Something a little dickie-bird told us about our Crow’s Hall Suffolk barn weddings venue.
As the crow flies, this 16th century moated manor house and its magnificent Tudor long barn are just a wing away from the historic Suffolk wool town of Debenham; a glide or two from the mighty castle at Framlingham or a swoop from Saxtead Green’s iconic white postmill – not forgetting a short flap from the mainline railway station at Stowmarket or the wonderful beaches of the Suffolk heritage coast.
Drive up the tiny country lane towards Crow’s Hall however, climbing ever-higher up the gentle slope of the Deben Valley and you’ll feel like you’re heading ever further into the rural wilds of Suffolk. The little lane leads only to Crow’s Hall. Travelling down the long, oak-lined driveway to glimpse the historic gatehouse by the great long expanse of Tudor barn is like going back in time.
Hold your wedding celebrations here and you not only feel on top of the Suffolk world, but the whole world feels intimately yours.
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Crow’s Hall is a highly adaptable venue for all sorts of wedding celebrations under the Suffolk sun (long barn roof / marquee or tipi). The bridal party and guests are invited to stay in the owner’s 16th century manor house home for up to 7 days around the wedding date. Although the garden amphitheatre is often a popular choice for wedding blessings or formal moments of family togetherness on the ‘island’, Crow’s Hall has opted not to have a wedding licence. This means that is regrettably not possible for legal wedding ceremonies involving an official registrar or celebrant to be held on the site.
Wedding couples celebrating their nuptials at Crow’s Hall who have not already officially tied the knot, have enjoyed ceremonies at all sorts of local venues including the impressive medieval church of St Mary Magdalene in Debenham and just across the A1120, Helmingham Hall– another Suffolk moated manor belonging to friends of Caroline Spurrier, owner of Crow’s Hall who is full of helpful tips, suggestions for suppliers and organisational support to make your wedding dreams a reality.
Caroline has received regular praise in the Crow’s Hall visitors’ book from brides, grooms and all members of wedding parties for her discreet and unerring support and amazing ability to bring calm and logic to situations as well as extending the warmest of welcomes.
“Crow’s Hall was the first and only venue we viewed whilst planning our wedding. There was undoubtedly not going to be any other venue to match the beauty and feeling that welcomed me when I first arrived to meet you”
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One mother of the bride from a recent wedding party was particularly grateful to Caroline for always being on hand, when she misplaced her car keys on the morning of the marriage ceremony which was being held nearby.
Of course, Caroline stepped in like a knight in shining armour (though she did leave her horse in the paddock,) drove mother and grandmother calmly to the church well on time. The keys were lost, but fortunately not in the moat and were found later on. You see, it’s not just the bride who can get nervous on the day!