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Crabbs Barn

Cranes Lane Kelvedon Colchester Essex CO5 9AX

Cranes Lane, Kelvedon, Colchester
Essex, CO5 9AX

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About Crabbs Barn


If you are looking for a very special wedding venue that has an intimate atmosphere, that's exclusively yours and offers every couple a very personal service, then Crabbs Barn is the perfect choice. As a family owned and run business, with superb accomodation for every Bride and Groom and their chosen guests, we are committed to ensuring that your special day is everything you have dreamed of.


NEW! Brides on a Budget.

We are pleased to offer and alternative option for those with a smaller budget, or who might prefer a much simpler affair. Why not get married on a Tuesday or Wednesday.

By choosing our evening wedding package, your celebration would begin at 6.00pm, followed by celebratory drinks and photographs, speeches and cake cutting and a sumptous finger buffet or BBQ before dancing the night away to our fantastic in-house DJ.

If you like the idea of a less formal wedding, and think that our evening wedding package could be what you are looking for then come and have a look round and chat to us about your wedding day plans. 

For more information please visit our call us on 01376 572643.

• Crabbs Barn is licensed for Civil Marriage Ceremonies. • You will have exclusive use of Crabbs barn for your special day ensuring privacy for you and your guests and our personal attention throughout. • Crabbs Barn has seating for up to 120 guests and can cater for an evening reception of up to 170 guests. • To ensure quality of catering and service we have specially chosen caterers that offer you excellent cuisine at very realistic prices. • Our staff will be at your disposal to co-ordinate the smooth running of your Special Day. • We are easily accessed from the A12, directly off the northbound Kelvedon slip road, with good parking facilities and first class bed and breakfast facilities close by, should you require overnight accommodation.

Facilities at Crabbs Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol License
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator

Crabbs Barn Location

Crabbs Barn, Cranes Lane, Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9AX
Cranes Lane Kelvedon Colchester Essex CO5 9AX
01376 572643
245 5

Crabbs Barn Reviews (245)

We had a fantastic day
Venue Service

By Alex and John, on 25 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 23 Sep 2016

To Roz Thank you for all your help, we've had a fantastic day, Love and best wishes.

We had the best day!
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Woodhatch, on 25 Nov 2016Date of Wedding - 02 Aug 2016

To Everybody at Crabbs Barn. Thank you for the great service you provided leading up to, and on our wedding day. We had the best day! Keep up the good work!

We Had the most Fantstic Day
Venue Service

By Karen & Gary Baker, on 05 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 01 Oct 2016

Dear Roz and the whole team, Thank you all so much for everything. We dont really know where to start but we had the most fantastic day from start to finish. Your venue is beautiful (even in the rain) and all your staff are so friendly and helpful. Special mention to the two young ladies that sorted my dress out to walk down the aisle. Thank you for making it the best day ever and making everyone so welcome. Roz, we literally cannot find the words to thank you enough. Love and best wishes to you all. Karen & Gary Baker xx

Thank You For Making Our Day Perfect
Venue Service

By Hannah & James, on 05 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2016

To Roz and all the team at Crabb Barn, We just wanted to thank you for making our day perfect. We could not have asked for more from you. We were really impressed. Thank you again, Hannah and James

A Truly Perfect Time
Venue Service

By Sophie Govier & Chris Pennell, on 03 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 23 Jul 2016

Dear all at Crabbs Barn, Thank you very much for everything you did for our wedding-it was so kind. We had a truly perfect time with lots of very special memories thanks to you all. Best wishes Sophie & Chris Pennell

We had a glorious day!
Venue Service

By Crabbs Barn., on 16 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 24 Jul 2016

Dear Roz and all the team at Crabbs Barn Thank you so much for everything you did for us at our wedding last month. The organisation was superb, the venue was beautifully presented and everyone commented on what a perfect setting it was. We had a glorious day, and the plan to share it with our Kiwi family via Skype worked a treat. Many of our guests (even the local ones) didn’t know of Crabbs Barn before, but they do now! So many thanks once again Kind regards David and Beryl.

The venue is stunning!
Venue Service

By Crabbs Barn., on 16 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2016

To all the team at Crabbs Barn. Thank you ever so much for making our wedding day amazing! The venue is stunning and the team worked so hard to make our day effortless, it was the little touches that made our day extra special. Thank you, Ed and Hayley Brumhead.

It was perfect from start to finish!
Venue Service

By Crabbs Barn., on 16 Sep 2016Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2016

Dear Roz and all the team at Crabbs Barn. Thank you very much for making our wedding day so special, it was perfect from start to finish. The venue was beautiful and the service was impeccable. We had an amazing and stress free day, and so many of our guests remarked that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Your hard work and careful planning ensured that the day far exceeded our expectations. With warm wishes Charlotte and Scott.

So Many Happy Memories
Venue Service

By Hannah & Tom, on 07 Apr 2016

To Paul, Roz, Jenny and all at Crabbs Barn, Thank you for the most amazing wedding day! We had the best time and loved every minute of it. Paul, thank you for making the day run effortlessly. Everyone commented on the beautiful venue and how brilliant all the staff were. We cannot thank you enough. We have so many happy memories from the day which we will treasure. Thank you for everything you did. With love from Hannah and Tom

Nothing Was Ever Too Much
Venue Service

By Elizabeth Howlett and Matthew Sharp, on 24 Mar 2016

Dear Paul, Roz and all at Crabbs Barn, We just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything. Everyone has been amazing from day one to the “Big Day”! Nothing was ever too much and everyone made the day run so smoothly. Paul and Roz made us feel so at ease knowing our special day was in the best hands. The venue was beautiful and the staff decorated it perfectly. I am so happy that we chose Crabbs Barn. Thank you so much again. Lizzie and Matt (Mr and Mrs Sharp) xx

Best Time Ever
Venue Service

By Crabbs Barn, on 03 Mar 2016

Hi Paul, We just wanted to say a huge thank you for Friday. We had the best evening and all of our guests said what a fantastic time they had and how beautiful the venue was. Thanks to you and your team for making the barn look so pretty and for keeping everything running so smoothly. It was the best wedding and we just wish we could do it all again! The accommodation was beautiful too and an amazing spread at breakfast. A happy bride and groom. Thanks again Sarah and Paul

A Day to Cherish and Remember
Venue Service

By Rachel and James, on 16 Dec 2015

Hi to all at Crabbs Barn, I hope you're well. It's been a couple of months now, and we probably should have done this sooner, but it's been a hectic time - getting married and moving into a flat at the same time does make things a little busy! Rachel and I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help with our day and the support you gave us in planning it and making sure it ran smoothly. We couldn't have wished for a better day and everything came together to make it one we will cherish and remember forever. We're not sure we could have done it without your support on the day - it was invaluable - and we can't thank you enough. Thank you once again, and we wish everyone at Crabbs Barn a very merry Christmas! Thanks, James and Rachel

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