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Last update: November 2023

Creeksea Place, located in Burnham on Crouch, Essex in England, is a romantic, fairytale wedding venue. The stunning 16th-century Tudor mansion offers an ideal setting for special events. When you plan your wedding at Creeksea Place, you get to enjoy exclusive use of the venue. You and your guests can have a relaxed, private celebration with the undivided attention of the dedicated wedding team. The experienced event manager can be on hand every step of the way to ensure everything is as you envisioned.

Facilities and Capacity

You have the choice of multiple locations within Creeksea Place for hosting your civil ceremony. The Panelled Room, Music Room, and Regency Room are well suited for indoor vow exchanges. If you have your heart set on an outdoor service, the Tudor Garden, Walled Garden, and orchard each boast spectacular surroundings. The team can accommodate up to 200 seated guests during the day and an additional 150 for your evening reception. The seventh licensed area is the beautiful floating gazebo on the lake. You can then have a relaxed drinks reception in the walled garden or on the lawn, which boasts stunning views across the lake and Victorian Bridge. For your wedding breakfast, you can dine and celebrate in a wonderful garden marquee. The silk-lined marquee boasts views of the stunning house and across the grounds. This location within the venue is the ideal place to appreciate how elegant the venue looks at night as well. The team illuminates the house with spotlights, oil burners, and candles when the sun sets, giving the venue an enchanting atmosphere.

Services Offered

The staff is eager to show couples around Creeksea Place. If you would like additional details or would like to arrange a visit, they encourage you to get in touch with them. For your convenience, the stately venue offers catering and bar services for your big day, overnight accommodations, and more.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
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:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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100% Recommended by couples
Tafadzwa M. Sent on 18/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Wright!

We knew Creeksea would be the venue for us when we first happened to see pictures of the Manor and grounds online some years ago. From the moment we arrived for our appointment to meet with Claire who was helpful, friendly and flexible to try and make our day exactly as we wanted it. We kept in contact with Claire for any questions and checking ideas until we were allocated Carly as our coordinator. Carly was absolutely wonderful, answering texts and calls whenever things came up and reassured us to no end about the weather! Carly’s knowledge of the venue and talking to us, helped plan a really good day and we were so well taken care of by the team at Creeksea who linked in with our vendors so seamlessly.

We had never seen the venue in summer/sunlight before our wedding day and we were absolutely blown away with how gorgeous Creeksea is. Everything tied together and Carly kept us both so calm and relaxed throughout. Every guest we spoke to commented on how beautiful the venue is and how everything was just perfect, with one person asking “can you do this every week?”. If we could, we would. We cannot thank everyone enough and will remember the day forever.
Thank you again.
Rob C. Sent on 31/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful grounds and wonderful staff!

Had our wedding her on Thursday and despite the outbreak of rain, the team made alternative plans to accommodate us and our guests! Had a wonderful night, thank you to all the team for helping us coordinate our day effectively!!!
Emma W. Sent on 31/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding review 23/06/2023

Wow !!!! Everything was absolutely gorgeous the grounds , the bridal cottage, the exquisite Manor House. Every expectation was met by Claire, Michelle And of course John Paul . The planning was spot on and we’ll taken care of . We asked lots and lots and lots of questions and everything was answered. All recommendations from food to fireworks to dj flowers and balloons all were exceptional. The team at Creeksea really do go above and beyond. We could not recommend any higher than we do . They worked within our budget and delivered everything to the T with all our requests. A truly beautiful location and absolutely lovely team , if there was a fairytale godmother for weddings Creeksea is it !!! Love Emma and Grant Wylde
Sacha M. Sent on 04/09/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Creeksea is quite simply the hidden gem in Essex!

From the very first viewing back in October 2018 to our big day in July 2022 Claire and her team at Creeksea have been fantastic. Claire is always a text, call or email away and responds promptly and answers any pending questions and resolves any concerns straight away. Due to the pandemic our wedding changed dates 3 times! Claire was very understanding and never asked for extra money for pushing back the date multiple times as we simply could not have had the 150 people wedding we had been planning under the restrictions between 2020-2021. We finally did have our BIG day on Saturday 2nd July 2022 and it was perfect!
We really felt like Claire cared about our day and she even dropped by on our day when it was her day off which was really sweet. We were Creeksea's longest awaiting Mr & Mrs due to the pandemic from when booking to actually having our big day.
The supplier's booked through Creeksea were all amazing too. Shout out to Angie at Limeberry Events (caterers) who were lovely! With the date change multiple times she kept to the original quote price and we didn't feel stitched up. She even organised for her Bar Manager at the Restaurant they operate from to meet us at our Church (which was opposite the restaurant) with two glasses of prosecco before we headed off in our wedding car to our reception venue at Creeksea. This was a lovely touch! And when we arrived for the canapes she kept a few canape options to one side for us to eat before they were all gone. She really did go above and beyond. Thank you Angie!
Ian and James the House DJs and Love Letters suppliers were fab too. Music was brilliant and the dance floor was busy all night!
The waiter staff who helped bring the food out were very polite and great too. So were the bar staff!
We were even allowed to bring in our own boxes of crisps and sweets from Costco and leave at the side of the bar in the evening which was a great hit!
In terms of value for money we gave a 4* but that is only because of the insurance policy Creeksea have in place where if you want to invite children to your wedding you have to use a Nanny service. We had 15 children (incl 5 babies) at the wedding and all of whom were immediate family or neices and nephews (so how could you not invite them!) and the cost for the nanny service was £490 for 1x Snr and 1x Jnr Nanny. We appreciate the man made lake at the bottom of the back lawn isn't gated off but the Nanny's (who were new to Creeksea) didn't seem like they had been qualified for long. They seemed overwhelmed parent guests were saying and tried to keep to watching 2-3 kids at a time. My husband (The Groom) took our 1 year old who was asleep in the pram to the Snr Nanny and asked when the baby woke to come and find him and he'd take over. Apparently the Nanny stared at him blankly and said, 'how will I find you?' and his response was 'i'll be next to Sacha.' She looked a bit flush by the comment and to be honest she should be. We had only met the two nanny's a month before our big day for the final meeting so she would have remembered his face at least and perhaps not his name. We just thought this was a bit unprofessional but not necessarily a bad reflection on Creeksea. We just don't see the point in the Nanny service and feel that perhaps Creeksea should just say they are a child-free venue if that is their real motive to put a Nanny service in place in the first instance.
On another note, I didn't notice as I was using the house disabled loo but guests informed us that the port-a-loos didn't work all the time throughout the day. Not sure if its a plumbing error but with 150 people sharing 3 loo's it can be carnage!
Additionally, the weather was sunny with a bit of cloud and averaged 23 degrees. As we were using the Marquee for the wedding breakfast due to our large number of guests we found that the space was used really well! The only down side was the top table being placed to the right of the marquee as you walk into it as the sun was beating down on our backs and I (the bride) fell ill with heat stroke. I only had a chance to eat my starter before I fell ill. probably due to being overwhelmed too to be fair but Megan (our coordinator for the day) did her best in providing electric fans for the top table but it did seem like a more permanent A/C machine would have been a good purchase for Creeksea considering it is currently a Summer Wedding Venue only. Due to me feeling unwell the caterers delayed the mains which did delay the reception start time by an hour (which didn't matter too much) but also meant our couples photos were delayed and we started to lose the light for our photos which was a shame. But aside from that the owner also went above and beyond and drove into the local town to buy me some lucasade and after drinking that I felt much better. The rest of the day ran smoothly. The coordinators helped move all of our items, flowers, card post box and presents into the bridal cottage before the night ended which really helped so we could just go to bed and relax after such a long day. The continental breakfast was just what we needed too. A really comfortable beg and nights stay, with decor in keeping with the Tudor era. We thought the bathroom in the bridal cottage could do with a revamp though. I hope there doesn't seem like too many negatives on here but the day truly was amazing and we are so grateful to Creeksea for allowing us to have a big day there. Our last bit of advice to couples is that, our wedding was quite early - 12pm in Chelmsford and then welcome drinks from 2pm and last song played at 12.30am (as we paid for late licence). If you have a 12-2pm wedding on site, don't worry about a late licence. Especially if your guest numbers are less than 150! Half our guests left by 11.30/12 and the last 30 mins of the night had about 20 people in the marquee. I would save that £500 for that extra hour if we could do it all again. Hope this review helps Creeksea gain more bookings and also helps couples with some decisions they will need to make once booked. We look forward to visiting Creeksea one day soon for an afternoon tea! Perhaps our One Year Anniversary! Love, Sacha & Luke Murphy x
Frances D. Sent on 30/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding

We got married at creeksea place at the end of July. We had the most amazing day!
The venue is absolutely beautiful and the grounds are amazing. With 3 different places outside to marry you are spoilt for choice it’s so hard to pick what part as all are stunning!
The creeksea team are such a good helpful bunch. As this was my first time planning a wedding I wasn’t really sure what I was doing but they were always at the end of a phone call or email they were so helpful. The caterers that they work with are also very good. Food was lovely all our guests commented on it. And the DJ that was supplied through creeksea was great.
The wedding packages they do are very handy because most of the things you need to plan a wedding is included in there package e.g food, Dj etc. our day went so smoothly it was amazing a day to remember. If anyone wants a summer garden wedding this is definitely the place to go!
I always wanted a garden wedding with a beautiful marquee and that’s exactly what creeksea gave me!
Danielle D. Sent on 18/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Gem of a place with exceptional Staff

My Husband and l absolutely fell in love with this wedding venue the 1st time we visited there. Its a stunning venue and truly is a hidden gem and brings happy emotions every time I see it. To top off such a stunning venue. I have to send massive compliments to all the staff. They make Creeksea extra special. From the day we put a deposit down to book our special day, until after our wedding day the Management have been the other end of the phone whenever we needed them, day or night. On the day every single staff member was on point they were attentive, friendly and almost felt like family.
Being an older couple in our 40's we booked a twighlight wedding package which was great value for money. This included street food which all our guests and us absolutely loved was so tasty and worth the money. Even the DJ was great that came as part of the package. He was in contact prior to our big day and tailored the music exactly to our preferences. We did spend more on some optional extras, like drink packages, lanterns etc but all still within our budget.
The best wedding venue by far around in my opinion and my guests couldn't believe how great Creeksea was too.
We definitely be re visiting at some point for a stay out of wedding season.
5 star + venue by far.
Sarah P. Sent on 04/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

An unforgettable place!

We instantly knew we were going to book Creeksea when we stepped through the entrance gates. A beautiful Tudor red brick building which felt hidden amongst tall enveloping trees. The perfect setting for our English fairytale wedding! Moving into the orchard we were again blown away by the intimate peaceful nature of this venue with rabbits wondering the grounds and the simple sound of birdsong to keep us company. In the lead up to our day Carly, Claire and the rest of the team couldn’t do enough for us. Responding to questions so quickly and giving us their experienced advice which meant we got the most out of our day. They were also very accommodating with requests such as including a ring warming ceremony (which we decided on three days before the wedding day!) and an outdoor sparkler last dance under their fairy-lit trees, a standout highlight from our day! We were originally drawn to Creeksea for its stunning natural beauty but now see the true gem of this place are the people that work there. We can’t wait to return for future anniversaries and already feel a part of the Creeksea family.
Mr & M. Sent on 16/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fairytale Day

We had our day last Saturday 11/6/22, Wow Claire and the team are amazing, we could not of asked for more, nothing was to much trouble, we had an amazing day at this beautiful venue, our guests could not believe how beautiful the venue is.
If you get the chance to have a look at this venue please do, it really is a hidden gem with a fantastic team to give you the fairytale day xx
Rebeca T. Sent on 29/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

In one word: PERFECT

I’m speechless... There are no words to say how wonderful and excellent was everything and everyone. Thank you so much!
Gina B. Sent on 16/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Helpful, reliable and reassuring

Claire, Carly and the Creeksea Team were amazing from start to finish. Nothing was too much to ask and they really helped take the stress and anxiety out of planning. It was the day of our dreams, thank you so much!
Jemma L. Sent on 15/08/2021
3.6 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue

Very helpful, well-informed staff both before and during the wedding. In particular, the catering, bar staff and DJ were all excellent, and helped to make the day special for our guests. The venue itself is stunning, and ideal for beautiful wedding photographs.
Kirsty D. Sent on 03/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The best day of our lifes!

I cannot praise this venue enough for our special day on the 18th August 2021. Claire and her team are absolutely fantastic and have been on stand by since the day we booked our wedding up for any questions or queries. The day went perfectly from start to finish. I would highly recommend this venue and their catering service they provide, the food was delicious with so many compliments from our guests. Our guests said it was one of the best weddings they’ve been to!!! So if your looking to get Married this is the venue to do it at!!
Hiranya Sent on 02/10/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Gracious, individualised and flexible

We planned a last minute lockdown wedding in 20 days. From the start, Claire took the time to understand our needs and values. She kept us up-to-date with any developments, and asked all the important detail questions. She and her team were very gracious on the day, flexible to changes in the weather (!) and took the trouble to treat us as individuals. As a nontraditional couple, we were quite anxious about the whole process and deeply appreciated this. Our celebration of marriage in The Orchard was intimate, authentic and magical. We loved being surrounded by the natural world, lush gardens and quirky statues. A very special place.
Dailia Sent on 01/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The Wedding of our Dreams

First of all, thank you to everyone involved in creating the wedding of our dreams!

We are so grateful and appreciate all the work and support that went into our day and we couldn't have felt we were in better hands, so thank you. You made us feel like part of the Creeksea family and we'd love to stay in touch with you and be back soon for a visit.
Charlotte Sent on 01/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Everyone was so lovely professional and hard worki

We cannot thank you enough for all of your efforts in the build up and on the day of our Wedding. Everyone was so lovely professional and hard working- even on the hottest July day on record!
We had such a perfect day and so many of our guest commented on how stunning the venue is. Thank you so much.
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