Want to know our favourite wedding venues in Essex?
When planning your big day in Essex you’re absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to magical wedding venues. When your surrounded by lush countryside and beautiful, historic buildings and unique settings it can be hard to narrow down your options. We thought we’d do that for you! So we picked our 6 favourite wedding venues in Essex that tick all of our boxes! Manor houses, castles and ceremonies by the sea – prepare to get ringing around these venues!
The Best Wedding Venues in Essex
The Lawn in Rochford
‘The most sought after of wedding venues in Essex and perfect for all types of special occasions and conferences’
The Lawn is a magnificent listed Manor House, with a glorious air-conditioned Orangery seating up to 130 guests, all set within stunning grounds. Whether it is a civil ceremony in the splendour of the Grand Hall with its beautiful sweeping staircase or a reception following a church wedding, the service and catering are unparalleled. Its a family run business and they really worked hard and invested heavily in making The Lawn one of the very best wedding venues in Essex.
Hedingham Castle in Halstead
‘Romantic, beautiful, unique. A family home, with 900 years of history.’
The 160-acre estate of Hedingham Castle provides one of the most romantic settings for a wedding in Essex. With ornamental lakes, immaculate lawns and gardens, a sweeping drive leading up to the early Georgian Mansion House and a 900 year old Norman Castle, it is truly a unique and quite magical place.
Ceremonies are held in the Banqueting Floor of the Castle, with receptions either in the Hall of the House overlooking the formal gardens, or in the Castle itself. Romantic? Or Scary?! We say romantic.
Maison Talbooth in Colchester
In 2018 brides and grooms now want their big day to be an all-day event, a party which involves a wedding at some point if you will! This means that couples are looking for a unique venue; one of the many reasons that Maison Talbooth is so special is the fact that the hotel with 12 bedrooms and day spa can be taken over and used exclusively for wedding couples to enjoy for a night (or two) with their friends and family.
Couples who are staying at the hotel and using all the twelve bedrooms will also have the option for their ceremony to take place at the Pool House beside the outdoor pool, before making full use of the hotel and grounds for their wedding breakfast and of course, the all-important photographs! So if you’re not wanting to fly away for your wedding, this wedding venue in Essex is a wonderful Summer compromise and also a very luxurious choice. Check out their website below because this is just one of their venues, they have at least two more choices which are different but at the same standard and just as luxe!
The Roslin Beach Hotel in Southend on Sea
The Roslin Beach Hotel is recognised as the most exclusive coastal wedding venues in Essex, with panoramic views of the twinkling Estuary, mouth-watering menus, toes-in-the-sand photos and receptions by the shore. Cocktails and canapés from starlit terraces, all accompanied by the sounds of the sea. Both wedding rooms at The Roslin boast exceptional natural light, whether you opt for The Tides Ballroom or more intimately for The Bay, your room is transformed to mirror your imagination and each has its own private Terrace to mingle amongst your guests. When experience matters, The Roslin pride themselves on turning your dreams to reality. With a dedicated co-ordinator, an exquisite locally sourced menu and professional events staff, from your spectacular entrance to the last dance, this is the perfect location to say ‘I do’.
Gaynes Park in Epping
‘a contemporary wedding venue in Essex, with stylish converted barns in a stunning countryside setting.’
Boasting sweeping views of the London skyline and surrounded by rolling fields, farmland and woodland, Gaynes Park is a stunning contemporary barn wedding venue in an idyllic location. Couples can exchange their vows in the charming Orangery, with picturesque gardens all around, and give their special day that chic boho or relaxed country style. With exposed oak beams, wonderful views and the sunlight pouring in, it’s the perfect setting for a ceremony in the company of the ones you love. The picturesque venue is surrounded by British countryside made up of farmland and woodland. Given its secluded and tranquil setting, it is hard to believe that this superb, country wedding venue is at the end of the busy Central Line and only minutes from the M25 and M11 at Epping. Which make a perfect mix of a beautiful country wedding venue in the perfect location, easily accessible for all of your family and friends.
Gosfield Hall in Gosfield
‘Palatial Georgian mansion set in glorious Essex countryside’
We are finishing up with an award-winning wedding venue in Essex, Gosfield Hall. A stunning Georgian manor house, offered exclusively for your wedding day. Hosting just one wedding per day the venue really allows you to feel at home.
Queen Charlotte’s oak-panelled gallery with its 120-foot aisle is perfect for wedding ceremonies, and the licensed carriageway is a gorgeous location for outdoor ceremonies on sunny days. Alternatively, the high hand-painted ceiling and the baby grand piano in the Grand Salon offer a very different setting for your ‘I Dos’.
The Marquis of Buckingham’s former ballroom provides an exquisite setting for the wedding breakfast for up to 116 guests, and there are also several grand and ornate reception rooms for you and your guests to enjoy throughout the day. The culinary expertise of their team of in-house chefs will be on hand to create your bespoke menu from canapés to the wedding breakfast. They also have 23 bedroom suites available and a cottage for the brides & bridesmaids to stay in before the big day.
They you have it, our shortlist. We could go on forever as there are so many choices… but our brides won’t find their perfect wedding dresses without us so back to it! We hope this post was helpful and that you aren’t even reading this because you’re already on the phone to one of the above booking your dream wedding venue in Essex. Remember the golden rule – Book the Wedding Venue first, then the Wedding Dress. When you’re ready click here and book your appointment.
L & the girls xx