Wedding venues in Essex

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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We are proud of our business and what we can offer you to make your dream event become reality. Whether it’s a festival, wedding, small party or corporate event we will bring the dream alive!

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Braxted Park

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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.

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Channels Estate

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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.

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Crondon Park Wedding Venue

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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.

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Down Hall Country House Hotel

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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.

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Greenwoods Hotel Spa & Retreat

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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.

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Hullabaloo Events

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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.

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Hutton Hall

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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.

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King's Oak Hotel

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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.

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Markshall Estate

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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.

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Maylands Golf Club

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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.

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Newland Hall

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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.

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Old Brook Barn

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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.

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Park Inn Palace, Southend-on-Sea

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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.

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Prested Hall Ltd

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Prested Hall is a charming Hotel and exclusive wedding venue in Essex. A beautiful 15th century part-moated manor house, Prested is probably one of the county’s best kept secrets. Set in 75 acres of beautiful parkland, Prested is relaxing, stylish and peaceful.

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That Amazing Place

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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.

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The Compasses at Pattiswick

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The Compasses at Pattiswick specialises in bespoke weddings at realistic prices, offering a unique opportunity to create the wedding of your dreams. Set in the heart of the Essex countryside with stunning scenery and a rustic interior; we pride ourselves on the fact that we are NOT a conventional wedding venue! Quite simply, when you host your wedding with us, The Compasses really is YOURS for the day! Catering for intimate weddings, right up to parties of 120 guests.

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The Lawn

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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.

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The Old House

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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.

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Down Hall's autumnal al fresco offering

Essex country house hotel, spa and estate, Down Hall, has partnered with leading British gin, Berkshire Botanical, to transform the al fresco terrace into an enchanting autumnal escape with a brand new "G & Tea" experience. Proudly positioned outside the pillar fronted hotel with views across the manicured gardens, the terrace draws inspiration from the 110-acres of grounds that surround the hotel with autumnal blooms – think burnt oranges, yellows and reds – adorning the space, alongside a giant swing chair, floral feature wall and hand-painted mural. Those who may feel a chill in the air need not worry, as each table will be kitted out with heaters, blankets and cushions to keep the cold away on those balmier days.

Posted: 23 November 2022

The UK's most popular wedding venues

Here in the UK we're truly blessed with ample gorgeous wedding venues offering couples tying the knot in this country such variety; from historic castle to beach-side hotels, Victorian manor houses to tree houses and woodland weddings - the options really are endless. The wedding financial experts at analysed TripAdvisor to reveal the venues with the most mentions of 'weddings' in their reviews and then used Instagram data to discover which ones have been shared the most on the platform and ranked them from highest to lowest to reveal the most popular in the UK.

Posted: 4 August 2022

Colchester’s Battleswick Farm, available now

Looking for a wedding venue that none of your friends will have said their vows in? Step forward Colchester's Battleswick Farm, available now for receptions – and ceremonies from October 2022. "At Battleswick you can forget everything you know about traditional venues," say owners Mandy Mahil and Aaron Wymark. "Here you are shown all the spaces, all the options and asked how you visualise your day. You can even pay for your wedding via direct debit – if you can pay monthly for a sofa then why can't you for your wedding?"

Posted: 5 July 2022

Game, Set, Match & Afternoon Tea at Down Hall

From 27th June to 10th July, renowned wedding venue Down Hall is serving up an ace limited-edition tennis-themed afternoon tea to celebrate the return of the famous grass court Grand Slam. What better time to take a break from the wedmin and indulge in some pre-wedding R&R. What's more, with the hotel boasting hard tennis and Padel courts, you can get in some ball action at the same time! The Perfect Match: Begin with a refreshing glass of Pimm's, before tucking into a selection of delicate finger sandwiches such as honey roast ham with wholegrain mustard and truffled egg mayonnaise alongside a mouth-watering brie and caramelised onion quiche!

Posted: 23 June 2022

Holiday Inn Basildon unveils open lobby refurbishment

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Posted: 2 June 2022

Colchester cottages for wedding guest accommodation

Friends and family coming from afar and need somewhere to stay for your big day? Rye Farm Self Catering, based just four miles from Colchester, offer comfortable self-contained cottages ideal for a relaxing break. With prices starting from just £58 per night, your wedding guests have the choice between a selection of modern and welcoming apartments housed in lovingly converted 17th century farm buildings. The Pondview apartment looks out over the property's moat and tranquil duck pond, while the patio area at the back is perfect for catching some afternoon sun.

Posted: 31 May 2022

Down Hall announce Royal Afternoon Tea

Stunning country house hotel & spa, Down Hall, is celebrating Her Majesty's 70th year on the throne with a delicious afternoon tea that's a truly royal affair! Running from 27th May – 12th June, take a trip to the glorious Essex countryside to celebrate Her Royal Highness' remarkable milestone and raise a glass to the reign of Queen Elizabeth. Served between 2 - 5:30pm on the hotel's beautiful al fresco terrace or in the elegant and recently refurbished lounge, the Royal Afternoon Tea begins with a Dubonnet cocktail, the Queen's favourite aperitif, served over ice.

Posted: 12 May 2022

Renowned Chelmsford wedding venue has new wedding services

With its elegant white Neoclassical façade and panoramic parkland views, Hylands House is one of the most famous wedding locations in the East of England. The venue is adding another wedding location to its considerable line-up, with outside ceremonies planned in the historic grounds for the very first time. A new outdoor wedding area will be launched in spring 2022, giving big-day couples the chance to say their vows under the graceful tree canopy of the estate's woodland.

Work is underway to create a sylvan glade for weddings just between Hylands House and the Victorian Pleasure Gardens. The area will be able to accommodate up to 100 guests, with trees providing natural cover when needed, a bespoke oak structure for purpose-built seating, and a discreet outdoor sound system will ensure guests will hear every moment.

Posted: 24 March 2022

New wedding space in Brentwood, Essex

Brentwood's South Essex Golf Club now boasts an impressive new boutique wedding venue in its own grounds; providing a stunning romantic backdrop to host your wedding celebration. The new Garden Room benefits from a private terrace and relaxing garden, which is the ideal place for the wedding party to enjoy canapés and a drinks reception overlooking the water feature and the golf course beyond. Under the expert guidance of Umesh Sewnundun, couples tying the knot here have the support of an exceptional hospitality team and can plan their day for up to 76 day guests and an additional 40 evening attendees – for larger weddings there's the option of a marquee!

Posted: 19 November 2021

The UK's most beautiful wedding castles

Wedding dreams of being kings and queens of the castle for the big day? Lucky for you, this fairytale ending can come true as the UK is blessed with a whole host of romantic castle wedding venues. Engagement ring specialists at Steven Stone analysed a comprehensive list of castles on wedding planning websites and using hashtag data from Instagram to reveal which venues has the highest number of posts to inspire your big-day wedding venue choice.

Posted: 7 October 2021