A truly unique wedding venue.

We pride ourselves on our professional approach and strive to deliver the highest standards of catering, and service to ensure that your day is perfect from start to finish. Your Wedding in Suffolk will be a day to remember!

Thorpeness Wedding Venues

The Country Club consists of two function rooms. There is a stunning grassed area to the front, ideal for Reception Drinks and Canapés. At the rear there is another large grassed area which can accommodate marquees all year around.

Thorpeness hotel offers the options of the Library room, the Lakeside Suite and the restaurant. We can arrange buffets and barbecues in the Meare garden for up to 200 persons.

The Country Club

The Thorpeness Country Club is a magical location for your wedding within just a pebbles throw from the beach. Hosting your special day at the club will ensure a memorable and enjoyable experience, for both you and your guests, and one that you will remember for many years to come.

You may wish to give your wedding a seaside theme, or simply opt for something traditional; the choice is yours.

Licensed for wedding ceremonies, if you choose to get married at the Country Club, you can be happy in the knowledge that once your guests have arrived, they can fully relax and enjoy the day.

The Country Club can accommodate up to 130 guests for a sit down meal and up to 200 guests for an informal reception. It is ideal for you and your guests whom once they have arrived at the Country Club, are already in the same premises where the Reception will take place. It means there is more time to enjoy together with family and friends; with little or no transport arrangements to be made for everyone.

Civil Ceremony License Wedding Venue
For the whole of your special day

Both Rooms at the Country Club are licensed to hold Wedding Ceremonies, Civil Partnership Ceremonies and Naming Ceremonies.

Because the Country Club has a simple period charm, it can be styled according to your requirements, whether it be flowers, a particular theme or colour. The beauty of a wedding at the Country Club is that you can truly make it your own unique venue.

You would need to contact our local Registry Office in Woodbridge (tel no 01394 387876) to book the date and time of your choice for the Registrar to conduct the ceremony at our venue on the day. You would also need to contact the Registry Office where you live, where notices have to be displayed well in advance.

View the Country Club website

The Lakeside suite

Our Lakeside Suite at Thorpeness Hotel is ideal for more intimate functions from 10 to 40 guests. It is located away from the busy bar and restaurant, overlooking our garden, and enjoys plenty of privacy in comfortable surroundings.

We can arrange to play some background music during the meal, although there is nothing quite like dining to the sound of a harpist or a piano player. The Meare garden makes an ideal location for photographs and the Terrace is often used for drink receptions or coffee and liqueurs after the meal.

Thorpeness Hotel Restaurant

The hotel restaurant is light and airy, and overlooks the golf course.Seating up to 80 guests this room is available from midday until 5pm.

We regret that evening functions are not possible, as other hotel guests have priority in the evenings for dinner. However during low season, if you take all 36 rooms at the hotel for your wedding guests, you can have exclusive use of the restaurant until late in the evening.

The warm decor and furnishings are perfect for cosy Winter weddings.

Wedding Menus

Exquisite menus tailored to you

Whether it is a wedding breakfast, light meal, afternoon tea, buffet, barbeque or a 5-course sit down meal, our team of Chefs care about every meal they prepare for our guests. We have an extensive range of dishes on our menus for you to choose from. However, we will happily discuss individual requirements providing professional expertise to make your event truly memorable. Our wine list features wines from all continents and we keep our bars well stocked with local produce such as Adnams draught bitter and Aspall Cyder.

Themes and ideas

We can give you plenty of ideas for themes and entertainment and have a considerable range of entertainers, performers and artistes at our fingertips to make your day memorable and unique.

Wedding Accommodation

For that very special celebration, we have a selection of rooms and apartments available, so if you want to make a weekend of it, we can cater for parties of all sizes.

The apartments at the Country Club

If your guests would like to make a weekend of it, the Apartments at the Country Club are just a stones throw from the beach and perfectly located to enjoy the vast range of activities on offer in the area.

So whether it’s playing tennis, flying a kite,sailing a boat, going for a walk or taking a bike ride, you’ll be spoilt for choice with so much to do on your doorstep.

Out of season apartments can be rented for the weekend.

Our rooms

Offering traditional hospitality throughout the year and operating to the highest of standards, facilities include thirty six spacious and comfortable bedrooms many have views of the Meare or the golf course, or French windows opening onto a patio area.

Wedding Packages and Tariffs

At the Thorpeness Country Club we understand that your wedding day is special and unique so please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Venue hire

The venue hire for exclusive use of the Country Club is very much dependant on the time of year and day of the week but starts at £500.00 through to £1500.00. This includes a complimentary room overnight and breakfast the following morning for the Bride and Groom (subject to availability).

Catering for you

Our complete wedding packages are based on you booking your day and evening reception with us. Please select your day reception package and evening buffet from the menus. We do have a minimum of 60 guests attending a wedding during the week and a minimum of 80 guests at the weekend. We offer various drinks packages, and are happy to work with you to your requirements.

Your ceremony

The only other cost involved is a charge for the use of our licence. You can have your ceremony with us for only £200.00.

...For the all important extras

We have a recommended range of suppliers that can make your day extra special:


Tony Pick - Coastal Images Gallery.
Many of the wedding pictures used on this site are the work of Tony Pick at Coastal Images. For further examples of his work Tel: 01728 451999. For more information visit

Paul Drawdry Tel: 01473 624523

Jeff Brinded Studio Tel: 01728 453152

Entertainment - discos

Twinspin - Contact Simon West Agency. Tel: 01493 667847

Stateside Electronics. Tel: 01728 602952

Chase Stereo Roadshow. Tel: 01728 663659

Live music

Rhythm 'n' Reeds (jazz) Tel: 01502 724159

Carigan Tel: 01473 215129/ 226974

Rave-On Tel: 01473 624538

Cars, Carriages and taxis

Something Blue (Bentley Limousine) Tel: 01728 454278 or:07940 858369

Blinkers Carriages Tel: 01728 831314

Abbey Cars Tel: 01728 832014

Amber Cars Tel: 01728 833621


Theresa Golder Tel: 01394 450041

Snape Maltings Flowers Tel: 01728 688303

Our professional team

Our professional and friendly team are on hand to help organise your wedding from start to finish and we’ll make sure that everything happens just as you want it to.

The Country Club is very much a blank canvas that you can make your own, and is an open space with a wonderful atmosphere that is completely different to any other setting.

To request a brochure or organise a consultation with our wedding planner, please contact Jazmine D’Angelo on 01728 452176