We have fifteen round solid oak tables each accommodating up to ten guests although we recommend seating eight or nine to a table where possible to allow for more comfort. Each table is 190cm in diameter and 80cm tall. We have a further three rectangular solid oak tables suitable for seating three (or four by extending with a leaf) along each side to create a straight top table. Two smaller rectangular tables are available for gifts, displaying the cake or for a 'sweetheart' Top Table for just the two of you.

Wheeled oak screens can be used to segregate different areas of the barn or to provide a balanced back drop.
We love to see the oak tables used in their natural beauty and we have oak place mats to compliment them and protect them from hot dishes. If you prefer to cover them we have white or cream table linen available and matching napkins. Two sets of china are available, either white china by Denby or Denby's Monsoon range which is cream with gold detailing.
We hold a list of recommended accommodation that we would love to share with you as hopefully we can guide you as to the most local and the quality of the facilities. Please contact us for more details.

For large group bookings we would recommend Premier Inn at Broadlands Business Park, Norwich or Travelodge in Acle.

Please call Our Hire on 01493 752 223 if you require taxi transfers to Southwood Hall.
Each November we host the Southwood Showcase when we invite all those who have an event booked with us to an evening which sees local suppliers, carefully selected according to our very exacting standards, invited to showcase their services at the Barn.

Importantly, we have found that this gives our couples the opportunity to experience the atmosphere created when the barn is filled with guests; to sample the service and catering standards offered and to chat to Chef about their big day. It is also a chance for couples to have a chat with their coordinator about how they see elements around them coming together for their wedding day and to boogie to the sounds of the in-house DJ and band!

It is an occasion for us to show you what we do best, hosting fabulous events!
Please see the accommodation pages for more details regarding our three self-catered on-site properties.

Check-in is available from 5pm on arrival day, check-out is by 11am on your day of departure.

All properties include linens, complimentary toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities as well as cleaning equipment, a hairdryer in each bedroom and an iron with ironing board. A television showing terrestrial channels is available in each lounge and bedroom.

If you would like to add catering provided by our chefs, towels, linen changes or cleaning services from the housekeeping team at additional charge please call our team on 01493 700244 to make the necessary arrangements.

Southwood Hall, Southwood, Norwich, NR13 3LR

From the West

Follow the A47 from Norwich towards Great Yarmouth. Between Brundall and Acle the dual carriageway will briefly reduce to single carriageway and then re-open to dual. As it widens keep in the right hand lane and prepare to turn right across the oncoming dual carriageway, signposted B1140 Beighton Cantley. Take the first left turn onto Cox Hill Road and follow the road through the village of Beighton. As the houses cease take the left hand turn onto Southwood Road. Continue along Southwood Road until you reach a set of crossroads where you must give way. Proceed straight over the junction. Pass the family farm and the private residence at Southwood Hall before turning right into the car park at Coronation Barn.

From the East

Follow the A47 from Great Yarmouth towards Norwich. After 5 miles, just after you enter a 50mph area, turn left (opposite the restaurant) towards Halvergate. Follow this very bumpy road as it winds its way through the village of Halvergate but as you leave the village be sure to keep on this road when it bears right round a sharp bend onto Freethorpe Road rather than proceeding straight towards Reedham. On reaching Freethorpe at the T junction turn right onto Reedham Road before taking the first left onto Porters Road. At the crossroads turn left. Pass the family farm and the private residence at Southwood Hall before turning right into the car park at Coronation Barn.
We are blessed in Norfolk to have some amazing homegrown talent that are ready to help and support you.

We have listed below the suppliers that we regularly enjoy working with. We don't take our recommendations lightly, they are based on our personal experience of working alongside them and seeing regularly the high standards that they work to. We are confident that these guys will work together as a fantastic team to support you in achieving your vision. Many of them will not be found at wedding shows as their diaries soon become full on the back of personal recommendations, you will however be able to meet them at our annual Southwood Showcase. Our team are always happy to provide honest advice and feedback so please don't hesitate to contact us regarding the services you are thinking of selecting.

Gina Manning Photography
Lightening Photography
James Rouse Photography
Ross Harvey Photography
Tim Stephenson Photography

Thompson Granger Films
Kelly Southby
Mike Savory Wedding Films

Make-Up Artists
Love-Moi Make up
Melissa Abel
Laura Howard Hair & Beauty

Hair Stylists
Flamingo Amy
Laura Howard Hair & Beauty
Tracey Ward

Venue Stylists and equipment hire
Holly Honeywell


Celebration Cakes by Maria
Love Wedding Cakes
Southwood Hall

Bill Downs
Kavolini String Quartet
Lucinder - Harpist For All Occasions
The Joe Ringer Band
The Lovin' Handful
The Testosta Tones

Boothography Photobooths
Four Aces Fun Casino
Sean Goodman at Simply Magic

Peguses Horse and Carriages
Saxon Air (Helicopter)
Silverline Limousines and Wedding Car Hire
Vintage Car and Camper Hire

I do wedding designs

Pet Sitter
Pet Pixie
Southwood Hall is happy to book a disco and DJ for you at additional charge if you would like the assurance of our recommended supplier at a competitive cost. Our house DJ is able to set up his equipment before your event if you prefer and will play until the end of your hire period without additional charge even if that is to 2am.

We have a sectional stage available for your performers which is usually 6m x 2m. If you require a larger area please let us know in advance.

There are three dedicated double sockets available for your disco or band behind the stage area.

As with most venues, we do have a sound limiter within the barn as part of our licensing requirements and to protect the health and safety of our staff and guests. Musicians and performers should be aware that it is set to 110dB and works on a traffic light system to give them ample warning to drop their levels if they are nearing the limit. If they have any questions or would like to arrange a site visit please encourage them to contact us via events@southwoodhall.com.

Your suppliers will need to provide evidence of their Public Liability Insurance and PAT testing of their electrical equipment.

Acoustic performances on the terrace can be accommodated to 10pm. After this time all performances will be from within Coronation Barn out of courtesy to our neighbours.
We recommend that you secure your taxi services in advance of attending an event at Southwood Hall as the most local providers (offering the best rates) are not always able to provide cover at short notice. The most local firm is Our Hire and they have taxis, minibuses and coaches available at preferential rates for Southwood Hall customers. If you require assistance in arranging shuttle services to your guests' chosen hotel please ask your Event Coordinator.

Our Hire - 01493 752 223 yard@ourhire.co.uk
Albies - 01493 331 111 (east coast)
Goldstar - 01603 700 700 (Norwich)
We are excited by the quality of our catering and are happy to put our reputation to it. When your guests leave an event at Southwood Hall they are not to know who produced the food they were offered and this is why, after careful consideration, we are not prepared to risk our reputation in the hands of others so do not allow external catering.
We host a Showcase evening every November, to which all of our booked couples are invited, at which we offer complimentary tastings from a wide selection of the dishes on our menu.

Although we do not open as a restaurant we are able to host private dining experiences for you to visit and sample your preferred menu. Prices start at £100 for a table of four guests. Please contact your Event Coordinator who will be able to make the arrangements for you via events@southwoodhall.com.