Barnston Lodge

Parsonage Lane, Great Dunmow (Essex) CM6 3NZ Map · Telephone · Website
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About Barnston Lodge

Barnston Lodge, Essex, is the ideal venue for a wonderful marquee wedding reception. With a stunning Georgian mansion in the backdrop and magnificent surrounding grounds, the tranquil venue is a timeless example of rural England – complete with surrounding paddocks, grazing horses and farmland.

As a family home, all guests to Barnston Lodge are made to feel relaxed and welcome from the moment they arrive. When you hold your wedding here, you will have exclusive use of the grounds for the entire day. Yours will be the only wedding taking place on the premise, allowing you and your guests to have a superb, private celebration.

Originally a cart lodge, the ‘Brew House’, complete with a large open fire, offers a ‘quiet room’ for some of your guests to relax in during the evening festivities. In addition, a variety of games can be arranged to take place on the lawn for your younger guests, while you enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of Barnston Lodge.

You can place the marquee wherever it suits you, offering you the unique opportunity to pick your own view. Barnston Lodge is a photographer’s dream; the backdrop of the lovely Georgian Mansion, glorious lawns and rose garden provide a delightful setting for your photographs. The lake, a haven for wildlife, is home to ducks and guinea fowl and boasts a charming jetty, ideal for photos. Unique aerial photographs are also available.

We have approved local wine merchants and caterers, but you are more than welcome to plan this yourself. We can also provide some guide prices for your catering on request. We do not insist that you use our own suppliers, and we do not charge corkage. We have even known guests to drive straight from Calais to Barnston with their wine requirements. Your wine can be stored in our cellar until you need it.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

  • Exclusive use available
  • Peaceful and secluded setting
  • Access to a private lake and jetty
  • Over 100 rooms available locally, from budget motels to Country Hotels
  • Conveniently located between Chelmsford and Stansted, within a short distance from A12, M11 and M25
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23 Reviews for Barnston Lodge

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  • Quality of the Service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for Money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
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    Mrs L. · Married on 07/08/2021

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    Amazing Service, Beautiful Venue

    As caterers, we see a lot of venues and work with all kinds of owners. The second I met Jane, the wonderful owner of Barnston Lodge, I knew we were in good hands. She is friendly, professional, proactive, hard working and utterly delightful. Today's wedding ran like a dream in the grounds of her charming Georgian house. The lawns were perfectly manicured, the flower beds were alive with colour and fragrance and Jane had thought of everything to make our job easier. Genuinely, I cannot think of a better place to hold your wedding.

    Sent on 07/08/2021
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    Grace · Married on 10/08/2018

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    Amazing!

    Barnston Lodge is the perfect wedding venue. Jane is extremely professional, helpful and kind. She made sure that the the days running up to and our actual wedding day ran smoothly and did everything she could to ensure we had the most wonderful wedding reception. She even allowed us to bring our three dogs to our reception. We are so pleased with how our day went and cannot praise Jane and Barnston Lodge enough. A massive thank you for giving us the day we always dreamed of!

    Sent on 15/08/2018
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    Daisy · Married on 24/07/2018

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    Thank you so much for everything you did

    Your help was invaluable and everyone said Barnston Lodge is a beautiful venue with a friendly home from home vibe. We can't wait to come back for our christening!

    Sent on 30/08/2018

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Barnston Lodge FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Unusual Weddings
    Stately Home
    Marquees and Tents
    Church
    Tipis and Yurts
  • Dining Options:
    Allows Private Catering
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Marquee Available
    Dance Floor
    Evening Reception Facilities
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted

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  • Parsonage Lane Great Dunmow (Essex) CM6 3NZ
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