Downham Hall

£3,150 - £5,775 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.
Downham Hall 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.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Menu tasting included
Wine allowance per guest
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included

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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
Downham Hall 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

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Confetti Permitted
Wedding Licence


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

Food and Drink

In-House Wine List
In-house Catering
Alcohol Licence

Cultural Specialists

Downham Hall 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 2024, we do still have a handful of dates available for 2022 and 2023. 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: Maddie Huggins
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
Sarah dawson
Happy couple married in October
November 2023
Absolutely amazing
We choose Downham hall due the stunning scenery. We had a wedding coordinator from the moment we booked and she kept us up to date with everything and made the day run smoothly. The venue was clean, fresh and beautiful. Rooms where immaculate, marquee was stunning. Food was absolutely delicious. All the staff where so attentive and there to my every need.
Donna Searles
Happy couple married in November
September 2022
I love the family run feel!
Our wedding reception was originally booked for the 23rd December 20. Because of all the Covid restrictions changing it meant we had to change our plans many times. Although unfortunately due to Covid restrictions it was postponed from December until May 21. We only had a matter of months to then rearrange our wedding reception. The Downham Hall staff were excellent in trying to get us what we wanted re our reception.
Michelle MacAulay
Happy couple married in November
September 2022
Simply a stunning venue
Downham Hall is simply a stunning and beautiful venue and was exactly what we were looking for, with its very own bouquet charm, we knew we didn’t need to look any further once we viewed the venue. The owners, our dedicated event co-ordination and staff couldn’t have done enough for us from start to finish and just made our wedding day so magical and perfect - which we will certainly cherish forever.
Jenny Clarke
Happy couple married in November
September 2022
We felt so lucky!
Downham hall is such a beautiful venue and we felt so lucky to have been able to get married there. The grounds are stunning and so well kept, it really is a beautiful place. Dawn and the team were absolutely amazing from start to finish, nothing was too much trouble and everything was taken care of in a seamless manner, from worries during the pandemic, to the day itself, we experienced truly excellent customer service. We highly recommend Downham hall to everyone!
Happy couple married in November
September 2022
Amazing Venue
Amazing venue, Dawn was great! Couldn’t of had a better location and help from all the staff at Downham hall!
Mallory Macdonald
Happy couple married in November
September 2022
Gorgeous venue!
We had our wedding reception at Downham and it was perfect. Dawn, was wonderful from first viewing, rearranging due to covid, to finally the day itself. Such a gorgeous venue with views wherever you look, and really incredibly helpful staff who I could tell completely understood that it was the most important day of our lives and did everything they could to add to that. The venue is beautifully decorated, and so in keeping with the surrounding countryside. Felt very lucky to spend our day there
Downham Hall Location & Contact Details


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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at Downham Hall?

Each and every wedding that we host is truly unique, we have enjoyed some wonderful traditional celebrations with a quintessential English country garden theme with afternoon tea right thought to the most perfect bohemian vows set to the backdrop of dream catchers with festival entertainment to follow!

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 Downham Hall in 5 adjectives

Picturesque Relaxed Intimate Welcoming Wonderful!

Where’s the best photo spot at Downham Hall?

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 Downham Hall?

All of our couples are celebrities on their big day!

What’s your favourite canapé?

We all love Chef's special Truffled baron bigod croquettes!

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Who cant resist a cone of traditional, hand battered fish and chips or the wonderful selection of pizzas, fresh from our traditional stone oven!

What is Downham Hall most unique feature?

Our secluded and tranquil location with rolling hills (yes in Essex!), 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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