A Truly Unique Wedding Venue... Born to Be Different!

photo Rosie Kelly Photography



"Creating Cool Wedding Days unlike any other venue.. Why Follow The Crowd?"

We steer clear of creating boring stuffy wedding days.  Traditional?... no thanks!

Set on the Suffolk/Norfolk border (9 miles from Bury St Edmunds) amid the beautiful countryside, you'll find the Ultimate Woodland Wedding Venue, exclusively created for cool couples looking for something totally different and extraordinary!  We are proud to announce that untraditional and quirky rock our boat, we're a Suffolk Wedding Venue unlike any other.  With the added bonus of being ONE of only a tiny handful of Licenced Woodland Wedding Venues in England, approved for Civil Ceremonies for up to 110 people...woohoo, you can legally get married in our beautiful, imitate woodland! 

We host a maximum of just 10 exclusive events per year.

Upthorpe Wood has been lovingly designed to lead you on a adventure... A place to create the most magical day ever!!  Whether your wedding style be festival, boho, ethereal or romantic, our wedding venue is never to be forgotten!

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Photo credits below: Camilla Andrea, Rosie Kelly Photographer, Emma Kenny Photography, Haines Aubert Photography, Loft Space Studio. 

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About us

Upthorpe Wood is a pretty amazing dry hire woodland wedding venue, we offer our Suffolk venue as a blank canvas, enabling you to choose your preferred wedding suppliers from caterers & entertainment to florists and furniture.  We do however, have a fantastic list of recommended suppliers, handpicked for their exceptionally high quality, style and service. 
Our three day exclusive weekend wedding hire allows for set up, wedding day and clear down.  Choose to spend your entire day with us or come along with your friends and family for your reception.  Our maximum guests numbers are 110.  We allow glamping for your guests on the wedding night and have the cutest little Bluebell Cabin set on the woodlands edge where our newly married couple can spend the most romantic night together.
Set in two acres of native English woodland and with not one but two barns, a Chillout Den and various woodland areas, we are the ultimate choice when it comes to choosing an outdoor wedding venue.  If you're looking for definitely won't find it here!


Garden Reception & Barns

Walk through our grand 8ft entrance gates and you'll find yourselves in the garden reception area.  A great spot for both day or night.  Here you'll find a Cartlodge, perfect for dining under and also a rustic Woodland barn, where the party happens!  You'll also find a BBQ kitchen here for your caterers to hire.

Shaded by an ancient Oak tree, the garden is always filled with the sound of laughing and chatting throughout the day.

Bring in a vintage food truck to serve your evening guests some amazing street food.

Once night falls the garden becomes a magical hidden spot filled with twinkly lighting and a firepit ready to toast those marshmallows!

Photo Rosie Kelly

Woodland Reception & Ceremony Glade

Located within the woodland you'll find our gorgeous Ceremony Glade.  Seating up to 100 guests under the dappled shade this couldn't be a more atmospheric glade to marry in.  Alongside the Glade is our little woodland Den, where the 'Legal Bit' takes place.  if you prefer a wedding blessing, then how about using the Den as a henna bar or DIY Flowercrown station or maybe seat an acoustic duo here to play during your ceremony.  Within the woodland is a woodland reception area, often used for outdoor dining, serving first drinks from or as a chill out space.

Photo Camilla Andrea

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Woodland Deck

Wander through the woodland and you'll stumble across the Woodland Deck.  What a spot to serve your first drinks and canapes from.  For all those smaller weddings, how about amazing your guests and Feasting here!


Located in the garden reception is our fabulous Cartlodge, lit with Fairy lights.  A gorgeous shady open sided barn, seating up to 110, should you choose to use it for dining or chilling.  Overlooking the lawn, it's the perfect spot to take a moment out to rest your feet.   Within the Cartlodge, you'll find the cutest little bar, possibly to serve first drinks from maybe it would make the greatest ice cream parlour?

Photo Camilla Andrea

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Bluebell Cabin

Set on the edge of the woodland, you'll stumble across Bluebell Cabin.  A gorgeous eco Cabin, powered by solar lighting.  Fancy spending your first married night here?  We'll even bring you breakfast in the morning.

Photo Camilla Andrea

Outdoor Wedding Feasting

Upthorpe Wood has become renowned for its outdoor feasting. Both the garden and woodland reception has space for a more formal style wedding breakfast, with up to 100 guests all seated outside.  On a sunny day, could there be a more spectaular wedding breakfast?

Photo Camilla Andrea


"Our dreams came true at your stunning venue."

A Holliday

"One of the most unique weddings I have ever seen!  I can't recommend Upthorpe Wood enough, the team were absolutely fantastic and it was a joy to work with such amazing vendors."

E Kenny



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Upthorpe Wood, Readings Lane, Upthorpe, Suffolk,
IP31 2AP

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