A list of our favourite wedding venues in Essex
Here we go, a list and guide to our favourite wedding venues in Essex (updated for 2020!).
With its close proximity to London and the incredible array of wedding venues, it is no wonder Essex is such a popular location for couples looking to get married.
As a Wedding Photographer and Videographer based in Essex, we’ve been lucky enough to have worked at many weddings venues in and around Essex. So we decided it was about time we compiled a list of some of our favourite wedding venues in Essex.
Hopefully, this list will help you with your search for the perfect venue for your day, but if you have any specific questions you’d like to ask us about the venues we’ve shared below, feel free to contact us.
A Variety of Essex Wedding Venues
We’re lucky to have a wide variety of wedding venues in Essex to choose from. Everything from historic estates and country houses to rustic barns, and much more. So no matter what style of wedding, you are considering, you are bound to find something of interest in our list.
Our Top 10 Best Wedding Venues in Essex
- Old Brook Barn
- Blake Hall
- Houchins Barn
- Braxted Park
- Colville Hall
- Gosfield Hall
- Hutton Hall
- Maidens Barn
- That Amazing Place
- Leez Priory
Old Brook Barn, Navestock, Essex
The gorgeous Old Brook Barn in Essex has a capacity for 150 guests and is perfect for medium to larger-sized weddings. Nestled within the beautiful surrounding countryside, this little gem of a wedding venue has all the features you dream of when planning a barn wedding. Everything from a little stream outside the venues decking area to the huge open field awaiting your golden hour portraits.
Blake Hall, Ongar, Essex
The beautiful recently restored barns at Blake Hall, Ongar, Essex are easily one of the most flexible wedding venues in the area. This beautiful wedding venue provides an excellent opportunity for those couples wanting a barn wedding venue with a flexible range of ceremony and reception options, and a touch of relaxed style to their wedding day.
One of our favourite things about Blake Hall is the huge windows that have been installed in the Barns that let in lots of natural light. Especially during the wedding ceremony.
Houchins Barn, Colchester, Essex
Houchins Barn is one of the most original looking wedding venues in Essex. It boasts luxurious on-site accommodation for the bridal party and a most beautiful backdrop to wedding photography and film. It has capacity for up to 150 seated guests and so is ideal for medium to larger-sized weddings. We particularly love how everything is close to the enormous field out back, which is perfect for afternoon portraits.
Braxted Park, Great Braxted, Essex
Braxted Park is an exclusive use wedding venue and one of the most breathtaking and picturesque private estates in the UK. Just on the outskirts of Witham, this venue has one of the most fantastic driveway entrances not to mention beautiful grounds and stunning walled gardens. It offers couples a choice of excellent locations for both indoor and outdoor, religious and civil ceremonies. With luxury accommodation on-site to boot, you will be able to see why it is one of the most highly sought-after venues in Essex.
Colville Hall, White Roding, Essex
Colville Hall is a beautiful and historic wedding venue on the Essex and Hertfordshire border. Situated in the village of White Roding this Essex wedding venue caters for up to 250 guests. The site consists of a group of thatched barns and Manor House located around a central courtyard. It has luxurious on-site accommodation for a select number of guests. Furthermore, there are plenty of additional accommodation options in the vicinity making this the perfect venue for couples looking for a large capacity wedding venue.
Gosfield Hall, Gosfield, Essex
Gosfield Hall is a former royal palace. This impressive Georgian mansion is set within 10 acres of lawns, gardens and parkland. Overlooking a lake it provides ample opportunity for beautiful backdrops to your wedding photography or film. With outdoor and indoor ceremony options available, you can opt for either the Grand Salon (90 person capacity) or the Queen’s Gallery (116 person capacity). Gosfield Hall provides seating for up to 250 reception guests. This makes it an excellent wedding venue in Essex for those looking for a medium-sized ceremony, but perhaps a larger reception.
Maidens Barn, Chelmsford, Essex
Maidens Barn is a vaulted barn which dates back to 1806. It is a stunning Essex wedding venue with many unique features such as the enormous windows, vaulted ceilings, and ancient beams. Set within pretty grounds this venue can host up to 200 guests. 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!
That Amazing Place, Harlow, Essex
That Amazing Place in Harlow, otherwise known as Hubbards Hall is a Grade II Manor house and a former monastery. This exclusive use venue is perfect for couples wanting a small to medium-sized wedding. Set within 8 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds including a stunning lake– this Essex wedding venue is ideally located for those wanting a small private and exclusive wedding venue with excellent transport links.
Leez Priory, Chelmsford, Essex
Set in 40 acres of parkland, Leez Priory is Tudor manor house, which ticks all the boxes for couples looking for an exclusive use venue. With its sweeping driveway, beautifully manicured lawns and lakes, Leez Priory offers a picture-perfect backdrop for your wedding photos or film. The site provides terrific flexibility for ceremony options. With three indoor wedding ceremony options and four picturesque outdoor settings, it has a capacity for 100 ceremony guests. Likewise, you are spoilt for choice in planning your evening celebrations with a total capacity of up to 250 guests.