Coast & Country
Easton Grange is located in a beautiful part of East Suffolk, famous for its Heritage Coast, open countryside, relaxed pace of life and great food. The area is hugely popular for walking, cycling and boat trips.
Although we are situated in the Suffolk countryside, we are a great base from which to explore the best of what Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex has to offer. From the delightful cities of Norwich and Cambridge to the picturesque seaside towns including Southwold and Aldburgh.
So whether your guest have some time to visit the area or you and your partner want to do some exploring before or after your big day, there is plenty to see and do.
Snape Maltings & the Alde Estary
Snape Maltings lies about 20 minutes from Easton Grange on the way to the coast. Home to the famous Snape Maltings Concert Hall and the Aldeburgh Festival of music (held annually in June, the Festival was started by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears).
Snape Maltings is also home to the Aldeburgh Festival of Food & Drink, which is held at the end of September each year and hosts a monthly Farmers' market.
Spend a lazy afternoon browsing the shops and galleries or take a wildlife walk along the Alde estuary. In summertime, boat trips run from Snape to the village of Iken. If you get peckish, there's the award-winning Café 1885, the Granary teashop or the Plough & Sail pub. For further information visit the Snape Maltings website or call 01728 688303.
We’re surrounded by fabulous places to eat and drink and our favourite is The White Horse Easton. It’s a beautiful, historic, 16th century, family friendly pub two minutes’ drive from Easton Grange.
Whether you’d like a family supper in their private dining room the night before your wedding, an ushers’ breakfast the morning of your wedding or a celebration lunch the day after, there will be a warm welcome, great service and fantastic food. For reservations call them directly on 01728 746456.
Jimmy's Farm is a fantastic destination for foodies and families alike. This working pig farm now also plays host to a Wildlife Park with children's play area, Butterfly house and den-building area in our ancient woodland. Open daily for morning and afternoon teas and lunches, the menu at the Restaurant serves fresh, hearty meals with ingredients directly from the Farm's doorstep and local producers.
On site are a number of shops including Joules, Clarke's of Walsham country store, Wild Raspberry Art Den, Traditional Sweet Shop and For All Seasons Gift Shop. The Butchery and Farm Shop stock fresh local produce as well as the Farm's own rare-breed, free-range meat including our world famous sausages!
Easton Farm Park
Easton Farm Park is set in an idyllic part of the village of Easton and is a 2 minute drive from Easton Grange. Easton Farm Park is a great day out for all of the family. It offers a unique mix of interactive farm fun within a set of listed historic buildings and countryside.
There’s loads of activities whatever the weather, a fantastic playground, there are pony and cart rides, a barrel bug ride, meet the animals and hug a bunny….. and after all of the excitement enjoy some delicious food and drinks in the Barmy Barn Café. The Farm Park holds festivals throughout the year from music to Open Farm Days and Fun Festivals.
Easton Farm Park has 2 beautiful holiday cottages and a caravan site within the grounds of the Farm Park. Many wedding guests have extended their stay either in the cottages or the caravan site and have had a lovely time.
Woodbridge is a beautiful riverside town full of things to see and do and it’s only 15 minutes’ drive from Easton Grange. Here you can enjoy the atmosphere of a busy market town - Woodbridge is simply a wonderful place to be; charming shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes are found all over the town, offset by picture-perfect architecture. Shoppers will love Woodbridge’s quirky outdoor markets, which are packed with vintage traders and gorgeous finds, and foodies should make sure to visit the Woodbridge Shuck, an annual festival of delicious seafood.
With a history of boat building, that dates back to the Middle Ages, Woodbridge has for centuries been shaped by its position on the River Deben. Boating, canoeing, and walks along the river into the Suffolk Coast & Heaths are all great ways to experience a slice of riverside life in Woodbridge. Along with the historic 800 year old water mill Woodbridge is not short of historical sites, just across the river is Rendlesham Forest, location of the infamous Rendlesham UFO Incident of 1980, and Sutton Hoo, the site of a 7th century ship burial.
There’s loads to see in do in Woodbridge and the surrounding countryside, it’s well worth a visit.
Framlingham Castle is a magnificent 12th century fortress with a long and colourful past. From the Wall Walk there are spectacular views of Framlingham mere and the surrounding countryside.
For further information visit the English Heritage website or call 01728 724922.
RSPB Minsmere Reserve
The RSPB's Reserve at Minsmere is renowned for its diverse habitat and the wide range of species it attracts.
The Reserve is a great location watching birds or for walking, and has a Discovery Centre and Wild Zone for families, a visitor centre, shop and café.
For further information visit the RSPB website or call 01728 648281.
"Upon our first visit to Easton Grange we were blown away by how beautiful it is. The river and landscape surrounding the venue gave it a wonderful feeling of privacy. We had the most incredible day, it was everything we had hoped for and more. The food and particularly the staff exceeded all of our expectations. Our friends and family were praising how stunning the venue is and how helpful and friendly the staff are"