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Last update: May 2024

High House Weddings is an award-winning wedding venue with a Grade II listed barn and elegant reception marquee set in the scenic Essex countryside. The venue offers exclusive use for your special day, ensuring an intimate atmosphere for you and your guests.

Prepare for your wedding in style in The Dressing Room, an oak-framed orangery overlooking pretty gardens and a swimming pool. With comfy sofas, stlyish dressing tables, and abundant natural light, it provides the ideal backdrop for your pre-wedding preparations.

Choose between an outdoor ceremony beneath a charming thatched gazebo or an indoor ceremony within the Essex barn. With the venue exclusively yours, the location of your ceremony can be decided upon on the day, weather permitting.

Explore the venues six-acres of grounds featuring a picturesque Monet-inspired bridge over a serene pond and picturesque vineyards, perfect for capturing timeless photographs. For your reception drinks, mingle with guests on the outdoor patio area Stable Bar.

A unique feature at High House is the marquee overlooking the tranquil lake, offering beautiful sunset views. The marquee has a dance floor reveal, complete with twinkling star-cloth lining, a stage, and a black and white dance floor, ensuring an unforgettable party atmosphere for your wedding day.

Coming in spring 2024, is the new Farmhouse accommodation featuring 11 luxurious ensuite bedrooms, a shared lounge, and kitchen space. For the newlyweds, escape to the intimate Couples Retreat within the secluded secret garden, offering a lavish bedroom, freestanding bath, en-suite shower room, cosy lounge, and kitchen. In addition to our Farmhouse and Couples Retreat, we are delighted to offer further accommodation in our Guest Lodge, ensuring a comfortable stay for all your guests.

More exciting news for 2025 weddings at High House, we're upgrading our marquee to a beautiful Orangery, complete with an extended terrace overlooking the lake and vineyard. Plus, a new entrance through the vineyard and an extension on the Stable Bar for indoor receptions.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Historic
Marquees and tents
Barn
Outdoor license
Vineyard weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

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

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for High House Weddings

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Lucy Sent on 15/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most beautiful place we could have hoped for

Everything ran perfectly and looked and felt amazing.. everything was Exactly as we had envisioned, super helpful staff on the day and with the planning and lead up we felt completely looked after every step of the way to run the day as we wanted.. absolutely stunning in every way!
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Sophie Sent on 27/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Where to even start

All I can say is wow!! High house went above and beyond for my partner from booking the venue to our special day and we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Our planner Jessica was super in every way and made sure our day was perfect. The venue is beautiful and has such a homely feel. Everything is immaculate and our guests were wowed by this. We had the best wedding day and couldn’t have asked for it to go any better.
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Brian D. Sent on 01/05/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Mr & Mrs Dempsey

Kelly & Paul’s wedding on Sunday 28th April 2024 As parents of the Bride we would like to thank Haley & Jessica and all their team for their professionalism and the calm that they bring to a very special occasion. Everything that they do from the initial meetings to the booking of the wedding and the months of pre planning of the wedding day is done through meetings with the Bride & Groom. The advice that they give and the contacts details of their suppliers was first class. Our daughter and her partner chose Valentine Cuisine as their caterer for the wedding breakfast and it proved to be a great choice with many many of the guests commenting on how good the food was. Well done to Adrian and his team of chefs, waiters and waitresses and those serving the food. Thank you to the day’s photographer and videographer for taking the photos and the video. We cannot wait to see them. The way they marshalled us all to where we needed to be and the many different shots that they took was again all done in a very calm way and put the Bride & Groom at ease with it all. High bHouse is an immaculate venue. The grounds a very well kept, the interior of the dressing room and the bridal suite and guest rooms were all of a very high standard. Haley & Jessica were hands on all day and well into the evening. We cannot praise them enough. A very very good well run and professional venue and team. It is no wonder that they win awards time after time for best wedding venue in the south east of England. Long may it continue. We urge you all to Google High House and book an open day to view if you are planing on getting married. You will be well received by Haley and her team with Valentine Cuisine offering tasty canapés. You will not regret it.
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Grace H. Sent on 21/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

11/10 Wedding Venue

Honestly the most amazing wedding venue and group of people! They go above and beyond to not only make your day special but everyone else’s. We had the most perfect day and wish we could do it all again! Thank you will never be enough!
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Chris Sent on 16/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

High House is a very special venue

High House is a very special venue, we both knew it as soon as we stepped inside on our first open day. As it is a family home you can feel the love and care in the atmosphere and surroundings. Our day was absolutely perfect and we wouldn’t change one thing about it. The staff are lovely and Hayley is an absolute superstar. Thank you High House!!
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Chris Sent on 01/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We cant thank the staff enough

We had an amazing day, made better by having Hayley as our wedding planner making sure the day went smoothly. We can’t thank any of the staff enough for their hard work.
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Kirsty Sent on 01/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We had a truly wonderful day

What an amazing day! Hayley - you are amazing, a true credit to the High House team. You made everything so perfect we are truly thankful. The whole team were fantastic. We had a truly wonderful day, despite the rain! The food was remarkable and all guests commented on how lovely it all was. The Valentines team were brilliant and Luke and I have a day we will never forget. Thank you all.
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Louise Sent on 24/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

A memorable and special day

The day was perfect, smooth from start to finish. The staff were all friendly and polite and we couldn’t have wished for a better day. A special mention to Jean who was brilliant and very lovely. Thanks Jean and everyone at High House for a very memorable and special day.
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Jasmin Sent on 18/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

It was amazing!

Thank you so much for everything you have done! It was amazing! Much better than we could have wished for Hayley was incredible, so so helpful!
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Jenny Sent on 18/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

What a fantastic venue

What a fantastic venue, scenery is amazing. Could not fault anything, the day was perfect. Hayley was outstanding and made us feel so comfortable. Food was out of this world.
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Daisy Sent on 10/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The day of our dreams

Myself and Josh cannot thank Hayley enough for what she did on Saturday, she really did make our day so special! Everything ran so smoothly and we had the best day of our lives. It was utterly amazing and we wish we could do it all over again! Hayley is a real credit to the High House team and we really couldn’t have done it without her. All the staff at High House were amazing and couldn’t do enough. All of our guests have said it was the best wedding they have ever been to which is music to my ears. All we can say is thank you for helping us have the day of our dreams.
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Jess Sent on 10/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Exceeded all expectations

We can’t thank the staff at High House enough! We had a vision of how we wanted the day to go and High House exceeded all expectations. Sam and Rob were so helpful and took the stress away, and the venue is beautiful.
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Laura Sent on 10/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The place is magical

Just got married here on 9th August. What can I say? The place is magical. So beautiful. Hayley our co-ordinator was a god send. She helped with so much. Like helping me get into my dress and put my bracelet on. Constantly checking to make sure we were ok and well watered. She really did make the wedding and High House are lucky to have her. All guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and what an amazing wedding. All down to you guys!! Really couldn’t recommend them enough.
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Laura Sent on 10/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The place is magical

Just got married here on 9th August. What can I say? The place is magical. So beautiful. Hayley our co-ordinator was a god send. She helped with so much. Like helping me get into my dress and put my bracelet on. Constantly checking to make sure we were ok and well watered. She really did make the wedding and High House are lucky to have her. All guests commented on how beautiful the venue was and what an amazing wedding. All down to you guys!! Really couldn’t recommend them enough.
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Anah Sent on 10/09/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Above and beyond

Absolutely loved my wedding here on 16th August 2019. Our event manager Jean was amazing and kept everything running smoothly, it may have rained from after our ceremony but everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Jean went out of her way to even take one of the guests to the station, she went above and beyond what was expected. I would highly recommend High House to everyone.
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Grace & Tommy
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Joely & Matt
10 photos · 18/08/2022
Tiffany & Sean
80 photos · 14/08/2022
Holly & James
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Samantha & Matthew
26 photos · 04/07/2021
Amy & Shane
12 photos · 17/05/2019

Events

08 Jun
Open Door

Their next Open Day is on Saturday 8th June from 12 pm to 4 pm. This is the perfect opportunity to view the venue and discuss your plans with their team.

Date: From 08/06/2024 to 08/06/2024 Schedule 12:00 - 16:00
Place: Old Heath Road, Althorne, Essex

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Old Heath Road CM3 6EW Althorne (Essex)
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