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Suffolk weddings

Say ‘I do’ with a stately home wedding on the Ickworth estate. Image credited to N&N Visuals.

We offer everything you could need for your perfect and intimate day.

Creating your special day

At The Ickworth, we take a personal approach to weddings – it’s your big day, after all. Choose from a selection of stately rooms for your ceremony and wedding breakfast or hire the whole hotel for a truly magical experience!

Our Events Coordinator will be on hand to ensure your perfect day runs smoothly from start to finish, with help from our experienced events team, and our Head Chef will prepare a delicious bespoke menu just for you and your guests and mouth-watering canapes.

From intimate receptions to an elopement wedding, the splendour of The Ickworth creates the perfect backdrop. Below, you’ll find details of our elopement weddings, the rooms available for hire and exclusive use.

Elope to The Ickworth

We have created a package with just the two of you in mind, a truly romantic occasion and we’ll even provide the witnesses! It’s ideal for couples who just want to get married in a beautiful place with minimal fuss. To find out more, download our brochure below.

Above image credited to Georgia Rachael Photography, ceemeandtea, yasminsartin_makeup, lucyarnoldhair, thrive_floristry, Cupid Cars, Gerald Boughton, House Of Snow Bridal and Romark Jewellers.

Our rooms

We have two elegant rooms available to hire for your ceremony and reception, while the bright conservatory comes with our exclusive-use weddings. If you’re planning a late-spring or summer wedding, head out onto the Terrace and into the sunshine for drinks and photographs.

The Library at The Ickworth, a hotel and wedding venue in Suffolk

The Library

The Library is located on the ground floor of the hotel, with high ceilings and tall windows that look out onto Italianate gardens. A large bookshelf lines the back wall, while the Hervey family history decorates the rest of the room. The Library can host up to 42 for a ceremony and 40 for a drinks reception and wedding breakfast.

The Boardroom

With a traditional chandelier, wood panelling adorning the walls and views over Ickworth parkland, the Boardroom is a simple and graceful setting. Enjoy an intimate ceremony, wedding breakfast or drinks reception for up to 30 guests. The Boardroom can host up to 32 for a ceremony and 40 for a drinks reception and 30 for a wedding breakfast.

The Conservatory

Light pours in through the glass roof and the windows rise from floor to ceiling, while vines climb the inner wall. The Conservatory is open and bright, with views over the Terrace. It’s available with exclusive use of the hotel, and accommodates up to 60 guests.

The Terrace

When the sun is shining, step out onto the Terrace. Set in the hotel’s walled garden, the Terrace is a wonderful place to sip Pimm’s with your guests in the summer, or to capture the moment with a photograph by the beautiful red-brick wall.

Exclusive use

The Hotel

If you have your heart set on a resplendent wedding in grand setting, why not consider hiring out the full hotel? With an 18th-century stately home and swathes of gardens dedicated exclusively to your big day, you’ll feel like you’re in a fairy tale. Choose from one of our many rooms to host your ceremony, or set up a marquee outside.

Exclusive use of the hotel includes The Lodge, which sleeps 36 adults and 14 children, with a further 27 bedrooms in the main hotel and three bedrooms in the Butler’s Quarters.

Above photo credited to Cara Zagni

Stay with us

When you and your guests stay over you can all relax knowing you haven’t far to go once the celebration comes to an end!

There are 27 beautiful bedrooms in the hotel and The Lodge, located in a secluded setting on the Ickworth estate is just a 10 minute walk from the hotel, comprising of three double bedrooms and eight apartments. They can be booked individually or why not book The Lodge exclusively for you and your guests and make it a truly special occasion.

Treatment rooms

Treat yourself to a pampering before your big day. With our on-site Treatment Rooms, you can enjoy a day of relaxation and beautification. Book in for a facial, a treatment, or perhaps a pedicure, and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for your wedding.

If you’re thinking of getting married at The Ickworth, or have any questions, talk to our events team on 01284 735350 or email

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