Choosing your ideal Essex wedding venue is an exciting part of your wedding planning. There is a huge choice of venue types in Essex including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations. Take a look at 'Essex wedding venues near me' 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.
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.
Gosfield Hall welcomes camera crew for TOWIE celebration
Gosfield Hall in Essex recently hosted the baby shower of the year for The Only Way Is Essex star, Amy Childs, with cast members coming together to celebrate alongside Amy's partner Billy, Amy's daughter Poppy, and their family. Filming took place in The Grand Salon, which has high hand-painted ceiling and double-height sash windows, making it a bright and airy space, ideal for the delicious treat table laid on in celebration.
Posted: 20 April 2023
County Wedding Magazine reader shares their prize win story!
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ, we love nothing more than to hear from the winners of our competitions. In the crazy world of wedding planning, it's exciting for us to be able to offer our lovely readers some exciting giveaways and competitions which will hopefully give you a much-needed pick-me-up during on the countdown to your wedding day. In December 2022, CWM ran a competition, 'Win a relaxing spa day for two!' and the winners were nearlyweds Laura and Antoni. The lucky pair enjoyed a day at The Spa at Ardencote, a luxury four-star wedding venue in Warwickshire, including a 55-minute Elemis treatment, light lunch and full access to the award-winning spa facilities worth £130!
Posted: 17 April 2023
Celebrate the Coronation at Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate
Celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III with a royal-inspired staycation at Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate. Set amidst the beautiful Essex countryside only 45 minutes from London, the historic country house hotel will be hosting a quintessentially British afternoon tea experience on the front terrace and lawns, as well as offering 20% off* room rates from the 4th – 8th May.
Posted: 13 April 2023
Hedingham Castle launches The Royal Chamber
Hedingham Castle, one of the oldest and best-preserved Norman keeps in Britain, is excited to announce the opening of its new attraction, The Royal Chamber. Visitors can now step back in time and experience the luxurious lifestyle of the medieval English royalty at the castle, with all the conveniences of 21st century living. The Royal Chamber is ideal for couples seeking a romantic and unique getaway or for history buffs looking to immerse themselves in the castle's rich heritage.
Posted: 11 April 2023
Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate wins Large Hotel of the Year
Essex Based property, Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate, has won 'Large Hotel of the Year' at this year's East of England Tourism Awards, which champions the very best tourism and hospitality businesses in the region, recognising quality, innovation, and best practice. Held at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall in Ipswich, Suffolk on Thursday 16th March, the awards highlight the incredible work being done in the East of England, and celebrate the people, places, and partnerships that enable the tourism sector to grow and thrive.
Posted: 6 April 2023
Markshall Estate cancels weddings from October onwards
Beautiful wedding venue, Markshall Estate, near Coggeshall, will no longer hold weddings from October 1st, according to an official announcement made on Tuesday morning. The statement on the Markshall Estate Facebook page reads, "We are very sorry that Markshall has had to make the difficult decision to cease holding weddings from 1st October 2023. As a charity we have to respond to the cultural and economic changes that are happening around us and operate in a way that ensures our long-term future. We understand that this will be very disappointing and upsetting for those affected. We will provide help and support in their search for finding an alternative location or other solution in any way we can. Markshall Visitor Centre, Orchard Kitchen and the Arboretum will remain open. We have recently announced the opening of a new adventure play area and school holiday events called Percy's Adventures which delivers educational activities and content in an innovative, entertaining way."
Posted: 3 April 2023
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
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