The Keeper and the Dell Est. 2011

Ringland Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR8 6JW, United Kingdom

Frolic amongst the fairies in this quaint woodland venue in idyllic Norfolk. 
Say “I do” beneath a marquee in the woodland dell, retire to the 18th century Gamekeeper’s barn for a festive reception, and enjoy the natural beauty of the great outdoors in the camping gardens, complete with fire pits and a little wood cabin.
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Camping / Glamping
Field / Forest / Orchard
Garden
Views
Forest
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Style
Bohemian
Country
Eclectic
Garden Party
Rustic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
LGBT Weddings
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

The Keeper and the Dell is a wonderfully secluded, outdoor wedding venue in Norfolk. A beautiful collective of a traditional canvas marquee in a pretty woodland dell, an eighteenth century Gamekeeper's barn, camping gardens, firepit and a little wood cabin ~ making it the most perfectly romantic of places to host a unique Norfolk wedding. The Keeper and the Dell is nestled below the trees of a woodland estate, in private grounds where you can happily enjoy your celebration with your close friends & family, just the way you always dreamed.​​​

Bookings are made with exclusive use over a weekend, for up to 100 guests ~ giving you space and time to make the most of this delightful venue to create your own wedding in the style you love. Whether it be simply rustic, classic chic, bohemian hip or vintage homemade ~ the possibilities are delightfully endless.  ​

Surrounded by a medieval grove, The Keeper and the Dell offers the Bride & Groom and their guests a pretty, romantic venue with the wonderful chance to celebrate & sleep under the stars, all within a beautiful country setting.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Our charges do vary slightly, depending on what is hired and for how long. We do not insist that our wonderful couples use particular suppliers, nor do we charge silly things like corkage. Everything here can be organised for either caterers to be brought in or for the Couple and their friends & family to cook & create their own food & drinks. We do have a lovely list of local vendors that we've fallen in love with along the way, to share with our Couples, to help them find the right people to make their day perfect. 

We also have an Extras Book, from which our Couples can cherry~pick what little extra touches they would like to add to their day to make it even more speical. These include strawbales, firepits, bunting, festoons & vintage wares. Any Wedding Planning & Styling is offered with our compliments. 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
100
Buffet
100
Standing
100
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2011
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
The Birch Garden is a magically peaceful spot, perfect for an outdoor ceremony or for camping under the stars. Up in the Birch Garden you can find vintage caravans & Sleeping Huts, all fully decorated & ready for you to enjoy. There is also room for a Bell Tent village to be set up by a local cmpany, and your guests are welcome to bring their own tents or campervans to be pitched up.. We're also happy for you to arrange for other vintage campers or canvas tents to be brought here ready for when you & your guests arrive.

It will all look so pretty with the festoon lights, bunting and pretty bridesmaids all in a row ~ a magical garden for you to sleep in.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Inside Scoop

Weddings shouldn't be about the fuss or fear that the day has wandered from a strict order of the day, but even the most relaxed of celebrations takes plenty of pre-planning to make sure everything runs smoothly. We are able to guide you through your arranged site meetings and be on hand through the day to make sure that every little detail has been covered, so that you can both can relax and enjoy your own special day without worrying about the small stuff.

The perfectly orchestrated exclusivity of our venue coupled with the beautiful arrangement of the Paddock, Dell and Barn means that your celebrations follow the natural flow of the day, from morning through til night. As the sun goes down on your wedding day, the festoon lights will come to life, candles can be lit and excitement will rise in anticipation of an evening celebrating outdoors. We can arrange for fire pits & strawbales on the terrace  to keep you & your guests all warm & comfy as you enjoy your special evening under the stars. Here at The Keeper and the Dell not only do you have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate in our pretty surroundings that compliment your wedding but also the chance to sleep under the stars, making the perfect start to your married life. Whilst we do have room for guests to pitch up & camp over, there are also plenty of B&B's, hotels & guest houses nearby for the less adventurous of your guests.

Amenities
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
Here at The Keeper and the Dell, you get to feel like you’ve brought out the romantic side of a  kindly relative and they're up for letting you have your own wedding in their country garden ~ where they just so happen to also have a pretty barn, firepit, a lovely traditional marquee and plenty of room for camping to boot. You may not have been born in a barn, or happen to live in one, but at The Keeper and the Dell, you get the unique chance to celebrate your wedding in one. 

Here at The Keeper and the Dell, we only have one wedding at a time, that way all wedding parties get an exclusive venue with room to breathe and roam. Your time with us, from the initial viewing through to when the wedding party leaves will be perfectly organised yet relaxed and informal, to maximise your enjoyment and make sure your wedding is as individual as can be.​
Design:
Here at The Keeper and the Dell not only do you have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate in our pretty surroundings that compliment your wedding but also the chance to sleep under the stars, making the perfect start to your married life. Whilst we do have room for guests to pitch up & camp over, there are also plenty of B&B's, hotels & guest houses nearby for the less adventurous of your guests.
Standout Venue Features:
The Dell is a lovely gently sloped grassed area surrounded by woodland & ferns, enveloping the space to create a beautifully natural, romantic backdrop for your outdoor ceremony & reception. The Dell has been gently landscaped to form natural terraces for seating during a ceremony & for relaxing throughout the evening. The Dell has a lovely traditional marquee to protect against any bad weather and is a beautiful setting for your ceremony, alfresco dining and then later for chilling under the stars.

The Keeper and the Dell is a wonderfully secluded, outdoor wedding venue in Norfolk. A beautiful collective of a traditional canvas marquee in a pretty woodland dell, an eighteenth century Gamekeeper's barn, camping gardens, firepit and a little wood cabin ~ making it the most perfectly romantic of places to host a unique Norfolk wedding.
Extra Perks:
Here at The Keeper and the Dell, our wonderful marquee is part of the deal ~ there are no hidden high costs for hiring our lovely marquee. We're very proud of our marquee and rightly so as it is beautifully vintage, handmade in Norfolk with a traditional rounded end canvas, lovely old wooden poles and sits so prettily down in the Dell, with beautiful British made striped coconut matting flooring and rustic wooden tables & chairs. It is literally a blank canvas, ready for you to decorate & add your own little touches that you’ve either made or you have picked up along the way. We also have our beautitful old Barn, Saloon, Camp Kitchen, Sleeping Huts and pretty outdoor washrooms, all complete with vintage furniture & pretty props. 
Awards & Notables The Keeper and the Dell has been included in the Conde Nast's Brides Top 100 Venue list for 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017.

http://www.bridesmagazine.co.uk/planning/venues/london-and-south-east/the-keeper-and-the-dell-norfolk
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Clients are welcome to bring any caterers they wish onto the venue to provide food & drinks to their guests. There are lots of amazing local companies that we'll be happy to recommend, who can provide everything from full silver service to relaxed street dining. Get intouch to hear more about the great people we love to work with in Norfolk. We don't charge for silly things like corkage or cakeage. 
Bars & Lounges:

Many years ago, The Keeper and the Dell was part of the surrounding country estate and the Old Kennels was where the Game Keeper would have kept his faithful dogs. We’ve now fixed up this part of the barn to make a Saloon, 'The Wed Inn'. A place to hang out, chew the fat & watch the sun go down over the Paddock. We’ve fixed up a lovely old bar from reclaimed wood, filled the shelves with old jugs & glass jars. All it needs is for you to get in a couple of barrels of local Norfolk Ale & a few bottles of fizzy and its all ready to go! You’re welcome to use either a licensed bar company to provide the drinks for you or you can bring in your own ~ unlike many other venues, we don’t charge silly things like corkage. If you are charging for alcohol, just make sure that all the right legal documents & paperwork is in place

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