Copdock Hall barn opened in April 2015 after a three-year renovation project involving blood, sweat and tears…not to mention a few sleepless nights.

Bought in 2012 from Suffolk County Council, we wanted to recreate the glory of this magnificent all-brick tithe barn, built in 1570, and open it up for all to see.

From the moment we saw the Tudor barn from across open fields, we both shared a vision of running our own weddings and events business while balancing family life with our three children and Bokkie, our cocker spaniel, in the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

It wasn’t easy but we spent the ensuing years applying for planning permission, satisfying the requirements of the conservation department and project-managing the restoration.

The barn was given Grade II-listed status in 1955 and a large amount of our renovation work was sourcing materials and building methods to create and equip a modern venue while retaining all the historic features that makes it so unique. We’d love to share that with you.

As a result of our detailed involvement in the restoration, we know every inch of Copdock Hall from the underfloor heating to the newly-insulated roof, bespoke toilets to the remodelled courtyard and purpose-built bar to the new oak entrances. For more detail, see our refurbishment blog at copdockhall.wordpress.com

Ian and Diane Evans outside their Tudor barn

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It’s that attention to detail that we now want to bring to the events we run here. When you come to plan your wedding or special event, we are on hand to offer advice and help… while trying to limit the rules and officialdom.

There’s a charm and uniqueness to 16th Century Copdock Hall  which was once described by Nikolaus Pevsner, a noted architectural scholar, as spectacular – but it is also a very versatile space for large, medium or small events.

With our knowledge, experience and expertise, we aim to help create just the day you are looking for.

Diane and Ian Evans

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