Bateman’s Barn in the Waveney Valley
a curious Suffolk wedding barn venue
A very special collection of real places to celebrate
within the embrace of a medieval moat.
An intimate, historic, relaxed & rural wedding setting
where all couples are always welcome.
MEDIEVAL BARN & SECRET GARDEN
FOR INDOOR & OUTDOOR CEREMONIES & CELEBRATIONS
COURTYARD MARQUEE ▪ STABLES BAR
FIRE PIT ▪ ROMANTIC GATEHOUSE RUINS
ANCIENT GROVE & GARDENS ▪ TERRACE & LAWNS
WOODLAND & WILDFLOWER MEADOW LANDSCAPES
Plus a handful of simply elegant bedrooms
in Grade I listed South Elmham Hall, formerly a bishops' palace.
UP TO 120 GUESTS SEATED - UP TO 170 EVENING GUESTS
YOUR CHOICE OF CATERERS ▪ LIVE BANDS & DISCO
Venue hire fee from £3,300
Bateman’s Barn South Elmham
Suffolk Wedding Barn Venue
exceptional, flexible, curious, simple & elegant
A timeless island for your dreams.
Just for you.
To share with the ones you love, your own way.
All together just the way you want things to be.
Hedging its bets in the quiet, rural and truly ancient borderland area between Bungay & Harleston, Bateman's Barn is curiously both a Suffolk and Norfolk wedding barn venue. You'll find it tucked away on an island by a shady, timeless grove of trees on a conservation-conscious, organic farm. There's everything you need for your indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony & celebrations with our experienced & knowledgeable family team at your service. It’s just perfect, whatever the weather & it is yours to make your own.
“the warmth & sheer homeliness of it all made it the perfect venue…”
Bateman’s Barn South Elmham dates from 1270. Now a relaxed and homely Suffolk wedding barn venue with lots of natural light, oak flooring, lime washed wattle daub walls and ancient oak beams. This beautiful flint, brick and timber barn has been carefully restored by its organic farming owners, Nicole and John Sanderson, for future generations to enjoy.
Medieval Bateman’s Barn is licenced for wedding ceremonies and our Secret Garden and ancient grove of trees are just two of the outdoor spots on our historic ‘island’ which are also very popular for outdoor country wedding ceremonies. We have also opened up our home, Grade I listed South Elmham Hall, to provide a relaxed, convenient and comfortable B&B for couples and their wedding guests.
Surrounding the wedding barn are a romantic ruined gatehouse, plus two acres of secluded gardens and woodland and lawns - ideal for garden games, fireworks and our primeval fire pit. There’s also sunny terrace and wildflower meadows - all make amazing locations for outdoor ceremonies and stunning backdrops for those all-important photographs.
"Thanks for creating such a great wedding venue, then helping us create the perfect atmosphere for our daughter’s wedding and finally ensuring that all ran smoothly on the day, it was fantastic." Don't just take our word for it... read more of our customer comments and reflections »