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Tudor barn and walled garden for a country wedding


This is a much-loved home, lived in on and off (coincidentally) by both sides of our family since the 1500s. We are also unashamedly passionate about the historic landscape, environment and the countryside around us. Milden Hall is not a hotel, nor is it the National Trust ... but if you want a country wedding celebration in a beautiful unspoilt rural location, then Milden Hall might be the right place for you. Most people discover us by word of mouth as we do not knowingly advertise elsewhere.

Reception after local church wedding

We are no longer licensed for civil ceremonies or partnerships but you can get married locally in church or a registry office - and have your reception in the Tudor barn and garden. We have a maximum 8-hour evening reception finishing at 11.30pm or before if you want a lunch-time reception.  Alternatively consider a 3.5 hour midweek reception, with time for canapes, drinks, speeches and possibly a meal too.The church is much more flexible than it used to be for non-residents and we have several lovely churches in the local benefice. Milden church is the smallest but you can still squeeze in 80+ guests and, for the hearty, you can enjoy a country lane walk back here for the reception.

Further afield are the larger, beautiful churches in Brent Eleigh, Monks Eleigh and Chelsworth. Contact the Revd Carol Mansell as the priest in charge - 01449 744484

Humanist ceremonies & handfastings in the garden

Some couples choose to get legally married abroad or at the local registry office and then follow this with a humanist ceremony, handfasting or DIY gathering outside in the garden – on the lawn or under the copper beech tree. Obviously if it decides to rain, your backup plan is moving into the Tudor barn!


Juliet and Christopher Hawkins, The Hall, Milden, Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9NY
Tel: 01787 247235      Email: hawkins@thehall-milden.co.uk