The Barn

(185 reviews) 185 5
Brook Road Great Tey Colchester Essex CO6 1JE
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About The Barn

Brook Road, Great Tey, Colchester
Essex, CO6 1JE

 The Barn is a stunning country venue boasting flawless service, delicious food and the perfect backdrops for cherished wedding photos. The romantic Essex venue has everything you could need for your dream day, tailored to you.

The venue is licensed to hold civil ceremonies, so you can hold your whole day here! The Barn can accommodate up to 130 guests for a seated meal or ceremony and up to 180 for your evening reception. Other venues apply a hire charge, however there is no additional hire charge at The Barn.

Surrounded by the gorgeous grounds and landscaped gardens, the historic barn provides you with the perfect wedding venue with a rustic feel. The grade II barn is stylishly decorated throughout three distinct rooms, and you also have the option of using the grand marquee.

Every detail of your wedding will be tailored to you; it’s the special details that make all the difference. Our friendly, dedicated staff offer a first-class service and will be on hand to ensure your day runs smoothly and from start to finish. Your very own wedding planner will help and support you throughout the planning process.

To help with your preparations, we offer all-inclusive packages and provide a list of selected wedding suppliers, which includes everything you could need from florists to photographers.

Whether you choose an intimate dining experience or an extravagant banquet, our fantastic team of chefs can create your perfect wedding breakfast. The flexible menus can be tailored to your specific requirements and personal tastes. 

• Licensed to hold civil ceremonies • NO HIRE CHARGE for the 500-year-old, grade II listed barn • Capacity for 130 seated guests and 180 for the reception • The courtyard area is perfect for drinks and canapés • Ample free parking for your guests • Flexible menus to suit your personal requirements

Facilities at The Barn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Outdoor License
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Marquee Available
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
DJ Facilities
Outdoor Fireworks Permitted
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Barn Location

The Barn, Brook Road, Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, CO6 1JE

Brook Road Great Tey Colchester Essex CO6 1JE
01206 212345
185 5

The Barn Reviews (185)

Absolutely Perfect
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Paxton, on 14 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 10 Sep 2018

Hi Kirsty, Wayne & Team! I will write a much better review for you when everything has settled but I just want to say the biggest thank you. You made our day absolutely perfect from start to finish and for that I can't thank you enough! Kirsty, Tom told me how much you helped with dressing the venue on the day and through out the whole planning process you have just surpassed all expectations! Your attention to detail is phenomenal and you are the kindest most lovely person I think I've ever met!! Wayne, you looked after us so well. You kept me calm throughout the day and Tom told me you reassured him about the speeches so thank you!! You kept everything running like clockwork and nothing was too much trouble for you. You are fantastic at what you do and you should definitely MC more often you were brilliant at it!! And finally the team :) please give the biggest thanks to all of the team that helped on the day. I can't fault a single thing. The food was out of this world tasty, everyone has told us how good it was and my dad is dying for the recipe of the chicken's sauce! Everyone that helped serve the food was incredible and did it with such class and ease! All in all we had an amazing day so a final thank you because without you all it couldn't of happened!! Thank you!!!!

Our Wedding Anniversary
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Cowlin, on 14 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 07 Sep 2018

For the attention of Claire Dear Claire ,Glee, Wayne and team at the Barn. I don’t know how to begin to tell you how much Sheila and l appreciated the kindness and efficiency you showed us on Friday September 7th, every corse of the meal was beautifully presented and dead on time, each and every guest we spoke to afterwards was full of praise for you, so l must thank you sincerely and we look forward to a time when we meet again in the future. Kindest Regards from. John and Sheila Cowlin

Really Big Thank You!
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Beckett, on 14 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Sep 2018

Hi Claire, Wayne and amazing team Just to say a really big Thankyou to you all for making our day so special on the 6 th. Thankyou Claire fir helping me through the whole process and Wayne you were fabulous. The help you provided fir my dad and even rocking the baby to sleep was not missed and mist appreciated. Thank you both of you. What can I say to the chefs? Fabulous . All our guests have commented on the high quality from the kitchen and we loved our desserts so thank you all of you for a tremendous job. The barn looked beautiful and many comments have been made. I shall defiantly be recommending the barn to others. We had a truly magical day and I wouldn’t change a thing. Will try and send some photos!! Much love Liz and Steve Beckett

Great Time and Thank you!
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Beckford, on 14 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Sep 2018

Thank you for the email. We will send a proper message of thanks later but I wanted to let you know that sarah and I and all our guests had a great time. Claire and Wayne you handled everything so well and we really appreciated having you there and all the staff were fantastic too. We will need to thank them all but we were very happy with all our suppliers as well so it was a great day all round. Thank you again. Regards, Mr & Mrs Beckford

All Our Wishes Came True!
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Peck, on 14 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Aug 2018

We recently had our wedding at the barn from the first meeting with Claire she made all our wishes come true she worked along side us all the way to make sure our day was perfect. Even on the day when it rained she was out there with a umbrella organising everyone. I have come to think of this lovley lady as a friend. Also a big Thankyou to Wayne and the team on the day that helped our wedding run smoothly. Thank you Mr and Mrs Peck

Beautiful Wedding Venue
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs OBrien, on 17 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 25 Aug 2018

Me and my husband had this beautiful venue for our wedding reception. We got married 25th August this year and it couldn’t have gone any better. It’s hard to put into words how helpful Claire and Wayne were on the day, essentially we got a wedding planner included with the venue when Claire joined. She was fantastic from the moment we made contact, most venues just grant access and monitor the service. Claire had met and spoke with each vendor prior to the day and was fully aware of their place and schedule for the day. Even to the point of telling our photographer to give us space to enjoy some moments when it all got a bit too much. Everybody has commended the food and service and say they’ll be visiting themselves. Sorry it took so long to leave a review but thank you once again Claire and your team, an absolute asset to the barn xxx Mr and Mrs O'Brien

Huge Thank you
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Staerck, on 14 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Aug 2018

HUGE thank you to all the team at The Barn for our wedding day with yourselves on 16/08/18. From start to finish it was perfect in every way. Both Claire and Wayne were sensational and could not do enough for us. The guys made us feel so at ease and that nothing was too much trouble. Our guests were all so impressed with the service, food and the barn itself. Myself, My wife Lucy, and our families cannot wait to come back and see you all very soon. All our love. Mr & Mrs Staerck. Xx

Wonderful Time On Cloud 9
Venue Service

By Mrs and Mrs Dodd, on 14 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Aug 2018

Hi Claire and the rest of the team. We have recently returned from our travels around the UK in our Campervan. We had a wonderful time and have been on cloud 9 since our amazing day with you guys. We cannot find the words to thank you enough. The day was so much more than we ever imagined! We want to write a review of our day, but just wanted to check where we should post it? Google, hitched, Instagram or other? Please let us know and we will do it straight away. Thanks again Claire. We can’t thank you guys enough. Truly magical! Tara and Nay. AKA also known as Mrs & Mrs Dodd xx

Massive thank you for the most magical day
Venue Service

By Marlene and Lyndon, on 22 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 30 Jul 2018

Dearest Claire, Kirsty and Wayne, First of all so sorry for delay in contacting you…we have been on cloud nine since our special day. We want to send a MASSIVE thank you to you three and all staff on the day. We truly had the most magical day ever and for us it was like a fairytale. We would not have wished for anything was perfect! The staff, the professionalism and friendliness of everyone as well as the atmosphere, delightful food and surroundings….Everyone has commented on how fab the day was and how impressed they were by the food, staff etc. It was fantastic! Big thanks once again for the most magical day of our lives! We truly couldn’t have asked for anything more!!. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves… we did too. All our love Marlene and Lyndon xxxxxx

My Daughters Wedding
Venue Service

By Chris Allen Father of the Bride, on 16 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Jul 2018

I am writing my own personal thank you to all of your staff for the work that they put in on the day of my daughter Michelle and Brad's wedding, it was very much appreciated. Please pass on my very special thanks to your team leader Kirsty who was extremely courteous, efficient and enthusiastic. She's simply a delightful young lady. No doubt she'll modestly say that it's all part of her job but from my experience I will finish by saying that someone with that sparkling personality of hers is not easy to find these days, thank you once again!

Thank you so much!
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Church, on 02 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 26 Jul 2018

Thank you so much for everything - we had an amazing day and all of the staff were wonderful!

Everyone Loved The Venue
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By Mr and Mrs Dylan, on 14 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 16 Jul 2018

Hi Claire & team, thank you so much for helping us making our special day even more special! Everyone loved the venue and the food. We couldn't have chosen a better location for our big day! Grazie grazie grazie! Elisa & Dylan

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