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Last update: April 2024

Blake Hall Weddings is a historic wedding venue located in Ongar, Essex. Set in two glorious 17th-century Essex barns, this venue is a dream come true steeped in history. Situated near central London, this venue is easily accessible to your guests and within minutes of the M25 and M11. Celebrate your love with your nearest and dearest, surrounded by vibrant gardens and woodland features. Blake Hall's top-quality facilities, brilliant staff, and gorgeous views blend to create unforgettable experiences.

Facilities and Capacity

Blake Hall Weddings is licensed for civil weddings and partnership ceremonies, meaning you can plan the day of your dreams in this stunning location. The Essex Barn can seat up to 150 guests for a wedding breakfast or 200 for an evening reception. The venue holds all the traditional elements from its history yet combines them with modern amenities to create an amazing experience. The backdrop of greenery and florals that this venue is set on make for the perfect photo opportunity. You can host your ceremony or reception in the lovingly restored Hay Barn or outside under the canopy of the Old Saddlery. After your festivities, rest and relax in The Old Couch House, a gorgeous property that can sleep 6 and is available to you the night before your wedding. Alternatively, you and your partner can spend the night in the Stable Cottage after your big day and delight in the elegant interiors. The newly converted stable block offers three further bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a private terrace for your family and friends to stay the night of your wedding.

Services Offered

The team at Blake Hall Weddings is passionate about creating one-of-a-kind experiences in this stunning setting. Their top priority is ensuring your day is run as imagined and smoothly. They are highly experienced and understanding and will work closely with you to bring your vision to life.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Historic
Barn
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Hairdresser

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
Horse baraat permitted
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Reviews for Blake Hall Weddings

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Shona W. Sent on 16/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The dream team at Blake hall

To Natalie, Dave, Shannon and everyone at Blake hall

We Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you all did for us to make our wedding day at Blake hall so special on the 14th April.

Rob and I had the most amazing day and we can’t thank you all enough for all your hard work and help to make the day a roaring success.

Everyone said how beautiful the venue was, how delicious the food was and a great day really was had by all.

You guys are the dream team, you really do go the extra mile with all the extra touches and we are so grateful for everything you all did to make our day so stress free, enjoyable. We loved every minute of it!

We will be highly recommend you to everyone we know. And hope one day to come back to Blake hall in the future for someone else’s wedding so we can enjoy another amazing day.

Many thanks and best wishes to you all,

from Shona and Rob McPherson
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Nahid Sent on 29/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you Blake Hall for a fabulous experience

I couldn’t find how to leave a star rating it I would definitely give a 5 star rating I can’t recommend Blake Hall more highly. My daughter got married here last Saturday and it was amazing, all the guests had a wonderful time and everything ran very smoothly. The accommodation on site was great, the venue was beautiful, the food was very tasty and Austin and the rest of the staff were very friendly, polite and accommodating which all helped to make the day magical. Thank you Blake Hall for a fabulous experience.
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Lauren Sent on 29/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Honestly the most perfect venue

We got married here on 07/09/19 and it was honestly the most perfect venue. Right from the get go Austin was incredibly supportive and answered my MANY questions. Dave and his catering team were great, we've had great feedback from guests about the food and there was a good range of choices. The staff on the night couldn't have looked after us any better and kept checking in to see if there was anything we needed. It's such a beautiful venue, everything is well kept, gardens are just stunning. We were hoping to get married outside but having the option of the Haybarn completely took the pressure off when the weather wasn't quite warm enough on the day. I wish we could do it all again!! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Katy Sent on 26/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Words cannot describe

Words cannot describe how amazing our wedding day was & that’s all thanks to Austin and the Blake hall team. Nothing was too much bother and I simply cannot fault them. Thank you again. Katy & Karl 06.09.19
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Anonymous Sent on 26/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Everything about the wedding was perfect

We got married at Blake Hall on the 12th August 2019. The grounds, including gardens and barns, are beautiful and was an easy decision to chose BlakeHall. We met with Austin for a tour initially and had numerous communication with both him and Sarah to the lead up. The communication was polite and professional with all questions answered. We got married in the barn as loved the room, we had a harpist and the barn was decorated with flowers so looked / sounded amazing, there is also the option to get married outside but after seeing inside the barn we both loved it.
There is the brides cottage where Samantha and her bridesmaids stayed the night before again the house is designed for the girls which they loved staying at the venue the night before.
The day went amazingly with Dave Smith and his team providing the most amazing food. I walked around to speak to guests during the meal and the food was a great hit. When speaking to Dave and thanking him on the evening he told me that several had already praised him personally for the quality of the food. We were very pleased with the food provided.
Everything about the wedding was perfect and was exactly, if not more, than what I was hoping for. Speaking to Austin on the lead up he also allowed us to have our dog attend after the ceremony to be part of family photos and numerous other suppliers to attend to feature.
Thanks to Austin and all involved at Blake Hall for all that you did and provided for our day. Lovely to see photos taken by you of our day on your Facebook page. Kind Regards Mr & Mrs Mullis.
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Katie Sent on 26/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Most magical day ever!

Well where do I start with Blake Hall, Anthony and I got married here on 5th August and it was the most magical day ever! Everyone was so complimentary about the amazing venue. Austin, Corrine and the rest of the team are amazing and made the day run smoothly. Dave is a “ledge” and the food was absolutely delicious and even put up with my 1000’s of questions. Thank you so much??
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Sharon Sent on 26/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, professional, friendly and attentive team

Beautiful venue, gorgeous surroundings and the most amazing, professional, friendly and attentive team.

The food provided by Waters Edge Catering was delicious. Dave and his team looked after us very well & were very friendly, helpful, professional and efficient.

Austin, Dave and Corinne helped make my daughter’s day the most special day of her life and went ‘above and way beyond’ on the day.

Thankyou one and all. We received a 5* service, from booking to morning after, and I cannot recommend this venue enough.

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Samantha Sent on 26/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning

The venue is stunning and the staff at Blake Hall are so kind, polite and fun and they couldn’t have helped more. We all had the best day! Thank you all so much.
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Carol Sent on 26/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Special memories

The staff there attend to your every whim and work very hard to make your day special.. My son Mark and his wife Emma have all those special memories logged now and will be talking about it for the rest of their lives. Everything went like clockwork giving the bride and groom a chance to actually enjoy their special day. XX
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Emma Sent on 08/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

What a venue!

What a venue! From the moment we saw it we fell in love, the grounds, the barn, everything is just beautiful! If that wasn't enough, the team are fantastic. Not only did the beauty of the venue attract us, it was the fantastic, friendly team from the get go! Nothing was too much trouble and they couldn't do enough to help - the friendliest team we came across (and we had looked at alot of venues before we found Blake Hall!) We had the best day and the team played such a big part of it - we cannot thank them all enough!! Our day was perfect and we loved every minute of it! So many people complimented on how beautiful it was and the amazing food! Thank you so so much - if you're thinking of booking Blake Hall - do it!! It will be the best decision you make!! :)
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Sharon Sent on 08/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

I cannot recommend this venue enough

Beautiful venue, gorgeous surroundings and the most amazing, professional, friendly and attentive team.

The food provided by Waters Edge Catering was delicious. Dave and his team looked after us very well & were very friendly, helpful, professional and efficient.

Austin, Dave and Corinne helped make my daughter’s day the most special day of her life and went ‘above and way beyond’ on the day.

Thankyou one and all. We received a 5* service, from booking to morning after, and I cannot recommend this venue enough.
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Madeleine Sent on 25/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best. Venue. Ever.

Best. Venue. Ever.

Cannot recommend Blake Hall highly enough - the staff were fantastic from the get go with emails and literally any questions being answered within a day.

The food was absolutely amazing, great portion sizes and we had so many guests comment on how good it was.

Nothing was too much trouble for the team - we'd do it all again if we could! ????
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Fiona Sent on 26/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Staff went above and beyond

The most breathtaking venue for a wedding the cottage we stayed in the night before the wedding was perfect staff went above and beyond to make the wedding perfect for my sister and brother in law. The barn is beautiful and the whole experience and beautiful grounds set the scene for a perfect ceremony from start to finish it was so well thought out, modern and romantic. Thank you Blake hall weddings!
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Kathryn Sent on 26/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Breathtaking

Wow what can I say about Blake Hall... this was our perfect Wedding venue!
I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to all of the staff at Blake Hall who made our day so perfect! It ran so smoothly and I felt so calm and relaxed throughout the day because of their hard work, organisation and attention to detail. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting, the grounds, the accommodation and the barns were just breathtaking and so many of our guests kept saying how beautiful it all was. We will never forget our perfect Wedding day at Blake Hall, thank you for making it so special ??????????
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Louise Sent on 20/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

All I can say is wow!

We had our wedding at Blake Hall on 19th April 2019 and all I can say is Wow. From the minute we saw Blake Hall, my Husband and I fell in love with it and decided to have our wedding there. The venue is absolutely beautiful, and has been so well looked after. The gardens are stunning and the house you can stay in the night before is so cute and well laid out for the Bride and bridesmaids to get ready in. The level of service at Blake Hall is also brilliant - from the start Austin and Dave were the absolute best! From answering our questions, to talking about the menu and being so accommodating, letting us visit Blake Hall several times to work out the set up, and then on the day just being absolutely brilliant! They were both around to help out, with Dave making sure that my husband and I got to eat (even wrapping up some bacon rolls for us to take back that evening!), and Austin keeping the day running smoothly. The food on the day was lovely, and everyone has commented on what a lovely venue it is, and how nice the food was! They really go above and beyond to make your day special. We really cannot fault anything at Blake Hall. Even the cottages that you can stay in after the wedding are beautiful. It felt like being on holiday staying here! Also a big thank you to Natalie for all of her help on the day and for making everything work seamlessly! We really cannot recommend Blake Hall enough, thank you for all your help and for making our day so special and one we will always remember. Xxx
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