High House Weddings

£4,500 - £12,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
14 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
High House is a multi award winning, exclusive use wedding venue able to accommodate up to 27 guests in luxury accommodation, set in six acres of landscaped gardens and rolling meadow in the Essex countryside.
High House Weddings Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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At High House we ensure there are no hidden costs for couples when booking their wedding here by having 'extras' they need to add to make their day perfect. Our venue hire fee is inclusive of the following:  Use of Essex Barn or Thatched Gazebo for your civil wedding ceremony  Bridal Dressing Room from 9am until the time of your wedding ceremony  Marquee for wedding breakfast and evening reception  Brides cottage for the night of your wedding, inclusive of continental breakfast provisions  Tables and chairs for up to 120 guests  Cake table and knife  Optional use of lawn games, wishing well for cards and sweet cart  Table plan easel  Dance floor, sound system and stage in marquee  Facility for dance floor reveal in marquee  Private bar facilities in marquee  Stable bar open for reception drinks  Staff for beverage service throughout day and bar service in evening  DJ for your evening celebrations – 19:00 to 23:30 (music selections to couples requests)  Experienced wedding co-ordinator to assist you in the planning prior to and for the duration of your special day
What is included in this pricing:
Exclusive use
Couple accommodation included
Private room(s) included (non-exclusive use)
External caterers not permitted
Furniture included
Guest accommodation included
Wedding coordinator available on the day

In-house catering
(price per head)

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Catering is one of the most important parts of your wedding day. We ensure that you and your guests receive a service and experience that is second to none with our in-house team. We understand you may wish to create bespoke menus, as your day really should be truly about you. Our Head Chef will personalise and finalise your menus ahead of delivering a truly exceptional experience on your wedding day. In the meantime, please take a look at the attached catering document which offers further information of the many catering options here at High House.
What is included in this pricing:
Bespoke menu available
Wine allowance per guest
Corkage charge applicable
Cutlery included
Multiple course wedding breakfast
Table linen included
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High House Weddings Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM

Ceremony & Reception

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


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Water View
Marquee Permitted
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Grade I/II Listed Building
On-Site Parking
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

High House Weddings Full Description
High House has the following spaces which are available exclusively to our couples on their wedding day; • Dressing room – start getting ready in a truly luxurious setting. Overlooking the swimming pool, our dressing room is set within an oak framed orangery luxuriously furnished with comfortable sofas, dressing tables and of course a changing room and generous en-suite. • Choice of 2 spaces for civil ceremony; - Thatched gazebo in the gardens for our couples who wish to marry outside. - Our beautiful restored Grade II listed Essex barn dates back to 1750 and has been lovingly restored. The barn retains its wonderful character with rustic oak beams and exposed red brick. • Monet inspired bridge over our pond leading to our patio area, complete with rustic stable bar for reception drinks (and very cute original Fiat 500 which is always a talking point for guests!) • Grounds - over six acres of grounds in total are available for guests to wander through • Neighbouring vineyard for photo opportunities • Our beautiful marquee - with views to the lake (spectacular at sunset!) which can be viewed from our decking, the highly impressive space wows guests. Benefiting from a dance floor reveal (the party is hidden away until the evening during the couple’s first dance when the reveal is lifted as a surprise), twinkling star-cloth lining, stage, and black and white dance floor, couples can be sure of an amazing party atmosphere. • Grade II listed farmhouse with 11 luxury ensuite bedrooms, shared lounge and kitchen space • Couples Retreat- a secluded retreat tucked away within its own secret garden. Offering a sumptuous bedroom with freestanding bath and en-suite, cosy lounge and kitchen, this is the perfect place for escape and privacy for a couple on their wedding night. • Courtyard Rooms - Offering the same luxurious finish as our other bedrooms, these separate bedrooms offer an additional two en-suite bedrooms. In total 27 guests can be accommodated

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Samantha
Thank you for your interest in in High House Weddings as a potential wedding venue. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, we would love to discuss your ideas with you and explain all that High House has to offer a couple looking for the perfect venue.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Laura and Steve
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
Words cannot describe how amazing the team are...
Words cannot describe how amazing the team are here. From start to finish they have been friendly, helpful and a joy to share our day with. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. It was the best day of our lives.
Caroline and Steve
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
One of a kind....
We can’t thank you and your team enough for giving us the most amazing day. We’ve spent about 15 years talking about marriage so it was such a big decision for us to follow through and book a venue. High House felt right from the moment we watched the online tour and then was confirmed by the way in which we were greeted by Sam. She immediately made us feel comfortable in what felt like a very daunting but exciting chapter in our lives. As for Ella, there are no words. She’s one of a kind.
Hollie and Neil
Happy couple married in October
October 2023
A real life fairytale
Where do I start...High House from the moment we walked in, we just knew it was the venue for us. Abbie & the High House staff are just real supermen and women to the wedding industry, a true credit they really are. Our day was so perfect from start to finish and that is all down to the staff at High House. The grounds are so beautifully kept by the wonderful High House Gardening Team and all our guests said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. It was truly a real life fairytale, the
Matt and Emily
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
The team have been incredible
Thank you so much, it’s been the most amazing day. The team have been incredible! Abbie was very professional, the food was amazing and the DJ very good at mixing! We have had a fantastic day at High House, the staff have been very attentive and accommodating.
Kizzy and Troy
Happy couple married in September
October 2023
Can't recommend this venue enough...
We got married at High house 16th September this year. We cant recommend this venue enough. Everyone made it such a stress free and enjoyable day. Ella's planning and organisation is amazing and the day ran so smoothly and everything was how we wanted it to be. Everyone was so attentive and couldn't do enough for us and our guests We had many comments saying how amazing the staff were and nothing was too much, also on how beautiful the venue was.
Terri and Jon
Happy couple married in September
September 2023
Ella, our wedding coordinator, deserves a standing ovation. She was not only fantastic but incredibly detailed and responsive throughout the entire planning process. With her at the helm, everything unfolded seamlessly. Now, let's talk about the venue itself. It's nothing short of breath-taking. From the picturesque bridge to the beautiful barn, stunning gardens, and that dreamy vineyard – it's a photographer's paradise. And let's not forget the black and white dancefloor.

High House Open House - Saturday 9th March

9th March 2024
Pre-booked appointments from 10am to 2pm, book your space by seeing this link - https://calendly.com/highhouseweddings/high-house-weddings-march-open-house?month=2024-03
High House Weddings Location & Contact Details


Old Heath Rd, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6EW, England

Travel Notes

When booking taxis to High House please ensure that the booking location is High House Farm Wedding Venue. This is to ensure that our local neighbours are not disturbed when taxis are locating the venue. Our location is marked in the map below by the red marker. Unfortunately Google Maps and Sat Nav can be unclear as to our exact location so please ask taxis to look out for our entrance rather than relying on Sat Nav devices. Please also ensure that taxis are booked in advance of your visit to High House, as local availability is very limited at last minute.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Describe the best wedding that happened at High House Weddings?

We could never choose just one, as we have had so many amazing weddings here and they all unique. We absolutely love helping couples put their own special touches on the venue and making the day their own.

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

Think about what you want for your day and not what you 'think' you should have. We really encourage our couples to think about what they love and enjoy and make those things part of their day.

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

One of our brides had sadly lost her dad not long before her wedding day. She wanted to have something here that would remind her of her dad throughout the day, he loved fishing so she set up a chair and fishing rod next to our pond which overlooks our reception drinks space. It was a lovely touch to remember her dad.

Describe High House Weddings in 5 adjectives

Exclusive, idyllic, elegant, romantic and unique.

Where’s the best photo spot at High House Weddings?

We love the vineyard, it's a favourite for our couples. We also have our weeping willow tree in front of our of beautiful Monet inspired bridge. Photographers are always mentioning how beautiful our landscape is and how they are spoilt for choice for photo opportunities!

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at High House Weddings?

Yes, but we wouldn't want to mention names!

What’s your favourite canapé?

A favourite for guests seems to be the lamb & coriander meatball with plum marmalade.

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Anything sweet.

What is High House Weddings most unique feature?

Our dance floor reveal! The whole dance floor area is hidden from your guests until the first dance begins, a truly unique feature which couples and guests love.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We are proud of each and every staff member who works here, we receive such amazing feedback from couples and their guests about how helpful and friendly everyone is.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Gift2023 bookings - upgrade to High House English Sparkling Wine for toasting drinks
Bridebook Special Offer2023 bookings - upgrade to High House English Sparkling Wine for toasting drinks. Please quote offer when viewing High House to use