Browning Bros

(27)
£3,900 - £11,250 for Venue Hire
Up to 180
20 Bedrooms
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Browning Bros. is passionate about delivering unique outdoor weddings with two beautiful lakeside and woodland wedding venues to choose from!
Browning Bros Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£3,900
Maximum Price
£11,250
We have 2 different outdoor wedding venues available to hire from midday on Friday to midday on Sunday. Our prices start at £3900 (for smaller sized weddings) and go up to £11,250 for larger weddings. Price to be reviewed for 2025 onwards. 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
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Browning Bros 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
12:00 PM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 PM

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

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
In-house Catering
Browning Bros Full Description
Exclusive hire of venue from midday on Friday to midday on Sunday. Chalkney Water Meadows is the larger of the two venues accommodating up to 180 guests. The venue is hidden away among ancient woodland next to a picturesque river and a tree-lined lake. Humanist ceremonies take place on the willow tree pontoon with celebrations held in the giant hat tipis! It’s a stunning location for an outdoor wedding in Essex. There are 20 luxurious bell tents (and more if you have a big guest list!) for guests to glamp in so no need to worry about taxis. Each tent can sleep between one to four guests. In addition, there are two luxurious lakeside log cabins, making for a perfect wedding suite or place for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready in on the morning of the wedding or for family accommodation. Teybrook Orchard 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 beautiful Bohemian lined marquee which can accommodate up to 120 guests. There are 10 luxurious dwellings onsite for glamping accommodation for 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 let your guests to pitch their own tents. 20% discount for mid-week weddings. Create your dream wedding and celebrate with close family and friends at either of these truly magical & beautiful "festival style" outdoor venues.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Meg 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
Yes
No. of People In Team
10
Reviews
(27)
Christie and Joseph
Happy couple married in September
January 2023
The best day of our lives!
We had our wedding at Tey Brook Orchard in 2022 and what can I say?! It was honestly the best day of our lives, the venue is absolutely stunning. None of our friends or family knew about the venue and they were all so shocked when they arrived. It’s a beautiful venue, hidden among the trees. We got married in the woods and celebrated with our friends and family, ate, drunk and ended our night as a married couple in the wood fired hot tub. I wish we could do it all again. We are hoping to return this year to spend a weekend and relive all the amazing memories 💕
Response from the venue
Thank you very much for your lovely review Christie and Joseph. It means the world to our small family run team that you had the best day of your lives and that your guests were too really impressed by the venue! We love that the woodland venue is a hidden gem and that you could show it off to your guests! We hope you continue to relive the happy day through your beautiful photos and even better, please do come back and stay with us! Best Wishes, Becky Browning
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Becky and Joe
Happy couple married in August
January 2023
Magical wedding venue
We had our wedding at Tey Brook orchard. It was such a magical venue. The environment and surroundings were absolutely perfect the staff were friendly and really put the day at ease. They really did everything to make the whole process as stressless as possible. This was during the time up to the wedding as well as during the day itself. The facilities were exceptional, the forest and lighting were beautiful. Everything about the venue was perfect. My glamping, festival, bohemian style wedding was perfect basically because of the venue and all the recommended suppliers from browning bros. Thank you browning bros for really making my dream wedding a realty and helping create the wonderful memories I will cherish for my life time.
Response from the venue
Thank you for your lovely review Becky and Joe, it means the world to us your "glamping, festival, bohemian style" wedding came true at Teybrook Orchard. It was so beautifully put together by yourselves, with the help of our recommended suppliers, and we love looking through your stunning photos Jess Soper captured. We hope you continue to cherish those wonderful memories created from the weekend forever and ever! Wishing you all the happiness in the future. Best Wishes, Becky Browning
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Olie and Lauren
Happy couple married in September
January 2023
Incredible venue, had so many compliments
We were very very lucky to have our wedding at Chalkney Water Meadows and over a month on we are still on cloud 9. The venue was perfect for our festival theme and we are still getting compliments on the venue to this day. Everyone had such a fantastic time and the smiles on peoples faces in the photos really prove it. To be able to have the venue for the whole weekend really made it extra special and Nat and Becky and crew were so helpful and really helped the day run as smooth as it did. It was everything we wanted and more and we just wish we could do it all over again. Everyone keeps telling us we should have our Anniversary there every year and it’s very very tempting. Thanks to Browning Bros for making our wedding one of the best weekends of our lives.
Response from the venue
Thank you very much Olie and Lauren for your lovely review. It means the world to us that you (and your guests) had the best weekends of your lives! You created the ultimate festival feeling at the venue and it was so special for us to see everyone having the best time! Please do come back and celebrate your anniversary at the venue or stay in one of our cabins to reminisce the weekend over. Best Wishes, Becky Browning
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Chloe Coughlan
Happy couple married in August
February 2023
Best Day Ever!
After the will we/wont we of covid we had the day we dreamt of at Browning Bros-Chalkney Water Meadows! The venue was perfect for our festival/laid back theme & we were able to add our own personal touches & bursts of colour to anywhere and everywhere! We opted for the stretch tent cover as the weather wasn't looking great, but after some initial drizzle the sun shone for the rest of the evening meaning all guests could enjoy all areas of the venue. After booking around 4 years in advance the venue had added some great touches in better toilets, a converted bar & decking in front of the tipi - all adding to smooth running on the day! Becky & Nat were always on hand to give advice & answers numerous questions we had- all staff are lovely, helpful + the perfect vibe for the venue! We also used the beautiful log cabin, Friday-bride/bridesmaids using the hot tub, Saturday our parents & sunday - just the two of us which was the perfect end to the weekend. Saturday night around 20 bell tents were filled with closest friends staying up till sunrise after the rest of the wedding had gone home- a lovely touch when you dont want the night to end! I can go on but nearly 2 years later i still think about the day often & hope to go back in 10 years to do it all again! Thank you for everything Brownings! (Pictures @graceelizphoto)
Response from the venue
An enormous thank you for this lovely review Chloe, it means the world to us that you (finally!) got to have the wedding of your dreams, and in style!! You created the most beautiful and wonderful day full of colour and personality, and we are so happy that we got to be a part of it. A 10 year reunion can certainly be arranged!! Please do stay in touch! Best Wishes, Becky Browning
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G&J
Happy couple married in February
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.
Response from the venue
Thank you Geraldine and James for your kinds words. We are as happy as you are that you found us and that we were able to give you a much better experience than your previous wedding venue! Planning a wedding throughout COVID was not easy and we were glad we were able to help you through it. Thank you too for your patience in what was a really uncertain time! What a beautiful happy ending wedding it was in the end, and we wish you all the very best in the future. Best Wishes, Nat Browning
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Emma & Paul
Happy couple married in January
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!
Response from the venue
Thank you for your kind words guys! We have always endeavored to be a flexible and supportive business, and especially under pressing times as we all experienced from COVID. Thank you too for being patient during those difficult times! It only made the day even more special in the end and we loved getting to know you and your guests over this time. We wish you all the best in the future. Best Wishes, Nat Browning
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Browning Bros 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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