High House Weddings

(69 reviews) 69 5
High House Farm Old Heath Road Althorne Essex CM3 6EW
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Thatched gazebo for outdoor ceremonies 1
Our barn is magical for indoor ceremonies 2
Our stunning patio area 3
Marquee 4
Essex barn dating back to 1750 5

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About High House Weddings

High House Farm, Old Heath Road, Althorne
Essex, CM3 6EW

Winner of 'Wedding Venue of the Year (Countryside) - East of England' at the Wedding Industry Awards 2018 and 'Wedding Venue of the Year - Something Different' at the Essex Wedding Awards 2017.

High House is a stunning wedding venue set in six acres of landscaped gardens and rolling meadow in the Essex countryside. Offering a luxurious yet quaint setting, High House is exclusively yours for your perfect wedding day.

Our couples have the option of having their ceremony in either the rustic Essex barn which dates back to 1750, or outside in the grounds under our beautiful thatched gazebo at the end of a stunning flower filled pergola.

Our grounds include an aptly heart-shaped lake, large pond over which sits a Monet-inspired bridge, weeping willows which provide stunning photo opportunities, an abundance of wildlife and pretty country flowers throughout the gardens. 

Our brides have exclusive use of our oak framed orangery to get ready before the ceremony. Situated overlooking the swimming pool, the orangery is luxuriously furnished with comfortable sofas, dressing tables and of course a changing room and generous ensuite. 

When the time comes for guests to be seated, our elegant marquee offers the perfect setting. With views to the lake (spectacular at sunset!) which can be viewed from our decking, the highly impressive space will wow your guests. The wedding marquee can be prepared to accommodate anything from an all-day informal barbecue to a genteel wedding breakfast. The decision is yours.

As dusk falls the marquee comes to life for your evening celebrations. Benefiting from a dance floor reveal (your party is hidden away until the evening), twinkling star-cloth lining, stage, and black and white dance floor, you can be sure of an amazing party atmosphere.

For couples on their wedding night, a secluded retreat, the 'Brides Cottage' is  tucked away within its own secret garden. Couples enter the secret garden via an enchanting solid oak door and are greeted by the beautiful cottage standing proudly amongst gravel gardens and pretty cottage flowers. Offering a sumptuous bedroom with freestanding bath and en-suite, cozy lounge and kitchen, this is the perfect place for escape and privacy on your wedding night. For family and friends, offering the same luxurious finish and amenities as our bridal cottage, our detached guest lodge offers an additional two en-suite bedrooms. Ideal for your immediate bridal party.

We strive to be a flexible venue and we will be pleased to work in collaboration with you as you plan your wedding. If you want to do things differently, please tell us, we are very happy to accommodate your unique requirements.

Essex barn for ceremony: 120
Seated wedding breakfast in marquee: 120
Evening celebrations in marquee: 150


• Exclusively yours, we guarantee full exclusive use on your wedding day • Restored Essex barn or outdoor Thatched Gazebo for your ceremony • Wedding breakfast and evening celebrations in our stunning marquee with views to the lake • Beautiful gardens for reception drinks • Bridal dressing room • Brides cottage situated in own secret garden plus two additional letting rooms

Facilities at High House Weddings

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Venue Leisure Facilities :
Swimming Pool
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

High House Weddings Location

High House Weddings, High House Farm, Old Heath Road, Althorne, Essex, CM3 6EW

High House Farm Old Heath Road Althorne Essex CM3 6EW
01621 929 178
69 5

High House Weddings Reviews (69)

Venue Service

By Stella, Mother of the Bride, on 23 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 21 Oct 2017

EXCEPTIONAL venue EXCEPTIONAL staff EXCEPTIONAL grounds kept in beautiful condition When our daughter booked here I wasn't too sure. Whilst I loved the barn, the exceptionally beautiful grounds, the residential rooms and the dressing area I wasn't sold on a marquee. I am detail oriented and gave the amazing Sam a hard time with pointed questions on several occasions. I just wanted our daughter to have a fabulous day. And the wedding yesterday was just perfect. Sam was around... all day keeping an eye on all aspects of the day and adapting the plan to suit the weather. I could see that she was as detail oriented as I am. She and all the staff truly give of their best all day long. The venue was spotlessly clean everywhere. They were raking the autumnal leaves as we arrived - a difficult task given the windy conditions. The huge portions of food were both delicious and well presented. When they drew back the curtain for the first dance and the venue doubled in size it was so lovely. You can certainly put your trust in this team to deliver a beautiful day to remember. I shouldn't have had doubts. I am so glad they chose High House. I would highly recommend it to you all as an exceptional venue. I see why it's so inundated with bookings. One word to describe this venue - ROMANTIC Book here - you will NOT be disappointed.

Venue, staff, everything was perfect
Venue Service

By Hannah and Louis, on 20 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 14 Oct 2017

Thank you so much! Venue, staff, everything was perfect. You made the day so much easier. Thank you again!

We could not have asked for more....
Venue Service

By Lauren and Mark, on 06 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 05 Oct 2017

We had a wonderful day, we could not have asked for more. All the staff are amazing and the venue is beautiful. Thank you so much!

We had the best time
Venue Service

By Emma and Tom, on 02 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Oct 2017

Huge thank you to Meg and the team for making our wedding day so lovely. We had the best time and will continue to recommend you.

Everything about High House is more than 5 stars
Venue Service

By Max and Henry, on 06 Oct 2017Date of Wedding - 16 Sep 2017

Everything about High House is more than 5 stars!!! The entire experience we had was seamless. Sam made us feel so comfortable with her professional and positive planning. We knew from day one that with Sam's level of perfection the day would run like clockwork! Every single query we had (and there were a lot!) Sam got back to us straight away with all the info we needed. The venue itself is one of the most beautiful secret gardens I have ever seen, everything is kept so immaculately. You can really see the love and attention that goes into keeping this venue so beautiful. It really was the best day of our lives and I would recommended anybody that's interested in High House to go and have a look but beware - you will fall in LOVE instantly! Thank you to every single person at High House xxxx

This is the best venue EVER!
Venue Service

By Rebecca and Chris, on 11 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 08 Sep 2017

The most amazing day. Everyone was so thoughtful and caring, the staff were amazing. This venue is the best EVER! Thank you!

What a wonderful venue, very personal and informal
Venue Service

By Sue and Andy, on 06 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 04 Sep 2017

What a wonderful venue, very personal and informal. Everyone loved the day. Thank you for all your hard work.

What an absolutely amazing day we had
Venue Service

By Vicki and Martyn, on 01 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 28 Aug 2017

What an absolutely amazing day we had. Thank you so much to Meg and all the team for everything they did to ensure our day ran smoothly. The venue is truly beautiful and everyone commented. Thank you

Thank you so much for the most amazing day
Venue Service

By Laura and Paul, on 01 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2017

Thank you so much for the most amazing day. It was absolutely perfect and more than we could ever have dreamed of. Staff were fantastic, venue was outstanding and food was out of this world. The best start to married life!! Thank you so much

We had the most wonderful, relaxed day
Venue Service

By Hannah and Ed, on 01 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 19 Aug 2017

We had the most wonderful, relaxed day. Thank you to everyone at High House for making everything so easy - everybody commented on what a beautiful venue this is! Thank you for everything xxx

An amazing day from start to finish
Venue Service

By Louisa and Liam, on 17 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 14 Aug 2017

An amazing day from start to finish. With amazing ease the day flowed to perfection. The venue is stunning and every single guest said the same. Food was brilliant and we would like to have our day all over again! Thank you to Jean and all of the High House team for making our day so special. I loved every single minute of the planning so to see it come together so perfectly made the day complete. PS. Love the duvet too!! Perfect after a long day.

You guys are beyond amazing
Venue Service

By Janine and Steve, on 17 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 13 Aug 2017

To all at High House.... you guys are beyond amazing. Everything you do exceeds expectations and you just made the day more perfect. Thank you so much for everything you did to make our special day, even more special.

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