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Essex’s top five wedding venues

Essex really does have some of the best venues in the country to hold your wedding.

In this post you will hear about the:

 

  • Size (accommodation of the venue).
  • Sit down numbers (How many can sit down for the wedding breakfast).
  • Professional photography point  (great places for photos).
  • Exclusive (are we the only wedding).
  • Acreage (sizes of the hotel grounds).
  • Map listing (pinpointing the exact location).

 

  1. Mulberry House
The bride and groom at front of mulberry house
Mulberry House

Set in 22 acres of beautiful grounds, Mulberry House offers 22 en-suite bedrooms, a restaurant and varied event spaces. The restaurant overlooks the beautiful lake or you can dine outdoors during the summer months on the picturesque terrace. Mulberry House is the perfect setting for your wedding with its all-season permanent marquee and can also accommodate businesses having eight meeting rooms all equipped with conference facilities.

In my opinion as a pro photographer the front of the mansion lends itself to most of the best pictures also the walled area to the side of the house. Theres are many areas that lend themselves to photographs and with Mulberry House the sun is usually in a perfect position for the best areas.

Size22 Bedrooms.

Sit down numbers – Up to 150.

Professional photography pointFront of the house, side of the grounds with the walls and old areas, lake and walkway from the marquee. Many outstanding locations in the grounds.

Exclusive – Yes.

Acreage22 acres.

 

2. Blake Hall

image of the bride and groom outside the mansion house Blake Hall
Blake Hall

Blake Hall is set in stunning private gardens, offering you the beautifully restored 17th century barns and surrounding areas for you with exclusive use for weddings and other special occasions.

Licenced for civil weddings and partnership ceremonies, either inside the newly restored Hay Barn or outside under the canopy of the old Saddlery.  Blake Hall  is arguably one of the most attractive barn venues in Essex.

It is situated near the pretty town of Ongar so it is conveniently located. It is set within 60 acres of formal gardens and woodland and remains peaceful and tranquil for your exclusive use on your special day.

 

Size – Wedding night cottage for bride and groom,  old coach house with 3 bedrooms and 3 individual separate bedrooms.

Sit down numbers – up to 150.

Professional photography point – Formal gardens of the mansion, swing and walled gardens, barns and cottages.

Exclusive – Yes.

Acreage – 60 acres.

 

3. Newland Hall

Newline Hall in essex
Newland Hall

Newland Hall is a large picturesque  Grade II Listed 15th century Tudor Manor House with a moat and beautiful gardens. It is set in  over 100 acres of grass and woodland with four lakes and is surrounded by unspoilt countryside. Long established and recently fully refurbished Newland Hall caters for exclusive wedding ceremonies and receptions. This amazing venue is steeped in history and the land is specifically listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. This makes it very stylish, interesting and full of character, ideal for weddings in Essex.

Size – no rooms at the venue. There is a wide selection of hotels to satisfy all tastes and budgets, a short drive or cab ride along one road, straight to the City centre.

Sit down numbers – up to 250.

Professional photography point – Front of the main house, garden of the main house, old barns and buildings.

Exclusive – Yes.

Acreage – 100 acres of grass and woodland.

 

4. Braxted Park Estate

braxted-park
Braxted Park Estate

 

Braxted Park is a beautiful Queen Anne house set in 2000 acres of its own historic and unique parkland setting in the heart of Essex. It has been the family home of the Clark family since it was purchased in 1946. Since that time it has been developed by successive generations of the family into a highly successful and diversified rural business which incorporates five main enterprises: weddings and events, property management, a  9 hole parkland golf course, one of the best partridge shoots in the UK and a productive arable farm.

Size – 12 beautifully restored en-suite stable rooms.

Sit down numbers – Ranging from 30 to 350.

Professional photography point – Lower walled knott garden, ice house, main house and driveway, iron gates and many more areas.

Exclusive – Yes.

Acreage – 2000 acres.

 

5. Leez Priory

leez-priory
Leez Priory

 

Leez Priory is a 16th-century Tudor mansion and is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country. They have been doing weddings for over twenty six years. This stunning venue is set in 40 acres of parkland, with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, it is an exclusive venue so just your wedding on the day.

Size – 15 bedrooms including a Bridal Suite complete with four poster bed and spa bath.

Sit down numbers – The Great Hall can sit 74 guests for the wedding breakfast and the newly converted Coach House can seat up to 100 guests.

Professional photography point – Lakes, lawns, front driveway with the house as the perfect backdrop.

Exclusive – Yes.

Acreage – 40 acres.

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