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#1

Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, Colchester, Essex
£2000
Up to 150 guests
Weddings at Wivenhoe House are everything you’d expect of a glorious occasion in a splendid country house hotel, which makes it the perfect wedding venue in Essex for the most beautiful day of your life.

Licensed for civil ceremonies, it is endlessly grand. The staircase sweeps; the rooms are elegant; the lawn is sunken, the Essex parkland is splendid. It’s an effortlessly beautiful wedding venue that’ll make for some memorable photographs.


But this is tradition with a twist. The ancient fuses with the modern, in the new garden wing that sits alongside the meticulously renovated historic house. Wivenhoe House hotel marries the talents of seasoned professionals with aspiring managers; they’ll lavish the utmost care and attention on every aspect of your wedding day.


So that your wedding is absolutely perfect, you can be sure that our dedicated wedding team will take care of every detail to exceed your expectations. We only hold one wedding a day, promising you the undivided attention of our professional dedicated wedding team. In this most historic of settings in Essex, this is your chance to write the next chapter in the history of this unique and magnificent country house wedding venue.


• Romantic Country House Hotel

• Traditional 18th-cenutry house

• Historic function rooms, ideal for romantic ceremonies

• Choice of luxurious suites for the perfect Honeymoon Suite!

• Wide variety of delicious menus created by our in-house Master Chef

• Picture-perfect locations throughout
#2

Maison Talbooth

Stratford Road, Dedham, Essex, CO7 6HN
Up to 50 guests
WELCOME TO MILSOM WEDDINGS
We have a number of outstanding venues for you to choose from with a variety of formats and configurations. We invite you to book a viewing today and look forward to showing you around.


Our aim is to help you to reduce any hassle and heighten the anticipation, planning the smallest details so you don’t have to worry. Explore our stunning wedding venues in Essex and Suffolk, feast your eyes on our delectable catering menus, and experience the finest accommodation and exceptional service.


Whether you are planning a small wedding reception for your closest friends and family, or something more grand with 300 guests, we’re here to help and would love to hear your wedding day ideas.


• Highest rated hotel in Essex complete with spa, outdoor pool, hot tub and tennis court

• Located in the heart of the constable country

• Stunning views across the Dedham Vale

• Licensed for civil ceremonies for small occasions with up to 50 guests

• 12 bedrooms for luxury overnight accommodation

• Great transport links via train and motorway
#3

Layer Marney Tower

Colchester, Essex, CO5 9US, Colchester, Essex
Up to 200 guests
Layer Marney Tower is one of the most romantic places in England: the beautiful Tudor buildings are surrounded by picturesque gardens set in attractive parkland, with breathtaking views to the Blackwater Estuary. The Tower and gardens combine formality and intimacy, ensuring a Layer Marney Tower wedding will leave you with wonderful and lasting memories.

A unique wedding venue in Essex, Layer Marney Tower has been skilfully adapted to meet the requirements of the twenty first century bride. You, together with your friends and family, may now sip champagne and nibble canapés where Henry VIII once strode.


We have been helping couples make their dreams come true for over 25 years and the single most important thing we have learnt is that every wedding is different. You may be sure that everyone at Layer Marney Tower will work with you to ensure that your wedding dreams become reality.


Ceremonies


As you walk up the aisle with your friends and family around you, the majestic beamed roof soaring above, and surrounded by history, you will be beginning a new chapter in your own lives.


At Layer Marney Tower Wedding Ceremonies usually take place in the Corsellis Room, which seats up to 120 guests, in Tuke’s Chamber which can hold 40 guests, or in the hall at the base of the Tower, which can accommodate up to 18 guests. The Corsellis Room has exquisite Mulberry hangings which form a beautiful backdrop for photographs and adjoins Tuke’s Chamber with which it shares an original wattle and daub wall. The Tudor and Jacobean panelling of the Hall of the Tower offer an intimate setting for smaller groups.


Receptions

People have come to Layer Marney Tower to celebrate Weddings for hundreds of years. More recently the wedding venue facilities have been upgraded to include running water, efficient heating and flushing lavatories! At this country house wedding venue we recognise the need to offer the best of the past and the past at it’s best!


Most Wedding Receptions begin with drinks and canapes in the lovely gardens and move into the Long Gallery for the Wedding Breakfast.


The Long Gallery is a stunning room, with a magnificent beamed ceiling, oak panelling and a polished oak sprung floor – ideal for dancing. With varying table layouts you may comfortably seat between 14 and 140 guests for your Wedding Breakfast and there is room for a total of 200 guests in the evening.


The grand Edwardian staircase, which you may decorate with your choice of flowers, foliage and fairy lights, makes an impressive entrance to the principal room. The historic Jacobean fireplace adds to the ambiance of the room throughout the year, acting as a focal point whether decorated with flowers or with log fire blazing.


If you are planning a smaller wedding without dancing then we have other rooms that are available at certain times of the year. Please contact us to discuss your Wedding Venue requirements and we will explore how we can assist you.


• Experienced and friendly staff who are dedicated to helping you

• Exclusive use available

• Amazing Tudor home licensed for civil marriages with Parish Church in the gardens

• Beautiful gardens and parkland. Top class catering

• Use of our 1931 chauffeur driven Rolls Royce included with each wedding reception

• Flexible, relaxed and utterly professional approach
#4

The Barn

Brook Road, Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1JE, Colchester, Essex
£73.5
Up to 130 guests
Extravagant Wedding Reception Venue

The Barn is an immaculately preserved 16th Century Grade II listed timber building and is one of the largest thatched barns in England. With its wonderful ambience, top quality service and award winning cuisine,


The Barn has established itself as one of the preferred wedding venues in Essex.


We are a romantic wedding venue in a lavish country setting with flawless service where nothing is too much trouble. Delicious fine canapés and sparkling reception drinks greet your guests and elegant grounds offer picture perfect moments.


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• NO HIRE CHARGE for the 500-year-old, grade II listed barn

• Capacity for 130 seated guests and 250 for the reception

• The courtyard area is perfect for drinks and canapés

• Ample free parking for your guests

• Flexible menus to suit your personal requirements
#5

Le Talbooth

Gun Hill, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, CO7, Colchester, Essex
£1750
Up to 180 guests
Set beside the natural beauty of the River Stour lays one of the finest wedding venues in Colchester, Le Talbooth, where you can enjoy your wedding your way.
Providing a magical setting for any wedding, whether dining in the riverside restaurant or dancing in the Marquee on the upper terrace, the setting is picture perfect. Working seamlessly with nearby country house hotel Maison Talbooth that offers 12 luxury bedrooms, pool house and spa, this wedding location is sure to impress.

Le Talbooth caters for every kind of wedding reception, from small and intimate in the Weavers Room to larger parties in the River Room. The Marquee on the upper terrace, with its unrivalled position beside the river Stour offers a flexible space and is perfect for an intimate wedding for 50 as well as a larger party for up to 150 guests.

Established in 1952, this Essex wedding venue is located in the heart of Constable Country and enjoys a stunning natural backdrop to help create memories that will last a lifetime.
#6

Prested Hall

Feering, Colchester Essex, CO5 9EE, Colchester, Essex
£7500
Up to 150 guests
Prested Hall is a charming exclusive wedding venue in Essex. A beautiful 15th century part-moated manor house, Prested is probably one of the county’s best kept secrets. Set in 75 acres of beautiful parkland, Prested is relaxing, stylish and peaceful.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing boutique hotel, a spa day in Essex, or an exclusive wedding venue in Essex, Prested Hall delivers. With stylish interiors, beautiful grounds and friendly accommodating staff, it remains unequalled in north Essex.


In contrast with many other wedding venues, when you hold your wedding at Prested you’ll have exclusive use of the whole manor house. This enables you to really relax and make Prested your own.


Not Just A Hotel

Prested has hosted many weddings, celebrations and special occasions. Our brides regularly refer to us as “just perfect” due to our emphasis on making everyone feel relaxed and looked after. Other than your guests and staff, no one else will have access to Prested on your special day. The 16 beautiful bedrooms and lovely period reception rooms are exclusively yours.


Adjacent to the Hall itself stands the health club & spa. Prested has a large well-equipped health club, a 20 mtr pool and sauna. For those who like to be pampered, there is also an Elemis spa and holistic treatment rooms and a variety of racket sports including real tennis and Padel tennis. All hotel guests are welcome to use the health club facilities, as well as booking treatments in the spa.


Exclusive wedding venue in Essex

Most importantly, at Prested, we’re committed to you having the best day ever. Each and every one of our weddings has a personal wedding manager assigned to look after them. Experienced and professional, they’ll liaise with your suppliers and confirm timings and schedules for the big day.


Consequently, our wedding managers keep everything running smoothly, leaving you to enjoy the day. Certainly nothing is too much trouble for us, we are here to help and keep your stress levels to a minimum. Furthermore, every wedding is of equal importance to us. Whether you are rocking the marquee with 140 guests or enjoying an intimate package with just 34, you’re more than just another booking to us.


Prested is just off Junction 24 of The A12, near Kelvedon and Feering. Within easy reach of the A12 yet a world away from the stresses of life. Come and see for yourself, a warm welcome awaits you at Prested Hall.
#7

Houchins

Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1RT, Colchester, Essex
£2850
Up to 150 guests
Our wedding venue has been designed to offer comfortable entertaining for up to 150 people in elegantly simple surroundings. Working with utilitarian 1950’s farm buildings (erected by my grandfather!) we have created a truly unique venue that sympathetically marries concrete, wood and steel with the glorious setting.

We hope the buildings and décor, unexpected from the outside, will surprise and delight you.


What to expect


The Foundry - this has been redesigned to host indoor ceremonies in the afternoon and then transform into a night club for the evening.


The Chitting Shed - linking to the Foundry, this rebuilt zinc and cedar shingle shed is the perfect area for drinks receptions. Huge glass double doors open out onto the west facing terrace and gardens.


The Grainstore - artfully reclaimed as a dining area with capacity to seat up to 150. It incorporates a large fireplace and mezzanine gallery to make full use of the 35 foot high ceilings.


Ceremony Loggia and Wedding Garden - situated in front of the terrace. From May to September you may choose an outdoor civil ceremony in the Loggia with guests seated in a connecting marquee, protected from the vagaries of the British weather.


• Stylish, modern wedding barns and elegant accommodation

• Exclusive, private use of the venue available

• Licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 110 guests

• Receptions for up to 150 seated guests

• Overnight accommodation for up to 16 (bride and family) in the listed farmhouse and our new Honeymoon Lodge for the married couple from April

• Good access from Colchester, Stanstead and London, and just one mile east of Coggeshall on the A120
#8

The Coach House, Marks Hall Estate

Coggeshall, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1TG, Colchester, Essex
£3350
Up to 250 guests
The Coach House is situated within Marks Hall, a 250 acre arboretum nestled within 2,500 acres of rural estate. An 18th Century Coach House with brick and exposed timber frames was once used to house horse drawn coaches for the Mansion House. With its own private garden, which flowers throughout the summer season, the coach house is filled with charm, ambience and character. The perfect location to hold your wedding.

• The perfect setting for your big day

• The Coach House is full of charm and character and is the perfect space to tailor to your own theme and style

• Available for venue hire only (source your own suppliers) or you can choose from our wedding packages

• The stunning garden is the ideal space for your outdoor ceremony

• The Arboretum is a wonderful setting for photographs

• Easily located from Braintree, Chelmsford and Colchester, just off the A120 at Coggeshall
#9

Essex Golf & Country Club

The Essex Golf & Country Club, Earls Colne, , Essex,, CO6 2NS, Colchester, Essex
#10

Crabbs Barn

Cranes Lane, Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9AX, Colchester, Essex
£1500
Up to 150 guests
Welcome to Crabbs Barn set in open countryside, conveniently situated on the outskirts of the quiet village of Kelvedon in Essex, it is proving to be a popular choice for both weddings and corporate functions.

We can seat up to 90 guests in the barn itself on round tables and comfortable upholstered chairs. Extra seating can be accommodated in the adjacent garden room. This stunning extension becomes a delightful reception area with French doors to the veranda overlooking the pond. It has been designed to complement the barn, with its exposed oak beams and vaulted ceiling.


For your outdoor entertaining, and situated next to the Barn, we offer the use of the Cart Lodge, complete with patio furniture. This provides the ideal setting for a hog roast or barbeque. The Gazebo is also at your disposal for those special photographs.


Our bar facility offers a wide selection of drinks; prices compare favourably with the local pubs.


The Barn


The Barn is a stunning 15th century building set in beautiful grounds with a picturesque pond. It had been in agricultural use until bought by the current owners, who have paid a great deal of attention to the renovation and conversion to the beautiful venue it has now become.


Our Location


Easily accessed from the A12, directly off the north- bound Kelvedon slip road, with good parking facilities and first class bed and breakfast facilities close by, should you require overnight accommodation. Near Braintree and Chelmsford.


• Crabbs Barn is licensed for Civil Marriage Ceremonies.

• You will have exclusive use of Crabbs barn for your special day ensuring privacy for you and your guests and our personal attention throughout.

• Crabbs Barn has seating for up to 120 guests and can cater for an evening reception of up to 170 guests.

• To ensure quality of catering and service we have specially chosen caterers that offer you excellent cuisine at very realistic prices.

• Our staff will be at your disposal to co-ordinate the smooth running of your Special Day.

• We are easily accessed from the A12, with good parking facilities and first class bed and breakfast facilities close by, should you require overnight accommodation.
#11

Dove Barn

Castlings Hall Groton, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 5ET, Sudbury, Suffolk
£3950
Up to 150 guests
Tucked away in a quiet corner of south Suffolk, Dove Barn is a romantic, rural wedding barn nestling among rolling wheat fields and rambling hedgerows. Just outside the village of Boxford Dove Barn offers you a relaxed and rustic venue set in the grounds of the elegant Castlings Hall.

Dove Barn excels in intimate weddings from around 25 people and up to 110 guests. Set on a working farm, the venue encompasses two inter-connecting barns, a sheltered terrace, and large wedding meadow.


At Dove Barn the emphasis is on offering fewer weddings at a relaxed pace. We only ever do 15 weddings each year, so when they're gone, they're gone! Whether weekend or mid-week the hire period is from midday the day before your wedding until midday the day after. Giving you lots of time to decorate it in your own unique style.


Dove Barn offers:


- Civil ceremonies for up to 108 guests

- Sit down wedding breakfasts for up to 120 guests

- Receptions parties for up to 150 guests

- Stunning gardens and grounds for wedding photographs

- Situated just 30 minutes from Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds

- An abundance of accommodation choices within 10 minutes drive

- Exclusive and private use of the whole venue from midday on Friday until midday on Sunday
#12

The Compasses at Pattiswick

The Compasses at Pattiswick Compasses Road Pattiswick, CM77 8BG, Braintree, Essex
Aside from weddings and corporate events, The Compasses at Pattiswick provides an ideal location to gather friends and family to celebrate your special occasion. Our venue is perfect for anniversaries, christenings, birthday parties or simply an excuse to gather your nearest and dearest in beautiful surroundings with attentive service and excellent food.

With so many years of experience in event management, The Compasses team will work with you to put together your perfect party – taking care of all the arrangements for you or working alongside you as we tackle the exciting arrangements together.


From formal seated dinners to buffets, BBQs and hog roasts, our flexible catering team allow us to tailor any event to suit your requirements, leaving you free to relax with your guests and a glass of bubbly!
#13

Braxted Park

Braxted Park Estate Essex, CM8 3EN, Witham, Essex
Braxted Park is a beautiful Queen Anne house set in its own historic and unique parkland setting in the heart of Essex. It has been the family home of the Clark family since it was purchased on behalf of the Plessey Company by Sir Allen Clark in 1946. Since that time it has been developed by successive generations of the family into a highly successful and diversified rural business which incorporates five main enterprises: weddings and events, property management, a 9 hole parkland golf course, one of the best partridge shoots in the UK and a productive arable farm.

Braxted Park welcomes your interest. It is not only a beautiful and unusual place. It is also an important feature of the local community and environment and has a vital role to play in terms of local employment as well as heritage conservation. All our businesses contribute to this beautiful estate’s maintenance as one of the jewels in the Essex landscape and we thank you for visiting our website.
#14

Compasses At Pattiswick

Compasses Road, Pattiswick, Essex, CM77 8BG
Up to 150 guests
Aside from weddings and corporate events, The Compasses at Pattiswick provides an ideal location to gather friends and family to celebrate your special occasion. Our venue is perfect for anniversaries, christenings, birthday parties or simply an excuse to gather your nearest and dearest in beautiful surroundings with attentive service and excellent food.

With so many years of experience in event management, The Compasses team will work with you to put together your perfect party – taking care of all the arrangements for you or working alongside you as we tackle the exciting arrangements together.


From formal seated dinners to buffets, BBQs and hog roasts, our flexible catering team allow us to tailor any event to suit your requirements, leaving you free to relax with your guests and a glass of bubbly!


• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• Bespoke packages to suit all budgets and requirements

• Exclusive hire available, with grounds to accommodate marquees or teepees

• Tailored menus created using fresh, locally sourced produce

• In house florist and prop hire available

• Countryside setting, located just off the A120 and just 20 minutes from Stansted Airport
#15

Forrester Park

Forrester Park Beckingham Road, Great Totham,, CM9 8EA, Maldon, Essex
Forrester Park is available for private daytime and evening celebrations throughout the year and we are open every day from 7.30am for eating, drinking and socialising. We also have beautiful gardens and grounds.

The first floor Forresters Suite accommodates 200 a dance and 120 for a sit-down dinner while the Clubrooms can hold 200 for a dance and 40 for a sit-down dinner. Each has its own bar, dance floor and cloakrooms.The two areas can also be hired together (the ‘whole house’) if you wish to have separate areas for dining and dancing.


The Clubrooms and Willow Room are open every day for lunch and there is no hire charge for group bookings. Our Forresters Suite and Oak Room can be hired for private lunchtime dining for groups of up to 20 (Oak Room) or 120 (Forresters Suite).
#16

Rivenhall Hotel

Rivenhall Hotel, Rivenhall End, ,, CM8 3HB, Witham, Essex
The Rivenhall Hotel offers an impressive yet affordable venue and a level of service that will guarantee the smooth running of your special day, making it a most memorable occasion. With various rooms ranging from traditional oak beamed splendour to our light and modern event suite, we can accommodate all tastes and requirements. For couples wishing to reside at the hotel on their wedding night, why not chose to stay in our Bridal Suite (subject to availability).

Our beautiful Hosta Suite is a perfect choices for civil marriage and partnership ceremonies up to 80 guests. The Hosta Suite can also accommodate 40 guests for a sit down wedding breakfast and up to 60 standing for an evening buffet reception. It is conveniently located within the main hotel next to our stunning bar.


Alternatively our exclusive Lobelia Suite can accommodate up to 150 guests for larger ceremonies. It is situated in a large and beautiful building separate to the main hotel and has its own private bar. It can cater for 120 guests for a sit down wedding breakfast and up to 150 standing for an evening buffet reception.
#17

Moreves Barn

Badley Road, Great Waldingfield, CO10 0RY, Suffolk, Suffolk
Up to 150 guests
At Moreves Barn, we Aare here to help you every step of the way. You will have exclusive use of our lovingly restored barn, which offers a very personal and relaxed atmosphere.

We only hold one wedding per week, so there is no need to feel rushed. You will have access to set up on Friday for a Saturday wedding, and can collect any items or cars left the following Sunday.


Our elegant wedding chairs & tables are included for a maximum of 150 guests, and you are welcome to supply your own fizzy for welcome drinks and toasting and wine for the meal with no corkage fee. The bar and dance floor are both located in the main hall, making certain that the celebration stays together.


You will find a stunning first floor mezzanine full of gorgeous beams, where most of our civil ceremonies are held. We have extra areas off the impressive main hall and even a special room for children to unwind. There is disabled access and facilities with a baby changing station and a large hard standing car park with paved pathways.


The magnificent oak barn doors make an amazing backdrop for group photos and the walled courtyard and lawn is just perfect for drinks and canapés. Our beautiful oak timber-frame outbuildings are for you to use for outdoor ceremonies or BBQ’s and buffet service.


Romantic photos of the bride and groom will be taken on the grounds near our beautiful pond, amongst wildflower meadows and surrounded by breathtaking open country views.


A venue manager is always on site for peace of mind, and we are happy to meet suppliers and answer questions during the planning and run up to your big day.


Moreves Barn is the ideal place for sharing one of the most important days of your lives with friends and loved ones.
#18

Gosfield Hall

Hall Drive, Gosfield, Essex, CO9 1SF, Gosfield, Essex
£6000
Up to 250 guests
Palatial Georgian mansion set in glorious Essex countryside
Gosfield Hall can be found in Constable Country, glorious rural Essex, only 30 minutes from Stansted and easily accessible from the M11. A meandering driveway through pretty parkland leads you to the imposing front of the house. Through the gateway, guests are welcomed into a tranquil inner courtyard, centered around a fountain filled with ornamental carp. Explore over 10 acres of elegant grounds, with reception rooms boasting panoramic views of the mile-long lake.
#19

Princes Theatre

Town Hall, Station Road,,, CO15 1SE, Clacton On Sea, Essex
Constructed in 1931, the Princes Theatre is a large grade 2 listed building designed and built with flexibility in mind, complimented by it’s ancillary, the Essex Hall. Together they are able to accommodate anything from the smallest board meeting upto a 600 seat Conference. It includes purpose built rooms, high quality audio visual equipment and flexible catering facilities.

For a wedding with a difference, situated in a listed building in Clacton Town Hall, based in the popular and picturesque resort of Clacton on Sea, the Princes Theatre is unique and sets a dramatic backdrop which makes the ideal venue. From traditional and sophisticated to dramatic and theatrical weddings, the Princes Theatre offers packages to suit all types, to make your special day perfect.


With a dedicated wedding team with many years experience of organising events, functions and performances we will organise your day to the highest standard and provide the wedding your deserve.


As each and every wedding is very individual, our in-house wedding co-ordinator will discuss with the bride and groom their needs and requirements, and give them the dedicated attention to the smallest of detail.
#20

Cressing Barns

Witham Road, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8PD, Braintree, Essex
£5400
Up to 300 guests
Cressing Barns is the perfect venue for weddings, civil partnerships and ceremonies.

We can cater for small or large events of up to 300 guests in one of our medieval barns and also cater for smaller ceremonies in our Walled Garden. If you require larger numbers a marquee can be arranged.


All of our packages can be tailored to suit individual requirements and all events come with a dedicated co-ordinator who will be on hand in the run up to the event and on the big day.


• Cluster of medieval barns in Braintree

• Can accommodate both small and large celebrations

• Can hold up to 300 guests in one of our barns, or larger events can be held in a marquee

• Intimate celebrations can be accommodated in the Walled Gardens

• Dedicated wedding coordinator assigned to you

• All packages are tailored to suit your requirements

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