Gunthorpe Hall – the perfect big country house to hire in Norfolk.











Big House to hire in Norfolk

We are extremely proud to market Gunthorpe Hall, a private country house set in a beautiful hamlet, close to the Georgian market town of Holt and the North Norfolk coast. The Hall is the most perfect unique wedding venue, or big house to hire in Norfolk.

Gunthorpe Hall, Wing House and Grooms Flat, provide a total of up to 49  guests, a unique opportunity to enjoy a Georgian country house with friends and family.  Imagine welcoming your party to this magnificent house for a traditional country house weekend, or the most amazing private wedding venue in Norfolk

Gunthorpe Hall was, in part, designed by Sir John Soane and it has been restored to a private home.  The rooms all retain their original scale and the magnificent principal rooms are stunning. From the light filled Drawing Room to the Library/Billiard room housing a full sized billiard table, through to the richly paneled dining room, that just lends itself to feasting and merriment.

The Hall is situated in Gunthorpe a hamlet near Holt and close to the North Norfolk coast. Privately owned since the early 1970s the owners have worked their magic, and the Hall is now testament to their passion and commitment to provide something really special for people to enjoy.

Wedding Venue in Norfolk

If you are planning a wedding, the only limitation is your imagination. . The team here are open minded and are experts in making things happen.  So if you want to get married in a wigwam, have a Harry Potter themed wedding, marry by the lake, they can help you make your dreams come true.

The gardens are perfect for outdoors weddings and the beautiful oak hallway, with it’s famous sweeping staircase, are perfect for wafting down in your wedding dress!  Imagine walking down these to greet your guests.

Flowers can be provided as extravagantly or minimalist as you require.

Your guests will feel truly relaxed here, the Hall will be your home from home whilst you are there.  This really is a unique wedding venue in Norfolk.

Your Home

When you rent Gunthorpe Hall you are encouraged to use it as your home from home.  Bring your dressing gown and slippers, scurry from room to room visiting your friends and family, enjoy time being altogether under the same roof.   Cook together in the magnificent kitchen, eat together in the dining room, shut the shutters and evoke times gone by with conversation, games and good times.  Sit round the roaring fire in the drawing room, play cards, talk to each other and enjoy the company, overlooking the wonderful formal grounds.  

Go fishing, take yourself off to the private lake and just sit and stare, or if you are brave enough go for a wild swim.  Watch the bird life, you may catch sight of a king fisher if you are lucky.  Visit the lambs and sheep.  Find yourself a sunny peaceful spot in the garden and read that book you have been meaning to read for ever. Play the garden games with your children, cricket, croquet and boules.  Connect, restore and recharge.

The Hall is warm, yes even in wintertime! Imagine Christmas or New Year here with your family and friends.  And in the summer lazy days are spent in the gardens making Swallows and Amazons memories to cherish forever. If you are looking to hire a big house in Norfolk, this is your chance.


Prices range from £3000 to £6500

So on full occupancy all this can be enjoyed from around just £85 PP.  Even in the high season for 36 guests the price is around £180 PP

For  a smaller group of 18 guests low season will roughly be £166 PP and high season £360 PP

Even smaller groups of 10 the cost for a weekend will be £300 PP low season or £600 PP high season

Prices on application for larger events and weddings.


Hen parties, Stag weekends, Weddings, special birthday parties, reunions or just a fabulous family gathering can all be enjoyed here at Gunthorpe Hall.  

Smaller groups can be catered for in Wing House, the Georgian wing of the Hall.  This beautiful space sleeps up to 11 guests.  You will still be able to enjoy all the gardens, fishing lake and walks.

Couple can rent Grooms Cottage, a bijou cottage in the stable block, complete with clock tower.

Corporate events can be catered for, team building or black tie dinners.  Again please call us to discuss.

The team at the Hall can either cater for you or you can self cater in the well equipped kitchen.  They are experts in catering for your black tie event, wedding or a simple finger buffet for friends.  All this can be discussed.

If you are looking for a unique and private wedding venue in Norfolk please call for more details 


The team at Gunthorpe Hall can cater for your event, whether it is a full scale wedding for up to 66 guests for a sit down meal or 100 for a buffet or 170 in a marquee.  For  hen/stag/reunion parties they can also provide all the catering.

The Grounds

The gardens at the Hall are a delight and you can wander freely over the estate, taking in the fabulous walled kitchen garden, where all the vegetables and fruit for the house are grown.  The fishing lake is well stocked and guests can take themselves off for hours of peaceful fishing.  Garden games can be provided for entertaining little ones (and grown ups!).

If you are looking for a large house to rent in Norfolk for your event, please do give us a call to discuss your requirements.  Clay pigeon shooting, fishing, treasure hunts are just a few of the outdoor activities that can be arranged.  The Hall has a private fishing lake to which guests can have full access to.

So if you are looking to hire a big house in Norfolk, we hope we have given you a flavour of the Hall, but please do get in touch, there is so much more we can tell you!

Guide Pricing

The Hall – 36 Guests

Please do call for prices as theses are just a guide.  There may be special offers.

Wing House – 11 guests