Gressenhall

Event Venue in the heart of the Norfolk

Gressenhall is a unique and historic venue which is available to celebrate a marriage or host a special occasion in the heart of the Norfolk countryside.

This fifty-acre site with its Georgian workhouse dating back to 1777 takes you on a journey through two centuries of life on the land.  Now the Museum of Norfolk Life, the former Victorian workhouse is available to hire for those looking for a unique wedding venue.

Ceremony

Gressenhall can offer a number of benefits when it comes to being a sought-after wedding venue thanks to the Old Chapel and the Boardroom.

The original Old Chapel can accommodate up to 100 guests comfortably on wooden pews and boasts high leaded windows and decorative brick patterning for the ultimate grandness. The Boardroom offers an elegant and intimate ceremony room to accommodate up to 40 guests within the main museum building.

Alternatively, should you wish to celebrate your marriage within the grounds of the museum, there are various outdoor spaces that would suitable to host a duo ceremony. A duo ceremony would need to be discussed in more detail with the Norfolk Registrars’ Team.

Reception

Hire of Framed Marquee until Midnight

Nestled within the main courtyard, our permanent 70 by 30 ft. framed marquee can accommodate up to 175 guests seated for any formal dining occasion. Complete with wooden flooring and roof lining, the marquee can be transformed to create a personal setting to suit any occasion. This means you can combine the benefits of having a marquee with the fascinating and unique setting of a museum.

Hire of Traditional Poled Marquee until Midnight

Gressenhall can also offer the hire of a traditional poled 60 by 40 ft. marquee which can accommodate up to 160 guests seated.

The marquee is positioned in front of the framed marquee within the main courtyard and includes dark green floor matting. Use your creative flair to dress the marquee tin keeping with your theme for that extra special touch.

Should you wish to source your own marquee and position it within the grounds of Gressenhall then you are welcome to do so subject to terms and conditions.

Private Event & Corporate Hire

The Boardroom, located within the main museum, boasts an intimate surrounding perfect for private dinners and corporate events for up to 40 guests formally seated.

Make the most of the historic nature of the building and enjoy a private guided tour followed by a sumptuous dinner in the heart of one of Norfolk’s finest museums.

At a Glance

Grand locations or more intimate surroundings in extensive grounds as part of a day tailor made to your requirements

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200 guest standing capacity

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175 guest seated capacity

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On-site car parking – overnight upon request

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Licensed for civil ceremonies

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Original Old Chapel available for ceremonies

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Wedding Venue

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Corporate Opportunities within museum

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Private Functions with tour of museum

Gressenhall The Norfolk Events Company
Gressenhall The Norfolk Events Company
Gressenhall The Norfolk Events Company
Gressenhall The Norfolk Events Company
Gressenhall The Norfolk Events Company
Gressenhall The Norfolk Events Company

Location

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse Gressenhall
Dereham
Norfolk, NR20 4DR

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