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10 of the best wedding venues in Essex

PUBLISHED: 11:25 26 March 2019 | UPDATED: 12:37 26 March 2019

Wedding venues in Essex

Wedding venues in Essex

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When planning your big day in Essex you're absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to magical wedding venues. Here are 10 places from around the county you should consider

1) The Lawn, Rochford

The Lawn is a magnificent listed Manor House, with a glorious air-conditioned Orangery seating up to 130 guests, all set within stunning grounds.

Whether it is a civil ceremony in the splendour of the Grand Hall with its beautiful sweeping staircase, an English Country Garden wedding in the gorgeous new Gazebo or a reception following a church wedding, the service and catering are unparalleled.

With a policy of exclusive hire only, the day is tailored perfectly to your own particular needs and at a price that is surprisingly affordable, with a clear policy of no hidden extras. Guests are welcome to leave their cars overnight and The Lawn has a link with a four-star hotel just 5 minutes away. The Lawn really does provide the perfect setting for your dream wedding.

How many guests? Versatile facilities allow The Lawn to cater for all occasions, from a small party to a gathering of 350.

Dream come true… Enjoy the house and gardens at The Lawn as exclusively yours for the whole of your big day, guaranteeing you will feel extra special.

Hall Road, Rochford, Essex, SS4 1PL | 01702 203701

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2) Braxted Park

From the moment you enter this breathtaking estate, you’ll see why this is one the most highly sought-after venues in Essex.

Tie the knot in the impressive Roman Orangery, or with the sun shining down on you and the beautiful walled gardens all around.

The Pavilion is tailor-made for unforgettable celebrations, where you can take in your picturesque surroundings as you dance the night away.

Braxted Park Estate, Great Braxted, Essex, CM8 3EN | 01621 770855

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3) Gaynes Park

Striking views of the London skyline and surrounding woodland make Gaynes Park an enchanting setting and unique setting for your special day.

Idyllic gardens are home to the Orangery, just one of the picturesque ceremony settings, while the Mill Barn provides an unforgettable place to celebrate.

For a magical mix of country charm and luxury, Gaynes Park is the perfect place.

Gaynes Park Barns, Banks Lane, Coopersale, Epping, Essex, CM16 7RJ | 01992 660329

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4) Le Talbooth

Set beside the natural beauty of the River Stour lays Le Talbooth, one of the finest wedding venues in Essex, where you can enjoy your special day in stunning surroundings.

Providing a magical setting for any wedding, whether dining in the riverside restaurant or dancing in the Marquee on the upper terrace, the setting is picture-perfect. The restaurant has a civil ceremony licence for up to 130 people in the River Room.

This is a beautiful room which looks out onto the River Stour, terrace and perfectly manicured lawns. Getting married in the River Room with a wedding breakfast in the marquee means the wedding party has exclusivity of Le Talbooth during the day from their ceremony until early evening.

The Marquee on the upper terrace, with its unrivalled position beside the river Stour offers a flexible space and is perfect for an intimate wedding for 50 as well as a larger party for up to 150 guests.

Le Talbooth, Gun Hill, Dedham, CO7 6JS | 01206 323150

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5) Orsett Hall

Orsett Hall is a beautiful Georgian styled Hotel set in 12 acres of landscaped gardens in the Essex countryside.

With spacious wedding reception rooms seating from 10 to 500, 56 bedrooms including 5 bridal suites and onsite Kukana Spa, florist, hairdressers, bridal gown boutique & classic car showroom.

Orsett Hall has all the onsite facilities and years of experience to make your special day seamless, with memories that will last forever.

Our team of wedding planners understand that every wedding is unique and offer both packages and a bespoke alternative to ensure all of your ideas and desires are met. We invite you to come and see for yourself.

Orsett, RM16 3HS | 01375 891 402

Wedding Team: events@orsetthall.co.uk

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6) Maison Talbooth

With 12 magnificent bedrooms, Maison Talbooth country house hotel is an exquisite venue for smaller weddings. Located in north Essex, surrounding views include Constable’s Countryside and the Dedham Vale.

Maison Talbooth is a stylish and iconic country house hotel that offers the most picturesque, peaceful and intimate of wedding venues in Colchester. The hotel and grounds are the perfect size for up to 50 wedding guests and provide the ultimate backdrop for a very special day with your closest friends and family.

The hotel lends itself to a house party wedding, allowing the bridal couple, family and friends to take over the whole hotel exclusively for the night (or two), weekend weddings are also very popular at the moment.

Get married in the Garden Room overlooking the valley or if you’d like an outside wedding, then the Pool House would be perfect for you and your guests.

Maison Talbooth, Stratford Road, Dedham, CO7 6HN | 01206 323150 | events@milsomhotels.com

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7) Down Hall

Dating back to 1322, Down Hall has a wonderful array of rooms and suites to host the most intimate of ceremonies, luxury wedding breakfasts and stunning receptions, most with panoramic views over beautiful gardens.

Their Chef and his team have created the most delicious menus for your special occasion, using the freshest and finest ingredients either from their own vegetable garden or locally-sourced produce, complimented by outstanding personal service from staff.

The dedicated Wedding Co-ordinators will guide you through your arrangements from the very first time you contact them, to the moment you take your vows. Every detail is taken care of and they come equipped with lists of recommended suppliers, creative ideas and years of valuable experience to help make your wedding day everything you could have ever dreamed of and more.

The different wedding reception rooms can cater for parties of different sizes, with the largest room holding 190 guests and the smallest 32. Large windows provide a dramatic outlook onto their landscaped Hertfordshire gardens, creating the perfect backdrop for live music performances and dancing, following your first dinner with your friends and family as a married couple.

Down Hall Hotel & Spa, Matching Road, Bishops Stortford, Hatfield Heath, CM22 7AS | 01279 731441

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8) Wivenhoe House

Wivenhoe is a glorious wedding venue on the outskirts of Colchester, Essex. Once Painted by Constable, Wivenhoe House is an 18th Century Grade II listed country house hotel set in acres of parkland. It’s an effortlessly beautiful wedding venue that will make for some memorable photographs.

Wivenhoe House only holds one wedding a day guaranteeing you the undivided attention of their dedicated wedding team.

A choice of rooms are available for your ceremony, reception drinks and wedding breakfast. All of the rooms can accommodate varying guest numbers according to layout.

Overnight accommodation can be reserved for your guests at a preferential rate. We have 40 bedrooms; 16 elegant and spacious rooms and suites in the meticulously restored historic house, and 24 rooms and suites with delightful views over the gardens and parkland in the contemporary garden wing.

Park Rd, Wivenhoe, Colchester CO4 3SQ | 01206 863666

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9) That Amazing Place

That Amazing Place is one of only a handful of country houses to offer exclusive use of the venue for your wedding day.

This means that this 15th century country house with contemporary interiors, luxury wedding cottage and stylish bedrooms (sleeping 29) is exclusively yours for the day and night of your wedding.

Licenced for civil ceremonies, it has bright elegant ceremony rooms and during the summer months couples can choose to say their vows alfresco beneath the outdoor gazebo next to the lake. There are no minimum guest numbers which is perfect for an intimate wedding and the maximum capacity for a seated wedding breakfast is 150 guests.

With its picturesque location and breath-taking views of the grounds and lake, That Amazing Place offers the perfect backdrop for your wedding day and all of your guests will enjoy the stunning scenery this stunning Grade II listed venue has to offer.

Hubbards Hall Drive off Churchgate Street, Old Harlow, CM17 0NH | 07955 950532

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10) Prested Hall

The perfect instagrammable wedding at Prested!

Exclusive use, stunning grounds, 15th century manor house, boutique bedrooms, choice of 4 ceremony areas including romantic outdoor gazebo - all are on offer at Prested. With their beautiful period reception rooms, they can host ceremonies of up to 140 with 160 evening guests but they are equally suited to the more intimate weddings of 34-44 (Intimate Package) or 60 (Evening/Winter package).

NEW FOR 2019: Alpaca Weddings. Have gorgeous boys Cappuccino and Iced C join you at your drinks reception for the best selfie of the year. These cuties are the hottest thing on Instagram at the moment, and are just one of the amazing opportunities available to you at Prested.

The most versatile venue you could ever wish for.

Prested Hall, Prested Hall Chase, Feering, CO5 9EE | 01376 573300

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