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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

High House is an award-winning wedding venue tucked into the countryside of Essex in Althorne, England. This picturesque estate is nestled on six acres of landscaped grounds that consist of rolling meadows and flowering gardens. It is luxurious yet quaint and will be exclusively yours on the most romantic day of your life.

Facilities and Capacity

Begin your wedding at High House in the Dressing Room, which has been elegantly furnished for you to make your preparations. This sun-lit, oak-framed space overlooks the swimming pool and is set with comfy sofas, dressing tables, and changing rooms. Once you are ready, you can tie the knot in the rustic Essex barn, which dates back to 1750 and seats 120, or underneath an outdoor thatched gazebo. This gazebo sits at the end of a flower-filled pergola that can be used as an aisle. The rest of the grounds are perfect for exploring and picture-taking. They include a heart-shaped lake, a pond with a Monet-esque bridge and a vineyard. Finally, wedding breakfasts and evening receptions can take place in the marquee. This impressive pavilion has views over the lake and can accommodate both informal barbecues and sophisticated multi-course meals.

Services Offered

High House offers numerous services to make your celebration seamless and stress-free. These include a black and white dance floor, twinkling star-cloth lining, and a stage. The venue also has sumptuous on-site accommodations. You and your new spouse will enjoy a secluded retreat in the Couples Retreat. This cottage is tucked into a secret garden that you enter through a solid oak door. Your loved ones can stay the night in the detached guest house, which is similarly furnished with upscale amenities.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue Type:

In the Country
Marquees and Tents
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
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Wedding Guests
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140 reviews
Lucy Married on 29/04/2023
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!
Grace H. Married on 03/08/2023
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!
Chris Married on 13/10/2019
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!!
Chris Married on 29/09/2019
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.
Kirsty Married on 27/09/2019
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.
Louise Married on 19/09/2019
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.
Jasmin Married on 14/09/2019
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!
Jenny Married on 12/09/2019
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.
Daisy Married on 07/09/2019
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.
Jess Married on 05/09/2019
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.
Hayley Married on 29/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

What an amazing day we had

Want to send huge thanks over to you and your team at High House. What an amazing day we had, from start to finish, Rob was fantastic running the bar to demand, the bar staff were friendly and had some amazing drinks between them that us and our guests loved.

We had the most fantastic day, Jean was amazing and nothing was too much, she has answered all of my silly questions along the way, things flowed so well and the feed back from our guest has been so positive with the service and the stunning venue, some have even said it’s the best wedding they have ever been too!
Danni Married on 23/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

The day was perfect from start to finish

We want to thank everyone at High House especially Samantha, for making our dream wedding a reality.

The day was perfect from start to finish, everything ran smoothly and we truly believe that Samantha made the whole wedding planning process so stress free, that we were able to enjoy the build up to our big day.

All of our guests commented on how beautiful the venue is and how professional, friendly and efficient all of the staff are.

The food is amazing and there’s plenty of it. Just simply delicious.

Myself and Ben would like to thank High House for the most magical day. We loved everything about it and have even discussed renewing our vows at High House in the future.
Danielle Married on 18/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

We couldnt have made a better choice

I’m not even sure where to begin. Words cannot express how thankful we are to Jean and the rest of the High House team for making our whole wedding day so perfect! The whole day just ran so smoothly and was everything we had dreamed of! All of our guests complimented on how gorgeous the venue is and we know we couldn’t have made a better choice. Honestly, thank you so much!
Sophie Married on 17/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding day

Thank you so much for helping us have our dream wedding day. We had the best day from start to finish and that was all down to you guys and all of our guests. Hayley….you are fantastic!! Thank you!
Anah Married on 16/08/2019
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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09 Dec
Open Door

On Saturday 9th December from 10 am to 1 pm, High House is open to prospective couples who are interested in High House as a potential venue for their wedding and would prefer to wander the venue at their leisure.

The High House team is on hand to answer any questions, discuss your wedding details and send a bespoke quotation following your visit should this be of interest.

Pre-booking is essential to secure your place, visit Calendly.

Date: From 09/12/2023 to 09/12/2023 Schedule 10:00 - 13:00
Place: Old Heath Road, Althorne, Essex

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Old Heath Road CM3 6EW Althorne (Essex)
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