Southwood Hall

Rural Elegance & Modern Sophistication

Southwood, Norwich

Nestled in the heart of Norfolk’s countryside, Southwood Hall emerges as a beacon of rural elegance and modern sophistication, making it a coveted choice for couples seeking a memorable wedding day. As a premier Norfolk wedding venue, Southwood Hall captures the essence of love and celebration, offering a perfect canvas for stunning wedding celebrations.

The centerpiece of Southwood Hall is the magnificent Grade II listed thatched Coronation Barn. Brimming with character and charm, this beautifully restored barn provides a warm, inviting atmosphere. The barn’s intricate architecture, combined with its modern amenities, creates a unique blend of rustic allure and contemporary comfort.

Left as-is, the barn is stunning all by itself but add draping, lights or your own bespoke decor and it’s swiftly transformed into something even more special.


Preparing for your special day is an experience in itself at Southwood Hall. The venue offers luxurious bridal preparation areas, designed for comfort and elegance. These serene spaces not only provide a relaxing environment for the bridal party but also serve as splendid settings for capturing those intimate pre-ceremony moments in photographs.

Step into the walled rose garden, a horticultural masterpiece showcasing an array of vibrant roses and lush greenery. This idyllic spot, with its romantic ambiance and natural beauty, is perfect for couples’ portraits and candid shots, ensuring your wedding album is filled with colourful, lively photographs.

Beyond the barn and rose garden, Southwood Hall’s expansive grounds offer a variety of picturesque backdrops. From the charming Garden Rotunda to the enchanting Secret Garden, each corner of the estate presents unique photo opportunities, capturing the essence of your special day amidst Norfolk’s natural beauty.

At Southwood Hall, every wedding is a bespoke event. The dedicated team works closely with couples to bring their vision to life, ensuring that every detail is perfect. This personalised approach not only makes your day special but also allows it to fully reflect your individual style and story.

The culinary team at Southwood Hall prides itself on creating mouth-watering dishes that are as instagramable as they are delicious. From elegant sit-down dinners in the Coronation Barn to relaxed outdoor canapes and buffets, the catering team are fantastic. With a new chef for 2024 we can’t wait to see what changes are afoot!

Southwood Hall, a beautifully restored barn wedding venue in Norfolk, UK, offers a unique blend of modern elegance and rustic charm. The venue is distinguished by its Grade II listed thatched Coronation Barn, which is beautifully set amongst stunning country views and rows of lavender.

Southwood Hall provides a range of ceremony areas to choose from including a Garden Rotunda, Secret Garden, and a rustic woodland setting.

The beautifully restored Barn is equipped with underfloor heating, helping ensure it’s the perfect setting for weddings year-round regardless of what the weather decides to do outside.

Southwood Hall, located on the edge of the Norfolk Broads, is not just a stunning wedding venue but also a thriving 424-hectare mixed farm. It is home to a herd of beef cattle, which can often be seen grazing the fields immediately behind the venue – offering a whole new range of photo opportunities! Depending on the herd it’s also sometimes possible to venture into the paddock for some extra-special wedding photos – just need to watch out for your bouquets; they’re apparently considered quite tasty to munch!

Outside the barn, the terrace is fantastic to extend your evening celebrations outside. With festoon lighting to provide the perfect evening glow, for summer & autumn weddings consider moving your first dance outside along with the cake cut. It’s a quick way to create a wonderfully unique feel to your day and on warm summer evenings can really help get your party underway.

Southwood Hall’s Coronation Barn is a true gem, especially when adorned with fairy lights or festoon lighting, which adds an ethereal glow to the already charming space. These lights, twinkling against the barn’s rustic beams and thatched roof, create a dreamlike ambiance that enhances the barn’s natural beauty.

Add a fabulous DJ, live band or top-notch musician such as Ellie Sax into the mix and your party can kick right into high gear; ready to see if you can smash Southwood Hall’s Jager Bomb wedding records or raise the roof all the way until 1am.

Southwood Hall in Norfolk is an ideal wedding venue, combining rustic charm and modern elegance. The Grade II listed Coronation Barn, adorned with fairy lights, offers a magical atmosphere, while the lush walled rose garden and scenic outdoor settings provide stunning backdrops for photography. With fabulous bridal preparation areas, tailored wedding experiences, and extended party times until 1am, Southwood Hall caters to bespoke needs, ensuring a unique and memorable celebration.

Your Wedding, Your Way. Southwood Hall is perfect for bespoke Norfolk Weddings

As a Norfolk Wedding Photographer…

From a Norfolk Wedding Photographer’s perspective, Southwood Hall is a fantastic venue to photograph weddings at. It’s a beautifully managed venue that is perfect for wedding celebrations of all sizes. With a dedicated weddings team to ensure your day is nothing short of perfect, everything runs smoothly from start to finish with the team always on-hand if needed. With its selection of outdoor settings for your Norfolk wedding ceremony, the choice is yours as to where you get married from in their woodland ceremony location to the walled Rose Garden, or under the Garden Rotunda or indoors in the beautiful Coronation Barn itself. The team are well-practiced at managing our wonderful British weather – so we can always aim for outdoors with a last-minute change to indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate.

For wedding photography, Southwood’s outdoor spaces are prefect. With a choice of fabulous locations we can explore the venue, chase the sunset and look for the best possible setting for your photos to create those super-special wall-hanging moments. If we’re really lucky, the sun might even decide to play ball. Golden hour and sunsets at Southwood are legendary! Just wish I could guarantee they’d appear on demand!