Wedding venue inspiration - Unique and unusual venues

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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Kimbolton Castle, Cambridgeshire

Be king and queen for the day in your very own castle at this one-of-a-kind wedding venue. The earliest known castle in Kimbolton, it boasts a fascinating history. Some of the Tudor remains are still visible and the many outstanding features include a collection of fine Pellegrini murals. Approached by a winding tree-lined mall, the castle is set in 120 acres of parkland and fields, complete with a picturesque lake and pond. Wedding parties enjoy exclusive use of the four main state rooms. Ceremonies are held in The Saloon, which is then transformed for the evening reception with space for up to 250 loved ones. Wedding breakfasts for 125 friends and family are catered for in the White Hall

Isaacs on the Quay, Suffolk

Isaacs on the Quay is a wedding venue full of character and charm with a wealth of original, historical features throughout. As well as exposed beams and vaulted ceilings, there are fascinating artefacts on display from the building's long and industrious past. A former wool merchants home and business it has been lovingly restored and some of the oldest sections of the Grade I and Grade II* listed building are thought to date back to between 1430 and 1550. Situated on the Ipswich waterfront, with picture-perfect views of the boats on the marina, it now provides a magical location for weddings. The ceremony room, formally known as the Sale Room, boasts magnificent exposed timber beams, a vaulted ceiling, beautiful décor and atmospheric lighting. A romantic setting for your 'I dos', it can accommodate up to 74 guests and there's a range of great spaces to celebrate afterwards.

Jimmy’s Farm & Wildlife Park, Suffolk

Enjoy a taste of the good life at Jimmy's Farm with bags of rustic charm, panoramic countryside views, free-roaming peacocks and more. A wonderful mix of contemporary yet natural spaces with an abundance of wildlife throughout the grounds, it's an idyllic setting for you and your guests to reconnect with the great outdoors. Take a stroll in the ancient woodland and admire the views, you can even treat your loved ones to an exclusive out-of-hours tour of the wildlife park; great for original fun photos. What's more there's the added bonus of five-star luxury glamping, so you can retire at the end of the evening under the magical Suffolk night sky.

Norwich Castle, Norfolk

Be king and queen on your big day and tie the knot in an ancient castle. Built by the Normans more than 900 years ago, Norwich Castle is one of the city's most famous landmarks. With a multi-million-pound refurbishment programme underway, including restoration of the Keep, the castle serves not only as a popular public museum, but a one-of-a-kind private space for your 'I dos'. The Colman Gallery is home to many fine pieces from the Norwich School of Artists and can accommodate up to 75 guests for the ceremony. Post-vows you can pose on the bridge leading up to the castle and in the gardens, with panoramic views across Norwich; perfect for those all-important just-wed shots.

Dragon Hall, Norfolk

The 15th-century Dragon Hall, home to the National Centre for Writing, is a magnificent timbered trading hall right in the heart of Norwich. Easily accessible from the city-centre hotels and train station, it's licensed for ceremonies and is available for exclusive use so you can celebrate your whole day under one roof. The oak-beamed Great Hall provides a stunning backdrop and there's room for up to 120 guests for the ceremony and wedding breakfast. Afterwards, get out your dancing shoes and celebrate in the Foyle Gallery with its contemporary glass wall.

Tuddenham Mill, Suffolk

If you're on the hunt for a wedding venue with a difference Tuddenham Mill could be the one. Set in a picturesque rural location, the converted historic mill oozes character and charm with beamed ceilings and open brickwork. Beautifully converted with contemporary flair, it's surrounded by 12 acres of Suffolk countryside. The idyllic setting and rustic chic surroundings provide a wonderfully romantic big-day backdrop. The venue is licensed for ceremonies and the Terrace Room with wooden beams and a private balcony is ideal for intimate weddings for up to 36 people. The stylish restaurant is full of character with its beamed ceiling, mill-wheel cogs and views over the mill pond and can host 60 loved ones for your celebrations.

Shire Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Say 'I do' immersed in history at the Shire Hall Council Chamber in Woodbridge. The magnificent Grade I listed redbrick building is a local landmark with its impressive black-iron railing, stone steps and balcony. Originally built by Thomas Seckford around 1575, the arched entrance doors stand proudly overlooking Market Hill and its historic neighbours. The fabric of the building has undergone many changes over the centuries, and the upper part was formerly used for judicial purposes while the ground floor served as an open corn market. Today it provides an intimate and romantic space for wedding ceremonies. With a wealth of stunning features including six large candelabra hanging from the tall ceiling and panelled walls, ceremonies take place in the Council Chamber, a large airy room which can hold up to 69 people seated, including the wedding par

Cley Windmill, Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Enjoy a romantic big day at this magical wedding venue location. Cley Windmill is a local landmark on the north Norfolk coast, surrounded by reeds and marshland with the sea in the distance, it's an idyllic setting for those in search of an original venue with bags of charm. You can take over the whole place for your big day, tie the knot in the cosy candlelit dining room with up to 25 of your nearest and dearest and celebrate afterwards with an intimate wedding breakfast. Full of character, the round, beamed sitting room at the bottom of the tower provides a welcoming space, complete with a roaring open fire in the winter and comfy sofas for your guests to relax and unwind. There's space for up to 16 people in the windmill's fabulously quirky bedrooms with extra accommadtion available in the self-catering cottage and The Old Cart Shed on site.

Great Yarmouth Racecourse, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Situated just a few minutes' walk from the beach, this seaside wedding venue is a front-runner in the wedding stakes; great for horse racing fans and for those looking for a coastal location. Set in vast grounds, it offers flexibility and a wide choice of rooms and suites for weddings of all sizes. The Lord Nelson Grandstand boasts modern suites licensed for weddings, there's a wealth of standout photo opportunities, views across the track and out to sea, plus several on-site marquees with private lawns so you can make the most of the setting. Available for exclusive use, you can invite as many as 250 loved ones for the wedding breakfast and up to 400 for a buffet-style evening do. What's more weddings can also be held on race days so your guests can enjoy all the thrills of the sport. Just a stroll away from the popular resort's main entertainment and attractions, there's also plenty of accommodation nearby for those looking to enjoy a weekend-long celebration.

Elton Hall, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind setting for your big day, this part-Gothic house could well fit the bill. Amazing architecture, works of art and glorious gardens combine to create a magical, atmosphere and set it apart from the crowd. The building has evolved over the centuries, resulting in a fascinating mix of styles from Medieval to Victorian. An exclusive big-day destination, each wedding enjoys sole use of the beautiful grounds. Couples can tie the knot in either the stunning lantern-ceiling Victorian Billiard Room, which holds up to 70 people, or the romantic Orangery in the gardens; ideal for intimate 'I dos'. Post-vows, celebrate in style with a marquee reception for as many as 250 family and friends.

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.