Crabbs Barn

Crabbs Barn, Cranes Lane, Kelvedon, Colchester, Essex, CO5 9AX
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Crabbs Barn Highlights

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.
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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.

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Reviews for Crabbs Barn (219)

The Whole Day Ran so Smoothly

By Shirley and Ken, on 13 May 2015

Re Sam and Phil's wedding - 25th April Dear Roz, This is just a short email to thank you and all the Crabbs Barn staff so much for making Sam and Phil's wedding so special for us all. The whole day went so smoothly and was thoroughly enjoyed by family and friends alike.You and Paul made the whole planning process as easy as possible and on the day you were so helpful and reassuring. Our thanks must include all the Crabbs' staff including waitresses and bar staff, admin, gardeners (the grounds looked so pretty and tidy too) and the lovely lady who served our breakfasts too (which was delicious). Please pass on our thanks to all those involved. With thanks and best wishes, Shirley and Ken (Sam's Mum and Dad)

The Day Flowed Perfectly

By Steve and Amber Harris, on 13 May 2015

To Paul and the team, Thank you so much for making our day so special on 2nd May 2015. Paul was very organised and the day flowed perfectly! DJ Martin as well as the bar girls were all fab! Best wishes Steve and Amber Harris

A Most Wonderful Day

By Shekinah and Jacob Stone, on 16 Mar 2015

Hi Guys, Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone at Crabbs Barn. Honestly, you all made it the most wonderful day and so easy for us to relax and have a great time. Everyone kept talking about how incredible the venue was and how smoothly everything was run. The food was spot on, the DJ was fantastic. We couldn't be any happier. We'll be sure to send over a few pictures that show off the venue for your Facebook page. Many many thanks again. Shekina and Jascob Stone

It Was Everything we Dreamed of and More

By Ross and Nichola Williams 6TH DEC 2014, on 10 Dec 2014

Hi all, at the wonderful Crabbs Barn... Ross and I just wanted to drop you a line, to show our appreciation for helping make our special day so PERFECT, last Saturday 6th! It was everything we had dreamed of...and more! Thank you so much. The service you ALL provided from day 1 of booking with you, has been truly exceptional and we'll never be able to thank you enough. Our guests were also amazed by the beautiful venue, and how smoothly the day went - and we really do have the best memories from our special day, all thanks to you! We hope that your magical venue continues to win awards which it rightly deserves to, and we wish you all the success in the future. Best wishes and kindest regards Ross & Nichola Williams :) xx

Sophie and Gary Boon

By Gary and Sophie Boon, on 27 Nov 2014

To all at Crabbs Barn, Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding day the best we could have asked for and making it as relaxed as possible. Love Gary and Sophie Boon

AnExperience we will Remember Forever

By Lyn and John Reade, on 27 Nov 2014

Dear All, Thank you for making our wedding an evening to remember. It was an amazing experience and one we will remember forever. With lots of love Lyn and John Reade xxx

Beautiful venue with great staff

By Gavin Conlan, on 01 Nov 2014

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing a wedding at Crabbs Barn on the 25th October 2015. To all potential bride and grooms you cannot fault this wedding venue, I would advise everyone to take a look at Crabbs Barn. All the best, Gavin

Faultless and Perfect

By Charlotte Barker and Keith Lucas, on 30 Oct 2014

To Paul and everyone at Crabbs Barn Thank you so much for making our day what we can only describe as faultless and perfect We had the best time and cannot count how many people have commented on what a beautiful venue we chose. It was everything we hoped and dreamed it would be and would not change a single thing if we could. From Charlotte and Keith Lucas - 29th August 2014

Amazing Staff

By Charlotte and Ryan Stephens, on 22 Oct 2014

To all at Crabbs Barn A massive thank you for making our wedding day the best it could be. From the very start everyone was great. Any question I asked, it was answered. Any demand I made, it was carried out (even with my OCD!!). The day went really well and that was all down to the amazing staff, especially Paul who could not have been more welcoming and helpful. The girls who served and the bar staff were also great! Not only did we have a great day but also a great night and morning (breakfast was scrummy!) Thank you again, you really did make our day perfect. With love from Charlotte and Ryan Stephens 7/8/2014

A Truly Memorable Occasion

By Amy and Adam Jiggins, on 15 Oct 2014

Dear Paul and everyone at Crabbs Barn We just wanted to sat a big Thank You for all your hard work to make our wedding a truly memorable occasion. The professionalism from all the team was noticeable from the very first meeting. You made it so easy for us and we are very grateful. Love Amy and Adam

Down to the Smallest Detai was Perfect

By Carly and James Richards, on 15 Oct 2014

To all the staff at Crabbs Barn We cannot thank you enough for everything you did to help make our day so special. Everything down to the smallest detail was just perfect. We REALLY cannot thank you enough!! Love James and Carly Carly Sanchez and James Richards 18/7/2014

A Wonderful Day to Remember

By Helen and Sharon, on 14 Aug 2014

To all the team at Crabbs Barn, We just wanted to write to you to thank you so much for everything you did to make our wedding such a special day. Paul and Hayley, you were fantastic and made the day run so smoothly. Also Jane and the rest of the staff were amazing. All our guests commented on what a lovely venue Crabbs Barn is. What can we say, our wedding day was a very special day for us and all of you made sure that it was a wonderful day to remember for us and our guests. Many thanks Helen and Sharon-13th June 2014

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Crabbs Barn Facilities

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony License
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

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