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Historic Wedding Venues in Essex

Choosing the right wedding venue is the most time-consuming part of your wedding planning, but it’s also the most important! Our historic wedding venues in Essex section is here to make the search for the perfect wedding venue quick and easy. You can browse through all of our historic wedding venues in Essex and narrow your search by capacity, style and more to find the wedding venue that’s right for your big day.

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Top Crondon Park
Crondon Park
1,115 review
· Historic Weddings, Ingatestone, Essex

Crondon Park is located in beautiful and peaceful countryside; the perfect place to hold your unforgettable wedding. The venue was voted ‘Best Countryside Wedding Venue in Britain’, ideal for your special day. Our impressive Baronial Hall, is a grand, exclusive use venue. A fine example of a... (Historic Weddings Essex)

Menus from £89
Guests 50 to 230
Spotlight The Essex Barn at the White Hart
The Essex Barn at the White Hart
16 reviews
· Barn Weddings, Great Yeldham, Essex

Situated on the border between Essex and Suffolk, on the grounds of The White Heart, is The Essex Barn, a truly enchanting wedding venue. Surrounded by spectacular English countryside, this venue offers a romantic backdrop for your special day. With a seamless blend of old and new, this traditional... (Barn Weddings Essex)

Capacity 150
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Spotlight Leez Priory
Leez Priory
148 reviews
· Stately Home, Little Waltham, Essex

Three times winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine ‘Best Wedding Venue’, this magnificent Tudor mansion is one of the most sought after wedding venues in the country and has 30 years of experience in providing perfect wedding days. Set in 40 acres of parkland, complete with barns, cottages, lakes, lawns... (Stately Home Essex)

Menus from £100
Guests 50 to 250
3
Spotlight Parklands
Parklands
765 reviews
· Stately Home, Quendon, Essex

Parklands is a stately home wedding venue located in Quendon, in the Essex region of England. Nestled in a charming deer park, this 17th-century Georgian manor offers a romantic backdrop for your special day. Providing exclusive access to you and your guests, here you can enjoy a private and... (Stately Home Essex)

Capacity 500
3
Spotlight Boreham House
Boreham House
101 reviews
· Landmark Weddings, Boreham, Essex

Boreham House is a truly amazing Grade 1 listed mansion with a stately avenue of trees, between which there is a breathtaking formal lake. Once inside the house you are surrounded by history. This beautiful Stately Home which is set in 35 acres of picturesque grounds is ideally suited for Civil... (Landmark Weddings Essex)

Capacity 1000
3
Spotlight Gosfield Hall
Gosfield Hall
156 reviews
· Stately Home, Gosfield, Essex

Gosfield Hall is a stunning Georgian manor house set in picturesque rural Essex. Winner of Wedding Ideas Magazine 'Best Wedding Venue' 2011 and 'Wedding Venue of the Year - Heritage' at the 2012 Essex Wedding Awards, Gosfield Hall is offered exclusively to you for your wedding day. Formerly a Royal... (Stately Home Essex)

Menus from £100
Guests 40 to 250
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Spotlight Prested Hall
Prested Hall
321 reviews
· Stately Home, Feering, Essex

Located in a stunning rural setting, Prested Hall is the perfect country venue for your wedding celebrations in Essex. The Colchester-based venue, hidden down a long leafy drive, is nestled within 75 acres of charming parkland. Prested Hall has been recognised with a number of awards and accolades,... (Stately Home Essex)

Menus from £22.75
Guests 20 to 140
Vaulty Manor
Vaulty Manor
196 reviews
· Historic Weddings, Goldhanger, Essex

Make your wedding day one to remember by choosing Vaulty Manor as your wedding venue, a gorgeous manor house dating back to the 16thcentury. Situated in Essex, you and your wedding party will have exclusive use of the beautiful light oak Essex barn where you can hold your civil ceremony. After... (Historic Weddings Essex)

Menus from £58
Guests 5 to 250
Hutton Hall
Hutton Hall
5 reviews
· Marquees and Tents, Dunton, Essex

Hutton Hall is a new wedding venue set in the middle of eight acres of beautifully manicured gardens in a stunning location opposite the village church in Brentwood, Essex. Hutton Hall offers couples a choice of where they have their reception either inside a large marquee or to have a more intimate... (Marquees and Tents Essex)

Capacity 150
1
Woodhall Manor
Woodhall Manor
229 reviews
· Landmark Weddings

Step into Woodhall Manor and discover a truly magical exclusive use wedding venue near the Suffolk Heritage Coast. Steeped in history, full of character and nestled in 9 acres of enchanting grounds, we can’t think of a more spectacular setting for your special day, whether you’re planning an... (Landmark Weddings Essex)

Guests 15 to 200
1
Forrester Park
Forrester Park
73 reviews
· Historic Weddings

Surrounded by stunning countryside, Forrester Park is a wonderful, independent wedding venue in Essex. The venue has hosted wedding celebrations for over 40 years, so you can relax knowing that your special day is in safe hands. Forrester Park is the ideal setting for your wedding with traditional... (Historic Weddings Essex)

Starting at £300
Guests 2 to 250
2
The Kings Oak Hotel
The Kings Oak Hotel
66 reviews
· Landmark Weddings, Loughton, Essex

The Kings Oak is an award-winning venue in the heart of Epping Forest, Essex bordering Hertfordshire. The impressive venue offers couples something a little different to traditional wedding venues and has the wow factor! Over 100 bridal couples choose us each year for their big day. Kings Oak is... (Landmark Weddings Essex)

Capacity 400
The Dukes Head Hotel
The Dukes Head Hotel
4 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings

The Duke’s Head Hotel has been hosting weddings for over 200 years. Located in King’s Lynn old town, the venue is perfect for a wedding of any size. From small, intimate ceremonies to large, extravagant celebrations, we have two rooms for you to choose from for your civil ceremony. For smaller, more... (Large Hotel Weddings Essex)

Capacity 250
3
Colville Hall
Colville Hall
54 reviews
· Stately Home, Great Dunmow, Essex

Colville Hall is a simply stunning wedding venue that is the perfect place for your special day and up to 200 guests. Based in Essex, this unique group of thatched barns are situated around a picturesque courtyard setting and is a location rich in charm and history. Colville Hall's unique selling... (Stately Home Essex)

Menus from £40
Guests 65 to 200
3
Fennes
Fennes
527 reviews
· Marquees and Tents, Braintree, Essex

Fennes is a wonderful wedding venue located in Essex. With a well-established reputation for outstanding customer service, your wedding day is in safe hands. We understand that you want your day to be perfect and we take special care to make your dream wedding become a reality. Set amidst 100 acres... (Marquees and Tents Essex)

Capacity 1000
3
Greenwoods Hotel Spa & Retreat
Greenwoods Hotel Spa & Retreat
39 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Ingatestone, Essex

Greenwoods Hotel & Spa is one of the leading wedding venues in Essex. Set in picturesque gardens, this 17th century listed manor house combines historical romance with luxury contemporary styling to create a breathtaking setting for the biggest day of your life. With over 12 years’ experience in... (Large Hotel Weddings Essex)

Capacity 250
1
Maidens Barn
Maidens Barn
74 reviews
· Barn Weddings, Little Waltham, Essex

Located in rural Essex, Maidens Barn has been beautifully restored to become the perfect, flexible wedding venue for your memorable day. The barn offers country charm and rustic authenticity while also boasting the luxurious modern features and conveniences expected from a premier wedding venue. The... (Barn Weddings Essex)

Menus from £48
Guests 30 to 200
1
Hedingham Castle
Hedingham Castle
359 reviews
· Castle Weddings, Sible Hedingham, Essex

Hedingham Castle in Essex is one of England’s most stunning, romantic wedding venues. The 900-year-old Norman Keep, the early Georgian Mansion House, outstanding landscaped gardens and grand marquee all provide the most unforgettable setting for your dream day. Your ceremony will be held in the... (Castle Weddings Essex)

Guests 50 to 150
1
The Old Rectory
The Old Rectory
85 reviews
· Small Hotel Weddings, Dunton, Essex

Built around 1837 and set within four acres of rolling Essex countryside, The Old Rectory is a truly idyllic choice for your special day. This wedding venue prides itself on its warm, welcoming and homely feel, allowing couples and guests to relax and enjoy every aspect of their day. Licensed for... (Small Hotel Weddings Essex)

Capacity 250
1
Braxted Park
Braxted Park
246 reviews
· Stately Home, Witham, Essex

This magnificent manor house set in thousands of acres of stunning grounds and parkland is easily one of the finest Essex wedding venues. The venue makes an instant impression as you enter the gates, set at the end of a sweeping, torch-lit drive, and continues to impress throughout every aspect of... (Stately Home Essex)

Guests 30 to 400
1
Smeetham Hall Barn
Smeetham Hall Barn
328 reviews
· Barn Weddings, Sudbury (Suffolk-Essex Border), Essex

Located in the picturesque Belchamp countryside, Smeetham Hall Barn dates back to the 16th century and has been transformed into one of the top wedding venues in Essex. Set against a stunning rural backdrop and within breathtaking gardens, complete with a willow bordered lake, this venue is sure to... (Barn Weddings Essex)

Menus from £38
Guests 20 to 250
3
Down Hall Hotel
Down Hall Hotel
306 reviews
· Large Hotel Weddings, Hatfield Heath, Essex

Set within the beautiful Essex and Hertfordshire countryside, Down Hall Hotel & Spa is the perfect setting for your dream wedding. The historic Down Hall offers a gorgeous selection of function suites and rooms which are ideal for your intimate ceremony, wedding breakfast and reception. Each room... (Large Hotel Weddings Essex)

Capacity 150
Newland Hall
Newland Hall
111 reviews
· Landmark Weddings, Chelmsford, Essex

Located four miles west of Chelmsford in Essex, the Newland Hall Country Estate is the perfect setting for your wedding day. The grand, 15th-century Tudor manor house, complete with its own moat, sits within over 100 acres of gorgeous grass and woodland and four picturesque lakes. The stunning... (Landmark Weddings Essex)

Capacity 250
1
Botleys Mansion
Botleys Mansion
91 reviews
· Stately Home

Can't wait to come and see Botleys Mansion? Book your virtual tour now by clicking the website link. Botleys Mansion is one of six romantic and exclusive-use wedding venues owned by Bijou. This spectacular 18th century, Grade II-listed Palladian mansion is the perfect venue for an ultra-glamorous... (Stately Home Essex)

Guests 50 to 250
Gaynes Park
Gaynes Park
29 reviews
· Historic Weddings, Epping, Essex

Gaynes Park is an elegant and stylish barn wedding and reception venue set in a historic private estate. It is approached up a long entrance drive through park and farmland with sweeping views over the London skyline. Just 10 minutes from the M25 and M11, Gaynes Park is one of the most beautiful... (Historic Weddings Essex)

Guests 50 to 150
2
Sheene Mill
Sheene Mill
15 reviews
· Landmark Weddings

Sheene Mill offers you all the luxury you could possibly desire when planning your perfect Wedding Day. The boutique style Venue is placed on the River Mel amongst idyllic landscaped gardens. The 16th Century traditional building boasts original features, open fireplaces, exposed beams and elegant... (Landmark Weddings Essex)

Menus from £65
Guests 2 to 180
2
De Rougemont Manor
De Rougemont Manor
28 reviews
· Landmark Weddings, Dunton, Essex

Nestled within the revered Great Warley conservation area and the borough of Brentwood, De Rougemont Manor is a stunning setting for a beautiful wedding. Overlooking stunning Italian-inspired gardens, the four-star country hotel offers all you could need for your big day. The family-run venue offers... (Landmark Weddings Essex)

Capacity 250
The Barn at Alswick
The Barn at Alswick
21 reviews
· Barn Weddings

In these unprecedented times we are all having to re think how we work/ live and look after each other. We have been working closely with our couples to find them suitable dates to move to. We have spent the last few months as a team working out what we can do for our present couples and future... (Barn Weddings Essex)

Guests 50 to 150
Muthu Westcliff Hotel
Muthu Westcliff Hotel
12 reviews
· Small Hotel Weddings, Westcliff On Sea, Essex

MGM Muthu Hotels prides itself on being the best of the best in the hotel industry. But why stop there? Continuing with our good service into the wedding sector, we promise to give you and your partner the day that you have always dreamed of. Surrounded by beautiful Cliff gardens and sea views in... (Small Hotel Weddings Essex)

Capacity 250
The Barns and Gardens Little Easton Manor
The Barns and Gardens Little Easton Manor
3 reviews
· Barn Weddings, Great Dunmow, Essex

Nestled in the heart of the Essex countryside, the Little Easton Manor estate is truly a precious part of Essex history with the 15thCentury Manor House itself built on the foundations of a Medieval castle and recorded in the Domesday Book. Little Easton Manor with its two magnificent barns proudly... (Barn Weddings Essex)

Capacity 400
The Saracens Head Hotel
The Saracens Head Hotel
Small Hotel Weddings, Great Dunmow, Essex

Welcome to Saracen’s Head Hotel, a stunning 15th century Coaching Inn situated in the beautiful Essex countryside, and the perfect venue for your dream wedding. With the ability to host the entire day’s proceedings under one roof, you can relax into Saracen’s Head’s exquisite level of care for the... (Small Hotel Weddings Essex)

Capacity 150
Cromwell Manor
Cromwell Manor
Marquees and Tents, Basildon, Essex

Nestled away in the heart of the Essex countryside, welcome to Cromwell Manor. A quaint, secluded manor house, it is the perfect location for an unforgettable wedding. With a variety of different spaces to spend your day all exuding an understated elegance, you can celebrate saying ‘I do’ in the... (Marquees and Tents Essex)

Capacity 250
Island Hall
Island Hall
20 reviews
· Marquees and Tents

Built in the late 1740s, Island Hall is a beautifully elegant riverside mansion, nestled away in the heart of Cambridgeshire. Set in 3 acres of pristine gardens, and boasting delightful views of the river Great Ouse, it would make the perfect venue for you to spend your wedding day. Exclusively... (Marquees and Tents Essex)

Capacity 250