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Marquee at night
Traditional marquee overlooking small lake.
Choose your own drinks
Wonderful photo opportunities
White wedding bouncy castle

Suffolk Retreats, Near Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk

Sleeps 5 - 24 8 Bedrooms 150 Dining 150 Venue Capacity

Wedding venue for bespoke celebrations with a marquee for 150 guests and accommodation for 24

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Suffolk Retreats, Near Clare, Sudbury, Suffolk, sleeps 5 - 24 in 8 bedrooms.

We offers a new approach to wedding planning. You hire the venue set in 9 acres of grounds overlooking a small lake, with exclusive use of the site.

This includes use of our traditional luxury marquee with ivory silk linings, solid wooden flooring (black and white dance floor) and carpeted throughout, and with stunning chandelier lighting with dimmer switches. We even include a selection of garden games and a bouncy castle to amuse the children.

Weddings available April to September.
Minimum stays:
Monday – Wednesday 1 night
Thursday – Sunday 2 nights
Bank Holidays 3 nights

Price includes:

– use of the Granary for up to 10 guests
– our 3 traditional Mongolian yurts for a further 12 guests
– Bridal room
– use of extensive games room, hot tub and sauna

Suffolk Retreats gives you the unique opportunity to have an exclusive venue, with complete control over what else you book and how much you spend. You are completely free to arrange your own caterers, food, drinks bar staff, flowers, DJ or band to make you day exactly as you want it to be.

So what else is different?
– Most venues request you use their own caterers. We do not
– Most venue request that you buy drinks from them. We do not
– Most venues ask the music to stop at 11pm. We do not. Why stop when the party has only just started?
– Most venues only allow you access on the day – at Suffolk Retreats you will be here overnight allowing plenty of time to get everything ready, without any panic
– The choices of things you might like to book yourselves are endless. At previous events there have been fireworks, a bird of prey display, an air display overhead, giant slides, and a bride and groom arriving by helicopter. We are happy to work with you and your chosen suppliers to make your day truly both bespoke and unique.

With the backdrop for the marquee being a 400 year old cottage, and set in the wonderful Suffolk countryside, the photo opportunities are endless too.
Brochure available upon request.

Available for your wedding group

Marquee Facilities


Dog Friendly

Sorry no pets allowed.


All accommodation is easily accessed as all on the ground floor. There is a ramp to the rear which is suitable for wheelchair access too.


WiFi available at no extra cost (though reception in Suffolk can be intermittent at times).


Fully equipped kitchen in The Granary, with Smeg oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, kettle toaster, pots and pans.

Dining Room

Open plan dining area seats 10 at large formal dining table or 24 guests if having buffet style meal with further outdoor dining space for 24 guests.

Sitting Room

Our lounge area is open plan, with comfortable leather settees. The Granary has oak flooring throughout for a stylish, modern contemporary feel.

TV and Music Facilities

We offer TVis in each bedroom as well as the lounge. Lounge also has DVD player. Blue tooth speakers. There is also a large TV in the games area.

Games Room

Complimentary use of extensive games room, with air hockey, darts, football table, table tennis, board games. There is a pool table too small charge.

Heating and Open Fires

The Granary has full thermostatic central heating throughout. Each yurt has its own wood burner for both heating and cooking. All wood is provided.


The Granary has 4 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 double, 1 king, + 1 family room with 2 bunk beds and a double bed. Yurts sleep 2 - 5 in an open plan area.


Fresh cotton bedding included in all accommodation. If booking Canadian hot tub, luxury white towels are also provided. Crockery & cutlery suppled.


All bedrooms in The Granary have en suites with shower, toilet, hand basin. Master bedroom has whirlpool bath too. Luxury toilet block for yurt use.

Children's Facilities

Children will love our 3 miniature horses. Space to play outdoors too though children must remain supervised around the pond area at all times.


Play croquet on the lawn, rounders or giant chess. BBQs provided. Large pond (no fishing). Option to hire assault course, archery or bouncy castle.


There is unlimited free secure parking on site. Owners do however leave their vehicles at their own risk.


There is a non-smoking policy throughout all of the properties. However, smoking outside is permitted.

Booking Information

25% deposit to secure your booking. The balance is not due until 10 weeks before arrival.
We accept all major credit cards including AMEX.
Note: Minimum stay 2 nights. Bank Holidays 3 nights.
Arrival any time after 3pm. Departure by 10am
Discounts if booking the whole site – Ask for details

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

The Granary
Yurt 1
Yurt 2
Yurt 3

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Set in 9 acres of private grounds in a quiet rural location, just over an hour from central London. A great base from which to explore Suffolk on foot, by bicycle or by car.

  • 3 miles from the nearest town of Clare and within 30-40 minutes of the market town of Bury St. Edmunds, Newmarket Race Course, Sudbury, Cavendish, Long Melford, Cambridge, Long Melford and Haverhill.
  • Local village shop and post office a few minutes drive away. There is also extensive shopping in the nearby town of Haverhill, or visit Clare for quaint old pubs, tea shops and antique stores.
  • The Plough Inn, pub with quality food at good prices is just a few minutes drive or 10-15mins walk away. There are also many fine restaurants in the nearby towns of Clare, Long Melford and Cavendish.
  • We are approximately 45 minutes drive from Stansted airport.
  • Our nearest station is Audley End (30 mins by car). Cambridge main line is approximately 40 minutes by car. Local taxis services can provide mini buses pick ups and for race days etc. if required.
  • We are in a rural location and not on any main bus routes. You can however pick up a bus from Keddington. Approximately 5 minutes drive away. This will take you to Cambridge.

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