A beautiful place to celebrate
the key moments in life

We are Alice and John Pawsey and we think our farm is particularly beautiful so naturally we love sharing it with visitors.  Our stunning and environmentally gentle barn nestles in the heart of the farm yard and is the perfect place for a boutique, distinctive  and simply unique celebrations.


I am sure you have Questions?


Why should I have my wedding, birthday celebration or event
on an organic farm?

We offer you a charming space in a beautiful place to make your wedding a truly unique and authentic experience. Our farm policy is to tread environmentally lightly where we can. The barn is beautifully lit with low energy fittings and  entirely heated by renewable fuels.


Where are we?

In the middle of Suffolk – 50 mins from Cambridge, 1 hour 30 mins from London with  good road and rail links from Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds


Can I get married here ?

We have no wedding license so the legal bits have to be done at Church or in the registrary office.  However, all the partying or any personalized ceremony can be done here.

How many people can I have?

You can seat  from 10 up to 80 for your wedding breakfast.  You could have up to 100 if you want extra evening guests in the evening not sitting down.


What comes with the barn?

The barn is hired as a well appointed and toasty warm   “blank canvas” for you to hand make your own perfect memories.  You may have special ideas of a look that want to rent in, but should you want to use them, we have plenty of Vintage style trestle tables and  chairs,  as well as a bar and some glorious indoor trees you are welcome to use. We also think it is nice to have a fire bowl blazing outside  with benches round for those who want to chat which we will happily supply if you want it.


How can I arrange the barn?

As well as the cloakroom corridor, there is a foyer area (perfect for drinks)  a mezzanine (perfect for a “chill out” area  or for those with small children to retreat to)  as well as the main barn which is magnificent for dining and dancing.  You can arrange the tables as a long banquet, a herringbone feast or traditional wedding circles. We can help you if you are not already sure.


Can I have a pre-wedding photo shoot at Shimpling Park Farm?

Yes, the gardens and farm are very photogenic – you are welcome to use them for the bride and bride groom pictures before the big day


Can you help me find places to stay locally?

Yes there are plenty of places we have list of.


Can you help find caterers, florists, musicians, taxi etc.?

There are some very talented like minded people around. We do not have any  fixed suppliers but are very happy to give you the contact details of those who we know will make your event go perfectly.



Every event  is exceptional so when you have any questions please  ask


Come and share the beauty of Shimpling Park Farm

We have a stunning ancient woodland. We have beautiful ponds.  We have an enclosed new orchard and romantic remote meadows.  We have many photogenic spots to take photos of, or to have your photos taken in.


We have a stunning heated barn at the center of the farm with all the modern facilities you need to learn, rest and play!  The main purpose of the barn is to allow all visitors a year-round and weather poof visit.  The by-product is an extremely beautiful place to think, create, converse, celebrate, make music and be productive away from the office, school or hotel meeting room.


If you are interested in using our farm and beautiful surroundings, get in touch and talk to us about your ideas.

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