Wedding venue inspiration - Hotels

Deciding on your ideal Essex wedding venue is an key part of your wedding planning. There is a huge choice of different venue types in Essex including hotels, barns, country manor houses, romantic castles as well as chic city and town centre locations.

Hotels: Marygreen Manor Hotel, Brentwood

Marygreen Manor Hotel, Brentwood

Found in the heart of Brentwood, Essex, this wedding venue is a 16th-century Tudor building is bursting with original features. From its warming fireplaces and oak beams to the glorious Baronial Hall, the venue exudes heritage and charm while offering everything a modern couple could need. Outside, the manicured and secluded courtyard garden is a great spot for wedding photos.


Hotels: Hallmark Hotel London Chigwell Prince Regent

Hallmark Hotel London Chigwell Prince Regent

This Grade II listed Georgian mansion boasts landscaped gardens, sweeping lawns and pretty blossom trees. The patio terrace is the ideal location for an outdoor drinks reception, while the picturesque pavilion and imposing chapel provide a showstopping big-day backdrop. Inside the hotel, visitors find Georgian panelling, stunning lighting and receptions rooms that can cater for just about any size of celebration from intimate family gatherings to grand affairs of more than 300 guests. All suites are extremely versatile and provide a blank canvas.


Hotels: Orsett Hall Hotel, Orsett

Orsett Hall Hotel, Orsett

Set in acres of glorious Essex countryside, the landscaped grounds of Orsett Hall Hotel provide endless picture-perfect spots for wedding photography. Guests can relax on the terrace or take a walk to the koi carp pond with its romantic wrought-iron bridge. An extensive refurbishment took place in 2007 to bring the original hotel back to life. Built in the same Georgian style, the hotel's sand-coloured brick exterior contrasts effortlessly with its glorious green surroundings. Inside, each space has its own distinctive style and a luxuriously chic feel runs throughout.


Hotels: The Kings Oak, Loughton

The Kings Oak, Loughton

This Essex wedding venue was built in 1887, the Victorian façade of The Kings Oak is adorned with decorative trees and elegant lighting, which overlooks Epping Forest. The venue boasts a large tree-lined garden, private walled gardens, Tiki bar and an original 1930s lido – ideal if you're looking for something with the wow factor.


Hotels: Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

Roslin Beach Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

The Roslin Beach Hotel is a coastal boutique hotel and wedding venue in Southend-on-Sea, Essex. The perfect seaside retreat on an award-winning Blue Flag beach, it offers panoramic views of the twinkling estuary, mouth-watering menus, toes-in-sand photos and receptions by the shore. Inside, there's an abundance of opulent rooms and suites, bespoke furniture and in-room luxuries.


Hotels: Baddow Park House, Chelmsford

Baddow Park House, Chelmsford

Couples tying the knot here have a vast expanse of gardens, terraces and parkland at their disposal at the exclusive-use Baddow Park House wedding venue in Chelmsford Essex. The quintessentially English country house retains its original charms while offering incredibly high levels of comfort, style and attention to detail. Following an extensive refurbishment, the venue has reopened as a private country venue with a sumptuous bridal suite and six well-appointed guest bedrooms, which are all elegantly furnished.


Hotels: Pontlands Park, Chelmsford

Pontlands Park, Chelmsford

Located on the outskirts of Chelmsford city centre, Essex, up a private driveway, this lovingly restored Victorian house wedding venue is surrounded by landscaped gardens and a pretty pond is the ideal setting for weddings. The interiors have a contemporary finish, but retain historical features such as the grand staircase. Outside, the silk-lined Marquee twinkles under an impressive chandelier.


Hotels: Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester

Wivenhoe House Hotel, Colchester

Found in idyllic Essex parkland and gardens, this stunning 18th-century country house hotel is nothing short of spectacular. Its magnificent façade is enhanced by the elegantly restored interiors and sweeping staircases. Sixteen individual suites and bedrooms are located in the main house while beautiful, relaxing lounges overlook the carefully restored sunken lawn. The traditional house is complemented by the modern Garden Wing, which is home to 24 modern bedrooms and a popular brasserie serving the best of British produce.


Hotels: Ivy Hill Hotel, Margaretting

Ivy Hill Hotel, Margaretting

Nestled in five acres of landscaped gardens, Ivy Hill Hotel, a wedding venue in Margaretting, Essex, is a family-owned 31-bedroom boutique hotel. Dating back to 1891, and with traditional values still very much at its core, this lovingly converted Victorian country house offers exceptional levels of comfort and service along with contemporary styling.


Hotels: Greenwoods Hotel & Spa, Stock

Greenwoods Hotel & Spa, Stock

A wedding venue located in acres of beautifully landscaped gardens in the picturesque village of Stock, Essex, Greenwoods Hotel & Spa is an idyllic big-day setting. Dating back to the 17th century, the impressive building boasts many original features, and recent extensions are in-keeping with the style of the original manor house.


Hotels: De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites, Brentwood

De Rougemont Manor Hotel & Suites, Brentwood

Nestled within the Great Warley Conservation Area near Brentwood, Essex, De Rougemont Manor is an elegant four-star country hotel wedding venue overlooking Italian-inspired gardens, acres of forest and a stunning outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is steeped in a rich history and remains in keeping with its traditional manor house style. Dressed with trees, manicured flower beds and hanging baskets, the eye-catching facade has an impressive yet inviting feel.


Hotels: Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester

Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester

Surrounded by evergreen grounds, this hotel, based in Colchester, Essex is a wedding venue offering a warm welcome. Boasting traditional fixtures and fittings, the venue has a grand gallery landing for wonderful aerial photos. Weather permitting, there's plenty of outdoor space to soak up the sunshine with an al fresco drinks reception, and the front entrance is often used as a backdrop for group photos. Wedding guests can check in with preferential rates to take advantage of the excellent leisure facilities, including a pool, sauna and gym.


Hotels: The Rose and Crown Hotel, Colchester

The Rose and Crown Hotel, Colchester

Built in the 14th century, making it Colchester's oldest hotel, The Rose and Crown Hotel is one of the town's most iconic buildings and an Essex wedding venue like no other. The interiors are brimming with period character and quirky artefacts, while oak-beamed walls create a romantic, cosy atmosphere. Bursting with heritage, the 39-bedroom hotel even has a prison in the basement! Step outside to find the Secret Garden and its jasmine-covered arbour.


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