High House Weddings

(86 reviews) 86 5
High House Farm Old Heath Road Althorne Essex CM3 6EW
Welcome to High House Weddings 0
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
86 5

High House Weddings Reviews (86)

How can you describe the best day in the world....
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By Natalia and Suay, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 08 Jul 2018

Jean and the whole High House wedding team were amazing on the day! Very helpful and attentive to our needs. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone that is looking to get married. How can you describe the best day in the world, High House that's how!

Everything went perfectly
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By Ryan and Becca, on 10 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Jul 2018

We had such an amazing day, everything went perfectly. Thank you so much Hayley, everyone said how lovely the venue was!

We had the most perfect day!
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By Charlotte and Paul, on 02 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2018

We cannot thank you all enough for all of your help and support! Megan was an absolutely amazing wedding coordinator from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble! We felt so at ease and confident everything would be perfect throughout the planning process! We had the most perfect day! Thank you! xxxx

Absolutely amazing.....
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By Catherine and Darren, on 02 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jun 2018

Where to start this venue it truly the most wonderful venue the stuff are amazing and the food is to die for!! We had our wedding here on the 28th June 2018 and I couldn’t ask for a better wedding day! It was so wonderful and we didn’t have to worry or stress over anything in the build up to our wedding as Jean had everything under control what ever we needed Jean was always there at the end of a email or a phone call away she truly made our wedding day so special not only for us but also for our guests!! High House Weddings is the most beautiful wedding venue you can not get anything like it down to their amazing grounds flowers pond lake to their out door Ceremony and their amazing Marquee it is just such a wonderful venue. The staff are amazing and always there to help with anything! Just want to say a massive thank you Kate and Jean and all the staff at high house weddings we couldn’t ask for a more magical day!! Absolutely Amazing. Would Highly Recommend. Lots of love Mr And Mrs Eve

We LOVE High House
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By Emma and Karl, on 25 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Jun 2018

We LOVE High House. We had a fantastic day! The venue is amazing, everyone fell in love with it. Everything was perfection all thanks to Hayley who was a hero. Thank you.

Amazing day!
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By Julie Harrington, on 25 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Jun 2018

My daughers wedding, I can not think of anything to fault! From the start you were very helpful. On the day you made us feel comfortable and welcomed, nothing seemed to be to much trouble. You sorted out our few issues calmly and very professionally keeping us all calm. Most beautiful and amazing venue, highly recommended. Hayley, you and your team were great. Thank you.

We couldnt have asked for more
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By Lucy and Zak, on 30 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 23 Jun 2018

What a fantastic day, from the moment we got here to the time that we left everything was catered for. Especially by Meg and Mad everything ran as smoothly as possible. We couldn't of asked for more and we were bowled over by how many people commented on what a beautiful venue it was and how they all had a lovely day. Thank you so so much. It will be a day to remember forever!

The venue was perfect
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By Jade and Paul, on 25 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 22 Jun 2018

Absolutely loved getting married here. The venue was perfect, lovely scenery and great staff! It was the best day and I wouldn't have changed a thing! Best venue to get married, I highly recommend it.

Our perfect wedding day
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By Nikki and Scott, on 25 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jun 2018

Beautiful venue and amazing staff. Everyone from start to finish has been fantastic. Thank you for our perfect wedding day.

No words can describe how grateful we are.....
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By Marie and Michael, on 21 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Jun 2018

No words can describe how grateful we are to have chosen to celebrate the most important day of our life at High House Weddings. From day one (a year and half ago) we were welcomed to high house by Kate. Kate showed us round and answered any questions we had. Straight away we booked, we didn’t need to look anywhere else. We then had a meeting with Meg. Meg ran us through what we wanted from our day and helped us understand the order of what happens. Meg was kind and so easy to talk to. We were advised that Hayley would be our event manager on the day and so we had our final meeting with Hayley. Hayley was very bubbly and again like the other ladies she knew what she was talking about. Hayley made sure all of our final details had been sorted. So....yesterday we got married. We could not fault a thing! Staff were incredible, things ran smoothly and I did not want it to end. Hayley made sure the marquee was decorated perfectly and made sure all suppliers were dealt with. Mac did a fantastic job of announcing people for the speeches and making sure everything was good at the front of house. Tony did a great job with his team making sure the food was spot on! Harvey they DJ kindly stuck to the music we asked for and added some great songs in between to keep the party going. From the bottom of my heart I would love to thank each and every single person involved including those behind the scenes that maybe don’t get the recognition they deserve. All of our guests have not stopped saying how impressed they were with the staff, the setting, the little details and the food! Xxx

We literally wouldnt change a thing
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By Vickie and Stuart, on 21 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 15 Jun 2018

We have had the most amazing day! We literally wouldn't change a thing, the whole day was perfect. The venue is beautiful, the staff are amazing and we can't thank Meg enough! So many compliments from all our guests, everyone loved everything. Just sad we can't do it all again. But if we did, we wouldn't change a thing.

Everything was perfect
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By Charlotte and Ian, on 21 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Jun 2018

Absolutely fab. Everything was perfect. Hayley you are amazing! Thank you all for making our wedding day so wonderful and run so smoothly.

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