£3150 - £5775 for Venue Hire
Up to 110
5 Bedrooms
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This family run wedding venue combines great service with a stunning country house backdrop to create the wedding day experience of your dreams.
Pricing & Costs

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Downham Hall is available for couples who wish to create a truly bespoke day. Included in the venue hire you will receive the services of a dedicated wedding coordinator, use of the bridal dressing room for your entire day, exclusive use of the venue until midnight on the day of your wedding, an award winning DJ package, an overnight stay in our luxurious Bridal Suite, on site parking for up to 45 cars, use of our sound system for background music and speeches, complimentary garden games, all tables and chairs, use of our cake stand and knife, premium lighting package in the marquee and fully licensed bars run by our experienced events team.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Guest accommodation included

In-house catering
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Downham Hall offers completely bespoke catering packages to suit al tastes and budgets. For a "traditional" catering package including canapes, welcome drinks, a complimentary tasting dinner, a 3 course wedding breakfast chosen from our extensive menu, wine, tea and coffee, toasting drinks and evening food we charge approximately £85pp. However, if you would prefer a more informal catering style such as buffets, BBQs or a traditional afternoon tea, we are more than happy to put together a package for you.

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Number of Guests Included
- Exclusive use venue hire until midnight - Access to the bridal dressing room from 8:30am - Choice of ceremony locations - Beautiful marquee for wedding breakfast and evening party - Drinks package - 3 course wedding breakfast sourced from locally available, seasonal ingredients with the choice to design your own bespoke menu should you wish - Evening food - DJ package - Overnight stay in the Bridal Suite with breakfast - Preferential rates on remaining bedrooms ***PRICE IS A GUIDE BASED ON AN AVERAGE PACKAGE, WE HAVE NO MINIMUM NUMBERS FOR WEDDINGS AND CAN BUILD A PACKAGE TO FIT YOUR BUDGET AND REQUIREMENTS***
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Couple accommodation included
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time


Water View
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Open Flame Permitted

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Confetti Permitted
Fireworks Permitted
Wedding Licence
Full Description
Downham Hall is a beautiful venue in Downham, Essex. We are an ideal venue for people who want a boutique, countryside style wedding. The property has been on the site since the 16th Century with the current manifestation believed to have evolved over the last 300 years. We have spent almost three years lovingly renovating the property to the highest of standards and have incorporated 5 luxury en suite bedrooms, 3 function spaces, a luxurious wedding marquee and stunning grounds available for wedding celebrations, all surrounded by beautiful countryside views. Downham Hall is an exclusive use wedding venue and the perfect setting for a small, intimate wedding in our beautiful De Beauvoir suite or Orangery or, for a larger wedding, held within our stunning marquee in the grounds. We would be delighted to offer our venue as the perfect setting for your special day. Although we are now taking bookings well into 2023 and beyond, we do still have a handful of dates available for 2021 and 2022 and have some amazing special offers available! All of the events held at Downham Hall are always very well received and we are lucky to have lots of wonderful reviews from past clients who have become dear friends and continue to visit us for other events or to dine in our wonderful restaurant. Many guests comment on the fact that the sheer beauty and peacefulness of the venue and it’s surroundings make you feel as though you are miles from anywhere but really you are only 2 miles from a mainline station into London Liverpool Street! Downham Hall is an ideal venue for both locals and those travelling from further afield to find the perfect setting for their wedding celebrations. We would love for you to make an appointment to come and visit us, so you can truly understand why we fell in love with this beautiful property and why we have worked so hard to make it the perfect setting for your special day.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dawn Andrews
Hello and thank you so much for considering Downham Hall as the venue for your special day! At Downham Hall we pride ourselves on the intimate, friendly atmosphere created by the venue and our team and always strive to go the extra mile for our couples to offer a truly personal touch, we believe that every couple is unique and your wedding day should reflect just that, so please get in touch, we would love to hear all of your plans and work with you to create your dream wedding day!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Courtney and James
Married in July 2019
July 2019
Dream Weddings
first of all I would like to thank Downham Hall for giving us our dream wedding. It had everything we wanted and added to our day, our guest enjoyed themselves. The venue is stunning the grounds are beautiful, even our guests remarked how beautiful it is. You forget where you are, you feel like your miles away in the countryside. Our rooms was lovely, with stunning views again, it had everything we wanted even a coffee machine hehe. A big thank you to Dawn, who played a big part in giving us our dream wedding, she was amazing! Always friendly and kept in touch all of the time. I would also like to thank Andrew and Christina, it was lovely to see the stages of Downham coming together and being a part of this. We would recommend Downham Hall to anyone looking to stay there or planning there dream wedding. Courtney & James xxx
Coral and Danny
Married in July 2019
July 2019
We would just like to start by saying thank you!! Our day was absolutely magical and we have to give thanks to everyone at Downham Hall for making the day run seamlessly. We had our wedding on the 13th July and from the start of the process last year to the moment the last guest left, we could not fault anything. The first time we went there we were warmly welcomed by Christina and we completely fell in love with the venue and the wonderful family run business. We had Dawn as our wedding coordinator and she is just fabulous! Absolutely wonderful lady who helped me so much throughout the whole process, always made me feel calm and always took time to reply to any mad or little questions I had. Nothing was to much trouble and it really made the whole thing so much less daunting. Every single one of our guests thought that the venue was stunning, it really is beautiful. There is no other place I could ever dream of having that would be more perfect then Downham Hall. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back to stay soon!! Mr & Mrs Deacon xx
Karen and Sal
Married in June 2019
June 2019
Just Perfect!
What can we say? Just perfect! Thank you so much for everything! Your care and attention to detail helped us feel very comfortable and confident throughout the day, and the days leading up. Our special day was everything we could have ever hoped for and more, you even managed to sort the weather out just in time for the ceremony! We are so grateful! Thank you, Karen and Sal xx
Hayley and Spencer
Married in April 2019
April 2019
Thank you!
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Downham Hall for helping us with our Wedding Day which was perfect. Special thanks to Christina, Lauren and Dawn who helped to make the planning of the day so easy. We loved how personal the venue was knowing it was just our Family and Friends there and no-one else there for other events. Everyone was so professional but extremely friendly, always asking if we needed any help through the weeks leading up to the big day. The rooms were amazing, clean and tidy. The breakfast for the morning of the wedding for the Bridal Party was brilliant. The cooked breakfast the following morning was absolutely amazing too and was lovely to see Christina and friendly faces. We can’t thank you enough for letting us have our special day at Downham Hall. Thanks again, Spencer and Hayley, Mr and Mrs White

Wedding Showcase

27th June 2022
The next Downham Hall Wedding Showcase will take place on Monday the 27th June from 4pm. Please call us on 01268 422464 or email weddings@downhamhall.com to book your place!
Location & Contact Details


Castledon Road, Downham, Essex, CM11 1LG, England

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

"Your day, Your way!" It is so easy to get bogged down in trying to please everyone else on your wedding day and while, of course, we all want your guests to have a wonderful time, don't forget that your wedding day is all about you! If you have your heart set on a beautiful, traditional wedding day then that is wonderful and we will support you every step of the way but don't ever be afraid to step out of the box if you feel like turning traditions on their head and doing things a little differently! We are always on hand to listen, give advice and work with you to create your perfect day based around your bespoke requirements!

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

A wonderful wedding ceremony where a guest sang so beautifully during the signing of the registers as a surprise to the newlyweds!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Picturesque Relaxed Intimate Welcoming Wonderful!

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

We have a beautiful wooden swing hanging from our treasured eucalyptus tree which is always a massive hit for photos, If you are lucky you may even get a shot with the beautiful cows in the background from our neighbouring farm!

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

All of our couples are celebrities on their big day!

What’s your favourite canapé?

My favourite has to be the tomato and mozzarella arancini!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Who cant resist a crispy bacon bloomer or the indulgence of a beautiful grazing table?!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our secluded and tranquil location, that is actually surprisingly close to town!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our team! Every single member of the Downham Hall team is like family and will always pull out all the stops to go the extra mile for our couples.

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