• David Williams

A Country House Wedding Venue

Lynford Hall Hotel in Mundford, Norfolk, is a beautiful country house hotel dating back to 1856 and is now a very popular venue for wedding a ceremonies, wedding receptions and evening partys.

As a photographer and videographer we have been lucky to shoot many weddings here where it is truly magnificent to work at with its amazing grounds and stunning rooms.

A fun shot of Laura and Justin with the stunning Lynford Hall as a background.

Lynford Hall is an elegant hotel with 38 beautifully appointed bedrooms and versatile and tastefully decorated function rooms nestling in 28 acres of formal gardens with a lake and surrounded by acres of rich forest close to the village of Mundford.

Lynford Hall has a rich history dating back over 160 years and has passed through many owners and uses. During its rich history thousands of people will have attended all kinds of events from balls, banquets, weddings and social functions.

Keeping memories alive and celebrating Lynfords varied and sometimes colourful history, they have named their feature rooms after previous owners and regularly welcome visitors who have had a past connection with them enabling them to expand their knowledge of their heritage.

Lynford Hall was built for Mr and Mrs Lyne Stephens between 1856 and 1859. Mr Lyne Stephens died in 1860 but his widow lived at Lynford until her death in 1894. The property passed through a number of owners from the turn of the century until 1930 when it was purchased by the forestry commission and refurbished as a grace and favour residence for Sir James Calder.

During the second world war the Hall was used as an officer convalescent hospital. In 1945 it became a training college for foresters. The college closed in 1957 and the Hall's future was in doubt as many country mansions were being demolished at the time to avoid death duties. Lynford survived and was a motel and function venue throughout the 1960's although falling into disrepair at this time.

In 1971 it was purchased by Gerald Rand who continued to run it as a motel but also held weddings and other events whilst also using it as his private residence.

During this time several BBC TV shows were filmed on location at Lynford including "Allo Allo, Love on a Branch Line, You rang my Lord and Dads Army"

Mr Rand sold Lynford Hall in 1995 to the Organic Group who proposed major developments on the site and built the Lyne Stephens Banqueting Suite in 1997.

Organic group sold the hotel in 2005 to the current owners, since then substantial investment has been made, creating Norfolk's premier wedding and event venue.

Lynford Hall still has strong links with the past but offers all the modern facilities needed by today's guests in an unspoilt environment.

Emma being escorted to her wedding ceremony by her father.

As photographer and videographer, we are blessed to work with many Bride and Grooms who choose to hold their special day in a Country House and is a joy for us to have such beautiful buildings, gardens and grounds to use as stunning backdrops. Lynford Hall is no exception and we are lucky to have such a lovely place on our patch.

A few more shots from around the Hall.

Since we have been shooting weddings here, We have discovered many lovely spots to use, from the ornamental front door to the stunning lake behind the building and from the long drive to the intimate woodland and cops where good shots can be taken, there is also a stunning courtyard where 'Allo Allo' was filmed.

Lynford Hall Hotel, Mundford, Nr Thetford, Norfolk IP26 5HW  Call +44 (0)1842 878351 


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