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With Poptop, you can find a magical stately home for your event without the hassle! We have 201 romantic, elegant and historic stately homes based near Essex, Essex for you to consider.
#1

Hylands Estate

London Rd, Writtle, CM2 8WQ, Chelmsford, Essex
Hylands Estate – an award winning, stunning Grade II* listed mansion and contemporary Grand Pavilion – is the perfect setting to host your wedding. Set in 500 acres of landscaped parkland, the traditional, lavish ceremony and reception rooms in the house offer stunning views of the Essex countryside whilst the sleek Grand Pavilion accommodates both intimate and large wedding parties.

With a rich history dating back to 1730, Hylands Estate has built a reputation for impeccable service and for accommodating all types of weddings. Our experienced wedding team is on hand at all times to make your wedding the most special day of your life. For weddings, receptions, civil ceremonies and cultural weddings – Hylands Estate plays the perfect host.


Situated close to the heart of Chelmsford with excellent transport links to London, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Kent, and London Stansted Airport, Hylands Estate is a convenient and gorgeous venue for your wedding.
#2

Boreham House

Main Road, Boreham, Boreham, CM3 3HY, Chelmsford, Essex
£1500 
Boreham House is the most beautiful luxury wedding venue in Essex. With easy access from the A12, at only 45 minutes from London, Boreham House is the perfect venue for every type of event: wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate seminars, product launches, dinner and dance (black tie, fundraising evenings, charity balls), proms, etc. Boreham House is an exclusive use venue ideally suited for banquets and civil weddings.
Boreham House is a truly amazing Grade I listed Mansion with a Stately avenue of trees, between which there is a breathtaking formal lake. Once inside the house you are surrounded by history, a great deal of original features have been retained including the decorative hand crafetd plasterwork on the 24ft high ceilings, original fireplaces and solid oak hand carved panelling.


A truly magical venue like no other, built in the heart of the Essex countryside with fine views of the Vale of Chelmer, it would be exclusively yours for you and your guests on your special day, whatever the occasion..... We have a dedicated team available at any time to answer all your questions and help you throughout the planning of your wedding, dinner and dance, proms or corporate event. We can offer you the peace of mind knowing that special care will be taken to make sure that your day is one to remember.
#3

Channels Estate

Belsteads Farm Ln, Little Waltham, CM3 3PT, Chelmsford, Essex
Up to 130 guests
The beautiful parkland estate located close to the picturesque village of Little Waltham near Chelmsford is the perfect place to eat, drink and celebrate.

With not one, but two distinct locations, Channels on the east and Little Channels on the west of the estate and a team of staff that pride themselves on ensuring guests have a truly magnificent time, Channels is the perfect place for any occasion.


With over 30 years of bespoke wedding venue services, Channels has long been established as one of the finest wedding venues in Essex.
#4

Newland Hall

Roxwell, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4LH, Chelmsford, Essex
£2000
Up to 200 guests
The Manor of ‘Newlanda’ belonged to King Harold before the Norman conquest, and was the only land-holding in Roxwell specifically listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was so named because it was created out of untamed forest on ‘newly won land’. The land was held by Eustace, Earl of Boulogne. At the beginning of the 13th century Newland was held by Ralph de la Neweland, and for the next two centuries it remained in the hands of his descendants.The first reference to Newland Hall (rather than just Newland) was made in 1447. Original records exist for Manor Courts held at Newland Hall from 1448 onwards. There is strong evidence that Newland Hall was one of the places of retirement for the lascivious King Henry VIII.

After the ceremony you may wish to enjoy reception drinks and canapés on the lawn whilst listening to a string quartet before receiving your guests for the Wedding Breakfast.


Due to exclusive use, all of the above options will be available to you. There is no requirement for you to commit to any particular location for the ceremony when you book your wedding with us. You can alter your ceremony plans any time – right up to the last minute!


We will, of course, ensure that contingency arrangements are in place in case of unsuitable weather.


Please contact us for a personalised detaiuled emailed quotation based on your expected numbers.


• 100% Guaranteed Exclusive use available of the house, gardens and marquee.

• Stylish, full of character, and steeped in history. Listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.

• Over 20 Years experience of running Weddings

• Same dedicated Coordinator for organising and running your day

• Only 4.5 miles west of Chelmsford City Centre

• Please contact us for a detailed emailed quotation.
#5

Hatfield Place

The Street, London Road, Hatfield Peverel, CM3 2ET, Witham, Essex
Hatfield Place is an exquisite Georgian country house set in fifteen acres of undulated rural parkland adjoining the River Ter…. the perfect setting for your wedding celebration and all exclusively yours.

The venue is located half mile from the village of Hatfield Peverel in Essex with excellent transport links to the A12 and M25, making us within easy reach of London, Kent, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.


We offer privacy, exclusivity and of course flexibility whether you decide to have one very special day or a wedding weekend.the choice is yours. Our experienced wedding team and dedicated wedding co-ordinators will be on hand throughout your planning and preparations to ensure the smooth running of your day.
#6

The Warren Estate Weddings

The Warren Estate Woodham Walter,, CM9 6RW, Maldon, Essex
Setting the scene for your special day is our spectacular driveway, meandering towards The Rose Barn through ancient parkland. The venue nestles in a gentle and peaceful valley, with first sight for your guests being our manicured lawns and stunning borders with climbing roses. As an outside setting for spring and summer weddings The Warren Estate is unique.

Our highly trained Chefs are passionate about what they do, offering an extensive choice of delicious options for canapes, wedding breakfast and evening food. We aim to exceed your guest’s expectations, with beautiful presentation, generous portions and exquisite flavours.
#7

Leez Priory

Hartford End, Great Leighs, CM3 1JP, Chelmsford, Essex
£6000
Up to 250 guests
One of our two Essex wedding venues and three-times winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’, Leez Priory remains one of the most sought-after wedding venues in the country. Set in 40 acres of parkland, with a sweeping driveway, manicured lawns and lakes, Leez Priory offers a picture-perfect backdrop for a very special day.

Ceremonies can be performed in any of seven licensed settings, including the stunning historical Tower, which stands adjacent to the Main House, or outside beneath the carriageway for a truly unique setting on warmer days.


Fine dining is guaranteed, with a dedicated team of in-house chefs waiting to create your chosen culinary delights. Dine in the cosy Great Hall with its exposed beams and feature fireplace or, for larger parties, choose the rustic charm of the Coach House.


The newly transformed dance floor offers a more modern and contemporary space for those wishing to dance the night away, with a contrasting traditional bar and lounge area available for those who want to chat and enjoy their surroundings.


Leez Priory also boasts 15 beautiful bedrooms, which are exclusively reserved for you on your wedding night, as well as a hidden cottage within the grounds for the Bride and Bridesmaids to stay in the night before the big day.
#8

Stock Brook Country Club

Queens Park Avenue, Billericay, Essex, CM12 0SP, Billericay, Essex
£6900
Up to 400 guests
Stock Brook Country Club has been established as the number one choice for wedding venues in Essex for over 25 years.

Set in over 275 acres of stunning English countryside, and boasting exquisite décor, Stock Brook is an idyllic setting for a wedding. The reception suites are spacious and blessed with natural light to give an elegant and romantic atmosphere to your very special occasion, perfect for memories that will last a lifetime.


Inside and out, Stock Brook wedding venue offers a rare found combination of romance, elegance and style, which is accentuated by the charm and warmth of a fine English Country Manor House, but it isn’t just the views or the luxury of a country house that sets Stock Brook apart from other venues in the area, it is also the expertise of our Wedding Planners.


We offer our superb Wedding Function Suites on a hire only basis, ideal if you want to provide your own catering for your very special guests.


Stock Brook is an impressive place to celebrate getting married, which is why we have been the first choice for so many happy couples across Essex for over 25 years. To offer added flexibility to guest who would like to use the facilities at Stock Brook, yet keep total control over the finer details, we are happy to offer our sumptuous function suites on a hire-only basis.


Make your special day as unique as you are with venue hire only from Stock Brook


Ideal for weddings that require different faith-based traditions


• Perfect for self-catering weddings


• Suitable for up to 300 guests


If you would like any advice about how to organise a self-catered wedding, just get in touch with our Wedding Planners. Each team member has a wealth of experience in organising weddings including faith-based celebrations such as Jewish and Asian weddings, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have and also recommend the services of trusted suppliers to help you create your dream day here at Stock Brook.
#9

The Reid Rooms

Marks Hall Lane, Margaret Roding, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1QT, Dunmow, Essex
£1050
Up to 150 guests
One of Essex’s top wedding venues

The Reid Rooms is a converted, handsome weather-boarded barn set in the heart of the beautiful Essex countryside offering rural peace and seclusion.


Originally built in 1810 as stables for the working horses on the farm, The Reid Rooms have been tastefully converted to the highest standard to create an intimate and relaxed atmosphere. Inside, there is a wealth of exposed timber beams and fittings; reflecting the long history of The Reid Rooms as barns for the working farm.


The Reid Rooms offers a linked series of rooms surrounding a landscaped courtyard. This gives great flexibility, allowing guests to enjoy reception time in either the courtyard and gardens or inside the function rooms and evening guests can opt to gather for quiet conversation in the lounge, whilst others enjoy a disco in the bar.


The Reid Rooms venue hire includes:


- Exclusive use of the venue for the day (from 9.00 am, music and bar cease at 12.00 midnight and all - guests must vacate the premises by 12.30 am)

- Licensed for all civil ceremonies

- Opportunity to provide your own drinks for the reception and wedding breakfast – no corkage or service charge

- Your choice of caterers and use of kitchen facilities (caterers must provide cutlery, crockery, china, glassware, linen and waiting staff as well as own form of refrigeration for food)

- Fully licensed staffed bar for the evening reception

- Comfortable, relaxed and friendly atmosphere

- Professional guidance and assistance on the day

- Attractive courtyard and gardens

- Tables and chairs as required (sample table layouts available on request)

- Rehearsal/final meeting prior to the wedding

- Cleaning of the venue

- Disabled access
#10

Ingatestone Hall

Hall Ln, CM4 9NR, Ingatestone, Essex
All or part of the public rooms of Ingatestone Hall and its grounds are available for hire for public and private events of all kinds.
The range of events that can be accommodated is wide. Whether you are planning a meeting for a couple of dozen people or a large exhibition over several days with up to 1,500 visitors per day, we are confident that we can provide a solution to suit your needs.

Because of this wide range, Lord Petre or one of his personal staff will work closely with you to plan the layout for your event in order to ensure that you will have exclusive use of those parts of the property that you need but do not have to pay for facilities that you do not require.
#11

Barnston Lodge

Parsonage Lane, Barnston, Gt Dunmow, Essex, CM6 3NZ, Dunmow, Essex
Up to 200 guests
Barnston Lodge, Essex, is the ideal venue for a wonderful marquee wedding reception. With a stunning Georgian mansion in the backdrop and magnificent surrounding grounds, the tranquil venue is a timeless example of rural England – complete with surrounding paddocks, grazing horses and farmland.

As a family home, all guests to Barnston Lodge are made to feel relaxed and welcome from the moment they arrive. When you hold your wedding here, you will have exclusive use of the grounds for the entire day. Yours will be the only wedding taking place on the premise, allowing you and your guests to have a superb, private celebration.


Originally a cart lodge, the ‘Brew House’, complete with a large open fire, offers a ‘quiet room’ for some of your guests to relax in during the evening festivities. In addition, a variety of games can be arranged to take place on the lawn for your younger guests, while you enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of Barnston Lodge.


You can place the marquee wherever it suits you, offering you the unique opportunity to pick your own view. Barnston Lodge is a photographer’s dream; the backdrop of the lovely Georgian Mansion, glorious lawns and rose garden provide a delightful setting for your photographs. The lake, a haven for wildlife, is home to ducks and guinea fowl and boasts a charming jetty, ideal for photos. Unique aerial photographs are also available.


We have approved local wine merchants and caterers, but you are more than welcome to plan this yourself. We can also provide some guide prices for your catering on request. We do not insist that you use our own suppliers, and we do not charge corkage. We have even known guests to drive straight from Calais to Barnston with their wine requirements. Your wine can be stored in our cellar until you need it.


For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


• Exclusive use available

• Peaceful and secluded setting

• Access to a private lake and jetty

• Over 100 rooms available locally, from budget motels to Country Hotels

• Conveniently located between Chelmsford and Stansted, within a short distance from A12, M11 and M25
#12

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).
#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

Little Easton Manor

Little Easton Manor Park Road,, CM6 2JN, Little Dunmow, Essex
Described as “a jewel of England, perfectly set …”

Steeped in history, romance and a love of family, Little Easton Manor, offers a unique opportunity to choose the wedding you really want.


We give you a stunning grade II listed manor of distinction with unrivalled heritage and spectacular grounds to host the day of your dreams, allowing you to fill our home with the people and things that will make you feel special. If it's possible we'll achieve it. Love conquers all.


Quiet and intimate, bold or dramatic - the choice is yours. We want to unleash your dreams and make your special day unforgettable.


A visit is free and we'd love to help you discover the day you've been waiting for. People and feelings matter most. Let's talk about what matters to you...
#15

Cromwell Manor

Pitsea Hall Ln,, SS16 4UH, Basildon, Essex
Our beautiful and historical venue has 3 beautiful rooms to choose from to hold your wedding ceremony in. Our ground floor ceremony room with oak beams, fireplace and bay window seats up to 40 guests for a more intimate day.

Upstairs we have a further 2 rooms licensed to hold ceremonies, I mirror’s the ground floor in size and décor whilst our large modern ceremony room decorated in neutral tones can accommodate up to 100 guests.


The wedding breakfast takes place in our main reception room which, complete with a large bar, can seat up to 100 guests.


For larger wedding breakfasts, we have a marquee in the grounds which can seat up to 170 guests.


Located on our first floor we have a beautiful and tranquil room with facilities such as a private toilet, make up table, desk, chair and a sofa area, with lunch and afternoon tea packages available, the bride and her party have everything they need to prep for the big day ahead.Our beautiful and historical venue has 3 beautiful rooms to choose from to hold your wedding ceremony in. Our ground floor ceremony room with oak beams, fireplace and bay window seats up to 40 guests for a more intimate day.


Upstairs we have a further 2 rooms licensed to hold ceremonies, I mirror’s the ground floor in size and décor whilst our large modern ceremony room decorated in neutral tones can accommodate up to 100 guests.


The wedding breakfast takes place in our main reception room which, complete with a large bar, can seat up to 100 guests.


For larger wedding breakfasts, we have a marquee in the grounds which can seat up to 170 guests.


Located on our first floor we have a beautiful and tranquil room with facilities such as a private toilet, make up table, desk, chair and a sofa area, with lunch and afternoon tea packages available, the bride and her party have everything they need to prep for the big day ahead.
#16

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
#17

De Rougemont Manor

Great Warley Street, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 3JP, Brentwood, Essex
£1250
Up to 300 guests
De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites in Brentwood is a family managed & owned hotel in the heart of the Essex Countryside. Whether you are looking for a perfect wedding, wedding reception or a family celebration De Rougemont Manor offers fantastic facilities and excellent service to provide a memorable experience to go alongside your perfect day.

Booking your wedding reception at De Rougemont Manor means that you can relax. With plenty of room for your party to eat, drink, dance and socialise, you can be sure that everyone will be comfortable and well looked after.


Whether you choose a formal wedding breakfast or choose from our range of buffet menus, the food is always to our 4 star standard and we are happy to tailor menus to suit you and your guests.


De Rougemont Manor can cater for all sizes of weddings.


Saturday: minimum of 75 sit down and 100 in the evening is required, this number would be charged for if numbers were to fall.

Sunday – Friday: numbers negotiable, however evening function numbers in our larger suites are 100 minimum but less numbers can be catered for in our smaller function suites.

Should you continue into the evening an additional buffet will need to be catered for, which can be found in the buffet menu section of the brochure.


• A venue to cater for all styles of events

• Four-star Restaurant

• Outdoor facilities

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies

• 81 luxurious bedrooms

• Beautiful Italian gardens and grounds
#18

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.
#19

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
#20

The Lawn

Hall Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1PL, Rochford, Essex
£3000
Up to 200 guests
As a wedding venue, The Lawn is special. Our wedding parties enjoy exclusive use of the venue from 9.30 in the morning through to midnight, including two spacious rooms in which to change, prepare and then relax after the wedding.

With its magnificent manor house and beautiful grounds combined with the unparalleled (yet not over-bearing) levels of service enjoyed by all our clients and their guests, The Lawn has earned a reputation for excellence that is second to no other wedding venue in Essex.


As a Family run business, we have worked hard and invested heavily in making The Lawn one of the very best wedding venues in Essex. Whether you prefer to have a civil ceremony in the comfortable splendour of the manor house itself, or marry in a church and enjoy your wedding reception and ‘after-party’ at The Lawn, we ensure that you have a wedding day to remember – for all the right reasons!


Your wedding day is special and we appreciate that every wedding is unique. We are not pushy and do not promote nor try to apply wedding packages but rather prefer to tailor the requirements to our clients’ own particular needs – all at a price that virtually everyone finds surprisingly affordable with a clear and stated policy of ‘no hidden extras.’

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