Snape Maltings is unique in both its stunning setting and its purpose. The exceptional buildings, established by Newson Garrett in the mid-1850s, are preserved in their original footprint and are surrounded by the glorious Suffolk landscape.

Built on the remarkable legacy of our founders Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, our charitable work is as vibrant today as it was when it was all begun over 60 years ago. By naming an oak board on our boardwalk, you can play your part in our extraordinary story and help keep Britten Pears Arts at the forefront of musical life for generations to come.

Make your mark

Become part of our boardwalk that nestles amongst the reed beds and is admired by thousands of visitors every year.

For a suggested donation of £1,500 for one board, or £2,700 for two boards, your chosen name/names will be carved into an oak plank and placed on the boardwalk for the life of a board. Also, if you sign up for Gift Aid, we can claim a further 25% at no extra cost to you, which will allow your donation to go even further.

We can fit up to 30 characters (including spaces) onto each board.

For more information or to request a place on our boardwalk, please contact the Development team on 01728 687131 or email us at:

Bespoke celebration packages

Why not add on a bespoke event to celebrate your boardwalk being placed amongst the landscape. From a glass of fizz to toast the life of a loved one, to lunch overlooking the reedbeds from the comfort of the Riverview Café & Bar, we have many options available.

We can offer reserved spaces, opportunities to display photographs, and a member of the Britten Pears Arts team to oversee the planning and smooth running of your celebration. We will also take a high-quality digital photograph of your board which we will send to you as a lasting memento.

Prices start from £1,600 which includes a £1,500 suggested donation for the boardwalk and a refreshing glass of fizz for 10 people. To find out more about the packages we offer, download the PDF below:

To discuss these or any other questions you may have, please do not hesitate to contact the Development team on 01728 687131.

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