Weddings

Gaynes Park

Epping, Essex View map
Rating 4.9 out of 5
   32 reviews
Starting at £4,000
50 to 150 Guests

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Starting at £4,000
50 to 150 Guests

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
Pets Welcome

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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Luke S. Getting married on 11/08/2022
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    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.

    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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    Chloe C. Married on 27/08/2021
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    The Best Day 😍

    Not only is Gaynes Park a stunning venue, but the hospitality and the way you treated our wedding party and guests was second to none. From the moment that our original wedding was cancelled and we chose Gaynes as our new venue we knew we made a good decision, but the effort and fine detail they went to on the day was just unreal. More than we would or could have expected.

    We also want to say a Massive shout out to Chloe who made our entire day run smoothly and wasnjusy so incredible, and also a massive shout out to Donna, who not only helped the guys get ready, but made lunch for our niece and nephew and even helped get our neice in her dress, and then still went above that and helped a desperate Best Man with crying toddler during the ceremony. We truely are so grateful for the day they gave us - it was the best day of our lives and one that we and our family will have in our hearts forever, after everything we have all been through in the last year, we smashed it! Best Venue, Best Team, Best day EVER! would not change a thing! THANK YOU SO MUCH
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    Megan B. Married on 13/08/2021
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    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
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    Carl Married on 09/03/2019
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    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.
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    Corinna Married on 07/10/2018
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    Best day ever

    I cannot thank Gaynes Park enough for their service before, during, and after the wedding. We saw the venue three times in total before the wedding. We visited once and then again to book and then once more for the food tasting.

    They were always in contact with us when we had any last minute questions or concerns about how our day would go. The team at Gaynes Park and their caterer Galloping Gourmet made our day fantastic, helping every step of the way from getting ready in the Apple Cottage to walking down the aisle, to the speeches. They all knew what they were doing even when me and my bridesmaids were goofing off and weren't always sure what to do.

    The venue is stunning, the staff helpful and the food delicious. Wish I could relive my day again, but the memories will last me a lifetime.
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    Mark Married on 08/10/2017
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    It all was just a dream

    I honestly cannot think of anything that could have made our day better. From the early days of consulting our wedding day with lovely Yvonne right up to the big day, our coordinators did an incredible job of making the whole day flow freely and without any worries, making sure that we were catered to as well as every single one of our guests, it all was just a dream. Everyone at Gaynes Park, from the Event Planners, to the catering staff, to the waiters, to the coordinators, all do such an amazing job and they all should be recognized.
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    Danielle Married on 26/09/2017
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    It was just amazing

    Our day really was just so perfect, it was just amazing, I’m so so pleased we had Chloe she for me made my wedding day flow so brilliantly – I felt I clicked with her from the beginning and I had so much trust in her. Can’t thank Chloe enough x
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    Gemma Married on 21/07/2017
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    Absolutely perfect

    Our experience was absolutely perfect and we wouldn’t change a thing. The staff, the venue, the food and drink all made our day perfect. Our friends and family still talk about our day and the service they received.
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    Victoria Married on 24/06/2017
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    An amazing venue

    Gaynes park is an amazing venue, the staff are fantastic and have been an absolute pleasure from start to
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    Emily Married on 26/03/2017
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    Gaynes Park staff went over and above

    Gaynes Park staff went over and above what we thought they would do. What really touched me was the 2 barmen at the end escorting/carrying my grandad back to his room at the end of the night because his feet were so painful from being on them all day. I didn’t even ask, they saw he was in pain and came rushing over to offer their assistance.
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    Chris
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    Perfect venue

    Although the venue, grounds, accommodation, the food and the drink were absolutely fantastic, I feel that the real high point of Gaynes Park were the staff! As soon as we booked Gaynes Park, the attentiveness and the support from the team has been fantastic. The day before the wedding we dropped off the decorations and other bits to be used on our wedding day, which was all beautifully arranged by Natasha and her team. Natasha was very approachable and was in control of everything throughout the day. All of the catering staff were fantastic! Our wine glasses were constantly being refilled! One of the events staff, sadly we didn't get his name, was extremely attentive to my wife and I and also to our friends and family at the top table. Once he knew my best man and myself are keen red wine drinkers, he left us the whole bottle rather than topping up! The service by all the staff was spot on and we could not have asked for more attentive, pleasant and diligent people. Our only disappointment is that we will never get another chance to get married at this venue again!
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    I wish I could do it all again!

    Thank you, so much,
    From the moment we arrives at Gaynes Park we were looked after.
    the staff are amazing. Nothing you asked for was a problem for them.
    Gaynes Park is an amazing venue, food, grounds and people.
    I wish I could do it all again,
    Thank you so so much,
    Love,
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    Sian
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    Everything went as planned!

    To the team at Gaynes Park,
    Thankyou for helping so much to make our day perfect.
    Everything went exactly as we hoped it would - the sun was shining, all our loved ones were there and the ceremony was beautiful.
    All our guests commented on the venue, the food (one said the crispy duck salad was the best thing he'd ever eaten!) and everything more besides.
    The staff were so attentive, nothing was too much trouble for them.
    It is all these reasons and more that I truly believe there is no better place than Gaynes Park to have a wedding.
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    Louise
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    Thanks to the team!

    Thank you so much to the team at Gaynes Park for everything you did to help make our day special.
    The venue looked stunning and the food was outstanding, something so many guests commented on!
    Particular thanks to Natalie for being so attentive from the moment we arrived.
    we couldn't have asked for a better day!
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    Carol
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    Fantastic wedding!

    Thank you so much for a fantastic wedding. It exceeded all expectations.
    Angela and Natalie were fantastic and the day ran like clock work.
    We knew we could sit back, enjoy the day and rely on them.
    We would highly recommend this venue to anyone.
    Fantastic all-round.
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