Wedding Packages | The Sancroft Barns | Suffolk

Our 'Packages'


We are a dry-hire venue, where DIY weddings are the order of the day.  We are open for weddings and celebrations all year round, and you choose any theme from royal to rustic, and any suppliers – you basically have a blank canvas to create your very own bespoke wedding. We have set out the parameters here of the ‘options’ available, and what you get with each one.

The whole venue - Barn and Stackyard Marquee (April – September inclusive).

This 3-day option is our main and most popular package when you book the Sancroft Barns, and you get an amazing lot too.

You always get exclusive use of the whole venue. The Barn for your ceremony is licensed for 125, or you can choose to have an outdoor ceremony pretty much anywhere at the venue, which isn't limited in numbers (but only by the weather!). If you are having a local church wedding and don’t need the Barn for a ceremony you can arrive and go straight onto the stunning Portuguese limestone-stepped courtyard and surrounding area for your reception or just to chill out. After your reception you can use the Stackyard Marquee for your wedding breakfast seating up to 135 (or 190 for a standing buffet style) – there should also be sufficient space to hold a small reception in the marquee too in the event of bad weather, or you may be able to use the Barn depending on exactly your wedding type. There is a covered walkway from the Barn to the marquee (also connected to the catering tent) so neither you, your guests or your food should get wet. Then once the staff have re-set the Barn after your ceremony, you can use it later for your evening ‘partydance’, while still having access to the marquee.

The facilities that come with this option are the WC block (so you don’t need to hire in separate luxury loos), the catering marquee for use by your caterer, bars, power and lighting as fitted, water, and heating. We also provide up to 120 limewash Chivari chairs with Ivory seat pads, 5 foot round tables, outside furniture and benches, ample parking ... oh yes and loads of space around the venue and gorgeous country views! You can start your set up from midday the day before your ‘do’ to arrange and set up your tables, decorations, flowers etc; then from 8am until midnight on your wedding day itself; then until midday the next day for the take-down, clear up and depart. We can share our list of suppliers which will give you some options, but if you have a chosen supplier of your own, just tell us in advance so we know who will be coming. Importantly you will also need to pre-book your church or registrar (and/or celebrant) well in advance if you are planning to have your ceremony here.

Paddock (April – September recommended)

For those wanting the full rustic countryside experience, the 3-day Paddock option may be for you, as it has been for other brides and grooms down the years. Again it’s exclusive use of the whole paddock area for your choice of wedding marquee (or Tipis), catering tent and reception/bar area (which may of course be an integrated space within your marquee); and you choose your decorations, flowers and everything inside the marquee. You will have use of our WC block, but you may wish to bring in luxury loos as an addition. We will supply water for your caterers, but power and lights are up to you, so you will need to hire generators. You can use our indoor and outdoor furniture, but everything else is up to you. As with all our options, your suppliers can come in advance to set up (subject to agreement with us in advance) - they are not bound by the midday to midday timeframe.

Barn 'only' (all year)

If you are looking at hosting a ceremony, reception for up to 50 day guests, and a dinner and dance (or any combination of these) then hiring just the Barn may be for you, at any time of year. Although available as a small intimate space in the main season of April to September, it’s the only option for the months of October to March, since our marquee gets taken down for cleaning and storage. It's got a maximum of 50 day guests for ceremony and dining, but you can then increase your evening guest numbers (120 recommended) at no extra venue charge.  However, if you get married earlier elsewhere, or you are keen to get married outdoors here on the day, then you can seat up to 80 in the Barn for your wedding breakfast, and still have an evening party.

Just a Ceremony?

If you want to use the Barn for just a ceremony, or you choose the Paddock ‘package’ and want to have a ceremony in the Barn or outdoors, then you can do that too.  You have the benefit of marrying either in the gorgeous Barn, or you can use anywhere around the venue for your outside ceremony. And if you need straw bales, we've got them too.

Add Glamping and Camping

We have a great space for glamping too. You can hire in Bell Tents, yurts or whatever you want for your celebration. Even your guests can pitch up as well, although we will charge a little extra for that service – either individually or to you if there are lots of them.

Corporate and other Events

It might be you are looking to not host a wedding at all, but want your own intimate Barn or paddock for a different celebration or event, or indeed the whole venue - we are perfect for that too. Whether it’s a corporate party, christening, wake, full funeral, Christmas Party, cocktail party, a presentation, pop-up event, meeting or exhibition we have the space and the facilities for this. Bear in mind we are dry-hire venue so you would still need to hire in certain important elements to make your event happen. But the exclusivity and seclusion in this gorgeous north Suffolk location should attract you. For your event you will have use of any variety of Barn, courtyard, marquee, or paddock plus the WC block, parking, and heat and light. So get in touch to see if it fits the bill.


The main restrictions are on the numbers and timings outlined above.  We also do not allow fireworks because of our adjacent thatched house and the standing crops surrounding the venue; no Sky Lanterns are to be released during the period you hire the Sancroft Barns; no hand held smoke flares as they may stain the delicate fabric of the buildings and landscaping; no naked flames (ie candles) in Barn or marquee.

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