Gaynes Park

Banks Lane, Epping (Essex) CM16 7RJ Map · Telephone · Website
31 reviews
4.9 out of 5.0
Starting at £4000
Number of guests 50 to 150
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About Gaynes Park

Gaynes Park is an elegant and stylish barn wedding and reception venue set in a historic private estate. It is approached up a long entrance drive through park and farmland with sweeping views over the London skyline. Just 10 minutes from the M25 and M11, Gaynes Park is one of the most beautiful exclusive use venues in Essex. From the moment you arrive you will be enchanted by the outstanding facilities, relaxed elegance and beautiful surroundings that Gaynes Park offers.

The Orangery, set within the walled garden, with its long garden ‘aisle’, was built on the site where a Victorian conservatory once stood. Its wooden beams and many windows create a light filled space and contemporary setting for your civil ceremony or partnership. Afterwards it is an ideal setting in all seasons for drinks receptions.

The listed Mill Barn is an impressive setting filled with natural light. Up to 150 guests can be seated for your wedding breakfast and up to 200 for the evening reception. It is supported by four old tree trunks, has floor-to-ceiling windows, a mezzanine level and a licensed bar and dance floor. Outside the Mill Barn, the open-sided Gather Barn provides a covered area where you can hold an outdoor civil ceremony or partnership, or have a barbecue in the evening.

The charming Apple Loft Cottage awaits your arrival and can be used before the ceremony to get ready in and at any point during the day to freshen up.

The Coach House, located nearby, is available for you and your guests, if required, on the night of the wedding. With 10 luxurious en-suite bedrooms and a stunning large reception area with comfortable seating and dining area to enjoy breakfast the next morning.

Gaynes Park are delighted to announce that they are now taking bookings for show rounds. To arrange your private show round, please call 01992 660329.

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Happy couple's first dance in The Mill Barn
Happy couple's first dance in The Mill Barn
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Gaynes Park
Brides dress hanging in the honeymoon suite
Brides dress hanging in the honeymoon suite
Bride and her father walking down the garden aisle
Bride and her father walking down the garden aisle
Romantic wedding ceremony in The Orangery
Romantic wedding ceremony in The Orangery
Set up for a wedding ceremony in The Orangery
Set up for a wedding ceremony in The Orangery
Drinks reception outside The Orangery
Drinks reception outside The Orangery
Happy couple taking a stroll in the gardens
Happy couple taking a stroll in the gardens
Bride with her father and bridesmaids
Bride with her father and bridesmaids
Happy couple taking a stroll in the beautiful grounds
Happy couple taking a stroll in the beautiful grounds
Happy couple taking a moment in the gardens
Happy couple taking a moment in the gardens
Happy couple taking a stroll in the gardens
Happy couple taking a stroll in the gardens
The Gather Barn
The Gather Barn
Happy couple outside the Gather Barn
Happy couple outside the Gather Barn
Set up for a wedding breakfast in The Mill Barn
Set up for a wedding breakfast in The Mill Barn
The Mill Barn decorated for a wedding breakfast
The Mill Barn decorated for a wedding breakfast
A happy couple taking a quiet moment
A happy couple taking a quiet moment
The Garden Pavilion in the beautiful grounds
The Garden Pavilion in the beautiful grounds
The romantic heart gate
The romantic heart gate
The Coach House accommodation
The Coach House accommodation
The Garden Pavilion lit up in the evening
The Garden Pavilion lit up in the evening
Happy couple's first dance in The Mill Barn
Happy couple's first dance in The Mill Barn
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Gaynes Park
Brides dress hanging in the honeymoon suite
Brides dress hanging in the honeymoon suite

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31 Reviews for Gaynes Park

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the Service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value for Money 4.9
  • Response time 4.9

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31 Gaynes Park Reviews
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    Luke S. · Getting married on 11/08/2022

    1.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      1.0
    • Responsiveness:
      1.0
    • Value for Money:
      1.0
    • Flexibility:
      1.0
    • Professionalism:
      1.0

    Shameful Wedding Venue Operator

    “I just want to echo Katie P's comments on the 05/08, we have had a very similar experience to her unfortunately.

    We pushed our wedding day back from August 2021 to August 2022. We have had our own enduring-nightmare dealing with Gaynes Park over numerous issues concerning our wedding.

    We know many friends who have been so impressed with their own venue & how they’ve dealt with Covid by offering the support & flexibility required to come to a joint solution. Gaynes Park have distanced themselves from us, we only communicate with a third party who is representing the venue. It’s abundantly clear they are putting their own financial interests first before any clients (Clients: any unfortunate couple who went with Gaynes Park throughout Covid)

    Gaynes Park have only offered us the option of getting married on a Monday to Wednesday in August 2022 even though we have been invoiced at a substantially higher rate (Sunday wedding). If we had of originally confirmed a Monday – Wednesday wedding we would have saved multiple thousands, yet due to Covid we are now expected to pay a small fortune to get married early in the week.

    To compound our frustration, there are 2 Thursday’s available in August 2022. Gaynes Park have informed us that these dates are for new bookings only. It’s a form of profiteering to manoeuvre postponed weddings from 2020 to an undesirable early weekday & expect us to put up with paying the original weekend (Sunday)rate!

    The venue has upset numerous couples (do some research online) and it appears, the few couples who managed to negotiate a compromise is those that have sought out legal representation. A few people I reached out to had signed into a non-disclaimer confidentially agreement with the venue (after initially posting negative reviews).

    It's a shame it's come to this, but Katie P is 100% correct, Gaynes Park have handled Covid so poorly & I would ask anyone considering getting married at this venue in future, to do some thorough online research prior to committing.

    Sent on 12/08/2021

    Gaynes Park's reply:

    Thanks for your feedback. As ever we take any comments seriously to learn for any improvements.

    During this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic over the last 16-18 months, we have strived and worked tirelessly to endeavour to work with couples fairly and unequivocally to accommodate their weddings effected by the pandemic with their first, second or even third postponements when their weddings have been effected by the UK Govt restrictions.

    Weddings in the UK after June 21st 2021 can take place with venue capacities lifted and post 19 July 2021 with NO Government restrictions in England in any form at all. As a result, we have been hosting and celebrating exclusive use weddings day after day, and it has been wonderful to witness the joy and celebrations for these couples marrying and to read their generous and appreciative comments from their wedding day.

    Wedding insurance companies will not cover couples to postpone their weddings should they so choose to after 21 June 2021 as there are no Govt restrictions on weddings in the UK.

    We understand it has been particularly difficult for couples with family in certain countries overseas.

    Where foreign governments have completely closed their borders for any travel to their nationals, we have made exceptional considerations to try and reasonably assist where possible.

    We have also installed and offered high quality live streaming to all couples guests who have been effected by the coronavirus for any of their guests unable to attend or indeed anyone they also wish to extend their wedding to be witnessed to.

    All the catering staff and venue have loved hearing all the wonderful feedback from the weddings taking place day after day since the restrictions have been lifted, both directly and from posted reviews.

    As discussed with you yesterday, if you wish to discuss this further we would be delighted to still call you on Monday as was agreed with you to discuss your upcoming wedding day. If you would like to discuss this further over the weekend, we would welcome your contact. Please can you email venue@gaynesparkestate.co.uk

    Have a lovely weekend.

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    Megan B. · Married on 13/08/2021

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Beyond our wildest dreams!

    We got married at this amazing venue on 13th August and I just have to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone involved. The day was more than we ever dreamt it would be, Donna and Victoria and all of the staff we absolutely out of this world with their support and kindness. The food was incredible, the atmosphere was amazing, people have not stopped raving about the venue and what an amazing day it was. Honestly our dreams came true and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day x

    Megan and David Batten xxx

    Sent on 23/08/2021
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    Carl · Married on 09/03/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of the Service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value for Money:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The whole day was terrific

    The whole day was terrific and so many guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to. We put a lot of effort into planning the day and the team did such a great job bringing it all to life for us.

    We wouldn't recommend a venue for the most important day of someone's life unless we had every confidence in it. We would not hesitate to recommend Gaynes Park as a venue because we know that any wedding held there would be fantastic.

    Sent on 15/05/2019

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Gaynes Park FAQ

  • Venue Type:
    Exclusive Use
    In the Country
    Unusual Weddings
    Historic
    Civil Ceremony Licence
    Barn
    Outdoor License
    Unique Weddings
  • Dining Options:
    Seated Meal Facilities
    Alcohol Licence
    Buffet Meal Facilities
    In House Catering
  • Evening Entertainment:
    Dance Floor
    Entertainment Licence
    Live Band Facilities
    Evening Reception Facilities
    DJ Facilities
  • Overnight Accommodation:
    Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
    Overnight Accommodation for Guests
  • Venue Staff Assistance:
    Wedding Coordinator
  • Other Features:
    Disabled Facilities
    Car Parking
    Confetti Permitted

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