Essex wedding venues that you will love

We have picked 18 stunning wedding venues in Essex that you will love. With plenty of options to choose from you will not be disappointed to get married in Essex, from rustic barns to mansions to beautiful manor houses.

Braxted Park

Braxted Park is an impressive historic building that is full of charm and character and is a remarkable place to celebrate your special day in Essex. The venue enjoys a range of function rooms and outside spaces for your ceremony and reception, so whether it’s a small or large wedding this venue can cater for you. The gardens are outstanding and offer plenty of variety for your wedding photos, from walled gardens to manicured lawns to an orangery. There is an events team on hand to discuss your wedding plans.

Gaynes Park

A stunning barn style wedding venue situated in a country estate and is a lovely place to celebrate your special day. Gaynes Park enjoys wonderful traditional décor with lovely oak beams and high ceilings, the tones are neutral allowing to get creative and add your own décor. There is a delightful walled garden that is simply splendid and will be sure to create the ideal backdrop for your wedding photos. There is a range of wedding packages to choose from depending on your budget and requirements.

Hockwold Hall

Hockwold Hall is a magnificent Grade II listed building that is full of charm and romance and is the ideal place to celebrate your special day in Essex. There is a range of locations for your say I DO from the walled garden to one of the well-decorated function rooms that enjoy plenty of original fixtures and fittings. Whether it’s a small or a large wedding this venue can cater for you. There is plenty of opportunities for your wedding photos within this venue which will not disappoint. The wedding planner is on hand to discuss the various wedding packages they have on offer.

Old Rectory

A stunning wedding venue in Essex that will be sure to create a lasting impression. The Old Rectory is full of charm and back dates to 1800s, the interior enjoys traditional décor and a warm and welcoming ambience, the venue can accommodate small or large weddings with a maximum capacity of 160 guests. The gardens are charming and perfect for a drinks reception and photo opportunities. This venue offers exclusive hire for your special day, get in touch today about booking this venue for your wedding day.

White Hart Wedding Venue

White Hart Wedding Venue is a unique and remarkable wedding venue in Essex, this 15th Century coaching inn is truly a magical place to celebrate your wedding. The venue enjoys traditional décor throughout and all it needs is those finishing touches to create your dream wedding venue. The gardens are lovely and enjoy plenty of flora and fauna and will be sure to create plenty of memorable wedding photos. Get in touch with the on-site wedding planner to discuss your wedding plans.

Hedingham Castle and Garden

This striking castle and gardens in Essex has over 900 years of history and is truly an impressive place to hold your wedding day. Hedingham Castle and Gardens offer you a wonderful setting for your special day, with a choice of fantastic function rooms for your ceremony and reception each decorated in traditional charms. Whether you’re having a small or large wedding this venue is perfect for you. The gardens are amazing and reflect the heritage of the property and will be sure to create plenty of stunning wedding photos.

Maidens Barn

Maidens Barn is a wonderful place to hold your wedding day in Essex. The exterior of the building is warm and welcoming and this continues inside with modern features and fittings but still enjoys its heritage. You can say I DO inside or outside under the arbour in the gardens. The room itself is decorated well and is a blank canvas allowing to add your own decorations. The grounds are tranquil and enjoy lovely views, they are perfect to be explored as husband and wife, and you will be spoilt for choice of locations for your wedding photos. Get in touch today to book your wedding here.

Houchins

Houchins is a lovely wedding venue that is a lovely barn venue that is situated in Essex. It enjoys wonderful deco with plenty of traditional charm and character, the venue can cater for up to 160 guests. The gardens are beautiful and perfect for your guests to enjoy a drink or two and a chance to mingle whilst you slip away with your photographer to capture some memorable wedding photos. There is accommodation on-site to take advantage of you require. There is an events team on hand to help plan your day from start to finish.

Fennes Venue

Fennes Venue is a fabulous Georgian manor house that offers you elegance and romance all under one roof and is a wonderful place to say I DO in Essex. The venue enjoys plenty of original charm inside and out and offers you a range of locations to celebrate your wedding day, whether it’s a small or large celebration this venue is perfect for you. The grounds are amazing and enjoy 100 acres to be explored that take in the uninterrupted countryside views. You will be spoilt for choice for your wedding photos with many backdrops to use from lakes to bridges to picturesque gardens.

The Lawn

The Lawn is a beautiful building that is a sought-after wedding venue in Essex, the exterior of the property and interior of the house will be sure to create a FAB setting and backdrop for your special day. The property boasts a range of function rooms all decorated to a high standard and offer the ideal place for your ceremony and reception to take place. The gardens are picturesque and will be perfect for your wedding photos. There is an events team on hand to help plan your day from start to finish.

Prested Hall

Prested Hall is a stylish 15th Century Country Manor House situated near Colchester.

This venue is an award-winning wedding & conference venue that should not be missed.

There are several function rooms to choose from for your ceremony and wedding reception all offering a touch of elegance and décor inspired by the 15th Century.

In the summer months you also have the option of getting married in a Gazebo and then your reception in a lovely marquee.

The grounds are stunning and well looked after, with lovely large lawns, water features, a period gazebo and a bridge, these will create some amazing wedding photos.  

There is a range of wedding packages and an on-site wedding planner that will help you with all your wedding plans.

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Gosfield Hall

Gosfield Hall is a stunning Georgian Manor House and is the perfect wedding venue in Essex.

There is a stunning oak-panelled gallery that is set up for your wedding ceremony, this runs 120ft long and is truly a magical place to walk up the aisle.

For warm days you also have the option on the carriageway where you can have an outdoor ceremony.

The stunning Ballroom is the perfect location for your wedding reception, the décor is light and bright but full of its original features, it can accommodate up to 116 guests for your wedding breakfast and then 250 guests for your evening reception.

There are also 21 bedrooms for you and your guests. This venue offers exclusive hire, so a perfect place if you looking for a private luxury house for your wedding day.

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Crabbs Barn

This venue is a sought-after wedding venue in Essex and you can see why people choose to get married here.

Crabbs Barn back dates to the 15th Century and is full of history and charm, it has now been restored into a fabulous barn wedding venue.

The Barn is where your ceremony and reception will take place and will create a warm and lovely atmosphere, the room is full of exposed beams and high ceilings and can accommodate up to 170 guests.

The grounds are beautiful and are perfect for your drinks reception and also wedding photographs.

There are many different wedding packages to choose from that will suit all budgets. A venue not to be missed.

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Leez Priory

Leez Priory is a stunning Tudor Mansion and is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Essex.

This venue is set on 40 acres of grounds, with lakes, well-kept lawns and a sweeping driveway to create that WOW effect as you approach the building.

There are six ceremony rooms to choose from, all offering something unique and will create the perfect setting for your wedding.

For your wedding breakfast, you will make your way into either the Great Hall, which can accommodate up to 86 guests or the converted Coach House that can accommodate 110 guests, you can then have up to 250 guests for your evening reception.

This venue offers exclusive hire for all weddings, making it truly a wedding venue you will not want to miss.

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Leez Priory

Parkland Quendon Hall

This beautiful 17th Century Country Manor House and Country Estate are set in 100 acres of deer park, a venue not to be missed if you are looking for a countryside retreat.

There are plenty of function rooms all offering stylish décor and breath-taking views of the grounds and can accommodate small or large weddings.

The venue has a maximum of 500 guests for your wedding day.

The grounds are beautiful and are well looked after, offering large lawns, plenty of flora and fauna and deer running throughout the parklands, a perfect place to enjoy the views and grab some photo opportunities.

This venue also has 22 bedrooms on-site, with everything all in one place it makes a perfect wedding venue in Essex.

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Parklands Quendon Hall by Scott Miller Photography

Stock Brook Weddings

Stock Brook is a premier wedding venue in Essex and is situated by the village of Stock.

This Manor House inspired wedding venue has a luxury and elegant interior and a range of rooms perfect for your wedding ceremony and reception.

The rooms all have a lovely warmth to them and adds a touch of romance and class.

The range of rooms can accommodate up to a maximum of 300 guests making this a versatile wedding venue.

The grounds of this venue are out of this world and with views of the Essex countryside, you will not be disappointed to get married here. This venue is a true gem and should not be overlooked.

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Springfield Marquee

This venue is perfect for a British Summer wedding.

This luxury marquee can hold up to 100 guests and is set in romantic gardens, a truly lovely place to have your wedding in Essex.

The grounds are what makes this venue so special and will definitely create some magical wedding photos.

There is an experienced events team on hand to help with your wedding plans from start to finish.

If you are looking for a stunning outdoor wedding venue then you will not be disappointed to choose this venue in Essex.

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Springfield Marquee

Ye Olde Plough House

This stunning Tudor building is the perfect wedding venue in Essex, with everything all in one place plus on-site accommodation it is no wonder it’s a popular place to get married.

Ye Olde Plough House is full of charm and character and has kept its traditional Tudor features.

There is a lovely suite that is perfect for your ceremony and then you make your way into one of the two larger function rooms which are ideal for your wedding breakfast and evening reception.

The Monks Barn back dates to 1650 and really is stunning, with its exposed beams, high ceilings and amazing views of the grounds.

This room can accommodate up to 170 guests.

The Cavalier Suite has been refurbished but still has all its Tudor features and creates a lovely atmosphere, there are 2 levels to this room and plenty of space.

This venue that is full of history and charm and should not be missed.

Image: Tom Archer Photography

Image by Tom Archer Photography

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