Hales Hall & The Great Barn


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Hales Hall & The Great Barn is a romantic, five-star, luxury, boutique venue for couples seeking a unique wedding. We offer an exclusive 3-day hire and are fully licensed for Civil Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Duo Ceremonies.

Seating 50-200+ guests for wedding receptions the majestic thatched Grade 1 Tudor Great Barn features an impressive vaulted roof with exposed timbers, 180 candlelit loop-hole windows, feature licensed bar, integrated sound & lighting system, projection screen and underfloor heating. There is a further large gallery reception room offering breath-taking views across Hales country estate and meadow land.

The quintessential country estate offers all the romance and seclusion for the ultimate celebration. Guests may enjoy canapés, drinks & games on the moated lawns or relax on the sun-kissed terrace by The Great Barn with outdoor seating and fairy lights. The romantic walled gardens are stocked with aromatic lavender, tumbling scented roses, beautiful lawns and clipped topiary providing the perfect setting for your treasured moments and wedding photographs.

Hales luxurious five-star accommodation offers four individual country residences set within the enchanting walled grounds. The heritage properties feature individual stylish interiors offering a relaxed yet elegant ambience with open fires, unique furnishings, luxurious bedrooms, well-equipped kitchens and stunning bathrooms. Enjoy luxury self-catering hire or our fully catered option.

The ultimate hideaway Hales Hall country estate sleeps 25+ and is exclusively yours for the entirety of your joy-filled stay. We simply love what we do.

Hales Hall & The Great Barn at a Glance

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Price Range
£5250 - £15500
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Exclusive Use
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Up to 200
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Reception Capacity
Up to 250
Breath-taking vaulted Grade I listed Tudor brick barn & country house with five-star luxury accommodation. Licensed for Civil Ceremonies, Civil Partnerships and Duo Ceremonies. 3-day exclusive hire of the country estate to include The Great Barn and Hales Hall and boutique accommodation. Seating 50-200+ guests for a wedding reception and up to 300 for an evening reception. Luxury accommodation for 25+ across the beautiful country estate. Beautiful moated walled gardens with a fountain, clipped topiary, lawns and garden aisle ideal for wedding photographs. Pricing Category : LuxuryHas AccommodationBridal Suite : Honeymoon SuiteSleeps No Of People : 25HistoricBarn View More
Wedding Contact : Emily Hardesty - Events & Marketing ManagerNo of Weddings Hosted : Number of Weddings Hosted - More Than 50Location : In The CountrysideNearest Town : NorwichLuxuryConfetti PermittedIn House DancefloorCeremony LicenceAlcohol LicenseCorkage ChargeBartendingExternal Catering PermittedIn House CateringIn House Wine ListSeated MealSet UpStaff ProvidedTables And Chairs ProvidedDisabled AccessExclusive UseGrade Listed BuildingIn House Wedding CoordinatorLandscaped GardensOnsite ParkingOutdoor SpacePet FriendlyLovely GroundsModern RomanticRustic View Less

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THE AUTUMN 2019 WEEKEND WEDDING SPECIAL! Some weekends available from £7150 which includes exclusive hire & accommodation for 25+ guests from Friday until Monday. October weekend availability £8,400 19th / 26th October November weekend availability £7150 2nd/ 16th/ 23rd/30th November SUMMER 2020 WEEKEND WEDDINGS- From £15,500 which includes weekend hire & accommodation for 25+ guest

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Hales Hall & The Great Barn Reviews

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Mr and Mrs Saunders
Wedding Date
13 Oct 2018
We could have stayed longer
Dear Emily,

As the dust settles on our wedding last weekend and we've made it back to Geneva, Myles and I just wanted to pass on our heartfelt thanks for all your helpover the past months and of course, particularly for last weekend. Hales was such a magical place to have our reception, helped in no small part by yourself and your team - we have no doubt that a significant amount of behind-the-scenes work and coordination went on to make everything run so spectacularly smoothly and professionally! Everyone on the team was so friendly and thoughtful - it really
helped make the day so special. Your emails have always been so clear and helpful, enabling us to understand how
we could tailor the weekend exactly as we wished, all the more impressive when we kept changing things and didn't make up our minds particularly quickly!
The canapes and the meal were delicious and we had loads of compliments on the range and tastiness of everything on offer!
Thanks also for being so flexible with visits to Hales, on the setting up day, and also for tidying everything up afterwards to make it as easy as possible for us to head off on the Sunday. A recurring comment was 'if only we could have stayed longer!' as well as many people saying that it was one of the best weddings they'd
ever been to and how stunning the venue was!

With best wishes for the rest of the season,
Helen and Myles
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Mr and Mrs Colman
Wedding Date
08 Sep 2018
The day could not have gone better
We genuinely cannot thank you enough for everything that you did for the wedding,
the day could not have gone better and absolute credit to you both for managing
things so well in such a calm way (I am not sure how you do it!)
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Mr and Mrs Rowland
Wedding Date
01 Sep 2018
The perfect venue
We had Hales Hall and Great Barn as our wedding reception venue on 1st September 2018,
it was absolutely the perfect venue and was everything we had been looking for and more!
From the moment we walked through the entrance at our first viewing, we knew it would be
the place we would be celebrating our wedding with everyone we loved!
Briony and Emily were an absolute joy to work with, and put us at ease from the beginning.
Their knowledge and experience, as well as passion made our day all the more special as we
could relax and enjoy everything without having to worry about a thing.
All of our guests couldn’t stop talking about the venue, the food and how perfect the day was!
Thank you so much for letting us have Hales Hall and Great Barn for our happy ever after. It
was perfect!
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Mr and Mrs Vaghela
Wedding Date
11 Aug 2018
I am just so grateful
We can't recommend this venue and their service enough!!!! We got married here on the 11th
August 2018. The beautiful Hall slept twenty five of our loved ones for three nights and we all
absolutely fell in love with this 14th century house, it is absolute heaven (take the online 3D
tour, you'll fall in love). This house is kitted out with everything you need and is short of
nothing. Our wedding day was just perfect and people have commented that it was the best
wedding they have ever been to. I honestly think this is down to not only the beautiful venue
with stunning grounds but also the service that came with it. Emily and Briony ran and
managed the day like pro's. Nothing was too much to ask, they are highly experienced
wedding co-ordinaters and I am just so grateful to have had them there.
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Mr & Mrs O’Brien
Wedding Date
20 Oct 2018
A huge thank you to you
Now we have come up for air, we would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to you, Briony and the team at Hales Hall and De’Ath Hospitality for all your help over the last 10 months and on the day itself. You have always been so professional, yet friendly and accommodating. Your expertise and guidance enabled us to put together our dream wedding, which ran seamlessly from start for finish thanks to you and your team’s efficiency and attention to detail. I have received so many compliments on the food which was delicious and the venue, which is so beautiful (many people have said it was the best they have been to - we would agree!). Anyway, we really couldn’t have done it all without you (particularly the flower girls’ entrance - thanks for facilitating that!!) and we are over the moon that we have such amazing memories and pictures of a fantastic day / weekend.
Also thanks again for clearing up on the Sunday which enabled us to enjoy a leisurely breakfast with our friends and family. We really appreciate it!
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Mr and Mrs Andrews
Wedding Date
30 Jun 2018
Thank you so so much for everything
Thank you so so much for everything you have done it was absolutely beautiful. We apologise it didn’t go to plan but everyone has said it was the best wedding venue, they loved loved the venue/music and so many positive comments about the food.

You went above and beyond and it was just amazing so thank you - we want to slow it all down and do it again

The staff and you deserved the tip we left as no one waited for a drink and everything was just perfect. So thank you so much. We will send you over photos once we get them
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Mr and Mrs Dale
Wedding Date
16 Jun 2018
Thanks once again
Thanks once again for all you and the team did for our wedding day. We have had so many compliments on every aspect including the food, the organisation and how seamless everything was. We never had any doubt in you both but we are so pleased with how everything went too!

We had a lovely honeymoon (*not* in north wales - still not quite over that...!) and it feels very strange now being back with no wedding to plan!

Thanks once again and hopefully we will see you again

Jess & Graham xx
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Mr and Mrs Evans
Wedding Date
02 Jun 2018
Hales Hall was the most beautiful venue
Hales Hall was the most beautiful venue for our wedding on 2nd June. Briony and Emily were incredibly professional and lovely to work with to make our day so special. The barn is fantastic and so many of our guests commented on what an amazing venue it was. The gardens are beautiful and we have so many wonderful photos. We couldn't have been happier with our choice and would very much recommend this stunning venue!
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Mr and Mrs Drum
Wedding Date
26 May 2018
I wanted to message to say a huge Thank you!
I wanted to message to say a huge Thank you! (Briony I am filling up with tears again while typing!!)

We had an absolutely amazing wedding weekend and the entire experience would not have been possible without you both and the team making everything run like clockwork from the planning to the actual day.

Everyone has commented on what an amazing venue, food, set up everything and it means the world that our wedding day was so perfect and everything we wished for.

It was a truly memorable weekend and I think I was as upset about saying goodbye to Hales as I was saying goodbye to my family!!
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Mr and Mrs Gilhooly
Wedding Date
07 Apr 2018
We are still buzzing from the wedding!
We are back from our mini moon in Italy and survived our week back at work. We are Still buzzing from the wedding!

We would just like to thank you and Briony for all your hard work and efforts for our wedding, you went above and beyond in everything you did for us and we really appreciated it.

Lots of people commented on not just how amazing the venue was but how well run the whole day was, which was down to you guys.
Mr and Mrs Gilhooly
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Hales Green, Wash Lane, Loddon, Norfolk, NR14 6QW

Hales Hall & The Great Barn

  • Hales Green
  • Wash Lane
  • Loddon
  • Norfolk
  • NR14 6QW
  • United Kingdom

Meet the Manager

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Emily Hardesty

We would be delighted to welcome you to Hales Hall & The Great Barn to hear plans for your big day and to show you around our magical venue. We are completely flexible and happy to work with any suppliers you chose although equally happy to recommend people if that helps. We have a real passion for excellence creating exclusive wedding celebrations in our romantic heritage setting. With our own dedicated wedding planner and award-winning catering team we get the details right. We pride ourselves on personal attention and expert guidance ensuring our couples experience a magical day with every detail carefully managed. Please do get in touch. We look forward to meeting you soon.