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Last update: November 2023
Maidens Barn is a rustic wedding venue located in Pleshey (near Chelmsford), Essex, set in the gorgeous English countryside. This historic barn has been impeccably restored and boasts many charming spots for holding romantic ceremonies and wedding breakfasts. The barn offers country charm and rustic authenticity while boasting the luxurious modern amenities expected from a premier wedding venue. You'll also enjoy designing this blank canvas space to suit your style.
Facilities and Capacity
Maidens Barn is licensed to hold civil ceremonies in the Oak Barn Ceremony Room and the romantic outdoor spot, complete with a lush floral arbour. The vaulted wedding barn is ideal for celebrations with up to 200 guests. The Elm Barn features oak beams and large windows, blending traditional and contemporary aesthetics. After saying 'I do,' you'll love exploring the enchanting gardens, snapping photos as you go.
This family-run business is led by a dedicated team of professionals known for going above and beyond for soon-to-be newlyweds. With everyone working hard to ensure that your day is perfect, you can feel at ease and savour every moment with your loved ones. The in-house catering team, admired by many, crafts delectable dishes using the finest fresh and local ingredients. Maiden Barn offers various wedding packages that include:
- Exclusive use of the entire venue
- Freedom to decorate the space how you like
- Support from an experienced team
- 14 guest rooms and the honeymoon cottage
- In-house catering and bespoke wedding breakfast menus
- Fully staffed, licensed bar to supply drinks at competitive prices
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The best day ever
Amazing Venue & Team
The most incredible day
From initial contact to the big day itself, our experience was 10/10. Alex, Mercedes and Natalia gave such great attention to detail and were so supportive, answering every little question we had. We simply couldn't have pulled off our big day without their help!
Special thanks to Lucy and the host team for dealing with numerous dietary requirements and catering for them so perfectly. The food is absolutely incredible!
Thanks also to Elliot and the bar team for the seamless service and keeping the drinks flowing!
We honestly had such a fantastic day and we don't think we'll ever be able to thank you enough. A sign of a good venue is one that the first time you see it, you know you want to get married there, and when you leave, you're in tears (well the Bride at least) knowing you had the most incredible day.
Best day ever!
Mercedes was our planner and was on hand for all our questions right up until the day before the wedding. She was lovely and very helpful.
The venue is absolutely stunning, everyone commented on how perfect it was.
I would love to do this day all over again!
Thank you Mercedes, Elliott and the rest of the team for making our day so special.
Mr & Mrs Nash x
If I could get married again, it would be at Maidens Barn!
We live an hours drive from the venue, so as you can imagine it was difficult to keep going back and forth when we needed to, but the team made it super easy and helped us out at every stage.
I was naturally a bit nervous when Sam went on maternity leave, as I'd been talking all things wedding with her, but the transition over to the rest of the team was phenomenal and it felt like they'd all become a part of our extended family.
On the day, everyone at Maidens Barn catered to our every need. They helped us when it rained, made sure we always had a drink in our hands, and helped me out in my dress every single time.
It honestly felt like we had friends working at the venue, and it's been hard not speaking to them since our big day.
Everyone has been so complimentary about the venue -we had family and friends come from all parts of the country, and they instantly fell in love with the venue as much as we did.
All our suppliers have rave reviews, complimenting the staff and venue as one of the best they've worked with.
They're dog friendly, which meant our little Jack Russell could be a part of our day, which meant everything to me.
We booked all the rooms in the Hayloft and the Honeymoon cottage, which was incredibly comfy for everyone. It was lovely to be all together in the morning with our close friends and family. (My only change would be if you could rent out the honeymoon cottage the day before, as you don't feel like you get an awful lot of time in there to enjoy it!)
The new Bridal Prep room was a godsend - it was big enough for us all to get ready in, be comfy, get the prosecco popping and coffees for the not-so-morning people.
If we could get married all over again, we would absolutely have it at Maidens Barn, and would recommend everyone else does too!
What an amazing venue!
We had an absolutely beautiful day, everyone has commented on how perfect and seamless the day went.
Mercedes in particular was a brilliant co-ordinator and her prompt communication always made me feel at ease.
Thank you so much to everyone at Maidens Barn for make our day so special.
The best venue and staff!
We had a gorgeous food and wine tasting at the venue before the big day, which was such a lovely evening. And even better when we then got to celebrate with all our friends and family on the big day itself.
I would absolutely recommend Maidens Barn to anyone looking for a beautiful wedding venue, with an incredible team of staff who go the extra distance and are 100% there to support you. Thank you so much Maidens Barn team!!!!
Maidens Barn Go Above And Beyond!
They answered so many questions before and after we booked it and explained everything so well up to the day. Then on the day itself they took care of everything! We also got to enjoy open days, taster days and pre-wedding meetings to make sure we were prepped for everything.
The venue itself is so beautiful and well taken care of. It's an amazing space to have the ceremony, the dining area is stunning, and it's so great having a separate dance floor area so that tables do not have to be taken away. The prep room was perfect for the morning and there are some beautiful spots to get pictures taken.
The accommodation is also amazing and all of our guests had great things to say about their rooms and breakfast in the morning. And at the end of the night we even got driven to their Honeymoon cottage by Elliot!
We'll be recommending Maidens Barn to everyone who needs a wedding venue for the rest of time!
You answered all of our questions and made sure we were happy throughout the day (even grabbing my flip flops for me when my feet were hurting). We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding day.
Best wedding day ever!!!
Most incredible day
Mercedes and Natalia were on hand, supportive and helpful throughout the whole of our planning process. We then had Elliot on our wedding day who went above and beyond to make us feel special ensuring we had a drink in hand and were fed! He even helped push start a guests car in the evening!!!
Could not recommend more, I would do anything to go back and relive our perfect day!
Best day ever!
The team were incredibly helpful and lovely throughout. Mercedes and Alex were particularly brilliant at answering all of our questions in the build up. Natalia, Josh and Sam were all fantastic help on the day itself too. Everything went so seamlessly and smoothly thanks to them all and we didn't have to worry about a thing.
The food was amazing and the bar staff were great. The venue itself is beautiful and our guests only had amazing things to say about the entire day.
Thank you so much to everyone at Maidens. We wish we could do it all again! Love, Ellis and Will x
No email / question was too much to ask and we’re always replied to within 24 hours so we could make decisions / give information to suppliers making the planning process stress free!
We was lucky enough to be the first party to use the new bride prep room which was fantastic for the morning. We arrived at 7am and even with 9 of us getting ready and 3 hair / make up people we had plenty of room to relax and get ready! Even when our photography and videographer arrived it was still spacious, a great addition to the venue!
The day itself ran smoothly, with Maidens on hand to help our suppliers and make the day really relaxing for us!
Our guests complimented the food / drinks (we opted for the gold menu and it was 10/10).
The portions were the perfect size and everyone said how the canapés just kept coming out!
We stayed at the venue and had breakfast with our guests in the morning which was just right for some sore heads!
Fantastic people, warm, welcoming venue and somewhere you just feel at home!
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