Belstead Brook Hotel Venues in Suffolk

Belstead Brook Hotel Wedding Venue

Traditional English Hunting Lodge wedding venue

47 reviews

Key Facts

Price Band: ££ - £££

Typical Price: £7,995

Price Range: £6,995 - £12,000

Guests for a ceremony: 120

Guests for sit down meal: 50 - 120

Accommodation Rooms: 80

Accommodation Capacity: 170

Features & Services

Dedicated Wedding Coordinator

Onsite gardens

Package details

Discounted accommodation packages

Ample of parking

Resident DJ

List of trusted suppliers

on site catering

private function bar

The Details

Type of Ceremony

Civil ceremony licensed
Humanist / Celebrant weddings
Outdoor Ceremonies
Receptions Only

Venue Setting


Venue Type

Large hotel
Country House
Unique & Unusual
Intimate Venue
Outdoor Weddings
Weekend Hire

Additional Facilities

Outdoor ceremonies
Exclusive use
Bridal suite
Guest rooms
Orangery Or Marquee
Dance floor
Live music permitted
Discos permitted
Fireworks permitted
Wedding coordinator
Swimming pool
Spa facilities
Onsite car parking
One wedding per day
Licensed bar
Wedding packages
Bespoke weddings
Dog friendly

Catering Options

Inhouse Caterers
BBQ & Hog Roasts


Can we have exclusive use of the venue?

Yes, the Willow Suite will be exclusively your's for the duration of your Wedding Day.

Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?

Yes, we are licenced for civil ceremonies. You will need to contact Ipswich Registrars to book your ceremony.

Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?

You are not able to bring your own wine for any event.

Can we use our own caterers?

No, but we have onsite catering who will be able to cater for any of your needs.

From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?

10 am the morning of the event or the day before if the Willow Suite is not in use.

What time does the reception need to finish?

Evening entertainment is permitted until midnight.

Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?


Are fireworks allowed?

Yes, subject to a risk assessment from a professional firework display company.

Is confetti allowed?

Yes, biodegradable confetti is permitted outside and confetti can be supplied by our resident DJ for the first dance.

Are candles allowed?

No naked flames are permitted, but artificial candles are allowed.

Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?


Is there accommodation on site?


About Belstead Brook Hotel

Ipswich Wedding Venue, Suffolk. Licensed for Civil Ceremonies.

Featuring a leisure club and indoor swimming pool, this hotel is a 6-minute drive from the A14 in suburban Ipswich. The Belstead Brook Muthu Hotel is built around a 16th Century hunting lodge, with extensive lawned gardens and its own restaurant and bar.

Special Guides for Brides Offers

2022 Late Availability Package Offer


Offer available for weddings held in 2022. This great offer includes the essentials for your special day! For 50 day guests and 100 evening guests: Exclusive use of our Willow Suite and private gardens with a willow-lined brook ideal for photo's Event co-ordinator leading up to and on the day Fully staffed and licensed bar Banqueting tables and chairs with white table linen White lycra chair covers with a choice of coloured lycra sash A reception drink of prosecco or orange juice 3-course meal 1 glass of house red, white or rose wine per guest served with your meal A glass of prosecco for your speeches Evening buffet catering for 80 guests Resident disco for your evening reception Overnight accommodation in an executive room for the bride and groom All for a total of £6495 inc VAT Additional day guests at £60.00 per person inc VAT Additional evening guests at £15.00 per person inc VAT Terms and conditions price based on 50 daytime guests and 100 total evening guests Available until 31st December 2022 Contact the Events Office on 01473 684142 email the Events Team

Terms and conditions

Subject to availability Minimum numbers apply

Customer Reviews

A huge thank you to Jess and your team for our wedding on Saturday! I cannot put into words how amazing everyone was and you all made our day so special! Thank you so so much!

We were a guest who attended your event on Sunday and I would like to say what a fantastic afternoon we had. Everything was perfect and we all enjoyed ourselves. Thank you for organising an event for the whole family

Thank you to Jess, Zoe and your team. We had a fantastic evening and your staff were very accommodating. Compliments to the chefs, everyone thought the food was fantastic. Thank you so much for all your help, we wouldn't have been able to have had such a fantastic evening without your help and efforts.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the great service at the weekend. Saturday night both went really well. The DJ was great, and also I would like to comment personally on the service from Jess on the Evening, who was described as being ‘all over it’ by a few guests. The service was excellent and the clear drive from Jess to ensure it was so, was absolutely apparent. Thank you so much for everything and we can not wait to return in the future. We will be recommending you to everyone

We had our wedding and it was the best day ever. The Willow suite is stunning and all the guests commented how beautiful the room is. The staff all worked so hard to give us the best day and nothing was any trouble. The food was superb. We highly recommend using the Belstead Brook for any events or if you just fancy lunch or dinner. Thank you to all the staff for making it such a special experience for us without any stress.

Just to let you know we all had a fabulous evening on Saturday. The food was perfect, the staff were spot on and it went off perfectly. Thank you to everyone involved. I know they all put in so much effort to ensure that everything was made special for us and everybody played their part in making it a perfect evening. Mrs A

Dear Belstead Brook Events Team, You guys treated us like family every time we are at the hotel and our wedding date was like no other. The staff were outstanding, the food amazing as always, our wedding planner Jess had everything under control from the start and the venue itself is beautiful. Everything was done to perfection and all our guests have commented on how welcomed they felt. Thank you so much team, you really did make our day perfect. Love Danny and Sophia

Thank you all, for a fantastic weekend, all our guests had a brilliant time, thank you so much for helping make Saturday perfect. Barry and Donna Goodchild

Thank you for a fantastic day. Zoe, Jess and the team did us proud. Thank you to all of you for making our day so special and memorable. Gino and Sonia

Thank you soo much for all you're help for our Wedding day. We are soo gutted it's all over now as it was such an amazing day. We have decided to come back on our anniversary and stay the night to always remember the amazing day we had. Thank you so much for all the help from Jess and Zoe. Especially with all the help leading up to the day but you both helped us out loads and I'm grateful for that. Thank you x

Just to say we had a fantastic wedding day on 30 June this year at the Belstead Brook Hotel in Ipswich. Vicki and her team were brilliant both on the day and also with all the planning that went before for a year plus. They all made us feel so relaxed and all staff were polite and friendly. We looked at two other venues before seeing this one as we thought it would be out of our price range but the special offers they had made it very competitive and all in a lovely setting. Would definitely recommend this venue for anyone wanting a special day. Lorraine & Tim

My sister got married at Belstead Brook in July and she had the most amazing day. Vicki the wedding planner was helpful from the first showround and meetings and was even there on the day to ensure that everything ran correctly. The food was amazing and hot, the waiting team were fab, friendly, smiling and were so good with the children that were running around all day. The bar staff at night were great too - even had a little dance behind the bar which was nice to see the staff happy in their work. The disco was provided by their resident disco Flame who were again fab with the dance floor full all night too. My sister said to me the next day that she was able to relax on her wedding day as she knew Vicki was there and would ensure everything would go smoothly and it sure did. Vicki, Darrell, Jo and the rest of the team were superb on the day - THANK YOU (fingers crossed you win as you all deserve too xx)

Our wedding was in August 2016 and everything went exactly as we would wish. The food was fabulous, the disco was great, the rooms excellent. But most of all was the kindness of the staff, even down to helping the bride get ready for the ceremony. Our next big party will be held here.

Belstead Brook Muthu Hotel- It really was such an amazing day. Vicki Smith and her dedicated team went above and beyond to make our day so so special. We were un aware at the time but the toast master had fainted during the speeches to which we we're so surprised on hearing of it after all the ceremony had finished, and he still carried on as to not cause any fuss. We still can not thank all the staff, including housekeeping enough for all the hard work and effort they put into making our day so special. Throughly recommend the Belstead Brook as a wedding venue. They could not have done enough for us.

We had our wedding at the Belstead and it was amazing. Perfect settting, the staff were brilliant and attended to everything. Vicki, Angela and their team did a really good job of organising and making everything run smoothly throughout the day, we can't thank them enough. The food was delicious and the buffet breakfast the next day was spot on. Drinks and pub grub was also reasonably priced and tasty. Jacuzzi / Steam Room and Pool were lovely and much needed after the wedding. Overall had a perfect wedding at a reasonable price! Highly recommended and will visit again soon. Thank you!

I have never visited a venue where the staff are so committed and caring and totally focussed on making a couples wedding day everything they want it to be. My favourite venue by a mile. Vicki is so lovely

The guys and girls at the Belstead Brook are amazing! They made our day the most amazing and special day, whatever we wanted or needed they were there and done it with no problems at all. And the venue itself is absolutely beautiful. X

We are so glad to have had our wedding held at Belstead Brook, the layout was beautiful the team were ever so helpful. Even with the changes on the day and with the assistance my father required due to the operation he had prior to wedding. I couldnt of faulted the team. They went above and beyond. The made me and my husband feel on top of the world, had the best time. Would highly reccomend. Our wedding and stay was beautiful.

Great place and great staff

My son and his wife got married at the Belstead Brook last September. Vicky and her team where fantastic nothing was too much trouble. We all had a a fantastic day.

I love everybody at Belstead Brook Hotel - they work so hard but I have to say, it's easy work - they have it nailed in respect of working with all involved to make sure the bride and groom have the most perfect day. The run like clockwork. I'm a supplier and it's always such a joy to work with such a great bunch of people. 100% from me!

Excellent customer service, nothing is too much for them. Especially the wedding team! They all Really look after their customers who have such things like Alzheimer's etc and are going through training to be able to communicate better so they know how to handle such delicate situations if they arose. I can't praise them enough!

Very welcoming and accommodating. Their special touch makes all the difference.

We have our wedding booked here and the team are amazing they couldn't be more helpful, I have no worries and know that my day will be amazing because of the hard work Vicki and her team put in now

Amazing!!!! I'm super organised (controlling) so I thought I would struggle letting Vicki and the team take the reins so I could enjoy my wedding day...... this wasn't the case! They were absolutely fantastic and as a result we had the best day and I was able to relax and enjoy the whole thing! Vicky (and Darrell) were especially attentive and took care of everything perfectly - I couldn't have asked for more

Had my wedding here June 2016. Was amazing and cannot fault the team or the venue. It was a day to remember thanks to the Belstead Brook hotel!

We had our wedding at the Belstead Brook on Friday 22nd July 2016 and we can't thank Vicki and all of the lovely staff enough. Our day was just perfect and we couldn't have wished for anything more. All of the staff are very helpful and it was so lovely having Vicki there on our special day as she had held all of our meetings during the planning stages. She really is amazing, as is her husband Darrell and all of the other staff members who work so hard ensuring everything was perfect. Thank you doesn't nearly seem enough, and if we could do it all again we definitely would...we didn't want the day to end! Thanks again, we will definitely be back. With love, Mr & Mrs Watkins xxx

A Stunning Venue, Wonderful Staff - could not have asked for a better day. From the moment we visited to the day we got married nothing was to much trouble ! Hotel has lots of rooms for guests to stay and make a few days of it and has beautiful grounds! Vicky the wedding coordinator was so helpful and had great contacts to help us plan our day! Thank you Belstead Brook team for making our day so special ! xx

Vicky and Angela are fantastic at what they do!! They are always there when I need them and nothing is too much trouble for them. I am Getting married next month and I put my full trust in them and I know that the day will be perfect. Good luck ladies!!! You definitely deserve to win xx

I am a groom to be and having mine and my fiancées wedding at the belstead brook hotel in Ipswich next month both ceromony and reception and so far I couldn't have but made the best decision to be getting married here!! Vicky and Angela are such a fantastic team and from day one have been absolutely 100% superb with helping us with our wedding from organisation to ideas to just any general guidance and support that we have gone to them for! You can tell it's so second hand to them both and they fulfil the job role perfectly not only do they get on together so brilliant as friends but also so professionally to bring couples like myself and my pelartner the best happiness for the ultimate best wedding we could be wishing for!! I honestly couldn't rate these guys enough for such a high quality service and I really do recommend both Vicky and anglea to all couples out there wishing to get married alongside such helpful and lovely wedding planners!!! Wish you both all the best you so deserve this award and so much more!

This is a beautiful wedding venue, also a grand hotel with great facilities, I've been there for pleasure and wirk and all aspects are great.

I got married at the belsread brook hotel last October and had the most fantastic day! After having to cancel our original date due to the groom falling seriously ill. I can honestly say Vicky and her team were absolutely wonderful and made a horeiable situation so much better! The service you receive at the brook is like a family unit. No request is too big or too small everyone is on hand to help with all your needs. After rescheduling our wedding from August to October we were worried we wouldn't enjoy the day as much as we would be restricted as to if we could use the brooks beautiful gardens. But the day flowed perfectly and can honestly say this Venue is a beautiful place for a wedding all year round. All of my guests had such amazing time and this is credit to Vicky and her team! They know how to make sure your wedding is perfect!! From setting up the room to settling nerves before the main event if I had to do it all over again there would be no place I'd rather do it!

We had our wedding at the Belstead Brook Hotel on 14th October 2016 and would HIGHLY recommend them. Vicki and her team were absolutely fantastic from the moment I arrived.... I was quite cross and frustrated that my bouquet was falling apart, but Vicki took the bouquet and secured the flowers which was only the beginning of a very, very attentive service from Vicki and her team throughout the whole day. You will have a fabulous day if you book here.

We had our wedding at Belstead Brook Hotel 2 years ago and it was just perfect. From the minute we walked into the hotel to have a look around we knew we had found the venue for us. Vicki the wedding manager was on hand during the 18 months prior to the wedding for any questions we had and she would always say yes of course we can - this made the planning of our day so easy and stress free. Vicki was there for us on the day from the minute we arrived and until we went to bed. Her and her team were fantastic, always there but not in your face. Knowing Vicki was there on the day made us relax as we knew that everything we discussed would be carried through. The evening entertainment was the hotels disco Flame Entertainments who again were spot on all night with the music meaning the dance floor was full all night. We also used ExtravOrganza for the chair covers which really finished the theme of the wedding. I would highly recommend Vicki and the Belstead Brook for weddings and have recommended them to some recently engaged friends. Thank you Belstead Brook xx

Our wedding Day was amazing; everything we had hoped for and more thanks to the team at Belstead Brook Hotel, led by the most personable wedding co-ordinated who was with us every step of the way from early planning and into our honeymoon. The location is stunning and catered for our every need and comes highly recommended.

I had my whole wedding at this beautiful hotel. From booking, the day itself and beyond the staff were just amazing! My wedding day was all I could of dreamed of. The staff made sure my day ran smoothly and completely stress free. The hotel itself is so lovely and the gardens are the perfect backdrop for photos. The wedding breakfast and evening buffet was amazing too and had so many compliments. As for the in house disco, the dance floor was full all night. The hotels wedding organiser will go the extra mile to meet your requests and make your day just perfect. I literally can't say a bad thing. If you want a wedding with a personal touch I highly recommend the Belstead Brook.

My husband and I had the most wonderful wedding at the belstead brook, nothing was to much trouble for the staff and our day ran seamlessly, would recommend this venue to all future brides and grooms.

We got married 3 years ago and can't fault the belstead team, amazing from start to finish. We had an amazing day many of our guests commented on our set up and venue. Vicki was with us all he way, happy to adapt our buffet menu. We've visited the venue to celebrate anniversaries an special occasions. Awesome team.

From the movement we arrived at Belstead we knew this was the venue for our special day. We met with Vicki who showed us around and felt at ease with her straight away. She was so passionate about the hotel and her job we knew she would ensure our day would be just how we would want it. In the lead up to the day she was on hand to answer any questions we had and the day before when we dropped our bits off she took it of us telling us she would sort it out and to go and relax ready for the wedding day. The wedding day it's self was more than we had wished for. The Willow Suite was set how we wanted it, the flowers, favours etc were all set up as discussed. Vicki and her team were so professional you didn't really know they were there. Smooth and efficient the whole day. The little extras of the toastmaster was great, their inhouse DJ (The Wedding DJ's) was fantastic during the night the dance floor was full all night - we certainly had the party we were looking for celebrating our day with all our family and friends. We will always hold a special place in our hearts for Belstead Brook and will be returning to celebrate our 1st anniversary later this year. Thank you Vicki and the team xx

What can I say from the moment we booked our wedding in Jan 16 till our day on 9/6/17 Vicki and her team have been nothing less than brilliant.. nothing was too much trouble or not achievable... they took care of everything so that myself , my new husband and our families could just relax and enjoy our day.. not a single compliant from ourselves or any of our guests .the willow suite looked as magical as we had imagined ... food was delicious and our suite was perfect . we're planning to return for our first wedding anniversary xx

We got got married at the Belstead Brook hotel in May 2016. Vicki and her team were just amazing from start to finish. We had the most amazing day from the stunningly set up room to the perfect grounds.

I got married 7th August 2014. Vicki and her team were amazing and with us every step of the way. The venue was stunning. When you get married it's every girls dream to have the fairy tale wedding and at Belstead Brook hotel I had just that. over our 2 years of planning I was at ease knowing Vicki was on speed dial to answer my questions give advice and to steady my nerve, she was even there to wish me luck as I was about to walk down the isle. Fantastic venue and amazing staff.

I had my entire wedding here in October 2014. It is such an amazing place, the hotel itself is gorgeous! The grounds around it are amazing for photographs, and the saff are so welcoming and helpful! My bridal suite was amazing plenty of room any lovely decor! I would definitely recommend this venue! The price was reasonable, the food was amazing, all of my guests commented on how tasty it was.

The belstead brook is a lovely venue we had our wedding there 8 years ago and had a lovely day. The staff are amazing. I would definitely recommend.

When me and my husband got married in 2012 we couldn't of been happier. The belstead brook is a beautiful hotel inside and out, the gardens are lovely; a real selling point for this venue. Although when you book a venue you general look at the materialistic things and quality of food the hotel has to offer. At the belstead brook the wedding organiser were very helpful, nothing was to much trouble, to the point that then ordered in my husbands very beer which that had not previously stocked. This really brought the wow factor to this hotel and we knew this was the right choice. On the day of the wedding every run very smoothly and Vicky our wedding planner was there every step of the way making sure everything was to our liking. In the evening for us was a really busy time and had not even had a chance to see the buffet and certainly had no time to eat, I remember Vicky asking if I would like her to make me a plate up and send it up to our room so we could eat lately! We had a fantastic wedding and it was due to the help with everyone working well as a time at the belstead brook they really are a great wedding venue for anyone looking to book an up street wedding without the price tag. My husband and I would highly recommend this wedding venue and hotel.

Vicki's help in planning our vow renewal was key to it's success. Her knowledge is unrivalled and even 3 years later, I still remember the day so fondly because no detail was missed. We had exactly what we wanted, the right atmosphere and throughout the day, Vicki ensured that everything ran smoothly. Highly recommend!

We are getting married at the Belstead Brook on 14/07/18. Vicki and her team have been so helpful so far with our plans/arrangements. Nothing is ever too much trouble, even when I asked to see how my centrepieces would look on a set up table! I was invited in when they had set up for a party and I was aloud to try them. I was one happy bride to be. We are really looking forward to our 6 month meeting to go through everything in even more detail. Can't wait to get married at the Belstead Brook next year. It's such a lovely venue with great staff.

Customer Service Finalist 2018

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Belstead Brook Hotel

Belstead Road, Belstead Brook, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 9HB

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