£2950 - £10250 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
20 Bedrooms
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We have two unique and beautiful outdoor wedding venues: Chalkney Water Meadows and Teybrook Orchard. Both of these are perfect if you want to do something romantic, rustic and memorable.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£2,950
Maximum Price
£10,250
We have 2 venues available offering different size capacities, pricing and overall feel, depending on what you are after as a couple. Our prices range from £2950 to £10750. Please enquire for further details.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Couple accommodation included
Furniture included
Choice of preferred caterers
Wedding coordinator available on the day

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£2,950
Maximum Price
£10,750
Number of Guests Included
150
We have 2 venues available offering different size capacities, pricing and overall feel, depending on what you are after as a couple. Our prices range from £2950 to £10750. Please enquire for further details.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Exclusive use
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Garden
Outdoor
Dining Capacity
180
Reception Capacity
200
No. of Bedrooms
20
Sleeps No. of People
150
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
12:00PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00PM

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-house Catering

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted
Church Within Walking Distance

Venue

Open Flame Permitted
Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Born out of a vision between two brothers to set away from the ordinary. Browning Bros. is passionate about delivering unique experiences, providing luxury glamping accommodation, alternative wild weddings, secret escapes, corporate events and much more. Browning Bros. is located on an organic family farm, of which we are now the 5th generation. It is a family story where a passion for bringing people back to nature merges with a love of local heritage, beauty and farm diversification. Working with the farm land, we have created a thoughtful place. We hope you will experience a connection to the land, the seasons and back to nature. Chalkney Water Meadows (the larger of the two) is hidden away amongst ancient woodland next to a picturesque river and a tree-lined lake. Humanist ceremonies take place on the willow tree pontoon with celebrations are held in the giant tipis! It’s a stunning location for an outdoor wedding in Essex, and you can enjoy exclusive use of the venue for the whole weekend. We have 20 luxurious bell tents (and more!) overlooking the picturesque lake, and each tent can sleep between one and four guests. Or stay in one of our luxurious log cabins that makes for a perfect wedding suite. There is plenty of space to enjoy outdoor fun and festivities, and to be as creative as your hearts desire-even swim in the lake & brush away any cobwebs from the night before! Teybrook Orchard, our smaller venue, is nestled at the heart of Teybrook Farm between an old fruit Orchard and a 20 acre woodland. Ceremonies take place in the woodland and celebrations follow in the marquee. There is a luxurious glamping site in the orchard with accommodation of up to 40 guests, including bell tents, yurts, a shepherd’s hut and even a converted grain silo. You can also hire additional bell tents or tell your guests to bring their own tents. Create your dream wedding and celebrate with close family and friends in either of these truly magical & beautiful venues.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Nat Browning
Thank you so much for contacting Browning Bros, we are so excited to help you plan for the perfect wedding!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2012
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(22)
G&J
Married in February 2021
February 2021
Thanks for being such a joy to work with so far.
Myself and my fiancee were supposed to get married in July 2020 with a different venue and unfortunately that had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. We did not have a great experience with our old venue. Then we found Browning Bros... we drove down and had a look at the venue. Nat met us at the gate and showed us around and we instantly fell in love with the venue. He was so welcoming and relaxed and very empathetic in regards to our old venue! Attached to Chalkney Water Meadows are 2 luxury lodges both with hot tubs, which is also a great addition. Nat has been so helpful throughout and really supportive. We even stayed at the other small camp for a couple of nights which is a great place to unwind and be one with nature. Although our 1st experience with our old venue was not what we hoped for it did lead us to Nat and Chalkney Meadows, so for that we are grateful! Despite the thought of potentially being forced to postpone again because of the pandemic we feel less stressed this time around. This is due to Nat keeping in touch with us, asking us what we want to do and working together in a fair way. Furthermore we are very impressed with the experience we have had so far with Nat and as a result we could not recommend them as a wedding venue enough. We cannot wait to have our wedding at Chalkney Water Meadows we have no doubt that it will be our dream wedding we have all been waiting for. Thanks for being such a joy to work with so far.
Emma & Paul
Married in January 2021
February 2021
Browning bros have been fantastic over this difficult tim
Browning bros have been fantastic over this difficult time. They have answered all our questions quickly and have been more supportive and flexible than we could have imagined and have made what is undoubtedly a stressful time as easy as it can be! Thank you!
Victoria
Wedding: August 2020
January 2021
Everything well maintained and spotlessly clean
Second time back Glamping for us. This time in a yurt which was brilliant. Everything well maintained and spotlessly clean. Friendly welcome and a great base to explore surrounding villages! Thanks for a great stay!
Ben & Claire
Married in September 2019
January 2021
Can't wait to go back and stay!
We had an amazing stay at the log cabin and such a beautiful wedding there too. All the guys were so helpful and welcoming!! Can't wait to go back and stay!
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Married in September 2019
January 2021
We had a most fantastic wedding
We had a most fantastic wedding at their Chalkney Water Meadows venue! Many people have told us it was the best wedding they have ever been to! The browning brothers themself (And Helen) were absolutely fantastic and fun and made sure everything went perfectly well!!! The glamping and camping was so well done, we had around 100 of the 250 guests stay over! We also rented the lodge for the weekend and it was gorgeous, clean, large, with hot tub! Made the whole weekend more perfect than we could have imagined! Stunning venue. Fantastic people to work withThank you Browningbros. Vicky and Tony
Em
Wedding: August 2019
January 2021
it was simply wonderful
We stayed in one of Nat and Archie's bell tents the evening of a family wedding and it was simply wonderful. The tents are comfortable and spacious and a real adventure for our 2 young children that were with us. I would recommend to anyone who is looking for something a little different either for their wedding guests or a short break away! I am no camper so this was perfect!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Colchester, Essex, England

Travel Notes

Chalkney Water Meadows by car: The post code brings you to a van garage called Colne Commercials but you will see the entrance to our meadows next to this garage called "Chalkney Water Meadows". Once you are through the gates, you will come down a track and find sign posts which will direct you to our beautiful tipis! Teybrook Orchard by car: The post code brings you the Teybrook Centre or Barn Brassiere. Make sure either are on your right hand side and carry on up the road 50-100m until you see a sign on the left hand side saying "Teybrook Orchard". Once you are through the gates, you will come down a track and find sign posts which will direct you to our beautiful venue.

Nearest Town

Colchester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A12

Nearest Train Station

Marks Tey

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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Press & Awards
(3)

Industry Awards (1)

The UK Wedding Awards - Runners Up in Best Pop Up Wedding Venue in the UK 2019
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Indian/South African Wedding - 2 cultures combined to create a whirlwind of love - so many activities including yoga and swimming in the lake

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the process and be as creative as you can..

What’s your favourite personal touch you’ve seen at a wedding?

Hand written letters to each guest on their place setting

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Romantic, rustic, memorable, unique, charming

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

In the rowing boat

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

Made in Chelsea have filmed an episode at Chalkney Water Meadow. Clive Woodward has spoken at an event at Chalkney Water Meadow.

What’s your favourite canapé?

Arancini Balls

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Cheese and Ham Toasties

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The willow tree pontoon

What part of your business are you most proud of?

The variety we are able to offer to each couple to make every wedding different

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