Choosing the perfect Essex wedding venue is an exciting part of your wedding planning.
There is a huge choice of Essex venues including country manor houses with acres of parkland and landscaped gardens, chic city boutique hotels and town centre locations for intimate weddings and civil ceremonies.
Your perfect setting could be in a rustic barn, a castle or a windmill for unique indoor ceremonies or an Instagram-ready outdoor wedding in stunning gardens.
If you are both looking for exclusive use of a venue followed by a full evening reception, or a cosy drinks reception in a garden, there's plenty of charming venues for your dream wedding. Many of these venues offer open days or host wedding fayres, but are always available for a one-to-one personal viewing with a wedding coordinator.
Take a look at Essex wedding venues in Chelmsford, Colchester, Southend, Braintree and those further afield in our listings below.
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Braxted Park comes with acres of stunning grounds and is one of the finest wedding venues in Essex. Enter the gates and discover walled gardens full of beauty and magic that are exclusively yours to enjoy.
With over 40 years of experience, you can be confident that we will deliver a truly unforgettable at one of the finest wedding venues in Essex.
Crondon Park opened on the 31st of May 1994. Our main function suite, The Baronial Hall (circa 1606), has become one of the most popular and successful function venues in Essex, staging over two hundred weddings a year. We have a luxurious Bridal Suite, situated in its own detached cottage, in a totally secluded location. We also have five other bedrooms for guests. Master’s Lounge is located next to our accommodation, perfectly positioned for breakfast the morning after your function.
With a history 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.
Greenwoods Hotel Spa & Retreat
A Venue for every season
Greenwoods Hotel and Spa is a Grade II Listed 17th Century Manor House which has been lovingly restored and developed to provide the perfect venue for your celebration, plus a newly refurbished luxury spa and leisure facilities in order to be relaxed and wedding ready.
We’re an Essex-based events collective, specialising in Giant Tipi Hire and all things that go inside and outside them to give your wedding exactly the look and feel you have in mind.
Hutton Hall has been lovingly restored with its interiors carefully designed to strike the balance between traditional elegance and a contemporary look – a perfect match that delivers a fantastic wedding venue.
Congratulations on your engagement, and now the decision-making begins. Amongst many, of course, is 'where shall we have our wedding ceremony and reception?' With over 100 couples a year deciding to have one or both at our fabulous Kings Oak, we have tremendous experience in organising the 'perfect day' for you and your partner.
Weddings at Markshall Estate
An indescribably romantic setting for your perfect day, Markshall Estate is the one you've been looking for.
2,350 acres of serene Essex countryside.
Less than an hour from London.
Three unique wedding locations to choose from.
Imagine holding your special day in a 200-year old barn, with its original exposed beams, large open fireplace, many other original features, and beautiful fairy lights, which gives that extra special and romantic touch.
This picturesque Essex wedding venue, Newland Hall, is the heart of a family run business that itself is a grade II listed Tudor manor house situated in over 100 acres of beautiful Essex countryside complete with a moat and multiple lakes.
Old Brook Barn is a magnificent barn located in approximately 23 acres in a rural location in the village of Navestock, Essex. With easy access to the M25 and other major roads, it is the perfect venue to relax and unwind in the beautiful English countryside, with the added benefit of being within easy reach of London and all surrounding areas. Exclusively yours to enjoy on your wedding day with the stunning natural brook, decking area, willow trees and meadow fields, you could not wish for a better setting for your special day. We are a family run business that prides itself on making your event as memorable as possible.
Park Inn Palace, Southend-on-Sea
Southend's Premier Wedding Venue
Boasting spectacular views of the Thames and providing a pleasant and friendly atmosphere, the all new Park Inn Palace Hotel is the perfect venue for your perfect day.
A peaceful, private residence, That Amazing Place is an exclusive use venue. This means that when you book your wedding with us, our beautiful 15th Century manor house, along with its Wedding Cottage and 15 deluxe bedrooms (sleeping 31 guests), is exclusively yours for the day and night of your wedding. This total exclusivity gives you the flexibility to plan your wedding day exactly how you want it.
Established in 1993, The Lawn, Rochford, is one of the most sought-after and consistently highly rated wedding venues in Essex, and with good reason.
Voted as one of the ten most romantic venues in the country, the magnificent Manor House, stylish Orangery and beautiful grounds provide a stunning backdrop against which to celebrate your special day. Whether you opt for an outdoor ceremony in our delightful wedding gazebo with its double-tiered cedar roof, the splendour of an entrance down our sweeping staircase for a ceremony in the galleried Grand Hall or simply wish to enjoy your wedding reception at The Lawn, you and your guests will not fail to be impressed.
The Old House is a beautiful, medieval venue located in the heart of historic Rochford. One of the oldest buildings in England, the Old House offers a truly unique setting for your special day.
Say cheese with Browning Bros.
Browning Bros. has introduced its brand-new selfie pod for weddings and events! As an additional hire, this top-of-the-range, British-made selfie pod can take GIFs, photos, Boomerangs and burst GIFs. Once set up, simply gather your friends, family or significant other, and enjoy making memories that will last a lifetime! The images can then be sent directly to each user via text or email and the client will receive full digital gallery following the event.
Posted: 16 March 2023
Spring Happenings at Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate
As the longer, lighter days begin to set in, let Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate put a spring in your step with a series of exciting events and seasonal packages this March and April. From a wellness retreat to a cheese and wine tasting, the beautiful Essex countryside property is offering a warm welcome to guests looking to celebrate the season of new beginnings.
Posted: 9 March 2023
Treat your leading lady this Mother’s Day
This Mother's Day, 19th March, our leading ladies deserve an exquisite country escape to Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate – a stunning Essex country house, set within 110-acres of beautiful gardens and grounds. Pamper and delight mum with a relaxing day at Down Hall's Eden Spa with its SPA-cial Mother's Day spa package. What a treat for you and her!
Posted: 2 March 2023
Unique theatre venues for your vows and and bows!
Finding the wedding venue of your dreams can be a difficult task, especially if you're looking for something with a little less traditional with a little more drama. According to Google trend data, searches for 'unique wedding venues' have seen an uplift of 769% in the last month, and more specifically, searches for 'theatre weddings' have risen by an enormous 1250%. SeatPlan reveal the most unique, musical, dramatic, and theatrical wedding venues around the UK, so you can be centre stage and in the spotlight on your big day.
Posted: 1 March 2023
Budget winter weddings and renowned venue
Looking for a winter wedding that doesn't break the bank? Step forward Coggeshall venue Houchins, who are offering a Fireside Winter Wedding package that will save you nearly £3,000! Enjoy the full Houchins experience when you book a wedding on a Thursday or Friday in November 2023, February 2024 or March 2024. If you book the farmhouse for the night of your wedding, they'll give you the night before completely free of charge! Normally costing £2,500, the extra night's accommodation, which sleeps up to 14, allows you plenty of time to set up the venue.
Posted: 23 February 2023
Markshall Estate's new lakeside ceremony offering
Essex wedding venue Markshall Estate has always been known for their stunning flower garden, romantic 18th-century coach house and secluded tipi spaces. Now, they've held their first lakeside ceremony, set in the heart of 2,350 acres of serene Essex countryside. Since the launch of Markshall's tipi and woodland weddings in 2020, many couples have married under the canopy of ancient trees and danced the night away in the secluded Brick House Farm Meadow. Now, the venue's lakeside wedding location is the ideal setting for those seeking the ultimate outdoor celebration.
Posted: 16 February 2023
St Osyth Priory, now taking bookings for summer 2023
An Essex Wedding is pleased to announce the newest luxury wedding venue launching in your favourite county. Say hello to St Osyth Priory, now taking bookings for summer 2023 at the estate's newly refurbished wedding venue, Darcy House. Currently, the venue boasts two main function suites, each with the capacity for 110 seated guests. Darcy House Great Hall can be used to host civil ceremonies, followed by drinks and canapés. Upstairs, you'll find Darcy House The Gallery, where guests can enjoy a fine dining wedding breakfast alongside the happy couple. This, however, is just the start of the story, with the continuing multi-million-pound restoration of the historic site set to see further wedding facilities introduced to the estate. This includes the expansive Tithe Barn, Abbotts Lodgings and The Chapel, plus a Gazebo overlooking the 1920s Lily Pond for outside weddings.
Posted: 14 February 2023
Love is in the air at stunning Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate. Located in the beautiful Essex countryside, just 45 minutes from London, the new Valentine's Stay with Dinner package features a tempting four-course dinner accompanied by the sounds of a live pianist; perfect for those wanting to escape and celebrate, with a dose of rural romance. Available on Saturday 11th February and Tuesday 14th February, lovebirds can check into one of the hotel's charming Classic Bedrooms adorned with scattered rose petals and toast their love with a bottle of prosecco whilst indulging in chocolate-dipped strawberries. Continue the celebrations with a romantic walk around the beautiful 110 acre grounds, before enjoying dinner on-site at the hotel's modern-British restaurant.
Posted: 6 February 2023
Win a ‘One Night Luxury Four Poster Hotel Break for Two’ in Colchester
County Weddings Magazine has teamed up with The Rose and Crown Hotel to give our readers the chance to win a 'One Night Luxury Four Poster Hotel Break for Two' in their 700 year old hotel. The lucky winner will receive a voucher which can be redeemed any time in the next 18 months. Also included is a bottle of champagne waiting in your room on arrival, breakfast in the morning, early check-in and late checkout, and a delicious three course dinner in their onsite restaurant.
Posted: 5 January 2023
Spotlight on... Billericay's Greenwoods Hotel & Spa
For a wedding venue that stands out for all the right reasons consider Stock's Greenwoods Hotel & Spa, set in stunning gardens and providing a tranquil setting. With three luxurious function suites blending traditional and contemporary, Greenwoods can accommodate both intimate and grand ceremonies. Heart set on a romantic outdoor wedding? Its dovecot-style gazebo caters for up to 120, and is situated in the gardens with pretty trees and sweeping drive.
Posted: 27 December 2022