Mulberry House

(13 reviews) 13 4.92
Chelmsford Road High Ongar Essex CM5 9NL
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About Mulberry House

Chelmsford Road, High Ongar
Essex, CM5 9NL

Congratulations on your Engagement!

Nestled within the beautiful Essex countryside, Mulberry House is a family run boutique hotel renowned for delivering wonderful weddings. With years of experience, you can rest assured that you’re in great hands with our team at this fantastic venue.

While we have subtly converted Mulberry House into a beautiful Hotel and Venue with accommodation, we have kept in mind the history of the building, which offers a combination of traditional Georgian architecture with modern twenty-first century additions resulting in a truly unique wedding venue with wow-factor.

We are licensed for Civil Ceremonies and can accommodate up to 130 guests. We also have two ideal Wedding Reception venues to choose from, both of which have full working bars within the room and capacity seating between 50 to 140 guests. Our Mulberry Suite has two exquisite chandeliers and exposed beams, and our Marquee has floor to ceiling white drapes and fairy lights with a private decking terrace. Before the wedding breakfast begins, we offer the fabulous terrace overlooking the grounds and lake, perfect for hosting your drinks reception and for taking some group shots with your friends and family!

At the end of the night you and your guests can retire to our on site accomodation. We have 23 bedrooms in total, all of which are all reserved for your guests only.

We’d love to have the opportunity to invite you to come up and see this beautiful venue in the person, you can then sit down with our Coordinator and discuss your wedding ideas in more detail.


• Twenty three comfortably furnished bedrooms for your friends and family, initially allocated to your wedding party. • One wedding a day venue. Exclusive Use available. • 22 acres of stunning grounds with lakes and wishing wells, also home to Alpacas, Donkeys and many rare birds • Licensed for Civil Ceremonies up to 130 guests. Outside ceremony license pending. • Evening Receptions for up to 250 guests with a private bar until midnight. • Dedicated Wedding Co-Ordinator, Function Manager and friendly waiting staff.

Facilities at Mulberry House

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Marquees and Tents
Woodland and Festival
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
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

Mulberry House Reviews (13)

Fantastic Venue, Fantastic Food!
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By Billie & Chris, on 30 Oct 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Oct 2019

I just want to say a really quick thank you, you guys were honestly so amazing! We absolutely fell in love with Mulberry House the first time we saw it. Big thank you to Georgia and Stephanie for all of your help. Stephanie, your personality is absolutely amazing and telling me that I looked like a real life princess Elsa made my day! ?? Claire was so wonderful throughout the day and nothing was too much trouble. The way you go above and beyond for your couples and all of the guests absolutely astounded me. Everyone commented how helpful you were and all of the staff were so so lovely! Everyone (including a couple of friends that are chefs) said that the food was amazing, so big thank you to the chefs!

Incredible day!
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By James & Couch, on 28 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 09 Aug 2019

Liam and I would like to say a huge thank you to yourself, Georgia, Claire and all the team on the day for being absolutely incredible! The day ran completely smoothly and I didn’t need to worry about anything! The venue looked beautiful and the food was so delicious - we received quite a few comments from guests that this was the best food they had ever had at a wedding! The staff were all so helpful and went out of their way - one of the waitresses even helped me with my dress. We would without a doubt recommend Mulberry House to anyone as a wedding venue and can’t wait to return for dinner for our first wedding anniversary.

thank you
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By Jackie & Paul, on 28 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2019

Paul and I would like to thank all the staff at Mulberry House for the flawless arrangements on Friday and a special thank you to Claire for managing the day so well. All of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the day and sang the praises of the venue, staff and food! We would, without hesitation recommend your venue.

Perfect day
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By Emma Goddard, on 28 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 25 Jun 2019

Thank you so much for providing the best service we could possibly ever ask for it was truly the best day of our lives and we couldn’t of wished for anything more. Claire you a true credit to mulberry house you gave everything your all and the day ran amazingly. I can’t tell you the amount of compliments I’ve had about every single member of staff at mulberry house.

Amazing venue!
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By Sasha, on 28 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Apr 2019

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your staff for making our day perfect. We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Such a beautiful day. Loads of complements about the food and service.

Perfect All-Round Essex Wedding Venue
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By Billy, on 28 Feb 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Feb 2017

Mulberry house is a beautiful period building with multiple areas to host your wedding day. A good selection of rooms for your guests and offers fantastic food and drink options. We chose this venue for its great balance of traditional countryside setting with modern facilities. This venue offers real value for money and is well worth it. The wedding co-ordinators are fantastic and will help you ensure your day is as you picture. Thanks Mulberry House!! Billy and Dan

A perfect wedding location
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By Jane Jackson, on 10 Jan 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Dec 2016

We decided to get married at Mulberry House after seeing the beautiful location, gardens and facilities. The amazing and attentive staff went above and beyond throughout the planning of the wedding and on the day itself. Having a dedicated wedding planner from Mulberry House meant that all levels of stress were greatly reduced, be it from giving advice on suppliers, to timings of the day etc. In addition to the wonderful staff and facilities, was the delicious food - the menu options we had to choose from were varied and interesting. The food at the wedding was served hot, generous portions and exactly like we had tried on our tasting day. The waiting staff were extremely attentive and everything flowed perfectly. All our guests have said how much they enjoyed the day and how Mulberry House was a perfect wedding location. It really was the perfect day we had dreamed of, thanks to all that Mulberry House has to offer. Highly recommended.

Best day ever so far
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By Alysha Cracknell, on 12 Mar 2017Date of Wedding - 06 Oct 2016

Had an absolutely amazing day, everything went so smooth and to plan. The only thing I had to worry about was getting ready, the staff had everything under control. I just want to do it again and again and wouldn't do it anywhere else than here. The grounds are so beautiful and have given us the most gorgeous wedding pictures.

Dream Wedding Venue
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By Sarah and James, on 21 Dec 2016Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2016

I honestly do not know how we could possibly thank the Mulberry House team enough for our wonderful wedding. From the first time we were shown around the venue to our departure after our wedding day we felt completely at home and in good hands. The grounds are perfect and all of the staff here are so very welcoming. Our day ran seamlessly down to brilliant planning by their events team - who were always happy to answer numerous emails and questions!! The staff on the day couldn't do enough to help us and our guests feel at home and fully catered for. I couldn't recommend this venue more to any newly engaged couples and we intend on returning again and again. Thank you Mulberry House! Sarah and James xxx

The Best Day of our Lives
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By Katie, on 21 Aug 2016Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2016

Where do I start with Mulberry House?! We cannot thank this amazing venue enough for making all of our dreams and visions come true!!!! From start to finish we were made to feel at home and the staff couldn't do enough to accommodate us and our guests! Everyone commented on how beautiful the food was and how lovely the staff were who served it. The receptionist took all of our friends and families to their room and settled them in as if it were a home away from home. The grounds are stunning, we are really looking forward to getting our photos back and having them for life. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we will be back again and again for yummy afternoon teas and Sunday lunches. All our love, Katie and Edward xxx

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By Alan Mills, on 05 Jun 2016

Please please please read this before booking your wedding at Mulberry House!!! These people did all they could to ruin our big day. We booked our wedding in January 2016 to take place on 7th May 2016. My wife and I had no experience in wedding procedures and was therefore in the hands of the management of the house as to how the day should unfold. Reservations After reading through their documents they suggested that the ceremony should take place at 14:00. After booking the registrars and sending out the invites the house refused to allow my guests to check in before 14:00. Using the schedule they provided my guests would need to arrive dressed and sit through the ceremony with their overnight bags. Wine I paid in advance for 50 bottles of wine for my guests. The house openly admits that it provided 29.5 bottles of wine but made me pay for the wine consumed after that point. Bar tab When booking the wedding in January the price of most spirits was £3.00. When looking at the part of the receipts they were able to provide the cost of the drinks went from £3.00 a drink to £4.25. An increase of 42%. I am currently trying to reclaim £3000.00 from the house for overcharged drinks. I have noted that the house has an unsatisfied County Court Judgment against them for £95 which has also given me concern. Cake The cake maker set the cake up and it looked amazing. We all left the room while they set the room up for the wedding breakfast. Whilst having canapés and enjoying time with my guests the house sent the photographer out to inform me that the cake fell over and has smashed on the floor.

Richard Kidner, General Manager at Mulberry House responded to this review on 31/08/2016 16:55:59

Dear Hitched community, There is always two sides to a story. I do not see it to be professional to publish details of a past couples wedding on a public forum. This would go against our ethics and integrity. We have hosted thousands of weddings at Mulberry House and pride ourselves on being a market leader in Essex. I have attached a paragraph from an email received from Alan M after his wedding day addressed to our events team: "Hi Nicola, What an amazing day Mrs M and I had. It is amazing how well everything went which was not by luck but through management and assistance from everyone at Mulberry House. I know my wife and I would like to say thank you to everyone that made Saturday a special day." We are in talks with Alan M regarding his bar account and a fair outcome will be reached. If any of our guests would like to discuss with me personally any doubts this review may have caused them please do call or write 01277 365398 / Regards, Richard Kidner and the entire team at Mulberry.

Very homely
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By Jemma, on 18 Aug 2015

This really does feel like a cosy, homely setting to share your day with your family and friends. 5 class staff is an added bonus!! Manners and smiles go a long way!

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