Seeing is understanding. Seeing is believing.
Seeing is feeling. Come and see.
Get in touch soon.

Nicole & John
Bateman’s Barn
South Elmham Hall
Hall Lane
St Cross South Elmham
Nr Harleston
Norfolk - IP20 0PY

Our postal address might be in Norfolk – but guess what …
we’re definitely in Suffolk!  Come and see!

Call: 01986 782526
Text: 07880 096717

All couples always welcome


Perhaps you're crystal clear about how you would wish your wedding to be? Then again, maybe you simply haven’t the foggiest about what is possible and the level of formality you're after?

Open Days & Wedding Fairs

Take a little time out to come and see us on our little island, tucked away in the rolling landscapes of South Elmham. And feel things for yourself. 

Our next Open Day is on Sunday 22nd July 11am to 3pm . We also hold an autumn 2018 Open Day on Sunday 23rd September from 1pm to 4pm. Do come and explore our unique country wedding venue.    

In spring / early summer 2019, we look forward to our second Simultaneously Norfolk & Suffolk Wedding Fair - a chance to discover everything which the Bateman's Barn island venue has to offer and to meet some of our wonderful local businesses who can bring a wow factor to your wedding day.

At this event we showcase respected local businesses like photographers, caterers and florists, plus small suppliers with great ideas and temptingly curious or quirky offerings to make your wedding all the more 'you'.

Give us a ring(-ring) 

Whether you fancy popping along to one of our open events in May or September, or coming to visit for an exclusive show around to discuss your wedding dreams and ideas, do feel free to just give us a call.

We'd be delighted to hear from you and will look forward to welcoming you back again and again with selected family, friends, photographers, florists, caterers etc if you feel the need as your wedding day at Bateman's Barn approaches. 

Location, Location, Location

Bateman’s Barn, South Elmham is set in Suffolk’s ancient borderland area of ‘The Saints’, in the beautiful Waveney Valley between Bungay and Harleston. We are easy to find directly following SAT NAV, using the postcode IP20 0PY.  

  • By rail: The nearest mainline rail station is Diss – 90 mins travel time direct from London Liverpool Street

  • By car: Norwich - 30 mins • Ipswich - 40 mins 
     Lowestoft - 40 mins • Southwold & the Suffolk Coast - 35 mins

Downloadable map and detailed directions here»