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. 

Open Day -  Date to be decided *
Come and view our venue in all its Spring glory we will be on hand to show you all the spaces and discuss your wedding plans and ideas.

Summer Wedding Fair  - Date to be decided*
Come and meet some of our wonderful trusted local suppliers and experience our venue in all its summer glory. All welcome. Free entry and parking.

Due to restrictions we will not set the dates for our open days and wedding fairs until after 21st June 

About Bateman’s Barn Wedding Fairs 

Bateman's Barn wedding fairs are really special occasions.
We've held a number of very successful daytime wedding fairs and also evening wedding fairs where we share 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.

At our second Waveney Wedding Collective Wedding Fair, we showcased a wide range of lovely Suffolk and Norfolk suppliers from Bungay and beyond. But as well as a selection of respected local businesses like photographers, caterers and florists who can provide those wedding essentials, there’ were little companies with temptingly curious and more quirky offerings to make your wedding all the more individual too.

At Bateman’s Barn, we’d like your wedding to be about you having fun, dreaming big – a real celebration of who you are as a couple, with everything all together just the way you want it to be.

We look forward to meeting you, to introducing you to our trusted suppliers and showing you round our unique historic wedding venue.

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»