4 of the most beautiful Essex wedding venues
Essex is home to some of the most stunning wedding venues in the country. Whether you want a barn, a manor house or a garden, there’s something for every kind of wedding in Essex. Plus, you have great transport links for your wedding guests! We’ve picked just four of the most picturesque wedding venues in Essex below…
When it comes to wedding venues, The Rose Barn is one of Essex’s best kept secrets! Set in 320 acres of rolling countryside on the Warren Estate, The Rose Barn is a stunning 18th century barn. As well as the barn, there’s also a piano lounge, limestone terrace and private tiered gardens. This gorgeous Essex wedding venue can accommodate up to 120 guests for a wedding ceremony and breakfast, and over 200 guests for an evening reception. All of this is on an exclusive use basis, of course!
If you’re dreaming of an outdoor wedding ceremony, The Rose Barn offers an Oak Pavilion for ceremonies with rustic solid oak benches for your guests to sit on. If you’re marrying in the cooler months or you want more drama in your ceremony space, The Rose Barn itself boasts an amazing vaulted ceiling and oak staircase group shots. There’s even a wood burner to keep the chill away!
The team at the Rose Barn are extremely experience and can help every element of your big day run smoothly. You’ll have your very own wedding manager to run your day from start to finish so you can relax and enjoy your day. The in-house catering team can create menus to accommodate all tastes and wedding styles, but every meal they create is fresh, delicious and beautifully presented.
Book your viewing at The Rose Barn here.
If it’s glamour and grandeur you’re looking for, then the amazing Braxted Park in Witham, Essex has it in spades! This picturesque wedding venue set in acres of manicured grounds has so many ceremony and reception spaces, you’ll be hard pressed to choose one.
You can say your vows in the light and airy Orangery with its magnificent arched windows and hand-painted frescos, or if you’re blessed with the weather, in an outdoor ceremony in the Walled Garden, which boasts tranquil water features and blooming flower beds. If you’d prefer a religious ceremony, there’s even a parish church in the venue’s grounds dating back to 1042.
Enjoy elegant cocktails and canapés served in the Walled Garden, before moving on to a delicious and expertly prepared wedding breakfast in the glamorous Pavilion. When the time comes to take off your dancing shoes and head to bed, you can relaxed in The Garden Cottage, which boasts two luxurious bedrooms, a spacious lounge and an elegant décor to help you relax. There are also a further 12 en-suite bedrooms located in the former stables in a peaceful part of the estate for your wedding guests.
If you are planning a cultural wedding, you can hire Braxted Park on a dry-hire basis. Dry hire of Braxted Park is perfect for Asian, Jewish, Afro-Caribbean, Turkish and other cultural weddings.
Find out more about Braxted Park here.
Vaulty Manor in Maldon, Essex is a beautiful converted historic wedding barn dating back to the early 1600s. This countryside wedding venue is licensed for civil ceremonies and can accommodate wedding receptions of up to 200 guests. The beautiful light oak barn is the perfect tranquil setting for a wedding ceremony, before you move into the amazing Baronial Hall for your wedding breakfast. If you’d prefer to be outdoors, you can have a gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony in the Manor grounds. You can even enjoy an evening barbecue or hog roast on the outdoor terrace! Vaulty Manor offers a choice of four bespoke caterers, all of whom will cater to your exact requirements.
One of the best parts about marrying at Vaulty Manor is the accommodation! The Manor House, which features glamorous Georgian interiors, sleeps up to 10 people in four double rooms. This makes it the perfect place for your wedding party to stay. There’s even an outdoor pool and hot tub for you to relax in before and after the wedding! The Courtyard Rooms can also accommodate up to 60 guests, so there’s enough space for everyone to relax and unwind.
Weddings at Vaulty Manor start at £2,250. Find out more about Vaulty Manor here.
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This hidden gem in Epping, Essex is the perfect blend of barn wedding venue, light-filled Orangery and stunning Walled Garden. From the moment you arrive down the long driveway, you’ll be amazed by the stunning scenery and sense of tranquility – even though the venue is just 10 minutes from the M25 and M11, making it easy to reach for all your friends and family. The 1000 acres of beautifully kept grounds makes Gaynes Park feel like it’s in its own world.
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The Mill Barn is perfect for wedding breakfasts for up to 150 guests, and up to 200 guests for an evening reception. If the weather is good on your wedding day, the open-sided Gather Barn provides a covered area where you can hold an outdoor civil ceremony, or have a hog roast or barbecue in the evening. Whatever you choose, Gaynes Park’s in-house caterers, the award-winning Galloping Gourmet, are sure to whip up something delicious.
At the end of the night, you can retire to The Coach House. The ten bedrooms combine French style with Swedish simplicity, and make the perfect base for your wedding party.
Book your venue viewing at Gaynes Park here.
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