In November 2015, I had the pleasure of visiting Sibton Park situated in the Wilderness Reserve, Suffolk. With 2 weddings booked here for 2016, it was vital I experience for myself what my clients fell in love with.
It’s the perfect backdrop to the all important wedding photos with ancient parkland oaks, landscaped gardens and large lakes. Inside the house there is a grand staircase, roaring fireplaces and beautifully decorated bedrooms with large windows looking onto thousands of acres of parkland.
Sibton Park dates from 1827 and is a spectacular example of a Grade II* listed Georgian country house built to designs in the classical style by architect Decimus Burton.
Sibton Park Estate was developed from the 17th Century on land to the east of Sibton Abbey, a picturesque ruin itself dating from 1150. The current house was built in the Greek manner by Robert Sayer, once Sheriff of Suffolk, to replace an earlier Queen Anne house and features giant pilasters and a central bay of full height Ionic columns forming an open semi-circular portico to create a dramatic entrance for you and your wedding guests.
When staying at Sibton Park, the house is exclusive to you and your guests. Relax in the outdoor pool and hot tub, watch movies in your own private cinema or workout in the privacy of your own Gym. There are multiple reception rooms throughout the house for guests to enjoy as well as a fully stocked wine cellar, games room and grand dining rooms.
The Estate can accommodate up to 74 guests throughout the different properties relating to Wilderness Reserve via a selection of luxurious farmhouses, cottages, barns and follies. Within the house it can sleep 24 guests in luxurious renovated rooms.
The house is perfect for elegant dinner parties for up to 24 in the splendid dining room or 40 guests if banquet style. I can just imagine the fire roaring, exquisite food and beautifully presented table settings.
For an informal and personalised reception, the drawing room has views from its triple-bays across rolling parkland to the lake and features exquisite Georgian Grade II listed hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper, a large marble fireplace and eclectic mix of furnishings. A total of 40 guests can be seated for dinner or the room can be used for a Champagne and canapé reception for 100. This is also the room which is licensed for wedding ceremonies for up to 100 guests.
The lawn in front of Sibton Park is the perfect location for elegant English weddings within beautiful marquees. There are not many venues in East Anglia that offer beautiful surroundings, tranquil parkland and utter privacy which makes this a venue I’m excited about.
Music needs to finish at 1130 in the marquee but can continue in the house within their amazing basement. I know you’re thinking dark and scary aren’t you? But you would be ever so wrong, this is an amazing space and I for one cannot wait to organize a party within this space. There is a beautiful wooden table in the corridor, a games room with plush red cinema chairs and the pièce de résistance is the cinema! I can just imagine a DJ in this area with cocktail bar and lighting along the corridor.
Maximum Indoor Event Capacity: 100
Maximum Outdoor Event Capacity: 500
Drawing room – ceremony room, max 100
Less than 100 table by window, 100 at wall
No ceremony fee
Chair hire not included
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