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In its long and storied history, countless King’s Lynn couples have begun their happily ever after in the refined elegance of the Dukes Head. And many return to celebrate life’s other momentous occasions, from christenings to special anniversaries. Could it be the setting for your story?
It’s that magic combination of atmosphere, flexibility and finesse that makes weddings at the Dukes Head such joyous affairs. Picture a beautifully dressed space in a legendary venue, with exquisite food, exemplary service, and every last detail addressed with aplomb.
We can host up to 160 guests with ease, or create an intimate setting for smaller ceremonies – always special, and always tailored to make your day unique.
With 78 rooms just up the stairs, what could be more convenient – not to mention comfortable? Your guests can celebrate with gusto knowing they’ve somewhere stylish to settle into just a few steps away, while you steal away to the suite, or perhaps the penthouse apartment.
Give your guests a culinary experience to remember. Whether it’s a lavish silver service dinner or a less formal affair, our seasoned chefs like nothing better than crafting a menu with a difference – creating something unique to you.
Whether you envisage a simple civil ceremony or an altogether more lavish affair, our team advises on every detail to ensure arrangements run smoothly. From dressing the room to signing the register, you couldn’t be in better hands.
The sweeping staircase, the elegant exterior, and King’s Lynn’s historic quayside just down the street – the heart of a distinguished town makes the perfect backdrop for a wedding album to treasure. We’re always happy to help with tips on the best places for those happy couple shots, or to gather your guests for a grand group photo.
Imbued with a sense of history, its wood panelled walls dotted with paintings of seafaring scenes, the Lord Nelson Room is a handsome space flooded with natural light through elegant sash windows. Looking out over historic Tuesday Market Place in the heart of King’s Lynn, it’s a charming setting for more intimate ceremonies and select receptions.
With sweeping dimensions, soft, neutral tones and abundant natural light, the Walpole Room is a statement space perfectly suited to lavish receptions. Seating up to 160 guests, and presided over by a unique minstrel’s gallery perfect for musicians, it also has its own entrance, bar and lounge area, and an expansive dance floor.
Planning your dream wedding and looking for inspiration? Drop in.
Get in touch with our Wedding Experts and tell them what’s on your mind. We will organize a little brainstorming session for what could be done. You can even get invited to have a glimpse of things to come by witnessing an ongoing wedding at the venue.
It’s time to bring the fairy tale to life!
Thank you so much for such a beautiful day, the fantastic staff made our day so very special, everyone has said how amazing the day with and that is with thanks to you all, nothing was too much trouble you were all amazing xxxxx
I cannot fault this hotel, we had our wedding here and everything was perfect from start to finish. The food was amazing, my guests said this too, the rooms were lovely, the service from staff was brilliant, and the wedding..... WOW.... The way the room was set out was amazing, it simply was the best day of my life and I cannot thank Claire and Ellie, and all the other staff for all they done, a huge pat on the back for you guys, you honestly done us proud and I would recommend you a million times over, thank you all xxx
My new husband and I choose the Dukes Head for our wedding. We had stayed here before and always enjoyed it. We had 16 of their rooms for the wedding party and guests. Rooms were all good apart from one little hiccup with one room which was sorted very quickly by Ellie.Claire arranged our wedding for us and on the day was fantastic as were Ellie, Marc and Anil and his team did an amazing job on the food both for our sit down meal and evening Buffett. All our guest said the food was fab and the staff were lovely. Our rooms were clean and tidy and we saw all the housekeeping staff working very hard. The dj recommend by the hotel did a fantastic job on the music. All in all our wedding was just how we wanted it. So thank you all very much and we will be back. One last thing Mitch on reception is always helpful and polite.
We've just had our wedding and our reception at the Dukes Head hotel and wow what can I say!!!.... They certainly delivered in every way! Everything was exactly how I wanted it thanks to the hard work and dedication of their amazing new staff! Especially the manager and wedding planner. They ensured everything run smoothly from start to finish! Thank you so much!
Best day ever, hotel perfect location, and fantastic staff. Phenomenal how well they made our day perfect. Food was perfect on the Friday night in the restaurant as well as Saturday for our wedding breakfast. Evening buffet was best ive ever had. Rooms all kept clean tidy and beds are very comfortable. Special mention too the bar staff for Saturday night very attentive.
Held our Golden wedding anniversary here. What a fantastic place and wonderful pleasing staff. We were treated like royalty..
I had my wedding here on the 3rd June 2017 and Melissa Fletcher was my events Manager. Melissa was fantastic from the start of the planning right through to the end, her eye for detail was fantastic and nothing was ever to much trouble. I had set ideas on what I wanted and needed for the day and everything I asked for was met. The staff who served us during the whole day were brilliant and nothing was to much trouble. I asked for some bottled water at 1am in my room and it was there within 10mins!! Melissa and Sue took the pressure of me, they are the making of any Wedding or event at the Dukes Head Hotel and would recommend using the hotel and these ladies again!
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