Located in the picturesque Belchamp countryside, Smeetham Hall Barn dates back to the 16th century and has been transformed into one of the top wedding venues in Essex. Set against a stunning rural backdrop and within breathtaking gardens, complete with a willow bordered lake, this venue is sure to provide beautiful wedding photographs for you to treasure forever.
The Barn is fully licensed for civil ceremonies and it offers the perfect, country setting for making your vows followed by your wedding breakfast and evening celebrations. We offer either a package at amazing prices or, if you would like a little more flexibility with your menu, you may choose the ‘venue-only’ hire. You can then choose one caterer from our list of six.
We are also very happy for you to provide your own alcohol and soft drinks for the day. The caterers will serve these for you and there is NO corkage charge, allowing you total freedom to choose your favourite tipples without the worry of extra costs!
The Barn, for a Saturday wedding, is available to you from 9am on the Friday until midday on the Sunday.
The Barn has a large dancefloor with the bar close by!
Smeetham Hall Barn is a wonderful wedding venue for all seasons (the Barn and the marquee are heated to an ambient temperature) and can accommodate small, intimate weddings or more extravagant celebrations of up to 150 guests for the wedding breakfast.
While the venue boasts a truly stunning countryside location, there are excellent transport links making it easy to travel to and from London, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Kent.
We understand how important your wedding day is and we are committed to doing everything we can to give you the day of your dreams.
Reviews for Smeetham Hall Barn
Recommended by 100% of couples
Lucy & Dean · Married on 16/05/2020
My experience with this venue has been so positive, even though as a result of the current COVID crisis, we’ve had to postpone our wedding twice. (May 2020 > August 2020 > to February 2021) ??COVID has totally stuffed up our day, but from day one right through to now, Bridget and the team have been BLINDING.Sent on 10/06/2020
From day one of this whole fiasco - Bridget has been right there, remaining in contact, providing support, offering the best alternative, being empathetic and being very passionate about giving us the day we deserve.
We booked a package with Smeetham Hall, which is also another reason to go with this venue as Splinters (the in house type catering company) create such delicious meals and Cyla helps you with any question you may have.The package is great because in circumstances such as this a lot of the admin work is done by Bridget who will email all the suppliers (DJ, videographer) so you don’t have to do the leg work. ALSO THE VENUE HAS NO CORKAGE FEE??????????.
I am looking forward to our day in February 2021. Here’s to February and to the best day ever! Cheers! Lucy and Dean xxxxxxx
Mr & Mrs Thomas · Married on 15/02/2020
Thank you for all you did
Hello all at Smeetham,Sent on 18/02/2020
Damien and I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the most amazing day yesterday. It was everything we dreamed of and we are over the moon with how it all went - largely due to all your help! So many people commented on how beautiful the place was, how helpful and gracious the staff were, and you did everything possible to make our day so amazing. THANK YOU! We will send you some snaps soon!
Catherine and Damien Thomas
Mr & Mrs Mepham · Married on 11/01/2020
Best day of my life
An amazing venue, an incredibly supportive team and honest to god the best day of my life. If you are looking for a beautiful, versatile space to celebrate your wedding day then look no further. I love looking at all the couples styling choices that have got married here as it really can look so different and personal and that’s why I fell in love with it so much. Thank you so, so much for everything. Truly was the perfect day.Sent on 13/01/2020