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Last update: November 2023

Nestled six miles from Colchester in Essex, England, Browning Bros Events offers their unique outdoor settings as a one-of-a-kind wedding venue space. This team specialises in glamping trips and luxury cabin retreats, allowing visitors to enjoy time among Mother Nature. From the rich orchard surroundings to the bell tent rentals, the setting will add a lush backdrop and quirky aesthetic to your dream wedding.


Facilities and Capacity
With its tranquil lake and peaceful meadows, Browning Bros Events is an ideal choice for couples seeking an open, outdoor setting to exchange their vows under the sun. The grounds feature two distinct event spaces to choose from—Chalkney Water Meadows and Teybrook Orchard—to bring your vision to life. For larger gatherings, the secluded Chalkney Water Meadows has enough space to host up to 180 guests. With the babbling river and tree-lined lake, your big day is sure to have a naturally romantic touch. Couples are welcome to host their ceremony on the willow tree pontoon or giant hat tipis for a boho-chic aesthetic. Also present are 20 spacious bell tents and two lakeside log cabins that can be used as get-ready suites and for relaxing overnight stays. If you prefer a more intimate setting, the Teybrook Orchard can easily host up to 120 guests at a time. Nestled in the centre of Teybrook Farm, the space features a mature fruit Orchard and 20-acre woodland to add a well-rooted touch to your big day. You and your loved ones can dine and dance under the marquee tent and spend a peaceful night in the bell tents, yurts, shepherd's hut, and converted grain silo.


Services Offered
As a pet-friendly venue, Browning Bros Events gives couples a chance to incorporate their furry friend into their wedding day. You will have exclusive use of the grounds to ensure that you can create your dream day from the ground up. Cocktail bars, fire pits, and DJ sound systems are some of the many onsite amenities to create an all-in-one experience. In addition, the team works with various trusted suppliers, from caterers to celebrants, to help you bring your dream theme to life.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Tipis and yurts
Unique weddings

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
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
Beautician

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Helipad
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
Pet-friendly
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Reviews for Browning Bros Events

4.9 out of 5 rating
Hitched Wedding Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
14 reviews
99% recommend it
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  • Value for money
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    5 out of 5 rating
Bethany
Bethany T. Sent on 23/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The Dream!

Wow, what a weekend! We cannot recommend Teybrook Orchard enough for a woodland wedding. We had the most incredible bespoke wedding and Becky made sure we had everything we needed without loads of restrictions. This venue allows you to be as creative as you want and design the wedding of your dreams. The service from start to finish was first class and nothing was too much trouble. The addition of Glamping extended the time we spent with loved ones celebrating. All of our guests commented on how amazing the venue was. It’s such a unique place and we have made some wonderful memories there.

Thank you so much Becky & Browning Bros team! We cannot wait to come back and make more memories.

Luke & Bethany x
Steven
Steven B. Sent on 06/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning Glamping Site perfect for a Festival Wedding

We had our wedding at Teybrook Orchard in July 2023. I can't recommend this venue highly enough. A truly magical setting. The ceremony area under the trees is beautiful, the marquee, kitchen and bar worked perfectly for our 100 guests, and everyone commented on how stunning the site is and how well done the showers, toilets and accomodation all are. The yurts and bell tents are beautiful and very comfortable - even for those guests not used to camping. We also made good use of the hot tub, firepit, swing and table tennis table, which kept the kids busy all weekend. Most impressive of all though was the support from start to end by Browning Brothers. Becky was great at handling all our guests accomodation bookings, all our many questions and walking us through what was needed on the day. On the day of the wedding we had the best team, led by Holly and Archie, who kept drinks flowing, made sure all the microphones and tech worked, co-ordinated with the caterers and did a thousand other tasks which left us free to enjoy the day confident all the logistics were in good hands. They were so friendly, so much fun to have at the celebration and so excellent at their jobs - and gave us far more help and support than we had anticipated getting from the venue. The whole experience surpassed our expectations from start to finish.
Holly
Holly B. Sent on 23/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An Amazing Oasis in the Essex Countryside!

We wanted a relaxed family focused wedding with all our accommodation on site. Chalkney Water Meadows provided a stunning private venue for a whole weekend where family of all ages could relax and enjoy the surroundings. Nothing was too much for the event team and everything ran like clockwork! The lodges by the lake were beautiful, and everyone loved the comfy beds in the bell tents. It was the most perfect day! The photographs were beautiful! A stunning venue for your wedding.
Rosie
Rosie H. Sent on 24/01/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Chalkney Water Meadow Wedding

We had the best weekend ever for our wedding at CWM. The space is so beautiful and none of the guests could believe it was hidden away there in Earls Colne.

The team were amazing, from the first email with Nat, to Becky answering many questions promptly and professionally. The team on the day, Meg and the bar staff were all so so wonderful and we couldn’t have asked for more- they really made the whole weekend feel so relaxing and like nothing was too much trouble.

The glamping tents and houses on site were excellent too, glamping tents were kitted out beautifully! Our guests loved being able to bring their own campers too to make a weekend of it.
Roos
Roos Sent on 24/01/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Beautiful location, great service.

Perfect location for our wedding. Everyone was friendly and helpful. We loved it that everyone could stay overnight and join us for breakfast.
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Donna F. Sent on 23/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional unique venue and service!

We had the most incredible wedding at Chalkney Water Meadows. It's the perfect place to be creative and create the wedding of your dreams. The staff were extremely accommodating and flexible and as excited as us about creating the perfect day. We hired the log cabins and Bell tents as accommodation for us and guests and it will forever be the most unique special memories we hold. I'd recommend this venue 100%
ADAM
Adam F. Sent on 20/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The only venue you need to book for your special occasion

This place is just WOW. Amazing setting and location. Such a beautiful day for us and Chalkney Water Meadows added so much to the wonderful memories we will cherish forever. The service from start to finish was first class and nothing was too much trouble. The addition of Glamping extended the time we spent with loved ones celebrating. Cannot recommend enough
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Sally M. Sent on 29/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic wedding venue - flexible, bespoke, unique

My husband and I got married at Chalkney Water Meadows in July 2022 and it was the most beautiful and perfect wedding we could have hoped for. The team at Browning Bros, especially the amazing Becky, provided the perfect balance of support without lots of restrictions and requirements. They helped us to create the informal, relaxed, homemade and unique event that we had dreamt of. Thank you so much!
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Will T. Sent on 15/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t be happier!

We couldn’t recommend Browning Brothers any higher - we had our wedding at Teybrook Orchard in July 2022. The setting is beautiful, with a lovely woodland area for the ceremony. The staff were all incredibly attentive, friendly and helpful. All of our guests commented on how amazing the venue was. It’s such a unique place and really made our day feel special. 10 out of 10!!
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Brittany T. Sent on 29/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Words can't describe this venue but I will try

Me and my husband got married at Teybrook Orchard May 2022, I can still not get over how perfect this venue was. As soon as we stepped foot on it we knew it was where we wanted to have our wedding. Becky was amazing and kept in touch with us throughout, from meeting us on site, taking us on a tour, explaining how everything would work on the day and keeping us calm with zoom calls and emails ensuring us everything would be smooth sailing. It was just that, I can't fault our day and people are still talking about how much the venue couldn't have been more of a perfect reflection of us as a couple. All the staff were polite and helpful, bar staff were attentive and fun. Thank you so much Browning Bros, we look forward to visiting again in the future, this will definitely be an anniversary spot for us🤍
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Claire A. Sent on 23/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic day!! Chalkney water meadows

We had always wanted an outside wedding, and if that’s you then browning bros is the place to do it!! The venue is just beautiful, big and well looked after. We had the venue Friday-Sunday and stayed in one of their cabins which was also perfect.

We chose chalkney water meadows over their other venue as it has the wow factor!!!
Guests all commented on how lovely this venue is, we were told the glamping tents
We’re comfy and warm.

The team are very laid back( which on the day is what we needed)

Bar staff are amazing, a real asset to the team.

We highly recommend browning bros & chalkney it’s just perfect especially if the sun is out!!


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Vicky C. Sent on 14/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Flawless!

We had the most wonderful wedding and wedding planning experience.
Felt supported and excited by the team throughout. Such a gorgeous venue! Would not change a thing!
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Heather Sent on 24/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Wedding Venue!

We got married at Chalkney Water Meadows & it was amazing!
Having our wedding here gave us the freedom to have exactly what we wanted down to every detail but without the full stress of organising everything alone!
The whole team at Browning Bros were amazing every step of the way & they made it our dream day!
The venue is stunning & we got married on the edge of the lake.
The log cabins are also beautiful & have hot tubs outside overlooking a lake too. We stayed here whilst our guests could glamp onsite.
This was great as having the venue for the whole weekend meant we could continue the celebrations the following day!
The venue is perfect for those wanting something unique & beautiful without the formal stuffiness we found in many places.
We could put our own mark on it & everyone said how incredible the day was, especially the venue.
I’d recommend the Browning Bros to anyone - the team pulled out all the stops & I can’t recommend them highly enough!
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Hollie W. Sent on 28/01/2023
4.4 out of 5 rating

The most perfect venue!

We got married in 2019 at Chalkney Water Meadows and it was beyond perfect! We wanted all our favourite people together for a weekend to celebrate, without having to think too much about the logistics behind making this happen. Browning Bros made this possible, the venue is so beautiful, and offers so much flexibility to make your day what you want. We have the best memories from this weekend!
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Events

28 Apr
Open Door

Wild Weddings with Browning Bros

In association with Main Event Wedding Shows, they will be opening their doors for everyone to come and view their beautiful Water Meadows setting.

Relax and enjoy the chilled vibe as you take a wander through the suppliers on hand to discuss your wedding requirements and talk to their Wedding Managers about your wedding vision.

Viewings will be available throughout the day together with some tasty treats from their recommended caterers.

They're looking forward to seeing you then

Date: From 28/04/2024 to 28/04/2024 Schedule 11:00 - 15:00
Place: Chalkney Water Meadows, Colchester, Essex
28 Apr
Open Door

Join them for a relaxing stroll through their beautiful Tey Brook Orchard.

Their doors will be open for you to come and view their charming intimate venue with Events Managers on hand to discuss your dream day and take you on a tour of their stunning grounds.

They're looking forward to meeting you.

Date: From 28/04/2024 to 28/04/2024 Schedule 12:00 - 15:00
Place: Tey Brook Farm, Great Tey, Colchester, Essex

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Tey Brook Farm, Great Tey CO6 1JE Colchester (Essex)
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