£2,250 - £6,499 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
14 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
A first-class venue in Essex, Maidens Barn combines luxuriousness with rural simplicity to create a wonderful wedding venue.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

Prices Start At
Maximum Price

In-house catering
(price per head)

Prices Start At
Maximum Price
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
Wedding Licence
Dancefloor Available
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Confetti Permitted


Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Water View

Food and Drink

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

Cultural Specialists

Full Description
Here at Maidens Barn we have the space and facilities to cater for your entire day – from preparation right through to a secret bridal Hideaway Cottage – perfect for your first night as a married couple. We are licensed for civil wedding ceremonies inside the stunning new Oak Barn and of course, for outdoor weddings in the garden underneath the flowering wedding arbour. The stunning Oak Barn provides the perfect setting for both intimate weddings as well as larger wedding celebrations, seating up to 200 people if necessary. Chairs can be arranged with 6 on each side of the aisle in a traditional format or in a more relaxed curve if you prefer. The stunningly simple space within the Oak Barn has a high, beamed roof and picture window offers a magnificent space for wedding ceremonies. The numerous French doors open out onto the courtyard allowing the outside, in! Again, this space can be adapted perfectly for intimate weddings or larger wedding ceremonies – the choice is yours. Guests can be seated facing the picture windows in various configurations (depending on your numbers) and all looking out onto the ancient Oak Tree in the Bridal garden. We also have 14 bedrooms in the Hayloft Barn which sleeps up to 29 adults, and a Honeymoon Cottage for the newlyweds. This is a warm and intimate wedding ceremony venue, providing a blank canvas for you to decorate. Rustic arches and terracotta flower pots work well within this space but so do white aisle runners and modern pedestals.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mercedes
We would love for you to have a visit so please do not hesitate to get in touch today!


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Ruth & Alex
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Lovely Venue
Very picturesque venue and a lovely feel for the size of wedding we had (60 day and up to 90 people total for the evening) Staff were very helpful and made sure the day ran smoothly and helped keep the day running on time. only reasons for the 4 star, not 5 star is that the hayloft (accommodation rooms) need a bit of upkeep, such as making sure all the blinds work and that old bits from previous people are all taken out of the rooms (old choc in draws, random old foliage on mirror) The other reason would be that we felt rushed at points, especially just before the ceremony, which was very stressful, but that was mostly due to external factors not just Maidens barn. We believe that Maidens barn were just making sure the day ran to plan and correct timings for us. Overall, we had the most special day, and the venue and staff were lovely. Thank you, Maidens Barn!
Emma and Jordan
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Best Wedding Ever
We just wanted to say a massive thankyou to everyone at the Maidans Barn Wedding in making our wedding absolutely perfect. We wouldn't change a thing. All the staff were extremely friendly and professional in making sure the day ran so smoothly and everyone had such a good time. Big shout out to Elliot who did everything possible in the evening to make sure we were having an amazing time! Would highlight recommend this perfect wedding, accompanied by the best staff! Thanks again!
Alexis & Jon
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Our magical day
What a wedding day it was. From the first time we visited we knew Maidens was the place for us. You just get a feeling and on every visit to the day of the wedding we felt it. Even our friends and family commented on what a welcoming feel the place had and how all the staff were so friendly. You can tell it's a family run business and you are brought in as part of the family from day one which is great. From the viewing during COVID to the day we were so well looked after. My endless list of questions on this and that were always answered however silly they were. They communicated well and everything was easy when it came to the planning. The two year wait was definitely worth it so we could have our special day there. The food is delicious and the house DJ is amazing too, the whole thing we couldn't fault it, only wished the day didn't go so quick. I'm so pleased we chose them as a venue as our day wouldn't have been the same anywhere else. Thank you for being part of our magical day making memories for our lifetime as the new Mr and Mrs Graham-Older xx
Sarah & Danny
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Everything and more
I don't even know where to start! We popped down for a visit and met Mercedes who was absolutely incredible from the first minute right up until the day after our wedding. She was so supportive and helpful and answered any of our questions within the hour...and I asked A LOT of questions ! The venue itself really is breathtaking and even my now husband said 'I never knew you could fall in love with a place' and thats when we knew we had to book The actual day itself was amazing, we really did get looked after and all the staff made sure that we were all on time and everything went as smoothly as possible. I can't thank them enough! You are able to have both ceremony and reception under one roof, which is what we did and the transition between the stages was flawless! All our guests mentioned how beautiful the venue was, how amazing the staff were and wished they knew about it sooner so they could have had ther wedding there. Absolutely blown away with this place and I would 1000% recomend!
Emma & Ian
Happy couple married in October
November 2022
Amazing day! Beautiful Venue
We got married at Maidens Barn on the 1.10.22. From booking the venue 2 years prior and to the actual wedding day they were fantastic! All the staff and the suppliers were absolutely amazing. The day ran seamlessly from start to finish. We had so many compliments from everyone on how great our day was. Mercedes in particular was amazing. She communicated so well with us at every stage and worked closely with our suppliers making sure everything ran smoothly. I really wish we could do the day all over again. Thank you so much Maidens Barb
Abi & Joe
Happy couple married in September
November 2022
The best day of our lives
Truly the best day of our lives! Maidens Barn - we can’t thank you enough for helping us bring the vision of our dream wedding to life. A beautiful venue with the most attentive & kind staff. Thank you so much. Mr & Mrs Price - 28/08/22
Location & Contact Details


Pleshey, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1HU, England

Travel Notes

Very close to Stansted airport and other main routes. Please search us and find us on maps.

Nearest Town

Great Dunmow

Nearest Motorway & Junction

A120 M11

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Stansted Airport

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Press & Awards

Bridebook Awards (3)


Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

They are all the best!

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

keep calm and always ask for help

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

i love looking back on memory boards or photo books on how they met or growing up.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Beautiful, Original, Warm, Family, Special

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

My personal favorite is up on the hill when the sun sets.

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

We have! however secrecy is key!

What’s your favourite canapé?

Mini Yorkshire puddings with different fillings...

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

Freshly made pizza!

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our hideaway cottage overlooking a beautiful lake is one of the favorites!

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our personal touch and relationships we have with our couples.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook GiftBottle of Prosecco when staying in the Honeymoon cottage.
Bridebook Special OfferBottle of prosecco when staying in the Honeymoon Cottage.