High House Weddings

£4,500 - £11,000 for Venue Hire
Up to 120
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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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

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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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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.
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
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Honeymoon Suite
Usual Access Time
Usual Finish Time

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
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, 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. • 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. • 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
Stacey and Lee
Happy couple married in October
October 2022
Every member of staff went above and beyond
I don’t think there are words to describe how great our day/night was. Every member of staff went above and beyond, especially Abbie. She was fantastic and we cannot thank her enough. The food was perfect and everyone commented on how great the steak was especially! Overall we had the best time! Thank you all again.
Katie and Rob
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
We couldn't have had a better day
We had the best day ever! Ella was incredible all day long - we had everything we needed. We didn’t have to worry about a single thing. The rest of the venue staff were fantastic too and every guest couldn’t wait to tell us how perfect the venue is. We couldn’t have had a better day and would recommend High House to anyone. You really get everything down to a T. Thank you!
Elliott and Chloe
Happy couple married in September
October 2022
Best day of our lives
Thank you for an amazing day which we will never forget. Best day of our lives.
Alice and Laimonas
Happy couple married in August
September 2022
I cannot recommend High House enough
We knew High House was special after viewing it in October 2020 (it still looked absolutely stunning on a miserable winters day!) but it is so much more than just a beautiful location for a wedding. They really have thought of everything - a bar which is accessible from inside as well as outside the marquee, the snug inside the barn for when it gets a but too much for guests and not to mention the dance floor reveal! The staff at High House really make you feel special, from our first meeting we knew we were in safe hands. Jean is a real highlight from our wedding - our guests are still talking about her and how she made sure everything ran smoothly all day. She made the whole process incredibly straightforward and has a way of making it all feel a bit less overwhelming. She was available whenever we needed anything and had so many helpful nuggets of wisdom which helped us in planning our day. The bar staff were amazing, as were the waiting staff! Nothing was too much trouble for them and they made sure all of our guests were looked after all day and into the night. Valentine Cuisine did the most amazing job with our food and we are so thankful to Tony and the team for helping us bring our menu to life - especially as we didn’t exactly go traditional! Our guests have not stopped talking about the food - the canapes, the wedding breakfast and the pizza in the evening went down so well with everyone, even our fussiest eaters! I cannot recommend High House enough and we consider ourselves extremely lucky to have been able to spend the best day of our lives (so far!) at the most perfect venue. Thank you to all who had a role in making it the best day for us, and the best wedding planner that several of our guests have ever seen (in their words!!) Just gutted we don’t get to do it all over again! High House is an extremely special place and we will always look back on our day with the biggest smile on our faces, knowing it couldn’t have been any better.
Cherie and David
Happy couple married in August
September 2022
We feel like even the staff were family
We would just like to say THANK YOU! Thank you for the most amazing day of our lives. Honestly it was the most breathtaking day! Everything was perfect from the very start to the very end! Everyone in our families have not stopped saying how perfect it was. Also, a huge thank you to Jean and all of the staff at High House. This couldn’t have happened without you all! We feel like even the staff were family. Best day ever!
Vicki and Elliott
Happy couple married in August
September 2022
You guys are incredible in every way
WE FINALLY GOT OUR DAY! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for EVERYTHING! From the day we booked through two years of planning, to two years of COVID to today, you have all been incredible so much that I cried, i’m so sad it’s over! Thank you for bringing our dream day to life. We will forever be thankful. You guys are incredible in every way.

High House - Open House - Sunday 23rd April

23rd April 2023
Pre-booked appointments only from 10am - 1pm - https://calendly.com/highhouseweddings/high-house-april-open-house?month=2023-04&date=2023-04-23
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.

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