This past year has given greater focus and perhaps it's changed your priorities as to the size and style of wedding you’re looking to organise.
Maybe you’re looking to celebrate with those close to you in a small and intimate ceremony and reception. Holding your wedding sooner rather than later could be at the heart of your decision. Alternatively, go big and plan for a date in the future. You and your friends/family deserve something to look forward to and a party is what’s needed. However you feel, make your wedding your own and create lasting memories.
Seeing fewer people feels more like the ‘normal’ these days and we know the true value of our close friends and family. So, celebrating your special day with those you hold close might feel like the right thing to do. It will also give you the opportunity to make your day about the both of you, and (hooray!) a proportionally larger budget to work with. Uninvited guests will no longer feel left out, there’s an understanding and willingness for couples to tie the knot however they prefer. There’s nothing stopping you from enjoying your day in a more intimate way.
Alternatively, as you haven’t been able to see friends and family for such a long time, there’s no better way to bring them together than at your wedding. How wonderful to have an event in the calendar which has been empty for so long. An excuse to buy something new to wear! Nothing other than a party will do in these situations.
Your day at The Ickworth
The Ickworth creates the perfect backdrop regardless of the style and size of your wedding; from the small and intimate to the larger occasion. We’ll tailor your day to suit you, ensuring every last detail is just as you wish. Your delicious bespoke menu will be caringly prepared by Chef and will please all palates, and your wines can be paired to suit your food choices. Every detail will be thought of so you can relax and enjoy your day.
The Ickworth Hotel for the smaller occasion
The Ickworth is stylish, elegant and intimate; perfect for smaller weddings from just the 2 of you (how romantic), up to 45. Built in the 18th century it has grandeur and grace, and the warm and friendly feel creates the perfect welcome and will put your wedding party at ease. Set in 1,800 acres of National Trust parkland The Ickworth is located in beautiful surroundings; your guests can’t help but be amazed. The impressive and awe-inspiring setting is perfect for photographs and the beautiful walled garden and Terrace are great for drinks receptions on fine days.
Why not go a step further and make The Ickworth exclusively yours and create a fairytale special occasion?!
The Library is located on the ground floor of the hotel, with magnificent high ceilings and historical decor alongside the soft lighting which creates a calm elegance. The tall windows look out onto the spectacular Italianate gardens. It’s utterly unique. The Library can host 45 guests for a ceremony and drinks reception and 40 for a wedding breakfast.
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 or drinks reception for up to 35 guests, or a wedding breakfast for 30.
There’s no better way to end your fabulous day than to simply walk upstairs to your grand and exceptionally comfortable bedroom. If your guests are staying as well, enjoy breakfast together in the morning and keep your celebration going!
The Lodge at The Ickworth
The Lodge is a beautiful country retreat surrounded by 4 acres of private gardens. It will be exclusively yours for your entire stay, enabling you to create a truly unique wedding. Once your vows are said the garden is the perfect setting for your photographs and drinks reception, before you and your guests enjoy your mouth-wateringly tasty wedding breakfast.
This grand country house comprises of 9 apartments and 2 double rooms, and the Hotel is only a 10-minute walk away if more accommodation is needed. It enables guests to retire when their dancing feet become too tired! For you and your guests who are still going at the end of the evening, we can stock a bar in Ludwigs in The Lodge so you can carry on the celebration into the early hours!
For larger weddings, up to 160 guests, your wedding breakfast and reception will be located in a marquee or teepee. A fabulous flexible space with the beautiful backdrop of The Lodge. The Lodge at Ickworth is also ideal for smaller and informal weddings (without a marquee). The Garden Room can host a ceremony for up to 50 guests, and with the tall, wide windows with views out onto the gardens, it’s a beautifully light and welcoming room.