Retreat East

Brick Kiln Farm, Sandy Lane, Hemingstone, Suffolk, England IP6 9QE, United Kingdom

About

Located in the heart of Suffolk, Retreat East is perfectly suited for weddings. Surrounded by 35 acres of organic countryside and wildflower meadows, this beautifully restored dairy farm provides a quintessentially English setting.

Retreat East is an idyllic wedding venue with a variety of barns and restored buildings, all in a serene countryside setting, and this venue offers couples the perfect backdrop for their special day.

 

Weddings at Retreat East are characterised by their intimate and personal feel, with the venue hosting intimate small weddings or larger exclusive use options. This ensures that the focus is entirely on the couple and their guests, with no distractions or other events occurring on the same day.
 Farmhouse Garden Wedding


The venue offers a choice of spaces for both the ceremony and reception, allowing couples to tailor their day to their individual tastes and preferences. We have several licensed areas for indoor and outdoor weddings so that you can celebrate with us all year round in any season.

 

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With accommodation for up to 68 people, the bride, groom, and their guests can all stay on site, ensuring everyone can relax and enjoy the celebrations without worrying about transport or accommodation. You can also take advantage of the on-site spa, including a complimentary treatment for the bride and groom and exciting activities such as the fire pit, yoga classes or axe-throwing.

 

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The venue also has an award-winning on-site catering team, who can create delicious, locally sourced menus to suit all tastes and dietary requirements.
 
The team at Retreat East understands that every wedding is unique. They pride themselves on offering a personal and bespoke service, ensuring that every detail is taken care of and that the happy couple can relax and enjoy their special day.

Features

On-site Acccommodation
In-house bar and catering
Rural Location
Sustainable Venue
On site Activities
Spa Facilities

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Hire Options

  • Exclusive Use

Hotel & Venue Type:

  • Exclusive Use
  • In the Country
  • Historic
  • Outdoor License
  • Indoor License
  • Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Asian Wedding
  • Unique Venue

Dining Options:

  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • Alcohol Licence
  • In House Catering

Hotel & Venue Amenities

  • Outdoor License
  • Indoor License
  • Civil Ceremony Licence
  • Seated Meal Facilities
  • In House Catering

Services and Facilities

  • Rooms
  • Reception (lobby)
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant(s)
  • CafĂ©/bistro
  • Afternoon Tea

Amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Free WIFI
  • Kitchen

Room Facilities

  • Cable TV
  • Bath Robs
  • Make-up mirror
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron + ironing board
  • Bathroom with bathtub

In-house services

  • Air conditioning in public areas

More Details

Venue Capacity 120
Accommodation 68 guests
Exclusive Use Yes

Price Guide:

from £3,495 to £60,000 (includes food and drink)

Intimate Weddings – £3,495+

  • Two night’s accommodation in The Farmhouse for up to 8 people
  • Use of The Farmhouse Garden or Rose Room for wedding ceremony 
  • Use of the Potting Shed for wedding breakfast
  • Three-course menu
  • 1/2 bottle of wine per guest
  • Continental breakfast on both days 
  • Additional day guests can be added (up to 30 people) for the wedding breakfast at a cost of £75 per head
  • Extra accommodation can be booked
  • Option to have evening party within The Farmhouse with outdoor bar and live singer for £750, noise limited to 10.30pm

One Day Exclusive Use Wedding – Weekday Package (Sunday to Thursday) – £21,000+

  • One night stay based on 68 guests staying on-site
  • 100 guests for wedding breakfast
  • 150 guests for the evening party 
  • One day exclusive use of the whole site
  • Full English Breakfast as well as the continental selection on the day of departure
  • Three-course menu
  • 1/2 bottle of house wine per guest
  • Tea and Coffee
  • A glass of fizz for the toast 
  • Evening food
  • 60-minute spa treatment for the couple

Two Day Exclusive Use Wedding – Weekend Package (Friday to Saturday) – £40,000+

  • Two-night stay based on 68 guests staying on-site
  • 100 guests for wedding breakfast
  • 150 guests for the evening party
  • Two days exclusive use of the whole site
  • Full breakfast both mornings
  • Three-course menu
  • 1/2 bottle of wine per guest
  • Tea and coffee
  • A glass of fizz for the toast 
  • Evening food
  • 60-minute spa treatment for the couple

Accommodation:

An abundance of luxurious barns and rooms available on-site for you and your guests including our brand new shepherds huts.

Venue Capacity:

  • Ceremony Capacity : 150
  • Dinner Capacity : 150
  • Standing Capacity : 150
  • Accommodation: 68

More about the venue

ONE DAY WEDDING MIDWEEK WEDDING

£18,000 
We offer a one-night exclusive package, with the full use of Retreat East for your special day. 

We can sleep up to 68 guests with the ability to host 100 guests for the wedding breakfast and 120 guests for the evening party.

The package includes the following: 
- Full site takeover from 1pm-11am 
- Use of The Farmhouse outdoor wedding space or The Great Barn for the ceremony 
- Accommodation for 68 guests 
- Four course wedding breakfast for 68 guests 
- Evening Buffet or Wood Fired Pizza Van  
- Continental Breakfast served in room with Room Service option for hot breakfast 
- Use of Retreat East furniture, glassware and cutlery 
-A glass of fizz for the toast 

The cost of the accommodation can be passed onto your guests should you wish. Extra guests are welcome at the cost of £125 per day guest and £35 per evening guest. 
You are welcome to book extra accommodation pre and post-wedding should you wish.
 

 

 

TWO DAY WEDDING MIDWEEK

£27,000 
Our two night stay package means you can make the most of our on-site facilities and add-on activities whilst getting an ample amount of time to spend with your guests.

Price is based on 68 guests with the ability to host 100 guests for the wedding breakfast and 120 for the evening party. 
The packaged includes the following: - Full site takeover from 1pm on day of arrival to 11am on day of departure 
- Use of The Farmhouse outdoor wedding space or The Great Barn for the ceremony 
- Accommodation for 68 guests 
- Four course wedding breakfast for 68 guests 
- Evening Buffet or Wood Fired Pizza Van  
- Continental Breakfast served in room with Room Service option for hot breakfast 
- Use of Retreat East furniture, glassware and cutlery 
-A glass of fizz for the toast 

The cost of the accommodation can be passed onto your guests should you wish. Extra guests are welcome at the cost of £125 per day guest and £35 per evening guest. 
You are welcome to book extra accommodation pre and post-wedding should you wish.
 

 

 

WEEKEND WEDDING

£35,000 
Our weekend package means you can make the most of our on-site facilities and add-on activities whilst getting an ample amount of time to spend with your guests.

Price is based on 68 guests with the ability to host 100 guests for the wedding breakfast and 120 for the evening party. 
The packaged includes the following: - Full site takeover from 1pm on day of arrival to 11am on day of departure 
- Use of The Farmhouse outdoor wedding space or The Great Barn for the ceremony 
- Accommodation for 68 guests 
- Four course wedding breakfast for 68 guests 
- Evening Buffet or Wood Fired Pizza Van  
- Continental Breakfast served in room with Room Service option for hot breakfast 
- Use of Retreat East furniture, glassware and cutlery 
-A glass of fizz for the toast 

The cost of the accommodation can be passed onto your guests should you wish. Extra guests are welcome at the cost of £125 per day guest and £35 per evening guest. 
You are welcome to book extra accommodation pre and post-wedding should you wish.
 

 

 

INTIMATE WEDDING

£3,500 
Our intimate weddings package means that you can have the wedding on your dreams at Retreat East with your nearest and dearest without the need to hire the whole site. 
With accommodation included for 8 guests, extra accommodation can be booked. 
The package includes the following:
- Two nights’ accommodation in The Farmhouse for up to 8 people 
- Use of The Farmhouse Garden outdoor space or The Potting Shed for wedding ceremony
- Four course wedding breakfast for 8 guests in the Potting Shed
- Evening Buffet within the Potting Shed
- Continental breakfast on both mornings served in The Great Barn
- Use of Retreat East furniture, glassware and cutlery
Additional day guests can be added (up to 30 people) for the wedding breakfast at a cost of £125 per person for a day guest and £35 of an evening guest. Extra accommodation can be booked.

Other Features:

Let the party continue with our bonfire experience. Ideally situated at the bottom of The Farmhouse, you and your guests can continue your celebrations under the East Anglia starlit sky. This idyllic and unique experience can be tailored to your desires; a freestanding bar and festoon lighting is the perfect way to finish your evening. Toast marshmallows by the fire, sip mulled wine or dance the night away.

 

From axe-throwing to archery, from yoga to clay pigeon shooting why not add something different to your wedding package? Our selection of activities is excellent for both adults & children. Explorers can enjoy the selection of countryside walks right from our doorstep. Groups can revel in archery, axe-throwing and clay pigeon shooting. Or blow the cobwebs off with a cycle through the countryside using our bicycles. Add an activity to your selected package at any time.

Dining Options:

Our Kitchen Garden produce is abundant and our seasonal menus reflect our organic bounty. Combined with the best of East Anglian artisan food producers, our triple-height Great Barn restaurant offers a fabulous authentic Suffolk dining experience.

 

Each menu includes a glass of fizz on arrival, half a bottle of house wine and a drink for toasting the happy couple.

Fitness Center

On-site gym

Spa

On site spa facilities and hot tub - treatment included for the bride and groom in every wedding package.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have parking facilities onsite?

We do have plenty of onsite parking, including an overflow car park for guests who aren’t staying onsite.

What activities are available?

We can organise a range of activities onsite including Archery, Axe Throwing, Yoga, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Cocktail Making, and a firepit experience.

What time can our guests arrive?

Check in is from 3pm on the day of arrival and check out is 11am on the day of departure.

Can you cater for vegans?

Our chefs can cater for vegan as well as a range of other dietary requirements, if you’d like to discuss vegan, gluten free or dairy free options for your wedding guests please speak to our wedding team who will be able to advise on the choices available.

How many guests can you cater for/sleep?

We have accommodation for 68 guests with the ability to host 100 guests for the wedding breakfast and 150 guests for the evening party.

Contact Information

Location

Brick Kiln Farm, Sandy Lane, Hemingstone, Suffolk, England IP6 9QE, United Kingdom
On the road from Coddenham to Clayton after Scrubland Park
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have parking facilities onsite?

We do have plenty of onsite parking, including an overflow car park for guests who aren’t staying onsite.

What activities are available?

We can organise a range of activities onsite including Archery, Axe Throwing, Yoga, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Cocktail Making, and a firepit experience.

What time can our guests arrive?

Check in is from 3pm on the day of arrival and check out is 11am on the day of departure.

Can you cater for vegans?

Our chefs can cater for vegan as well as a range of other dietary requirements, if you’d like to discuss vegan, gluten free or dairy free options for your wedding guests please speak to our wedding team who will be able to advise on the choices available.

How many guests can you cater for/sleep?

We have accommodation for 68 guests with the ability to host 100 guests for the wedding breakfast and 150 guests for the evening party.

Capacity + Chart images

  • Ceremony Capacity : 100
  • Dinner Capacity : 100
  • Standing Capacity : 120
  • Accommodation: 68

Pricing/Offers

 

from £3,495 to £60,000 (includes food and drink)

Intimate Weddings – £3,495+

  • Two night’s accommodation in The Farmhouse for up to 8 people
  • Use of The Farmhouse Garden or Rose Room for wedding ceremony 
  • Use of the Potting Shed for wedding breakfast
  • Three-course menu
  • 1/2 bottle of wine per guest
  • Continental breakfast on both days 
  • Additional day guests can be added (up to 30 people) for the wedding breakfast at a cost of £75 per head
  • Extra accommodation can be booked
  • Option to have evening party within The Farmhouse with outdoor bar and live singer for £750, noise limited to 10.30pm

One Day Exclusive Use Wedding – Weekday Package (Sunday to Thursday) – £21,000+

  • One night stay based on 68 guests staying on-site
  • 100 guests for wedding breakfast
  • 150 guests for the evening party 
  • One day exclusive use of the whole site
  • Full English Breakfast as well as the continental selection on the day of departure
  • Three-course menu
  • 1/2 bottle of house wine per guest
  • Tea and Coffee
  • A glass of fizz for the toast 
  • Evening food
  • 60-minute spa treatment for the couple

Two Day Exclusive Use Wedding – Weekend Package (Friday to Saturday) – £40,000+

  • Two-night stay based on 68 guests staying on-site
  • 100 guests for wedding breakfast
  • 150 guests for the evening party
  • Two days exclusive use of the whole site
  • Full breakfast both mornings
  • Three-course menu
  • 1/2 bottle of wine per guest
  • Tea and coffee
  • A glass of fizz for the toast 
  • Evening food
  • 60-minute spa treatment for the couple

Venue Availability

To check availability, please email [email protected]

Dining

Our Kitchen Garden produce is abundant and our seasonal menus reflect our organic bounty. Combined with the best of East Anglian artisan food producers, our triple-height Great Barn restaurant offers a fabulous authentic Suffolk dining experience.

 

Each menu includes a glass of fizz on arrival, half a bottle of house wine and a drink for toasting the happy couple.

Rooms

 

An abundance of luxurious barns and rooms available on-site for you and your guests including our brand new shepherds huts.