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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!
The Westcliff Hotel
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
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Surrounded by beautiful Cliff gardens and sea views, this stunning Victorian hotel combines the romance of the nineteenth century with all the benefits of modern living for your special day.
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  • 150
  • 55 Bedrooms
  • £400 - £975
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Leigh Community Centre
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex
Built in 1914, Leigh Community Centre has some lovely period features and can provide affordable venue hire for your special day. The perfect blank canvas to add in your own personal touches/
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  • 160
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The Place, Pitsea Leisure Centre
Basildon, Essex
With 2 different sized function suites available for hire, we can cater for any special event including wedding receptions, engagements, anniversaries, birthdays, office parties and christenings
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  • 150
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Lighthouse Grays
Grays, Essex
Eden Events Group focuses on creating unique event experiences and making positive impact for the right reasons. No matter how big or small a gathering is we are here to serve you.
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  • 350
  • P.O.A
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The Rayleigh Club Wedding and Golf Resort
Rayleigh, Essex
Set in the most beautiful countryside in Essex, The Rayleigh Club is a one of a kind venue for a wedding!
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  • 200
  • 9 Bedrooms
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Stapleford Abbotts Village Hall
Romford, Essex
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Available for hire on Friday evenings and weekends. This modern and clean village hall is an ideal venue for wedding reception/engagement party or any other function.
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  • 115
  • £190 - £390
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St Osyth Priory
West field lane, Essex
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
  • 5 Bedrooms
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Spring Lodge 17th Century Barn
Witham, Essex
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Spring Lodge in Witham is a fantastic wedding venue with a choice of five unique halls for hire, so you can plan for the perfect special day.
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  • 150
  • £200 - £200
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Holiday Inn Colchester
Colchester, Essex
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An appealing and delightful space in Colchester to host your magical day.
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  • 100
  • 110 Bedrooms
  • £1499 - £2999
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Three Rivers Golf and Country Club
Chelmsford, Essex
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Nestled in 300 acres of countryside, Three Rivers is an idyllic wedding venue with stunning views!
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  • 600
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • £3900 - £9000
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The Legacy Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel
Bishop's Stortford, Essex
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This stunning and traditional Tudor house boasting a pretty garden is an idyllic wedding venue.
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  • 100
  • 55 Bedrooms
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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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White Hart Hotel, Witham
Witham, Essex
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The Whitehart has many years of experience in hosting wedding celebrations and would be delighted to help you plan the wedding of your dreams.
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  • 50
  • 18 Bedrooms
  • £50 - £150
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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
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Chelmsford City Racecourse
Chelmsford, Essex
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The Racecourse grounds together with modern venue spaces offer the ideal locale for your special day. With a choice of 3 spectacular rooms for your special day, Chelmsford City Racecourse is ideal.
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  • 300
  • From £700
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The Thurrock Hotel
Aveley, Purfleet, Essex
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At the Thurrock Hotel we aim to make every moment of your special day perfect! Excellent food, drink, caring attentive staff and a choice of suites all under one roof.
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  • 120
  • 60 Bedrooms
  • £2500 - £3700
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Warley Park
Brentwood, Essex
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With its beautiful landscapes and spacious rooms, Warley Park Golf Club is perfect for a wedding!
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  • 120
  • £2999 - £9999
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The Eight Bells
Saffron Walden, Essex
This cosy and intimate venue will create a relaxed atmosphere for your special day!
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  • 90
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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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 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!