Great Priory Barn

(2 reviews) 2 5
Braintree Road Panfield Braintree Essex CM7 5BQ
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About Great Priory Barn

Braintree Road, Panfield, Braintree
Essex, CM7 5BQ

Welcome to the Great Priory Barn located just north of Braintree in Essex. This wedding venue is a medieval timber framed thatched barley barn, creating the ideal romantic setting to host your special day.

The building is rustic and original, but at the same time the necessary modern features such as kitchen and cloakrooms have been added making it a convenient location to host your celebrations. Additional catering requirements can also be accommodated in the adjacent timber framed wheat barn.

The capacity ranges from 100 to 130 people, making it the perfect venue for a medium to large sized event. You also have the option to hire a marquee and pitch in the beautiful grounds if required. The venue is usually hired out over a three day period, allowing you plenty of time to dress it according to your own tastes and coordinate suppliers and caterers, as well as pack up after the event. 

As a flexible and versatile blank canvas, this venue is ideal for couples looking to get creative and bring together elements for their perfect day. Without decor restrictions and in-house caterers, you can truly create a day that is completely unique to you. Plus, with woodland on the doorstep, you can host enchanting summer drinks receptions and of course capture some truly romantic wedding photographs. 

If Great Priory Barn sounds like the wedding venue for you, then please don't heistate to get in touch with the friendly team who would be happy to show you around and discuss the options. 

• Located just north of Braintree in Essex • Medieval timber framed thatched barley barn offering the perfect blank canvas • Romantic country woodland setting with plenty of stunning photo opportunities • Original building with modern features such as kitchen and cloakroom • Additional catering requirements can also be accommodated • Capacity ranging from 100 to 130 people

Facilities at Great Priory Barn

Venue Type :
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Evening Entertainment :
Dance Floor
Live Band Facilities
Other Features :
Car Parking
Dining Options :
Allows Private Catering
Capacity :
100 to 150 guests

Great Priory Barn Reviews (2)

Venue Service

By Verity, on 04 May 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Jun 2015

We wanted our wedding to be informal and fun so we were so pleased we knew about Great Priory Barn. The ceremony in a secretive clearing in the woods was magical, like something from a fairytale. The barn was perfect as a relaxed venue for the hog roast that doubled up as a great dance party location when the band started. As it’s a venue that only does a handful of weddings each year it felt really personal and a world away from some of the more formal wedding venues we had seen elsewhere in Essex that felt like wedding factories. Our friends and family mucked in to help decorate the barn and then do the tidy up the next day and Lucy was really accommodating in letting us personalise the space and have access to the barn in the days before and after the wedding. The barn is a very special place indeed. We loved it.

Venue Service

By Abigaul Griffiths, on 17 May 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Aug 2009

The ancient but beautifully restored barn helps create a relaxed and unpretentious rustic atmosphere.Its accoustics were perfect for our wonderful live musicians.With spectacular views over sprawling north Essex countryside, it is particularly apt as a venue for anyone who loves the area.Lucy is welcoming and professional and helped make the day so perfect that we wanted to do it all again! Thank you Lucy.

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