and cornices add to the elegance and grandeur and you can host your wedding breakfast and evening reception here too. There's a private bar area and the versatile space can be partitioned to provide two smaller rooms to suit the style and scale of your celebration.

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Park Farm Hotel, Norfolk

Set in 200 acres of Norfolk countryside, this inviting hotel has the charm of a rural retreat with all mod cons and the attractions of historic Norwich on the doorstep. A mix of old and new, the original Georgian country house has undergone extensive renovation and redevelopment. Boasting 52 individually designed rooms, there's plenty of space for friends and family to stay over and relax and unwind or explore the city the next day. Couples can tie the knot in the light and airy conservatory joined by 100 guests or the Ellingham Suite with up to 60 loved ones. Celebrate afterwards in the spacious and modern Colney Suite leading to the conservatory with its own bar and access to a private lawn. There's a host of other great features too, including the staircase in the Georgian house, the beautiful landscaped gardens, gazebo, fountain and a wealth of nooks and crannies for album-worthy photos.

Barnham Broom Hotel, Norfolk

Conveniently located, just 20 minutes from the bustling city this four-star hotel is a year-round haven for weddings, ideal for those looking to enjoy an extended celebration. With 46 bedrooms, including the sumptuous Hill and Valley Suites, a luxury spa to unwind pre- or post-wedding, a health club with swimming pool, two 18-hole golf courses, restaurants, exclusive bars and a wide range of great dining options, there's something for everyone! The versatile venue caters for weddings of all sizes and styles and has a range of flexible spaces, including the beautifully refurbished Barford Suite. With fabulous views, outdoor terraces, lawn and a private bar, you can host your whole day here from the 'I dos' to the last dance with up to 120 guests for the wedding breakfast and 200 for the evening reception. For larger celebrations a marquee can be set up next to the suite and the Barford lawn can be used for al fresco ceremonies too.

Seckford Hall Hotel & Spa, Suffolk

Seckford Hall has all the credentials for a storybook wedding – an ivy-clad Tudor red-brick building, 34 acres of grounds and mature woodland, sweeping lawns, a private lake, beautiful walled garden and more. All you need is your Prince Charming and a happy ever after. The 16th-century listed country house offers the ideal mix of comfort and luxury steeped in Tudor history. The Great Hall oozes character and charm with its oak panelling, high ceilings, huge open fireplace and fabulous views. Overlooking the lake and gardens, you can tie the knot here and host a reception for 180 guests or up to 250 teamed with the beautiful marquee dining space in the adjacent garden pavilion. The hall has a separate entrance from the hotel as well as its own bar, toilets and cloakroom, so you and your loved ones can celebrate in style, comfort and privacy.

Orton Hall Hotel & Spa, Cambridgeshire

Steeped in history Orton Hall Hotel offers an impressive wedding venue. Surrounded by mature parkland, the hotel combines impressive architecture and elegant rooms with fine food and great service. A treasure trove of photo opportunities, you'll be spoilt for choice for where to pose. Whether you want a traditional setting for your wedding or something more modern, there's something to suit a range of tastes. The majestic Great Room has impressive high ceilings and breathtaking views; perfect for the ceremony followed by a traditional sit-down wedding breakfast. For a more contemporary feel, the Orton Suite is also licensed for ceremonies and and can host larger gatherings with up to 140 guests. And if it's a relaxed, cosy feel you're after, the venue caters for that too. The Huntly Restaurant has intricately carved wood panelling and a lovely warm atmosphere for an intimate receptio

Knights Hill Hotel & Spa, Kings Lynn, Norfolk

Dating back at least 300 years, Knights Barn has two interconnecting barns with exposed stonewalls and massive beams. Ideally situated at one of West Norfolk's highest points, the venue offers easy access and a wealth of great features. The imposing carrstone Knights Barn complex sits on the edge of 11 acres of grounds with open views of the surrounding countryside it provides a breathtaking setting for your whole day. The Small Barn is licensed for ceremonies for up to 75 people and interconnects with the Great Barn creating a versatile space. There's room for up to 180 loved ones for the wedding breakfast and as many as 250 family and friends for the reception. You can also marry in the Admirals Room within the main hotel, ideal for intimate gatherings, or in the Garden Brasserie and Bar overlooking the beautiful wall garden.

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The Imperial Hotel, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

If a traditional seafront hotel is what you're looking for for your big day, this long-established venue ticks all the boxes. Located on the quieter side of Great Yarmouth's seafront, opposite North Beach and the newly refurbished Venetian Waterway Gardens, it's a picture-postcard location for a coastal-themed wedding.

The Bull Hotel, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Dating back to the 17th century, this Grade II listed building has been carefully renovated to its original glory. The Bull Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western is located in Westgate, in the heart of the historic city of Peterborough and offers a range of great wedding spaces. You can tie the knot in the Cardinal and romantic Lincoln Suites, both ideal for intimate weddings. For larger affairs, the spacious Broadway Suite, adds a sense of grandeur to the occasion. Lavishly furnished, complete with a stage, traditional paintings, chandeliers and soft lighting, you can say 'I do' and celebrate afterwards with a reception for 140 guests and evening celebration for up to 200 family and friends. It has its own bar too, so you can party in private.

When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention Your East Anglian Wedding when making any enquiries.