Type of Ceremony
Civil ceremony licensed
One wedding per day
Live music permitted
Onsite car parking
What Our Couples Love
- Individual Package
- Two 18 hole championship golf courses
- Breath taking views
- Essendon Country Club is situated in a picturesque 400-acre estate
- High standards
- Perfect location to host your wedding
- Wedding venue in Hertfordshire
- Civil ceremony venue in Hertfordshire
- Bespoke weddings
- Planning to every detail
- Support through everything
Frequently asked questions
Can we have exclusive use of the venue?
YES! You are guaranteed to be the only wedding taking place with us at Essendon. The Clubhouse will remain open for golfers and public on the day but you will have a separate entrance, restrooms and bar throughout the whole day and evening to ensure complete privacy for you and your guests.
Are you licenced for civil ceremonies?
Yes we are licenced for civil ceremonies in our beautiful barn.
Can we have the wedding ceremony outdoors?
Sadly, we are not licenced to hold civil ceremonies outdoors. We do however have a lovely, light and airy conservatory with a stunning view of the terrace and golf course that can make you feel outside!
Do you charge corkage if we supply our own wine?
Yes, we do offer the option of corkage – this is permitted on Wines, Sparkling Wines and Champagnes only. Wine and Sparkling wine is charged at £20.00 per bottle and Champagnes are charged at £25.00 per bottle.
Can we use our own caterers?
We do not allow outside catering at the property. Your Wedding Cake is an exception to this; however this cannot be used as your dessert.
From what time can we get access to decorate the venue?
Access to the venue on the day of your wedding is anytime from 7am.
What time does the reception need to finish?
Our license for your private bar and entertainment ends at midnight. There is the option to extend the license until 1am for an extra charge of £250.00
Are there noise restrictions if we have a live band?
As our venue is surrounded by 400-acres of land, noise restrictions aren't too much of a problem! :)
Are fireworks allowed?
Yes. They must be booked through our approved and certified firework company and must take place before 10pm.
Is confetti allowed?
We do allow confetti to be thrown outside but must be biodegradable.
Are candles allowed?
Candles are permitted but they must be contained within a suitable candle holder twice the size of the candle to ensure no open flames.
Is there a honeymoon or bridal suite?
We do have a dressing room available for the Bride and Bridesmaids to prepare in the morning - this room is then yours for the whole day. The hire charge for this suite is £250.00 and our ladies / gents changing rooms can be used for shower facilities if required.
Is there accommodation on site?
Not currently however, we work with a number of local hotel partners – details of these hotels can be found within our recommended suppliers.
Is there additional accommodation nearby?
We work with a number of local hotel partners – details of these hotels can be found within our recommended suppliers.
Do you offer menu tastings?
Yes. You will be invited for a complimentary menu tasting prior to your final details meeting. You will be able to choose one starter, one main course and one dessert each to try. You are welcome to bring along family or friends to the tasting however, if they would like to try additional dishes they will be chargeable.
Is Car parking available to my guests?
Yes, your guests are welcome to park in our main car park and leave cars overnight to collect the following morning (Before 12noon) if they are staying nearby.
About Essendon Country Club
Perfect wedding ceremony and reception venue in Hertfordshire. Situated in Bedwell Park, in the scenic, rolling countryside of rural Hertfordshire in the South East of England we can offer you a bespoke wedding day to savour.
Thank you for considering us for your wedding day, you will find everything we have to offer in order to make your day perfect from start to finish. We specialise in bespoke wedding packages making every detail unique to you and your requirements. Our country club is situated in 80 acres of tranquil Hertfordshire countryside, in what was formerly known as Bedwell Park Estate. The Club House possesses an impressive 16th century oak framed barn, perfect for wedding ceremonies and reception offering exclusive use for your special day. The beautiful main barn has the facilities to cater for larger weddings comfortably seating up to 130 and 200 for an evening buffet, complete with a mezzanine balcony which is ideal for reception drinks or catering for a smaller, more intimate wedding reception. Should you have any further questions or would like to view our function suites please do not hesitate to contact our Wedding Manager Joanna Newell, who will be happy to assist you.