Wedding Venues Essex


Down Hall

Down Hall Country House Hotel

Matching Lane Hatfield Heath Bishops Stortford Essex CM22 7AS.

Down Hall Hotel is one of England’s most established country house hotels. Located in Hatfield Heath, near Bishop’s Stortford on the Hertfordshire and Essex border, Down Hall is 45 minutes from central London and also ideally located near Stansted Airport.

Relax the body, soothe the soul and lift the spirit during your stay at Down Hall in our new, luxury Eden Spa. Dating back to 1322, this impressive Italianate mansion is a historic setting. The hotel’s luxury interiors, ornate ceilings and abundance of natural daylight make for an experience like no other.

Take time to wander the 110 acres of surrounding woodland, parkland and landscaped gardens or sample traditional English Afternoon Tea in our historic lounge or Ibbetson’s tearoom.

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Newland hall

Newland hall

Roxwell Chelmsford Essex CM1 4LH.

The beautiful setting at Newland Hall makes it a perfect venue for a wedding reception.Enjoy your wedding breakfast in the beautiful Tudor Manor House, or our superb traditional marquee located in the moated gardens. As a permanent structure it is fully lined and has a solid carpeted floor, oak faced bar, large dance floor, sound system, washrooms and is heated.

Through extensive and detailed research we have achieved the ultimate wedding reception environment by having both the house, and the superb atmosphere of a marquee with the comfort and high standards of an indoor venue.

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Great hallingbury Hotel

Great Hallingbury manor

Tilekiln Green Great Hallingbury Bishop’s Stortford Essex/Herts border Essex CM22 7TJ

Close to Stansted Airport, Great Hallingbury is a traditional tudor style Manor with a contemporary interior. Set in the beautiful countryside location of Essex and Hertfordshire borders, our hotel is ideally placed just minutes from Stansted airport and a short drive from Bishop’s Stortford.

Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel is a traditional Tudor style manor with a contemporary interior and therefore offers the best of two worlds for any couples wedding day. The imposing facade and stunning surrounding gardens offer a real wow factor whereas the contemporary interior present a true blank canvas to harmonise with any colour or wedding scheme.

They have 43 luxury bedrooms, including the luxurious “stables” that house the extravagant bridal suite, and several licensed locations surrounded by breath taking landscaped gardens and a lake for you to exchange your vows — one of which can seat up to 150 people.

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the kings oak hotel

The Kings Oak Hotel

Paul’s Nursery Road High Beach Essex IG10 4AE

The Kings Oak Hotel is a licensed venue allowing civil ceremonies to take place in three of our beautiful function suites. Capacity ranges from 30 to 300 guests. Be sure to check out all of their 4 venues. If a civil ceremony is not what you are looking for, the convenience of the beautiful and historic Church of the Holy Innocents lays just a ¼ of a mile away. Many couples who use the Kings Oak Hotel for their wedding receptions get married in this stunning Epping Forest church.

Braxted Park

Braxted Park

Braxted Park Estate Great Braxted Witham Essex Essex CM8 3EN.

Braxted Park offers exclusive use for the day and boasts the highest level of service for wedding receptions in Essex and the surrounding areas including Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Kent and London.

They cater for capacities of 30-350 guests throughout the year so whether you are considering a summer wedding or winter wedding Braxted Park is the perfect wedding venue in Essex for all seasons. The venue is fully equipped with licensed bar facilities and includes staging and dance floor area which lends itself to discos or live music.

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The kings cliff hotel

The kings Cliff Hotel

55 Kings Parade, Holland On Sea
Essex, CO15 5JB.

Kingscliff Hotel is a unique wedding venue located in Holland-on Sea, in the North Essex and Tendring area.  The venue has recently undergone a multi million pound refurbishment and now proudly offers stunning contemporary function rooms and brand new bedrooms.


Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle

Bayley Street Castle Hedingham Halstead Essex Essex CO9 3DJ.

Hedingham Castle, Essex is, without a doubt, one of the most romantic wedding venues in England.  The 900-year-old Norman keep, the stately grandeur of the Georgian House and the landscaped beauty of the gardens, all enclosed within the privacy of the tree-lined grounds of the estate, create a magical haven where romance becomes real.

The Coach House Marks hall

The Coach House, Marks Hall

Coggeshall, Colchester
Essex, CO6 1TG

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 rayleigh Club

The Rayleigh Club

Hullbridge Road Rayleigh Essex SS6 9QS

Nestled in over three hundred acres of stunning English parkland, The Rayleigh Club has earned an enviable reputation as one of the finest wedding venues in the South East.

With four reception suites to choose from, we can accommodate a small and intimate gathering as well as a large and lavish party. The rooms provide an elegant and neutral backdrop for you to personalise with traditional or contemporary colour and style, and each one is equipped with a bar and entertainment facilities.

Ivy Hill Hotel

Ivy Hill Hotel

Writtle Road Margaretting Chelmsford Essex CM4 0EH.

Ivy Hill Hotel has something for everyone, whatever you’re celebrating.

A choice of contemporary function rooms with beautiful landscaped gardens makes it the perfect backdrop for your wedding, whether you are celebrating with 2 or 250 guests.A choice of contemporary function rooms with beautiful landscaped gardens makes it the perfect backdrop for your wedding, whether you are celebrating with 2 or 250 guests.

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Pontlands Park

Pontlands Park

West Hanningfield Road Great Baddow Chelmsford Essex CM2 8HR.

A fully air conditioned Conservatory can seat between 30 and 90 guests, during the summer months (May – September) our stunning Marquee is in situ for between 70 and 200 seated guests (dependant on day of the week) and for smaller parties one of our beautifully refurbished restaurants can be booked for up to 32 guests.

For those wishing to continue the party in the evening both the Conservatory and Marquee have their own bar and dancefloor, with maximum capacities increasing to 120 guests in the Conservatory and 250 guests in the Marquee.

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Cressing Barns

Cressing Barns

Witham Road Braintree Essex CM77 8PD

Cressing Barns is the perfect venue for weddings, civil partnerships and ceremonies.

They can cater for small or large events of up to 300 guests in one of our medieval barns and also cater for smaller ceremonies in our Walled Garden. If you require larger numbers a marquee can be arranged.

All of their packages can be tailored to suit individual requirements and all events come with a dedicated co-ordinator who will be on hand in the run up to the event and on the big day.

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smeetham Hall

Smeetham Hall

Smeetham Hall Bulmer Sudbury, Suffolk/Essex border Essex CO10 7EU

Set in the rural retreat of the countryside around North Essex, our wedding barn is also easily accessible from Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Kent and the Greater London areas. Located in Sudbury, on the borders of Suffolk and Essex, Smeetham Hall has been the Hyde Parker family residence since 1906. Although still a working farm, Smeetham Hall is considered one of the leading wedding venues in Essex and is widely known for its wedding barn and beautiful, picturesque grounds.

Smeetham Hall Barn can be hired for civil ceremonies and same-sex marriages followed by a wedding reception, a wedding reception only following a church service or simply for a civil ceremony. We have a wide range of local suppliers who can offer you their wedding services and have experience of our wedding venue to make the planning of your big day as easy as possible.

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crabbs barn

Crabs Barn – ***NOW CLOSED***

Cranes Lane Kelvedon Colchester Essex CO5 9AX.

With a rich history dating back to the 15th century, Crabb’s Barn prides itself on being one of the premier wedding venues in Essex, featuring a lovingly-restored barn and outbuildings located on the outskirts of the quiet village of Kelvedon. Today, Crabb’s Barn is a family-run wedding venue catering for a range of events, including weddings, receptions, civil ceremonies, corporate hire and other private functions, whatever your occasion or requirements Crabb’s Barn boasts the perfect atmosphere and service to complete your special day.

That amazing place

That Amazing Place

Hubbards Hall Farm Off Churchgate Street Essex CM17 0NH.

That Amazing Place is an exclusive use venue. This means that when you book your wedding with them, the beautiful Manor House along with its 12 bedrooms (sleeping 25 guests) is exclusively yours for the day and night of your wedding.

Dating back to the 15th century, this historical grade II listed manor house has been beautifully renovated with stylish, contemporary interiors and elegant furnishings, offering a cosy and imitate “home from home” in which to welcome and entertain your guests.

Licensed for civil ceremonies, we can accommodate up to 70 guests in the Lakeview Lounge, with spectacular views of the lake through our beautiful sash bay windows, or up to 100 people in The Hall with its stunning mirrored wall and high ceilings.  Alternatively, during the summer months you can choose to say your vows alfresco under our outdoor wedding gazebo situated next to the breathtaking backdrop of the lake.

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Marriot hotel Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey Marriot Hotel

Old Shire Lane Waltham Abbey Essex EN9 3LX

Bordering the ancient woodlands of Epping Forest, Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel offers a special setting for your wedding dreams to come to life. The Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel is respectful of cultural and religious differences and proudly hosts all manner of traditional and secular marriages including white weddings, same-sex partnerships, civil ceremonies and ethnic services.

With a range of rooms to suit all your requirements the Waltham Abbey Marriott can cater for all aspects of your wedding day from your civil ceremony and wedding breakfast to your evening buffet and overnight accommodation for you and your guests. We have a variety of outdoor spaces, the perfect backdrop to capture those special moments.

Stylish rooms that blend classic comfort with modern flair offers guests a truly exceptional and unique experience. Ideally located in the popular Essex area the Hotel is 100 yards from junction 26 of the M25 and near the M11 and M1.

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Crowne Plaza Five lakes

Crowne Plaza – Five lakes

Colchester Road Tolleshunt Knights Maldon Essex CM9 8HX.

From intimate celebrations to lavish affairs, when it comes to wedding venues in Essex, nothing can top the elegance and flexibility of the Crowne Plaza Resort at Five Lakes. We’ll help your vision of your big day come to life, whether it’s a loud, fantastical affair or a low key countryside wedding you’re dreaming about.

The beauty of our Essex wedding venue is in the unrivalled opportunities to create just what you need. From intimate rooms seating just a handful of special guests to sprawling suites with private bars and dance floors, we really can accommodate everything. No other wedding venues Essex has to offer have access to a 4,000 person capacity area, so no matter how big or small your wedding dreams, we’ll be your fairy Godmother every time.

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High House Weddings

High House Wedddings

High House Farm Old Heath Road Althorne Essex CM3 6EW

High House has been chosen as number 25 in the top 100 venues for a Summer wedding in the U.K.! Compiled by Bridebook.