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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.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Golf Course
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Open Flame Permitted
Marquee Permitted
Pet Friendly
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

In-house Catering
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Alcohol Licence
In-House Wine List
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 2023 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 wedding coordinator Carinda along with 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 [email protected]. 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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jo and Dal Brooker
Happy couple married in July
August 2023
Simply the best wedding venue around and good value for money
We have been blown away by the support and help we got from Carinda and staff at Forrester Park. A beautiful location with great indoor and outdoor spaces that were decorated beautifully by Entourage. I would recommend this venue for the value for money, the grounds, the indoor space and the wonderful staff. Top class.
Belle and Grant
Wedding: November
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
Happy couple married in August
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
Happy couple married in August
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
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
Happy couple married in August
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.”
Location & Contact Details


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


Nearest Airport


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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

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

Industry Awards (2)

Essex Wedding Awards Finalist 2019

Bridebook Awards (1)


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?


What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our warm welcome, friendly staff, and exceptional food.