Hales Hall & The Great Barn is a stunning venue in one of the most picturesque parts of the country, and it is a super addition to the Eastern Wedding Venues category of The Love Lust List. Not content to rest on it’s pretty laurels, the venue offers everything you could wish for on your wedding day. Amazing service, a plethora of picture perfect places for your photographers to lose themselves in, gardens for mingling on, lawns to play games on, and most importantly, Hales Hall are completely at one with RMW’s “your day, your way” ethos, and the team are ready to turn your what if’s into let’s do this!
Set in the enchanting Waveney Valley, Hales Hall & The Great Barn can accommodate up to 180 seated guests for your wedding breakfast, and 300 standing for your evening reception. We are licensed for both Civil Marriages and Civil Partnerships in the Great Barn, the Gallery & offer the option of a duo ceremony. We are able to accommodate up to 25+ guests in luxurious bedrooms with exclusive use of all the grounds for a ‘country house wedding’ experience.
Hales Hall & The Great Barn is in the midst of the beautiful South Norfolk countryside, yet only 13 miles from Norwich, our venue is complete with a fully licensed bar, integrated lighting, and sound system, raised stage, underfloor heating, and a Gallery upstairs that boasts beautiful views across the fields. The Gallery can also be used throughout your day as a relaxed retreat for the married couple, or an area for Champagne and canapés.
The Great Barn has a gravelled terrace with outdoor seating in our ‘cart store’ for you and your guests to enjoy throughout your day, along with the front lawn for post-ceremonial drinks and garden games. The gardens of Hales Hall are the main focus point with the accommodation & the Great Barn surrounding them. The picturesque gardens feature established herbaceous plants and trees, topiary, and a moated area complete with a fountain, all of which provide you with a charming backdrop for your wedding photographs.
The bespoke lighting and sound system inside the Grade I listed Tudor brick barn (the largest of its kind in Britain!) can be tailored to create the atmosphere that you desire, provide background music throughout your wedding day and with outstanding acoustics for bands and DJs in the evening. We also have modern bathroom facilities including a baby changing area, housed in the neighbouring stables.
Hales Hall can sleep 25+ guests in luxurious bedrooms with exclusive use of our site. Our accommodation has recently been refurbished to a very high standard and furnished with antique furnishings in a restrained and elegant style featuring luxury bathrooms, individually styled bedrooms with Vi-spring beds & Egyptian cotton linens & numerous reception rooms. The 40 foot country kitchen has an Aga, two dishwashers, two large sinks and is extremely well equipped. Our accommodation is offered on a catered or self-catered basis offering the opportunity for everything to be care free on the weekend of your wedding.
“Myself and Luke cannot thankyou both enough for making our day so perfect.
Everything has been amazing since the first day we came and saw you right up until today.
The place is beautiful, the food was delicious and all of your staff were amazing which made our day perfect.
Today’s been emotional as I’m very sad it’s all over but honeymoon tomorrow!
Thankyou again you really have been amazing!”
Mr & Mrs H – 20th May 2017
“Where do I even begin?!
The Great Barn itself is such a magnificent building, so beautiful and is the most perfect wedding venue.
My husband and I knew as soon as we walked in that it would be our venue.
Briony and her team were impeccable through the whole planning process. They made planning our wedding stress-free! Elliott and I cannot thank you enough for providing us with the perfect wedding day!”
Mr & Mrs C – 2nd April 2016
“We held our Wedding here in May 2016 and it truly was the best day of our lives, held at the BEST venue. From the moment we stepped foot in the barn back in November 2014 we knew that it would create the perfect backdrop to our special day. Throughout the whole planning process Briony was there to offer her help and advice whenever needed. The day before the Wedding we had access to the barn to set up, and again Briony was there to help with those bits that we (I) had forgotten! On the day, everything ran so smoothly under Briony’s supervision, and we cannot thank her enough for everything…. even ensuring that a couple of our guests made it home safely that evening!”
Mr & Mrs R – 21st May 2016
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- The Grade I Listed Great Barn was used as an agriculture building in living memory, some older wedding guests still remember playing in the straw bales as children.
- The local family, the Johnstons have recently taken on the stewardship of this beautiful historic Tudor country estate, with the idea of continuing to restore the estate to its former glory.
- Hales Hall & The Great Barn is on one of Norfolk’s remaining commons where farmers originating from Hales can graze their cattle during the summer months.
- The Great Barn at Hales Hall is the largest thatched brick barn of its kind in Britain, dating back to the 1470s.
- The modern facilities such as the kitchen are self-contained within the Barn to preserve its original historic features such as the stable boy’s ladder to the hay loft.
- Ceremonies and receptions are lit by 170 candles set in loophole windows of the historic Tudor thatched barn, giving a romantic glow to your wedding ceremony & reception.