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Apton Hall

Rochford, Essex View map Visit website
5.0 out of 5 rating 55 reviews
Starting at £4,000
30 to 200 Guests

About

Apton Hall is a wedding venue located in Rochford, England. Nestled in the heart of the idyllic Essex countryside, this beautiful property enjoys a rich, storied history that dates back to the Great Survey of 1086. Today, you and your guests are invited to experience all that this magnificent venue has to offer. Be part of a rich heritage and prepare to make memories that you and your loved ones will cherish for the rest of your lives.

Facilities and Capacity

Apton Hall has facilities for indoor and outdoor wedding events, including ceremonies, receptions, and wedding breakfasts. The old stables have been transformed into a beautiful indoor ceremony room, complete with large wooden beams and original brickwork. The courtyard is an ideal spot for an outdoor ceremony. Featuring a lovely gazebo, it offers a perfect blend of the traditional and the modern. The beautifully decorated cowshed is fully air-conditioned and has a bar, dance floor, and everything you need for an evening of quality entertainment. The charming New Barn is a lovely setting in which to enjoy a wedding breakfast with all your friends and family. The venue has a maximum capacity of 200, and there is onsite accommodation for up to 26 people. Whatever your needs, the venue’s experienced events team will be happy to help you turn your dreams into reality.

Services Offered

The Apton Hall team has the talent and experience you need to make your day a success. They promise to be there for you every step of the way, from the initial planning stages to the morning-after breakfast and the final farewell. They offer planning and catering services, and they can’t wait to discuss what they can do for you. Your wedding is a momentous occasion, and they would love to join you as you begin the next chapter of your beautiful love story.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Historic
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Outdoor License
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Hairdresser

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
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    Kasey M. Married on 30/06/2022
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    The best day

    We got married 2 weeks ago and had a brilliant day.
    Lauren was so helpful on the run up to our wedding and really put me at ease.
    On the day Naomi was brilliant and everything looked perfect, and just how I’d pictured it.
    The bar staff and everyone else we met were lovely and couldn’t do enough to make the day perfect for us.
    I started second guessing myself about the venue on the run up to the wedding, but as soon as I saw it on the day all the worrying disappeared.
    It was truly the perfect venue.
    OMG and the food!!! Literally every single guest said it was the best wedding food they’ve ever had. We went for the BBQ option and there was sooo much of it, no one went hungry!

    Apton Hall's reply:

    Thank you for your very kind review, we really appreciate the feedback and will be sure to pass your comments on the the team here at Apton Hall.
    Congratulations to you both once again :)
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    Emma T. Married on 03/06/2022
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    Best day ever

    a heartfelt thank you for the most perfect wedding experience.
    From first meetings with wedding coordinator, to follow up meetings throughout, we always felt welcomed & really appreciated the excellent, prompt and friendly communication throughout - no ask felt to much!
    The wedding coordinator was also excellent on the day and a calming presence who made our day run seamlessly and of course all the behind the scenes team.
    Couldn’t have asked for anything more and we are so glad all the small details came together and that is thanks to your advice and effort so big thank you!

    Apton Hall's reply:

    Hi Emma

    Thank you so much for your lovely review which is much appreciated. We loved hosting your wedding and the whole team here wish you all the best for a happy future together.
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    Sarah S. Married on 13/05/2022
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    Absolute perfect

    I had the best day. When looking at venues the quote was at the top end of our budget but as soon as I saw the venue I fell in love. I was complimented on how beautiful the venue was and the food was superb. The team are so helpful, friendly, professional and they make you feel that your wedding is the most important (even though they've probably got weddings either side of yours). They run a very smooth and professional operation and I am so pleased with myself for making such a good choice!! We spent about 15k for 90 odd day and about 20 plus evening guests but 3.5k was on the free bar. I think that was really reasonable.
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    Paul B. Married on 29/04/2022
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    Not enough Stars in the sky

    Apton Hall was the only venue we looked at, the second we pulled in to the car park and met Lauren, our wedding organiser, we knew this place was special. Living locally, we soon realised that everything from the location to the venue and its surroundings was perfect, even before we had our welcome coffee, We knew We wouldn’t go elsewhere. Everything was in one place and easily accessible to all ages and abilities.

    The many wedding fayres held at Apton hall gave us the opportunity to speak with many suppliers that were accustomed with the venue, this we feel was invaluable, especially with the photographer (David Dean) and videographer (Rewind the day).

    Yes, as with so many other couples, we had a delay following the pandemic but the new date fitted in with everyone we had previously booked. The communication through the pandemic was outstanding and the dedication to the cause from all the staff at Apton Hall was excellent, not a single stone was left unturned and nothing was too much bother.

    During the pandemic, Apton hall were able to hold several socially distanced dining evenings, this allowed us to sample the extensive menu choices. Choosing from such a fantastic menu was not easy but our food choices catered for all of our guests dietary needs, their plates were clean and we have had nothing but praise from the guests towards the catering and serving staff.

    The Sunflower theme was a personal choice which fitted in perfect with the natural feel of the barns and cow shed, The naked raw look was perfectly expressed with our wedding cake, which again was a supplier (Sticky Fingers) that was familiar with the venue. All of the Apton hall staff and suppliers used their experience to advise, which only boosted our inspiration for what was finally delivered on the day.

    The organisation and coordinating of the day was handled by Naomi and a very experienced professional team, everything was like clock work. Any concerns or worries as to whether the day would run smoothly quickly faded away whilst the well run team worked tirelessly to deliver our dream day.

    As the day turned to night and the four piece band was in full swing, the guests moved to the spacious dance floor and bar areas. Behind the scenes, the clear up team subtly packed away the day to a safe storage area in preparation for the next day, tables were cleared, rearranged and relayed ready for the next lucky couple

    Apton hall has the facilities for guests to stay over in either the Granary or Cottages, this enabled us to maximise the time we spent with some of those that had travelled long distances. Once again we were spoiled with a hearty breakfast in the Granary where we were able to relive & reflect on the previous day and evening.

    Apton hall is quite honestly the perfect package for any event, if in doubt, I urge anyone interested to get an invite to a wedding here and see for yourself.
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    Jade R. Married on 21/04/2022
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    Best day ever

    We had the most amazing day. We literally couldnt have asked for anything better. From the moment we book until the day after our wedding apton hall staff where there supporting us in our planning.

    Thank you so much
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    Harley L. Married on 17/04/2022
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    To Apton Hall

    Thanks again to Craig and all your staff for all your hard work!
    Lauren you've been fantastic. So easy to work with and have a really relaxing vibe which we loved! 

    We are so pleased with all the fantastic staff at Apton Hall.  You guys handled the whole covid situation beautifully, you made a stressful situation so much easier to deal with. 

    Everything ran so smoothly, Naomi was brilliant and just so sweet!

    Food was also absolutely banging... Everyone was raving about the pie! 
    I just wish you had some open to the public evenings for a sit down meal! We will be persuading as many people as possible to choose Apton hall as their venue so we can come back for more food!

    All the staff at Apton Hall should be bloody proud 👏  you're a wedding venue others should aspire to be like. We feel extremely lucky that we chose your venue for our special day.

    Cannot wait to visit again!
    Love Mr and Mrs Tibbs

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    Kate C. Married on 18/03/2022
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    Staff was exceptional here, made you feel so welcome and put you at ease at every moment!

    What a Beautiful venue, Our day could not have been more perfect.
    Venue to fit all styles of weddings big and small. An even know ours was small, it was still perfect and intimate. The venue was absolutely perfect, staff on hand to ensure you felt happy at every opportunity.

    We feel in love with the venue at the very first moment. Both me and my partner looked at eachother an we just knew Apton hall was where we wanted to get married. We had waited 15 years to finally get married an for things to rung smoothly and everyone to be happy. An our wishes had come true!!

    Apton hall and the staff throughout will be always in our memories, along with all our guests!
    Thankyou for a perfect day!

    Apton Hall's reply:

    Hi Kate,
    Ahh thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased you had the best day with us.
    Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day,
    Congratulations again from all of us at Apton Hall x
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    Emma B. Married on 04/03/2022
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    Incredible Venue, Incredible Staff, Dream Wedding Venue

    Lauren, Craig and Naomi are an absolute asset to this venue. They run a smooth, tight ship and the attention to detail is impeccable. Every little thing that I wanted was made possible and we had the day of our dreams thanks to this venue and the incredible people that run it.

    The price is outstanding for the service and you would be a fool not to consider this venue for your big day. Its picturesque, modern and rustic, the bridal suite and bedrooms are beautiful and the decor throughout the venue is fresh and immaculate. Apton Hall have a great planning protocol and leave nothing to be forgotten, all of our guests complimented on the staff, the venue, the gorgeous food. Thank you Apron Hall for making our day something we will remember for the rest of our lives.

    Apton Hall's reply:

    Emma, what a lovely review! Thank you so much :)
    We loved having you at Apton Hall, and wish you all the best in your married life together,
    From all of us at Apton Hall x
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    Fezad M. Married on 19/02/2022
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    Beautiful Venue

    We fell in love with the venue first time we saw it. The modern and stylish decor with the touch of a barn. The best thing about it is that the whole venue is just for you on the day.
    The service and flexibility of everyone was absolutely amazing. Lauren was fantastic during the whole time, keeping in touch with us and making sure our needs were met. Craig and Neomi was amazing on our wedding making sure everything went smooth with no mistake. All our guests had a really good time and still talking about the venue and the food.
    Thank you very much Apton Hall

    Apton Hall's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to host your wedding. From all the team at Apton Hall congratulations once again!
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    Robb G. Married on 18/02/2022
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    Stayed as guests, decided to get married there

    I could go on for hours about Apton hall. It’s perfect, they’ve thought of everything. It’s a well oiled machine, spotless, and has the most amazing staff. From start to finish you are looked after and never rushed. Even the morning after you feel like you still have the run of the place and aren’t pushed out to make way for the next. All the staff are friendly and professional, doing anything to make your day special.
    The food is also amazing, wide selection of drinks, overall great quality.

    Apton Hall's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words, we loved hosting your wedding. Many congratulations once again! From all the team at Apton Hall x
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    Beth Married on 05/02/2022
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    Thank you Apton Hall for the most amazing day!

    From the moment we went to view Apton Hall for the first time, the venue have been incredible. Apton Hall is a stunning place, but it is also so friendly and accommodating. Lauren, our wedding coordinator, continued to keep in touch to help us through the stresses of planning our big day, and would answer any of our questions quickly. The staff were always open to our idea's and flexible to however we wanted our day to be. The food at Apton Hall was one of the biggest hits of our wedding day, we've not stopped hearing from guests about how amazing the food was! They gave so many choices for us to make the menu perfect for us, and were flexible for our guests too. The overnight facilities at Apton Hall are all finished to such a high standard, and the venue itself is so beautiful that we barely needed any additional decor. Apton Hall has a wonderful, relaxed atmosphere and we knew from the outset that we wouldn't have to worry about a thing. We cannot thank Apton Hall enough for what they did to make our day as magical as it was, and we'd recommend them to anyone who would listen to us!

    Apton Hall's reply:

    Hi Beth & Sam,
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that you had the best day with us, and can't thank you enough for trusting in us to play such a big part! We wish you all the best in your married life together,
    Love from all of us at Apton Hall x
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    Jude A. Married on 07/01/2022
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    The best venue in Essex!!

    Our January wedding at Apton Hall was just perfection. The venue is stunning, which means if you are on a budget you don't have to spend thousands on making it look pretty. The wedding coordinators are amazing, they would bend over backwards for you and really make you feel like royalty throughout the whole process. Our wedding breakfast was the best food we have ever eaten, everyone had full, happy stomachs from the wedding breakfast through to the evening buffet. Thank you Apton Hall for making our day so perfect, from start to finish.
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    Jenny F. Married on 17/12/2021
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    Wonderful venue

    They made our day amazing nothing was too much trouble we were kept up to date with everything and even when we had to postpone during the pandemic they couldn’t have been more helpful I cannot recommend them highly enough

    Apton Hall's reply:

    Thank you so much Jenny and Peter, it was an absolute pleasure to host your wedding! Congratulations once again :)
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    Jon J. Married on 05/11/2021
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    Apton hall were amazing!

    We cannot fault Apton hall for their service. Everything from the planning, through to checking out the morning after was exceptional. Throughout they were helpful and flexible with our ever changing requests, and were extremely helpful with coming up with a first class dinner menu to accommodate our requests and budget, taking the time to cater for every individual food preference. We highly recommend Apton Hall as your wedding venue, and promise you will not be disappointed.

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