Wedding FAQ’s & Useful Info
Our FAQS are selected from the questions asked by our clients.
How can we arrange to visit to the venue?
Kenton Hall Estate is a privately owned venue and it is not open to the public. Viewing is by appointment only.
Contact our Events Team to arrange a viewing – the marquee is only in situ from April – September.
What is the maximum capacity for your venue?
Our venue can cater for 150 guests for a seated wedding breakfast and 200 guests for a evening reception.
Can you host legal ceremonies?
Currently we cannot hold civil ceremonies, however we can host wedding celebration blessings.
How many weddings will be booked on our day/over our weekend?
We only ever hold one event per weekend, this means you have exclusive access to the venue.
Do you have an Events Manager? Will they be there on my wedding day?
Yes, Emily our Events Manager will be on hand for the entire planning period and for the duration of your wedding day.
What are the time restrictions for us to set up?
We are flexible times and grant you exclusive access to our venue during the week leading up to your day.
Does the venue have heating?
Yes we have marquee heaters to ensure the venue is kept at a comfortable temperature for the duration of your day.
Are there restrictions for the photographer?
We allow the same access to your photographer as we do for you and your guests. However, with prior arrangement we are happy to discuss any other locations on the estate for the photographer to use.
Does the price of your venue include VAT?
VAT is currently non-applicable to Kenton Hall Estate venue charges.
Are there any other costs I should be aware of?
We try to be as upfront with everything as possible so that there are no hidden costs or last minute shocks. We will be clear about what we can and can’t offer within the price agreed and after that, any extra cost will simply be down to other things you choose to do on the day.
Do you have accommodation available at Kenton Hall Estate?
We have Luxury Glamping accommodation available in the woodland on Kenton Hall Estate. The Yurt and The Shepherd Hut (each sleeps 2) have luxury private shower-rooms! We also have Bell Tents which can sleep up to 4 people. The site can accommodate 20 guests in total.
Can you recommend local accommodation for our guests?
We are lucky to have great local accommodation in the form of B&B’s, hotels and self-catering. Please contact Emily for a list of local accommodation.
Do you allow fireworks and wish lanterns?
As Kenton Hall is a grade II listed house and the venue is located on a working farm with livestock, unfortunately we are unable to allow wish lanterns or fireworks.
Do you allow candles?
Candles are permitted provided that location/amount is discussed with us in advance. We encourage the use of electrical LED tea lights inside the marquee and these do look fantastic.
At what time will our guests have to leave the venue?
We ask that all events are finished and guests leave the premises by 12 midnight.
What is the booking procedure?
To confirm your booking we ask for a deposit of £950 and then further payment prior to your day along with a security deposit.
The closest town is Framlingham, approximately 8 miles away. Stowmarket and Ipswich are around 15 miles away, both these towns have train stations.
The journey from London to Kenton Hall Estate is approximately two hours by car. By train, the quickest and easiest journey is from London Liverpool Street to Stowmarket, which is about 20 minute drive from Kenton. The journey time from London is around 1hr 30 minutes.
B&Bs and Hotels
There are lots of good places locally to stay ranging from rustic bed and breakfast accommodation to country hotels. Click here to view our list of Local Accommodation.
As we are in a remote location, pre-arranged transport is essential – please book taxi’s well in advance!
- Crown Cars, Framlingham 01728 724765
- Goldstar Taxi’s, Stowmarket 01449 676767
- M&R Cars, Woodbridge 01394 386661
- Hawk Express, Ipswich 01473 222222
If there is any other way we can help then please do ask. We can recommend very good local florists, hairdressers, make-up artists, photographers and DJs. Through experience we have found the best people locally and we would be happy to recommend them to give you peace of mind in organising your event.