£2500 - £5900 for Venue Hire
Up to 200
13 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

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

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 ‘Mr and Mrs’. 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 new Oak Barn provides the perfect setting for both intimate weddings in Essex as well as larger wedding celebrations, easily 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 accommodation being built with 13 guest room that we be up and running early 2018! 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
Mica and John
Married in December 2019
December 2019
Most perfect day
What an absolutely incredible day, we can't thank you all enough for everything it was the most perfect day and everything we could have wished for and more! Everyone has commented on how beautiful the venue is and how lovely and welcoming you all were on the day. Thank you so much - we are still on cloud 9!
Alex and Ryan
Wedding: November 2019
November 2019
Beautiful, organised and supportive
Thank you for providing the perfect venue for our daughter's wedding. Beautiful, organised and supportive - Maidens Barn fitted the bill - it was Alex style so she was relaxed and they both had the amazing day we wished them at the start of their married life together. So many people said it was the best wedding they had been to - with the feel of a family party.
Louise and Kris
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Most amazing day
We honestly can't thank you enough for the most amazing day on Friday, we loved every minute of it and it's thanks to you all. Everything went off smoothly from start to finish. We've had such lovely feed back from our guests, the venue, food, everything was amazing.
Haleh and Julian
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Beautiful venue
We had the most amazing day on Saturday, better than we could have imagined. Thank you so much for all you did for us. Our guests can not get over how beautiful the venue was and how lucky we were with the weather! We just want to thank you all for sending us off into married life with a bang and for looking after us. You made us feel so relaxed and will be recommending you to everyone!
Michaela and Tom
Married in October 2019
October 2019
Truly was a dream day
Massive thank you to the team at Maidens Barn. The day was perfect and we have had so many compliments regarding the venue and how the day was seamless. It truly was a dream day.
Leanne and Matthew
Wedding: October 2019
October 2019
Everything was outstanding
Thank you for the most wonderful day that you provided Leanne and Matthew. Absolutely everything, from the venue itself to the accommodation, the food, DJ, and the hospitality from you all was outstanding. If we could do it all again, we wouldn't change a thing.

Wedding fare

15th March 2020
Everyone Welcome to join us and suppliers for Main Events wedding fare.
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.