Wedding Venues in Essex

Just a few miles from London, you will discover some of the best wedding venues in the UK, in the beautiful county of Essex. From rustic barns to the most alternative places to get married in. Read moreIf you are looking for the perfect wedding venue in Essex, you've come to the right place! There's no doubt that Essex has some of the best selection of dream-worthy spots to tie the knot - no matter what your taste or budget is. From small venues to grand country homes, like Gosfield Hall in Halstead, you'll be sure to find your dream space with Bridebook's UK venue directory and bespoke search!
Sheene Mill
Near Essex
(29)
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A haven of tranquillity set among the blissful Cambridgeshire countryside, this endlessly romantic venue can be yours, your way on your most special day.
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  • 110
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • £1,000 - £5,498
Inn On The Lake
Gravesend, Kent
(52)
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Nestled within twelve acres of stunning woodland, The Inn on the Lake is a secluded and picturesque wedding location with beautiful and spacious suites.
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  • 200
  • 75 Bedrooms
  • £3,800 - £10,500
Preston Court
Near Essex
(78)
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Not only are we family run, Preston Court is wonder-filled! Complete with Merry-go-round. 56 mins on train from London St Pancras; Oak barns, Barnyard, church, lake, an island for garden ceremonies, incredible scenery & luxury glamping on site.
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  • 120
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • £7,550 - £14,095
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
Browning Bros
Colchester, Essex
(27)
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Browning Bros. is passionate about delivering unique outdoor weddings with two beautiful lakeside and woodland wedding venues to choose from!
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  • 180
  • 20 Bedrooms
  • £3,900 - £11,250
Vaulty Manor
Heybridge, Essex
(71)
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A historic wedding venue with a beautiful 17th century wedding barn is the perfect location for your special day.
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  • 185
  • 24 Bedrooms
  • £5,000 - £12,000
Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford, Essex
(20)
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Chelmsford City Racecourse is the largest wedding venue in Essex. We believe your day should be unique and tailored to what you require. Seating from 80 to 1,100 guests in just one space, we have multiple venues onsite to suit weddings of all sizes.
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  • 1100
  • £8,000 - £15,000
Alpheton Hall Barns
Sudbury, Essex
(62)
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Historic Suffolk Barns and woodland wedding venue set in beautiful rolling countryside close to the Suffolk / Essex border. Family run, flexible and friendly.
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  • 200
  • £3,900 - £7,900
Hylands Estate
Chelmsford, Essex
(16)
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Hylands Estate is a unique, award winning, Grade II* listed mansion house with contemporary Grand Pavilion, set in acres of glorious parkland. The perfect setting to host your wedding.
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  • 300
  • £6,500 - £13,600
Prested Hall
Colchester, Essex
(84)
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Prested Hall is a stunning 15th Century Manor House, in a gorgeous countryside setting, exclusively yours on your special day.
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  • 350
  • 13 Bedrooms
  • £3,499 - £5,999
Stifford Hall Hotel
North Stifford, Essex
(27)
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Stifford Hall Hotel is a hidden gem in the village of North Stifford. A beautifully converted 18th Century Georgian Manor house set in 6 acres of beautiful grounds hosting only ONE wedding per day!
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  • 110
  • 97 Bedrooms
  • £1,200 - £2,000
Braxted Park Weddings
Witham, Essex
(29)
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Braxted Park comes with acres of stunning grounds and is easily one of the finest wedding venues in Essex for the most amazing celebrations. Enter the gates and discover walled gardens full of beauty
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  • 150
  • 12 Bedrooms
  • £1,650 - £10,150
Hutton Hall
Brentwood, Essex
(16)
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Hutton Hall is an exclusive, newly-renovated wedding venue in the village of Hutton, perfect for your big day.
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  • 120
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • £8,900 - £11,100
St Osyth Priory
West field lane, Essex
(6)
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St Osyth Priory is one of East of England’s most beautiful wedding venues, brought to life with a sumptuous elegance that delivers modern luxury in historic surroundings.
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  • 110
  • 9 Bedrooms
  • From £14,995
Down Hall Hotel & Spa
Hatfield Heath, Essex
(10)
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Escape to this beautiful country house in Essex a for the perfect wedding day!
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  • 180
  • 100 Bedrooms
  • From £170 pp
Gaynes Park
Epping, Essex
(16)
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Gaynes Park is an elegant and stylish barn wedding and reception venue set in a historic private estate.
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  • 150
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • £4,000 - £10,950
Stock Brook Country Club
Billericay, Essex
(9)
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A beautiful manor house set within 250 acres of glorious countryside, and a wedding venue with 25 years of wedding experience that's sure to give you a wedding day to remember.
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  • 300
  • 24 Bedrooms
  • £8,000 - £14,000
Stoke by Nayland Resort
Colchester, Essex
(54)
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Set in 300 acres of stunning rolling countryside, SbN benefits from two versatile banqueting suites plus Tipis within the grounds.
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  • 250
  • 80 Bedrooms
  • From £35 pp
Barnfield Weddings & Events
Sible Hedingham, Essex
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A new venue in North Essex, with a secluded lakeside space for a marquee or tipis, surrounded by wildlife-filled woodland and meadows. Available for Dry Hire or with a tipi or stretch tent package, and with beautiful options for an outdoor ceremony.
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  • 140
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • £3,500 - £3,900
Holiday Inn Basildon
Basildon, Essex, Essex
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If you're looking for the perfect venue for your outdoor ceremony, then look no further than the Holiday Inn Basildon!
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  • 180
  • 141 Bedrooms
  • £1,500 - £2,500
Layer Marney Tower
Colchester, Essex
(28)
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This beautiful Tudor gatehouse is the perfect backdrop for your special day!
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  • 140
  • £2,350 - £6,900
Houchins
Colchester, Essex
(115)
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A beautiful Garde II listed farmhouse set in beautiful surroundings - perfectly bridges the gap between old charm and modern luxury.
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  • 150
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • £2,500 - £7,720
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
The Park Weddings and Events
Great Chesterford , Essex
(10)
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We offer a beautiful and private setting with panoramic views over the rural countryside and the rest is up to you. A complete blank canvas for you to create the wedding of your dreams.
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  • 300
  • £2,000 - £20,000
The Roslin Beach Hotel
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
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The award-winning Roslin Beach Hotel is a stunning wedding venue right on the coastline, that's sure to give you a picturesque, unique and memorable wedding day.
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  • 100
  • 35 Bedrooms
  • £5,500 - £10,000
The Grand Marquee Brentwood
Brentwood, Essex
(14)
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The Grand Marquee Brentwood is an all year round fully self-contained dry hire Marquee wedding venue nestled in the verdant countryside of Brentwood, Essex.
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  • 400
  • £4,500 - £6,500
Barnston Lodge
Dunmow, Essex
(1)
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Barnston Lodge is a beautiful 18th Century manor house with stunning grounds in the heart of the Essex countryside.
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  • 300
  • £3,700 - £4,500
Marygreen Manor Hotel
Brentwood, Essex
(16)
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A stunning 16th century Tudor manor house which combines both historic charm with modern luxury.
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  • 120
  • 44 Bedrooms
  • £2,999 - £10,665
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
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FAQ's

Can you host a wedding in a converted barn in Essex?

Barn weddings in Essex are a great choice if you are looking for a relaxed and more intimate wedding day. Barn venues can often be found nestled deep in the countryside and have been lovingly restored by their owners and turned into stunning venues, often with some original features left behind that make for great photo opportunities.

Weddings like these are always fun to attend as they tend to be located just outside the city centres, so can be used as an excuse for guests to get away from it all and spend a weekend away in a nearby hotel after the wedding itself. Oftentimes, holding your wedding reception at a converted barn means you will need to hire additional catering and decor suppliers so be sure to factor this into the overall cost.


Do you have a general guide to help me find the right wedding venue within Essex?

Essex is a beautiful county in the southeast of England, with a rich history and stunning landscapes. It is a popular choice for couples looking to tie the knot, thanks to its diverse range of wedding venues. Whether you're looking for a grand castle, a picturesque country house, or a chic city hotel, you'll find it in Essex.

  1. Castle Weddings Essex is home to several stunning castles that make for romantic and unique wedding venues. Hadleigh Castle, for example, is a historic landmark that dates back to the 13th century. The castle's atmospheric ruins provide a dramatic backdrop for your ceremony and photographs. Leez Priory, on the other hand, is a beautifully preserved Tudor manor house with sprawling grounds and a romantic chapel.

  2. Country House Weddings Essex also offers a range of elegant country houses that are perfect for a traditional English wedding. Gaynes Park is a popular choice, with its beautiful gardens, picturesque courtyard, and elegant reception rooms. Friern Manor is another beautiful country house with a lovely setting, surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque countryside.

  3. Hotel Weddings If you prefer a more modern setting, there are several hotels in Essex that offer wedding packages. The Hyatt Regency in Chelmsford, for example, is a stylish and contemporary hotel with a range of event spaces for your ceremony and reception. The Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel, on the other hand, is a stunning Tudor manor house with a modern twist, offering beautiful gardens and a chic ballroom for your big day.

  4. Other Venues Essex is also home to a range of other unique and quirky wedding venues. The Sailing Club in West Mersea, for example, offers a picturesque setting on the banks of the Blackwater Estuary, with stunning views of the water. The Orsett Hall is another popular choice, with its beautiful Victorian architecture and elegant reception rooms.

    No matter what your style or budget, you'll find a wedding venue in Essex that will suit your needs. From grand castles to elegant country houses, there's something for everyone in this beautiful part of England.


Should I have a ceremony and reception wedding dress for my Essex wedding?

When the likes of Kate Middleton choose to wear two dresses as part of their wedding day it's easy to understand why many Essex brides choose two dresses for their special day. Having a dress for your ceremony and one for your reception is a big decision to make but if you decide to go for it then expect all eyes to be on you as your make your entrance in your second dress. Be sure to check with your reception venue beforehand that they have a space where you can hide away in to get dressed in ready for your big reveal.

What are the popular types of venues to get married in in Essex

Essex plays host to a phenomenal amount of wedding venues, from intimate barn locations to lavish country homes. No matter the number of guests you envision at your wedding, you will be able to find a space that fits the bill and makes for a spectacular day. Getting married in Essex means you will be able to take your pick from a plethora of historic venues through to chic and modern hotels around the city centres.

The most popular Essex wedding venues are vast stately homes and sprawling country lodges such as Gosford Hall and Boreham House, but if you are looking for something a little more intimate and down to earth then venues like The Barn and Leez Priory are most definitely worth checking out. You can also find some really unusual wedding venue options if you are happy to use your imagination and delve a little deeper into what is hidden within the counties boundaries.


What is the easiest way to plan an Essex wedding?

Wedding planning can be stressful to say the least, which is why you will want to make your experience as simple and as easy as possible. Essex is home to a number of tried and trusted wedding planners who will make it easy for your day to run seamlessly, however, hiring a wedding planner can come up pretty pricey. If you find this is out of your budget then the next best option for making planning your wedding easy is to find a venue that allows you to have your ceremony and reception at the same place, this cuts down on time spent co-ordinating between the two venues and also cuts costs such as transport for you and your guests.

Often times you will be able to get a package price per head that includes all the wedding must-haves and cuts out the difficult coordination process between suppliers and venues. To make it even simpler, choose a venue that has onsite accommodation so you and your guests can stay onsite and even enjoy breakfast as newlyweds the next day!


Where can I find light up wedding letters in Essex?

Light up love letters are a wedding trend that is here to stay, but sometimes it can be tough to find this must-have wedding decoration for your big day. Before you begin your search, be sure to check with your wedding venue that they allow this type of decoration to avoid any last-minute stresses. You can ask your venue if they can recommend any reputable suppliers that have supplied to the venue before or speak to family and friends who have recently tied to the knot to suggest a supplier local to you.

Which celebrities have got married in Essex?

Essex is home to some incredible wedding venues offering top-notch service and stunning design which is why choosing to get married in this picturesque county was an easy choice for celebs such as Joe Swash and Stacey Solomon, and the likes of Mrs Hinch and Micheal Crawshaw to name a few.

When it comes to choosing the right location for your celeb-inspired wedding, be sure to take time to visit each of your venues so you can speak with the venue’s wedding planners and get a feel for how they can accommodate you on your special day. Holding your wedding at an exclusive venue means you will be treated to excellent service so you can relax and enjoy your big day stress-free. Check venues like Boreham House and Gosford Hall to get an idea of the packages available to you and your guests.