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 or informality you're after? We are available most days and evenings for private viewings so please do just give us call to arrange a time to suit you and come and see our Island Wedding Venue.

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. 

Sunday 12th May 2019 from 4pm to 9pm - our evening event will showcase what's on offer to entertain your guests after dark, with a chance to enjoy a relaxed evening party atmosphere at Bateman’s Barn island wedding venue.
See our venue as we move from daytime to evening and meet some of the wonderful local businesses who can bring even more wow-factor to your wedding day and evening celebrations. There will be live music, a fire pit with marshmallows to enjoy, funky food trucks and tastings, night life photography, well-stocked bar and wine tasting and finale of fireworks.
This a free TICKETED event so apply to reserve your tickets now to avoid disappointment - Email:
Please type 'Weddingfairtickets' in subject line of your email.

Sunday 18th August 2019 11am to 3pm
- our Open Day sees the venue in all its summer glory for those just engaged and starting out on their search for the perfect wedding venue All welcome.

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»