£2250 - £6499 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
14 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Late Availability
Last Minute Dates Available
Peak dates still available
A first-class venue in Essex, Maidens Barn combines luxuriousness with rural simplicity to create a wonderful wedding venue.
Pricing & Costs

Venue Hire Only

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In-house catering
(price per head)

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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

Food and Drink

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


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

Ceremony & Reception

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

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
Colin & Sarah
Happy couple Married on August
August 2022
struggling to put into words how grateful we are
We want to thank you and the entire team at Maidens barn for such a great day. We really are struggling to put into words how grateful we are that it was you the team that we chose for our special day. It has been a very difficult few years and you have been incredibly supportive, flexible and just generally amazing while also navigating the most challenging time the wedding and general hospitality industry has ever seen. We had a lot of people comment on how amazing the venue and your team were.
Charlotte & Will
Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
The whole day flowed really well :)
My husband and I had our wedding here in May 2022 and it was amazing. We chose to have our wedding outside and they were so accommodating for if it last minute needed to be inside due to weather, luckily that was not the case! Mercedes, Alex, Sam and the rest of the team were incredibly helpful and attentive both on the lead up to the wedding with all my questions and on the actual day. All my guests commented on how the service was really good, and the drinks and canapes kept on coming! The whole day flowed really well :) I also have to mention Lucy at Host Catering as we had so many guests commenting on how the food was delicious and the best food at a wedding they had ever had, and I have to agree! Maidens Barn DJ- Will at Rememberies was also fantastic and coordinated so well with the band, everyone was on the dancefloor all night. Can not recommend this venue enough!
Amy & Jonathan
Happy couple Married on June
June 2022
The venue is absolutely beautiful
We had our wedding at Maidens Barn in June 2022. Alex, Sam, Mercedes and the whole team made the experience amazing. The team at Maidens are friendly, helpful and were always on hand to answer any questions. The venue is absolutely beautiful. So many of our guests were saying how lovely and intimate the day was - it could not have been any more perfect. The catering throughout the day was also delicious - Lucy (HOST catering) was so attentive and wonderful. Will the DJ (Rememberies) was also fantastic. We are so happy we chose Maidens Barn as our wedding venue, and they helped us create a day we will never forget xx
Matthew & Matthew
Happy couple Married on May
June 2022
It was a wonderful experience from start to finish
It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Firstly with Covid and moving the dates no detail was too much to sort out, so were always very helpful. On the day itself, Sam and Josh were very attentive and organised, and made sure everyone enjoyed themselves. The venue was perfectly laid out and the staff could be as hands on or hands off as we needed. I would have no hesitation in recommending Maidens Barn to anyone else, they helped create the perfect day!
Amy & Matthew
Happy couple Married on April
June 2022
Thank you for making the day run so smoothly
We recently got married at Maidens Barn. Alex, Sam, Mercedes and the whole team were friendly, helpful and always on hand to answer any questions. Thank you for making the day run so smoothly and allowing us to add our own personal touches and decorations! Also a big thank you to Lucy and the Host catering team for the delicious canapés and wedding breakfast, and also to Will the DJ (Rememberies) who kept our guests dancing and politely accepted song requests. We were so pleased we chose Maidens Barn as our wedding venue, it was the most perfect setting for our big day!
Anna & Dom
Happy couple Married on April
June 2022
Perfect experience for our wedding here in April22
We had the perfect experience for our wedding here in April 2022. The venue is beautiful, spacious and comfortable and the catering was delicious. The Maidens Barn team went above and beyond to make sure our day was everything we wanted. In the lead up to the wedding they got to know us very well and they made us feel incredibly relaxed on the day. We couldn't have asked for more and would highly recommend the venue. Thank you to Sam, Alex, Elliot and the rest of the team.
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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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.