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A Guide To Our Favourite Barn Wedding Venues In Essex

List of our favourite barn wedding venues in Essex (updated for 2020!).

Whether you are looking for a more modern feel with a newly built timber-framed barn or you’re considering a more historic wooden or red brick barn for your day. Our list and guide to barn wedding venues in Essex is here to help you select the perfect setting for your wedding day.

Choosing the right wedding venue is possibly one of the most time-consuming and difficult parts of planning your wedding, but it’s also one of the most important! If you haven’t yet firmly decided on a barn wedding you may find our wedding venues in Essex guide useful for a bigger variety of styles of venue.

Choosing an Essex Barn Wedding Venue

If you’re set on a barn for your wedding I want to assure you they are the perfect venue choice for couples wanting a rustic or relaxed feel to their day. There is a huge variety of barns in Essex meaning there is the perfect wedding venue to fit everyone’s tastes. From modern timber-framed wedding barns with countryside views to historic converted farm barns with rustic oak beams and twinkling fairy lights. Barn wedding venues really are wonderfully versatile and variable.

Our Top 6 Wedding Barn n Essex

  • Houchins Barn
  • Maidens Barn
  • Channels Barn
  • Blake Hall
  • Old Brook Barn
  • Colville Hall

Houchins Barn, Colchester, Essex

Houchins Barn is such a stylish looking Essex Barn Wedding Venue. The 1950’s farm buildings have been adapted to create a 150 capacity barn wedding venue, set in glorious grounds. The mixture of wood, steel, and concrete that forms the structure of this barn venue always provides a great backdrop full of interesting textures for your wedding photography and film. The enormous field at the rear of the venue is a particular highlight as it is perfect for those afternoon bridal portraits.

Photo of wedding guests waiting outside in the gardens of the Barn at Houchins Farm in Colchester Essex

Maidens Barn, Chelmsford, Essex

Dating back to 1806 Maidens Barn is a stunning 200 guest capacity wedding barn in Chelmsford, Essex. This dark-stained wooden barn with its red-tiled barn is really picturesque. Maiden’s Barn has so many unique features that appeal to a variety of couples. From its huge vaulted ceilings with ancient wooden beams to its enormous windows and french doors which makes the space inside feel airy and light. If you manage to get the timings of your day right, then you’ll get some of the most fantastic Golden Hour light Essex has to offer!

Maidens Barn Wedding Venue

Channels Barn, Chelmsford, Essex

Channels Barn forms part of the Channels Estate. It consists of the smaller intimate wedding ceremony location that is known as Little Channels and the bigger Waltham Barn. These red brick and dark stained wooden barns with the red-tiled roof are beautiful. A particular highlight of this Essex wedding barn venue is the outdoor courtyard and the new for 2020 wedding garden at Waltham Barn. This fully furnished area is great for outdoor cocktail receptions on a hot summers day.

Blake Hall, Ongar, Essex

The 3 barns at Blake Hall, Ongar, Essex are easily one of the most historic and flexible wedding venues in the area. When it comes to options for planning your ceremony and reception you are truly spoilt for choice. Recently restored and tastefully decorated this stunning 3 barn wedding venue in Essex provides couples with a wonderful backdrop to their day whatever combination they opt to go for.

Photograph of the inside of the Barn at Wedding Venue Blake Hall in Ongar, Essex lit up with fair lights and tables with gold chairs

Old Brook Barn, Navestock, Essex

Another historic wedding barn is the stunning Old Brook Barn in Essex. Lovingly restored over 18 years it has a real fairy tale feel to the wedding venue. Situated in beautiful countryside next to a bubbling little stream you can’t help but fall in love with this barn wedding venue and everything it has to offer potential couples.

Bride & Groom laughing during their first dance as guests clap

Colville Hall, White Roding, Essex

Colville Hall is a beautiful group of historic barns and converted farm buildings on the Essex and Hertfordshire border. The collection of wedding barns and structures with their quirky and uneven walls, wooden beams, thatched roofs nestled around a central courtyard make it a very popular barn wedding venue in Essex.

Colville Hall Orchard Barn

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