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Last update: January 2024

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 origional charm and details. Featuring stunning Georgian architecture mixed with 21st-century additions, this venue is a luxurious and unique setting to hold weddings all year through.

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 wedding per day, meaning that no other couple is married here on the same day. 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.

Award Winning.. we cannot help but shout it from the rooftops, we a SO PROUD!

2024 Regional Winner of the Wedding Industry Awards – Events Team – East of England

2024 Regional Winner of the Wedding Industry Awards – Wedding Venue (Hotel) – East of England

2024 National Winner of the Wedding Industry Awards – Wedding Venue (Hotel)

2024 Essex Wedding Awards – Best Events Team of the Year

2024 Essex Wedding Awards – Highly Commended – Wedding Venue of the Year

2023 Regional Winner of the Wedding Industry Awards – Wedding Venue (Hotel) – East of England

2023 National Winner of the Wedding Industry Awards – Wedding Venue (Hotel)

2023 Essex Wedding Awards – Best Historic Venue of the Year 2023 Essex Wedding Awards – Best Hotel Venue of the Year

2023 Hitched Wedding Award Winner 2023 Trip Advisor – Travellers Choice Awards (awarded to top 10 businesses)

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Small hotel
Stately home
Marquees and tents
Woodland and festival
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

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:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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100% Recommended by couples
Sofie Sent on 19/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect day

We had beyond the most perfect day.
The staff and venue exceeded every expectation and dream we ever had.
The staff at mulberry house are so special and attentive, there is nothing they wouldn’t do for you to make your day run smoothly and soothe any nerves haha!
We looked at many venues to begin with but nothing felt more like home than at mulberry house, it’s not just a place it’s a feeling and I would recommend this venue for any occasion to celebrate and make the most beautiful memories.
Rebecca G. Sent on 03/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Personalised Service, Amazing Staff and Venue

It's hard to put into words how amazing the team at Mulberry House have been with our wedding. From the first day we saw the venue on an open day, we knew this would be where we would be celebrating! The staff have been so helpful throughout the whole process, making the day go so smoothly. We had our menu tasting and all of the food we had was amazing. We had a Jewish Wedding with a lot of dietary requirements but the bespoke service helped us to feel at ease. On the day, it was like being with friends (especially with Clare and Sammy) rather than them being staff. They thought of every little detail. I cannot say thank you enough to the whole team, and the alpacas ;) Thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Kathryn C. Sent on 20/03/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

James and Kate 15.03.2024

What an absolutely fantastic place to spend the most special day of our lives with. The Mulberry House team truly are a dream team. Efficient, courteous, thoughtful and so welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. I didn’t have to think about a thing except my wedding, my husband and enjoying myself. Highly recommend Mulberrry House.
Laura A. Sent on 19/02/2024
4.8 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue

From the moment we arrived at the venue to look around, we knew this venue had everything we wanted and more. The team at mulberry house couldn’t have done more to ensure we had the perfect day. The food, the service, the venue and the staff were brilliant and always on hand to help or provide assistance when required. The food was delightful from start to finish, from the canapés, the wedding breakfast, the buffet and the breakfast the morning after. Jo and David deserve a special mention as they went above and beyond on our wedding day to make sure we had nothing to worry about.
Emma M. Sent on 11/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding venue

We used mulberry house for our post elopement party in February 2024. The service was OUTSTANDING - in advance of the wedding their comms were very good, particularly in the days/weeks leading up to the wedding, however, on the day the team provided such incredible hospitality. We also stayed the night before & had a pre wedding dinner which was hosted well. Shout out to David, Sammi & Jo for their personable & hospitable service. The food on both days was fantastic, plates were hot, portions were big, food was all cooked perfectly. We can’t wait to come back and try the food again!
We had some hiccups with the bedroom reservations & some of the rooms had some issues on the day but this didn’t detract from the overall experience. We would thoroughly recommend Mulberry House for anyone considering having their wedding there.
Kassie L. Sent on 07/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Our Dream Wedding 30.12.30

The best day of our lives & not just because we married that goes with out saying. The venue is stunning alone and has the most warm cosy feel. The team at mulberry house and how they looked after us and our guests where amazing on the run up to our day & on the day Chloe, Jo, Claire, David #legend, Denise & Sammy we can’t thank you enough and our friends and family have not stopped talking about the wedding and the venue how everything Just flowed so amazingly on the day too. We can’t wait to visit you again for valentines. Love Kassie & Rob x
Sam E. Sent on 03/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our perfect wedding

An absolutely beautiful venue on stunning grounds. Staff cannot do enough for you. We had our wedding in November so the Xmas decorations were up and it was spectacular. A day my wife and I will never forget
Danielle C. Sent on 07/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue with the kindest staff

Our wedding day at Mulberry House was incredible. All the staff were so friendly and ran the whole day so smoothly. We were well looked after from start to finish by everyone. They made the day feel so special and were genuinely as happy and excited for us as our guests.

We booked after attending an open day. It was so easy to do and communication was great on the lead up to our day. We enjoyed a tasting evening to choose our meal. Everyone said how good the food was. Our planning meeting in advance of the day was really helpful and they made it really easy to create a schedule of the day, submit our table plans etc. They made it so stress free and handled everything behind the scenes effortlessly including setting up some of our decorations.

Mulberrys recommended vendors were great too. Shout out to Claire, Jo and Chloe in particular for all your support and help. Thank you. Danielle and Gregory Jackson 4.11.2023 xxx
Charmaine K. Sent on 31/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Out of this world

If you would like a wedding venue where you can have your ceremony and wedding all under one roof you need to go and see Mulberry House, We saw so many wedding venues, I walked into Mulberry House and I fell in love.

The ceremony room is intimate but still big enough to accommodate a lot of people.

We had our wedding breakfast in the marque which was amazing as it is big and amazing to decorate!!!
In the evening it was great as the bar is in the marque, we saw so many venues where the bar is away from the dancefloor so it stops people from dancing!!!

The food, even though cooking for so many people, is unreal! every single one of our guests mentioned how amazing the food was - and the food shack if you can get it depending on the time of year..... is the best evening food! Our guests absolutely loved it all!

All the staff are so lovely, Jo and Chloe were two of the members of staff we spent the most time with in the lead up- both went out of their way to help us. Above and beyond every single time! Chloe did all our planning, she was patient with me as I am useless at replying! Jo was there to greet us on the door, she is so calming on the day, and the lead up. Nothing is an issue for her. She just says.... Leave it with me and she sorts it straight away!

And then there is Claire... who is a little bit like a wedding fairy godmother. She comes in and makes sure everything is perfect. She gets it! She knows it is going to happen before you do, even little things like I was away from the top table when my dinner came, she whipped it away and kept it warm till I came back. Little things like that, she advises, watches, and swoops in and makes everything perfect. She is simply amazing!

I wish I could do it all again!!
Hayley A. Sent on 23/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely brilliant

I honestly couldn’t fault our wedding day. It was everything we dreamt of and more. Claire and the rest of the team were amazing, nothing was too much trouble and anything I needed claire was right by my side. She is a real asset to mulberry house and has a right calmer way about her which put me at complete ease. Chloe was also very good with the run up to the wedding and always replied to any queries promptly.

Thank you all so much for the best wedding ever. I’m so gutted it’s over ❤️
Vivienne Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Could not find a better Wedding Venue!!

In September, we celebrated our wedding at Mulberry House in High Ongar, and the experience surpassed all expectations. The venue's charm, complemented by its picturesque surroundings, provided an exceptional backdrop for our special day.

Venue and Atmosphere:
Mulberry House effortlessly emanates elegance and sophistication. The enchanting gardens, historic architecture, and the unexpected delight of Alpacas added a touch of magic, creating a romantic atmosphere that captivated both us and our guests. The venue struck the perfect balance, offering an intimate yet spacious setting for our celebration.

Professionalism and Service:
Clare and the Mulberry House team were nothing short of outstanding. From the initial planning stages to the day of the event, their professionalism and meticulous attention to detail were evident. They seamlessly handled unforeseen circumstances, such as last-minute table adjustments and tweaks to the timeline, demonstrating a level of service that far exceeded our expectations.

The culinary experience at Mulberry House was a delight. With a diverse menu and exceptional food quality, our guests couldn't stop raving about the delicious meals. The catering team's ability to accommodate dietary preferences was impressive. A thoughtful touch was when I couldn't finish my dessert, and they generously saved an extra piece, leaving it in our bridal suite for us to enjoy later.

Flexibility and Coordination:
Mulberry House's standout feature was its flexibility. The team worked closely with us to bring our vision to life, accommodating our requests and ensuring that every detail aligned with our preferences. On the day of the event, their flawless coordination allowed us to relax and fully immerse ourselves in our special moments.

Value for Money:
Mulberry House delivered excellent value for both the quality of service and the venue itself. Their inclusive packages streamlined the planning process, and we felt that the investment was met with exceptional value.

In conclusion, Mulberry House in High Ongar surpassed our expectations as a wedding venue. For those seeking a perfect blend of timeless elegance and top-notch service, look no further. Our heartfelt thanks go to the Mulberry House team for making our wedding day truly unforgettable. We wholeheartedly recommend this venue – it's a five-star experience! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Emma G. Sent on 03/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

So Much More Than We’d Hoped For

Our wedding day was unreal, a total dream come true & we couldn’t have wished for more!

The staff were beyond helpful (especially Chloe with the help & support she gave us on the lead up to our big day). Every single staff member was so kind, so happy & so thoughtful right down to the smaller details. We never had to ask them for anything because they literally knew what we wanted before we did!

The venue itself is beyond words & it’s got such a lovely energy about the place. The grounds are breathtaking & very well kept. Literally made for beautiful wedding photos!

The food was amazing, so many guests were telling me how much they loved their meals. Even my fussy eater guests were in shock! Well done chefs, you’re amazing!

Thank you to completely everybody at Mulberry House, you did everything to make our day perfect & it really really was. We appreciate all your efforts & we can’t thank you enough!

With love,
Mr & Mrs Gee 🥂 xx
Duncan B. Sent on 05/10/2023
4.8 out of 5 rating

Wonderful venue, staff and service

Our daughter was married at Mulberry house on 24/9 and it was a perfect day. The venue and amenities are first class and the staff and service were wonderful. Special mention to Clair who was our brilliant coordinator on the day also to David the maitre de and Sammy. Also the photographer Scott, the harpist, the videographer and another Scott the DJ were all brilliant. The setting is beautiful with the grounds looking glorious. What we liked as well was that following an emotional ceremony guests were served drinks and canapés in the garden room and grounds, then after the photos the wedding dinner was served in the ceremony + room, afterwards teas and coffees are served in the garden room before the party kicked off in the Marquee. Everything was organised beautifully. The rooms were all very comfortable and breakfast the next day was excellent. If you choose Mulberry house you really will have a wedding to remember.
Jennie Sent on 16/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Such an amazing team and venue!

The venue is so beautiful, the staff are even more beautiful! They are the best team. Friendly, professional, always on hand. Our wedding would not have been so amazing if it wasn’t for the team here. They are absolutely incredible. I cannot fault this place or people at all. I feel like I’ve gained a new family as well as a new husband!
Cecilia M. Sent on 29/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Worth every pennu

Where do we begin??

We got married last Saturday at Mulberry House, with our service taking place at St Mary’s High Ongar and then the wedding breakfast and party taking place at the venue.

From the beginning, we were so amazed with the care given from the team at MH. Due to a busy work life, I wasn’t always on top of emails and would often be slow when communicating with the team. Despite this, Chloe was able to keep up with my ever changing decisions and remained professional throughout the planning process. On the day of the wedding, Chloe’s notes enabled every member of staff to know what to expect, and the day went on without a hitch.

In terms of the actual wedding day, we were so well looked after by Claire. She ensured I ate properly in the morning, kept checking to see if I needed anything and gave me a well needed hug when I started feeling anxious. After the ceremony, Claire continued to be fabulous. She was always so positive and kept everything running so smoothly, to the point where we did not feel one ounce of stress. I did a lot of DIY decorations in order to save money, and Claire made sure the venue looked exactly how I saw it in my head! Claire - the day wouldn’t be what it was without you. You are amazing!

Alison was also brilliant. My family were in awe of how easy going she was and that she could have a laugh with them! I was always well looked after by Alison. She would always keep an eye out for us at the bar and made us feel like royalty.

Finally, there is not one negative comment I can say about the team at Mulberry house. They truly are a family and deliver top quality service every single day. Whilst their every day work life is a normal day to them, a couples wedding day can be one of the biggest events of their life. On our wedding day, we felt like we were the first and only couple to have ever got married at Mulberry house. We were made to feel so special in every way by Claire and the team.

In the lead up to our wedding, Mulberry House had back-to-back weddings throughout the month. However, this did not show. The staff radiated so much energy and positivity throughout the day, and I can honestly say, I would not have changed the venue for the world!

I just wish we could do it all again.
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