Essex Wedding Venues

The hidden joys of Essex are numerous, from the bustling areas where it touches London, to the northern points where it meets the sea and Suffolk, it's a wealth of wedding venues! Somewhat surprising are how many venues we've chosen to feature that have grand names…we wonder why?

Hedingham Castle

With a 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, you can create a magical haven where romance becomes real.

Hengrave Hall

Ok, so technically just over the border into Suffolk, but couldn’t be missed! A fascinating history, its own idyllic chapel, beautiful gardens and 30 magnificent bedrooms - these are just some of the charms of this magnificent Tudor mansion.

Friern Manor

Set within four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, this classic Georgian Manor is the perfect venue for every type of event, including wedding ceremonies and receptions, birthdays and anniversaries, party nights and corporate seminars.

Orsett Hall

They have been looking after Brides and Grooms on their wedding day for over 30 years! Imagine your wedding day in your own private country house, set in acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, coupled with serenity, peacefulness and first class personal service.

Layer Marney Tower

One of the country's most dramatic buildings, Layer Marney Tower stands within the Essex landscape, commanding views to the River Blackwater and beyond. Built in the reign of Henry VIII it was also visited by him and Elizabeth I.


Situated in 100 acres of tranquil Essex countryside, Fennes, a beautiful Georgian manor house, is your home for the day, with exclusive use for your wedding or event guaranteed. The elegant adjoining silk-lined pavilions, could be the perfect rooms for your wedding breakfast.

Newland Hall

This is a genuine Tudor Manor House, nearly 600 years old and Grade II Listed. Steeped in history, the land is specifically listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. This makes it very stylish, interesting and full of character, ideal for weddings in Essex. They guarantee exclusive use for your day.

Clockfoot Barn

A traditional Essex barn adjoining Elms Farm. It is a place where we and our friends celebrate our special occasions and in which from time to time the village celebrates. Not a ‘wedding venue by numbers’!

Stoke By Nayland

Conveniently situated on the Suffolk–Essex border, nestled amidst 300 acres of breath-taking countryside, this is a well-kept secret. It is a wonderfully secluded and peaceful location but, at the same time, easily accessible. A dream location for a dream country wedding.

Quendon Park

Parklands, at Quendon Hall, situated on the Essex/Hertfordshire border is a 17th century mansion, set in over 100 acres of picturesque deer park. It’s a world apart from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Gaynes Park

This is a stylish and contemporary barn wedding venue, approached up a long drive, through parkland and farmland, it’s immediately impressive and calming. Hard to believe that this superb country boutique wedding venue is at the end of the Central Line.

Mangapp Manor

Mangapp Manor holds civil ceremonies and partnerships on a thatched gazebo, floating on the lake. During the ceremony the couple walk to the gazebo along the decked jetty and take their vows in a unique and stunning outdoor location.

The Reid Rooms

Built nearly 200 years ago originally as stables for the working horses on Marks Hall Farm, TRR provide a unique rural setting combining the best of modern facilities with timeless charm. The attractive weather-boarded buildings provide an excellent barn venue for a wedding.

The Lawn

Step into the atmosphere of a historic country home that exudes, taste, warmth and comfort. The Lawn is an elegant Georgian mansion, set in 3 acres of landscaped and beautifully kept gardens, surrounded by over 100 acres of rolling park and woodland.

Spains Hall

This 2000-acre estate, on the fringes of the picturesque north Essex village of Finchingfield has been the home of the Ruggles-Brise family home for over 250 years. Since 2005 the stable block and Elizabethan house have been returned to their former glory. It offers a unique, authentic and inspirational venue

Braxted Park

This beautiful Queen Anne house is set in its own historic and unique parkland setting. Luxurious accommodation is available for the bride and groom and their family along with a number of local hotels close by.

Blake Hall

This is a fully restored 17th century barn for exclusive use for weddings, wedding receptions and other special occasions. They are licenced for civil weddings and partnership ceremonies, both inside the Essex barn and outside.

Boreham House

An amazing Grade I listed mansion with a stately avenue of trees, between which there is a breath-taking lake. Original features have been retained including the decorative hand crafted plasterwork on the 24ft high ceilings, original fireplaces and solid oak hand carved panelling.

Creeksea Place

The historical beauty of this Tudor mansion, with its lawn and lakes, will provide a unique and exquisite setting and exclusively yours for the day. Originally built in 1569, it’s been lovingly restored.

Smeetham Hall Barn

The Barn is a grade 2 listed building built in the mid-16th Century and was used as a threshing barn for the storage of grain. It’s now used for unique weddings in the beautiful countryside on the Essex and Suffolk border.