Blog / Amazing 40th Birthday Party Photography at Ickworth Hotel, Suffolk
This was an amazing 40th birthday party that I photographed at the amazing Ickworth Hotel, here in Suffolk. I’d been told that they had some games and friends staying at the hotel with them, but I hadn’t really anticipated the scale! The whole hotel was booked out for the celebrations, with an incredible inflatable assault course, games, tennis courts, swimming pool and oh so much more! All the friends and family thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the games, getting covered in water and bubbles all the way round. Followed by lunch, drinks, a treasure hunt and time to relax.
The Ickworth estate is stunning, and a regular haunt of mine and my family’s. I’ve photographed several family sessions here too. Bikes were available for guests to take out to explore the grounds and gardens, and the indoor pool was a perfect option for when some rain came down. After all the fun, the kids had a wonderful dinner laid out followed by a film in the cinema room, while the adults had gorgeous Indian food after they had dressed for the party in the evening. Fab entertainment for the kids with party games and a limbo competition kept them going till late. The Ickworth Hotel has a wonderful baby sitting service, so those who wanted to could put the kids to bed and come back down for some adult time and campers!
It really was such a treat to document this amazing birthday party for this great family. It’s my ambition now to have a family stay away at this incredible hotel, it’s on my to-do list!