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On since 2022

Last update: November 2023

Pontlands Park is a hotel and wedding venue located in Great Baddow, Essex. This family-run hotel blends homely comfort with exceptional service. The Victorian house offers both indoor and outdoor event spaces so you can host the wedding day you've always dreamed of.

Facilities and Capacity

During the summer months, you can host licensed ceremonies in this hotel's gorgeous gardens. Under a gazebo, you and your loved one can exchange vows and your guests watch on in joy. A fountain and bridge complete the garden's look and make for wonderful photo opportunities. Indoor ceremony options include the Lilli Suite. This room overlooks the garden and provides a modern and stylish setting as you tie the knot. Once you've happily wed, you may host a drinks reception in the gardens. Here, you can mingle with guests, sip on beverages, and watch as the sun sets on your magical day. Wedding breakfasts may then unfold in the Dining Room. Here, you and sit down, enjoy great cuisine, and of course the speeches. The Dining Room may also hold your reception should you wish. Alternatively, outside receptions of up to 180 people can be hosted under a marquee on the site's grounds.


Pontlands Park has 35 luxurious bedrooms for you and your guest to use for overnight stays. These suites provide everything you need for a relaxing stay and a great night's sleep. This includes comfy bedding, an en-suite bathroom, and much more.

Services Offered

To assist with your wedding plans, this venue's team of professional, experienced staff will be on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly. They will work closely with you to make sure you have the perfect day to look back on for many years. A wedding coordinator can also be on-site during your wedding so you can simply enjoy your unforgettable celebrations.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Marquees and tents
Outdoor license

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Marquee available
Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities
Outdoor fireworks permitted

Overnight accommodation:

Overnight accommodation for wedding couple
Overnight accommodation for guests

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Venue leisure facilities:

Swimming pool

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
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Reviews for Pontlands Park

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Zoe Sent on 12/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

June 14th 2022

They were AMAZING!! Fom start to finish, and every member of staff I encountered, including the dining staff who ensured my groom and myself didn't see each other at breakfast the morning of our wedding. Every minute detail was taken care of and they were so welcoming. Would highly recommend
Tania Sent on 31/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Venue

Pontlands made our wedding vision come true, everything ran smootly on the day, the food was amazing and all the staff where brilliant.
Alice C. Sent on 26/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lovely venue!

Pontlands park listened to exactly what we wanted and made it happy. They respected our choices and worked with us to create our perfect special day. Food was amazing and service was exceptional.
Des Sent on 21/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Everything was Perfect

Went for our sons wedding, two night stay, from arrival to departure everything was perfect - rooms, food, drink, service, staff. Had the place to ourselves which made it even better. Would definitely recommend it!!
Mason Sent on 21/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent Wedding Venue

Attended a wedding reception early September. The staff were so welcoming and attentive and I particularly wanted to say thank you for attending to food intolerances so well. I couldn't have the prawn and crab part of starter so instead had a lovely chunk of goats cheese on top. Instead of beef wellington had a beautifully cooked fillet steak and dessert was a choc mousse with honeycomb. So different to being offered mixed leaf salad as a starter and fruit salad as a dessert so often. THANK YOU.
Madeleine W. Sent on 07/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

December Wedding - Outstanding Staff and venue

We planned our wedding here at very short notice. Aileen and Colette were absolutely fantastic at helping plan our intimate wedding. The staff were attentive at all times and paid great attention to detail, but with it were friendly and welcoming to all. The food what out of this world, not only delicious but also presentation and portion sizes. We had several compliments from our guests saying how much they enjoyed the food, their stay and how accommodating all of the staff were. The location, grounds and cleanliness of the hotel and grounds were outstanding. Big thank you to Aileen who sprinkled her magic on our special day, she was like the fairy Godmother ensuring everything ran smoothly and offered supportive words (and tissues) when needed. Cannot recommend this wonderful venue enough, not only for a wedding, but for dining and staying. The staff are a credit to them. Thank you so much.
Leanne Sent on 15/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Our wedding 1st July

From the start of our wedding preparations to our wedding day. Pontlands Park staff went over and beyond to make our day truly special. We had the most magical day one which we will always cherish and never forget. Thank you
Amy T. Sent on 28/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Helpful, professional and beautiful venue.

Searching for a wedding venue during this difficult time has not been easy but Pontlands Park has been great to us. We are over the moon that we will be getting married at Pontlands Park. Great views, good price and excellent staffs!
Claire B. Sent on 12/03/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excited for our special day!

2020 was the year we were planning to marry, but like many others, COVID stopped this. Our original venue was so unhelpful with the postponing and movement of our wedding day, that the worry and stress of planning our wedding turned into a nightmare. Having cancelled our wedding with them, we searched online for an alternative venue and came across Pontlands Park on the Hitched website. They had great reviews and the stunning photos made us excited to enquire. We live in the outskirts of Chelmsford and didn’t realise they offer exclusivity as part of their wedding packages. They couldn’t have been more honourable and accommodating, and we are both so excited for our special day!
Alison Sent on 15/08/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Kriescher Wedding

Andrew and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the wedding team at Pontlands Park for making our wedding day so special! Everything went perfectly on the day and exceeded our expectations and this was due to the fantastic organisation and communication by all the managers, also nothing was ever too much trouble during organising the wedding. The venue is absolutely stunning and was commented on by all the guests as was the professionalism and helpfulness of all the staff.
Thank you again to everyone for making our day such a memorable one, we will certainly be using the venue again for any future celebrations.
Marina Sent on 22/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Extra touches

We held our wedding at Pontlands Park and it couldn't have been more perfect. The staff were very helpful and attentive and had laid our reception room out just as we wanted it, and with extra touches that we weren't expecting. The food was delicious and served promptly. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this venue.
Amanda Sent on 22/03/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Daughters Wedding

We held Our daughters wedding reception at Pontlands Park on 3rd Feb 2018. Although we had not seen the hotel until the day before the wedding we had lots of emails and phone calls prior to the reception. We found the coordinator helpful, all our requests and worries were sorted.
When we saw the Marquee it was all and more than we had expected and with a few tweaks here and there we have the venue looking beautiful.
The wedding day went without a hitch we had red carpet treatment on arrival with canapes and bubbly and the perfect setting for photographs any bride could wish for.
The staff were attentive professional throughout the day.
Dinner was everything we were promised it would be. Served beautifully our veterinarian guests delighted and impressed with their meal. The chef, staff and venue was everything and more than we expected. Supper ended the day with buffet all our guests were happy and well catered for.
Thank you to all the staff for helping to make the day special for our daughter and son in law. Excellent service beautiful setting.
Chloe Sent on 18/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

My Wedding

This venue was perfect. It was everything I could have wished for. The photos were amazing. The food was delicious and the service was brilliant. I would definitely recommend this venue, the help from the co-ordinator and the manager was excellent, they set my mind at easy with any queries I had leading up to the day. Definitely saved me a lot of time worrying.
Thank you all.
Amelia Sent on 18/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Best Day

I recently had my wedding at Pontlands Park Hotel. It was amazing from the organisation leading up to the day and the day itself. The staff were second to none on the day, they couldn't do enough for us. The room looked gorgeous and the food was outstanding. All my guests kept commenting on how lovely it was.
Thank you so much for making mine and my husbands day so wonderful.
Sandra Sent on 18/12/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue

Just wanted to say what a wonderful job the staff did on the day of my wedding.
The venue itself is beautiful and the room was laid perfectly.
I could not have wished for better service. Everything from the moment I booked the venue was handled brilliantly.
Thank you again to all at Pontlands Park.
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