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 for 2013

We are pleased to now be able to offer and alternative option for those with a smaller budget, or it may well be that you would prefer a much simpler affair. Have you considered getting married on a Tuesday or Wednesday? You could have an early evening Wedding ceremony, followed by celebratory drinks and photographs, speeches and cake cutting, then tuck into a sumptous finger buffet or standard bar b q and dance the night away to our fantatstic in-house DJ.

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

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Reviews for Crabbs Barn (210)

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

Attention to Detail Could Not be Faulted

By Paul and Lindsey, on 14 Aug 2014

To all the team at Crabbs Barn We are so sorry it has taken so long to write to you. Things were a little hectic after the wedding but all back to normal now. We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all that you did for us on our special day, with special thanks to Hayley who worked so hard and kept her eye on everything making sure our day was as perfect as it could be. We really could not have asked for more. You are a great team and the attention to detail could not be faulted. Thank you all so much once again. With very best wishes for you all' Paul and Lindsey Mason-Lindsey Syddell-20/6/2014

Everyone Fell in Love with Crabbs Barn

By Jason and Lauren, on 14 Aug 2014

Hi to all at Crabbs Barn, We both want to thank you for all your hard work and effort you all put into our wedding. We both wish we could do it all over again. Everyone fell in love with Crabbs Barn. Than you for making our day so special. We look forward to meeting again. All our love Jason and Lauren Deveitt Lauren Brindley 30/5/2014

The Perfect Day

By Stacie and Dave, on 14 Aug 2014

TO THE CRABBS BARN TEAM What can we say. We achieved the cliché. The perfect day From start to finish. Your establishment is immaculately managed, relaxed but professional, we simply could not have asked for a better day. We picked the right venue no doubt. People have not stopped telling us how beautiful the place was. Thank you so much especially Hayley on the day. Stacie Harris and Dave Brook 24th May 2014

Our Day was Unforgettable

By Emma and Martin, on 14 Aug 2014

Dear all at Crabbs Barn Thank you so much for everything you did for us to make sure our wedding day went as smoothly as it did! You made all of our guests fees lo at home and so many of them commented on how amazing your venue is! Our day was unforgettable and is was all down to you! Love Emma Hill and Martin Huggett 27/10/2013

What a Perfect Wedding Venue

By Rachel and Will, on 14 Aug 2014

To all at Crabbs Barn Thank you all so much for making everyone's day-especially Rachel and Will's-so very special. What a perfect wedding venue. Love Michelle, Jerry & Family For Rachel Gosling 26th June 2014." Date visited: 27th June 2014

It Could Not Have Gone More Smoothly

By Hannah and Craig, on 13 Aug 2014

Dear Paul and Team, Thanks for all your help on our special day. I could not have gone more smoothly. You made everything so stress free for us on the day and really helped to make sure we had the best day of our lives. Massive thanks to the DJ too-bet he has never had to play so much Busted and McFly in one night before!! Lover Hannah and Craig 7/6/2014

What a Perfect Wedding Venue

By Crabbs Barn, on 27 Jun 2014

To all at Crabbs Barn, Thank you all so much for making everyone's day-especially Rachel and Will's-so very special. What a perfect wedding venue. Love Michelle, Jerry and Family Rachel Gosling-26th June 2014

The Day was Completely Seamless

By Crabbs Barn, on 27 Jun 2014

Hi Paul, We just wanted to thank you once again for the fantastic wedding last Saturday. The whole day was wonderful and exceeded any expectations we had. The professional service of you and your team ensured the whole day ran smoothly and was completely seamless. We will definitely recommend you to any of our friends who have children planning to get married. Best wishes Brian and Pat Sawyer For Hannah Sawyer 14th June 2014

So Many People Commented on the Venue

By Crabbs Barn, on 27 Jun 2014

Now we are back from our honeymoon we just wanted to say a huge thank you to Paul and the rest of the team who made our day so special on 16th May 2014. We loved every minute and we couldn't have had a more perfect day. Everything ran so smoothly, we didn't need to worry about anything at all. So many people have commented on the venue saying how stunning it is and how well run it was. Thank you so much Paul for taking the time to hang all my decorations around the barn and grounds, it all looked so lovely and just how I imagined it looking. The bridal suite and guestrooms were all beautiful, the breakfast in the morning was a lovely way to sit and talk about the day before and all the little extra touches you put in the rooms were really appreciated. I will recommend you to anyone I know looking for a wedding venue! Thank you so much again for making our day everything we could have ever wanted. Mr and Mrs Ryan Chloe Burgess 16th may 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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