The Location | Kentwell Hall

The Location

Kentwell is in a secluded and peaceful location just on the edge of the picturesque village of Long Melford noted for its numerous pubs and antique shops!

Long Melford is in a historic area of Suffolk that grew rich in the wool trade and is still blessed with numerous timber-framed traditional villages all in close proximity. We are under an hour from Cambridge, about 20 minutes from the Cathedral city of Bury St Edmunds and just 7 minutes from the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, Sudbury, which can be reached from London by train in just 1 hour 20 minutes.


Holy Trinity Church was built by the Clopton family who built Kentwell and is just at the bottom of our avenue. It is one of the finest churches in England. You can see the church over our parkland. This offers the possibility of walking back from the church (although be warned our avenue is almost 1 mile long) or coming back via horse and cart.

Accommodation nearby

There are numerous hotels and B&Bs in the village and in the locality, including some very special places. We can supply a list of places we recommend.

  • Weddings at Kentwell
    Weddings at Kentwell - the perfect place for your perfect day
  • Reception in Walled Garden
  • Ceremony in Great Hall
  • Drinks in courtyard of the house
  • Wedding reception in the Overcroft
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