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Essex Wedding Venues
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The county of Essex has the highest number of wedding venues in the country to suit all tastes and budgets, so you really are spoiled for choice. Here we share with you (in no particular order) a small selection of venues that are sure to make your wedding photos look amazing.

Gosfield Hall

Gosfield Hall is the epitome of a country house wedding venue, with the added bonus of being a former Royal Residence for Queen Elizabeth I. As such, the luxurious rooms are no surprise having been designed with royalty in mind.

Gosfield Hall Rear View
Prested Hall taken by Essex Wedding Photographers

Prested Hall

A beautiful 15th century part-moated manor house, Prested Hall is probably one of the best kept secrets when it comes to Essex wedding venues.  Set in 75 acres of beautiful parkland, Prested Hall is relaxing, stylish and peaceful. With 14 bedrooms there is also plenty of space for you and your guests to stay overnight.

Leez Priory

Nestled in the Essex countryside is the Tudor Mansion known as Leez Priory which was founded as an Augustinian priory in about 1220 by Sir Ralph Gernon. In 1536 the priory was suppressed during Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries and the property was granted to Sir Richard Rich, one of the King’s key advisors.

Entrance to Leez Priory Essex Wedding Venue
Layer Marney Tower - Essex Wedding Venue

Layer Marney Tower

Layer Marney Tower is England's tallest Tudor Gatehouse and is situated in Essex with views over the River Blackwater and beyond. Built in the reign of Henry VIII by Lord Marney, another Henry, Layer Marney Tower is a statement house, that shows its original owner was rich, powerful and a friend of the King.

Quendon Hall, Parklands

Parklands, Quendon Hall, on the Essex/Hertfordshire border, is set in rolling parkland and makes for an idyllic setting for your wedding. This 17th century luxurious mansion provides a wonderful setting for your wedding celebrations and with 21 en-suite rooms as well as the honeymoon cottage your guests don't even have to worry about getting home when the party is over.

Quendon Hall, Essex Wedding Venue
Looking across the lake towards the fountain at Wivenhoe House Hotel

Wivenhoe House

A fascinating history stretches back to 1759 when Isaac Rebow asked Thomas Reynolds to build the mansion house, which is now Grade II listed. Set in the grounds of Wivenhoe Park the hotel and surroundings were immortalised in canvas by renowned British artist John Constable, when he was commissioned by the then owner Major-General Francis Slater Rebow in 1816. 

Colchester Town Hall

Colchester Town Hall is a beautiful and historic building that is a popular wedding venue in Essex. It is located in the heart of Colchester town centre

Champagne glasses all set up ready for the wedding reception at Colchester Town Hall
View across the lake showing the rear of Langtons

Langtons Registry Office

In our opinion, few registry offices can compare with Langtons in Hornchurch, Essex. As soon as you walk through the front door you can see and feel that this is not your average Registry Office. This is definitely not the generic, boring flatly decorated registry office many of us are familiar with. Steeped in history, this grade II listed building may just be the wedding venue of your dreams.

Hylands House

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View from the gazebo across the lawn to the house at Great Lodge in Bardfield

Great Lodge, Bardfield

Great Lodge is a beautiful rural estate in North West Essex, which has been farmed by the same family for over 100 years. In 1989 Alan Jordan planted the Bardfield Vineyard which produces a range of award winning wines. In 2014 his daughter Rebecca opened the magnificent Grade 1 Anne of Cleves Barn as a wedding and event venue and more recently they have converted the Great Lodge Barns in to stylish holiday accommodation.

Crondon Park

Set in the beautiful valley of Crondon, with stunning views across the Essex countryside and our championship golf course - Crondon Park has established an outstanding reputation as a premier venue in Essex and the UK.

Channels Estate

Two fabulous locations, two stunning venues. Channels is a picturesque Little Waltham, Essex-situated wedding venue. This beautifully-restored 17th-century thatched barn provides an idyllic setting for a special occasion. Set in tranquil surroundings, you will enjoy its large outside areas, babbling fountains, and an avenue of mature trees. The property can comfortably accommodate events with up to 120 standing or 90 seated guests. Whether you want an intimate occasion or an extravagant celebration, the staff here aims to help you bring your vision to life. The Waltham Barn is a restored mid 19th century working farm, and perfect for smaller, relaxed intimate weddings.

Hedingham Castle

The castle itself is nearly 900 years old, even the house is impressive at over 300 years old. 

No words can convey the rich history this venue encapsulates, from the grounds with their defensive ramparts to the sweeping views across lake, from the castle to the manor house, history is everywhere you look. You can feel it hugging you at every turn.

Wedding decor in the banqueting hall
Ye Olde Plough House Wedding Venue 4

Ye Olde Plough House

Set amongst 12 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, Ye Olde Plough House is conveniently situated in the village of Bulphan. Offering 71 bedrooms including 2 luxury Bridal suites and 5 executive rooms there is plenty of accommodation for all your wedding guests to stay overnight.

Forrester Park Golf Club

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Wedding exit at Braintree Town Hall

Braintree Town Hall

Braintree Town Hall is located in the heart of the town, with wedding ceremony rooms to suit all budgets and elegant interiors featuring wood panelling, stained glass windows and an opulent staircase for some great photo opportunities.

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