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Mulberry House

High Ongar, Essex View map Visit website
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Menus from £99
40 to 150 Guests

About

Mulberry House is a family-owned and operated wedding venue located in High Ongar, England. This Essex estate is nestled on 22 acres of rolling fields, wishing wells, and lakes that create a breathtaking backdrop. The historic house has been subtly converted into a boutique hotel while retaining its retro charm and details. Featuring stunning Georgian architecture mixed with 21st-century additions, this venue is a luxurious and unique setting for celebrations of love.

Facilities and Capacity

Mulberry House is licensed for civil ceremonies of up to 130 people. The venue has two beautiful wedding reception spaces, both of which come equipped with working bars and can seat between 50 and 140 guests. The Mulberry Suite is furnished with two exquisite chandeliers and exposed beams, while the Marquee is draped with white cloth and fairy lights. Before dining and dancing, drinks receptions can be held on the terrace overlooks the grounds and lake. After the festivities, you and your loved ones can retire to the hotel's 23 overnight accommodations. These comfortable and tastefully-designed en-suite bedrooms will allow you to relax and unwind after a fun-filled day with all your friends and family.

Services Offered

Mulberry House only hosts one event per day, meaning you will have exclusive access to the hotel throughout your wedding. The only creatures you will share the property with are the alpacas, donkeys, and rare birds that also call the estate home. For your big day, you will have a dedicated Wedding Co-Ordinator, Function Manager, and waiting staff at your disposal to ensure everything goes seamlessly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Venue Type:

Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Stately Home
Historic
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Civil Ceremony Licence
Outdoor License

Dining Options:

Seated Meal Facilities
Corkage Option
Alcohol Licence
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering

Evening Entertainment:

Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
Evening Reception Facilities
DJ Facilities

Overnight Accommodation:

Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests

Venue Staff Assistance:

Wedding Coordinator

Venue Leisure Facilities:

Health Suite

Other Features:

Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Pets Welcome
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    Alice S. Married on 02/07/2022
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    Alice & Zach

    We had a wonderful experience at Mulberry House. Our wedding celebrations ran smoothly and Claire was more than determined that everything on the day had to be perfect (and it was!). The bridal preparation suite is a big, bright room with a luxurious feel, and I loved getting ready there.
    We were originally planning to get married outside, but because of the rain we had to change plans. The room turnaround was quick and the ceremony room looked fantastic – charming and intimate. Everyone complimented the stunning grounds and the food , which was just like at the tasting we did in back in January – delicious and in generous portions. We had ice cream and cocktails during reception, and it was a lovely little extra I'd recommend. After the ceremony and pictures, my now husband and I were treated to champagne and canapés in the library to have a moment just for us – very thoughtful.
    A special thanks to Jo for helping with a last minute hair emergency!
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    Sue G. Married on 26/06/2022
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    Laura and Jay 26/06/2022

    Mulberry House is the most amazing venue for any wedding, no matter how large or small.
    There are so many intimate areas but also room enough for the grand party/disco in the marquee.
    The bedrooms for guests are stunning and every single detail is covered and no request, is ever too much for the staff.
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    Daniella A. Married on 29/05/2022
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    Exactly what I wished for! 🌟

    I am so happy that I chose Mulberry House as my wedding venue. The small details on your wedding day are really important and I can say that having an exclusive venue with no other weddings going on is so important, and you can have that at Mulberry. The individual touches such as leaving a plate of our wedding cake and a bottle of champagne in our room for the wedding night have made this venue stand out in my mind and I will continue to shout their praises to everyone.
    This hotel is not very well known and I am glad, as it is able to maintain a really high standard of service without having to compromise for demand. Their grounds are beautiful and I knew my photos would be great! The standard package they offer is excellent and you will not need to consider lots of extras unless you would like that kind of lavish wedding. Costs were all very good and I am so glad I was able to keep close to my budget by choosing this venue.
    Moving onto staff and service, I cannot fault it!
    Nicola was in contact with me by email throughout the whole planning process. I was always able to get in touch and so questions with speedy and professional responses. I did not have a planner so being able to have this contact made everything easier. On the day, Claire, David, Sonia and the rest of the team were outstanding. They organised all the suppliers and made sure it went without a hitch. I cannot thank them enough for making my wedding day beautiful! 🥰🥰🥰
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    Andre A. Married on 22/05/2022
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    Fantastic from start to finish!

    Having spent our first night as a couple at Mulberry House, we couldn't think of anywhere better to tie the knot almost five years later.

    After booking our date in late 2019, the service we received from Mulberry remained exceptional throughout, even as the pandemic raged on.

    In the run up to the big day, a member of staff was always available to answer our questions, and our unorthodox decor and design ideas were taken on with enthusiasm.

    Three months ahead of the wedding, we really enjoyed our menu tasting evening, giving us an opportunity to sample Mulberry's excellent, restaurant quality food and wine.

    On the day itself, the staff were attentive, extremely efficient and courteous. They were absolutely invaluable in making the day progress smoothly.

    We're so grateful to all the team at Mulberry for giving us the wedding we dreamed of. Thank you so much!

    Siân and Andre
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    Samantha P. Married on 01/05/2022
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    Incredible

    I couldn’t fault the team at MH. They made our day truly special! Nothing was too much effort and they accommodated our changes with professionalism! We couldn’t have picked a better location or team of people to make our day as perfect as it was! Thank you all x From the new Mr and Mrs Peters
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    Heather M. Married on 10/04/2022
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    Exceptional Wedding Venue

    So finally after a few cancellations due to Covid, Charlotte and I finally made it down the aisle. From the day we fell in love with Mulberry house back in 2019, through the cancellations and uncertainty of when our wedding would be, both Georgia and Nicola were always there to assist and keep our hopes and dreams alive as did the Mulberry House team suppliers, who we highly recommend using for your day. They all work so hard as a team and give so much attention to detail for your requirements to make your day special and take away any stress and worries before and on the whole day of set up to finish.

    Leading up to the day, from food, wine tasting to many questions, Clare, and her team were beyond amazing, kind, attentive to ours and guests needs, so much attention to detail, that truly made our day so special from start to the end. David and Jo, were awesome, their 5 star treatment to us and guests, who have all applauded them for their hard and amazing team work. Food was to perfection and generously portioned.The whole Mulberry House team executed a stress free seamless day and we can’t thank them enough for every moment of our special day. Our day will never be forgotten and a beautiful memory to cherish, forever.

    I believe our photos are testimonial to what an amazing day we had and that we highly recommend booking your wedding at Mulberry House and get the 5 star treatment everyone deserves on their wedding day.
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    Louise-Marie E. Married on 05/04/2022
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    Mr and Mrs Fisher

    Well where can I start, the staff at mulberry house are the BEST! It started off when we booked our day, they made the process so easy to go through all the planning with them they kept us updated at every single stage, we used a lot of their recommended suppliers too which made the day even smoother and they were also amazing! Then it came to our actual wedding day, I didn’t think they could make me feel any calmer but honestly they did, my husband even mentioned how they constantly checked how he was doing in the lead up too!
    The team made all of our guests feel so happy and comfortable (and we had a lot of guests!) as well and the compliments we got on the grounds themselves well I just can’t begin to describe !
    I cannot recommend the this venue enough! Nicola, Claire, Jo and the entire team at mulberry house I cannot begin to thank you enough for how special you made our day ! We will never forget it!
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    Kat H. Married on 27/03/2022
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    Perfect Wedding Venue

    I can’t recommend Mulberry House enough for your special day. From our very first show around, the team were so friendly and helpful. While planning our big day, I always received very quick responses to my (many!) emails and on the day, nothing was too much trouble. Everything ran seamlessly and I can’t thank everyone at Mulberry House enough for making our dream wedding come true. The venue itself is absolutely beautiful and set in stunning grounds. Highly, highly recommend! Have already returned since the wedding, for their Easter themed afternoon tea with my little boy, who thoroughly enjoyed the egg hunt and meeting the Easter bunny. I will continue to return to Mulberry House in future ☺️
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    James W. Married on 25/02/2022
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    Amazing Wedding At Short Notice

    We requested a wedding at really short notice, ended up changing the dates twice but everyone at Mulberry House was fantastic with it. Everyone was so helpful, friendly and supported us at every step of the process. From the food tasting right through to the wedding day the professionalism was incredible, on the actual day everyone was so friendly and it just ran so smoothly because of the staff there. Actual wedding was stunning and the grounds kept amazingly, would 100% recommend anyone wanting to get married to get married here. So, so happy we chose Mulberry House to get married.
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    Sue S. Married on 29/12/2021
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    Our Wedding Day

    We fell in love with Mulberry House in January 2020 when we went to a Wedding Fair. We booked our wedding for December 2020 but had to postpone it due to Covid. We rearranged our wedding for this year and after lots of uncertainty in the days beforehand we were so happy and relieved that we could go ahead. The whole Team at Mulberry House worked so hard to make sure our day went smoothly despite having to make changes to our seating plan just hours before our wedding.
    We had the most magical day and Mulberry House will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    Sue and Phil Soldano
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    Grace J. Married on 01/10/2021
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    Jarvis Wedding Day At Mulberry House

    What a great venue!
    We booked our big day a few days before lockdown first began. We were lucky enough to not have to move our date but were assured on multiple occasions by Mulberry House that if need be we could move it.
    Our day went ahead as planned. The lead up to the day and planning with Nicola went smoothly and she catered to everything we wanted. She made us feel at ease that the day would go perfectly, and it did!
    Georgia was our coordinator for the day and she was great! Put us totally at ease, was great with the flower girls and boys and made our day flow effortlessly. We were then passed over to the F&B manager for the wedding breakfast and evening, which again flowed perfectly. The food was great, as was the service! The evening was fab too; the bar service was prompt, evening food was great and when we asked to top it up for seconds for our guest they were great at accommodating. All the day and evening staff were equally friendly and attentive. I wish we could do it all again! And the next morning just extended all the fun, we had the best full English breakfast (many of our guests agreed) and had a nice relaxed atmosphere with friends and family until check out. It is a very relaxed venue and you really feel at home here.
    I can't recommend this venue enough, a truly lovely team and beautiful venue. We will be back for afternoon tea soon!
    Grace and Harry Jarvis xx
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    Kimberley S. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Fab-u-lous!

    What a fantastic place! The staff really can't do enough and certainly go that extra mile to make your day wonderful! Food is superb too! All in all can't recommend this place enough!
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    Natalie G. Married on 03/09/2021
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    Exceptional wedding venue!

    A big thank you to Mulberry House for making our wedding day so special.
    We had an amazing time...as did all our guests!
    Mulberry looked beautiful inside and out. We were so impressed with the team there. All the staff were friendly, well organised, attentive and very approachable.
    We would like to say an extra special thank you to Claire and David. They were fantastic!
    Nothing was too much trouble for them.
    I cannot praise them highly enough!
    I would not hesitate to recommend this wedding venue!
    Thanks again Mulberry!
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    Eloise Married on 28/08/2021
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    Perfect Wedding Venue

    Where to begin! Simply put, Mulberry House are an incredible wedding venue.

    We chose Mulberry House for a number of reasons:
    - Everything is under one roof, including accommodation for our guests which meant the day flowed nicely with guests not being dragged from one location to another!
    - The setting is just stunning. No amount of photos or videos could portray exactly how it feels to be at this beautiful location.
    - The building looks amazing in photos, there is clearly a lot of attention to detail and this is reflected in how well the venue is kept.
    - Every review we read commented on how amazing the level of service was which we discovered was completely accurate.

    In the planning stages, nothing was too much trouble. Nicola and Georgia answered all of our queries promptly and in great detail, always putting our desires first to ensure we had the day we envisaged. They kept us up to date at all times and the entire team work so coherently together to ensure no detail is overlooked. They gave us so many options and were completely flexible - we could have our ceremony indoors or outdoors; there were multiple spaces for our wedding breakfast; timings were entirely up to us and whilst they had plenty of suggestions for suppliers they were also happy for us to find our own. The Mulberry House team liased and co-ordinated with our many suppliers effortlessly - we didn't need to do anything at all!

    On the day, we arrived early and reception let us in. The entire reception team were so warm and welcoming, it was a great start to the day. The catering staff served us the most incredible breakfast, it was laid out beautiful and was almost too good to eat. They also provided vegan and vegetarian options and nothing was too much trouble for them.

    Later in the morning, we were met by Claire (venue co-ordinator) who is truly one of the kindest and most attentive people we have ever encountered. She could not do enough for us and we felt in safe hands from the moment she greeted us on the day. She checked in with us regularly to reassure us things were going to plan and to ask if there was anything else we needed from her. She orchestrated the day effortlessly and seemed to have a vision in her mind of exactly how things would and should run - she is truly a pro.

    Halfway through the day, we were handed over to David (banqueting manager). Like Claire, he had a calming and warm manner and made sure we had everything we wanted. He took amazing care of us and our guests, who all commented on how wonderful all the staff had been. The food for the entire day from canapés to the wedding breakfast to the barbeque in the evening - it was all just SO delicious. I couldn't finish my dessert and one of team offered to save it for me for later which I was so grateful for as it was the best crème brulée I've ever had!

    The evening of the wedding went so smoothly which is a testimony to how committed Mulberry House are to events planning and organising. They co-ordinated all of our suppliers in a way that Charlie and I only had to enjoy the day as it unfolded in front of us! When we went up to our room for the night, we were met with a bottle of bubbly on ice and a selection of some of our dessert table (we were so grateful for this as we hadn't got a chance to try everything!).

    The morning after, we had breakfast with all of our guests that had stayed and it was just as delicious as the food on the day of the wedding. It was the perfect way to finish our wedding, which we didn't want to end!

    We would like to say thank you to each and every member of the Mulberry House team - you all exceeded our expectations in delivering a wedding day that we couldn't even have dreamt of.

    To anyone considering getting married at Mulberry House - snap them up right now! You won't regret it!

    Eloise and Charlie x





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Deals

Mulberry House 1
Offer

TWIXMAS WEDDING PACKAGE - 23RD // 27TH // 30TH DECEMBER 2022

£8,100 - BASED ON 60 ADULT GUESTS

INCLUDES DJ AND FESTIVE VENUE DECOR

Mulberry House 2
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NEW YEARS EVE WEDDING PACKAGE 2022

£14,995

Based on 80 adult day guests

(Additional day guests £99)

(Additional evening only guests £25.00)

Say ‘I Do’ at Mulberry House this New Year’s Eve and take advantage of the following, never seen before, all-inclusive package:

Venue Hire & Exclusive use of Mulberry House and grounds for Saturday 31st December and 1st January 2023!

Bridal Changing Facilities with hair & makeup stations and bridal brunch for the bridal party while getting ready

Grooms changing facilities and Lounge available from midday with beers and bacon rolls for the boys

A glass of Prosecco or bottled beer following the ceremony

Canapes served in the beautiful garden room while you mingle with your guests

Beautiful grounds for photo opportunities

Luxury 3 course wedding meal

Half a bottle House wine per person for the meal

Tea & Coffee with chocolates

A glass of prosecco for your speeches

Evening food to soak up the booze!

Midnight sparklers with a glass of fizz

DJ playing your favourite songs until 1am

LED Light Up Dancefloor to kick the party off

Luxury Flower Arch

Gorgeous table centre pieces

Cake stand & knife

Festive venue décor

Registrar/top table flowers

Limewash Chiavari Chairs

Aisle chair sashes

Aisle Runner

Ceremony ceiling canopies

Honeymoon Suite

Late finish at 1am

All 23 guest bedrooms available for your guests to book

New Year’s Day private brunch served in the Garden Room to include Bucks Fizz & Bloody Mary station – start the year as you mean to go on!

Check out at 2pm, giving you plenty of time to enjoy Mulberry House and its beautiful surroundings!

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