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Essendon Country Club

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Menus from £150
80 to 250 Guests

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Menus from £150
80 to 250 Guests

Set in 400 acres of stunning Hertfordshire countryside, welcome to Essendon Country Club. Set over two levels, this expansive venue is the perfect place to host your wedding day.

When booking with Essendon, you will quickly discover that everything has been crafted to make you feel as special as possible on your wedding day. A light, airy, and charming oak framed 16th century Grand Barn is accessed through your own private entrance, allowing you the seclusion you need on such a momentous day!

Exclusively yours for the entirety of your wedding day, Essendon Country Club is licensed to host your civil ceremony or partnership. Held in the Grand Barn, you can say ‘I do’ to that special someone beneath the rustic beams, and with the light shining through the floor-to-ceiling windows!

For your wedding breakfast, the esteemed chefs at Essendon will be able to serve up a menu of deliciously bespoke food, created to suit your unique taste! Whether you want an extravagant banquet of British classics, or a more relaxed buffet, nothing is too much to ask!

Nestled away in such idyllic countryside, Essendon is spoilt for choice when it comes to gorgeous backdrops for your wedding photos! Take to a golf buggy with your wedding photographer to find that perfect spot that allows you to capture those first tender moments as a newlywed couple!

For more information on the kinds of weddings Essendon Country Club can host, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

  • Situated in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside, surrounded by 400 acres of private grounds
  • Exclusively yours for the entirety of your celebrations
  • Licensed to host your civil ceremony or partnership in their gorgeous Grand Barn
  • Completely bespoke wedding packages available for you to design
  • Delicious menu options to choose from, created by their esteemed chefs
  • Dedicated Wedding Manager on-hand to assist with planning

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Unusual Weddings
Civil Ceremony Licence
Barn
Unique Weddings

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
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

Venue Staff Assistance:

Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster
Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Fitness Centre

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Helipad
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome

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    Michelle W. Married on 06/11/2021
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    Best wedding ever!!

    We had the most amazing wedding at the Grand Barn (Essendon Country Club)! Such a fantastic venue and would highly recommend it!! From the first meeting to the big day, everything was super organised and professional. Jo, the venue organiser was the best and she was always there to answer our million questions hehe! The day itself went smoothly and we had a lot of compliments from the guests about how lovely the venue was, as well as the staff. Very happy indeed!
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    Jule Married on 22/02/2020
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    Truly the most wonderful day of our lives!

    We have had the most perfect wedding day we could have ever dreamed of at Essendon, and Jo and her team have gone above and beyond to make that happen. We had such a great gut feeling about Essendon the second we stepped out after our first show around, and our guts didn’t betray us! Where other venues treat you like wedding cash cows, the team at Essendon simply seem to find a lot of joy in helping you organise the most amazing party of your life, and this is what it has felt like from start to finish. With all the wonderful little steps in the process, from the food tasting (Oh my God, the food!!) all the way through to dropping off our things the week before the wedding, it almost felt like stepping into a good friend’s house towards the end. We felt like everybody perfectly understood our vision, all our ideas were always taken seriously, however silly they seemed, and the barn looked just absolutely stunning on our wedding day. The staff on the day were super professional, always a smile on their faces and the food was gorgeous. We cannot recommend Essendon enough, and some of our guests even dropped a comment that this has been the most enjoyable wedding they’ve ever been to :-)
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    Mr Married on 22/06/2019
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    The most amazing wedding

    We had the most AMAZING day. We could not have asked for more from this venue. The barn is so beautiful on the eye, the staff are fantastic and the food is excellent. Jo, the wedding manager is so lovely, and could not have done more to do more to ensure the day was a success. A big thank you to Jo and all the staff for making our wedding day so special.
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    Claire Married on 31/05/2019
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    Oh my goodness where do I begin?! I cannot put into words how incredibly thankful we are to you and your team at Essendon for helping to make our day so perfect last Friday. You were all simply amazing! Thank you for all of your efforts to ensure the day ran smoothly, so many of our guests have taken time to comment on how beautiful Essendon is and also on how well the wedding was ran! We literally had the best day and both get rather emotional every time we talk about it. We really appreciated all of the personal touches, the reassurance at each stage and the fact that you were so flexible in ensuring the tributes were just right. We feel lucky to have found Essendon as our very special venue - the most amazing wedding planner we could have asked for!
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    Annie Married on 24/05/2019
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    We had so many compliments on the venue. It looked stunning and we are so happy we booked with you!
    The food was amazing !! And again we had many compliments on the food,
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    Lauren Married on 04/05/2019
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    Thank you so much for everything, the day was absolutely perfect, despite the rain and the cold. The barn looked amazing!! Our guests kept telling us how beautiful the venue was and how amazing the food was.
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    Laura Married on 28/04/2019
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    Well what can we say.... firstly we literally can’t thank Essendon enough for everything you have done for us on the lead up to our BIG DAY but also how amazing you made our magical day! From all the pre-wedding meetings, heartfelt emails and personal touches on the day, you made the whole journey seem seamless! We had so much fun planning the wedding, and wouldn’t have had it any other way!
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    Daragh Married on 01/09/2018
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    We cannot put into words how grateful we are to Essendon for giving us the most amazing venue and wedding day!
    Right from the beginning when we were looking at venues, this ended up being the only venue we actually went to see because we fell in love with it straight away!
    We were worried that we would never be lucky enough to get married in such a beautiful venue so didn't want to get our hopes up, but you guys made this possible for us which we are just so grateful for.
    Every little worry or silly question I had was answered or I was reassured by you every step of the way which really makes a difference! There is nothing I would have changed about our wedding day all thanks to you and your team!
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    Kieran Married on 10/08/2018
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    There was not a second of it we would have changed. It was incredible!
    Largely that is down to your flawless planning and attention to detail throughout the planning and on the day itself. You made us feel so relaxed throughout and we never once felt there was any aspect unaccounted for or not under control. From the initial venue visit and planning meeting, to the ceremony and reception we have enjoyed every moment!
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    Monique Married on 21/07/2018
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    Firstly we just wanted to say that right from the start we knew we wanted to choose Essendon, as we not only fell in love with the venue, but also the way we were made to feel by you when we had our viewing. You really made us feel we were in safe hands and are a true credit to the company. We were not disappointed the whole way through the planning process, and couldn't have been happier with the decision we made.
    Arriving at the venue we were both stunned by how great it looked, and what an amazing job the team had done making our vision come together. We could just imagine the amount of work that went into ensuring everything was as it should be, and we're so pleased with it all!
    All the staffing were great, and actually I have to also specifically mention the food, it was amazing, and the staff serving were so incredibly polite and patient that even they made me feel special.

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