High House Weddings

£3900 - £10000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
High House is a family run, stunning, award winning, exclusive use wedding venue set in six acres of landscaped gardens and rolling meadow in the Essex countryside.
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

In-house catering
(price per head)

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At High House we are pleased to work exclusively with our professional and trusted catering partner who will provide exquisite handmade and freshly prepared cuisine throughout your day. With in-depth knowledge of the venue and a wealth of experience in serving excellent cuisine, we work with our partner because we believe in the superb product they provide to our couples. From a formal seated dinner to high tea or an informal barbeque, our caterer will work with you to create your dream menus.
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 PM

Food and Drink

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

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
Full Description
High House has the following spaces which are available exclusively to our couples on their wedding day; • Bridal dressing room – our brides arrive to 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, admire the pretty English country gardens, orchard and enjoy lawn games which are set out for couples if they wish • Own vineyard on site • 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. • Brides cottage - 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 bride and groom on their wedding night. • Guests Lodge - Offering the same luxurious finish and amenities as our bridal cottage, the detached guest lodge offers an additional two en-suite bedrooms.

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
Alex and Antonio
Married in September 2021
September 2021
Everything about the entire day was perfect.
My husband and I married at High House last weekend and we couldn’t possibly recommend them enough. Throughout the whole (covid-delayed) process they were so flexible and helpful. The day itself was incredible. Not just the beautiful venue and amazing food from Valentine but our planner (Hayley) and the whole team were amazing, so helpful and happy. Everything about the entire day was perfect. So many guests were telling us it was the best wedding they’d ever been to, so thank you so so much to the whole High House team for making it such a wonderful day. Alex and Antonio - 26th September 2021
Amy and Josh
Married in September 2021
September 2021
We had the BEST day ever!
We had the BEST day ever! We can’t believe it’s over! :( Amazing venue - Hayley is the best! THANK YOU xxx Amy and Josh - 25th September 2021
Georgia and Keenan
Married in September 2021
September 2021
The venue is the most stunning venue you will ever see!!!
We recently got married at high house (after having to postpone a few times) and the whole team there were amazing throughout the whole process making what could have been so stressful so easy and relaxed. Our wedding coordinator Sam went above and beyond to ensure our day ran smoothly and with no issues at all. The venue is the most stunning venue you will ever see!!! All the staff on the day were amazing and all our guests commented on how amazing the venue and staff were! Georgia and Keenan - 19th September 2021
Anna Rose Wedding Hair Boutique
Wedding: September 2021
September 2021
A wonderful venue
A wonderful venue set in the heart of Essex
Natalie and Charlie
Married in September 2021
September 2021
We really feel privileged to have had the honour to marry at this venue and want to say a massive thank you for making our dreams come true!
Literally had the most magical and amazing wedding here at high house. The venue is just beautiful and is so well maintained. Due to Covid we did have to postpone the wedding a few times but high house were so accommodating about this and in the end it was all worth the wait! Hayley has been amazing from start to finish, even making suggestions which made the day even more perfect so we are so thankful for that! On the day she felt like part of the family, along with many of the other staff and suppliers at high house making us feel so at home on the biggest day of our lives. All of the guests raved about the venue and how special it is, and now we’re hoping one of them will get married here in the future so we can return all over again. We really feel privileged to have had the honour to marry at this venue and want to say a massive thank you for making our dreams come true! Natalie and Charlie - 11th September 2021
Havva and Lewis
Married in August 2021
September 2021
Thank you all so much at High House for giving us a wedding made of dreams.
I dreamed of a perfect day filled with love and Laughter and things pretty. That was exactly what I got. from the moment we view High House and met Sam, we just knew it was the venue for us. location is absolutely breathtaking! The venue is quite simply stunning and Sam made organising a dream. Everyone of our guests were blown away with how beautiful it was and how perfectly the day ran. and OMG the food...just wow. I wish I could live the day all over again! Thank you all so much at High House for giving us a wedding made of dreams. You're all so lovely, helpful and extremely organised. From a very happy Bride & Groom Havva and Lewis - 23rd August 2021
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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Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

We would never want to choose just one as we have had so many amazing weddings here and all are so different!

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. Lots of couples think their day should include something because it is what's expected at a wedding but they personally don't like it, it's their day and no one else's. We think this is why our weddings are so diverse and makes it so interesting for us.

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 your venue in 5 adjectives.

Exclusive, country, elegant, family and unique.

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

Photographers constantly tell us their are spoiled for choice but we love our vineyard and weeping willow tree in front our of beautiful Monet inspired bridge.

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

Yes, but we wouldn't 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 your venue's most unique feature?

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

What part of your business are you most proud of?

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