Cley Windmill

Gay Friendly Wedding Venue in The Quay, Cley Next the Sea, Norfolk. NR25 7RP


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Cley Windmill is an iconic landmark on the North Norfolk Coast and is one of Englands most photographed buildings. It’s also a magical venue for a wedding!

The Windmill is quirky and full of character, and can sleep up to 20 in round and square rooms, all furnished with style and with fantastic views over the reed-beds to the sea. The old stables and boathouses now provide stylish bed and breakfast accommodation to compliment the windmill rooms.

The sunsets from Cley Windmill are unforgettably lovely and the wedding photos from the balcony are to die for!

The windmill has a full wedding licence and can accommodate a maximum of 22 people (to include the wedding couple) in our round sitting room, which is where the actual ceremony takes place. Weddings are conducted by the Registrar from North Walsham and take place in the afternoon.

There are lots of different options available to you – our aim is to tailor the day to suit exactly what you want. You can either just have your ceremony at the windmill, maybe with canapes and champagne afterwards in the Old Granary Dining Room or outside in the beautiful windmill gardens. Or you may decide to take over the whole windmill and have your guests to stay – either for two nights or for one – with a sumptuous wedding breakfast in the candlelit dining room, cooked to order by our expert chefs. Or you may decide to add a marquee into the equation and have part of your celebration under canvas in the lovely walled garden with views out over the reeds to the sea beyond. Whatever you decide, our aim is to help make sure that it happens!

Because of the unique and memorable setting, we experience high demand for weddings and we often receive bookings up to two years in advance!

Visiting the windmill...
Simon and Sarah are very happy to welcome you to the windmill for a visit to discuss your wedding plans. Please call us first to make an appointment so that we can spend time with you and show you around. Whilst we are able to show you the public rooms, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to show you all of the bedrooms as some may be occupied at the time of your visit. Our website, however, has lots of photos of all our bedrooms including a floorplan.

Weddings at Cley Windmill are unique and memorable experiences. The Windmill stands on the north side of the village within easy walking distance of the excellent and unusual village shops. It has uninterrupted views of the sea, the salt marshes and Cley Bird Sanctuary with Blakeney Harbour in the distance. The large walled garden abuts the River Glaven, surrounded by reeds and tranquillity. Just fabulous!


The Quay, Cley Next the Sea, Norfolk. NR25 7RP