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We have held rooms at The Mill Hotel so that you can book them at a discounted rate when booking by phone; simply quote ‘Katie & Josh Wedding’. This is on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Swan Hotel & Spa – Lavenham
45 bedrooms
High Street, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk
Tel: 01787 247477

The Old Rectory Country House
Swimming pool & sauna available                                                              
Great Waldingfield, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 0TL
Tel: 01787 372428


Lavenham Priory
Sleeps 10
Water Street, Lavenham, Suffolk
Tel: 01787 247404

The Mill Hotel
60 bedrooms
Walnut Tree Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk
Tel: 01787 375544

Wakes Hall Lodges
5 beautifully secluded lodges, with hot tubs; a total of 16 guests 
Wakes Colne, CO6 2DY
Tel: 01206 563222

Clay Hall House
Sleeps up to 10 guests
Clay Hall Lane, Acton
Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 0AQ
Tel: 01787 827506 / 07545 474007

Stable Cottage
Self-contained cottage – 1 double; 1 twin
Friars Street
Sudbury, CO10 2AJ
Tel: 07899 066916

The George & Dragon
Hall Street, Long Melford
Sudbury, Suffolk
Tel: 01787 371285

The Suffolk House
Sleeps 10-12
Assington Park, Suffolk CO10 5LQ
Tel: 07801 069649


Bulmer Tye House – Noel Owen
Min 2 nights; no smokers
Bulmer, Sudbury, Suffolk
Tel: 01787 269315
Castle View House
Sleeps 8
Priory Wood, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3DU
Tel: 01787 827341 or 07778 704688
The Crown Hotel

Long Melford, Sudbury
Tel: 01787 377666

Jasmine Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Emma Harrison,
Lavenham Road, Gt. Waldingfield, Sudbury C010 0RN
Tel: 01787 374665
Castle Hedingham
Bed and Breakfast in Castle Hedingham
10 mins from Smeetham
One double en-suite and single/twin
Lodge Farm (airb&b)
Sleeps 10
Ryes Lane, Little Henny
Sudbury CO10 7EA
Tel:  07768 645804
The Suites @ Pannells Ash
3 luxury bedrooms (sleeping 6)
Sudbury Road, Castle Hedingham Halstead, CO9 3AD
Tel:01787 463127
High Street Farm House
Long Melford, Sudbury
Tel: 01787 375765
The Bell Hotel – 15 doubles/twins
Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk
Tel: 01787 277741
Cottage to rent – sleeps 5
No. 3 Orchard Cottages, Foxearth, Suffolk
Tel: 01787 311960 (Lorna)
Newmans Hall Farm
Monks Eleigh Road, Lt. Waldingfield, Sudbury, CO10 0SY
Tel: 01787 249111
The Crown                                                                                             
Stoke by Nayland, Nr Colchester CO6 4SE   
Tel: 01206 262001
(11 ensuite bedrooms)
The Essex Golf & Country Club
Earls Colne, Nr Colchester, Essex                                                          
Tel: 01787 224466
The Grove Cottages (self-catering cottages)
Tel: 01787 211115
Lovejoy’s Cottage
St. James Street, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3EW
Tel: Tel: 01787 460382 (Heather Hutchings)
The Bull Hotel
Hall Street, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk
Tel: 01787 378494
The Black Lion
The Green, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk
Tel: 01787 312356
The Angel Hotel
Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Tel: 01284 753926
The White Hart Inn
15 High Street, Halstead, Essex
Tel: 01787 475657
The Pheasant at Gestingthorpe
Free House & Restaurant
Gestingthorpe, Essex CO9 3AU
Tel: 01787 461196 Web
Location: (3 miles from Smeetham Hall; 5 en-suite bedrooms)
The Dragonfly Hotel, Bury St. Edmunds
A14 Bury St. Eds East Exit, Symonds Road, BSE IP32 7DZ
Tel: 01284 760884
Gladwins Farm
Harper’s Hill, Nayland, Suffolk
Tel: 01206 262261
The Angel, Lavenham

8 ensuite bedrooms
Market Place, Lavenham, CO10 9QZ
Tel: 01787 247388

Coppins Farm – Fairground Showman’s Van sleeping 4
Tel: 01787 269297
The Dragonfly Hotel, Bury St. Edmunds
A14 Bury St. Eds East Exit, Symonds Road, BSE IP32 7DZ
Tel: 01284 760884
The Case
Further Street, Assington, Sudbury CO10 5LD
Tel: 01787 210483
(7 rooms)
The White Hart
Poole Street, Gt. Yeldham, Nr Halstead, CO9 4HJ
Tel: 01787 237250
(8 double & 3 single rooms)
Feering, Nr Kelvedon, Colchester
Tel: 01376 572848
Anstey – self contained annexe for 4
Self-contained annexe for 4
1 Castle Lane, Castle Hedingham, CO9 3DL
Tel: 01787 462484 or 07944 475261
Gillian de Lucy
Guinea House B&B, 16 Bolton Street,
Lavenham, Sudbury, CO10 9RG
Tel: 01787 249046
Moat Farm – Jan & Tony Ditheridge

Pool and tennis court, sleeps 10
Tel: 01449 744277 ref E22

The George Inn

Four double bedrooms
Cavendish, Nr Sudbury, Suffolk
Tel: 0844 556 9433

Lavenham Cottages
37, 38 and 39 Market Place and The Hayloft
Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk
Tel: 01787 249423
Claverings Farm Holiday Lodges
(3 lodges each sleeping 4)
Greenstead Green, Halstead
Tel: 01787 475069 or 07841 626360
Belinda Segrott
Double summerhouse – ensuite – baby sitting service
Tel: 01787 828955 or 07779 590587
Butlers Hall
2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4
Tel: 01787 269434
(minimum 2 nights)
Oakleys Cottage
Sleeps up to 7
Foxearth, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 7JE
Tel: 07803 925687 or 01765 650455
Newmans Lodge
Sleeps 8
Alpheton, Sudbury CO10 9BP
Tel: 01284 827514
The Windmill – Suffolk
Sleeps 4
Mill Farm, Lavenham Road, Cockfield
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 OHX
Tel: 01284 828458
Blacksmith’s Cottage – Lavenham
Sleeps 2
8 Water Street, Lavenham, Suffolk CO10 9RW
Tel: 07720 763570 
Church Road, Bulmer
Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 7EJ
To book:
Waldegrave Farm
One deluxe ensuite double bedroom
Hartest, Bury St. Edmunds 
IP29 4EA
Tel: 01284 830248
Number Ten Wine Bar & Kitchen
10 Lady Street
Lavenham, Sudbury CO10 9RA
Tel: 01787 249438
Hare Field Cabin
Mob: 07788 217842

The list of recommended accommodation is provided by Smeetham Hall Barn

The wedding venue address is:

Smeetham Hall Barn,
Smeetham Hall Lane, Bulmer,
CO10 7EU

So you ideally want a hotel that is close by 🙂


For guests wishing to drive, there is also ample parking for 150 cars close to the barn. Cars can be left overnight and collected by 12.00 pm (midday) on Sunday. 


1.30 pm
Drinks reception & photos 1.50 pm
Wedding breakfast
3.30 pm
Coffee & tea served in the marquee 6.00pm
Cake cutting followed by the first dance 7:00 PM
Evening catering 9.00 pm
Carriages arrive Midnight

** After the wedding photos there will be some time for anyone who needs to check into their hotel to do so. Just make sure you are back for 3.30 pm when the wedding breakfast begins.**