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Last update: November 2023

Apton Hall is an Award Winning 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 16 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.

ESSEX WEDDING VENUE OF THE YEAR 2023 - Essex Wedding Awards

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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:


Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Apton Hall

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157 reviews
100% recommend it
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Debbie C. Sent on 31/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic, Friendly & Professional Team

Apton was the 3rd venue we visited when deciding where to hold our vow renewal and we just knew the moment we were walking back to the car that this was going to be our venue. The service the team provide is exceptional and we never once stressed out about anything to do with the venue or the team that would be looking after us there. Everything was explained to us in finite detail, we were encouraged to visit more (by appointment) if we needed to and always received invites to the open days/evenings, supplier events and wedding fayres and this helped us to find virtually everyone who helped bring our day together. The couples taster evening was phenomenal and really did help us decide on our menu choices for our guests. We opted for the sit down wedding breakfast as we had nothing like this at our original wedding but Apton offer so many food choices, there really is something to suit everyone. Apton as a venue really does work to have everything in one place for the ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening entertainment as well as having the Dovecot bridal suite along with 7 onsite rooms for guests to stay and the standards are impeccable. We also hired the Meadow Cottage (airb&b) as you enter the approach to Apton for 3 family groups to stay in (this will no longer be available from 2024 I believe). There was a wedding at Apton the day before ours but when I arrived on our day you would never have known that as everything was spotless, our set up was in full swing and it was just all about our day.
The facilities are great, the food is amazing, the bar prices are reasonable and the team of people that work there are just fantastic, everyone we dealt with was so professional and it just shows what a fantastic set up Apton have. Throughout our planning process we mainly dealt with Lauren, which was fab as she was the constant for us during our 12 months of planning, always at the end of an email with support, answers and solutions, thinking of things we hadn’t thought of and would even respond to us on her days off! The rest of the team are just as great and it’s so nice to see a team of people working so well together and also good to constantly see the same people there every time we visited as this was important to us to not see a churn of different people because then you run the risk of the service and standards not being what they should. We definitely had nothing to worry about!
We’ve loved the last 12mths of planning, visiting Apton, meeting suppliers, catching up with the team there and bringing our dream day together and we’ll definitely miss it but we honestly cannot thank everyone there enough for what they did for us, everyone worked so hard to make our day what it was and always with a smile on their faces.
Thanks for everything and we wish you all a Happy New Year 🎊
Debbie & Ian xx
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Mr And M. Sent on 29/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Mr and Mrs Saich

We had an amazing wedding day thanks to the professionalism shown by Apton Hall staff. The day went smoothly, the food was amazing and the service provided by all staff was brilliant.
The coachhouse rooms were clean and tidy, along with venue and facilities.
All of our guests commented on the venue, food and staff.
Emma F. Sent on 09/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A* service from end to end!

We chose our venue as Apton Hall, having had an incredible reception there at our friends wedding! We had no hesitations, and booked the following Monday. We never looked back. The team are incredibly professional and sophisticated as well as human :)
We had the most incredible wedding in February 2024, only 11 months after the booked our date: the team were incredibly accommodating of our needs and made the entire process effortless to enjoy as a future Mr & Mrs to be from start to end. Thank you Lauren & the wider team for the memories,
Jade H. Sent on 24/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!

We got married at Apton hall 3 days before Christmas in 2023. It was everything we ever wanted and more. The venue is beautiful and staff and service is next to none. I would recommend this venue over and over again. 🥰
Georgie L. Sent on 21/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lives!!!

Our wedding day was nothing short of magical, thanks to the amazing venue and impeccable service from the team at Apton Hall. From the moment we stepped onto the grounds, we knew we had chosen the perfect place to celebrate the best day of our lives.

The venue itself is picturesque, surrounded by farmland and adorned with cosy farmhouse/barn decor that added a touch of elegance to our special day. The natural beauty of the surroundings, combined with the carefully curated details, created a romantic atmosphere that surpassed our wildest dreams.

The staff at Apton Hall played a pivotal role in ensuring the success of our day. Their friendliness, professionalism, and attention to detail were unparalleled. From the initial planning stages to the day of coordination, the staff went above and beyond to make us feel heard and supported. Every request was met with a smile, and their dedication to creating a seamless experience for us and our guests did not go unnoticed.

The food was amazing and a lasting impression on our guests. Each dish was full of flavour, fresh and filling.

The flexibility of the venue allowed us to tailor our wedding to reflect our personalities and preferences, ensuring a unique and personalised experience for us and our guests.

Our wedding day at Apton Hall was a dream come true.
Millie F. Sent on 05/11/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue!

We are SO pleased we booked Apton Hall for our wedding venue. From start to finish the customer service was excellent, everyone is so friendly and always there to answer your questions! The venue itself is absolutely stunning and was perfect for what we were looking for. They have loads of different suppliers they recommended which is also really helpful. Lauren and Hayley were always so kind and welcoming and we couldn’t fault the staff on our wedding day either. The food is delicious with so much choice to suit everyone! It’s not just your typical bulk cooked food, you can tell it’s expertly done.
The rooms are also gorgeous, so clean and all our guests that stayed remarked on how lovely they were.

Overall we cannot fault Apton Hall. All we wished is that we could stay their longer! We had a lovely day and will be recommending this venue to everyone.
Natasha C. Sent on 23/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue with highly personalised service

Apton hall were amazing, they made the day so easy, they were incredibly flexible with every element of the wedding, we really got to make it our own! Their service is very personal and we felt they handled everything so well. The venue is well looked after, amazing food, lots of options for personalisation at every opportunity. The guest rooms were beautiful, our bridal room was beautiful and everything was beyond perfect! They made us feel like royalty from start to finish and even beyond!
Louise G. Sent on 28/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

October 2023 Wedding

Apton Hall is a beautiful venue and we would highly recommend it for anyones wedding day ! The venue is well maintained with lots of different areas to take photos , the staff are all very friendly and willing to help, and the food is amazing. We received so many compliments from our guests on the food and also on how smoothly the day ran. Apton Hall has a wide range of options of types of food you can have , cocktails mixologists you can add on etc that every occasion there would be different. We hope to one day be invited back as guests so we can enjoy the venue in a different way!
Monica G. Sent on 26/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Apton - 5* service and class from start to finish

We got married at Apton Hall on 12.10.2023 and the venue, staff and experience for the best days of our lives was faultless. The whole planning process was smooth from the outside, we worked with Hayley and no ask or question was too much with quick replies. On the day Emma and Josh ran things so smoothly and all staff went the extra mile (even making one of our small guests some sweet potato mash ad hoc when his baby food went awol back at the hotel ! - nothing was too much an ask). The venue is spotless, so well maintained and beautiful. We had comments from a lot of our guests that the food was excellent, hearty and especially the vegeterian options some of the best food they have ever had. Thank you Apton - we wish we could do it all again. Monica and Alex
Sarah D. Sent on 25/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most amazing team for our day!

Wow - Apton Hall exceeded both our expectations by miles! The support from booking right up until the minute you leave is outstanding.
Lauren made sure every detail was covered and understood clearly, I don't think I heard the word no once. Emma on the morning of our wedding made our lives breezy and every single member of the team across the entire venue were faultless.

If we could do our wedding all over again we would pick Apton Hall everytime! Thank you so much for the best day of our lives!
Katie E. Sent on 03/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Married 19.09.23

Contact with everyone was amazing, kept us up to date with every step, Sent us lots of information and recommended suppliers which helped the planning process, on the day everyone was so lovely and helpful making sure it went smoothly, had absolutely no issues day of the wedding, and it is such a stunning venue and good value for money, could not recommend more, made my dreams come true!
Georgina T. Sent on 07/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

15th Sept 2023

Me and My husband got married at the beautiful Apton Hall. From the moment we sat down with Hayley our wedding planner to the day of the wedding it all ran so perfectly. All the staff were friendly and approachable and truly professional.
We really wanted to get married outside and fortunately the weather was on our side! Otherwise we would get married inside which is just as beautiful.
We, along with all our guests had the best day!
They catered to all allergies, which was amazing, we only had a few people who needed special dietary requirements but it felt seemless and everyone with dietary meals said how much they loved their food!!
Thank you so much for making our whole day so perfect!!! We couldn't of asked for anything better.

Love Mr & Mrs Thresher xx
Gerry C. Sent on 07/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding of the decade.

I write this as a very proud father of the bride.
For any father one of the greatest days of your life is to see your daughter happily married.
The whole wedding experience was exceptional.
The pre meal tasting was superb.
On the day the professionalism of ALL staff was well over and above anything else I have experienced. Having worked in hospitality for over 40 years I can honestly say this is the best hospitality,service and professionalism I have ever experienced.
Food was excellent, white wine well chilled and good quality red also excellent.
Service at dinner was again over and above and the staff knew the guests names and comments such as enjoy your beef James or hope you like your brownie Elizabeth made it very personal and guests felt special and valued. I have never experienced that in any 5 star restaurant or hotel I have stayed in, this was personal service at its best
I cannot think of 1 item to complain about and I can complain.
You all did an excellent job which I am very proud of and you should all be so proud also.
I can say hand on heart the day was the best.
Thank you for making my daughter's wedding the best ever.
One very proud Dad
Lauren C. Sent on 28/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Out of this world - better than we could have imagined

Everything was above and beyond
Stunning grounds and decoration
Izzy from dinner service phenomenal
Lauren Emma & Josh superstars
Daisy B. Sent on 25/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding

We got married in the 10th August and our day was magical. The venue itself is stunning but what really sold the venue to us was the flexibility in which you do not get at other venues and to be able to choose what your money goes on.
The venue really catered to all our needs and the whole day ran really smoothly.
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Apton Hall Real Weddings

Jon & Becky
75 photos · 28/09/2023
Sophie & Sam
13 photos · 26/02/2022
Lizzie & Robb
17 photos · 18/02/2022
Vicky & Joe
55 photos · 25/09/2021



24 Apr
Open Door

Open Evening - 5 pm until 8.30 pm.

Look around their award winning venue and accommodation all set up and dressed as it could look on your wedding day. Their brand new dressing room will be open to view for the first time which will give you access from 8.30 am on the morning of your wedding!

They hope to see you and talk all things weddings!

Date: From 24/04/2024 to 24/04/2024 Schedule 17:00 - 20:30
Place: Apton Hall, Apton Hall Road, Rochford, Essex

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