Colville Hall is a simply stunning wedding venue that is the perfect place for your special day and up to 200 guests. Based in Essex, this unique group of thatched barns are situated around a picturesque courtyard setting and is a location rich in charm and history.
Colville Hall's unique selling point is that we have two barns. One for the Wedding breakfast - the Mill Pond Barn and one for the civil cermony or drinks reception - the Orchard Barn. Allowing everything to be set up in the morning and no turn around time keeping guest waiting for chairs and tables to be moved. Also in bad weather a drinks reception and group photographs can be held in the Orchard Barn - no one is left to panic and the venue is completely prepared for all weather types, making it a great choice for any season.
The ambience and tranquillity of Colville Hall is breathtaking. There are 10 acres of formal gardens with beautiful features that will make those picture opportunities even more special and romantic. We are licensed to hold civil ceremonies in our Orchard Barn and if you are planning a summer wedding then our two gazebos make a magical outside setting.
Enjoy a surreal and unforgettable wedding breakfast in the Mill Pond Barn with its 30 foot glass doors and views overlooking the elegant duck pond. The Cambridge Dining Company are Colville Hall’s exclusive catering partners and will provide an exquisite dinning service for your wedding day. The wedding planner we provide you with will help you choose from the range of fresh and seasonal British food, to find the right menu to suit your wedding party and budget.
The Old Dairy is a lovingly converted spot that is the perfect place for the bride and her bridal party to stay the night before the wedding subject to availability. With a seven foot mirror and large dressing room, you can get ready for your big day in the lap of luxury!
To view this spectacular venue for yourself, get in touch with our friendly team today - we'd love to hear all about your special day.
55 Reviews for Colville Hall
Recommended by 96% of couples
Emma C. · Married on 01/07/2019
A wonderful experience and a high end, exclusive venue
My husband and I had our wedding at Colville Hall in October 2018. I had extensive dealings with the venue in the lead up to our big day, and also some of their recommended suppliers. From day one Philippa and Carol were both been very responsive to emails, answering all of my questions promptly, meaning I haven't had to worry about chasing at all. This made my job overall a lot easier. Colville is a relatively new venue, so inevitably there are lots exciting things going on all the time. Even in the time between our booking and the wedding we saw the addition of some stunning fairy lights, which really worked well in the reception barn, more accommodation, and rethatching of the ceremony I am sure there will be lots of other well thought out inclusions as well post lockdown, which will just make Colville even more of a beautiful venue.Sent on 03/09/2020
I attended wedding fayres, plus an open day at the venue and all have been exceedingly well organised. We actually booked 2 of our suppliers from the fayre, and considered several others. You have the choice of a few catering companies- we tried 2 of them. It is clear the Philippa and her team have been very discerning in their choice of preferred caterers, whilst at the same time looking at all budgets. If you do want more of a budget menu, then you can do so, but equally there are some high end options. As Michelin star fans, having that option to tailor our menu was so important to our day!
The facilities at Colville are modern and new, whilst at the same time maintaining the stunning traditional barn feel. Clearly a lot of care has been taken with regards to the restoration project undertaken by Philippa and Richard, her husband. My sister is deaf, so light was always important for us, and the venue has this throughout- even in the ceremony barn, which has excellent lighting despite being a little darker (I believe since our wedding they have installed an additional window allowing a lot more light. The toilets are lovely and light- with a wonderful mirror that means you get to see both sides of your dress when you are in there. Something that seems so minor, yet is so important on the day. There are also disabled toilets should this be required. Outside you have beautiful grounds, which are well maintained, and offer great photo opportunities.
In terms of location, Colville really is in the countryside, but this means you have that feeling of exclusivity, and beautiful surroundings. It is also near to major towns and airports, which was quite important to us as we have a lot of overseas guests who will be flying in. Colville is an exclusive venue, and this is reflected in the price. However, we both felt their pricing is very fair for what you are getting, and for the overall standard of the venue.
Our actual wedding day went very smoothly. We had so many comments about how spectacular Colville was and how smoothly the day went. In fact, we had some people say it was the best wedding they had been to (including their own!) Unfortunately we had torrential rain despite the day before and after being bright sunshine so we didn’t get to make the most of the grounds. However, having the drinks reception in the ceremony barn actually, I think, worked better. If we were outside people would have wandered off and by having the drinks in the barn we all got to be together.
I definitely recommend anyone looking for a stylish and sophisticated venue to consider Colville. I wouldn’t hesitate to book if I were looking now. Thank you to all involved for making our day such a memorable one.
Carralyn W. · Married on 13/07/2021
Excellent Wedding Venue!
Thank you to Philippa and Claire for re-arranging our wedding dates with no extra charge.Sent on 13/10/2020
It has been a tough year for Venues and Brides with this Covid Pandemic so really appreciate your time, Support, understanding and patience.
Look forward to seeing you next year
Jan B. · Married on 21/11/2020
We would like to thank Colville Hall for there help during this Pandemic , they have moved our date free of charge and have been so helpful a understanding, we cannot wait to hold our wedding with them later this yearSent on 21/11/2020