Your wedding ceremony can be adapted to suit your preferences and reflect your personal choices; whether you’ve dreamed of a church wedding, or prefer the freedom and flexibility of a civil ceremony or a celebrant.
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR CIVIL CEREMONIES
Copdock Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies, allowing for up to 300 guests.
Couples can also opt to get married outside in the courtyard with the licence allowing up to 200 in the courtyard. The bride and groom would say their vows under the lean-to while their guests watch on. If the forecast is looking gloomy as the day nears, couples still have the option to move the proceedings inside, utilising the space in the barn.
For smaller, intimate ceremonies, the Walsingham bridal room is available which can accommodate up to 30 people.
Civil ceremonies usually last around half an hour and can include readings. Couples often put together a playlist to accompany this and play it through our sound system.
Our event managers are on hand to support you through the official part which can be daunting – and emotional – for those involved. She will advise you on timings, check on your dress and generally settle your nerves.
After the ceremony, we allow biodegradable confetti such as dried rose petals for that important confetti shot while guests enjoy reception drinks in the courtyard.
For more information on the booking and charges for civil ceremonies, couples should contact Ipswich Registrars. Please click here.
Some bride and grooms also opt for a blessing, hiring a celebrant. This offers total flexibility and services can be held anywhere including our vineyard or rose-covered pergola.
Copdock Hall is situated next to the Parish Church of St Peter’s, just a short walk to the venue via a churchyard gate and across a grass field next to our very own vineyard.
This friendly local church welcomes couples interested in getting married and Hayley, the benefice administrator, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07904 972116. Couples don’t have to live in the parish to be eligible to get married at St Peter’s. The benefice administrator can outline what is required.