Small Wedding Venues in Essex

Whether you are having a small wedding or maybe an exciting elopement, there are plenty of small wedding venues in Essex that you will be able to enjoy. From tucked away, renovated barns to luxury boltholes in the countryside Essex will surely have a perfect small wedding venue to suit your special day.
Gosfield Hall Wedding Venue
Halstead, Essex
(80)
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Stunning Georgian manor house in the glorious Essex countryside. Offering grand and ornate reception rooms, Queen Charlotte’s Gallery with 120ft long aisle and Marquis of Buckingham’s Ballroom.
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  • 116
  • 23 Bedrooms
  • £6,995 - £16,000
Maidens Barn
Chelmsford, Essex
(136)
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A first-class venue in Essex, Maidens Barn combines luxuriousness with rural simplicity to create a wonderful wedding venue.
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  • 200
  • 14 Bedrooms
  • £2,250 - £6,499
The Compasses at Pattiswick
Pattiswick, Essex
(100)
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Winner of 2020 Best Wedding Venue in Essex, The Compasses is a beautiful venue in the North Essex countryside special ising in unique and bespoke Weddings!
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  • 120
  • £2,500 - £5,750
Crondon Park
Ingatestone, Essex
(574)
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Crondon Park Baronial Hall Barn is set in the beautiful Essex countryside. We have been staging Weddings since our opening in 1994, so we have a wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure that your day runs smoothly.
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  • 148
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • From £109 pp
Fennes
Braintree, Essex
(41)
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An award winning wedding venue!
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  • 700
  • 14 Bedrooms
  • £6,000 - £16,500
Ivy Hill Hotel
Ingatestone, Essex
(42)
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A choice of contemporary function rooms and beautiful landscaped gardens makes Ivy Hill the perfect backdrop for your wedding.
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  • 160
  • 31 Bedrooms
  • From £75 pp
Pontlands Park
Great Baddow, Essex
(27)
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Pontlands Park is a family run hotel providing a unique combination of homely comfort & exceptional service and is the perfect location to hold your wedding ceremony or to host your wedding reception
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  • 180
  • 35 Bedrooms
  • From £9,000
The Kings Oak Hotel
High Beach, Loughton, Essex
(12)
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In the heart of Epping Forest lies the Kings Oak, a charming destination & award winning wedding venue offering the WOW factor & something different for your special day!
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  • 200
  • £950 - £7,500
Leez Priory Wedding Venue
Chelmsford, Essex
(62)
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Leez Priory, a magnificent Tudor mansion, is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country and has twenty six years of experience in providing perfect weddings.
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  • 110
  • 25 Bedrooms
  • £1,000 - £13,000
Kensington and Chelsea Register Office
Near Essex
(35)
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Kensington and Chelsea Register Office is an iconic London venue in the heart of Chelsea
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  • £57 - £1,000
Little Channels
Chelmsford, Essex
(30)
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The Waltham Barn is set in the grounds of Little Channels, and provides an idyllic, intimate setting for your special day.
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  • 90
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • £4,999 - £11,999
Old Essex Barn
Colchester, Essex
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If character and charm are what you are looking for then look no further than Old Essex Barn. Rustic meets luxury at this lovingly restored 15th century barn set in the beautiful Essex countryside.
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  • 80
  • 14 Bedrooms
  • P.O.A
The Rose and Crown Hotel
Colchester, Essex
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We know that your wedding day is one of the most special days. We offer all inclusive packages to suit your specific requirements. (If there is something extra special for you we will do our best to accommodate)
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  • 100
  • 38 Bedrooms
  • £3,650 - £11,130
Pig & Whistle Restaurant
Chelmsford, Essex
(18)
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Pig & Whistle Restaurant is a 16th century house, lovingly transformed into an award winning romantic cosy intimate restaurant which is licensed for indoor & outdoor weddings and civil ceremonies.
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  • 30
  • £4,497 - £7,875
Newland Hall
Chelmsford, Essex
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Newland Hall Country Estate is a picturesque venue that is steeped in history and charm.
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  • 150
  • £4,100 - £7,750
Talbooth House
Dedham, Essex
(12)
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Step into a luxury home away from home and breathe in the incredible atmosphere. With 12 magnificent bedrooms, Talbooth House & Spa is an exquisite venue for smaller weddings.
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  • 40
  • 12 Bedrooms
  • £3,500 - £12,000
The Barn
Colchester, Essex
(65)
A romantic wedding venue in a luxurious country setting
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  • 120
  • From £3,000
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club
Burnham on Crouch, Essex
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The Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, a grade 2* listed building, provides the perfect backdrop for your special day with a unique combination of beauty, romance and history.
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  • 120
  • From £4,200
The Chichester Hotel
Wickford, Essex
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The Chichester Hotel - unique barn-converted wedding venue with accommodation in Wickford, Essex. Three events spaces available for private hire, wedding receptions & civil partnership ceremonies.
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  • 150
  • 36 Bedrooms
  • £3,000 - £7,000
Moot Hall
Maldon, Essex
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Moot Hall, Maldon is a spectacular venue for your wedding ceremony, boasting history, character and romance.
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  • From £650
Rayleigh Windmill
Rayleigh, Essex
(25)
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The beautiful Rayleigh Windmill is a 210-year-old Grade II listed building that is full of romance and history, and is now a popular venue for Weddings and other celebrations.
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  • £252 - £670
Hunters Meet
Bishop's Stortford, Essex
Hunters Meet is a family run Hotel, Restaurant, Spa and Wedding Venue set in the picturesque village of Hatfield Heath. Brendan and Lesley have been the proud owners since September 1990
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  • 100
  • 20 Bedrooms
  • From £80 pp
Braintree Town Hall
Braintree, Essex
Wedding Packages which provide an elegant and memorable setting for any wedding.
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  • P.O.A
Brook Red Lion Hotel
Colchester, Essex
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The Brook Red Lion hotel is a historic Tudor wedding venue for a wedding like no other.
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  • 60
  • £250 - £600
Colchester Garrison Officers Club
Colchester, Essex
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Located in a secluded area in the heart of Colchester's Town Centre, The Colchester Officers' Club is a spacious venue perfect for a wedding!
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  • 120
  • £3,500 - £3,500
The Bull Hotel, Essex
Halstead, Essex
Dating back to the fourteenth century, The Bull Hotel is an idyllic and beautiful setting for your wedding.
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  • 60
  • 16 Bedrooms
  • From £11 pp
Cromwell Manor
Pitsea, Essex
Cromwell Manor house is a sumptuous backdrop for a rural wedding in South England.
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  • 120
  • P.O.A
The Willow Room
Maldon, Essex
The Willow Room is an idyllic and peaceful setting with modern and glamorous interiors, the perfect wedding getaway.
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  • 80
  • P.O.A
The Tower Hotel, Essex
Harwich, Essex
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The Tower Hotel in Essex is a romantic and picturesque venue with a lovely outside patio area.
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  • 60
  • £150 - £200
The Saracens Head Hotel, Great Dunmow
Great Dunmow, Essex
An idyllic venue, perfect for a charming, intimate wedding reception with your loved ones.
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  • 48
  • 31 Bedrooms
  • Moderate (££)

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FAQ's

Are there any discounts for booking on certain days of the week or during off-peak months in Essex?

Some wedding venues in Essex may offer discounts for booking on certain days of the week or during off-peak months. This can be a great way to save money on your wedding without sacrificing the quality of your event. It is common for venues to offer discounts for hosting events on Friday, Sunday or weekdays, while a higher fee is applied to Saturdays. Off-peak months are typically considered to be January to March and November and December, and some venues may offer discounts for hosting events during these months.


Can I have a small intimate wedding in Essex?

Yes, you can have a small, intimate wedding in Essex. Many wedding venues in Essex offer options for intimate weddings, whether it's a small ceremony and reception in a private room at a restaurant or a more intimate setting in a garden or park. Some venues that may be suitable for small intimate weddings in Essex you could start your seach with are-

  • Boutique hotels
  • Private estates
  • Restaurants with private rooms
  • Country houses
  • Gardens and parks
  • Pubs with function rooms It's important to keep in mind that some venues may have a minimum guest requirement, so be sure to check with the specific venue to understand their policies on intimate weddings.

Do wedding venues in Essex have a separate dressing room for the bridal party?

Many wedding venues in Essex do have separate dressing rooms for the bridal party. These rooms are usually designated for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready and prepare for the ceremony. It's important to check with the specific venue to understand their policies on dressing rooms. Some venues may have one room for the bride and her bridesmaids, while others may have separate rooms for the bride and groom or a separate room for the groom and his groomsmen.


How do I book a budget wedding in Essex?

One of the easiest ways to reduce the cost of your wedding day is to book a more intimate wedding venue. Rather than inviting 100's of guests, keep your costs down by holding your wedding day at a smaller venue, by catering for fewer guests you will save on total cost. You could also looking at holding your wedding during the week or at an out of season time. Whatever you choose, make sure you start out by setting a budget and sticking to it throughout the wedding planning process.

If I choose to have a smaller wedding, can I still decorate at my wedding venue?

Yes, you can still decorate at your wedding venue even if you choose to have a smaller wedding. Many intimate wedding venues in Essex will allow you to decorate the space to suit your personal style and theme, regardless of the size of your wedding. It's important to check with the specific venue to understand their policies on decorations. Some venues may have specific rules or guidelines on what types of decorations are allowed and how they should be displayed.


Is there a minimum number of guests I can invite to my wedding reception in Essex?

It can vary depending on the specific wedding venue in Essex, but some venues may have a minimum guest requirement for renting the space for a wedding reception. This minimum guest requirement is intended to ensure that the venue can cover their costs and make a profit. It's important to check with the specific venue to understand their policies on minimum guest requirements. Some venues may have a minimum of 50 or 100 guests, while others may have a smaller minimum of 30 or 40 guests which is perfect for an intimate wedding.