The Best Intimate Wedding Venues in Norfolk, UK

There is no doubt that the search for the best intimate wedding venue in Norfolk is increasing in popularity. Many couples are now choosing to keep their wedding day guest list to just close family and friends only. Whilst this can be a shock for those who love a traditionally large wedding, there are many benefits to keeping the guest list small.

Benefits of a small intimate wedding can include…

  • You (the wedding couple) get to spend more quality time with your guests
  • Your budget will stretch further: your food, drinks and wedding favours will be of better quality with fewer guests
  • Planning a large wedding can be stressful, by keeping it small there are fewer things to worry about

If you are finding it challenging to locate the best wedding venue, here is a list of some of my favourite wedding venues in Norfolk that offer that unique and intimate micro wedding you have always dreamt of.

Have a look, visit the locations and be sure to let me know if you choose one for your special day!

The Reading Room

This amazing historic building has been restored to be the most perfect intimate venue for your wedding. With the Church of St. Ethelbert and stunningly beautiful gardens as your backdrop, this unique place will capture your imagination as well as your heart. The Reading Room, Norfolk, is full of elegance, style and history. If you want to enjoy the experience of a garden wedding, this is the place for you. 


Here you will witness a unique woodland wedding venue covered with a canopy crafted by broadleaf trees. Surrounded by fields, this romantic setting will make your special day extra memorable. 

Chaucer Barn

If you are looking for a place to enjoy an outdoor and natural wedding, you will not find a greater place than Chaucer Barn. The venue features a beautiful stone circle and gardens that create a perfect setting for your ceremony. The ancient surroundings make this place the perfect intimate wedding venue. 

Swanton Morley House & Gardens

Surrounded by the amazing Norfolk countryside, Swanton Morley House & Gardens is a combination of the rugged Norfolk countryside meets mesmerizing landscaped gardens. Be it a large celebration or an intimate one, this wedding venue has all the components available to make your day special. This place is also great for a church wedding. 

The Keeper and the Dell

A venue for couples looking for something outside the norm, yet feeling totally at home, The Keeper and the Dell have it all. Taking vows in this beautiful outdoor wedding venue located in Norfolk will make your wedding day ridiculously memorable. Here you will get a chance to celebrate your wedding in your style. Why not explore the 18th Century Gamekeeper’s Barn, birch tree gardens, honeymoon hygge hut and vintage marquee with your partner, these offer such unique locations for your wedding day photographs. Just hire a wedding photographer in Norfolk and get ready to capture your precious moments. 

Hautbois Hall

Located just a few miles away from the capital of the Norfolk Boards, Wroxham, Hautbois Hall is a brilliant location to enjoy an intimate wedding. Hautbois Hall offers a blank canvas approach, where you can personalise your wedding day – this is ideal for planning a bespoke intimate wedding. Why not get married at a twilight ceremony, overlooking the river Bure! If you want to get straight into the dancing and miss the usual formalities of a traditional wedding, this twilight option will appeal to you.

The Flint Room

“Everyone is welcome in The Flint Room” and this is most certainly true. Crafted with love in mind, The Flint Room is a place where you can make your wedding day special, located just a short walking distance from the centre of Norwich. The customised pieces take the beauty of the place to a whole new level. Sophisticated-vintage-charm, this restored building, a former church, has everything you need to celebrate your love. From the venue itself to the caring staff help you make your wedding day run smoothly, you can’t fault their amazing reviews and inclusivity.


One of the most eclectic country houses on the North Norfolk coast, VOEWOOD has eleven acres of beautiful gardens that will offer you a flawless wedding venue. VOEWOOD caters for all types of weddings – but especially for those who love art and crafts. You may originally dismiss this unique venue for your intimate wedding day due to its size, but fear not, flexibility is in VOEWOOD’s mantra. Couples can hire the house for just a single day with the option to stay and add all the extras on if you need them – also available for parties and events.

Thurning Hall

Hidden away in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, Thurning Hall allows you to create the most magical wedding day of your dreams. This 18th-century Georgian country mansion house is classical elegance meets bohemian spirit. Many couples choose to have their engagement photographs taken here too.

The Old Hall, Ely

This Jacobean manor house, just one mile from the historic town of Ely in Cambridgeshire, is ideally located to offer you a countryside wedding. Choose from tying the knot in the grand yet cosy great hall or in the unique garden pavilion. The Old Hall offers wedding packages that include a delicious wedding breakfast, evening food, a selection of drinks, and an excellent honeymoon suite complete with a four-poster bed! Check out their early bird offers if you have a small wedding guest list.

Hockering House

Located in the heart of the beautiful countryside of Norfolk, Hockering House is just 15 minutes away from Norwich. With no wedding packages to choose from, this venue allows you to customise every last detail. You can celebrate your wedding day in their very own woodland, perfect for intimate ceremonies and parties. Hockering House is awarded a Silver award by Bridebook. 

Hockwold Hall

Whether it is your engagement day or wedding day, at Hockwold Hall, you will enjoy the warmest welcome. Here, you can customise your great event based on your desires and requirements within its gardens and houses. The place is “Simply Stunning” as their recent glowing guest reviews write.

Ash Tree Barns

Planning a rustic and boho style wedding? Then Ash Tree Barns is the venue for you. In the heart of the stunning Breckland countryside and perfectly situated between Kings Lynn and Swaffham, this venue offers luxury accommodation and offers a totally boutique wedding service. Catering for both outdoor and indoor wedding ceremonies, you can have your ceremony and reception at one venue. This will mean your wedding flows naturally from one event to the next and you can relax knowing it is all taken care of.

If you are looking to do things differently and make your intimate wedding day stand out, then these venues in Norfolk, UK, are some of the best for you. However, don’t forget to hire a professional Intimate Wedding Photographer to take some stunning photographs of you and your love on your wedding day. 

Get in touch today, I am always happy to chat through any questions.

Happy wedding planning!

Jul 20, 2021

Hannah Hutchins

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