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#1

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.’
#2

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.
#3

The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Chatham Historic, Dockyard Trust, The Sail & Colour Loft The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TW, Chatham, Kent
£6500
Up to 300 guests
At The Historic Dockyard Chatham you are not just “hiring a venue”, you are buying into a complete and unforgettable experience set within a place that is quite simply like no other.

Sitting at the heart of this wonderful place is Commissioner’s House (1704), the most intact naval building from the age of sail and a truly stunning location. All weddings are bespoke, from an intimate wedding in one of the private dining rooms, to a wedding breakfast for 120 people in the garden marquee. Some choose the House’s garden bar room to host their wedding cocktail hour or the romantic 17thcentury terraced gardens as the backdrop for their wedding photos capturing their perfect day.


But we’re not just about a beautiful Georgian house, we offer so much more - with wedding ceremonies on the magnificent Victorian 3-masted sloop HMS Gannet (1878) to evening parties held in our brand new ‘Commands of the Oceans Mess Deck’. We offer experiences that no other venue can match.


The special touches we provide with each wedding means no two are the same. Immaculate detail and pure care come across as you and your partner venture into the future.


• Unique historic maritime heritage estate

• Venues include Commissioner’s House (1704) - Britain's oldest intact naval building and; HMS Gannet (1878) the last remaining sloop of Queen Victoria’s Royal Navy

• Personalised service

• Incredible backdrops for wedding photos

• Dedicated wedding planner
#4

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.
#5

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.
#6

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.
#7

Hempstead House

London Road, Bapchild, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME99 9PP, Sittingbourne, Kent
£80
Up to 60 guests
Hempstead House is a Victorian country house, spa hotel and restaurant. Located in the beautiful Kent countryside, the house is surrounded by four acres of perfectly manicured gardens and sweeping lawns. The grounds offer countless backdrops for your wedding photographs, including the pretty lily pond, thatched summer house, courtyard, stone fountain and swimming pool garden.

Our stylish reception rooms are bright and spacious and our floodlit terraces are ideal for a drinks reception. The Heritage Suite is accessed through the grand entrance and is licensed for civil ceremonies, seating up to 150. We have a licensed Roman style gazebo and our beautiful drawing room. We also have a range of smaller dining rooms for a more intimate reception.


Our luxurious bedrooms are all individually designed and we offer three honeymoon suites. You and your guests can relax after a full day of celebrations and will be able to make use of our fantastic facilities including our fitness suite with three swimming pools, sauna, steam rooms and gym. Our spa has five treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure area, and a relaxation room.


Choose your wedding breakfast from our extensive award-winning menu. Our chefs will prepare fresh and delicious food which will be served by our warm and friendly staff. You will be looked after by our dedicated wedding coordinator and we will even provide you with a Master of Ceremonies to take care of the running on the day.


• Private Victorian Country House Spa Hotel and restaurant set within 4 acres of beautiful gardens

• Luxury en-suite bedrooms including three stunning honeymoon suites

• Award winning cuisine with dishes made from fresh local produce

• Dedicated wedding coordinator

• Licensed function suite for ceremonies with up to 150 guests

• Private rooms for smaller groups
#8

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.
#9

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).
#10

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.
#11

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
#12

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.
#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

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.
#15

The Lana Mia Manor

Berwick Pond Road, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9EL, Rainham, Essex
Up to 300 guests
We are fully licensed to hold civil ceremonies and civil partnerships (in and outdoors) allowing your guests a chance to relax. The Manor Hotel prides itself on being one of the only venues in Essex licensed to hold ceremonies outside, and have invested in some major improvements to the ceremony area to make it even more special. Set within the beautiful grounds of the hotel, it boasts permanent seating for up to 85 guests and includes a state of the art pa system.

Our function suites, marquee, gardens and terrace offer great versatility depending on the size of your party and its requirements. We offer a choice of wedding packages designed to give you a wonderful day to remember and at great value too.


Couples are able to hold their entire wedding at The Manor making the day far more practical and even more beautiful. We can arrange ceremonies without the reception for a discounted rate on Monday to Thursdays. Smaller weddings for 22 guests and under can be catered for in our private dining suite with an intimate three course meal with close family and friends. Ceremony only packages are available to include celebratory drinks and canapés.


• Licence to hold Civil weddings on site within picturesque gardens

• Package and bespoke deals to suit any requirements arranged with our dedicated wedding coordinator, making the planning an enjoyable journey!

• Picturesque gardens and terrace area exclusive to your wedding day only!

• Stylish on site accommodation for you and your guests!

• Flexible choice of menus devised by our talented chefs, making your wedding breakfast a meal to remember

• Option of extending the space with a stylish Marquee for larger groups.
#16

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.
#17

Mount Ephraim Gardens

Mount Ephraim Gardens, Staplestreet Road Hernhill, , Kent,, ME13 9TX, Faversham, Kent
Mount Ephraim Country House and Gardens is a privately owned family home offering a unique, classically romantic venue for your wedding. From the spectacular views of the gardens and estate, to the elegant sweeping staircase leading into the main hall, we can offer you a memorable experience to make your big day extra special.

Only an hour away from London, we are a very short drive from Canterbury, Faversham, Sittingbourne and Whitstable and offer something unlike anything else in the area.


We can accommodate ceremonies of up to 110 people in the house or garden. For a reception in the house we offer wedding breakfasts for up to 110, with room for a total of 175 evening guests. For a marquee reception in our beautiful gardens we can accommodate over 250 guests.


We also offer a spectacular Wedding Suite plus four additional guest rooms so you and your select guests can wake up to the stunning views and setting, and enjoy breakfast in the manor house. From March 2019 our new Garden Wing, sleeping 12, will be available for private hire for wedding parties so your wedding party, family or guests can enjoy exclusive hire of the house and celebrate your wedding in style.
#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

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

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

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