The Barn

(206 reviews) 206 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
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 Reviews (206)

We couldnt asked for anything more
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Nundy, on 24 Aug 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Aug 2019

Hi Kirsty, Firstly can we just say a huge thank you to you, Mo and all the staff at the barn. Everything went like clock work and we couldn't asked for anything more. #TEAMBARN. We aren't getting the professional photos for about 3 weeks so I have attached a few from the night taken by our guests. I'll forward the others over when we get them. Again on behalf of myself and my Husband (still sounds strange) we thank you for everything you have done for us. Best wishes Mr & Mrs Nundy

Truly Amazing Time
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Furness, on 17 Jul 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Jul 2019

Thank you Kirsty and Wayne we had a truly amazing time and felt really special thanks to your team and the wonderful venue.

Great Venue!
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Boyd, on 26 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 22 Jun 2019

Hi Kirsty, Wayne and The Barn Team, Many thanks for running a fantastic event for me and my wife. Everybody in our party remarked what a great venue and how well it all ran. I would like to thank Wayne for keeping our party happy and under control, we would highly the recommend the Barn. Yours Sincerely Mr & Mrs Boyd

Thank you for a truly magical day.
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Ray, on 15 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 12 Jun 2019

Dear Kirsty We can’t thank you, Wayne and the team enough. We had an amazing wedding day, we didn’t even mind the rain! Our guests thought the Barn was just the perfect setting and many of them have commented on the excellent food and service. One or two of them were thinking of putting a recommendation on TripAdvisor! We certainly will. We are looking forward to receiving the photos and will send some on to you. Thank you for a truly magical day. Lots of love from Mr and Mrs Ray ??

The Barn is the Perfect Venue
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Greaves, on 19 Jun 2019Date of Wedding - 06 Jun 2019

Dear Kirsty, Wayne and all the team, This is just a little message to all of you to say a huge thank you for making our whole day incredible!!! Kirsty you have been amazing throughout, taking care of every detail and supporting us in making decisions and organising everything that we asked for. Nothing was too much trouble! The Barn is the perfect venue, it looked and felt romantic and magical on our special day. Once we receive the official photographs, we will send a selection over to you to share on your website. So many of our guests commented on what a wonderful venue it was, the attentive staff team and the outstanding quality of food produced by your chefs. Please pass on our thanks to all of those people behind the scenes, who worked so hard to make everything perfect. Wayne, you were a star and everything ran so smoothly. Our photographers said it was the most efficient wedding they had ever been to. You also took care of Leo and I throughout the day and we loved the special moment, when we had our champagne and canapés before going in to the wedding breakfast! A venue is only as good as its team and you were all the best, the waiters, waitresses and bar staff were so much fun! Words can’t describe how happy we are with every moment of our wonderful wedding at The Barn but thank you all for everything x Kind Regards Mr and Mrs Greaves

Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Lacey, on 22 May 2019Date of Wedding - 18 May 2019

To Kirsty, Wayne, Mo & the team, We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We had THE MOST MAGICAL DAY. You are all such an amazing team who went above and beyond to ensure we had the best wedding day possible. So many of our guests have complimented the staff at the venue since we got married. The venue look absolutely stunning and the day couldn’t of gone any better if we tried!! We look forward to seeing you all soon. Lots of Love Mr & Mrs Lacey Xxx

The Wedding Was Perfect!
Venue Service

By Mr Lacey, on 22 May 2019Date of Wedding - 18 May 2019

Good afternoon. As the best man for my brothers wedding I wanted send an email to express my views on the whole days event. The wedding was perfect. The venue and all the staff that worked hard to make it all happen. Wayne and Mo did a fantastic job. Wayne thank you for the kind words and everything you did for everyone there. All the best for the future. Once again a massive thank you. As a regular patron of a beautiful restaurant and also a wedding guest I couldn't be anymore pleased with the barn and brasserie. Thank you. See you all soon.

Lovely day!
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Ogden, on 19 May 2019Date of Wedding - 16 May 2019

I would like to thank the staff who made my daughters wedding day Thursday go so smoothly we had a lovely day. The grooms family had never been to a wedding, Simone and Liam are the first to become Mr and Mrs Ogden so his family were overwhelmed to start with but with the kindness of all the staff. They had a lovey time thank you.

Thank you so much for an amazing day!
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Ogden, on 17 May 2019Date of Wedding - 16 May 2019

Thank you so much for an amazing day! I have had so many of my guests compliment the venue, the food and the hospitality from all of your staff. We would like to say a special massive thank you to Wayne, he kept us up to date throughout the whole day and it could not have run smoother, nothing was too much to ask, he really did add to our day and i’ve also had a few guests comment on just how lovely he was, wedding days are normally a bit stressful however ours was very stress free and relaxing due to the support from Wayne throughout the day.

Incredible Day
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Coombs, on 16 May 2019Date of Wedding - 02 May 2019

Hello, I would just like to say a massive thank you to all at the barn brasserie!!! Every single member of staff went above and beyond for us on our special day! We had the most incredible time and all our guests have commented on how wonderful you all were and how beautiful the venue and the food was. We really can not say enough nice things on how amazing you all were both in the run up to the day and on the day itself. And we would also like to say a big thank you to Wayne who really did bend over backwards to make sure everything went perfectly.... We didn't have to worry about a thing. Thank you once again. Mr and Mrs Coombs.

Thank you for making our day exactly how we wanted
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Sedeqi, on 30 May 2019Date of Wedding - 26 Apr 2019

Dear Kirsty, Wayne and all the team. We want to say a massive thank you to you all for making our day exactly how we wanted it... relaxed and enjoyable and for guiding us through our reception with such ease and always making sure we were ok. We had a lot of comments on how well it flowed, how laid back the day felt and how helpful all the staff were. Not to mention how stunning The Barn is. We would definitely recommend The Barn to anyone who is looking for a venue. Thank you all so much again. Sadie and Elham.

The Best Day
Venue Service

By Mr and Mrs Walters, on 21 Apr 2019Date of Wedding - 18 Apr 2019

Hi Kirsty and Wayne Thank you so much. I literally had the best day. You were all so lovely and everyone else seemed to enjoy themselves! Thanks again

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