Your day

Wilderness Reserve is quite unlike other countryside wedding venues.

All too often rules restrict what you may and may not do, move and decorate. Here, almost anything is possible. We have accommodated the wild whims of A-list celebrities and we are here to support your vision of a unique Wilderness wedding.

Below, you’ll find inspiring ideas to help you design a unique Wilderness Reserve experience, whether opting for a bespoke affair or one of our meticulously assembled packages. Please ask Tom, via our ‘Chat now’ function, for further information.



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Bespoke weddings at Wilderness Reserve


We understand that to create and curate a one-of-a-kind experience you require an unusual wedding venue whose approach to planning is both astute and flexible.

Honor, our in-house wedding planner, has a little black book that lists trusted suppliers who have earned their spot not only by providing extraordinary service, but reacting with enthusiasm to the most particular wedding reception ideas.

We have obliged brides who insist on laser clay-pigeon shooting before settling down to their woodland wedding breakfast. We have provided flip flops for her bridesmaids, lest their high heels be caught in the grass.

We have seen Sibton Park – a listed Georgian manor house, no less – covered entirely in biodegradable balloons. We have moved settees out onto the drive in order that couples have a more comfortable view of the estate as they sip fizz and welcome arriving guests.

Other requests for those insistent on a unique wedding venue in Suffolk have been more subtle: brighter light bulbs, redder wine and less fragrant soap, “If you don’t mind?” Not at all.

“We had something fun for guests to do at all hours of the day, depending on their mood, jet lag or hangover."

Wilderness wedding packages


To complement our promise of a one-off experience at this unique wedding venue in Suffolk we’ve assembled a succinct number of flexible wedding packages.

Created to satisfy perfectionists, our wedding packages include options covering the duration of your stay, the wedding catering from our esteemed Estate Kitchen, floristry, guest accommodation and a number of activities, both in and outdoors.

The benefit of choosing one of our wedding packages is simple: stress. Or rather the complete lack of it. Our packages comprise a harmonious curation of local suppliers and activities – spa treatments included – to make best use of our unique wedding venue in Suffolk.

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Wilderness wedding packages

At the top of the hill on Chapel Barn estate, is our show-stopping Moat Cottage. As the name suggests, it is surrounded by a tranquil body of water that seems to amplify the comfort of privacy and one's connection with nature. Indeed, the sunsets here are among our finest. Moat Cottage sleeps 12 people.
Take the two-person rowboat out for a romantic spin around the moat, while others busy themselves with a bottle of fizz in the boathouse's hot tub. Indoors, Moat Cottage's convivial dining space is made all the more inviting by its retractable glass-and-steel doors. We see an Instagrammable soirée unfolding for the groomsmen and their partners.

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Remuneration for your guests’ accommodation


Discussing money with your guests isn’t always entirely becoming, though we understand that a little extra help with your wedding budget can be of benefit. Our discreet payment service may be configured in order that guests’ accommodation payments be subtracted from your final installment. Please ask Tom, via our 'Chat now' function, for further information.

Real weddings at Wilderness Reserve

Katie & George had exclusive use of Sibton Park Estate


“We had clay-pigeon shooting, a natural-wine tasting, a Champagne wall, yoga in the field surrounded by sheep and cows – and a flower-arranging class. They even built a hidden tipi village for the kids and turned Sibton Park’s cellar into an after-hours karaoke room. We wanted to give our guests a real English countryside wedding experience, but with a fun twist.”

Katie & George had exclusive use of Wilderness Reserve


“We had clay-pigeon shooting, a natural-wine tasting, a Champagne wall, yoga in the field surrounded by sheep and cows – and a flower-arranging class. They even built a hidden tipi village for the kids and turned Sibton Park’s cellar into an after-hours karaoke room. We wanted to give our guests a real English countryside wedding experience, but with a fun twist.”

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Tom & Holly had exclusive use of Wilderness Reserve


“For the wedding reception catering we decided to set up outside the Orangery wedding venue. It was all very rustic. There was no seating plan or a top table. What I remember the most were the wooden platters filled with delicious local cheeses and charcuterie. We didn’t realise quite how good Suffolk’s produce was."

Lauren & Max had exclusive use of Wilderness Reserve


“On the Sunday we all ended up around the sunken pool on Sibton Park Estate, with live music performed by acoustic artists. There were fruit platters, rosé and champagne. We had 80 of our family members with us. It was a few hours of complete and utter bliss. It happened very organically. There wasn’t a plan, the plan was not to have a plan.”

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Lauren & Max had exclusive use of Wilderness Reserve


“On the Sunday we all ended up around the sunken pool on Sibton Park estate, with live music performed by acoustic artists. There were fruit platters, rosé and champagne. We had 80 of our family members with us. It was a few hours of complete and utter bliss. It happened very organically. There wasn’t a plan, the plan was not to have a plan.”

Emily & Tom had exclusive use of Chapel Barn Estate


“Being able to host around 100 people on site for the full weekend produced an almost village-like atmosphere – that's definitely something we enjoyed. People were able to pop out of their farmhouse, walk through the fields and drop into someone else’s cottage. There they’d all have breakfast together, or, more likely, be in the various stages of tucking into a bottle of bubbly.”