We'll be honest: putting together a list of the most beautiful bridal suites in Norfolk was no easy task. That's because there are some seriously magical places to spend your first night as newlyweds without having to travel more than 15 miles from our very own Thursford Garden Pavilion. But as tricky as it was, we were committed to bringing you the very best guide, selecting each suite based on the quality of everything it offers, from the décor to the views, the vibe to the comfort.
Some of these pinch-yourself places are part of wedding venues that require you to shout the words “I do!” there in order to book their bridal suite while most of them are found in hotels, making them available for anyone to enjoy. So whether you’re looking for someone to spend your first night of married life or you’re simply looking for somewhere to make a romantic break extra special, this list will make you blush. From historic splendour to contemporary glamour, coastal wonders to self-catered luxury, there's a suite for you in this blog.
Sitting on the iconic coast road of North Norfolk, halfway between Holkham Hall and the pine-belted beach, you’ll discover The Victoria Inn; a hidden gem full of blissful romance, making it the perfect place to spend your first night as a married couple. But the real piece de resistance is the Bridal Suite that overlooks the coastline. Secluded and romantic, simple yet unique, this room mixes neutral furniture with pops of colour that will have you starting your happy ever after in a paradise that’s pin-droppingly quiet, as you watch the sun stream in through the almost-floor-to-ceiling windows every sunset.
Barely a confetti throw from the Thursford Garden Pavilion is our very own Holly Lodge; a stunning period property that dates back as far as the 13th Century. Impossibly charming, utterly magical and bursting with tradition, from the beautiful interiors to the fruit orchards outside, this country retreat boasts one of the most beautiful bridal suites you could ever imagine, three more rooms in the main house, and a wonderfully converted stable block that can sleeps up to 12 guests. From the original features that have been uncovered to the flagstone floors that have been revealed, to the original beams and inglenook fireplace that we've brought back to life, get ready to feel a million-dollars as you flop onto the bed at the end of the best day of your life.
Welcome to the higgledy-piggledy world of Byfords, a charm-packed escape in the heart of Holt with sixteen posh B&B ensuite rooms and a self-catering apartment that will make your first night together as dreamy as they come. Dating as far back ast the 15th-century, this is a place full of exposed brickwork and local flint, original fireplaces, old beams and sash windows, dark wooden floors, leather wingback chairs and sober colours. As for our favourite pick of them all, Room No.3 is truly special with its views down the cobbled streets of this Georgian Market Town, walk-in shower and relaxing sunken bath.
For those hoping to escape somewhere that’s completely theirs, whether it be a cosy cottage or luxury retreat, there’s only one place to explore on the North Norfolk coast and that is barefoot Retreats. From beachside boltholes to endless country manors, romantic villas to their very own (and oh-so-unique) hotel, get ready to be treated like kings and queens as you spend your first night in unrivalled opulence, with the finest restaurants and dreamiest stretches of coast on your doorstep. Welcome to the wonderful world of Barefoot Retreats.
Morston Hall is a rarity. An intimate country house hotel with views looking out across the saltmarshes of Morston and Blakeney that dates all the way back to the 17th century. But while they don’t have a dedicated Bridal Suite, per se, the piece de resistance are still the decadent rooms that embrace the wild coastal life. Boasting 13 individually decorated boutique guest rooms, where each is different, you can choose from a charming country house style bedroom to a spacious open-plan pavilion garden room. Whichever you fall for most, though, Morston Hall promises to be the peaceful escape of your dreams.
Occupying one of the most enviable and dreamiest positions anywhere on the North Norfolk coast, the Blakeney Hotel sits right on the quayside, giving you a truly unrivalled panoramic view across the saltmarshes, from the changing tide right below you, all the way out to the iconic Blakeney point. Perfect for the wild at heart, try and secure a room with a roof terrace or balcony, where you’ll feel as though you are literally floating above the tranquil estuary below, before retiring back inside to your contemporary country house room complete with chic fabrics, cool colours, antique furniture, beautiful bathrooms and, like we said, the most soul-stirring views.
There are plenty of boutique hotels in Norfolk to spend your first night as a married couple, but few have the understated luxury feel of The Harper in Langham. Think warm oak floors, original artwork adorning the walls and all the extras to have you living your best life. Negronis in the fridge, a steam room downstairs, as well as a sauna, jacuzzi and a truly magnificent pool too. But the rooms are what make this hotel so magical, especially the Biggest+. They’re the rooms with a four-poster bed and super-king, a spacious place to lounge and a west-facing Juliet balcony that will make your evening sundowners the best you’ve ever experienced. This really is one of our favourite places in North Norfolk.
Choosing the perfect place to spend the first night of the rest of your lives is almost impossible, but no one could argue with you for disappearing off to The Gunton Arms because you’ve never experienced anywhere quite like this before. Hidden in the middle of a thousand-acre deer park, this countryside inn is part-pub and part-art gallery, where the walls are lined with everything from risqué Emin plates to neon signs to big-hitting art, while the bedrooms have played host to royalty. To kings and their lovers. Each designed by Robert Kime and boasting views over Gunton Park, you’ll find bathrooms full of marble originally found in Alexandria, while the Barn House Suites have an even more secluded feel. The choice is yours.