Your ceremony, your way. Indoors or out.
Your celebrations. Traditional or otherwise.
With a just handful of close family & friends…Or many more.
Always intimate. All ways beautiful.
All together just the way you want it to be.
Discover a beautifully secluded spot that couldn’t be more open.
A truly historic site, that’s not in the dark ages.
At Bateman’s Barn all couples are always welcome.
INDOOR & OUTDOOR CEREMONIES
RECEPTIONS & EVENING PARTIES
UP TO 120 GUESTS SEATED - UP TO 170 EVENING GUESTS
YOUR CHOICE OF CATERERS
LIVE BANDS & DISCO
island weddings at south elmham
Tucked away amidst a grove of ancient trees, within the embrace of a medieval moat, Bateman’s Barn is a most peaceful, relaxed and memorable location for any wedding. It’s a real place for everyone to celebrate. And here at South Elmham, all couples are always welcome.
Our unique Suffolk barn wedding venue is a beautiful place with history like no other. A secluded spot with romantic gatehouse ruins, lawns, gardens and terraces, woodland and wildflower meadows. A palatial, medieval home to mighty bishops, where royalty stayed and you can stay too. An organic farm reaching out over ancient landscapes where great trees are home to rare turtle doves and tiny kingfishers dart above the moat. Oh, and it's sunset vistas are stunning. Photogenic? Absolutely!
A place to be yourselves
Our philosophy is pretty special and personal too. This is a place to enjoy, escape, indulge and share which believes in you. So you can feel free to do things your way, just the two of you, with your family and friends - all together just the way you want it to be.
Our beautiful medieval barn is licensed for wedding ceremonies and civil partnerships. Ceremonies can also be held outside in the gardens, grove or grounds with the barn used for the official register signing at the end. What's more, guest rooms in South Elmham Hall are just a walk down the garden path away from the wedding venue – ideal for getting ready before the ceremony, or sneaking off for a breather before the evening festivities.
Receptions & so much more
Receptions are usually held in our extremely versatile courtyard marquee, linked to medieval Bateman’s Barn and opening into the historic timber-framed cart lodge by the Stables Bar. Our approach to your catering needs is truly flexible. For evening parties, the barn’s oak-sprung dance floor comes into its element and our primeval fire-pit and fireworks packages make for atmospheric optional extras.