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Forrester Park is a barn-style venue which combines a stunning countryside setting with over 50 years' of helping to make wedding dreams come true.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
£615
Maximum Price
£2,715
Includes use of the your chosen indoor or outdoor area for the ceremony and Chiavari chairs for the ceremony, plus garden and grounds for reception drinks and photographs; your chosen area including tables, chairs, table linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware for the wedding breakfast; your choice of area for the evening reception; all waiting and bar staff plus fully-stocked bar; a wedding coordinator to guide you through the whole wedding planning process including two formal planning meetings, plus our wedding team to make your day run exactly to plan.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Furniture included
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Multiple course wedding breakfast

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
£38
Maximum Price
£85
Prices per head vary. The upper price would include reception drinks with canapes following the ceremony, a three-course sit-down wedding banquet (exact price would depend on your menu choice), half a bottle of wine per person with the meal, toast drinks and an evening finger buffet. The less expensive example above would include reception drinks and a Gourmet Barbecue which is ideal for a Twilight wedding (with the ceremony at 5pm or later). You can 'mix and match' to create your own day so the prices are just a guideline.

Packages
(total price)

Prices Start At
£5,000
Maximum Price
£8,000
Number of Guests Included
60
Hire of the venue, your choice of ceremony area, celebration drink following the ceremony, three-course wedding breakfast with half a bottle of wine per guest, sparkling wine for your speeches, evening food, table linen, tableware and glasses, dedicated wedding coordinator, all waiting and bar staff, complimentary parking. All prices subject to change.
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Furniture included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
Wine / soft drinks allowance per guest
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Wedding coordinator available on the day
Non consumables (e.g. linen, lights etc.)
Features & Capacity

Overview

Venue Type
Golf Course
Dining Capacity
130
Reception Capacity
200
Usual Access Time
8:00AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00AM
Yes

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted

Venue

Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Pet-Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
Nestled in the beautiful Essex countryside, Forrester Park is a barn-style venue with both indoor and outdoor ceremony areas. These include the Forresters Suite and our 'Secret Garden' Millennium Lawn. The gorgeous rural setting makes the perfect backdrop for photographs and will leave your guests saying... Wow! Our philosophy? We are dedicated to providing not only the most magical wedding day but also creating memories that will last a lifetime. Forrester Park's breathtaking grounds, stunning reception and ceremony areas combined with just the right amount of magic from our dedicated team all add up to making our philosophy and your dream day a reality. Plus, your wedding should be just that, YOURS! We are proud to offer a variety of wedding formats, from luxurious wedding banquets to our popular Twilight Weddings with a later ceremony and reception; whatever your plans, we can make it happen. It was incredible getting back to weddings last year we can't wait to build on this in 2022 and beyond. Whilst our brochures will give you some idea of the different options we can offer and offer examples, you can feel free to build and change as you please and if you need a helping hand, we will be glad to put your perfect day together. Above all, we are a flexible and friendly venue and will help to make sure that you get all that you were looking for on your big day... and more. Our dedicated wedding team will be happy to discuss your wedding and answer any questions you may have. We also LOVE meeting new couples and would be delighted to show you round our beautiful venue; explore at your leisure or one of our team can guide you round, however you visit... we would love to see you. To get in touch, please call us on 01621 891406 or email weddings@forrester-park.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Carinda
Our wedding team loves helping couples put together their perfect day. We are always on hand to help with all the little questions that come up and generally be a guiding hand throughout the run-up to your wedding to make everything as stress-free as possible.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1968
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
25
Reviews
(70)
Belle and Grant
Wedding: November 2019
November 2019
Everyone commented how good the venue, food and se
"Just want to say a huge thank you to you and all the staff at Forrester Park. You were all fabulous!! Helpful, friendly, hard working to make our daughter Belle and her husband Grant’s wedding day perfect. Thank you seems too simple !! But we are truly thankful. Belle and Grant said it was the perfect day. Katie you know and do your job so well, we could not have done it without you! Everyone commented how good the venue, food and service was"
Samantha and Ben
Married in August 2019
August 2019
I Very highly recommend Forrester Park.
“Perfect! I Very highly recommend Forrester Park, they are amazing all round. Could not have asked for a better venue for our wedding. Katie the planner and the all the staff were so friendly, happy and lovely. All just very relaxed and professional. The rooms, grounds, etc were perfect and clean. Food was amazingly fantastic, OMG the food. Please, if you are wedding venue hunting go check this place out. Thank you Forrester Park for the perfect wedding day!”
Kerry and Ricky
Married in August 2019
August 2019
A magical day and one we will remember forever.
“Katie and her staff went above and beyond to ensure everything ran smoothly and everybody was happy. From start to finish Katie was on hand to answer any questions and in the evening Leo was equally amazing. There are not enough words of thanks. The food was amazing. The atmosphere was so relaxed. Every guest said how lovely it was and how amazing the staff were. I'm pretty sad that it’s all over now. But we will definitely be back for a visit. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making a stressful day a magical day and one we will remember forever.”
Sally and Mark and guests
Wedding: August 2019
August 2019
Brilliant venue and lovely staff, food was amazing
“It was a perfect day thank you.” … “It was a great day. Brilliant venue and lovely staff, food was amazing.” [Susan] … “Fantastic venue, great food, beautiful garden and staff were amazing. We loved every minute.” [Sandra] … “A lovely venue, so chilled and relaxed and lovely food and grounds.” [Clare]
Sarah and Ben
Married in August 2019
August 2019
We both want to do it all again.
“The day was more perfect then we could ever have imagined, we had a brilliant day and memories that will last us forever. The only problem was we both want to do it all again.”
Mercedes and Jason
Married in July 2019
July 2019
Highly recommend.
“We had our wedding here Katie and the team were amazing from start to finish. Food was amazing too - highly recommend.”
Location & Contact Details

Address

Forrester Park, Beckingham Road, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8EA, England

Travel Notes

We are ten minutes by road from Maldon, Tiptree and Witham and half-way between Chelmsford and Colchester via the A12.

Nearest Town

Maldon, Tiptree, Witham, Chelmsford, Colchester

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A12 junction 22/20B , M25 junction 28

Nearest Train Station

Witham

Nearest Airport

Stansted

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Press & Awards
(3)

Press & Awards (1)

Essex Wedding Magazine, Absolute Bridal Magazine, To Have To Hold Magazine

Industry Awards (2)

Essex Wedding Awards Finalist 2019
FAQ
(10)

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

A blissfully happy couple, joyous guests, endless dancing and happy ever after - all our weddings are the best!

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

Take pleasure in each aspect of organising your day, delegate (friends and relations love to be involved) and make lots of lists!

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

Too many brilliant ideas to choose from! Themes have included Harry Potter, Monopoly, Halloween and even Beauty and the Beast! We love them all.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Countryside, romantic, welcoming, fun, traditional.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Under the willow trees next to the stream.

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

Sir Alastair Cook CBE, England Cricket Captain 2012-17

What’s your favourite canapé?

Smoked Salmon Blinis

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Bacon Sandwich

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Flexibility

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our warm welcome, friendly staff, and exceptional food.

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