At Bateman's Barn we see ourselves as just part of a wider, local community who are on hand to help. We call it the Waveney Wedding Collective

The title reflects the long-term relationships and ongoing partnerships which we're proud to have with many local (and slightly less than local) suppliers. It represents the vast array of tried-and-tested creative and often curious contacts at our fingertips. 

We think they're people you might like to find out more about. People you'd like to meet - and can at our Waveney Wedding Collective wedding fairs.

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The Waveney Wedding Collective

At Bateman's Barn we are privileged to work with a wonderful network of local - and at times, slightly less than local – suppliers who share our values and deliver unique, first class service to our wedding couples.

We are developing an enhanced way of collaborative working that’s more than just a list of recommended suppliers. We’ve called it the Waveney Wedding Collective. 

At present we have just included a 'showcase' handful here. 

Hannah Hall Photography

Recently described as "The Bruce Lee of Photography", Hannah is a wedding photographer based in Northamptonshire (although is a Norfolk girl originally) who fell into wedding photography completely by accident; luckily her accident was a happy one because she loves a wedding and can't get enough of them. Her hobbies include running (very slowly), lifting (very heavy) things and she's obsessed with mustard yellow, Game of Thrones, poor interior design and buying prints that she will never frame or hang on the walls.

Call Hannah to find out more T: 07834982518 E: hurrah@hannahhallphotography.co.uk

The X-Men

The X-Men offer something different - all three musicians are lead singers and the three way harmonies offer a vocal edge that’s a cut above the rest. A talented and versatile group, ideal for a real party atmosphere, the X-Men have long been the ‘House Band’ at Bateman’s Barn, South Elmham.

We have a reputation for playing great music from the sixties to the noughties with attitude and edge, including covers from the biggest artists such as The Kings of Leon, The Killers, The Beatles, Snowpatrol, The Rolling Stones, Stereophonics, James Brown and Stevie Wonder.

Call Justin to find out more. T : 0790 0035188  

Anglia Elite Banqueting Hire

We provide a first class service committed to supplying high quality furniture and catering equipment.
Whether you are planning a rustic, modern or traditional style wedding, our versatile product range will help create the perfect table setting.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence both in terms of product and customer service and our strict policy on quality control ensures everything will be ready to use.
Our experienced and conscientious staff will always ensure a professional, friendly and reliable service.
Therefore, we are always available to listen and assist with your plans, as we fully understand the responsibility of organising a wedding.
We look forward to helping you turn your occasion into a real event

Find out more call Hayley or Stephen T: 01508 481842  E: info@angliaelite.co.uk 

Vintage Days

There are Vintage Photo booths and then there is Cassie our unique lovingly restored
Vintage Caravan photo booth!  We think that she adds an extra special something
to your day as her good looks provide a great backdrop!  
Although Cassie is a vintage beauty the technology we use is definitely not!  
Two high quality prints are produced in seconds, one for your guests and one for your
album.  The large prop box filled with lovely vintage things comes as part of the 
package.  Video messaging is also available.  
Cassie is staffed with two attendants and after the event we provide you with hi-res 
jpegs for printing further copies as well as uploading photos to facebook.

Call Diana to find out more
T: 07725 465172 E: vintagehighdaysandholidays@gmail.com

The Fish Hut

Kitsch fish and chip trailer serving great fish and chips at weddings and private events across East Anglia. Based in the Suffolk coastal town of Southwold. The Fish Hut is perfectly placed to source beautiful fresh fish from our local fishermen, whilst always committing to sourcing sustainably caught fish, putting care of the environment at the heart of our business.

The Fish Hut serves top quality fresh fried neat portions of fish and chips as well as fishcakes, whitebait and vegetarian options. All served with delicious homemade tartar sauce and mushy peas. Our kitsch appeal, super tasting super fresh food makes The Fish Hut a great addition to your wedding day.

To find out more call Joe on T : 07971 196626 E: joe@thefishhut.net

Lou Lou Loves

Lou Lou Loves. Working with creative couples to style their wedding in a creative and personal way.
Prop hire - We have everything from rustic milk churns and log slices to more luxe copper geometric votives, to classic vintage crockery or boho vibes with peacock chairs, persian rugs and macrame hanging decorations.
Styling - You can feel confident your wedding will look amazing with our styling service. We arrive the day before your wedding and style the barn beautifully leaving you free to enjoy the afternoon before your big day stress free.
Crafting - We love signwriting on chalk boards, mirrors, wood or perspex and love making ribbon backdrops, table plans and more so if you have a creative project in mind we can make it happen!
We look forward to making your wedding truly unique.

Call Louise to find out more T : 07833 562870 E : loulouloves@hotmail.co.uk

Liz Bishop Photography

One of the highlights of my job is getting to know you and sharing in the joy of the day. No cheesy posing as I like to encourage movement and expression, which creates very personal and exciting results.

Every full-day Wedding package includes coverage from preparations to celebrations and a USB of all your edited photographs as minimum.
If you’re looking for relaxed, creative Wedding photography that’s a little bit different; I’d love to hear from you.


Get in touch with Liz to find out more T:07863 176962 E:liz@lizbishopphotography.co.uk

Garden Gate Flowers

I am a qualified and experienced florist and grower based in Southwold Suffolk. I first started growing as a child ....Saxifraga London Pride also known as Whimsey. Through a career and bringing up children I have never stopped growing things....I still love it now. I am passionate about what I do ...which is creating beautiful floral bouquets and arrangements from the best quality materials I can lay my hands on. 
All my customers are unique and individual and many have become friends. Customer service is very important to me. Lots of my work comes from recommendations which I love.

Get in touch with Denise to find out more T: 07586 320133 E: denise.tggs@gmail.com

Sassa’s Bespoke Cakes

Our small, Pulham St Mary-based family-run team of three are award-winning wedding and celebration cake specialists. We take huge pride in our work, creating stunning cake designs with the utmost attention to detail.

All of our cakes are made by us on site, using fresh, quality ingredients including free range eggs sourced locally from Harleston. We use the finest Belgian chocolate, Bonne Maman and  Wilkin & Sons Ltd Tiptree conserves.

We can supply gluten and dairy free cakes. Please speak to us regarding any special dietary requirements.

Call Debbie to find out more. T : 07881 022889  E : sassacakes@googlemail.com

Blackbox Discos

Established in 2010, we are proud to have been at many special occasions around East Anglia from birthdays to work functions, charity events and weddings.

Our philosophy is simple; we offer great quality disco and karaoke and we don't charge the earth. Your wedding is important to us so we offer pre-wedding meet and greet, usually over tea and biscuits, where you meet the DJ and can discuss all the details of your special night. Its our way to get to know you and make it just that bit more special.
All our equipment is PAT tested annually and we have full public liability insurance.

To find out more call Carl T: 07900 081548 E: blackboxdiscos@hotmail.co.uk 

Figs & Roses

Family-run business, Figs & Roses Harleston simply delight in doing wedding flowers. We carefully craft everything: beautiful wedding bouquets; the most sophisticatedly understated Best Man’s button hole; sublime hand-tied bridesmaid posy bouquets; smaller posies for little bridesmaid or flower girl fingers to hold; exquisite traditional or wrist corsages and so much more.

Whether you are looking for a classic English country-style wedding or flowers to suit a modern, elegant or on-trend design, we offer a truly bespoke flower service to suit your personality, style, theme and budget.

Call Katherine to find out more. T : 01379 308182  E : kat@figandroses.co.uk

Christophe’s Crêpes

Norfolk-based Christophe’s is a mobile catering service supplying freshly-made crêpes with all the trimmings. We use free range eggs, the very best British flour and milk to create delicious pancakes to our very own recipe.

Our cool-cream, vintage vans come from France, just like our luxury mobile creperie. Constructed in stainless steel with pink granite worktops and with full illumination, it really is a unique focal point for your occasion.

Professional, friendly, family-run business. 5 star hygiene rated. Menu packages tailored to your requirements.

Call Christophe to find out moreT: 07581 420352  E: norwichcrepes@gmail.com