One of the early decisions you make in the wedding planning process is the all important venue. Many couples choose their venue before they choose an actual wedding date. Some of the more popular wedding venues get booked up well in advance, so it is understandable why many of you scour your favourites early on. You want the perfect back drop to your special day. Whether you are looking for a venue full of history or something modern and bright, there is a venue out there for you. We are going to help your search! And today we are starting with our home county. Here are our 6 favourite Essex Wedding Venues.
Our 6 Favourite Essex Wedding Venues | Inspiration
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Gosfield Hall is a gorgeous Georgian manor house located in the heart of Essex. As part of the country house weddings collection, Gosfield Hall offers exclusivity for your wedding day. It boasts 23 gorgeous bedrooms, which is perfect for those important guests that don’t live locally.
You have the option of an outdoor wedding in their gorgeous newly licensed carriageway or inside in their oak panelled gallery with 120ft aisle. Gosfield Hall have a huge range of in house services, so potentially you could have your whole wedding arranged under one roof. From décor items to catering, to chair covers. If you are looking for a venue that can look after everything and that is steeped in history, then Gosfield Hall could be your perfect wedding venue.
Parklands, Quendon Hall
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Parklands, Quendon Hall is located on the Essex/Hertfordshire border close to Stanstead Airport. You get exclusive use of this gorgeous 17th Century Mansion House and Estate. If you have a big wedding in mind, this venue has the capacity for a massive 650 guests. If your numbers are a little lower than that, they can also provide a more intimate setting for your loved ones in their drawing room.
This venue is definitely one to put onto the list!
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Hutton Hall is a lovingly restored Georgian Country House set in over 8 acres of secluded gardens located in Brentwood. With a choice of ceremony rooms and a marquee than can cater for up to 120 guests, this picture perfect venue is ideal for a fairly large wedding.
They have partnered up with the very experienced Milsom Catering, who have catered for royalty and celebrities. Your food & drink will not be something you have to worry about at all.
With a gorgeous wood panelled bridal suite, this Essex venue is perfect for brides and her best girls to get ready on that exciting morning.
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Greenwoods Hotel is a gorgeous Grade II listed building located in the village of Stock. Fully licenses for indoor and outdoor weddings, this beautiful venue could be exactly what you are looking for. With hotel rooms and a spa, you and all your guests can get excited in the run up to your wedding whilst enjoying a bit of pampering. What every bride & groom deserves after a hectic few months of intense wedding planning.
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Houchins is a brand new wedding venue in Essex. And I LOVE it! It is grade 2 listed farmhouse located in Coggeshall, Colchester. If you are looking for a modern looking venue but one that is full of history, character and charm, then this is the venue for you.
Houchins offer you exclusive use of both their barn and farmhouse, allowing the bridal party somewhere to stay and get ready on that very exciting wedding morning. Run by Adam & Anna this venue is definitely one worth a viewing. Anna & Adam also run Dove Barn, another gorgeous Essex venue.
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The largest private walled estate in the UK, Braxted Park is located between Colchester and Chelmsford and is such a beautiful venue. This elegant Georgian Mansion has a capacity to cater for between 30 and 350 guests. You get exclusive use of this gorgeous venue. The local Parish church; All Saints Great Braxted is located within the grounds of this venue. So whether you are looking for a church wedding or civil ceremony, you can do it all in the same place.
We hope we have helped narrow down your list of beautiful Essex Venues. are you getting married in any of these stunning locations?
What county shall we cover next? Where are you based? We will get searching for our favourites!