The Great Barn is licensed for Civil Marriages and Civil Partnerships in conjunction with The Ceremony Team at Norfolk County Council  and can seat up to 200 guests for a ceremony and wedding breakfast and 300 plus standing for an evening reception.

You can choose from two areas for your ceremony:
The Great Barn itself can seat up to 200 guests for a ceremony at the beautiful west end of the Barn.

Your guests are seated facing your ceremony table, surrounded by romantic candle-lit loophole windows and your floral decorations.

The Gallery is an area upstairs in the Barn, complete with relaxed sofas, fairy lights and additional seating creating an intimate, cosy atmosphere.

This is an ideal option if you’re looking for a small ceremony with a larger wedding reception taking place in the Great Barn.

The Great Barn or the Gallery can also be used for a Duo Ceremony with an outside service taking place on the front lawn and the legalities taking place either before your guests arrive or afterwards during the reception drinks.

If it’s a truly intimate affair you are after The Music Room in The Hall offers a wonderful setting surrounded by antiques and with a baby grand piano to accompany your entrance.

‘Fantastic place. Thank you very much for making my daughter’s wedding so special.’

Mr Smint – September 2019

Duo Ceremonies

Hales Hall Great Barn Norfolk

Duo Ceremonies are offered by Norfolk County Council where the legal elements of the marriage or partnership are carried out in a licensed room, in our case this would be upstairs in The Gallery or in The Great Barn, and followed or preceded by a ceremony outside in the grounds of Hales Hall.

The outdoor part of your ceremony would take place either on the manicured lawn in the gardens in front of Hales Hall itself or in the romantic meadow with the Great Barn as a stunning backdrop.

Church weddings

Heckingham church

Here in Norfolk, it’s safe to say we aren’t short of churches. There are three in the ‘Loddon with Hales & Heckingham’ Parish alone, all 1.5 miles from Hales Hall and there are at least an additional ten churches within a six-mile radius of Hales Hall & The Great Barn in South Norfolk.

We would be delighted to introduce you to any of our local vicars. Visit yourchurchwedding.org for details of church weddings.

Every kind of wedding

Hales Hall Great Barn Weddings

At Hales Hall & The Great Barn we pride ourselves on being a completely open and inclusive venue. Whether you are planning a same sex marriage or a wedding of any faith or tradition, we would love to welcome you to celebrate with us.

In recent years we have held Sikh weddings and Iranian Tea Ceremonies. We have hosted Civil Partnerships and Vow Renewal celebrations. And so much more. Hales Hall & The Great Barn is a very adaptable venue, so please do call us with your special requests. We would love to show you around and help you plan your day just as you have always dreamed it would be.

Hales Hall & The Great Barn

A View From Above

The Great Barn

A Day in The Life