Looking for a place to get married in Essex?
I love getting to visit so many different places and there are some absolutely cracking Essex wedding venues out there. There’s something for everyone! From the chic and modern to rustic and vintage down to the relaxed and quirky.
However sometimes too much choice can be a little overwhelming. I’ve had lots of couples ask me what venues are nice, because they just didn’t know where to start looking! There are SO many awesome wedding venues in Essex, but today I’m going to share 7 of my favourites to give you an idea on what otions yu have and what might be best for your big day.
If you have questions about my experience at these incredible Essex wedding venues then just pop a comment at the bottom of the page or drop me an e-mail [email protected] and I’ll get back to you. I do love visiting new venues so if you have another wedding venue that you think I should add to my next list, then please let me know!
Here they are in no particular order
1. Apton Hall
I must confess, I absolutely love this wedding venue! It’s the perfect combination of old and new with bundles of rustic charm and surrounded by stunning scenery. Some of the courtyard buildings date back to 1086, including the Grade II Bridal suite which really is beautiful and all of the buildings have been tastefully restored so they have a contemporary hint but with keeping the vintage feel, The main grounds are all on one level which is perfect if you have elderly guests or those with mobility constraints. With the option for an indoor or outdoor ceremony, it’s the perfect place to get married if you want a modern touch on a rustic wedding venue.
Contact: Lauren – 01702 567425
2. Newland Hall
The grounds to this venue are absolutely stunning no matter what time of year you get married. Set in the middle of the Chelmsford countryside surrounded by woodland and fields with a brand new wooded area for a fairytale outdoor ceremony. Newland Hall is a Grade II listed Tudor manor house which has plenty of charm as well as a very spacious bridal suite – perfect if you have a larger bridal party. And the evening reception is held in a beautiful white wedding Marquette which can host up to 200 guests. The venue is located just on the outskirts of Chelmsford city centre so there are plenty of hotels nearby for your guests to crash at after a night filled of celebrating and dancing.
Contact: Kelly – 01245 231010
3. Pontlands Park
This Victorian property has so many beautiful options and possible set up scenarios. Enjoy the gardens, the lake and fountain, the historic house, and more. An added bonus is that the venue is also a hotel so you and your guests can stay the night and enjoy breakfast together the next day. Or maybe even treat yourself to a spa treatment or two!
Contact: 01245 476444
4. Hylands House
This impressive neo-classic mansion is a beautiful wedding venue. It is set within 574 acres of landscaped parkland which is perfect for taking a private stroll together after your wedding ceremony. The lavish ceremony rooms and the grand pavilion give great options for your wedding ceremony regardless of if you would like a large wedding or something a bit more intimate.
Contact: 01245 605500
5. Hedingham Castle
This venue really is unique and perfect if you want something full of rustic charm. The Norman keep is breath taking, the Georgian house and gardens look stunning all year round. And if you would prefer a church wedding then there is a medieval church of St Nicholas literally at the bottom of the drive!
Contact: 01787 460261
Or if you wanted to travel a little further afield, these two Nofolk venues are absolutely brilliant and will not disappoint!
6. Stower Grange
This wedding venue is a 17th century former rectory. The grounds extend over 2 acres of woodland which will be perfect to host all of those fun garden games! The house also have eleven rooms so your guests can stay overnight or it’s just a short 3 mile trip to Norwich centre where there are plenty of hotels if you need them.
Contact: Ricahrd – 01603 860210
7. Norfolk Mead
Norfolk Mead is a beautiful contemporary wedding venue – the garden room is lovely and light with large glass bi-fold doors opening up in to the stunning garden. The ceremony aisle starts at the top of the gardens which is amazing and something a little bit different to your normal aisle. The house is also a spa which is perfect to relax and celebrate together in the morning after.
Contact: Francesca – 01603 737531