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Very Busy Open Day at Smeetham!

It was great to see so many current and future brides here on Sunday. A record number of visitors viewed the Barn set up for a wedding and met with some of our key suppliers.
The fizz, canapés and bacon rolls went down very well!
Don's miss our next Open Day scheduled for 10h30 to 13h30 on Sunday 7th April, including some great special offers.

29th January 2019

THE Wedding Fayre is here on Sunday 13th January

Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding!

Why not come along  to Smeetham Hall Barn to look around, maybe take a bridal tour and meet a wide range of wedding suppliers to help you with YOUR Perfect Wedding Day!

Busy Wedding Fayre at Smeetham!

It was great to see a full house at our annual wedding fayre hosted by Sharon Donaldson.
As they say say..."the best in the business!"

20th January 2018

They Are Batty About Each Other!

A novel seating plan by Grant and Kelly Hancock.

13th December 2017

Winter Weddings at Smeetham Hall Barn!

A snowy outlook for the next few days...very fortunate we have heating boosters for the Barn!

10th December 2017

Open Day at Smeetham Hall Barn

We had a really well-supported Open Day on Sunday 8 October.
Visitors enjoyed a glass of prosecco and were welcomed by Toastmaster Gerry Rhodes and Top Cars' Nick Turner.
Don't miss our 20 January Open Day next year and some great special offers!

Simply Elegant!

Nathan and Dom created an elegant setting for their guests with this table layout.

Nathan & Dom - 25th August 2017

Smeetham Hall Barn Open Day on 8th October!

Don't forget our Open Day on 8th October!

Do come and visit us to experience our venue set up for a wedding and enjoy the hospitality of Smeetham Hall Barn. Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles and canapés and meet Bridget to chat about your wedding thoughts and plans. You will also meet some of our local recommended suppliers and be able to explore the beautiful surroundings available for those precious photographic and video memories. 

We very much look forward to meeting you!

Just Like Clock-Work!

Kyle and Louise created a great event running-order board for their clients!

Kyle & Louise Appleton - 27 August 2017

Canapés à la Smile!

Alice and Greg Davidson's guests enjoyed some amazing canapés - made by Crown Catering, and served with a smile!  

21st August 2017  

These Shoes Were Made for Talking!

Lizzi Hollis made a real statement with her wedding shoes.

11th August 2017

Follow the Bubbles!

We really liked Dora and Matt Hepworth's table plan with a twist!

13th August 2017

Just the Right Amount of Flower!

An amazingly creative cake at Armenay and Tom Jeynes' wedding.

3rd August 2017

Summer & Saxophone!

Wedding breakfast guests enjoyed an afternoon of amazing sax at Smeetham Hall Barn, courtesy of Elizabeth and Mark Perry.  

17th June 2017

Mint To Be!

Adam and Liz Warren used cleverly packaged mints as part of their table decorations.

20th May 2017

Best Gin far!

Rachel and Bill Humphries splashed out on an impressive Gin Bar with a menu of do-it-yourself cocktails. Cheers!!

18th March 2017

Sparkling with Love!

Amanda and Martin Johnson presented their guests with cleverly packaged "Love Sparklers" for a fitting end to their wedding celebrations tonight.

11th March 2017

What an "Eyefull"!

Claire and Scott McFarlane gave their guests a real "eyefull" with their cake tower!

4th March 2017

Great table plan!

Kerry and Gilbert Theodore made use of a very effective structure to create a visible table plan for their guests.

25th February 2017 


May I have this one?

Amazing image here - from - of Claire and Mark Ward's first dance.

11th February 2017


"Woodn't it be nice...?"

Franki and Lewis Wood had a clever way of showing the running order of events at their wedding...using a timber pallet!

28th January 2017

Who is the Master Chef?

A fun idea at Isabel and Simon Lucas’ wedding - nominated “carvers” at each table supplied with a chef's hat, apron and the correct tools all ready for when the joint is served to each table.

21st January 2017

The Wedding Fayre

Smeetham Hall Barn hosted the annual The Wedding Fayre ... with a record of over 300 attendees.
Based on the interest from prospective brides and grooms in attendance at the fair, 2017 is going to be a busier wedding year than ever before!

8th January 2017 

It's Macaroon Time!

Dawn and Janek chose an unusual cake for their wedding - keeping with their gold and pink theme - the macaroons went down a storm with their guests!

29th October 2016

The Naked Cake!

Michaela and Ricky chose a wonderful naked cake for their wedding today.
Lemon and chocolate layers - delicious!

22nd October 2016

Heart Essex Wedding Show

We are at the Heart Essex Wedding Show this weekend: 10-11 September.
You are welcome to visit us at our stand. See you there!

8th September 2016

Love is in the Years!

Natalie and Craig Faiers had a smashing cake and a wonderful reminder of their love for each other!

29th August 2016

Willy Wonka was here!

This sweet table at the wedding of Lauren and Rob on Monday took a slightly different turn!  They had this beautiful box made and then filled it with their favourite chocolates.  We wonder if they will keep it continually filled throughout their married life!

8th June 2016

Don't Tell The Bride!

Actually...change that...DO TELL ALL THE BRIDES that the really great venue on the programme this evening (Thursday 4 August) was Smeetham Hall Barn!
Really great exposure for our venue with some wonderful footage of the Barn.
Thank you, Holly, for your compliments and enthusiasm for Smeetham Hall Barn. It was a pleasure to have you and your family here. 

4th August 2016

Pottering around at the Barn today ...

Alison and Darryl had the most amazing Harry Potter wedding theme - complete with table signpost and hat-decorated cake.

1st August 2016 

Decked out for Summer!

No sand or ice creams to be seen but Joshua and Evie's guests still had a whale of a time!

27th July 2016

Please fasten your seatbelt!

This international couple, Danielle and Rick, had a travel theme running through their wedding - including a map of the world seating plan and boarding passes as the place names!

11th July 2016

Drapes Deluxe!

The Barn, once again, looked amazing for the wedding of Katie and Steve with Wedding Creative doing a splendidly creative job with drapes and even more fairy lights!

9th July 2016

Cake Smorgasbord

Lindsay and Adam had a delicious selection of cakes for their wedding - cup cakes, cake pops, macaroons and the pièce de résistance ... a naked cake!

24th June 2016 

Safari theme

There was a strong hint of Africa throughout the wedding of Lucy Ballard and Rob Trevett - what an incredible cake!

11th June 2016

Pimp Your Prosecco!

Nichola and James Lewis encouraged their guests to "Pimp their Prosecco" during the drinks' reception.
Went down a storm!

28th May 2016

Honey, I'm home!

Joanne and Michael gave each guest one of these little jars of honey or pickle as a wedding favour.
Such a lovely idea!

30th April 2016

Love is in the Air!

Hearts and bird cages filled with spring flowers were a big theme for the wedding of Suzie and Tom.
What a great idea for all the special messages from their guests!

16th April 2016

Confetti Reigns!

These beautiful cones were given to each guest by Rachael and Graham Beard for their confetti shot - taken by EPS Photography.

2nd April 2016

Did you notice the pageboys?

These cute pageboys made their entrance before the bride on Easter Monday.

28th March 2016

You won't top this wedding cake!

What a fun cake topper!  It is a replica of the outfits worn by Kathryn and Karl Barnes. What a dress!

26th March 2016

You can't argue with this!

20th February 2016

A beautifully displayed cake!

Kelly and Aaron went to a lot of trouble to display their wedding cake on 13th February - how lovely it looks!
To top off the day, the groom presented the bride with a micro-pig to add to their menagerie of animals.
The Good Life!

13th February 2016 

A Walk on the Wild Side!

Craig Valentine proposed to Jennifer in South Africa, so they chose a wild animal theme for their cake and table names for their recent wedding at Smeetham - very apt!  

30th January 2016

Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Fair a winner!

It was wonderful to have such a well-supported event - briiliantly organised again by Sharon Donaldson from THE Wedding Fayre..!
And great to have so much activity at our stand...with many brides taking advantage of our crazy specials (some still available on our "Packages" page).

17th January 2016

Wedding cake - vive la différence!

Kate and Neil's wedding cake with a difference!
Cup cakes, surrounded by fairy lights, were placed on a tier of logs - to the side are 'cake pops' - the newest and fashionable wedding flavour!

5th December 2015

Beers with a Twist!

Craig and Kelly Walters supplied some fun-named beers for their wedding guests this evening!   
The more traditional Winter Pimms was also served.

28th November 2015

Annual Smeetham Hall Barn Wedding Fair - Sunday 17 January 2016

We are delighted to announce our 15th annnual wedding fair to be held on Sunday 17 January 2016!
We look forward to again welcoming future brides, grooms and their families to our venue to meet many wedding exhibitors, and of course, to chat and have a guided tour of the barn and grounds with the owner, Bridget Hyde Parker. 
Lunch, tea, coffee and a cash bar will be available all day.
Entrance fee £1.50 (children free)
There is a free bottle of Buck's Fizz to the first 20 brides-to-be through the door.
Looking forward to seeing you here!

Student Days Revisited!

Marisa and Chris revisited their student days by serving their reception cocktails in jam jars with straws!

3rd October 2015

Record-Setting Table!

Jemma and Toby Green had such a great idea when they used records for their table names.
Jemma is in the music industry - so very apt!
Also on the tables were gold-ink pens for guests to write their messages for the newlyweds on the records.

5th September 2015

Luke's Sweet Shop!

A really nice feature of this wedding was the Sweet Shop display for those with a sweet tooth to visit.

1st September 2015 

Jiving with Black Jack!

Black Jack provided the music for our wedding last night - guests loved 
dancing the night away to a really varied playlist.
The evening hog roast kept their energy levels up and the bouncy castle 
amused both the children and adults alike!
15th August 2015

Smeetham Hall Barn launches new website!

August 2015 sees the launch of our brand new website!  We have had a lot of fun creating this - so many amazing photos to choose from, thanks to our regular photographers.  Special thanks also to the guys at Ansta in Sudbury for their website construction and training.

With many months still ahead of us filled with weddings, we will keep you up to date with ideas and our latest news. 

14th August 2015