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
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.