Beautiful Small Wedding Venues in Essex

Updated: Sep 24


If you're tying the knot in the coming weeks, you're going to have to scale down your big day numbers. Here's some lovely small wedding venues in Essex that are perfect for throwing an intimate celebration for 15 people.


When it comes to wedding day celebrations, biggest isn't always best. Fewer people can mean a more personal celebration. There's more time for the bride and groom to spend with their guests, the group really gets to know one another, and everyone contributes to the event in his or her own way. Intimate celebrations have real advantages. The pandemic and recent restrictions may have forced you to look for a small wedding venue in Essex, but it's important to remember all the good stuff an intimate ceremony and reception brings.


Today we thought we'd share our favourite small wedding venues in Essex in order to help you shortlist which ones to get in touch with & check availability.


Our Favourite Small Wedding Venues in Essex


CRONDON PARK | INGATESTONE

Located in the picturesque and peaceful surroundings of Stock valley, Crondon Park boasts beautiful views over the countryside and remains a peaceful and secluded location in Essex. Renowned for being one of the finest small wedding venues in Essex, the Baronial Hall is ideal as an intimate ceremony venue. Once you've tied the knot, move into the beamed barn for a unique reception setting with your nearest and dearest in the Essex countryside.


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crondonpark.com/weddings



FORRESTER PARK | MALDON

Located in beautiful Essex countryside, Forrester Park offer a warm welcome to all. The main clubhouse is the perfect venue for both weddings and parties, set alongside an 18-hole parkland golf course and tennis courts. Forrester Park is a small wedding venue in Essex that is just so dreamy! The country house and 16th Century barn combines to create a flexible venue with a cosy garden area, perfect for a ceremony for up to 15 guests.


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forrester-park.co.uk



PRESTED HALL | COLCHESTER

If you’re looking for an exclusive, small wedding venue in Essex, we have the perfect location for you, Prested Hall. A beautiful, privately owned, 15th century country manor house, positioned at the end of a tree lined drive in 75 acres of gorgeous Essex parkland. Prested Hall is yours and yours alone on your big day. Their gardens are particularly special, as the bridge overlooking the water is the ideal place to say your vows with your closest loved ones looking on.


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prested.co.uk/weddings



THE COMPASSES AT PATTISWICK | PATTISWICK

Located in the heart of the beautiful North Essex Countryside, surrounded by panoramic, unspoilt views, The Compasses at Pattiswick is fast becoming one of the most sought after small wedding venues in Essex. Its rustic charm, open-plan design and blank canvas appeal combined with passion, attention to detail and unrivalled service allows couples the chance to create a bespoke and exclusive celebration that reflects their life and love.


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compassespattiswick.co.uk



MAIDENS BARN | CHELMSFORD

Maidens Barn, Essex offers an authentic wedding barn and garden venue that epitomises rural simplicity and yet also offers all the luxurious and modern features and style you would expect from a first-class small wedding venue in Essex. The brand new Oak Barn combines luxury and rich wooden beams to create a very homely feel. While the mezzanine allows you to get up close and personal with your wedding guests for the most intimate of Essex wedding.


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weddingbarnessex.co.uk



NEWLAND HALL | CHELMSFORD

A unique wedding venue Essex, Newland Hall is located just 4 miles west of Chelmsford city centre. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes of enchanting woodland it is a jewel of the small Essex weddings world! Dating back to the 15th Century, this hall keeps some historic features while generating a modern look, and there are some gorgeous ceremony rooms you won’t want to miss out on.


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newlandhall.co.uk



FENNES | BRAINTREE

Fennes, a gem in the heart of 100 tranquil acres of rural North Essex countryside. Traditional, richly styled reception rooms and exquisite, beautifully lit silk-lined pavilions, overlooking beautiful English country gardens, all combine to provide an idyllic backdrop for your celebration. Say your vows in the intimate Parlour, host your drinks reception in the Library and sit down to fine dining in the starlit Pavilion.


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fennes.co.uk/weddings



We hope this has helped you in your wedding venue search, and we empathise completely with all of you trying to plan the perfect big day right now. Together we will get through this. Work with the restrictions, plan events in the safest way possible and support the ones who need it the most. We all want this to be over, but the only way that will happen is by working in harmony.


If you need any help and advice that can't be found on our site, please feel free to get in touch via our contact page or social media channels.

Laura & the girls xx



Our Opening Hours

Monday: 10:00 – 5:00
Tuesday: 10:00 – 5:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 5:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 5
:00
Friday: 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 5:00

Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays

Our Address

Bellissima Weddings

22 Market Square
South Woodham Ferrers
Essex

CM3 5XA

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