Kimberley is one of the finest wedding venues in Norfolk, built in 1712, and a much-loved family home. Situated on the ‘hill at Downham’ in an Arcadian landscape designed in 1778 by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, the house overlooks a substantial 15-acre lake and the River Tiffey valley. The park is home to Norfolk’s best collection of ancient oaks, recently acknowledged by the experts at Kew Gardens.
The 18th-century rooms in the Hall and West Wing offer a combination of traditional grandeur with a unique, stylish entertainment space incorporating a contemporary bar area and a state of the art lighting system that can be adapted to complement your event. Kimberley has the flexibility to be whatever you want it to be; a blank canvas upon which to exercise your creative energy. The only limitation is your imagination. Despite its idyllic rural setting, Kimberley is centrally located in Norfolk, 9 miles from Norwich and with arterial road, rail and air links, close-by. We also have a private air strip for light aircraft.
Weddings are occasions when privacy really matters and there should be no compromise on style or aesthetics. The south front of the house provides a romantic, private and idyllic setting with its breathtaking view of the extensive parkland, lake and ancient oaks. The Music Room, where the wedding ceremony traditionally take place, is a light and elegant space with historic plaster work that connects onward to the garden via a beautiful spiral staircase capped by a coffered dome. The garden may be accessed additionally via a hexagonal room adjacent to the Music Room that links to the stylish West Wing entertainment space via a spacious curved colonnade and contemporary bar. Your ceremony may also take place as a Duo ceremony on the rear manicured lawn.