The Barn

(160 reviews) 160 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.

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. The marquee is a fantastic celebration space with a private entrance and a more intimate area for relaxing and socialising.

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 250 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
160 5

The Barn Reviews (160)

Finishing Touches To A Perfect Day!
Venue Service

By Mr Gallagher, on 10 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Dec 2017

Great venue great service fantastic staff food amazing especially my dairy free food would recommend to anyone everything about it First class Ashley and Lewis wedding the barn just put the finishing touches to fantastic day Father of the Bride

Amazing Wedding Day!
Venue Service

By Mr Tom Easter, on 21 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Dec 2017

I cannot thank Claire & her excellent team for organising & delivering such an amazing day for us. I’d like to thank Claire for all of her work leading up to the wedding, helping me set up the tables on the morning & treating us like royalty throughout the whole process. I’d also like to thank both Glenn & Mo for their hard work on the day too. The Barn were so accommodating to all of our requests & we did not have to compromise at all.

Highly Recommend The Barn!!!
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Easter, on 18 Jan 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Dec 2017

I would like to say a huge thank you to Claire and the amazing team at the barn. They were incredible. My husband and I got married at the end of December 2017 and the day was so perfect. We all felt so looked after, and during the wedding planning Claire couldn't have been more helpful. To us, it was completely stress free. The recommendations Claire provided were amazing, the food and drink went down a treat with all of our guests and eveyone said what an amazing time they had. The venue itself is so beautiful. It's everything we wanted for our big day! We highly recommend The Barn!! And a huge thank you to everyone again for all the hard work you put in for us...

Amazing Wedding Day!
Venue Service

By Mrs Thompson, on 12 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Nov 2017

Would like to thank Claire and all the amazing staff at The Barn for a perfect day at the wedding of my daughter Zoe to James Johnson. From start to finish they were all attentive and accommodating, polite and very helpful. The venue was perfect and looked amazing. The food was delicious and well presented, full marks to the chef and his team. I would recommend anyone who wants a perfect wedding to go and see Claire at The Barn. My daughter and her husband definitely made the right choice to have their wedding there. Again, many many thanks for making my daughters dreams come true.

Wonderful Wedding Venue!!
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs BrowningSmith, on 12 Nov 2017Date of Wedding - 29 Oct 2017

Hi Claire, Just the biggest thank you ! The wedding was wonderful! Perfect . Absolutely well planned . You and your staff are extremely wonderful! Thank You! Lisa & Chris

Best Day Of Your Lives
Venue Service

By Mrs Summers, on 13 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

"We would like to thank Claire, James and the team for helping make Becky and Bens wedding day so amazing. From the planning to the actual day nothing was too much trouble and the service was second to none. The barn itself was stunning as was the food and all our guests loved it. I would also like to thank James for keeping Becky topped up with the sparkling stuff then bringing her a coffee without being asked when she felt a little tipsy. We really can't recommend The Barn highly enough and anyone planning to celebrate their wedding there will definitely have the best day of their lives." Brides Mother - Mrs Jenny Summers

Best Wedding Venue Ever!
Venue Service

By Mr Brooker, on 13 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

**If you want the best Wedding day ever, with the best service, best venue, most amazing everything! Go and visit Claire and her team they are all amazing. Special shout out to James, you were awesome!**

Service second to none!
Venue Service

By Mrs Brooker, on 13 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 09 Sep 2017

**I had the most perfect wedding all thanks to Claire, James and the team at the Barn and cannot recommend them enough!! The service was second to none, my glass was never empty (thanks especially to James!!) and everything ran so smoothly and seamlessly, it took all the stress and worry away from the day so everyone could just relax and enjoy themselves,if you are looking for a wedding venue the Barn is the perfect place**

Amazing Wedding Day!
Venue Service

By Mrs Dawn Walker, on 08 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2017

••Hi Claire. We had an absolutely amazing time thank you so much. Everything went just as they had planned. You and your team were brilliant. Can't quite believe it is all over to be honest but they had a most memorable day. Thank you again so much. xx •• Parents of Mrs Squires

Perfect Day!
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Squires, on 08 Sep 2017Date of Wedding - 02 Sep 2017

**I wanted to write a quick thanks to the entire team for the care they put into our wedding day yesterday. Special thanks to Claire for spending the time with us and helping us put together the best day we could have imagined. Perfect day, beautiful venue and fantastic team. Thank you for everything **Mr & Mrs Squires

Everything we wished for and more!
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Harley, on 27 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 24 Aug 2017

Hi Claire, We would like to say a huge thank you to you and the team for making our special day everything we wished for and more. The venue, the food and the service was second to none. Everyone who came said how beautiful the barn looked and how delicious the meal was. You have been so helpful and so supportive, we can't thank you enough. Will send you some photos once we receive them. Kind regards, Lucy and Tom

Amazing Wedding Day!
Venue Service

By Mr & Mrs Jestico, on 20 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2017

From the moment that we walked in to first view the The Barn we felt very looked after, all of the staff especially Claire new exactly what to say and answered all of our questions. The whole planning journey was a breeze, every time that we went for a meeting we came away feeling totally relaxed , and of course everyone tells you that wedding planning is stressful however if you have the right venue and the right wedding planning it certainly doesn't need to be that way, as we soon found out! The day before the wedding we received a lovely curtesy call to make sure everything was ok and that we were looking forward to our special day. The wedding day was amazing everything went to plan, the venue the staff, the food, the alcohol everything was just perfect we truly couldn't have asked for anything better! All of our guests where blown away by the beauty of the barn. Myself and my Husband would just like to thank you Claire and your team for making our special day the most amazing experience and memories that will last forever! I would highly recommend!!! The new Mr and Mrs Jestico

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