LOCALS WE LOVE
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. People you would like to part of your special day.
You can get in touch directly with our wonderful suppliers listed below, or come and meet them at one of Waveney Wedding Collective wedding fairs.
Next Fair: Evening event Septmber 2018 date to be confirmed
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.
Little Pea Designs
Lovingly designed and exquisitely crafted award winning wedding stationary.
Little Pea Designs was created out of a passion for all things paper. At Little Pea Designs, Jane D'Arcy Design Director works closely with her clients to design and produce an exclusive suite of stationary.
Jane incorporates your ideas using quality materials coupled with her paper craft skills for a truly bespoke service. Jane will guide and work with you every step of the way up to and beyond your wedding day.
Get in touch with Jane to find out more T: 01508 549998 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anglia Elite Banqueting Hire
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 that everything will be ready to use. Our experienced and conscientious staff will always ensure a professional, friendly and reliable service.
You'll find us always available to listen and assist with your plans - we fully understand the responsibility of organising a wedding and look forward to helping you turn your occasion into a real event.
Find out more call Hayley or Stephen T: 01508 481842 E: email@example.com
Redenhall St Mary Church
We offer a truly traditional wedding in our magnificent medieval church, set in the stunning Waveney Valley village of Redenhall. The church is open to visitors every day, so please come and see for yourself.
A minister will work with you in preparing for your wedding. This includes helping to choose the readings and music that are right for you, and supporting you through the process to make it stress-free.
Our magnificent ring of 8 bells can be rung to welcome you and your guests - and to celebrate your marriage. You can also opt for a professional organist or have your favourite recorded music played. Our flower arrangers are also available to decorate the church, or work with your chosen florist to make sure the church looks perfect for you on the day.
To find our more get in touch with Lucy Elton- Cooke T: 01379 851148 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
"I am an aficionado of the informal. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and I aim to bring to you an abundance of beautiful, fragrant blooms to complement you and the surrounding aesthetics.
Use of local, seasonal flowers, creates a relaxed, country style, infused with foliage and herbs to complete a natural, informal setting. I delight in meeting and discussing your particular likes (and dislikes) so that together we can achieve exactly what it is you are looking for. And then I work my magic.
I work throughout East Anglia, but have dressed brides and their venues in London, including The Dorchester, The Barbican and the RCA."
Get in touch with Julia to find out more T: 01986 894005 E: email@example.com
Music by Design
Professional DJ with disco - house DJ at Batemans since 2012. Specialising in modern chart, 00's dance & R&B, 90's club & indie, 80's pop & school disco, 70's funky disco and 60's Motown.
We can offer a first class evening letting the experienced DJ's deliver their fantastic night of the biggest dance floor fillers. Simply relax and let the DJ's do their thing.
Alternatively Music by Design features a 'tailored set' service where you or your guests can pre-select the songs (min. 2 weeks' notice required). Care and attention is brought to the professional arrangement of the music designed by you to make the perfect day, to keep the dance floor full. The ultimate, unique evening just for you.
Get in touch with Justin to find out more T: 07900 035188 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lowestoft Registration Office
Celebrate you special day with the Suffolk registration service. We conduct legal marriage ceremonies in a variety of licensed venues across Suffolk plus non-legal celebration ceremonies and renewal of vows with the choice of a bespoke ceremony in locations not eligible for legal ceremonies.
We are the local registrars service for Bateman's Barn - if you wish to be legally married at this venue, we are required to attend. We are also happy to conduct non-legal ceremonies or blessings of your choice either inside or outside weather permitting.
Get in touch with Allison Small to find out more T: 0345 6072070 E: email@example.com
The Flying Chef
The Flying Chef (hot dogs) is a local family-run business based in Metfield, with over 25 years experience serving top quality Suffolk pork hot dogs. We make our traditional sausages from chump chop and serve them in poppy seed rolls with a choice of griddled onions, lettuce, mayo and sauces, including our legendary homemade hot sweet chilli relish.
Our 'gourmet hot dogs' come in a simple burgundy napkin and the high serving speed keeps the queuing time to a minimum. Popular with both grown-ups and younger guests, they're just perfect for your evening wedding party. Vegetarian and gluten-free options also available.
Our compact hand-built stalls are attractive and tuck away neatly into the corner of the Bateman's Barn courtyard - actually one of our favourite venues!
Get in touch with Christine to find out more T: 01379 586312 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
An independent celebrant conducting creative personalised wedding ceremonies in a place of your choice. Creating a ceremony is a universal way of honouring, marking and celebrating significant life events and important moments of transition.
The aim as your celebrant is to design and create with you a totally unique and original ceremony that will be in your control, respect your wishes and beliefs, and be memorable for you and all your guests.
Get in touch with Madeline to find out more T: 01379 642470 E: email@example.com
Mark Raines Photography
"I’m a professional photographer based in Norfolk, but just a stone’s throw from the Suffolk border. Photography for me is all about capturing the little moments, as well as the big ones! Little looks, cheeky smiles, and the smallest details all add up to create a wonderful record of your day.
Your pictures will be something to treasure for years to come, bringing your memories to life. I always feel very honoured when I’m asked to be a couples’ wedding photographer. This is, after all, one of the most important days of your lives.
My aim is to tell a story with my wedding photography from the beginning of the day through to your first dance. I try to capture all of the little details that you have taken months, sometimes years, planning from the perfume that you are wearing to the table decorations."
Get in touch with Mark to find out more T: 07531 120817 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bateman's Barn Fireworks
Our fantastic firework show packages for 2018/19 offer the chance to end your day in truly memorable style.
Just Married (5 minute show) - £540.00. A superb collection of single ignition barrages, all supplied in pairs to completely fill the sky with amazing effects.Features some of the most popular fireworks including the brilliant 'Screaming Spiders'. Watching this firework display is like watching a magic trick - it’s simply beautiful! 'Just married' is a perfect way to end an amazing day. It will put a smile on everyone’s faces.
Sky Lullaby (7 minute show) - £675.00. Focusing on intense and pretty colours, this combination of fireworks creates impressive effects to give you a brilliant all-round display.
One of our favorite fireworks, the ever popular 'Raging Bull' breaks with its massive golden brocade crowns.
Big wedding finale (10 minute show) - £895.00 The perfect end to your perfect day - an emotive and beautiful firework show with all the largest most impressive single ignition barrages and rockets available. This heart-pounding display builds up the excitement as it builds in intensity to an awe inspiring finale that will leave you and your guests breathless.
There are vintage photo booths and then there is Cassie, our unique, lovingly restored vintage caravan photo booth! She adds an extra special something to your day as her good looks provide a great backdrop!
Although Cassie is beautifully vintage, 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 by 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: email@example.com
Funnells kitchen work closely with wedding couples and their families to create an experience through our delicious food and creative displays. Our chefs build menus that are exciting and tasty using fresh local ingredients.
Wedding food should be an experience that makes a day that little bit more special. We enjoy providing sharing platters, BBQ's, Canapes, desserts and afternoon teas. Great food, beautifully presented for the perfect wedding.
Get in touch with Nick to find out more T: 01502 573457 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yew Tree Farm Foods
Yew Tree Farm Foods (hog roasts) is a small, friendly, family-run business based in Fressingfield, Suffolk.
We specialise in providing delicious, slow cooked hog roasts with lashings of crispy crackling, sage and onion stuffing and Bramley apple sauce, served with freshly baked rolls.
We use Suffolk reared pork served by Suffolk born staff. Picture perfect for weddings, our food is mouth-wateringly good and guaranteed to entice your guests back for more.
At Bateman's Barn we can either serve inside from buffet tables alongside a range of delicious salads or outside in the gardens under a gazebo. We also offer delicious homemade desserts to complete your wedding meal.
Get in touch with Debbie or Phil to find out more T: 01379 586485 E: email@example.com
Lavender & Jude
Lavender & Jude bridalwear, established in 2004 and based in the pretty North Suffolk village of Stradbroke offers the most peaceful and romantic location to seek out that perfect wedding gown or bridesmaid's dress.
We pride ourselves in offering a dedicated and personnel service, listening, advising and helping you to find your perfect frock. Whether your budget is small or generous, your time limited to a few weeks or even if you have few years, from size 4 to 24 and whatever stage of your life you are at, we will help you find that dress.
Over many years, with much laughter and joyous tears, we have dressed the best and look forward to helping you too.
Get in touch with Claire to find out more T: 01379 384208 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dreamcapture Wedding Video
We celebrate 12 years of capturing Wedding Days this year, and look forward to many more years of making beautiful Wedding films.
Wedding videography is our passion, meeting people and capturing their Wedding Day as it happens naturally. From the Bride getting ready, the exchanging of the vows, the tears of happiness and of course to the eagerly awaited speech from the Best Man.
Our focus is to preserve your memories, to show the Groom his Bride getting ready. The Bride can also see the Groom’s anticipation as he awaits her arrival. Your friends will see the exchanging of the Wedding Rings, the First Dance and the fun of the Wedding Reception.
Based near Norwich, Norfolk we have worked in many of our regions beautiful venues.
Get in touch with Peter to find out more T: 01953 456730 E: email@example.com
Trio's Catering & Events Ltd
Trio’s Catering based in Loddon offers a professional, flexible and reliable wedding catering service. Whatever your chosen style or size of wedding reception, a wedding menu can be tailored to you, your budget and any special dietary requirements.
At Trio's we love food and are passionate about delivering fresh, delicious and locally sourced ingredients. We have lots of experience in creating menus for country-style marquees, barns, vintage outdoor picnics or BBQs.
Happy and relaxed is how the majority of couples picture their wedding day - and calm, stress-free celebrations are a Trio’s speciality.
Get in touch with Natalie to find out more T: 01508 522039 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Southby Films
A female wedding videographer based in Norfolk with two passions in life: film-making and weddings. When you've been a bride, you can understand how it feels - to step into that fairy-tale wedding dress, walk down the aisle and meet your husband-to-be. All of the hard work and planning come together at that emotional moment when you exchange your vows. A typical wedding day goes so fast...
A quality, full HD film set to the music of your choice ensures that you, your family, friends and children can watch your precious moments time and again.
"My style is laid back and unobtrusive. I film the day as it unfolds, with as little interruption to the flow of events as possible, so your film is a natural reflection of your big day."
Get in touch with Kelly to find out more T: 01553 674344 E: email@example.com
Garden Gate Flowers
A qualified and experienced florist and grower based in Southwold Suffolk who first started growing flowers as a child .... Saxifraga London Pride also known as Whimsey. "Through a career and bringing up children I have never stopped growing things.... and 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 customers are unique and individual and many have become friends. Customer service is very important and it is lovely that lots of work comes from recommendations.
Get in touch with Denise to find out more T: 07586 320133 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Barker Band
We offer a full band, but also two duos - Claire Barker & Paul Hill Duo and 'Band in a Box' Duo. One is acoustic and perfectly suited to playing at your wedding ceremony, also providing great music to dine too. The other is a state-of-the art piano duo which sounds like a full band, just right if your budget won't stretch to a full live band set-up.
The Claire Barker Band provides a 6 or 7 piece group for the ultimate party for your wedding.
Get in touch with Claire to find out more T: 07795690614 E: email@example.com
The Beatles, The Kinks, The Jam, The Who... the sound of a generation... The Fuzz are a Norwich-based band committed to playing classic material, with the attitude and edge of the originals. We'll escort you from the sixties to the 'noughties' for a great night to remember.
We've carefully selected great songs which will guarantee to get your wedding, corporate party, birthday bash, in fact any event, happening! We cover Eastern England from Lowestoft to Lincoln and have audio clips to listen to on our website.
To find out more get in touch with Kim T: 07702 114797 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are Boomting Bunting.
Our aim, is to help you create the wedding from your wildest dreams.
Our selection of wonderful props, our ability to drape any venue and the fact we love to work with other suppliers, enable us to completely transform a venue, or enhance a venue that is already beautiful!
Whether you are looking for something simple or extravagant, we will work with you to create something spectacular!
Get in touch with Georgia to find out more T: 07900 735255 E: email@example.com
My Kitchen Your Place
Delicious outside catering based on great food, attention to detail and thoughtful service. Sourcing high-end, quality ingredients locally, we work closely with you to design your perfect, totally bespoke menu.
We supply everything for the catering element of your day including a front of house team, plus stylish crockery and cutlery, and have different styles and menus from creative canapés, feasting platters served to table, as well as street food from our 1970's French food truck.
Our cooking is unfussy, fresh, seasonal, with a Mediterranean influence. We are big on flavours, excellent produce and supporting small local suppliers. All of our 100% traceable meat is supplied exclusively through the fantastic Lavenham butchers and only ever highest welfare.
To find out more get in touch with Phoebe T: 07814 682903 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Kahumbu Photography
"Every single wedding I shoot means the world to me. I get to know you, your history, meet your families and your closest friends. I get to see you and them, laugh and cry with every emotion in-between, and I capture all those emotions and moments for you. It's highly infectious and I love every moment of it.
I shoot all day for you, from your bridal prep through to the first dance, documenting your wonderful day without getting in the way. I'll deliver your photos just a few weeks later on USB and by digital download for you to enjoy for a lifetime.
My business thrives on personnel recommendations and feedback from couples, proof that I'm consistently delivering exceptional photography for them and I would love to do the same for you."
Get in touch with Andrew to find out more T: 07815 867549 E: email@example.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.
We serve top quality, freshly 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
A family-run and owned business founded in 2017, inspired by the owners' own vision of their wedding. It was so wonderful that they decided to offer the same or similar experience to other people celebrating a wedding or event.
Firefly Tipis provide 'giant hat' Nordic Tipis that can seat from 50 to 500 people when joined together - truly a unique, magical and rustic feel, creating memories that will last forever. We also offer accessories to complement your tipi including prop hire, furniture and lighting, along with personalised event styling, bespoke rustic signage, flooring and garden up-lighters.
Get in touch with Amie, Chris or Nick to find out more T: 01603 757930 E: email@example.com
We are luxury dairy ice cream makers offering more than 60 different flavoured ice creams and sorbets, made using local milk, double cream and real fruit. All our ices are crafted with love and care at our little factory in Norwich, Norfolk.
Our beautiful Victorian-style ice cream carts hold ten flavours of our double cream ice cream or real fruit sorbet which are served in traditional waffle cones or tubs. Our ethos is to make the best ice creams and sorbet from the finest locally sourced ingredients without the need for artificial flavourings or colours. All our products are suitable for vegetarians and are gluten-free unless clearly labelled. Our sorbets are dairy-free.
We take pride in offering a professional and flexible service with fully trained and friendly staff.
Get in touch with Kerry to find out more T: 01603 633127 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lou Lou Loves
Lou Lou Loves... working with creative couples to style their wedding in a creative and personal way. Our prop hire offers everything from rustic milk churns and log slices to more luxe copper geometric votives, classic vintage crockery or boho vibes with peacock chairs, persian rugs and macrame hanging decorations.
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.
What's more, we love crafting - signwriting on chalk boards, mirrors, wood or perspex; making ribbon backdrops, table plans... if you have a creative project in mind, we can make it happen and look forward to making your wedding truly unique.
Call Louise to find out more T : 07833 562870 E : email@example.com
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.
Getting to know you and sharing in the joy of the day - they are real highlights fro Liz Bishop Photography. No cheesy posing - as movement and expression 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."
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Boutique of Dreams
A beautiful 5 star rated bridal boutique in the heart of Diss on the Suffolk/Norfolk border - Boutique of Dreams is renowned for its outstanding customer service. Offering gowns from the most exquisite designers in sizes 10 to 26, we stock all the latest trends and styles from the designers that you love.With an ever-changing range to choose from, we offer everything from elegant column dresses to fabulous ball gowns.
Our friendly team are on hand to help you choose your dream dress and our dedicated appointment areas ensure that you can fully enjoy the experience. A visit to Boutique of Dreams is a must in every bride's diary.
Get in touch with Laura to find out more T: 07938 766326 E: email@example.com
Established in 2010, our disco has 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 a 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. It's 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Let's chat about what scrumptious courses you'd like for your wedding day! We can offer plenty of suggestions or maybe you've got specific ideas for a menu that you'd like served up....whatever you go for it'll taste fabulous.
All of our food is high quality, fresh and organic wherever possible. We use local suppliers that we know and trust to ensure that the food is top-notch. We are a small, friendly company working in private homes and venues across the county.
Get in touch with Avril to find out more T: 07890 209441 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fig & Roses
Family-run business, Fig & 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 : email@example.com
Pendragon Ceilidh Band
Pendragon provides a dynamic evening of music and dance from across Europe and beyond. Our very experienced happy band play fiddle, accordion, hurdy-gurdy, French bagpipes and electric bass. Full instructions are given on all dances from our very experienced caller, so complete novices will soon be promenading and stripping the willow with the best of them.
No 'dancing skills' required - everyone can get involved. It's a great way to meet all the other guests and have some fun doing it! Pendragon's big sound, unusual instruments and adventurous tunes are equally enjoyable to those who might want to 'sit this one out' .
Get in touch with Gerald Adams to find out more T: 07761 094953 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 E: email@example.com
Norfolk Bells - Bell Tent Hire
We are a Norfolk-based bell tent company with an aim to offer fuss-free and gorgeous bell tents for events, weddings and glamping.
Our collection of bells and tent accommodation packages offer a variety of options from 'chill out spaces' for both adults and young wedding guests on the day to guest accommodation.
All our services are bespoke, personal and flexible. Our bells are sure to be a glamorous, fun and unique addition to your wedding day. Hen 'dos' also catered for.
Get in touch with Betheny to find out more T: 07587 777080 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 crêperie. 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 more. T: 07581 420352 E: email@example.com