Maidens Barn

£2,250 - £6,499 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
14 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Remaining 2024 Dates
Bridebook Deal
Offer Available
Winter & Spring 2025
A first-class venue in Essex, Maidens Barn combines luxuriousness with rural simplicity to create a wonderful wedding venue.
Maidens Barn Pricing & Costs

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In-house catering
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Maidens Barn 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
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

Maidens Barn 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
Jess & Luke
Happy couple married in July
July 2024
Perfect day ❤️
Thank you so much for all your help on the day and the lead up to the day. The whole team have been amazing from the start and we couldn't recommend Maidens Barn enough. We had so many compliments on the staff, food and venue and we had the most perfect day.
Lauren and Jake
Happy couple married in June
July 2024
Absolutely amazing venue with even better staff!
Our day was absolutely perfect all thanks to the amazing staff at Maidens Barn. Every single one of them was absolutely lovely both in the lead up and on the day, nothing ever felt like too much to ask and no question ever silly. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and we had multiple people tell us that the food and drinks on offer were some of the best wedding options they have ever seen, with much more choice than just the standard sit down meals and buffet evening food it felt like we could really make the day exactly what we wanted - we just wish we could do it all over again!
Kate & Laura
Happy couple married in June
July 2024
Wow!! Absolute amazing team at Maidens Barn!! They had everything down to the absolute detail and we honestly can't thank the team enough. Natila was there to make sure that both of us where okay during the morning making sure we had everything we needed (and to keep my Dad in check) Mercedes had all the organising in check putting all our suppliers where they needed to be and also made us feel so comfortable with all the planning we knew she had everything in hand. Elliot was cracking during the evening serving everyone drinks aswell as making sure we had our glasses full and also taking us round to the honeymoon cottage with all our belongings! Can honestly say they where the dream team! Thank you so so much!!
Georgia & Simon
Happy couple married in June
June 2024
Best day ever!!
The most beautiful and special day which was everything we wished for and more! From our initial viewing of the venue back in July 2023 to the big day in June 2024 we honestly could not fault the staff at Maidens Barn. Sam, Natalia, Elliot, Mercedes & Alex were always on hand for anything we needed, super helpful for any questions we had and just the nicest people! Sam & Natalia made us feel super relaxed on the day and we just knew everything was in hand and the day was going to run smoothly. Shout out to Elliot also who ran the busy bar in the evening & was our transport round to the honeymoon cottage as newlyweds, it was such a nice little touch! We knew instantly this was the venue we wanted to get married at. The venue itself and it's surrounding grounds are absolutely stunning and took our breath away every time we came to visit. It was also a massive bonus that the venue is dog friendly so we could have our fur baby Freddie there with us during the ceremony and drinks reception. It meant the world to us that we could have him there as part of our special day! We honestly cannot recommend Maidens Barn enough! Thank you to the entire team for making our day so amazing! BEST DAY EVER!! Georgia & Simon xx 09.06.2024
Brian & Joanne
Happy couple married in May
June 2024
Amazing day
We had an amazing day at Maidens Barn, all the guests enjoyed the day and the staff at the venue went beyond what we expected, they put in place anything we overlooked and were always on hand if required, the food from the caterers was good with maybe the only moan being they did not tell us in the evening that the hot wood was served and it went a bit cold as nobody knew it was out on the tables, apart from that the venue was amazing and the staff were 100% involved thank you all so much.
Mr and Mrs Ballard
Happy couple married in May
June 2024
Amazing day at a beautiful venue!
We had an absolutely perfect experience from start to finish! We couldn't have asked for more from the staff at Maidens Barn. All the staff were helpful from the second we booked our wedding, right to the very end. They made our planning process so much more easier and stress free, and were always contactable to be able to answer any questions we had. They went above and beyond to make our special day magical. The venue is absolutely beautiful and would 100% recommend Maiden Barn! Thank you so much, we wish we could do it all again! Would highly recommend their DJ @rememberiesuk aswell!
Maidens Barn 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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Bridebook Benefits

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