Cressing Temple Barns

£2500 - £4750 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
Exclusive Use
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COVID-19 Update
We are currently accepting enquiries, although unable to offer viewings due to the current government guidance which tells us the venue should be closed at this difficult time. We are currently working on alternative virtual options, but in the meantime, please get in touch for a brochure & other important information. Thank you for your understanding, take care and stay safe. The Cressing Temple Barns Events and Wedding Team
A historical wedding venue in rural Essex with exclusive hire of our 13th century barns and stunning gardens. The perfect place for your wedding.
Pricing & Costs

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Exclusive hire of our venue with a dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator to make sure everything goes smoothly leading up to and on the day of your wedding, free overnight parking, security and the use of our furniture for up to 200 guests. An intimate celebration for you and your guests and the opportunity to bring your vision to life with the suppliers you choose!
What is included in this pricing:
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Wedding coordinator available on the day

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Number of Guests Included
Exclusive hire of the venue, a dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator leading up to and on the day of your wedding, furniture for up to 200 guests, overnight car parking, evening security, fully stocked bar and the flexibility to choose your own catering and décor suppliers.
What is included in this pricing:
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Furniture included
Exclusive use
Day before set up available
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Cressing Temple Barns has an outstanding historical background, dating back to as early as the iron and bronze ages, but is best known for its 13th Century Templar built barns originating in the 1200s and beautifully restored in 1987. On your wedding day we can offer you either or both of the magnificent barns, as well as the Tudor Walled Garden and our recently renovated Evening Barn for your wedding day. With exclusive use of the venue, you can choose your idyllic setting from three options to host your ceremony, including our beautiful Tudor Walled Garden, followed by the Barley Barn for your Wedding Breakfast. Reception drinks can be offered in the Walled Garden, leaving the Evening Barn for your Reception for the remainder of your day. The Evening Barn is suitable for up to 60 guests and up to 200 with the addition of a marquee. Please be aware that the venue does not operate weddings throughout October to March due to their 800 years of history and listed status, they are not heated.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gemma Clayton
Congratulations on your engagement and a warm welcome to Cressing Temple Barns! We hope you will love our heritage venue set in rural Essex as much as we do and our team cannot wait to hear your visions for your special day. Our venue offers intimacy with the ability to create personal touches and stunning backdrops for photos. Whilst you relax and enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest, our team will be working hard to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Happy booking!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Amy & Chris
Married in June 2018
February 2019
We really appreciate all you did for us
To Gemma, Thank you for your kindness, patience and professionalism on both the day and lead up to our wedding. We really appreciate all you did for us.
Pete & Vicki
Married in July 2016
February 2019
Couldn't have asked for more - Thank you!
Dear Gemma, Just wanted to say a big thank you for everything you did in the run up to the wedding and on the day - it was really good to know everything was in safe hands! Such a spectacular venue. Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you!
Jim & Vikki
Married in August 2015
February 2019
Thank you for putting in so much effort.
Gemma and all the staff at Cressing Temple Barns Thank you for putting in so much effort. It made our wedding day so very special.
Georgie & Dave
Married in May 2015
February 2019
Thank you so much for all your help
Thank you for all your help in planning our perfect wedding in your beautiful venue. We all had such a lovely time and have so many happy memories. We can't wait to see our official photos and are sure to see you again when we visit.
Katie & Mark
Married in May 2015
February 2019
It was everything we hoped for and more!
Dear Gemma, Thank you so much for all the help with our wedding. It was everything we'd hoped for and more!
Brian & Allanah
Married in August 2014
February 2019
We particularly liked the little touches
Dear Gemma, We just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with how our day started and flowed at Cressing. Our guests loved the barns and the Walled Garden and have said they want to visit again. We particularly liked the little touches you had thought of and how you kept in touch since starting the post. We had no worries knowing that you had all in hand and organised.

Open Day

26th April 2020
A chance to see the dressed venue for inspiration and meet suppliers. Welcome drinks, small bites and a goodie bag complimentary on arrival.
Location & Contact Details


Witham Road , Cressing, Essex, CM77 8PD, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Braintree or Witham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A12 or A120

Nearest Train Station

Braintree or Witham

Nearest Airport


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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

All of our couples bring their own personal touches to the venue from lavish carpeting and filled large flowers of brightly coloured vases to neutral, delicate rustic themes, each wedding has an individual element and sticks with us for a long time!

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

Make time for each other away from the wedding planning. Book a date night - Watch that new movie at the cinema, eat out at your favourite restaurant or take a simple picnic to the park. Just the two of you.

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

We have seen some amazing photos of the couple's memories used in a variety of ways - pinned to the trestles in the Walled Garden, as centrepieces on the Reception tables or as part of the table plan. These personal touches are a feature that warms both the couples hearts as they reminisce whilst creating them and for their guests sharing their journey together.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historical Natural Rustic Nostalgic Unique

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Tudor Walled Garden

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

Not yet. The red carpet is waiting....

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mozzarella, tomato and basil drizzle

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Mini fish and chip cones!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Tudor Walled Garden with a platform, a flower arbour, water features and spring meadows

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our enthusiasm to make sure every detail is thought about so that the day can run smoothly without our couples having to worry anything has been missed

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftPersonalised Wooden Wedding Sign
Bridebook Special OfferA complimentary personalised wooden wedding sign with your wedding date and names engraved