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#1

Stanstead Bury

Stanstead, SG12 8JZ, Bury, Lancashire
Stanstead Bury is the old manor house in the village of Stanstead Abbotts situated an hour north of London and close to both the A10 and the M11.

Steeped in history, Stanstead Bury has been the private home of the Trower family for over 150 years. The grounds of this beautiful house are available to hire, for a limited number of weddings each year, to couples who are looking for a venue for a marquee wedding reception.


Within the grounds of the manor house there is the opportunity to erect a marquee of your choice. A traditional pole marquee would create the backdrop for a classic, elegant, English garden affair or a tipi would be ideal for a wedding reception with a more rustic and romantic feel. There are no restrictions on the suppliers that you could use or the number of guests that you can have. You can tailor your day to suit yourselves.


The beautiful grounds of this historic manor house make Stanstead Bury the ultimate setting for a unique and memorable wedding reception.
#2

Theobalds Estate

Lieutenant Ellis Way, Cheshunt, EN7 5HW, Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Dating back to the 15th-century, De Vere Theobalds Estate in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire has had several former lives: the favourite country seat of King James I, a Georgian family home, a temporary retreat for Christopher Wren’s Temple Bar archway and a WWII military riding school; all before turning into a hotel in the 1990s.

The heart of the estate is the mansion house that was built in 1763. Grade II*-listed, the building marries towering turrets, elegant arched windows and a warm red brick façade with 21st-century style to create a memorable setting for a range of events from meetings to weddings.


Outside, 55 acres of parkland grounds lend themselves perfectly to team building along with the hotel’s tree house, ideal for events that require something a little out of the ordinary.


At the restaurant, the modern British menu features classic dishes, sourced seasonally from good suppliers whilst the Executive Chef team curate celebration menus that deliver restaurant-quality food for a wide range of events.


Looking out across the landscaped Italian gardens and the Hertfordshire countryside beyond, it’s easy to forget that De Vere Theobalds Estate is only 10 miles north of central London, and just minutes away from J25 of the M25.
#3

Gilwell Park

Gilwell Park Bury Road, Chingford, E4 7QW, London, Greater London
Gilwell Park estate was purchased in early 1919 by William De Bois Maclaren, a publisher and Scout Commissioner from Rosneath, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. During a business trip to London, Maclaren was saddened to see that Scouts in the East End had nowhere suitable to have amazing outdoor adventures. Maclaren bought the estate for the Scout Association. P.B. Nevill, Scout Commissioner for the East End first took his Rover Scouts to begin repairing the estate on 17 April 1919 and it was officially opened on 26 July 1919.

The White House today serves as a versatile event venue and hotel. Any income generated goes back into supporting Scouting in the UK, changing the lives of young people.
#4

Capel Manor Gardens

Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, North London, EN1 4RQ, Enfield, Middlesex
£1000
Up to 100 guests
We have chosen to work exclusively with Saffron Caterers to provide couples with a bespoke and personal wedding service set in the most beautiful of surroundings.

Dating back to the late thirteenth Century, the estate is spread across 30 acres, comprising of more than 60 gardens and surrounding an impressive Georgian Manor House. Situated in North London, Capel Manor Gardens is one of only a few wedding venues that offers couples the opportunity to have an outdoor civil wedding ceremony in one of its many beautiful gardens making it highly sought after, particularly in the summer months.


The superb gardens are the perfect setting for a marquee wedding reception with the capacity to seat up to 200 guests for the wedding breakfast. A range of marquees are available as well as Tipis for couples looking for something a bit different.


• Estate spread over 30 acres

• Located in North London less than five minutes from Junction 25 of the M25

• Five licenced outdoor and indoor civil ceremony spaces

• Gardens can hold a marquee wedding reception for up to 250 guests

• Variety of marquees and Tipis available

• Work exclusively with Saffron Caterers, one of the most sought after caterers in London
#5

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
#6

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.
#7

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.
#8

Walkern Hall

Walkern Hall, Walkern, Stevenage, SG2 7JA, Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Walkern Hall is an imposing Georgian Manor House surrounded by beautiful gardens, magnificent trees and extensive parkland; it is the ideal setting for your country house wedding, private party or event.
The house and grounds, large walled garden, parkland or beautiful stable block offer varied film location and photographic opportunities.

Whatever your purpose, Walkern Hall is perfectly situated, located in unspoilt countryside yet only three or so miles east of Stevenage and minutes from Junction 7 of the A1.
#9

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...
#10

Brocket hall estate

Brocket Hall, Welwyn,, AL8 7XG, Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Brocket Hall has played host to many important events and celebrations in the last 300 years, now you have the opportunity to add to its rich history. With three perfect locations for your event, the Brocket Hall Estate can cater to your needs.

The Hall itself is set overlooking the Capability Brown inspired landscaped grounds, with all of the grandeur and luxury expected of a Hall that was once a favoured retreat of Queen Victoria.


The Melbourne Club has stunning panoramic views of the Melbourne Golf Course and grounds. With two event locations, for the more intimate occasions the elegant Piano Lounge is perfect for up to 30 people. The Oak Room, with its oak beamed ceiling and glass walls offers an event space for up to 150 people, with incredible views across the Estate.


Auberge du Lac, our award-winning fine dining restaurant, is perfectly situated on the banks of the Broadwater Lake. The food on offer, carefully crafted by our Head Chef Matt Edmonds, changes with the seasons, using the finest ingredients from local and British suppliers.
#11

Parklands Quendon Hall

Quendon Hall, Quendon, Nr Saffron Walden Essex, CB11 3XN, Saffron Walden, Essex
£4000 
Parklands, Quendon Hall, on the Essex/Hertfordshire border, provides a perfectly picturesque setting for weddings, receptions and corporate events. Our prestigious, award winning venue is offered to you exclusively – your wedding, your way, your home for the day.

A luxurious mansion, beautifully manicured grounds with deer roaming the landscape – Parklands, Quendon Hall offers the perfect balance of exquisite elegance and grandeur, with a relaxed and welcoming feel – simply stunning for weddings, receptions, Asian weddings and civil partnerships. Excellent business conference facilities are also available.


From the most lavish of celebrations to more intimate events, our versatile reception rooms overlooking pretty, landscaped gardens, offer endless scope and flexibility whatever your dream day demands.


Our dedicated, experienced team will leave nothing to chance, assuring you and your guests of an unforgettable experience, magical moments and everlasting memories.
#12

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
#13

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace Way,, N22 7AY, London, Greater London
£25000
Up to 10000 guests
Alexandra Palace is a unique London venue available to hire which offers the perfect setting for corporate events including exhibitions, conferences, live events, product launches, trade shows and award ceremonies.

With a venue hire capacity ranging from 10-10,000 and both indoor and outdoor space, the Ally Pally offers a truly iconic and versatile backdrop for a wide range of business or creative uses.


We pride ourselves on having a fantastic venue and an experienced events team flexible enough to cater for all types of events.
#14

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
#15

Dyrham Park Country Club

Galley Lane, Barnet Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, EN5 4RA, Barnet, Hertfordshire
£8700
Up to 150 guests
Dyrham Park Country Club is quite simply the most exquisite of wedding venues in Hertfordshire.

Dyrham Park is ideally situated for weddings - being close to Central London and the junction of the M25 and A1 - but surrounded by beautiful countryside. With its stunning clubhouse, excellent food, sumptuous function rooms, superb grounds and extensive car parking, it is the perfect Hertfordshire wedding venue. The unique Grand Hall with its Minstrel's Gallery and the immaculate grounds make Dyrham Park the ideal venue to celebrate a wedding at any time of the year. In addition, the perfect lawns and magnificent trees turn dream wedding photos into reality.


Dyrham Park Country Club is an approved Hertfordshire wedding venue for couples to hold their Civil Marriage Ceremony.


Each ceremony is personalised and tailor-made to each couple's requirements ensuring that dreams are turned into reality. When it comes to Hertfordshire weddings, Dyrham Park promises to impress.


• Beautiful, historic venue set within 200 acres of stunning Hertfordshire parkland

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships

• Elegant function rooms including the impressive Grand Hall

• Experienced, international Chefs and a professional Events and Banqueting team

• Wedding packages and bespoke celebrations available

• Secure car parking and easy access from Central London and the M25/A1
#16

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.
#17

Clossold House

Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9HJ, London, Greater London
Up to 60 guests
Clissold House is a stunning Grade II* listed space set in the tranquil surrounds of Clissold Park located near Hackney, East London and North of the City. This eighteenth century mansion house offers expertly restored architecture, beautiful interiors and a stunning outdoor terrace.

Recently refurbished, this space is a stunning setting for a range of events. The large ornate windows flood the space with natural light and offer guests exceptional views across the park. Original features such as marble fireplaces and the iconic spiral staircase ensure a breathtaking experience.


The house offers two main rooms on the first floor with outdoor terrace. The Drawing Room, Dining Room and adjoining Hallway are perfect for the most stylish of weddings, providing space for a ceremony followed by a seated dinner or standing reception. The second floor comprising the Church Room, New River Room and Dressing Room provides further space for smaller meetings and intimate gatherings.
#18

Kenwood House

Hampstead Lane, Hampstead, London, North West London, NW3 7JR, London, Greater London
Up to 480 guests
Wedding, birthday, party, conference... whatever the occasion, your day will be transformed into a uniquely unforgettable occasion at one of our English Heritage historic venues.

Depending on your event type, our venues can hold 20 to 2,500 people. Whatever the occasion, our planners will work with you to plan your event and help it run smoothly.


Our collection of historic venues have been the setting of many love stories. From Kenilworth Castle, embellished by Robert Dudley to impress Elizabeth I, or Osborne House, the private retreat of Queen Victoria and her beloved Prince Albert. Host your wedding day at one of our fabulous venues.


Ensure your birthday, anniversary or get-together is stylish by hosting your private party at one of our exclusive properties. Wow your guests in one of our historic castles or stately homes.


A number of our venues contain conference and meeting facilities. Stand out from the crowd by holding your corporate event at one of our luxury properties.


Set in the beautiful surroundings of Bedfordshire, the elegant 18th-century mansion at Wrest Park is a truly unique place to work. We offer a range of individual offices and suites from 100 sq ft available to let on competitive terms.


• Grand mansion house 30 mins outside London

• Bespoke functions and catering to the highest standard

• Ceremonies and receptions

• Top quality local wedding suppliers

• Marquee with capacity for up to 480 guests

• Dedicated hospitality staff
#19

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.
#20

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.

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