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Orwell View Barns Holiday Cottages Information
Weddings and Parties
Your special day in a unique and breathtakingly beautiful riverside setting.
We offer a limited number of weddings / special celebrations for 2018 at Orwell View Barns, which take full advantage of our unique setting with wide sweeping views of the River Orwell. Share your special day with up to 150 guests and offer three days of 5 Star luxury accommodation to 15 of your closest friends and family with accommodation in our nearby 4 Star Bed & Breakfast in a Grade 2 listed Georgian house for up to another 6 guests.
It is not a stand alone wedding site, and is only available if purchased alongside the hire or our three 5 star luxury holiday cottages from Friday afternoon until 10 am on a Monday morning and the hire of our 3 Bed and Breakfast rooms in Hill House B & B just a hundred metres away.
We don't have a licence but Shotley Church is a short distance away across the fields with stunning views of the estuary or you can have a Blessing in our barn followed by a reception on our marquee site.
Our main wedding months are April, May, June July and September.
You are able to access the wedding barn and grounds from 10.15 am on a Friday and must have cleared down by 12 noon on a Monday, giving you plenty of time to put together the wedding of your dreams in a stress free way, surrounded by family and friends.
(Bottom left image courtesy of C Amy Scaif.)
The site is flexible, creative and personal, which means that you can put your own stamp on your wedding. You and your guests will be able to enjoy the exclusive use of our self-catering accommodation and grounds, with excellent travel links from London, Cambridge and Norwich. There are endless idyllic settings for beautiful photographs of your special day.
For £1000 + VAT
Use of Havelock Barn for a maximum of 90 people (including day and evening guests), courtyard, and grounds using the River Orwell as a fabulous backdrop for your pictures.
A DIY BBQ on Sunday for up to 30 people
Price includes 5 rectangular tables
Unlimited Car Parking
Use of courtyard
This package is only available if purchased alongside the hire of Orwell View Barns holiday cottages, from 4pm on the Friday until 10am on the Monday morning, along with the rooms in Hill House Bed & Breakfast for the Saturday night. Visit the websites for details of the luxury accommodation we have available.
For £1450 + VAT
Use of Havelock Barn, (purchased alongside our holiday accommodation for the weekend) courtyard, grounds, and the grass area below Primrose cottage where you would hire a marquee of your choice, or tipis for up to 150 people, overlooking the River Orwell which is a fabulous backdrop for your pictures.
To make a weekend of partying you may also have a DIY BBQ on Sunday for up to 30 people using the Weber BBQ's that are on site. Please remember to bring your own charcoal.
- 5 rectangular tables
- WC facilities
- Unlimited car parking
- Use of courtyard, and site
- All electricity and connection to mains water supply
- To be able to erect a marquee or tipis on our grass wedding site
- Use of our heated barn
Prices and availability for the accommodation can be found in this website, and also the three rooms at Hill House Bed and Breakfast for the wedding night (visit www.wrinchfarmstay.co.uk).
We don't offer package weddings. We keep it simple. You hire the site and it is your own from 10.15 am on a Friday morning until 12 noon on the following Monday. The possibilities are only restricted by your imagination and budget!
For further information about weddings or other special occasions at Orwell View Barns, or to arrange to view our facilities, please contact us by email or telephone. We are unable to accept bookings for weddings in 2019 at the present time.
The local supplier of tipis is Events Under Canvas, from East Bergholt visit www.eventsundercanvas.co.uk
These unique and unusual alternatives to a marquee provide a spectacular venue for corporate events, weddings, festivals and parties. The striking design allows for multiple tipis to be linked together to cater for every event whether intimate or grandiose.
Events Under Canvas Ltd not only hire these beautiful tipis, but they provide a bespoke and complete event service, kitting out the tipis to your exact specification and working closely with their customers and their other suppliers to ensure every event is perfect, whilst pricing their services to be comparable to that of a marquee.
' The party is over and we all had fun. Thank you for the opportunity to host the magical event of Jacqui and Symon's wedding last Saturday. We enjoyed our stay very much as it is such a tranquil setting and we were able to appreciate it in between all the arrangements. Hopefully all your other wedding couples enjoy the experience of holding their wedding reception with you as much as we did. '
Pat & Larry May 2017
'We had the most magical weekend for our wedding. All the guests said how lovely Orwell View Barn is. Will definitely be revisiting for an anniversary to reminisce'.
Amanda and Christopher Lewis 21 May 2017
'We are extremely pleased that we found Orwell View Barns, given what an ideal wedding venue it proved to be for us. Allowing us to create an occasion that was truly 'ours' without any of the commercialism so often associated with a wedding these days. And of course, what perfect weather! We feel very lucky on many levels.
Richard & Sue. September 2016
'Our wedding day was the most fantastic and amazing day and mostly that was due to the fact that we had our wedding at the beautiful venue of Orwell View Barns. You really do have the most stunning wedding venue and we only hope that many more couples have their dream wedding at Orwell View Barns'
Guy & Sarah July 2015
'Words cannot express our gratitude. Our wedding was so special and thanks for the part you played in making it so amazing'
Emma & Mariette July 2014
'Thank you very much for helping make our wedding day the most special day we could have imagined. Hazel and Richard's kindness made such a difference and they allowed us the freedom to create the day we wanted. The site provided the most incredible backdrop and our guests were blown away by the beauty of the venue and the view of the river. We have such great memories of the day.'
Hannah & Tom, September 2012