Smeetham Hall Barn

Smeetham Hall, Smeetham Hall Lane CO10 7EU Sudbury (Suffolk) Map
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1.2 out of 5.0
Menus from £36
Number of guests 30 to 150
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About Smeetham Hall Barn

Smeetham Hall Barn is a typically English, 16th Century building that has been lovingly converted and tastefully decorated to create the most romantic wedding venue in Essex. The professional and experienced team have a huge amount of experience and they will go out of their way to help you in any way in which they possibly can. A perfect venue for all types of weddings and civil ceremonies, Smeetham Hall Barn is an ideal place for intimate functions and big events.

Facilities and capacity

Whether you are planning a barn or garden wedding, Smeetham Hall Barn has a place for you! Offering scenic views, the venue has great backdrops for photos. Smeetham Hall Barn has the maximum capacity of up to 150 and is ideal for a small event with 30 guests. In addition, a bridal room is part of the facilities.

Services offered

The friendly and helpful team will go out of their way to help you in any way to create a perfect event. Several packages are offered that can be tailored to serve your demands and budget. A list of reliable wedding suppliers is available.

  • Menus from £36
  • Guests From 30 to 150
  • Facilities Gardens, marquees, kitchen for catering, dance floor, parking
  • Services Ceremony, decoration, drinks and beverages, catering
  • Location In the countryside
  • Accommodation No
  • Menu View menu
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More information about Smeetham Hall Barn

  • Do you celebrate more than one event per day?
    No
  • What is included in the menu?
    We offer a package which is for a 3-course sit-down wedding breakfast and evening catering
  • Is it possible to only rent the venue, without the catering service?
    Yes
  • Do you have your own caterer/kitchen?
    Yes
  • What kind of cuisine do you offer?
    Seasonal
    Traditional, Regional
    Haute cuisine
    International
  • Is it possible to adapt/modify the menu?
    Yes
  • Do you offer special menus?
    Vegetarian
    Vegan
    Gluten-free
    Diabetes
  • Do you also offer a wedding cake?
    No
  • Can I bring my own wedding cake? Is there a surcharge?
    Yes you may bring your own wedding cake at no extra charge
  • How does the open bar work?
    Pay per drink
  • Is there a time limit for celebrations?
    Yes
  • Private photographer?
    No
  • Do you provide your own music?
    No
  • Private catering?
    No
  • Is there a fixed payment for the location?
    No
  • What is the charge for not reaching the minimum?
    N/a
  • What are the forms of payment?
    Bank transfers
  • Do you provide disabled access?
    Yes

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1 Reviews for Smeetham Hall Barn


1.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the service 1.0
  • Professionalism 1.0
  • Flexibility 1.0
  • Value for money 1.0
  • Response time 2.0
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    Mitchelle Ngavaite · Married on 12 of October of 2019

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    12 October 2019


    It was a beautiful day at Smeetham Hall Barn in Sudbury we enjoyed ourselves on 12.10.2019. I managed to achieve what I had been planning for a while this is from start to finish. However we had challenges with the venue owner Bridget as she found it difficult to work with people of colour. Several times we had to remind her that we were the bride and the groom. 6 weeks to the wedding we were told to hire a generator because we had plenty of things to plug. I understand the purpose of the generator and it would have been nice to be told way in advance. We bought petals from her florist and on the day she almost prevented us using them saying ‘we don’t do petals yet we had previously agreed and we bought the petals from her florist. We felt discriminated because of colour. It came across as if they were working with animals. The suppliers around her were very understanding and amazing e.g Splinters, Wilton & Flower, and Cloud Hill Flowers kept us going as at some point we felt like changing the venue. These suppliers I highly recommend you will not be disappointed. As for the venue owner if you are creative and a person of colour I would strongly advice you to think twice. It is a shame the venue is beautiful. If it was a different owner then believe me all the beauty will be found inside and outside. The decoration, flowers and the food was over and beyond . It was over satisfying and we are very happy to share pictures. However, The venue does not carter or represent ethnic minority. There is no diversity. It is a shame the treatment we got from the venue owner, Bridget. So many restrictions were imposed on us. On the website it says you can do fire works provided you buy them from their approved suppliers. However, it was never an option for us. On top of my job I am a Co Chair for our BAME (Black, Asian Minority & Ethnic) Network, so it pains me when people of colour are still facing discrimination. I believe we are all the same it is the heart and the soul that matters. The stereo typing still exists for people of colour and all we want is a chance to show that we can be civilised and continue to hope for equal treatment and opportunity.

    Sent on 14/10/2019

    Smeetham Hall Barn's reply:

    Hello Mitchelle,
    I was surprised and very disappointed to read your comments, especially after you said to me - at the time - what an amazing day you were having.
    I must say - after nineteen years of running our wedding venue - this was the most challenging event we have ever hosted. We all worked incredibly hard to accommodate your many additional demands over and above the originally agreed package, to ensure that everything ran smoothly for you and your guests.
    Bridget Hyde Parker

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